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When & Where
Date: 
Wed, December 12, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: 
Barrows 356: D-Lab Convening Room
Description
Type: 

Part 2: Working With Projections & Spatial Queries

In this two-hour workshop, students will build on Part 1, exploring "on-the-fly" projection transformations in QGIS and practicing spatial queries. They will practice with CRS transformations and learn about some commonly used CRSs. Students will also get familiar with some capabilities of QGIS for working with attribute tables and building queries based on attribute values and topological relationships. They will have the opportunity to practice working with attribute tables, explore topological relationships between data layers and features, and will learn to build both attribute and topological queries using QGIS tools. (prerequisite: GIS Fundamentals with QGIS: Part 1)

This workshop will cover methods for mapping tabular geospatial data. Participants will learn how to add columns (or fields) to the attribute table that describes geographic features. This allows new variables to be created, updated, mapped and analyzed. We will then explore data table joins that allow you to link the content in two tables together based on a common field. We will be using QGIS to explore these two tools. Along the way we will work through some commonly encountered problems with joins.

Technology Requirements: Bring a laptop with QGIS 2.18 installed.

Knowledge Requirements: Students should have some basic experience with QGIS and GIS, such as that provided by part 1 of this workshop series or by doing chapters 1-4 of the QGIS 2.18 Training Manual (https://docs.qgis.org/2.18/en/docs/training_manual).

 

Details
Training Host: 
D-lab Facilitator: 
Patty Frontiera
Format Detail: 
hands-on, interactive
Participant Technology Requirement: 
Laptop
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