QGIS Geospatial Fundamentals: Parts 1-2

February 22, 2023, 1:00pm to March 8, 2023, 4:00pm

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Location: Remote via Zoom. Link will be sent on the morning of the event.

Recordings: This D-Lab workshop will be recorded and made available to UC Berkeley participants for a limited time. Your registration for the event indicates your consent to having any images, comments and chat messages included as part of the video recording materials that are made available.

Date & Time: This workshop is a 2-part series running from
1pm-4pm each day:

• Part 1: Wednesday, February 22
• Part 2: Wednesday, March 8

Start Time: D-Lab workshops start 10 minutes after the scheduled start time (“Berkeley Time(link is external)”). We will admit all participants from the waiting room at that time.


This workshop will introduce methods for working with geospatial data in QGIS, a popular open-source desktop GIS program that runs on both PCs and Macs as well as linux computers. Participants will learn how to load, query and visualize point, line and polygon data. We will also introduce basic methods for processing spatial data, which are the building blocks of spatial analysis workflows. Coordinate reference systems and map projections will also be introduced.

Prerequisites: None

Workshop Materials: https://github.com/dlab-berkeley/Geospatial-Fundamentals-in-QGIS

Software Requirements: Installation Instructions for QGIS

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Questions? Email: dlab-frontdesk@berkeley.edu