16. October – 23. October 2024

Field Data Collection with QGIS and Mergin Maps

  • Time2:00 - 4:00 CET (UTC+1)
  • Duration2 sessioner (3 t)
  • Price1400 dkk - €190 excl. VAT
  • PlaceOnline
  • TeacherKurt Menke

Course content

QGIS is an open source GIS program that provides unimaginable possibilities for viewing geographic data, analyzing geographic data and compiling maps. Other courses in our catalog have focused on working with vector data. QGIS can also be used in conjunction with the Mergin Maps platform. This allows you to take your QGIS projects outside on your mobile phone to collect and edit data!

Take QGIS outside

Mergin Maps is a collaborative space allowing you to store and synchronise QGIS projects across multiple mobile and desktop clients. The Mergin Maps QGIS plugin is used to sync your project between your computer, your Mergin Maps Server account and then to your mobile device. The Mergin Maps mobile app is used to collect data with a smart phone or tablet. Collectively, these tools create a very robust and affordable data collection set up. This course focuses on how to set up a QGIS project, work with Mergin Maps to collect field data and sync it back to your computer.

This two hour course will teach you everything you need to know to begin using these great tools!

The Mergin Maps System

In the course you will be learning about:

  • Configuring a project in QGIS
    • Loading basemaps
    • Creating a study area polygon
    • Creating a point survey layer
    • Setting up online & offline basemaps
    • Setting up field widgets and forms
    • Settings for collecting photographs
    • Using the QGIS drag and drop designer to create more useful forms
    • Useful Layer and Project level settings
  • Configuring & working with the Mergin Maps QGIS plugin:
    • Setting up an account
    • Introduction to the Mergin Maps QGIS plugin
    • Mergin Maps project options
    • Syncing your project
  • Collecting field data with the Mergin Maps mobile app
    • Syncing the project to/from the mobile device
    • Data collection
  • Reviewing the data
    • Reviewing changes in the Mergin Maps Server
    • Working with the data in QGIS
  • Other features:
    • Creating a project directly in the Mergin Maps mobile app or the Mergin Maps Server
    • Tips and Tricks

Course format

The course consists of:

  • An introductory video
  • One two-hour class session
  • A data collection assignment completed after the course session
  • One question / answer session with the opportunity to ask questions about data collection settings and any issues encountered

Introductory video: One week before the course starts you will receive an introductory video with an introduction on data collection with QGIS and Mergin Maps.

Course session: During the live course, Kurt Menke will lecture about working with QGIS and Mergin Maps and demonstrate tips and tricks.

Assignments: To support learning, after the course session you will be assigned a data collection assignment taking approximately 1-2 hours to complete.

Question/answer session: This will be held one week after the course session. During this session you have the opportunity to ask questions about data collection settings and any issues encountered.

In addition you will receive a brief manual and a recording of the course session.

Course dates

  • Course Session: Wednesday 16 October from 14:00 - 16:00 (CET)
  • Question/answer session: Wednesday 23 October from 14:00 - 15:00 (CET)

Course price

1400DKK - €190 excluding VAT

QGIS certified course

The course is certified by the QGIS organization, which has approved the material and the course program. When you participate in this course, you contribute 20 euros to the continued development of QGIS. You will also receive an official certificate after participating in the course.

Practical information

The course is held in English.

QGIS 3.34 is used for the course. You must ensure that you have access to a computer with this version of QGIS (or later version of QGIS) installed before the course. QGIS with either the Danish or English translation can be used.

Register before: 04 October 2024.

Contact Kurt kurt@septima.dk, if you want to hear more about the course, or want to register.