What is QGIS?

This introductory online QGIS course will introduce GIS and how it works, as well as an introduction to QGIS as an open software option.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) underpin much of our modern life, from navigation to social media. The ability to gather, manage and analyse spatial data is an incredibly valuable skill.

During this course, there will be very little actual use of QGIS in this course, but you will learn the background knowledge to enable you to quickly get to grips with QGIS in future courses.

Level descriptors can be found on the following webpage: Framework and Course Level Descriptors

This is a 2-week online course covering 2 topics, for which you will complete a variety of self-led online study content, activities, assignments and live Zoom sessions. Time commitment is approximately 2-3 hours a week and an e-certificate is provided upon completion.

This course will cover:

    • What is QGIS?
    • Introduction to QGIS files and coordinate systems

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

    • Understand what GIS is, what QGIS does, how open software works, and how to install QGIS Identify examples of specific animals from their tracks and signs.
    • Identify the different file types used by QGIS, such as vectors and rasters, and understand different coordinate systems.
    • Share this knowledge with friends, family, and fellow volunteers.

Please refer to our website for full details and to book.

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Key Information

Start date:

14th July 2022 at 9:00am




Field Studies Council




Conservation, Countryside & Land Management, Education, Environment


Online, United Kingdom