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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)

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Where Do I Start?, covers the installation of QGIS 3.4, major changes since QGIS 2.x, UI, and getting help.

Chapter 2, Data Creation and Editing, covers data formats, loading data, interacting with it, and vector and raster data.

Chapter 3, Visualizing Data, explains how to interactively style vector and raster GIS data.

Chapter 4, Creating Great Maps, covers the labeling of data, creating maps, and map outputs.

Chapter 5, Spatial Analysis, explains the Processing Toolbox, spatial analysis of vector and raster data, batch processing, and modeling.

Chapter 6, Extending QGIS with Python, covers actions, the Python console, plugins, and 3D applications.