QGIS Fundamentals: Aviation Track

This course provides the essential knowledge of using QGIS for civil aviation by augmenting and improving workflows either using QGIS exclusively or for processing data that can be used and visualized in other external tools.

You will learn how to extract, transform, and load (ETL) different types of data for aeronautical purposes including a simple print layout and simple web maps.

790 US Dollars* 

Payment via credit card or SWIFT

Next Session

Starts Monday January 29th, 2024


16HR Virtual Class + additional 4 hours recorded material


* Sale Tax for Honduran residents of 15% to be added to invoice

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course participants will have the general understanding to use QGIS for civil aviation purposes and will:

  • Understand what a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is and how QGIS can be leveraged to improve civil aviation operations
  • Describe the main differences between vector data and raster data including the most commonly used formats
  •  Create products derived from aeronautical data including level curves, modified digital terrain models (DTM), vector features, etc.
  • Create a simple layout for presenting the data produced and analyzed.
  • Understand how web maps can be used to present aeronautical information and promote collaboration.


  • General Aviation Knowledge
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Access to a computer with QGIS minimum version 3.28.11 LTR but 3.32.3 is preferred[1]

[1] Some exercises may require upgraded QGIS versions, these exercises will be clearly marked if any. Long Term Release is preferred as IT departments are more likely to approve for use in production environments.

Technical Requirements

Online sessions was delivered via Zoom. Recording is provided in training platform

A minimum 1.8 Mbps is recommended to follow along the sessions at 720p HD video and 3 Mbps for 1080p HD video

  • A minimum 1.8 Mbps is recommended to follow along the sessions at 720p HD video and 3 Mbps for 1080p HD video
  • A second screen, iPAD or other device is recommended to follow sessions to do exercises with instructor.
  • Zoom is the platform for virtual classroom training

Course Content

  •  General concepts on Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

  • Introduction to QGIS Project and different versions (Long Term Release LTR vs Normal Releases vs Developer Releases)

  • QGIS installation options

  • Documenting bugs and feature requests for enhancement

  • QGIS User Interface (Map Canvas, Layouts, Processing)

  • Working with QGIS Projects

  • Most common plugins/extensions to be used for aviation.

  • Vector vs Raster data explanation

  • Most common vector data formats

  • Working with attribute tables

  • Symbology for vector data

  • QGIS Labelling

  • Working with Raster Data (DTM, Images, etc): GeoTiff DTM manipulation and analysis including cropping, reprojecting, masking, Interpolation

  • Precision Drawing with CAD like tools

  • Working with Layouts

  • Introduction to web maps

  • Final project

All sessions will be recorded and available for six months in the LMS for review and future reference. At the end of this workshop a Training Certificate will be provided

Sessions will be held for 2 hours on the following dates: 

Mon Jan 29, Wed Jan 31, Fri Feb 2, Tue Feb 6, Thu Feb 8, Mon Feb 12, Wed Feb 14 and Fri Feb 16

The on/off days will allow participants to be able to practice in between the sessions if needed or to catch up

About the instructor

Antonio Locandro - FLYGHT7

  • Civil Engineer
  • Instrument Flight Procedure Designer with 13 years experience in Civil Aviation which includes Geographic Information System (GIS) advanced uses for terrain modelling and obstacle assessment
  • Contributes to the QGIS project by documenting bugs, adding feature requests, personal donations and providing awareness in the aviation community about using it for aeronautical purposes
  • Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) and Aeronautical Charting Expert serving as IFAIMA advisor for the ICAO AIM-WG-A
  • Member of IFAIMA and IFPDAVA

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