Delft, The Netherlands, 22 Sep 2017

Global premiere: first formal QGIS certificates awarded at IHE Delft

On September 22, the first-ever awarding of formal QGIS training certificates took place. The participants that followed IHE Delft’s short course on the use of QGIS received the certificates at the end of their training week. IHE Delft and Geo Academie have awarded the first certificates this week

Forty participants with 18 nationalities followed the short course ‘Open source software for preprocessing GIS data for hydrological models’. In this course the participants learned how to use QGIS.

QGIS is a cross-platform free and open-source desktop geographic information system (GIS) application that supports viewing, editing, and analysis of geospatial data.

Learning how to use QGIS is especially beneficial for IHE Delft short course participants, as these water managers and practitioners - often originating from developing countries - can continue using the open source software upon their return home, free of licensing costs.

QGIS is maintained by an active community of volunteer developers, and is available in 48 languages. The application is used in academic and professional environments around the globe.

In the future, formal QGIS certification will continue to be issued to MSc programme students and short course participants that have received training on the use of the application.

With the contribution to the QGIS certification platform, IHE Delft contributes to the further development of the application.

Interested in learning more about QGIS?

More information on QGIS is available on our OpenCourseWare platform.

Some of IHE Delft short courses focus on the use of QGIS, others include it as a vital tool:

IHE Delft is also able to offer tailor-made training courses on the use of QGIS, specifically tailored to the needs of your organization. Request Tailor-made Training here.

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