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QGIS Processing and Editing Skills



This 1 day course will extend your skills and develop your techniques for editing data in QGIS.

Taught by means of tutor-led teaching and hands-on exercises, we’ll show you how to innovate your working practices for digitising, editing, and exploring your data.  The course will also help you extend your skills in geo-processing, databases and understanding the issues surrounding data quality.

Attending this course entitles delegates to receive 4 CPD points towards their continual Professional Development under the Association for Geographic Information (AGI) Chartered Geographer scheme. 

This course is most suitable for:

Those with QGIS experience with a responsibility for processing, creating and editing geo-spatial data.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introducing the QGIS Toolbox

Get to know the advantages of using the processing Toolbox, how to access it, and the tools that are available

  • Toolbox Functionality – under the bonnet
  • Workflows / complex multi-stage analysis
  • Creation of intermediate datasets
  • Processing / batch processing

Module 2: QGIS Toolbox for Editing and Geo-processing

How to process and edit data using the QGIS Toolbox.

  • Worked example – editing and geo-processing using the QGIS toolbox

Module 3: Editing Techniques and Considerations

Understand the principles and considerations of data editing within QGIS.

  • Discussion around digitising and the tools used for specific scenarios
  • Investigating geometry data errors and how to resolve them
  • Legal considerations

Module 4: Advanced Digitising

Learn how to use advanced digitising techniques to create complex polygons, lines and points to complex specifications.

  • Digitising techniques and plugins for data capture

Module 5: Derived Vectors

Understand why and how to derive data from other data.

  • Creating vector data from raster data
  • Deriving vector data from other vector data

Module 6: Advanced Edit Widgets

Understanding the QGIS Edit Widgets

  • Exploring Edit Widgets
  • Using the Edit Widget layout screen

Module 7: Introduction to Spatialite Databases

Learn how to set up, load, edit data and run simple queries in the (Open Standard) Spatialite Database.

  • Introduction to Spatialite Databases
  • Setting up a Spatialite database
  • Loading, editing and running data queries

Module 8: Spatialite for Editing & Geo-processing

Learn how to use SQL commands for geo-processing on the fly

  • Worked example using Spatialite database for editing and geo-processing

Module 9: Automating functions using QGIS Actions

Understand the concept of automation of QGIS and how you can use QGIS Actions to undertake a range of functions to run processes and integrate with other application.

  • Introduction to QGIS Actions
  • Creating simple Actions using QGIS code

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Cost: £250 (exc VAT)

Duration: 1 day

Course Dates Stirling: 

  • 6th April 2018
  • 27th June 2018
  • 12th September 2018

Course Dates Manchester:  

  • 21st June

CPD Points: 4

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