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Attention Researchers, College Students and Professionals: Do You Want to add QGIS to your Toolkit without having the Hassle of Enrolling in a College GIS Course?


Learn the First Steps That All GIS Professionals Learn When They Start Out.

Have you been trying to learn the basics of GIS without any luck?

You have looked for GIS training around the web but the information you find is incomplete, often out-of-date and narrow in its focus.

That’s understandable because the best GIS training is usually for expensive commercial GIS’s. In contrast, the lessons for the FREE, equally functional, Quantum GIS are mostly written by volunteers.

In my GIS for Beginners #1: QGIS Orientation QGIS tutorial, I teach you the beginners basics of QGIS using videos, downloadable workbook and dataset, Step-by-Step Follow-Along style.

It is as simple as watching the videos on your computer and following along with the exercises using the FREE Quantum GIS Software.

Start now and you could be working on your own GIS project this time tomorrow!

Imagine what would be like to have your own GIS maps on your own computer and under your control.

Enrol in my QGIS tutorial now and dip your toes in the water of one the most popular GISs ever - QGIS. As your instructor I will use my 20+ years of GIS consulting, research and teaching to guide you in your first QGIS steps.

Let me remove the pain of stumbling and fumbling as you muddle through your daily GIS mapping tasks. Using videos, and downloadable 63 Page eBook and datasets, I start you off with the basics of QGIS, Step-by-Step Follow-Along style, and build on them so you can create your first Thematic (shaded) Map.

At completion of this QGIS tutorial you will have mastered the most-used QGIS tools. You will emerge with the confidence to complete basic Geospatial tasks in QGIS and the skills to quickly advance to intermediate level Geospatial projects.

GIS for Beginners #1: QGIS Orientation will teach you…

  • Generic GIS mapping functionality: How to open, navigate and interpret GIS maps and air photos, and change how they look on screen.
  • The basics of GeoSpatial analysis.
  • How to create a Thematic (shaded) Map: Understand the need to generalize Geospatial data for some audiences, how to find a color scheme for your Thematic Map.
  • How to create a QGIS time-series Thematic Map.
  • How to use shapes and colours in GIS maps and GIS air photos as surrogates for both socio-economic and environmental information: Why visual clues such as block size, watercourse shape and even vegetation condition reveals all sorts of valuable information.
  • How to validate Geospatial data.
  • To understand GIS conceptually: Why maps have limitations. Why GIS maps are also rich databases. What is map overlay and what are the four GIS map objects.
  • The relationship between GIS maps and the tables that lies behind them.
  • How to use Project Files to recreate screen environments from days, months and even years ago

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Whats included...

  • FREE eBook: 63 pages of screen captures and explanatory text to compliment the videos
  • Captions created from lesson transcripts.
  • 3+ hours of step-by-step follow-along QGIS tutorial videos of me showing you each step on-screen: In the videos I show you how to navigate Quantum GIS, create a shaded Thematic Map, create time-series Thematic Maps, and how to think like a Geospatial analyst.
  • A zip file of the QGIS datasets I use in the videos: Extract these and follow-along with me in the videos.
  • You get to eavesdrop as I work: And gain insight into Thematic Mapping in QGIS. These are insights that only experienced Geospatial analysts have. Insights you would otherwise likely overlook or possibly never grasp.

My name is Ian Allan. While doing my post-graduate research, I co-authored (world top 100) Monash University’s first two GIS courses. In those courses I taught Grid Cell GIS and Vector GIS to both Undergraduate and Graduate students.

I have authored and co-authored fifteen peer reviewed publications. I have worked professionally as a GIS researcher, taught GIS to thousands of students, and worked as a GIS consultant on projects as diverse as the following…

  • United Nations: Post tsunami strategic planning in Banda Ache.
  • Australian Federal Government: National Broadband strategic assessment.
  • Victoria Australia’s Department of Premier and Cabinet: Housing affordability modelling.
  • Local Government: Environmental sustainability modelling for planners.
  • Water industry: Buried water pipe condition modelling and ease-of-digging modelling

For the past 24 years I’ve been a GIS researcher teacher and consultant. Over 5000 students have enrolled in my Udemy GIS courses alone. Here’s what some of my students say about my teaching style…

Caesar says: It was a very good class, just what I needed to get familiar with QGIS.

Carina says: “Perfect course to whom have never used…QGIS! Very detailed on the explanations and really generous additional materials to study.”

Brian says: "It was very thorough and comprehensive… Ian also covered aspects of GIS Analysis - which increases your learning and appreciation of the capabilities of how powerful the GIS tool can be"

Umar says: "Ian is vast and knowledgeable in what he teaches. I would do another course by Ian if he offered it"

Nathan says: "Really great introductory-level course! The examples were simple to follow, but also very useful. All the work can be finished while watching the videos, there was no extra work to be done without guidance. I really look forward to the next course by this instructor. - Cheers and well done!"

Boojhawon says: "Simple and very clear lectures with the minimum basics/backgrounds to get a taste of what awaits us further and also making us think of what we can do more."

Srijon says: “I have experience in using ArcGIS. I needed the QGIS taste for which I took this. If anybody who has little experience in GIS will love the 'Techniques and Tips' parts, which are very clearly and elaborately described, which will greatly help to be a GIS interpreter. And I love the line "Don't just be a tourist." It should be the tricky line between a GIS analyst and a technician. The course will help me in my future works.”

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    • q-iconEnglish is not my native language. Does this QGIS tutorial have captions?

      Yes. High quality ones too. Almost all the videos have captions that are generated from transcriptions (unlike other Udemy captions that are auto-generated).

    • q-iconYour QGIS tutorial does not use ARC. Does this matter?

      No, it doesn’t matter. I teach you the basics of GIS mapping in a way that’s applicable to ALL GISs, even Arc.

    • q-iconI have no experience with QGIS. Does that matter?

      No previous Geographical Information Systems knowledge needed

    • q-iconWhat Work Materials are there to support the QGIS tutorial?

      A 63 page Text with screen captures and explanations to compliment the videos, and a zip file containing the same datasets I use in the videos.

    • q-iconDo I need to purchase software to do this QGIS tutorial?

      No, there is no need to purchase software. We’ll use the FREE Quantum GIS. I show you how to download and install this

    • q-iconI want to buy this QGIS tutorial today, but I don’t have time to do the course right now. How long do I have access to the course for?

      You have Unlimited Lifetime Access to the course (including future upgrades)

    • q-iconWhat if I decide this QGIS tutorial is not for me.

      I offer an unconditional, no-questions-asked full 30-day money-back guarantee!

    • q-iconIf I have a problem, can I ask questions?

      Yes. I welcome questions. I enjoy helping my students. Questions also help me improve the QGIS tutorial. Its best to use the Q&A area for this.

    • q-iconI am worried that this QGIS tutorial will be like many other technical courses - abstract and hard to follow.

      All exercises are deliberately based on the type of practical every-day GIS problems that I encounter day-to-day in my GIS consultancy. All my GIS for Beginners QGIS tutorials use datasets covering the same area – Yarmouth in Massachusetts. That means that from QGIS tutorial to QGIS tutorial you get to understand that the value and usefulness of maps over an area increases as more maps are added. Download the dataset and follow-along with the videos.

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