Free QGIS Courses

How do I register?

Registration for the courses is free and required in order to access the material.  Students will enroll in our hosted Canvas Learning Management System operated independently by Simply click on the links below and create yourself a free account and begin learning.  Remember, these free courses are self-taught.  There are no live instructors in these free versions.  We do offer an authenticated Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of each course for a small $50 USD assessment fee.

The Curriculum

The five courses we offer are derived from a multiple year long effort, that engaged geospatial educators from colleges and universities world-wide who reviewed and selected a subset of specific knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that meet the workplace competencies of entry-level geospatial technology workers. These courses have been sequenced into a coherent curriculum that includes these five GIS courses:

  1. GST 101 Introduction to Geospatial Technology Using QGIS
  2. GST 102 Spatial Analysis Using QGIS
  3. GST 103 Data Acquisition & Management Using QGIS
  4. GST 104 Cartography Using QGIS
  5. GST 105 Remote Sensing Using QGIS & GRASS

Open Source Curriculum

All of the curriculum is available for free to educators worldwide under the Creative Commons BY 3.0 license.  You can access the latest curriculum here.

7 thoughts on “Free QGIS Courses

  1. Pingback: FOSS4G Academy Launched | Community Health Maps

  2. Pingback: Online Geospatial Courses |

  3. Pingback: Free QGIS Courses | yizhuangfanggeospatial

  4. Pingback: QGIS, Open Source GIS & R -

  5. Pingback: Discover QGIS – A new QGIS workbook! | Community Health Maps

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s