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Learn QGIS - Fourth Edition

By : Andrew Cutts, Anita Graser
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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)

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Finally, we will take a look at databases and the process of creating data in the new GeoPackage format.

Creating a GeoPackage

At the start of this chapter, we looked at data formats and the GeoPackage format. Remember that, in QGIS 3, the GeoPackage format is the default format. So, let's finish this chapter by creating data in the GeoPackage format:

Create a new GeoPackage layer by clicking Layer | Create Layer | New GeoPackage Layer...:

Create a New GeoPackage Layer

Now fill in the resulting dialog box. Let's create a GeoPackage called My_first_GeoPackage, set the Geometry type as a Point, and add the ID and Name fields.

It should look similar to the following screenshot:

New GeoPackage Layer dialog...