Free QGIS Tutorial
One of the more popular desktop geographic information system (GIS) software packages available these days happens to be the free open source software, called QGIS.
QGIS is a user friendly Open Source GIS licensed under the General Public License (GNU). QGIS provides a number of capabilities allowing you to manage, edit, visualize, analyse and create maps. The first step to making your own maps is to get all of the data that you will need, click here to download Canadian data.
Below are some free tutorials to help you get started using QGIS.