Learning QGIS - Third Edition

The latest guide to using QGIS 2.14 to create great maps and perform geoprocessing tasks with ease

Learning QGIS - Third Edition

Anita Graser

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The latest guide to using QGIS 2.14 to create great maps and perform geoprocessing tasks with ease
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Book Details

ISBN 139781785880339
Paperback210 pages

Book Description

QGIS is a user-friendly open source geographic information system (GIS) that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows. The popularity of open source geographic information systems and QGIS in particular has been growing rapidly over the last few years.

Learning QGIS Third Edition is a practical, hands-on guide updated for QGIS 2.14 that provides you with clear, step-by-step exercises to help you apply your GIS knowledge to QGIS. Through clear, practical exercises, this book will introduce you to working with QGIS quickly and painlessly.

This book takes you from installing and configuring QGIS 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 get to know important plugins, perform common geoprocessing and spatial analysis tasks and automate them with Processing.

We will cover how to achieve great cartographic output and print maps. Finally, you will learn how to extend QGIS 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
Finding help and reporting issues
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
Dealing with project files
Summary
Chapter 3: Data Creation and Editing
Creating new vector layers
Working with feature selection tools
Editing vector geometries
Using measuring tools
Editing attributes
Reprojecting and converting vector and raster data
Joining tabular data
Using temporary scratch layers
Checking for topological errors and fixing them
Adding data to spatial databases
Summary
Chapter 4: Spatial Analysis
Analyzing raster data
Combining raster and vector data
Vector and raster analysis with Processing
Leveraging the power of spatial databases
Summary
Chapter 5: Creating Great Maps
Advanced vector styling
Labeling
Designing print maps
Presenting your maps online
Summary
Chapter 6: Extending QGIS with Python
Adding functionality using actions
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 QGIS 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
Finding help and reporting issues
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
Dealing with project files
Summary
Chapter 3: Data Creation and Editing
Creating new vector layers
Working with feature selection tools
Editing vector geometries
Using measuring tools
Editing attributes
Reprojecting and converting vector and raster data
Joining tabular data
Using temporary scratch layers
Checking for topological errors and fixing them
Adding data to spatial databases
Summary
Chapter 4: Spatial Analysis
Analyzing raster data
Combining raster and vector data
Vector and raster analysis with Processing
Leveraging the power of spatial databases
Summary
Chapter 5: Creating Great Maps
Advanced vector styling
Labeling
Designing print maps
Presenting your maps online
Summary
Chapter 6: Extending QGIS with Python
Adding functionality using actions
Getting to know the Python Console
Creating custom geoprocessing scripts using Python
Developing your first plugin
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781785880339
Paperback210 pages
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