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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)

Creating Great Maps

In this chapter, we will cover some of the important features of QGIS that enable us to create great maps. We will also learn how to label features, which can now be done interactively in QGIS 3. QGIS 3 has improved the way maps are created with new print layout tools. We will look at these in detail in the coming sections, before looking at ways of sharing data at the end of the chapter.

Topics covered in this chapter include the following:

  • Communicating with data
  • Labeling
  • Creating maps
  • Loading data
  • Map outputs
QGIS 3 is used on a worldwide basis to produce stunning maps. To get an idea of the maps that QGIS is capable of producing, visit the following link: