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Learning QGIS - Third Edition

By : Anita Graser
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Learning QGIS - Third Edition

By: Anita Graser

Overview of this book

QGIS is a user-friendly open source geographic information system (GIS) that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows. The popularity of open source geographic information systems and QGIS in particular has been growing rapidly over the last few years. Learning QGIS Third Edition is a practical, hands-on guide updated for QGIS 2.14 that provides you with clear, step-by-step exercises to help you apply your GIS knowledge to QGIS. Through clear, practical exercises, this book will introduce you to working with QGIS quickly and painlessly. This book takes you from installing and configuring QGIS to handling spatial data to creating great maps. You will learn how to load and visualize existing spatial data and create data from scratch. You will get to know important plugins, perform common geoprocessing and spatial analysis tasks and automate them with Processing. We will cover how to achieve great cartographic output and print maps. Finally, you will learn how to extend QGIS using Python and even create your own plugin.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Learning QGIS Third Edition
About the Author
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Finding help and reporting issues

The QGIS community offers a variety of different community-based support options. These include the following:

  • GIS StackExchange: One of the most popular support channels is It's a general-purpose GIS question-and-answer site. If you use the tag qgis, you will see all QGIS-related questions and answers at

  • Mailing lists: The most important mailing list for user questions is qgis-user. For a full list of available mailing lists and links to sign up, visit To comfortably search for existing mailing list threads, you can use Nabble (

  • Chat: A lot of developer communication runs through IRC. There is a #qgis channel on You can visit it using, for example, the web interface at


Before contacting the community support, it's recommended to first take a look at the documentation at

If you prefer commercial support, you can find a list of companies that provide support and custom development at

If you find a bug, please report it because the QGIS developers can only fix the bugs that they are aware of. For details on how to report bugs, visit