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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Book Details

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with QGIS
Installing QGIS
Running QGIS for the first time
Introducing the QGIS user interface
Summary
Chapter 2: Viewing Spatial Data
Loading vector data from files
Dealing with coordinate reference systems
Loading raster files
Loading data from databases
Loading data from OGC Web Services
Styling raster layers
Styling vector layers
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 the raster and vector layer statistics
Creating a heatmap from points
Vector geoprocessing using Processing
Automated geoprocessing with the graphical modeler
Leveraging the power of spatial databases
Summary
Chapter 5: Creating Great Maps
Advanced vector styling
Labeling
Designing print maps
Summary
Chapter 6: Extending QGIS with Python
Getting to know the Python console
Creating custom geoprocessing scripts using Python
Developing your first plugin
Summary

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

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with QGIS
Installing QGIS
Running QGIS for the first time
Introducing the QGIS user interface
Summary
Chapter 2: Viewing Spatial Data
Loading vector data from files
Dealing with coordinate reference systems
Loading raster files
Loading data from databases
Loading data from OGC Web Services
Styling raster layers
Styling vector layers
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 the raster and vector layer statistics
Creating a heatmap from points
Vector geoprocessing using Processing
Automated geoprocessing with the graphical modeler
Leveraging the power of spatial databases
Summary
Chapter 5: Creating Great Maps
Advanced vector styling
Labeling
Designing print maps
Summary
Chapter 6: Extending QGIS with Python
Getting to know the Python console
Creating custom geoprocessing scripts using Python
Developing your first plugin
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781784392031
Paperback150 pages
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