One Day @ UBC: Calling Cartographers: Learn Open Source Geographic Information Systems

Learn how to create maps using free and open source software for Geographic Information Systems. By the end of the course, you have an understanding of free data sources, types of data, and how to create and publish your own unique map of Vancouver. The main software used will be QGIS; personal laptops are required.

ARTHUR GREEN, PhD, is an affiliate associate professor in the Department of Geography at UBC. His research focuses on the intersection of natural resource management, property theory, legal geography, and political ecology. His work on curriculum transformation and program development at the post-secondary level emphasizes adoption of open pedagogy principles, flexible learning practices, and open educational resources within geography and environmental studies. He also has over a decade of experience as a consultant for international organizations on natural resource management, agroforestry, and geographic information systems. His personal website is at

Course Details

Format: In-Class

Code: UP944W17A

Course Fee: $75

Instructor: Arthur Green

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