This page serves as an introduction to the QGIS Tutorial.
With the widespread availability of satellite and aircraft remote sensing data there is need in capacity building in key technology of image processing while avoid purchasing expensive software licenses and use software that run on any standard Personal Computer.
The main objective of the course is to give a compact and practical introduction to Quantum GIS 1.7.0 for applications using remote sensing data. Coverage of theoretical background of remote sensing will be given at the beginning of every computer lab. Practical software training is given expecting students to learn problem solving in the field of image processing. We would very much appreciate if students bring along and install software on their own laptops.
As common for the structure of a wiki, this tutorial consists of various pages, which are connected to each other by a network of links.
You can use the tutorial in three possible ways:
- Search for Articles
If you need information on a special topic, just use the search function in the right corner on top of this page by typing in one or more keywords and hitting Enter .
- Work through chronologically
If you want to start from scratch and work through the articles in a chronological order, you can use the Recommended article sequence that is organized in the above tabs on every page as a guideline. Further, the link on the content tab gives you an overview of all articles in the tutorial category. You may also want to use the content tree on the right hand side to browse the sub-categories and articles in alphabetical order.
- Improve it!
We highly encourage you to improve the wiki and write and edit articles all by your self. This will keep it up to date and adapt it more and more to students needs. Don't be afraid, you really don't have to be a geek to do this!
Up to now, you need to have an account to edit articles. Just ask for invitation here if you want to give it a shot.
We will use the software Quantum GIS 1.7.0 "Wroclaw".
In the articles related to the tutorial, several conventions are used to indicate certain items and actions:
- rivers.shp - A file or directory name
- Enter - A key on the keyboard, or a button on the QGIS GUI
- Text you type - Text you type or select in a drop-down-box
- Menu --> Item - an item you find in a pull-down menu on the QGIS GUI