QGIS Lab01 Fall14: Intro to QGIS

Introduction:

This is first video tutorial in urdu language for QGIS. It is introductory lecture. The purpose of this series is to get started with using QGIS. QGIS is a free software package for Geographic Information System (GIS). You can download qgis for free from qgis.org.

Summery:

  1. Adding existing vector layer
  2. Adding existing raster layer
  3. Zoom layer, working with layers, adding new layer, show hide layer, Table of content/ Manage layer pan
  4. Saving vector and raster layer
  5. Working with attribute/properties
  6. Identify feature
  7. Search/Query vector layer
  8. Working with style/color
  9. Symbols
  10. Label

Below is the full video lecture. Use full screen for clear content of video. You can watch directly on tune.pk from this link: http://tune.pk/video/4517058/lab01-intro-to-qgis


Or you can play HTML5 video below or download it which is playable in VLC player. Use full screen for clear view. The download link of below video is ogg video or mp4 video.


The example files that are used in video can be downloaded from here .

Reference:

  1. QGIS tutorials and tips
  2. Free and opensource GIS ramblings
  3. QGIS official website

Useful GIS/RS Datasources

Following are useful datasources for GIS/RS:

Datasources for Pakistan:

  1. Download Free Pakistan ArcGIS Shapefile Map Layers (Roads and Rail)
  2. Pakistan GIS: National & Provincial Boundaries of Pakistan

Datasources for Countries:

  1. Download by country | Global Administrative Areas
  2. Global Administrative Areas | Boundaries without limits
  3. China Global Investment Tracker Interactive Map

DEM Datasources:

  1. DEM Tutorial – A basic guide for using Digital Elevation Models with Terragen
  2. Data Basin | Datasets | 30 arc-second DEM of Asia
  3. ASTER GDEM
  4. LiDAR topography data from Open Topography

Landsat:

  1. Landsat dataset

Terrain Mapping Journal for the Earth and Beyond:

  1. Free Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and Free Satellite Imagery Download Links

OSGeo – Public Geospatial Data Committee:

  1. Geodata

Natural Earth:

  1. Cultural, Physical, and Raster dataset

USGS:

  1. USGS/EROS Guides/dem
  2. USGS/EROS Find Data/Products and Data Available/DEMs
  3. USGS/EROS Find Data
  4. EarthExplorer
  5. Cumulus Portal for Geospatial Data

UNEP-WCMC – UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre:

  1. Datasets, Tools & Reports

NASA:

  1. NASA astergdem tutorial
  2. NASA – NASA, Japan Release Most Complete Topographic Map of Earth

CGIAR – Consortium for Spatial Information:

  1. Soil Data
  2. World Elevation Data
  3. Climate Data

Google Earth Hacked Locations:

  1. Google Earth Hacks – Censored Locations
  2. Google Earth Hacks – World Nuclear Power Plants (updated 11.06.2006)
  3. Google Earth Hacks – World weather
  4. Google Earth Hacks – RealTime Disasters and Emergency Monitor
  5. Google Earth Hacks – Most dangerous road in the world
  6. Google Earth Hacks – CERN – with overlays

ESRI:

  1. ESRI_StreetMap_World_2D (MapServer)
  2. World_Topo_Map (MapServer)
  3. World_Terrain_Base (MapServer)
  4. Elevation/ESRI_Elevation_World (GlobeServer)
  5. Elevation/USGS_Elevation_US (GlobeServer)

Other Datasources:

  1. FreeGIS.org
  2. OpenGeoData – Home
  3. Spatial Data on the web, worldwide: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Lab at MIT
  4. GLCF: Data & Products
  5. Free GIS Datasets
  6. Birds Occurrence Map