Session 1E | What in the world is GIS?




Maleki, Shadi

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Texas Digital Library


GIS, which stands for Geographic Information System, is currently one of the fastest growing fields in the world: in both academia and the corporate world. This 2-hour long virtual workshop will introduce participants to GIS using QGIS; a free and open source GIS software. Participants will learn some basic techniques like querying data and designing a map. It is open to all who have little to no prior knowledge in GIS. To participate, interested persons are expected to have installed the QGIS software on their computer prior to attending the workshop. Please visit to download QGIS.


TCDL 2021 Session 1E, Monday, 5/24/2021, 2:00 pm to 3:50 pm | Speakers: Shadi Maleki, GIS Services Graduate Assistant, Texas State University | Moderated by Adrian Shapiro, Digital Projects Librarian, Texas Woman's University | View the recording at