Interfacing Autocad and GIS

Autocad and GIS Mashup

The workshop will introduce students in Humanities and Social Sciences on how to go about integrating AutoCAD through QGIS’s extensive toolkit. The workshop is designed for those who have a specific need for processing and analysing complex geometries for their research; or for visualising and managing any CAD documentation through QGIS. This training will be delivered through a single tutorial. After a brief theoretical introduction, the training will be based on a practical exercise related to the field of Humanities. At the end of the workshop, trainees will be able to export AutoCAD vector files, managing them through QGIS. They will be also able to process vectors, extract complex information from them and create appealing (and quick) graphics for their research. 

This is an intermediate level course. If you want to familiarise yourself with Autocad you can attend the digital drawing with Autocad Course. Intermediate sessions explore specific aspects of the method (libraries, tools etc.) and offer a more in-depth understanding of the course topics, without introducing the basics. Some previous knowledge of AutoCAD is required to be able to follow the content. 

Those who have registered to take part will receive an email with full details and a link to join the session in advance of the start time. 

After taking part in this event, you may decide that you need some further help in applying what you have learnt to your research. If so, you can book a Data Surgery meeting with one of our training fellows. 

More details about Data Surgeries. 

If you’re new to this training event format, or to CDCS training events in general, read more on what to expect from CDCS training. Here you will also find details of our cancellation and no-show policy, which applies to this event. 


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