🧪 QGreenland Researcher Workshop 2023

Develop standards-based geospatial data practices


Trey Stafford, Matt Fisher


The QGreenland Researcher Workshop 2023 concluded on May 25, 2023. This website and workshop materials will remain available as an educational resource.

🙇 Thank you to all participants for making this workshop a resounding success!

These workshop materials are free to re-use under the MIT license!

May 23-25, 2023

Apply here between March 15 - April 9, 2023!


QGreenland curates Greenland-focused data ready for research and analysis. The QGreenland data package represents only a small portion of available data, much of which requires specialized skills to handle. The goal of this workshop is to equip researchers with the necessary skills to evaluate data quality, standards-compliance, and develop best practices for open-science geospatial workflows which enable use with QGreenland.

Participants will work as small teams (~4 people) to engage in discussion on open-science practices and tools like JupyterLab and GitHub, work through several data-based exercises focused on gaining first-hand experience making data ready for analysis, and develop practices for collaboration. Groups will be organized with diverse skill sets, and you should expect to both teach and learn from your group.

This workshop is aimed primarily at graduate level or higher researchers interested in answering questions about Greenland using geospatial data. Basic knowledge of QGIS and experience using QGreenland are assumed.

Benefits of participation

  • $250 stipend for successful completion of workshop
  • Gain skills to make data QGreenland-friendly and standards compliant
  • A portfolio of Jupyter Notebooks on GitHub demonstrating skills developed during the workshop
  • Extend your network of researchers answering questions about Greenland

What is this workshop?

What it is

  • How to make geospatial data analysis-ready
  • Best practices for formatting geospatial data
  • Discussion of open science topics
  • Understand key metadata concepts for geospatial data
  • Apply concepts to real-world data in a collaborative environment

What it is NOT

  • We will not be focusing on any particular research topics. This workshop is focused on data and how to produce and use it effectively.
  • Programming course. We encourage participants to explore using code in this workshop, but you should not expect to walk away with extensive programming skills.

Is this workshop for me?

  • Do you want to learn more about geospatial data and metadata standards and practices?
  • Do you want to be able to produce new datasets and modify existing datasets to maximize usability in GIS tools (for example, with QGreenland)?

If you answer to these questions is yes, than this workshop is for YOU!

About QGreenland

QGreenland is a free, Greenland-focused data-viewing environment for QGIS that supports research, education, decision-making, and collaboration. QGreenland is a U.S. National Science Foundation EarthCube-funded effort (award #1928393). For more information, visit https://qgreenland.org.

Application details

The workshop has concluded. Decisions on applicant selection were made the week of April 10, 2023.