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Learning QGIS 2.0

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Learn
  • 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
About

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.

Features
  • Load and visualize vector and raster data
  • Create and edit spatial data and perform spatial analysis
  • Construct great maps and print them
Page Count 110
Course Length 3 hours 18 minutes
ISBN 9781782167488
Date Of Publication 16 Sep 2013

Authors

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.