Beginner Video Series
In this video series, you will become familiar with QGIS, learn how to download and browse the QGreenland Core data package, and explore the basic geospatial data anlysis tools that make QGreenland a powerful tool for research, education, and local decision making. The video tutorial series contains 7 short video sessions.
Learn what data is included in the QGreenland Core Package
Analyze Greenland data using geoprocessing tools
Find analysis tools and data relevant to you or your classes
Total Time: 1 hour
In order to get the most out of this series, we recommend the following:
Install QGIS on your computer. Go to qgis.org and download the free QGIS software. QGIS version 3.16 is the oldest version supported by QGreenland
Download the QGreenland Core data package at https://qgreenland.org/download
When watching the videos, click on the settings icon to adjust the subtitles (in English or other languages) and adjust the playback speed
Take time to engage in the practice tasks and take notes
This video will introduce you to geographic information systems (GIS) and what it can be used for.
How to download QGIS and QGreenland Core package
Obtain a general understanding of what GIS and QGreenland are
Explore the QGreenland Core package folders
Access properties, attributes, and metadata of layers
Know the difference between vector and raster layers
Identify different layer types in Layers Panel
Change display or symbology of layers
Locate and open the processing toolbox
Select by attribute in a vector layer
Run basic statistics on a vector attribute field including sum, mean, and range
Calculate the surface volume area of a raster layer
The “Populated places” layer referred to in this video has been updated and moved from “Places/Community map (crowd-sourced)” to the root of the “Places/” layer group in QGreenland v3.
This updated “Populated places” layer has a “Population 2016” attribute that should be used instead of the “population” attribute indicated in the video.
Edit existing layers in the QGreenland Core Package
Create a new Vector layer
Manage layer locations and removal of layers
Export a QGreenland Map for publication