Online ARCHON QGIS course

Online ARCHON QGIS course

Credits: 1 EC
Date: You can do the course online at your own pace.

About the course:

This course is for students looking for insight into the application of Geographical Information Systems with archaeological fieldwork and analysis as well as students and archaeologist who wish to broaden their knowledge of QGIS. The course will provide an introduction to the QGIS user interface and terminology, preparing a screen layout, managing data and layering a map. In addition, you will be trained in importing data to QGIS and connecting the data to database table queries as well as analyzing spatial information. The use of legends, grids and exporting layouts of the database will also be covered.

IMPORTANT – software:

QGIS can be freely downloaded, but make sure you get either the long term stable release 3.4 or 3.10:

The course can be found here on Youtube. The title is QGIS 3.4 Introductory Course 2020. The course was developed for ARCHON by Jitte Waagen. The course consists of 4 videos.

To take the course you need to download the demo data from This is provided by Gemeente Nijmegen, Bureau Archeologie en Monumenten.

Please pay attention: QGIS is available for Mac, but the course is based on the Windows version.


We are offering the QGIS course online. Anyone can take the course, but we can only award EC credits to ARCHON members.

To get the credits you need to take the QGIS course from home and hand in a written report in which you discuss what you have learned in every module. Include screenshots of your work. Also, include how you would like to or could use QGIS in your own research.

TIP: save your work in QGIS often 😉