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QGIS and History 460

Resources about Quantum GIS (QGIS), especially for students of History 460: Russia to Peter the Great, with Professor Randolph.


Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a free and open source GIS software.  This LibGuide provides useful resources for novice users, and was created in response to the needs of students in History 460: Russia to Peter the Great, with Professor Randolph, during Fall 2013.

Resources provided here fall under the following categories:

  1. official documentation
  2. video tutorials
  3. further resources

Installation instructions can be found on the QGIS website.


Official documentation

QGIS Training Manual


Further documentation

Video tutorial series

QGIS 1 - Introduction


QGIS 2 - Tools


QGIS 3 - Symbology

QGIS 4 - Finding & Selecting Data



Further resources

QGIS Tutorials

Baruch Geoportal Home, Newman Library, Baruch College CUNY

QGIS Basics for Journalists

QGIS on YouTube


Creative Commons License

Except where otherwise indicated, original content in this guide is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 license. You are free to share, adopt, or adapt the materials. We encourage broad adoption of these materials for teaching and other professional development purposes, and invite you to customize them for your own needs.