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QGIS for GIS
The time is now
Mapping Your Data
January 12, 2016
Jim O’Leary
Outline
• What is QGIS?
• Why is QGIS Important?
• QGIS Demos
• How Can I Learn QGIS?
What is QGIS
• Open Source GIS software
– Aka Free
• High quality
• Many developers
– 4 month release cycle
• I own it
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/
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
• 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?
• Study by NRCan, 2013
– 2,500 firms
– $2.3 billion to economy
Why is QGIS Important?
• Charities
Why is QGIS Important?
Who is using GIS?
• Marketing
Why is QGIS Important?
Who is using GIS?
• Visual Analytics
Why is QGIS Important?
Who is using GIS?
• Politics
• Journalism
Why is QGIS Important?
Who is using GIS?
• Community centre patrons
– Custom icon
– Size by number of patrons
QGIS Demos
Theme by Attribute
• Start with drinking fountains
QGIS Demos
Distance Analysis
• Turn them into raster
QGIS Demos
Distance Analysis
• Theme the raster
QGIS Demos
Distance Analysis
• 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
• Exclude fire hall 17
• Yellow patch in East Van
divides green
QGIS Demos
Firehall Response Times
• Exclude fire hall 22
• Yellow patch in Marpole
QGIS Demos
Firehall Response Times
• Heatmap shows concentration
of girls’ addresses
• Focus on areas where there
are no addresses
QGIS Demos
Girls’ Softball League
• US Dept. Labor
• 2,000 GIS professionals
• Geospatial Technology
Competency Model
• 5 courses
How Can I Learn QGIS?
• 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?
??Questions??

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Qgis demo for NetSquared Vancouver

  • 1. QGIS for GIS The time is now Mapping Your Data January 12, 2016 Jim O’Leary
  • 2. Outline • What is QGIS? • Why is QGIS Important? • QGIS Demos • How Can I Learn QGIS?
  • 3. What is QGIS • Open Source GIS software – Aka Free • High quality • Many developers – 4 month release cycle • I own it
  • 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. 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. • 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. • Study by NRCan, 2013 – 2,500 firms – $2.3 billion to economy Why is QGIS Important?
  • 8. • Charities Why is QGIS Important? Who is using GIS?
  • 9. • Marketing Why is QGIS Important? Who is using GIS?
  • 10. • Visual Analytics Why is QGIS Important? Who is using GIS?
  • 11. • Politics • Journalism Why is QGIS Important? Who is using GIS?
  • 12. • Community centre patrons – Custom icon – Size by number of patrons QGIS Demos Theme by Attribute
  • 13. • Start with drinking fountains QGIS Demos Distance Analysis
  • 14. • Turn them into raster QGIS Demos Distance Analysis
  • 15. • Theme the raster QGIS Demos Distance Analysis
  • 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. • Exclude fire hall 17 • Yellow patch in East Van divides green QGIS Demos Firehall Response Times
  • 18. • Exclude fire hall 22 • Yellow patch in Marpole QGIS Demos Firehall Response Times
  • 19. • Heatmap shows concentration of girls’ addresses • Focus on areas where there are no addresses QGIS Demos Girls’ Softball League
  • 20. • US Dept. Labor • 2,000 GIS professionals • Geospatial Technology Competency Model • 5 courses How Can I Learn QGIS?
  • 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?

Editor's Notes

  1. Note – Story about running faster. Clearly change in performance is required but neither me nor the coach knoew how to bring it about.
  2. Note – Story about running faster. Clearly change in performance is required but neither me nor the coach knoew how to bring it about.
  3. Note – Story about running faster. Clearly change in performance is required but neither me nor the coach knoew how to bring it about.
  4. Note – Story about running faster. Clearly change in performance is required but neither me nor the coach knoew how to bring it about.
  5. Note – Story about running faster. Clearly change in performance is required but neither me nor the coach knoew how to bring it about.
  6. Note – Story about running faster. Clearly change in performance is required but neither me nor the coach knoew how to bring it about.
  7. Note – Story about running faster. Clearly change in performance is required but neither me nor the coach knoew how to bring it about.
  8. Note – Story about running faster. Clearly change in performance is required but neither me nor the coach knoew how to bring it about.
  9. Note – Story about running faster. Clearly change in performance is required but neither me nor the coach knoew how to bring it about.
  10. Note – Story about running faster. Clearly change in performance is required but neither me nor the coach knoew how to bring it about.
  11. Note – Story about running faster. Clearly change in performance is required but neither me nor the coach knoew how to bring it about.
  12. Note – Story about running faster. Clearly change in performance is required but neither me nor the coach knoew how to bring it about.
  13. Note – Story about running faster. Clearly change in performance is required but neither me nor the coach knoew how to bring it about.
  14. Note – Story about running faster. Clearly change in performance is required but neither me nor the coach knoew how to bring it about.
  15. Note – Story about running faster. Clearly change in performance is required but neither me nor the coach knoew how to bring it about.
  16. Note – Story about running faster. Clearly change in performance is required but neither me nor the coach knoew how to bring it about.
  17. Note – Story about running faster. Clearly change in performance is required but neither me nor the coach knoew how to bring it about.