Brown Bag lunch #S2E05: QGIS by Catherine Milova and Nungyao Lin (24 Novermber 2015)

The original version of this note can be found at: http://etherpad.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de:9001/p/BBL_20151124_QGIS

Notes for Brown-Bag DH workshop S2E05 (24.11.2015): QGIS map creation tool, by Catherine Milova and Nungyao Lin

Who's attending: Philipp Lehmann, Lino, Adrian, Ahmet, Shih-Pei, Dirk, Wilko, Francesca, Zoe, Marius

 

Part I: Hands-on with QGIS 

by Cathy

Files to download for this lecture: please download the attachment and unzip it into a folder.

Outline of the hands-on:

  1. Importing data to create a map in QGIS
    1. A background map (for example, terrian, open street map, historical maps)
    2. A tabular data set (in a spreadsheet or in a csv)
  2. Adjusting the map 
  3. Exporting a map from QGIS (via Print Composer)

Part II: Design a historical map: place names and layers

by Nungyao

The slides are at: https://goo.gl/14nM68

Outline:

  1. Your Research Data (Tabular format)
    1. Geocode Placenames / Address
    2. Geocode Template SpreadSheet: https://goo.gl/67qZFr
  2. Use Historical Layers in GIS (WebGIS & QGIS)
    1. Mpiwg-berlin GeoServer
      1. WMTS http://localgazetteers.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/ts/maps.xml
      2. WebGIS: http://localgazetteers.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/ts/index.html
    2. WebGIS-Palladio
      1. http://localgazetteers-test.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/palladio/apps/palladio
      2. http://palladio.designhumanities.org