Workshop on advanced spatial analysis with open source tools

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Pour l’atelier en français offert à l’UQAR en février 2017, cliquez ici. 

Last offered: April 20, 2017. 9:30AM-4:30PM

Where: McGill University, room TBD

Workshop content

This workshop will demonstrate the possibilities for the integration of different open source platforms for spatial analysis. A basic introduction to PostGIS will be provided, as well as the Processing platform in QGIS. Then, different possibilities for interactions between the various platforms will be discussed and shown.

  • Basics and advantages of PostGIS
  • Using PostGIS in QGIS
  • Using PostGIS, QGIS, GDAL and GRASS within QGIS
  • Processing toolbox in QGIS. How to use R, GRASS and SAGA within QGIS
  • Graphical modeling in QGIS


Participation in the workshops on Introduction to GIS with open source tools and Introduction to database management and form creation is recommended, but not mandatory, prior to attending this workshop. The workshop is FREE for QCBS members. Non-members will be required to pay a registration fee (50$ for students and NGOs, 100$ for others) prior to attending the workshop. 


Note that users will need their own laptops for this workshop.