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Pre-burn Fire Management with QGIS

This course builds upon the knowledge gained in the Introduction to QGIS course. Pre-burn Fire Management with QGIS is part of a short series of courses based on an Indigenous Fire Management project in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

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  • Self-Paced

About QGIS

QGIS is a free and open-source cross-platform desktop geographic information system (GIS) application that supports viewing, editing, printing, and analysis of geospatial data.

About This Course

In this course, we'll use QGIS to look at a few sources of open data, bringing them in individually and exploring a few intermediate QGIS topics. We'll have a discussion and exercises about open data, how to manage your data in QGIS, different data formats, QGIS plugins, and OpenStreetMap. We'll learn about some of the different sources of data that are available, including fire-specific data, and how we can use them to support the planning of a fire management project.

Thank you to the Kimberley Land Council and NAFI for providing input and advice on this course material.

Approximate time needed to complete this course: 8 hours

What You Will Learn

  • QGIS projects
  • Some sources of open data
  • Data licenses
  • Dataset manipulation
  • Basic geoprocessing
  • Good data management practices
  • QGIS plugins

Course Syllabus

  • Module 1: Getting Started
  • Module 2: Working With Data
  • Module 3: Using fire data from NAFI to explore WMS and vector layers

Prerequisite Courses We Recommend

  • Introduction to QGIS