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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 your skills using Python

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.

  • Load, visualize, and edit vector and raster data
  • Create professional maps and applications to present geospatial data
  • A concise guide, packed with detailed real-world examples to get you started with QGIS
Page Count 150
Course Length 4 hours 30 minutes
ISBN 9781784392031
Date Of Publication 5 Dec 2014


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.