Introduction to mapping and visualisation in QGIS

These tutorials are designed as an introductory course to help users be familiar with QGIS basic mapping and geoprocessing capabilities. The course aims to provide users practical guidance for the mapping of spatially referenced indicators – with a particular focus on data related to crime, socioeconomic deprivation and urban poverty in lower income or resource settings in Africa. The techniques in this course will range from simple to complex geoprocessing, and spatial analysis of aggregated and interpolated data. The tutorials and associated data are open source, and therefore, free to use. You can download the manuals and data by clicking on the buttons below.

If you have any questions, or feedback – please send an email to Anwar Musah on: a.musah@ucl.ac.uk

Preparation: installing and setting up of QGIS

Lesson 1: Adding spatial vector data in QGIS

Lesson 2: Layer management & properties in QGIS

Lesson 3: Visualisation using Print Composer in QGIS

Lesson 4: Mapping of aggregated data in QGIS

Lesson 5: Spatial interpolation approaches in QGIS

Complete course materials