Learning QGIS - Second Edition

Use QGIS to create great maps and perform all the geoprocessing tasks you need

Learning QGIS - Second Edition

Anita Graser

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Use QGIS to create great maps and perform all the geoprocessing tasks you need
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ISBN 139781784392031
Paperback150 pages

Book Description

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 it their main GIS.

Learning QGIS Second Edition is a practical, hands-on guide updated for QGIS 2.6 that provides you with clear, step-by-step exercises to help you apply your GIS knowledge. Through a number of clear, practical exercises, this book will introduce you to working with QGIS quickly and painlessly. This book takes you from installing and configuring 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 perform common geoprocessing and spatial analysis tasks and automate them. We will cover how to achieve great cartographic output and print maps. Finally, you will learn to extend using Python and even create your own plugin.

What You Will Learn

  • 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 your skills using Python

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