Prag Foundation and Alliance for Community Capacity Building for North East India conducted a professional development course on Quantum GIS, open-source GIS software, from 19-21 April 2011. The workshop was successfully completed under the supervision of Dr Rituparna Bhattacharyya, MA (BHU), PhD (Newcastle), Mr Sanjay Prasad, Director, Geo Edge Modeling & Mapping Consultants, Ghaziabad, UP, 201014 and Sonu Sharma, GIS Consultant, GEMM Consultant, Ghaziabad, UP, 201014. The feedback forms state that 99.9% of the participants were highly satisfied with the homely atmosphere of the teaching and learning process alongside the structure and content of the course rating it ‘excellent’. One stated ‘I learned a lot about GIS skills and that too using Open Source software in a homely atmosphere. I am thankful to the organisers and the instructors but the duration of the course was too short. But definitely, I am going to recommend this course to my friends’.