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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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In this chapter, we took a closer look at how we can create more complex maps using advanced vector layer styles, such as categorized or rule-based styles. We also covered the automatic and manual feature labeling options available in QGIS. This chapter also showed you how to create printable maps using the print composer and introduced the Atlas functionality for creating map books. Finally, we created web maps, which we can publish online.

Congratulations! In the chapters so far, you have learned how to install and use QGIS to create, edit, and analyze spatial data and how to present it in an effective manner. In the following and final chapter, we will take a look at expanding QGIS functionality using Python.