ANFEP QGIS Workshop

ANFEP Schedule

June 13-15, 2019
Muhlenberg College
Instructor: Dr. Benjamin Carter

Learning Outcomes:

  • Attendees will understand the nature and purpose of free(libre) open source software.
  • Attendees will understand the nature and purpose of Geographic Information Systems software.
  • Attendees will be able to create thematic maps comprised of points, lines, and polygons.
  • Attendees will be able to create thematic maps comprised of multiple thematic layers, either self-generated or imported from other publishers of geospatial data.
  • Attendees will be able to publish thematic maps as graphics suitable for inclusion in journal articles or reports.
  • Attendees will be able to publish thematic maps as physical maps or posters.
  • Attendees will be able to share and collaborate with others.
  • Attendees will be introduced to more advanced features of QGIS and will obtain an understanding of the difference between thematic mapping and the use of GIS for various kinds of scientific and statistical analysis and modeling.
  • Attendees will be provided resources for further exploration and learning.

Presentation: Link to Google Slides Presentation

From SHA GIS Morning 1 (http://benjaminpcarter.com/workshops/sha-gis-morning-1/)

Video: A Quick Tour of QGIS [ANFEP #1]

Video: Installing QuickMapServices [ANFEP #2]

Activity: Add QuickMapServices Plugin, explore streaming background maps.

Video: Adding Raster Layers to QGIS [ANFEP #3]

Activity: Add Raster Layers (Allentown 1876 Davis atlas ne.tif and Allentown 1876 Davis atlas se.tif) to your canvas.

Video: Adding Vector Data to QGIS; comma separated values. [ANFEP #4]

Activity: Add Vector layer (Allentown_1880_NAPP.csv) to your canvas

From SHA GIS Morning 2 (http://benjaminpcarter.com/workshops/sha-gis-morning-2/)

Video: Styling Raster Data [ANFEP #5]

Activity: Adjust the transparency of your Raster layers so that both modern and historic landscapes can be seen.

Video: Simple to Complex styling of points in QGIS [ANFEP #6]

Activity: Change style of points. Start with a simple symbology and try something more complex.

Video: Styling points with categorical symbology [ANFEP #7]

Activity: Choose a field and style your data according to that field.

Video: Adding Labels to Vector Data [ANFEP #8]

Activity: Experiment with labeling vector data.

From SHA GIS Afternoon 2 (http://benjaminpcarter.com/workshops/sha-gis-afternoon-2/ note skip Morning 2).

Video: Editing points in QGIS [ANFEP #9]

Activity: Find some problematic points and move them to a more appropriate location.

Video: Adding vectors (in this case points) in QGIS [ANFEP #10]

Activity: Add some points to your data, fill in some (imaginary) data and save.

Video: Creating a new vector layer. [ANFEP #11]

Activity: Create a new layer. Try both a line and a polygon layer.

From SHA GIS Afternoon 1 (http://benjaminpcarter.com/workshops/sha-gis-afternoon-1/)

Video: Inserting a map into the print layout [ANFEP #12]

Activity: Insert and style a map into your canvas. Be sure to include a labeled grid.

Video: Adding a Legend to the print layout [ANFEP #13]

Activity: Add and style a Legend to the print layout

Video: Adding a scale to the print layout in QGIS [ANFEP #14]

Activity: Add and style a scale to your print layout.

Video: Adding a north arrow (or compass rose) to your print layout. [ANFEP #15]

Activity: Add a north arrow/ compass rose to your print layout.

Videos not included in this workshop, but that may be useful.

SHA GIS Morning 1 (http://benjaminpcarter.com/workshops/sha-gis-morning-1/)

Video: Adding Web Mapping Services to QGIS

Video: Adding shapefiles to QGIS

Video: Converting to GeoJSON

Video: Changing layer names

Video: Changing CRS for a layer in QGIS

SHA GIS Morning 2 (http://benjaminpcarter.com/workshops/sha-gis-morning-2/)

Video: Styling points with point cluster and point displacement.

SHA GIS Afternoon 1 (http://benjaminpcarter.com/workshops/sha-gis-afternoon-1/)

Video: Editing Layout and Page properties in print layout in QGIS

Workshop Follow-up (http://benjaminpcarter.com/workshops/workshop-follow-up/)

Video: Georeferencing Historic Maps in QGIS