QGIS Processing and Editing Skills Training

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This 1 day course will teach you how to create attractive, informative maps using QGIS and 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.

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 bonnetWorkflows / complex multi-stage analysisCreation of intermediate datasetsProcessing / 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 scenariosInvestigating geometry data errors and how to resolve themLegal 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 dataDeriving vector data from other vector data.


Module 6: Advanced Edit Widgets

Understanding the QGIS Edit Widgets.

Exploring Edit WidgetsUsing 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 DatabasesSetting up a Spatialite databaseLoading, 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 ActionsCreating 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 2018

CPD Points: 4