Event PD type
Agrology CE – Informal

Open to: Registrants and Non Registrants

Join instructor Dr. Paul Pickell for the fourth webinar in the series, Essential Imagery with QGIS, which will cover the following aspects of the Quantum Geographic Information System (QGIS) software:

  • Importing and visualizing remotely sensed imagery

  • Calculating multispectral indices for monitoring and classifying vegetation

  • Enumerating and summarizing vegetation within an agricultural area of British Columbia

Registrants will practice using QGIS software to derive information from imagery for informing practices such as crop management and site remediation. Along the way, you will be introduced to foundational concepts in remote sensing including the electromagnetic spectrum, resolutions, sensors, and properties of imagery. Registrants will derive multispectral indices from imagery in an agricultural area in British Columbia and practice visualizing and enumerating areas of vegetation. This webinar is designed to introduce foundational topics in GIS for registrants who have never used QGIS before and have no prior experience with GIS, though attending the first webinar in the series is essential to understanding these concepts.


The Essential QGIS for Agrologists webinar series is designed to introduce professional agrologists to spatial data, analysis, and visualization with the popular free and open source QGIS software. You will gain hands-on experience through these interactive workshops by manipulating, analyzing and visualizing spatial data with your own computer. Through multiple case studies we will apply essential QGIS skills relevant to practicing agrology in British Columbia.


Dates and topics:

  • May 13 6:00-7:30pm ($30) - Essential Mapping with QGIS. Missed out on this session? You can post-registration to view the recording so that you don't miss out on the basics of this session. link HERE

  • May 29 6:00-7:30pm ($80) - Essential Suitability with QGIS  link HERE

  • June 5 6:00-7:30pm ($80) - Essential Hydrology with QGIS link HERE

  • June 12 6:00-7:30pm ($80) - Essential Imagery with QGIS

  • June 26 6:00-7:30pm ($80) - Essential LiDAR with QGIS link HERE

These are interactive webinars, so come prepared to follow along by installing the latest version of QGIS (3.36.2) onto your computer (Windows or Mac): 

Dr. Paul Pickell is a spatial data scientist and Assistant Professor of Teaching at the University of British Columbia where he teaches geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing across multiple professional graduate programs. Dr. Pickell has formerly taught at Simon Fraser University and worked as a research scientist with the BC Ministry of Forests. He is also editor and author of the free textbook, Geomatics for Environmental Management: An Open Textbook for Students and Practitioners available at Dr. Pickell is Principal Agrologist at Cartogistics Consulting Ltd., where his areas of practice include Land Evaluation, Classification, Mapping, Conservation, and Management.

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