QGIS, a free and open source geographic system
QGIS is a free and open source geographic information system for data management, analysis, and visualization. QGIS is licensed under GNU GPL.
Official website and download: https://qgis.org
- Mapping and Geospatial Visualization with QGIS (talk at NCSU CGA Geospatial Studio by Jeff Essic, 53 mins) [main resource]
- QGIS Uncovered (YouTube playlist of videos by Steven Bernard)
- QGIS Tutorials: QGIS in under 10 minutes (YouTube playlist of videos VisionZ)
- GRASS 7.2 and QGIS 2.15 Tutorials (YouTube playlist of videos by Isaac Ullah)
Install QGIS and go through one of the linked (text or video) tutorials. It is up to you how much do you want to do, but at the end, you should be comfortable with using QGIS for basic geospatial tasks.
If you already know QGIS, you may want skip the tutorials and dedicate the time to exploring some feature or features you don't know.
You can share some of the things you learned on the message board if you want.