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Featured: QGIS North America 2020 Conference
Big news from last month was the QGIS North America 2020 Conference that happened on 17, 24 & 31 July. The conference was online and completely free. All talks were livestreamed and there was a lot of interesting content. I gave 2 talks and hosted a discussion session. Check out my talks as well as favorite picks from the conference!
Pacific Community (SPC) published a free QGIS for Census and Survey Mapping manual along with training data. It is a comprehensive beginners guide with sections on digitizing, symbology, analysis and data management.
Christoph Rieke has compiled a huge collection of open satellite imagery datasets with labelled data. Most of them are from various contests and challenges, but quite useful if you are looking to do some machine learning on imagery.
I am really excited to launch a new course GIS Applications in Urban and Regional Planning along with my colleague Aurobindo Ogra. This is a month-long course offered online via University of Johannesburg, South Africa with 24 hours of live interactive lectures and a full spectrum of practical hands-on exercises using QGIS. (Check out the Sample Lab on the website).
Course is now open for registration for the November 2020 session. Being online, it is open to participants from across the globe. Learn more and register!
Lastly, I am growing the Spatial Thoughts team and hiring for a remote full-time Training Associate. If you know someone who is passionate about open-source and teaching, do let them know of this opportunity.