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Making maps with QGIS

Intro/refresher course basic GIS skills

Duration: 4 hours

This is an internal UG workshop.

Course fee


UG students: free
UG staff: free
PhD students: free

Course dates and enrollment

Contact: Geodienst (050 - 36 39211)

For groups of 6 or more people it is also possible to arrange a course on a date of your choosing at your faculty/department. For more information please contact us at

Course fee includes course documentation.

Course contents

Have you always wanted to create your own maps to help illustrate your research? Or perhaps you already have some background in GIS, and would like to learn how to use QGIS? This course will provide a basic overview of tools for data visualisation in QGIS, covering the following basic skills:

  • data import and exploration
  • creating maps and graphs and
  • exporting them in different formats

The focus of this course will be on the visualisation and mapping of data and using geographical location and thematic attributes.

About QGIS

QGIS is a free and open source Geographic Information Systems software package that allows you to create beautiful maps. This application supports the exploration, visualisation and analysis of data with a geospatial component. This workshop will be the first step towards mastering your own spatial data.


No prior knowledge required.

Last modified:13 January 2020 11.39 a.m.