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For users: QGIS Training Manual ... covers a wide range of topics QGIS User Manual Learning QGIS ... if you already know GIS concepts and you are looking for a resource to quickly get started using QGIS For developers: General API documentation PyQGIS Cookbook ... on developing python plugins My own notes on developing Python plugins


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Here you have great manual for beginning: A Gentle Introduction to GIS Brought to you with Quantum GIS, a Free and Open Source Software GIS Application for everyone; by T. Sutton, O. Dassau, M. Sutton Video lectures for that manual can be found here GISTUTOR.COM site offers well-made tutorial "step by step" with the information how to perform each task (...


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There's quite a few resources for learning 'spatial' R online, some of the better ones are: spatial-analyst.net A really solid blog post by Frank Davenport, with notes on some basic spatial data manipulation in R R Spatial Tips Barry Rowlingson's site containing some great examples and a cheatsheet


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A couple I've found useful: I'd strongly recommend Analysing spatial point patterns in 'R' by Prof. Adrian Baddeley at the CSIRO in Australia. It covers the spatstat module in depth and I think it's a great resource for cluster analysis. Applied Spatial Data Analysis in R (Bivand, Roger S., Pebesma, Edzer J., Gómez-Rubio, Virgilio) and Spatial Statistics ...


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The ELOGeo Repository has some good links with downloadable materials. Geoprocessing Videos from Esri offer downloadable videos, mostly from their Developer Summits. OpenGeo Education Center offers materials focusing mostly on web mapping using PostgreSQL/PostGIS, GeoServer and javascript (OpenLayers and GeoExt) Not really a workshop, but GISTutor is good ...


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While the PostGIS in Action book isn't a step by step tutorial, it is a very handy guide, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to truly understand PostGIS and get beyond just the basics of PostGIS.


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In addition to the above excellent answers, let me add my own experience. A year and a half ago I decided I wanted to use OpenLayers (OL) in my Master's project and set out to learn it. I have been doing programming and digital map making as part of my work as an archaeologist since the early 1980s, and have been an ArcGIS user for 15 years. I am happy I ...


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you could try http://www.bostongis.com/ they have a number of guides for PostGIS


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Few more from my side: Virgilio Gómez Rubio's (he is the author of the famous/superuseful ASDAR book, mentioned in other answers) website provides materials to his tutorials from useR! conferences - slides, data and code are available. Apart from ADAR, there is now new book 'An Introduction to R for Spatial Analysis and Mapping' by Brundson & Comber ...


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The bostongis website provides many tutorials and quick guides regarding PostGIS, SQL Server 2008 and spatial analyses, openlayers, OSM and openlayers and some more. The faunitalia youtube channel gives video tutorial regarding Qgis and plugins


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Ensure you have ArcTutor installed (comes with ArcGIS Desktop install) Start doing the tutorials. Id also advise paying a trip to the ESRI Virtual Campus. - Plenty of free training on there to get you started. Go to video.esri.com for inspiration.


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Perhaps the Intro to PostGIS would fit the bill, http://workshops.boundlessgeo.com/postgis-intro/


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I can highly recommend "the QGIS book" Desktop GIS: Mapping the Planet with Open Source Tools by Gary E. Sherman http://www.pragprog.com/titles/gsdgis/desktop-gis


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Check out the: QGIS Manual - all features are described in detail PyQGIS Cookbook - if you want to dive into creating python scripts and plugins


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If you use GRASS GIS as backend in QGIS (via QGIS-GRASS toolbox or Sextante plugin), you can use a range of hydrological tools. See http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/Hydrological_Sciences for options.


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This One has step by step tutorial. Hope you like it. QGIS http://www.qgistutorials.com/en Quickstart Making a Map Working with Attributes Importing Spreadsheets or CSV files Using Plugins Searching and Downloading OpenStreetMap Data Basics GIS operations Basic Vector Styling Calculating Line Lengths and Statistics Basic Raster Styling and Analysis ...


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I have it working on Ubuntu 10.04/10.10 and 11.04. My first tutorial was this http://linfiniti.com/2010/08/qgis-mapserver-a-wms-server-for-the-masses/ but under Ubuntu (with all installed from repos) is even easier. Enter the cgi-bin folder, create a project folder, copy in there the project file and a copy of qgis_mapserv.fcgi, then add a metadata file. ...


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The GRASS recommendation from @markusN is a good one. Another option, although it's not integrated into QGIS, is the Gerris Flow Solver. GFS is a tremendously powerful hydraulic and hydrological modeling tool. From the site: Gerris is a Free Software program for the solution of the partial differential equations describing fluid flow. The source code is ...


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Lee and Evangelista (2006) have a good article on earthquake-induced landslide-susceptibility mapping using an artificial neural network. They appear to do their GIS analysis in ArcGIS and implement a ANN algorithm in Matlab. Spatial Data Modeler (SDM) is available as a collection of geoprocessing tools for ArcGIS (earlier Arc 9.x version here). The author ...


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While the others have suggested good online tutorials, let me tell you about the book that gave me a much needed strong foundation in OpenLayers. The book is: Erik Hazzard's OpenLayers 2.10 Beginner's Guide. It is available from Packt Publishers. I would strongly recommend the book, because it deals with all major parts of the Library. It starts from ...


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I have some notes and tutorials on setting GeoServer up and building web mapping apps at http://ian01.geog.psu.edu.


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I'd suggest starting from http://www.w3.org/Mobile/posdep/GMLIntroduction.html. If you're planning to work with application schemes in INSPIRE, you'll also need a thorough understanding of XML and XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations). I think the task doesn't require in-depth understanding of UML. You'll have to be able to read it. Anyway, ...


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Though there may also be other lecture series at different University websites, the UNBC site has some good content, particularly for beginning users: http://www.gis.unbc.ca/courses/geog204/index.php Other courses besides GEOG 204 are listed in the menu on the left-hand side. Along the same lines as academic content (rather than workshops per se, but ...


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GIS Programming and Automation - Penn State has a free class online that's a pretty good introduction to Python use in ArcGIS


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Have a look at Crayfish for QGIS http://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/crayfish/ "Crayfish is a plugin (extension) developed by Lutra Consulting for the free and open source GIS platform Quantum GIS (QGIS). The Crayfish plugin aspires to be a complete set of pre and post-processing tools for hydraulic modellers using TUFLOW, ISIS 2D and other modelling packages....


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As of February 2014, the QGIS Training Manual has been updated to match QGIS 2.x. The manual has also been moved. The online manual can be found here: http://www.qgis.org/en/docs/training_manual/index.html and the exercise data can be downloaded here: http://qgis.org/downloads/data/ A downloadable PDF version will be made available soon.


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Try the SpatiaLite Tutorial, it is very well done


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Look at the Boundless OpenLayers workshop. It covers a lot of material. The workshop is using GeoServer instead of MapServer, but you can simply change the URL of the example to your MapServer WMS service.


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The Free QuantumGIS Training manual by Tim Sutton at linfiniti is excellent.


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I guess you talk about this manual: http://manual.linfiniti.com/ You will find the data here: https://github.com/qgis/QGIS-Training-Manual/tree/master/exercise_data



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