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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
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Presenting your maps online

Besides print maps, web maps are another popular way of publishing maps. In this section, we will use different QGIS plugins to create different types of web map.

Exporting a web map

To create web maps from within QGIS, we can use the qgis2web plugin, which we have to install using the Plugin Manager. Once it is installed, go to Web | qgis2web | Create web map to start it. qgis2web supports the two most popular open source web mapping libraries: OpenLayers 3, and Leaflet.

The following screenshot shows an example of our airports dataset. In this example, we are using the Leaflet library (as configured in the bottom-left corner of the following screenshot) because at the time of writing this book, only Leaflet supports SVG markers:

  1. In the top-left corner, you can configure which layers from your project should be displayed on the web map, as well as the Info popup content, which is displayed when the user clicks on or hovers over a feature (depending on the Show popups...