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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)

Visualizing Data

In this chapter, we will look at visualizing GIS data. We will build on the knowledge gained in Chapter 2, Data Creation and Editing, in which we learned how to load, create, and edit GIS data. QGIS automatically styles data when added to the map. This is useful for a quick inspection, but to convey more meaning, we need to style our data so that the information presented becomes more intuitive. That is what this chapter is all about.

The topics covered in this chapter are as follows:

  • Styling data
  • Interactive styling
  • Styling Rasters
    • Styling Terrain data
    • Styling Satellite imagery
    • Raster toolbar
    • Styling landcover maps
  • Saving styles
  • Styling Vectors
    • Points
    • Simple markers and SVG
    • Lines
    • Polygons