Taking a QGIS course is surely in the goal of many for this year. Of the open source programs, QGIS has become the solution in greatest demand, both by private companies and government organizations.
So, even if you have mastered ArcGIS or another tool, including it in your QGIS resume is almost an obligation.
This is a collection of Spanish QGIS course alternatives for you to choose from. I have ordered them by price, from lowest to highest. Although I have placed value-added data, such as number of hours and estimated date for courses that start in 2018.
|1||Learn QGIS Basic Geographic Information System (GIS)||free||free||$ 50||Holger Bermeo - Udemy|
|2||Virtual Course of QGIS||8 weeks||free||$ 60||Gidahatari|
|3||Practical QGIS from scratch and Remote Sensing in Agriculture||free||free||$ 70||Pedro Barrera Puga - Udemy|
|4||Learn QGIS from scratch. A free-code GIS||free||free||$ 75||GeoCastAway - Udemy|
|5||Online Course SIG||30 hours||free||80 €||IniSIG|
|6||Course on Geographic Information Systems with QGIS||3 months||3-ene-2018||$ 137||College of Geographers of Peru - ICIP|
|7||Online course QGIS 2.18 Las Palmas||60 hours||11-ene-2018||200 €||MappingGIS|
|8||Online course of QGIS and grass - user level||80 hours||22-ene-2018||240 €||CursosGIS - TYC GIS|
|9||QGIS initiation level||90 hours||Feb 15 2018||248 €||Imasgal|
|10||Course of QGIS - Geographic Information Systems||4 weeks||5-ene-2018||300 $||MasterSIG|
|11||QGIS Course: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems||60 hours||30-ene-2018||250 €||GeoInnova|
|12||QGIS - We have the talent||100 hours||undefined||250 €||Geospatial Training EN|
|13||QGIS Geographic Information System (GIS)||32 hours Presencial||undefined||$ 470||GIS Mexico|
As you can see, there are different alternatives. However, you may be wondering:
And which course suits me?
1. Free Courses. If you are in a hurry to learn, free courses are the best option, since they do not require you to go to the rhythm of a whole group of colleagues. In this sense, Udemy courses are a good alternative, you can start at any time and you have access to see them forever, unlike the others that you only have access to for the duration of the course.
Because they are free courses, they are usually cheaper. Also, with seasonal discounts you can find them for up to less than $ 15.
2. Group Courses. If you are not in a hurry and want to take a course during a scheduled period, the alternatives are between 200 and 250. These are virtual, but with a tutor and group of colleagues, with which you take advantage of the tutor's assistance and consultations / answers from the classmates in the forums.
An advantage of this type of course is that they are associated with a Master program, so you can take other more advanced courses and access bonus media.
3. Face-to-face courses. This offer is increasingly reduced, still used by universities for students on campus; with the disadvantages of high costs and the associated implications of schedule, traffic, and commuting to the classroom. As an example we put the GIS Mexico, which exceeds $ 470 with 32 hours. While the course is very good, it is limited to a specific geographic region.
What about the accreditation?
It is important that each course you receive requires evidence. This can be a simple diploma from the supplier company, with which you can support your resume, as they usually ask for it when you indicate it in your resume. If they still offer you an accreditation that counts as points to complete a diploma or master's degree, so much the better.
If you know of other QGIS courses in Spanish that are developed periodically, do not hesitate to let us know.