Getting Started with QGIS [Video]

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  • Install QGIS and get familiar with the user interface
  • Load vector and raster data from files, databases, and web services
  • Create, visualize, and edit spatial data
  • Perform geoprocessing tasks and automate them
  • Create advanced cartographic outputs
  • Design great print maps
  • Expand QGIS using Python

QGIS is a user-friendly open source geographic information system (GIS) that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows. The popularity of open source geographic information systems and QGIS in particular has been growing rapidly over the last few years. This video is a practical, hands-on course updated for QGIS 2.14 that provides you with clear, step-by-step exercises to help you apply your GIS knowledge to QGIS.

This video takes you from installing and configuring QGIS to handling spatial data to creating great maps. You will learn how to load and visualize existing spatial data and create data from scratch. You will get to know important plugins, perform common geoprocessing and spatial analysis tasks, and automate them with processing. We will cover how to achieve great cartographic output and print maps. Finally, you will learn how to extend QGIS using Python and even create your own plugin.

Style and Approach

This video takes a step-by-step approach to explain the concepts of Geospatial map with the help of real-life examples. Through clear, practical exercises, this video will introduce you to working with QGIS quickly and painlessly.


  • Learn how to work with various data and create beautiful maps using this easy-to-follow course
  • Add a touch of professionalism to your maps to improve the functionality and the look and feel with the help of this practical course
  • This progressive hands-on guide builds on a geo-spatial data and adds more reactive maps by using geometry tools
Course Length 4 hours 17 minutes
ISBN 9781788397049
Date Of Publication 29 Jun 2017


Anita Graser

Anita Graser is a spatial data scientist, open source GIS advocate, and author with a background in geographic information science. She is currently working with the Center for Mobility Systems at the Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna and teaching QGIS classes at UNIGIS Salzburg. She serves on the QGIS project steering committee. and has published several books about QGIS. Furthermore, she develops tools, such as the Time Manager plugin for QGIS. You can follow her on Twitter @underdarkGIS.