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This document was designed as a supplementary material for ESSC’s Free and Open Source Geomatics Training Courses. Participants are encouraged to use this material as a reference in using the provided FOSS-Geo applications and sample datasets.

How to Use

  • 1 - This section gives you an overview of exercises. You can proceed to any topic by selecting any of the links in the table of contents.
  • 2 and 3 - The sidebar navigation allows you to go to the previous or next topic.
  • 4 - You can quickly search any word or term, search results will direct you to the appropriate section.

Conventions used in the exercises

  • Menu and toolbar commands are shown as bold letters and (if available) preceded by an icon image, for example, File or mActionFilePrint Composer Manager.
  • A series of commands are written with >. For example: File > mActionFileNew New Project.
  • Code or variables are indicated by a fixed-width font, for example:

    some commands here


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Corrections and Feedback

For corrections and feedback, contact Maning Sambale

License of this document

Copyright (c) 2010 Environmental Science for Social Change

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.

A copy of the license is included in the section entitled “GNU Free Documentation License”.