Category: classes-seminars-workshops

Practical QGIS – Live Online Class May 26 through 28th, 2020

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On May 26 through 28th Terra GIS is offering a 3 day online class on QGIS Desktop GIS ( taught live out of, Seattle, Washington). The class will focus on practical exercises in a workshop style setting. The class will enable ArcGIS users to easily transition to using QGIS and its comprehensive tool kit (or to use it in addition to their existing GIS software). Participants can choose to attend the full three days of the class or optionally attend only one or two of the days. Details about the class can to be found here.

CCRP “Open Source GIS and Tools” Workshop in Nairobi

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The latest CCRP “Open Source GIS and Tools” Workshop took place from March 20-24th at the African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD) in Juja town, about 33 km NE of Nairobi. The group of 19 participants included the Kenya GIS team, representatives of the CCRP GIS support teams from Uganda and Ethiopia, and University partners from 4 Kenyan Universities and their attached students. The CCRP GIS support team consisting of Karsten Vennemann and Matt Stevenson had prepared a week long schedule covering a variety of topics with the goal of capacity building within the East African regional GIS support teams. The workshop included lectures and hands on exercises enabling the participants to publish their own interactive web maps, covered QGIS Cartography about ‘how to make better maps’, introduced tools that enable a wealth of spatial functionality using the desktop program QGIS, and finally introduced templates for creating simple maps and graphs by using the statistical software R. One day of the workshop week was dedicated to group work on creating a guide for CCRP researchers on “how to use GIS, spatial tools and analysis” in support of their scientific work and hypothesis. The resulting guide will be refined in collaboration with the research methods team and will be shared with researchers throughout CCRP. The goal of this guide along with the increased GIS support capacity in the region is to enable CCRP researchers to include spatial knowledge and analysis in their research approaches in order to create better results efficiently.

Practical QGIS – Class in Seattle January 23rd/24th, 2017

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In June Terra GIS is offering a 2 day class on QGIS Desktop GIS at the Impact HUB, Seattle, Washington. The class will focus on practical exercises in a workshop style setting. The class will enable ArcGIS users to easily transition to using QGIS and its comprehensive tool kit (or to use it in addition to their existing GIS software). Participants can choose to attend the full two day class or optionally attend only one of the two days. Details about the class can to be found here. On Wednesday January 25rd, 2017 an additional one day advanced QGIS class will be offered (more information on the advanced class will become available in the next few weeks).

Pre-conference workshop at NWGIS 2016 Conference

Northwest GIS User Group Conference 2016Terra GIS is offering a 2 day hands-on pre-conference workshop “Interoperable Web GIS Solutions with Free & Open Source Geospatial Software” at the NWGIS 2016 Conference – Bridging the Gap. The conference this year will be held at the Salem Convention Center, Salem, Oregon. The pre-conference workshop will be held on Monday October 17th and Tuesday October 18th, 2016, the main conference program will continue until Friday of the same week. Details about the workshop are here and the official conference workshop and registration page is here.

Practical QGIS – Class in Seattle June 20th/21st, 2016

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In June Terra GIS is offering a 2 day class on QGIS Desktop GIS at the Impact HUB, Seattle, Washington. The class will focus on practical exercises in a workshop style setting. The class will enable ArcGIS users to easily transition to using QGIS and its comprehensive tool kit (or to use it in addition to their existing GIS software). Participants can choose to attend the full two day class or optionally attend only one of the two days. Details about the class can to be found here. On Wednesday June 23rd, 2016 an additional one day advanced QGIS class will be offered (more information on the advanced class will become available in the next few weeks).

Pre-conference workshop at URISA GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015 Conference

nwgisuserTerra GIS is offering a 2 day hands-on pre-conference workshop at the URISA GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015 Conference – Geography at the Nexus of Collaboration. The conference this year will be held at the Davenport Grand Hotel, 333 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, Washington. The pre-conference workshop will be held on Sunday October 18th and Monday October 19th, 2015, the main conference program will continue until Thursday of the same week. Details about the workshop are here and the official conference workshop page is here.

Practical QGIS – Class in Seattle May 28/29, 2015

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At the end of May Terra GIS is offering a 2 day class on QGIS Desktop GIS at the Impact HUB, Seattle, Washington. The class will focus on practical exercises in a workshop style setting. The class will enable ArcGIS users to easily transition to using QGIS and its comprehensive tool kit (or to use it in addition to their existing GIS software). Participants can choose to attend the full two day class or optionally attend only one of the two days. Details about the class can to be found here.

Pre-conference workshop at 2014 NWGIS Conference

nwgisuserTerra GIS is offering a 2 day hands-on pre-conference workshop at the 28th annual Northwest GIS Users Conference – WORKING ACROSS BORDERS. The conference this year will be held at the Lynnwood Convention Center, about 15 miles north of downtown Seattle, Washington.  The pre-conference workshop will be held on Monday October 13th and Tuesday October 14th, 2014, the main conference program will continue until Friday of the same week. Details about the workshop are here and the official conference workshop pages/registration are here.

Trans-SEC Web GIS workshop in Morogoro, Tanzania

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The Web GIS workshop was organized in a cooperation between Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania and the University of Hohenheim, Germany. Last week my friend and fellow Soil Scientist Dr. Ludger Herrmann and me met at SUA in Morogoro, Tanzania to jointly lead this 3 day workshop for the Trans-SEC project working on food security in eastern Africa. Ludger had been my boss during my first job from 1998-2000 at the University of Hohenheim, Department of Soil Science and Land Evaluation, but we had not worked together professionally since then. transsec
The long name of Trans-SEC is Innovating Strategies to safeguard Food Security using Technology and Knowledge Transfer. Over the next 3 years I will work together with Ludger and our partners at SUA, a team of scientists lead by professor Siza Tumbo. My role will be to teach and support the team implementing a Web GIS platform (based on Open Source GIS software) for use in the Trans-Sec project and to publish an Atlas of Food security of Tanzania.

During this first workshop participants where introduced to MapServer, OpenLayers and PostGIS and we build some first temporary web maps together on a temporary web server. On the second last day of the workshop the server that was shipped from Hohenheim arrived in Morogoro by bus and was then installed on the last day of our stay at the computing center at SUA with help from the IT department. Ludger and I will return for two more web mapping workshops over the next two years to support the project and its mapping components.



gvSIG CE and Sextante workshop at the 2012 WAURISA Conference

Introduction to gvSIG CE and geo-processing with SEXTANTE
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Terra GIS is offering a 4 hours introductory class/hands on workshop about gvSIG CE desktop GIS and Sextante at the WAURISA Conference in Tacoma on Monday May 7th, 2012, 1pm – 5pm.
gvSIG is a powerful desktop GIS system that is known for having a user-friendly interface, being able to access the most common data formats, both vector and raster ones. It features a wide range of tools for working with geographic information (query tools, layout creation, geo-processing, networks, model builder, etc.) and provides excellent cartography and spatial analysis tools, and a wide range of spatial database connectivity. gvSIG CE is the open and international version that has many extensions such Sextante (raster and vector analysis), Raster and Remote sensing, and Network analysis natively integrated.

Preparations and downloads for workshops participants:
Prior to the workshop please download and copy to your system the gvSIG CE software and the workshop data using the links below. Note that Java is needed to run gvSIG and Sextante and is included in the gvSIG CE download for Linux and Windows, but is a separate download for some Mac operating systems .

  • gvSIG CE
  • workshop data (zipped file, unzip to your hard drive)
  • Update Monday May 7th:

  • workshop slides (PDF)
  • Picture from the workshop at WAURISA:
    WAURISA 2012 - gvSIG CE workshop picture
    More information: Please contact us via email or call 206 905 1711 if you have additional questions