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Learn QGIS - Fourth Edition

By : Andrew Cutts, Anita Graser
Book Image

Learn QGIS - Fourth Edition

By: Andrew Cutts, Anita Graser

Overview of this book

QGIS 3.4 is the first LTR (long term release) of QGIS version 3. This is a giant leap forward for the project with tons of new features and impactful changes. Learn QGIS is fully updated for QGIS 3.4, covering its processing engine update, Python 3 de-facto coding environment, and the GeoPackage format. This book will help you get started on your QGIS journey, guiding you to develop your own processing pathway. You will explore the user interface, loading your data, editing, and then creating data. QGIS often surprises new users with its mapping capabilities; you will discover how easily you can style and create your first map. But that’s not all! In the final part of the book, you’ll learn about spatial analysis and the powerful tools in QGIS, and conclude by looking at Python processing options. By the end of the book, you will have become proficient in geospatial analysis using QGIS and Python.
Table of Contents (8 chapters)

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 This is 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 to, 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 community support, it's recommended to 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