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Qgis demo for NetSquared Vancouver

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Geographers, cartographers, environmental activists, urban planners, data visualizers, health policy researchers: whether you are looking for a way to access GIS software to
map climate change or traffic patterns,
supplement expensive proprietary software or use it in the field, or
enable your constituents to test various choices from different data sets,
GIS is a great addition to your skill set.

Using open source software loaded on your own laptop, you will build knowledge, skills and a portfolio of mapping projects to enhance your career, advance your cause or communicate your research.

In demand in a world increasingly focussed on visual representation of data to explain, persuade and project, a foundation in GIS principles and hands-on, practical experience with open source freely available software gives you a technological advantage with employers. And a powerful tool for making effective use of Open Data.

For course details, go to www.langara.ca/geographic-iinformation-systems
To Register, call 604.323.522 today.

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Qgis demo for NetSquared Vancouver

  1. 1. QGIS for GIS The time is now Mapping Your Data January 12, 2016 Jim O’Leary
  2. 2. Outline • What is QGIS? • Why is QGIS Important? • QGIS Demos • How Can I Learn QGIS?
  3. 3. What is QGIS • Open Source GIS software – Aka Free • High quality • Many developers – 4 month release cycle • I own it
  4. 4. What is QGIS? Made quantum leap in Sept 2013 – Version 2.0 • New vector API • New symbology • New labeling Image source: Kurt A. Menke https://www.flickr.com/groups/qgis/pool/
  5. 5. What is QGIS? • Interest growing rapidly – Google Trends indicators Date QGIS ArcGIS Percentage Sep-13 22 93 24 Sep-14 28 91 31 Sep-15 33 82 40
  6. 6. • You’ve heard of the printing press? – Revolutionized information sharing – Only the rich could print • You’ve heard of the Xerox? – Everyone can print Why is QGIS Important?
  7. 7. • Study by NRCan, 2013 – 2,500 firms – $2.3 billion to economy Why is QGIS Important?
  8. 8. • Charities Why is QGIS Important? Who is using GIS?
  9. 9. • Marketing Why is QGIS Important? Who is using GIS?
  10. 10. • Visual Analytics Why is QGIS Important? Who is using GIS?
  11. 11. • Politics • Journalism Why is QGIS Important? Who is using GIS?
  12. 12. • Community centre patrons – Custom icon – Size by number of patrons QGIS Demos Theme by Attribute
  13. 13. • Start with drinking fountains QGIS Demos Distance Analysis
  14. 14. • Turn them into raster QGIS Demos Distance Analysis
  15. 15. • Theme the raster QGIS Demos Distance Analysis
  16. 16. • Fire truck can get to areas in: – Green = 4 minutes – Yellow = 6 minutes – Blue = 8 minutes – Red = 10 minutes • South Vancouver well covered by five fire halls QGIS Demos Firehall Response Times
  17. 17. • Exclude fire hall 17 • Yellow patch in East Van divides green QGIS Demos Firehall Response Times
  18. 18. • Exclude fire hall 22 • Yellow patch in Marpole QGIS Demos Firehall Response Times
  19. 19. • Heatmap shows concentration of girls’ addresses • Focus on areas where there are no addresses QGIS Demos Girls’ Softball League
  20. 20. • US Dept. Labor • 2,000 GIS professionals • Geospatial Technology Competency Model • 5 courses How Can I Learn QGIS?
  21. 21. • Geographic Information Systems program – Open Source software – First of its kind in Western Canada – Localized to Vancouver and BC – Starts January 19, 2016 • That is next Tuesday! How Can I Learn QGIS?
  22. 22. ??Questions??

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