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Map-Making for Absolute Beginners using QGIS

Map-Making for Absolute Beginners using QGIS In-Person

Designed for those who are curious about making maps but haven't yet had the opportunity to learn. This workshop will provide a friendly introduction to geographic data and the mapping of this data using the geographic information system (GIS) software, QGIS. Absolutely no geography or quantitative background is necessary for an engaging experience.

Details: This in-person workshop will not be recorded. 

Preliminary Work: Please download and install QGIS version 3.28 ahead of the workshop. Participants are welcome to arrive 30 minutes before the event (i.e., 1:00 pm, ET) to get assistance with software installation and setup. 

Facilitator Bio: Saman Goudarzi is the Cartographic Resources Librarian at McMaster University Library. Her work operates at the intersection of information science and critical geography. She’s particularly interested in the ways in which community-owned and -governed infrastructure can contribute to equitable knowledge systems. Currently, Saman takes care of McMaster’s Lloyd Reeds Map Collection, ensuring community members are able to access, understand, and use the collection for teaching and research.

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship (1st Floor, Mills Library)
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The Sherman Centre and the McMaster University Library are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for its presenters and participants. As a participant in this session, you agree to support and help cultivate an experience that is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive, as well as free of harassment, discrimination, and oppression. We reserve the right to remove participants who exhibit harassing, malicious or persistently disruptive behaviour. Please refer to our code of conduct webpage for more information.

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Saman Goudarzi
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Jason Brodeur

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