QGIS 2 Cookbook

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  • Import and export common tricky spatial data formats
  • Perform classic vector and raster analysis with QGIS
  • Utilize spatial databases and data management tools
  • Use and create geographic web services and maps
  • Explore and create time-based visualizations
  • Perform network building and routing analysis
  • Extend QGIS capabilities with popular plugins and toolbox automation
  • Make beautiful and unique maps with customized cartography

QGIS is a user-friendly, cross-platform desktop geographic information system used to make maps and analyze spatial data. QGIS allows users to understand, question, interpret, and visualize spatial data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps. This book is a collection of simple to advanced techniques that are needed in everyday geospatial work, and shows how to accomplish them with QGIS. You will begin by understanding the different types of data management techniques, as well as how data exploration works. You will then learn how to perform classic vector and raster analysis with QGIS, apart from creating time-based visualizations. Finally, you will learn how to create interactive and visually appealing maps with custom cartography. By the end of this book, you will have all the necessary knowledge to handle spatial data management, exploration, and visualization tasks in QGIS.

  • Explore and create time-based visualizations and build interactive maps
  • Maximize your use of the QGIS features, plugins and toolbox automation
  • Packed with lots of sample datasets to enable a better understanding of the code
Page Count 390
Course Length 11 hours 42 minutes
ISBN 9781783984961
Date Of Publication 28 Apr 2016


Alex Mandel

Alex Mandel is a geospatial scientist who has a PhD in geography and more than 12 years of experience in applying GIS to a variety of projects. He has also taught courses on GIS, geospatial programming, and Geoweb.

Víctor Olaya Ferrero

 Víctor Olaya Ferrero is a GIS developer. He is the creator and main developer of the QGIS Processing Framework. He is also the author of Sistemas de Información Geográfica, a free book about the fundamentals of GIS.

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.

Alexander Bruy

Alexander Bruy is a GFOSS advocate and open source developer working on the QGIS project. He has also maintained a collection of his own open source projects. He has been working with QGIS since 2006, and now he is an OSGeo charter member and QGIS core developer. He is also the author of QGIS By Example, Packt Publishing.

Alexander is currently a freelance GIS developer and works for various companies worldwide.