Cartography with QGIS

Cartography with QGIS

To learn how to install and use QGIS, access and present the data, style the data and produce high quality layouts with high informative content.

Course outline

  • Short introduction to Free and Open Source GIS
  • Installation in different operating systems
  • The work environment
  • Work environment configuration
  • Projection management
  • Projects
  • Plugins management
  • Vector data
  • Properties, import/export, conversion between formats
    • Vector styles and labels
    • Tables of attributes and actions
    • Turn a table into a geographic layer
  • How to use GPS units in QGIS
  • Vector digitizing. CAD tools
  • The geographic databases PostGIS and Spatialite and QGIS
  • Add layers from map servers: WMS, WFS, WFS-T, CSW, WPS, OpenLayers,* Google Maps
  • Importing photos as points
  • Exporting data directly to Google Earth
  • Raster data
    • Properties and styles
    • Coordinate reference systems management and mosaics
    • Georeferencing
  • Creation of animated maps
  • 3D visualization
  • Advanced layouts/printing; serial printing (mapbooks)


Three days, full time