Learning QGIS 2.0


Learning QGIS 2.0
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  • Load and visualize vector and raster data
  • Create and edit spatial data and perform spatial analysis
  • Construct great maps and print them

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 110 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : September 2013
ISBN : 178216748X
ISBN 13 : 9781782167488
Author(s) : Anita Graser
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Open Source

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Getting Started with QGIS
Chapter 2: Viewing Spatial Data
Chapter 3: Data Creation and Editing
Chapter 4: Spatial Analysis
Chapter 5: Creating Great Maps
Index
    • Chapter 2: Viewing Spatial Data
      • Loading vector data from files
      • Dealing with coordinate reference systems
      • Loading raster files
        • Georeferencing raster maps
      • Loading data from databases
      • Loading data from web services
      • Styling raster layers
      • Styling vector layers
        • Creating point styles – an example of an airport style
        • Creating line styles – an example of river or road styles
        • Creating polygon styles – an example of a landmass style
      • Loading background maps
      • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Data Creation and Editing
        • Creating new vector layers
        • Working with feature selection tools
        • Editing vector geometries
        • Using the measuring tools
        • Editing attributes
        • Reprojecting and converting vector and raster data
        • Joining tabular data
        • Summary
        • Chapter 4: Spatial Analysis
          • Clipping rasters
          • Analyzing elevation / terrain data
          • Raster calculator
          • Converting between rasters and vectors
          • Accessing raster and vector layer statistics
          • Creating a heatmap from points
          • Vector geoprocessing with Processing
            • Identifying features in the proximity of others
            • Raster sampling at point locations
            • Mapping density with hexagonal grids
            • Calculating area shares within a region
          • Automated geoprocessing with the graphical modeler
          • Summary
          • Chapter 5: Creating Great Maps
            • Advanced vector styling
              • Creating a graduated style with size-scaling
              • Using categorized styles
              • Creating a rule-based style for road layers
            • Labeling
            • Designing print maps
            • Summary

            Anita Graser

            Anita Graser studied at FH Wr. Neustadt, Austria, where she graduated with a Master’s degree in Geomatics in 2010. During her studies, she acquired hands-on experience in the fields of geomarketing and transportation research. Since 2007, Anita has been working as a geographic information systems (GIS) expert with the Dynamic Transportation Systems group at the Austrian Institute of Technology, where she focuses on analyzing and visualizing spatio-temporal data and research project management. Anita is an OSGeo Charter member and QGIS team member. She has been working with GIS since 2005, and is writing a popular blog on open source GIS at anitagraser.com.

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            Errata

            - 4 submitted: last submission 21 May 2014

            Errata Category: Others Page number: 66 Chapter number: 4

            Line number 4 is : in Analysis  | options and configuration. 

            It should be : in Processing | options and configuration

            Errata Category: Others Page number: 19

            The last line of the page is:

            going to Settings| Project Properties as you can see in the following screenshot:

            It should be:

            going to Project | Project Properties as you can see in the following screenshot:

            Errata Category: Others  

            Chapter 4: Spatial Analysis

            Section: Vector geoprocessing with Processing 

            Page 63 , first paragraph, line 3 is:
            "we find an Analysis menu where we can activate the toolbox"
            Should be:
            "we find a Processing menu where we can activate the toolbox"

            Section: Identifying features in the proximity of others
            Page: 65, first paragraph , line 2 is:
            "you can go to Analysis | history and log"
            Should be:
            "you can go to Processing | history and log"

            Section: Raster sampling at point locations
            Page 66, first paragraph, line 4 is:
            "is configured correctly in Analysis | options and configuration"
            Should be:
            "is configured correctly in Processing | options and configuration"

            Section: Calculating area shares within a region
            Page 69, second paragraph, line 3 is:
            "can be changed in Analysis | options and configuration"
            Should be:
            "can be changed in Processing | options and configuration"

            Section: Automated geoprocessing with the graphical modeler
            Page 72, first paragraph, line 2 is:
            "To create a model, we go to Analysis | Graphical modeler"
            Should be:
            "To create a model, we go to Processing | Graphical modeler" 

            Page: 70  Second Line is:

            the Export/Add geometry columnstool, which adds the area and parameter to the

            It should be:

            the Export/Add geometry columnstool, which adds the area and perimeter to the

             

            Errata Category: Typo

            Chapter 2: Viewing Spatial Data


            Section: Loading background maps

            Page 35, First line is: "If you load the OSM Landscape layer, your  map will look like the following screenshot:"

            Should be : "If you load the OCM Landscape layer, your  map will look like the following screenshot:"

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            What you will learn from this book

            • Installing QGIS
            • Getting comfortable with the QGIS user interface
            • Loading vector and raster data from files, databases, and web services
            • Creating, editing, and visualizing spatial data
            • Performing geoprocessing tasks
            • Automating geoprocessing and spatial analysis tasks
            • Creating advanced cartographic output
            • Designing great print maps

            In Detail

            QGIS is a user friendly open source geographic information system (GIS) that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows. The popularity of open source geographic information systems and QGIS in particular has been growing rapidly over the last few years. More and more companies and institutions are adopting QGIS and even switching to QGIS as their main GIS.

            Learning QGIS 2.0 is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with clear, step-by-step exercises that will help you to apply your GIS knowledge to QGIS. Containing a number of clear, practical exercises, this book will introduce you to working with QGIS, quickly and painlessly. If you want to take advantage of the wide range of functionalities that QGIS offers, then this is the book for you.

            This book takes you from installing and configuring QGIS, through handling spatial data to creating great maps. You will learn how to load and visualize existing spatial data and how to create data from scratch. You will perform common geoprocessing and spatial analysis tasks and automate them. We will cover how to achieve great cartographic output and print maps. You will learn everything you need to know to handle spatial data management, processing, and visualization tasks in QGIS.

            Approach

            A short book with a lot of hands-on examples to help you learn in a practical way.

            Who this book is for

            This book is great for users, developers, and consultants who know the basic functions and processes of a GIS but want to know how to use QGIS to achieve the results they are used to a full-fledged GIS.

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