Food Security and Agriculture

Training Course on Introduction to Mapping using QGIS

Course Overview

The Introduction to Mapping using QGIS course offers a brief yet comprehensive exploration of the fundamental principles and practical skills required for creating maps and conducting spatial analysis using the QGIS software. The participants will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to effectively visualize and analyze geospatial data, empowering them to make informed decisions and solve spatial problems.

Through hands-on exercises, real-world examples, and step-by-step guidance, participants will gain a solid understanding of the QGIS interface, basic mapping concepts, and key geospatial techniques. Participants will learn how to import, manage, and manipulate geographic data, create compelling maps, and perform basic spatial analysis tasks.

Course Duration

Online Training: 6 days

Classroom Training: 5 days

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to GIS and QGIS

  • Understanding the basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Introduction to QGIS software and its capabilities
  • Navigating the QGIS interface and tools
  • Importing and managing geospatial data in QGIS

Module 2: Data Visualization and Styling

  • Creating compelling maps with QGIS
  • Applying symbology and styling techniques
  • Working with different types of spatial data (points, lines, polygons)
  • Labeling and annotation for map readability

Module 3: Spatial Analysis Techniques

  • Performing basic spatial analysis operations in QGIS
  • Conducting spatial queries and selections
  • Buffering and overlay analysis
  • Calculating distance, area, and other geometric properties

Module 4: Data Integration and Geoprocessing

  • Joining and relating attribute data in QGIS
  • Geoprocessing operations for data transformation and analysis
  • Spatial interpolation techniques
  • Creating derived datasets and generating new variables

Module 5: Map Layout and Printing

  • Designing and customizing map layouts in QGIS
  • Adding map elements (legends, scale bars, north arrows)
  • Exporting and printing high-quality maps
  • Georeferencing scanned maps and images

Note: This outline provides a general structure for a 5-day training program on Introduction to mapping using QGIS. The specific content, activities, and duration of each session may be adjusted based on the target audience, learning objectives, and available time.

Classroom Training Schedule

Start Date End Date Location Cost Apply
Jul 29, 2024 Aug 02, 2024 Nairobi $ 1000 Register
Sep 02, 2024 Sep 06, 2024 Nairobi $ 1000 Register
Oct 07, 2024 Oct 11, 2024 Nairobi $ 1000 Register
Nov 11, 2024 Nov 15, 2024 Nairobi $ 1000 Register
Dec 16, 2024 Dec 20, 2024 Nairobi $ 1000 Register

Virtual Training Schedule

Start Date End Date Location Cost Apply
Jul 08, 2024 Jul 13, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Aug 12, 2024 Aug 17, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Sep 16, 2024 Sep 21, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Oct 21, 2024 Oct 26, 2024 Online $ 400 Register
Nov 25, 2024 Nov 30, 2024 Online $ 400 Register

Registration Process

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Group Discounts

Boost your team's skills and maximize value with our attractive group discounts. Enroll 3 or more participants and enjoy significant discounts on any of our training programs.

Course Language

This Training course is offered in ENGLISH . Please indicate the language of choice during registration.

Training Approach

Our instructor-led trainings use well guided presentations, practical exercises, and group acivities. Participants are encouraged to bring any data relevant to their job responsibilities. Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.


Upon completion of training, the participant will be issued with a certificate of Completion.

Post Training Support

Our commitment our clients success extends beyond the training program. We offer ongoing 3 months support through Q&A sessions, online forums, and access to our expert instructors.

Tailor-Made Course

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