The Challenge

Ipswich City Council (Council) commissioned WMS to facilitate a series of in-house short training sessions on the QGIS software package and its implementation and workflow within floodplain management.

Approach and Outcomes

The focuses of the sessions were:
  • Running an expanded demonstration covering QGIS layout, basic editing and processing tools, and workflow;
  • Demonstrating the expanded use of plugins, including the TUFLOW plugin for model setups as well as Crayfish for results viewing;
  • Creating a QGIS mapping template following Council’s style guide, and demonstrating its use and how to effectively create sets of maps using QGIS;
  • Providing guidance on how to import Council’s existing MapInfo based TUFLOW models into QGIS, and convert them to shapefile format;
  • Demonstrating the process of setting up a new TUFLOW project using QGIS, including setting up a sample drainage network from Council assets databases; and
  • Creating a short summary document outlining the above processes and workflows.