[OSGeo Africa] Last chance to register for Gauteng QGIS and
ehrman.steven at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 06:16:16 EDT 2011
Thank you for letting me know about this course, I will be involved in a
compulsory project management module at the same time.
Please keep me posted on any other courses you have on offer.
On 2011/06/07 12:13 PM, "Gavin" <gavinjfleming at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all
> The Gauteng Quantum GIS  and PostGIS  courses in the last week of June
> 2011 will be at Wits University. Register now to secure a place!
> The courses are offered by AfriSpatial through the FOSS GIS Academy.
> Venue: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
> Quantum GIS: 27 - 29 June.
> PostGIS: 30 June - 1 July.
> To confirm your attendance please pay or provide an order before 15 June.
> (The course is now definitely on, so we moved the payment
> deadline from the 4th to the 15th)
> QGIS only: R3000
> PostGIS only: R2000
> QGIS + PostGIS: R5000
> VAT is not applicable to prices.
> Cost includes course materials, a DVD with software and data and a certificate
> of attendance.
> Cost excludes catering and computers.
> NB: Bring your own laptop, you'll do the course on your own computer. You'll
> leave with QGIS and other FOSS GIS software set up and working on your
> Register here <http://www.fossgisacademy.com/tests> and we will send you a
> (pro-forma) invoice/quote.
> Course overview
> This is an introductory-level course. So if you are new to GIS, new to FOSS
> GIS or are experienced in other GIS software and want to find out how to do
> your work in Quantum GIS, this course is for you.
> Quantum GIS (QGIS) is the ideal professional desktop GIS for any application.
> Our aim is to make you comfortable with FOSS GIS tools for your day to day GIS
> work. Quantum GIS provides a compelling alternative to proprietary GIS in many
> situations. We will start by installing QGIS, then take you through the
> workflow of loading data from disparate sources, creating data from scratch,
> data analysis and producing a professional map suitable for delivery to a
> decision maker. We will also take a look at some of the many plugins available
> for QGIS and touch on the use of GRASS within QGIS. Lastly we will look at how
> QGIS can be integrated into a multi-user enterprise environment by using it as
> a web services and geospatial database client.
> PostGIS is a spatial database that is more than just a spatial data store.
> Users, web map servers and other applications can all run off the same
> database. And beware! Doing spatial analysis in PostGIS can become addictive.
> The PostGIS 'extra' is a little more advanced than QGIS but is beginner to
> intermediate as far as PostGIS goes. We will cover installing PostgreSQL and
> PostGIS, loading data, performing spatial queries, doing spatial analysis with
> SQL and using PostGIS with QGIS.
>  http://qgis.org
>  http://postgis.refractions.net
> PS: Geography Teacher Special
> There will be a 1-day QGIS course on 4 July at Beaulieu College.
> "Introduction to Quantum GIS for Geography Teachers"
> R380 for the day + optional R490 DVD customised for your school.
> Geography teachers only, contact Bobby Warriner
> <warrinerr at beaulieucollege.co.za>
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