Poster of workshop - Introduction to Free and Open-source GIS

Professional Geospatial Workshop

"Introduction to Free and Open-source Geographic Information System (GIS)"



Free and open-source software (FOSS) are applications that users can freely access and modify their source code. FOSS GIS provides alternatives to proprietary software. This workshop introduces the basics of QGIS and Python - two popular open-source GIS for handling geospatial tasks.

Intended Audience

Parties and individuals with experience using GIS and fundamental understanding of GIS


1. Professional Geospatial Workshop – "Introduction to Free and Open-source Geographic Information System (GIS)" 

2. Tour in Geospatial Lab, with showcases and demonstrations (Face-to-face session only)


31 December 2022 at 10:00 – 12:00


Geospatial Lab (Units 915-918, 9/F, Tower 1, Millennium City 1, 388 Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon) or online observation

Guest Lecturers: Mr. Kenneth Wong, member of HKGISA, teaching assistant and researcher, Department of Urban Planning and Design, University of Hong Kong
(Please refer to “Introduction of Guest Lecturer” for details)


Cantonese, supplemented by English teaching materials

Registration Details

  • Please register via the registration link

  • Quota for face-to-face session: 25 (first-come-first-served)

  • Free of charge

  • The workshop with hands-on practice will be conducted in face-to-face session. Participants can also join via virtual session as observers

  • Successful applicants will be notified individually by phone or email

*Geospatial Lab reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the activity

Introduction of Guest Lecturer

Mr. Kenneth Wong

Kenneth is currently a teaching assistant and researcher at The Department of Urban Planning and Design, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), in which he received his M.Sc in Urban Planning and B.A. in Urban Studies. His works lay in geospatial data manipulation, analysis and visualisation for various urban planning/analytics projects. The outputs range among academic papers, web articles, web map applications and interactive charts. As an urbanist, he is passionate about developing Geographic Information System (GIS) applications for urban planning and built environment. 


Please contact the Geospatial Lab via 3708 7260, WhatsApp 9187 2916 or email