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GIS for Beginners #4: Learn Geocoding QGIS 3. FREE 86p eBook

QGIS tutorial: Geocoding spreadsheet address data to Google maps, street lines & address points. Geography, Q GIS
Ian Allan
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What is Geocoding.
Geocode address in QGIS.
Simple string commands to prepare a spreadsheet of addresses to be compatible with each Geocoding algorithm.
Google Geocode.
Address point geocode.
Street line geocode.
Merge vector layers.

QGIS 3, 86 Page eBook, HD Video & High Quality Audio.

Attention Researchers, College Students And Professionals: Do You Want To Learn QGIS Geocoding Without Having The Hassle Of Searching the Web To Work Out How To Do It? .

Have you been trying to teach yourself QGIS Geocoding without any luck?

You have looked for a Geocoding QGIS tutorial around the web, but the information you find is either incomplete or out-of-date.

In my “QGIS tutorial for Beginners #4: Learn Geocoding” course I teach you how to geocode in QGIS 3 using HD quality videos, a 86 page eBook, and downloadable teaching dataset, Step-by-Step Follow-Along style.

Did you know that any data in a spreadsheet that can be matched to a map (zip code, suburb name, street address, census block identifier, etc) is called a geocode. There are so many spreadsheets sitting on so many computers just waiting to be mapped! Perhaps I’m talking about your computer?

Geocoding can be as simple as matching a zip code column in a spreadsheet, to a GIS map of zip codes. Or, it can be as complex as matching a column of properly formatted address from a spreadsheet, to a GIS map of addresses.

Enrol in this QGIS tutorial now and you could be Geocoding your own spreadsheet by this time tomorrow!

QGIS tutorial for Beginners #4: Learn Geocoding will teach you….

  • Generic Geocoding concepts – why geocodes are important and how to improve your Geocoding hit rate.

  • How to format your addresses in preparation for Geocoding. I show you some simple spreadsheet formulas and also some basic SQL in QGIS.

  • Three ways to geocode an address in QGIS. Using…

  1. the google maps geocoder,

  2. the street line geocoder, and

  3. the address point geocoder.

My name is Ian Allan. I am a Masters graduate from Monash University in Melbourne Australia. While doing my post-graduate research, I co-authored the University’s first two GIS courses and taught both Grid Cell and Vector GIS to both Undergraduate and Graduate students.

Over the last 24 years I have authored and co-authored fifteen peer reviewed publications. I have worked professionally as a GIS researcher, taught GIS to thousands of students, and worked as a GIS consultant on projects as diverse as the following…

  • United Nations: Post tsunami strategic planning in Banda Ache.

  • Australian Federal Government: National Broadband strategic assessment.

  • Victoria’s Department of Premier and Cabinet: Housing affordability modelling.

  • Local Government: Environmental sustainability modelling for planners,

  • Water industry: Buried water pipe condition modelling and 3d ease-of-digging modelling.

Geocoding was one of the first areas of research I was involved with. I was the first person to geocode my government’s Valuer’s General database of house sales. My Geocoding hit rate was 95% while others were around 40%.

Successful Geocoding is has its foundation in…

  1. recognizing patterns in your address data and then

  2. using some smart tactics to reformat your addresses so that the QGIS Geocoding software recognizes it.

A geocoded spreadsheet not only allows you to click-query on your spreadsheet data on a GIS map, it opens up the possibilities of a whole new world of spatial analysis. For researchers, this means that you can relate a dot on a map to any boundary you would care to, and do your own custom analyses. Imagine being able to relate an obscure spreadsheet of data to any census boundary (historic or current)…or even your own custom boundaries!

Over 7000 students have enrolled in my QGIS tutorials on Udemy. Here’s what some of them have had to say about my teaching style…

“It was very thorough and comprehensive… Ian also covered aspects of GIS Analysis – which increases your learning and appreciation of the capabilities of how powerful the GIS tool can be” – Brian L .

“Ian is vast and knowledgeable in what he teaches. I would do another course by Ian if he offered it” – Umar Y .

“A very informative course. It helps me review the GIS experience I haven’t used in a while and brush up on my skills. Thanks Ian.” – Jayram S.

“Really great introductory-level course! The examples were simple to follow, but also very useful. All the work can be finished while watching the videos, there was no extra work to be done without guidance. I really look forward to the next course by this instructor. – Cheers and well done!” – Nathan L.

“Very good background, easy to follow and helpful for a foundation of GIS.” – Amelia K .

“Simple and very clear lectures with the minimum basics/backgrounds to get a taste of what awaits us further and also making us think of what we can do more.” -Boojhawon R.

Here’s what you get in this QGIS tutorial

  • Free eBook. 86 pages of screen captures and explanatory text to compliment the videos.

  • You get to eavesdrop as I work, and gain insights into Geocoding that you would otherwise overlook or possibly never grasp.

  • A zip file containing the teaching datasets I use in the videos. Extract these and follow-along with me in the videos.

  • 2 hours of QGIS tutorial HD quality videos. In the videos I’ll show you. . .

    • How to geocode in Quantum GIS,

    • Traps to look out for when you google geocode,

    • How to prepare your data for Geocoding, and

    • How to improve your Geocoding hit rate.

Try the QGIS training course risk free. If within 30 days you’re not satisfied with the course for any reason return it for a 100% refund and keep the dataset and the workbook.

Be sure to click on the “Add to cart” button on the top right corner of this page.

All the GIS training courses in my QGIS tutorial for Beginners series have been developed by me over the last 24 years. All the techniques and concepts I teach have been proven in the research and consulting environments during that time. Buying this course is not a risk with my 30 day 100% money back guarantee.


Q. Your GIS training course does not use ARC. Does this matter?

A. No, it doesn’t matter. I teach you the basics of Geocoding in a way that’s applicable to ALL GISs, even Arc.

Q. I have no experience with QGIS. Does that matter? .

A. Although no previous Geographical Information Systems knowledge needed, ideally you will be able to do some simple tasks in QGIS. Tasks such as Opening a Map, zooming, panning, etc. I teach these basic skills in QGIS tutorial for Beginners #1.

Q. I am worried that this QGIS training course will be like many other technical courses – abstract and hard to follow.

A. I have based all the exercises on the type of practical every-day GIS problems that I encounter day-to-day in my GIS consultancy. Download the teaching dataset and follow-along with the videos. Pause, rewind, fast-forward, speed up or slow down the videos as you need to.

Q. What Work Materials are there to support the teachings?

A. An 87 page Text with screen captures and explanations to compliment the videos, and a zip file containing the same teaching dataset I use in the videos.

Q. Do I need to purchase software to do this course?

A. No, there is no need to purchase software. We’ll use the FREE QGIS and 7-zip.

Q. I want to buy this course today, but I don’t have time to do the course right now. How long do I have access to the course for?

A. You have Unlimited Lifetime Access to the course (including future upgrades).

Q. What if I decide this course is not for me.

A. I offer an unconditional, no-questions-asked full 30-day money-back guarantee!.

Q. If I have a problem, can I ask questions?

A. Yes. I welcome questions because they help me improve the course. Its best to use the course Q&A area for this.

Be sure to click on the Add to cart button on the top right corner of this page.

I look forward to seeing you inside!.


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