Visualising Meteorological Data with QGIS

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Upcoming trainings

  • When 27-28 June 2024
  • Where: online remote session
  • Language: English
  • Cost: Early bird - 600 Euro / regular - 800 Euro. For groups, contact us for details.
  • Max participants: 10 persons (in case we reach max capacity for this training, we will open another training soon)

Register until 30 May 2024 and receive early bird pricing!

A hands-on workshop by thriveGEO and Lutra Consulting.

Recent developments in QGIS allow for an efficient handling of multi-dimensional meteorological data and supports the import of meteorological data formats.

This 2-day workshop will give you key knowledge and practical skills to create impactful visualisations of meteorological data.

Designed for practitioners with basic GIS experience and no coding background, all are welcome to this course. Plus, workshop participants can obtain an official QGIS certificate!

What you will learn:

  • Understand important features of meteorological data types and formats
  • Access and download meteorological data from different data providers
  • Import and manage meteorological data with QGIS
  • Practice techniques for creating thematic maps (e.g. choropleth map, graduated symbols, etc.) to visualise meteorological data
  • Create animations to visualise temporal changes in meteorological data
  • Work with vertical controllers to interact with multi-dimensional data cubes

Course structure

  • Day 1 - 9:00 to 17:00 CEST - Intro to meteorological data
    • Part 1: Introduction to meteorological data types (model forecasts, reanalysis, satellite observations) and atmospheric variables
    • Part 2: Meteorological data providers and data formats
    • Part 3: Discovering and accessing meteorological data from ECMWF, NASA, NOAA and NCEI
  • Day 2 - 9:00 to 17:00 CEST - Meteorological data meets QGIS
    • Part 1: Introduction to QGIS and its functionalities
    • Part 2: Importing and managing (netCDF and GRIB) data in QGIS
    • Part 3: Creating thematic maps
    • Part 4: Create animations of meteorological time-series data

Are you a company or organisation interested in group training? Special group pricing is available.
Contact us regarding group training for larger numbers of participants.