Open Educational Resources
This tutorial was created to accompany the GIS Practicum, a day-long workshop offered by the Newman Library at Baruch College CUNY that introduces participants to geographic information systems (GIS) using the open source software QGIS. The practicum introduces GIS as a concept for envisioning information and as a tool for conducting geographic analyses and creating maps. Participants learn how to navigate a GIS interface, how to prepare layers and conduct a basic geographic analysis, and how to create thematic maps. This tutorial was written using QGIS version 2.14 "Essen", a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) desktop GIS software package.
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.
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This 7th edition of the tutorial uses QGIS 2.14 Essen, which was released in Feb 2016 and is available for download from the QGIS webiste at http://qgis.org/en/site/. The course data is available for download at the bottom of this page.