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For users: QGIS Training Manual ... covers a wide range of topics QGIS User Manual Learning QGIS 2.0 ... 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
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 ...
You have your shape files, which the web browsers cannot read if you put them on a server somewhere. A user could download them and view them in an application but that's not what you want. So this is where GeoServer, MapServer, OpenLayers, PostGIS come into play. You would use PostGIS to store the data in your shape file as it's a spatial database. ...
A more complete list (the first answer mainly refer to OpenGeo stack, that is excellent, but there are plenty of other options out there): User Interface OpenLayers GeoExt (based on OpenLayers) MapQuery (based on OpenLayers) Leaflet Polymaps Mapstraction Modest Maps Wax Map Services MapServer GeoServer Mapnik FeatureServer QGIS Server Web ...
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
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.
you could try http://www.bostongis.com/ they have a number of guides for PostGIS
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 ...
Perhaps the Intro to PostGIS would fit the bill, http://workshops.boundlessgeo.com/postgis-intro/
Few more from my side: CSDE (University of Washington) course on GIS has some spatial R materials, focusing on ESDA, GWR, spatial regression Department of Geography (University of Colorado) has materials from the Introduction to Quantitative Methods course that among other topics explore spatial autocorrelation, spatial regression (part 2), GWR and point ...
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.
You could work though my course (though there's no credit I'm afraid). It provides a 9 step plan to get you up to speed on some of the concepts that you seem to be struggling with.
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 ...
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
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
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.
Check out the: QGIS Manual - all features are described in detail PyQGIS Cookbook - if you want to dive into creating python scripts and plugins
I have some notes and tutorials on setting GeoServer up and building web mapping apps at http://ian01.geog.psu.edu.
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Try the SpatiaLite Tutorial, it is very well done
I found this is also a good one: http://khayer.wordpress.com/
The Free QuantumGIS Training manual by Tim Sutton at linfiniti is excellent.
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 ...
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
Definely you should take a look at the very good documentation from Postgis. Start with the 1.5 version for vector stuff and general GIS questions. http://postgis.net/docs/manual-1.5/ch04.html#PostGIS_Geography AND http://postgis.net/docs/manual-1.5/reference.html#PostGIS_Types http://postgis.net/docs/manual-1.5/ch04.html#OpenGISWKBWKT AND ...
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