In this advanced course we will take you on a tour through some popular parts of the FOSS GIS toolset, focussing on desktop GIS. Our aim is to make you comfortable with FOSS GIS tools for doing spatial analysis and running production workflows. Tools we will use include QGIS, PostGIS, GRASS, Python, GDAL/OGR, various QGIS plugins and more.
Assuming you know the basics of QGIS, or at least are an experienced GIS user, we will explore more advanced functionality. QGIS tools:
The Processing Panel QGIS Processing GRASS SAGA OTB GeoServer Python console / command line Intro to Python plugin development
image processing advanced editing advanced spatial analysis production workflows and more – we will try to adapt to your requirements!
PostGIS is the spatial database you need to know about. We will do a brief overview, assuming a working knowledge of SQL and spatial database concepts. The focus will be on using PostGIS for:
advanced spatial analysis advanced data management performance tuning and configuration for production
Command Line Power
Power GIS users come down to the CLI to do the cool stuff… Whether you need to do a single task, set up a batch process or write a more complex script, the CLI is your friend, where you can get more done faster, without laboriously clicking buttons.
bash SQL Python QGIS Python API GDAL/OGR and utilities
The use of personal devices are required for this course.
One or more of the following:
potentially 2 points (category 1b)
This price includes VAT, meals and venue (you’ll bring your own device) as well as software, course material and data and a certificate of attendance.