Welcome to Mapping COVID-19 in QGIS - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Special Workshop brought to you by the American Statistical Associations NYC Metro Area Chapter! I’m thrilled to have you all and greatly appreciate your interest in GIS! This workshop is a GIS lecture followed by live demo/ open lab. No prior knowledge or experience in GIS is expected.

Learning objectives

After this lecture, participants will be able to:

  • Produce a simple map using COVID-19 data
  • Describe basic GIS principles and capabilities
  • Learn basic QGIS operations


QGIS is free and open source Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software.