Introduction to QGIS

Estimated cost: R5001 – R10 000
Field Of Study: Geographic Information Science
Department Name: Military Geography


This course is aimed at students and professionals who are interested in learning the basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), specifically QGIS. The objectives of this course are to:
1) highlight the usability of a GIS to perform basic tasks in QGIS;
2) understand key GIS concepts;
3) understand the basic functionalities and concepts available in QGIS; and
4) learn key GIS tools using QGIS. Course information
This course is presented face-to-face at the Faculty of Military Science (Saldanha Campus, SU).
Transport and accommodation expenses are for the candidate's own pocket.
A light lunch will be served for the duration of the course. Course Program
This is a three-day course, to be presented as follows (note: changes to the program might occur at short notice at the discretion of the facilitators):

Day 1
Course Introduction
Basic Theoretical Overview of GIS
Overview of FOSSGIS and QGIS
Exploring the Basics

Day 2
Preparing Your Data
Working with Your Data

Day 3
Map Composition

Entry Requirement: Grade 12/Matric Certificate
Certificate Type: Attendance
Delivery Mode: Contact
Duration: 3 Days
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: I Henrico
Contact Person Email:
Contact Person Phone: (022) 7023158
Latest Year Offered: 2022