Where can I download the exercise data for The Free Quantum GIS Training Manual? The pdf of the manual just mentions the sources of the data, but doesn't give any links.

  • Which manual? Please provide a link to the manual you are talking about.
    – underdark
    Dec 17, 2012 at 11:57
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    I can't find data for this lesson: 9.4 Lesson: Supplementary Exercise. can anybody help me? thanks
    – user36045
    Aug 20, 2014 at 16:13
  • @underdark. i did not find any data regarding the supplementary exercise in that folder. you can check it in 9.4.2 section in training_manual but the folder called more_analysis does not exist in exercise data folder.
    – Waseem Ali
    Jan 22, 2015 at 12:46

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I guess you talk about this manual: http://manual.linfiniti.com/

You will find the data here:


  • Yes, that is the manual I was talking about. Thank you for the link.
    – Cezar B
    Dec 17, 2012 at 19:18
  • link now broken May 1, 2015 at 17:31
  • True, see the more recent answer of Erve1879.
    – AndreJ
    May 1, 2015 at 19:01

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:


and the exercise data can be downloaded here:


A downloadable PDF version will be made available soon.


While working on publishing a print copy of this manual, I decided to post a single zip file (41MB) of all the exercise data to make this a bit more convenient:


This one has tutorial plus exercise data. Hope it may help you. http://www.qgistutorials.com/en/


This one is the first basic tutorial with data download.

Download the Natural Earth Quickstart Kit. Size: ~157 mb

  • @Martin Basically you are right, but the asker wanted a download link for the data. If the linked page changes, someone has to update it here too.
    – AndreJ
    Aug 27, 2014 at 8:01

If anyone is still interested in this issue - the qgis tutorial exercises are worth doing - then data for exercise 9.4 is available as mentioned above. However the admin districts data is missing, or at least it has only one district in the dataset. I have found that the admin district data is available free in a larger set of district data from DIVA_GIS at http://www.diva-gis.org/datadown. There are three shapefiles in the download ZAF_adm.zip, and the third one ZAF_adm2 contains the Cape Town districts mentioned in the tutorial exercise. I have yet to complete the tutorial so cannot confirm that the data meets the full requirements. I shall edit this when I know.

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