Map Club, Session 03 — Introduction to QGIS (PLUS: Buttons!)

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By popular demand, Map Club dove into a structured exploration of QGIS this week. QGIS is a free and open source geographic information system that offers powerful tools for data editing, viewing, and analysis. In contrast to previous sessions, this session focused on a few key areas: importing and exporting different file types, re-projecting raw data, and geocoding a list of locations using the MMQGIS plugin.

Attendees worked on completing an introductory projection tutorial, as well as using MMQGIS to extrapolate lat/lon coordinates from a list of place names.

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In other exciting news: Map Club now has official swag! Swing by one of the two upcoming summer sessions to pick up your own marker, terrain, or logo button.

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Next week, we’ll explore Mapzen, an open, sustainable, and accessible mapping platform.

For this session’s resources and materials, visit the Map Club Github repository.

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