Friday, May 03, 2019  9am – 4pm
Revelstoke, BC Okanagan College – 1401 1 St W, Rm 105

The free, open source QGIS program is used and supported by a world-wide array of developers. Learn how to use this program to produce maps from public databases and your own knowledge. In a hands-on environment, students will load basic maps, add lines, shapes, overlay images, create contour maps, add labels and produce high quality maps for print or digital presentation. A basic knowledge of GIS will be helpful to students, but is not crucial. There will be minimal formal presentation, most of student time will be spent working on their own computer with instructional support. For a copy of the course outline, email

Instructor Richard Johnson is a geological engineer who worked in the petroleum industry for over thirty years prior to moving to the Slocan Valley in 2007. He is one of the founders of the Slocan Wetland Assessment and Monitoring Project (SWAMP) and is on the Columbia Basin Watershed Network Board of Directors. He does hydrogeological studies, aquifer mapping and satellite image interpretation. He has just over thirty years of experience teaching courses to students through his company Opus Petroleum Engineering Ltd. He can be reached at

For more information or to register, visit the Columbia Mountain Institute of Applied Ecology.