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Building Mapping Applications with QGIS

By : Erik Westra
Book Image

Building Mapping Applications with QGIS

By: Erik Westra

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Building Mapping Applications with QGIS
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Free Chapter
Getting Started with QGIS

Chapter 2. The QGIS Python Console

In this chapter, we will look at the ways in which you can use the QGIS Python Console as a geospatial development tool. We will also use the console as a looking-glass to examine the world of QGIS programming. In particular, we will learn the following:

  • Explore the ways in which the console can be used to develop and execute Python code

  • Learn how to write Python scripts using the console's built-in source code editor

  • Discover various tips and techniques to work with the QGIS Console

  • Figure out how to manipulate the current project within QGIS using Python commands

  • Access geospatial data and perform geospatial calculations using the console

  • Use various QGIS user-interface elements within our Python programs