QGIS:Becoming a GIS Power User

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  • Create your first map by styling both vector and raster layers from different data sources
  • Use parameters such as precipitation, relative humidity, and temperature to predict the vulnerability of fields and crops to mildew
  • Re-project vector and raster data and see how to convert between different style formats
  • Use a mix of web services to provide a collaborative data system
  • Use raster analysis and a model automation tool to model the physical conditions for hydrological analysis
  • Get the most out of the cartographic tools to in QGIS to reveal the advanced tips and tricks of cartography

The first module Learning QGIS, Third edition covers the installation and configuration of QGIS. You’ll become a master in data creation and editing, and creating great maps. By the end of this module, you’ll be able to extend QGIS with Python, getting in-depth with developing custom tools for the Processing Toolbox.

The second module QGIS Blueprints gives you an overview of the application types and the technical aspects along with few examples from the digital humanities. After estimating unknown values using interpolation methods and demonstrating visualization and analytical techniques, the module ends by creating an editable and data-rich map for the discovery of community information.

The third module QGIS 2 Cookbook covers data input and output with special instructions for trickier formats. Later, we dive into exploring data, data management, and preprocessing steps to cut your data to just the important areas. At the end of this module, you will dive into the methods for analyzing routes and networks, and learn how to take QGIS beyond the out-of-the-box features with plug-ins, customization, and add-on tools.

This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products:

  • Learning QGIS, Third Edition by Anita Graser
  • QGIS Blueprints by Ben Mearns
  • QGIS 2 Cookbook by Alex Mandel, Víctor Olaya Ferrero, Anita Graser, Alexander Bruy
  • Learn how to work with various types of data and create beautiful maps using this easy-to-follow guide
  • Give a touch of professionalism to your maps, both for functionality and look and feel, with the help of this practical guide
  • This progressive, hands-on guide builds on a geo-spatial data and adds more reactive maps using geometry tools.
Page Count 819
Course Length 24 hours 34 minutes
ISBN 9781788299725
Date Of Publication 28 Feb 2017


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.

Ben Mearns

Ben Mearns was previously the Lead Geospatial Information Consultant at the University of Delaware, where he was the senior GIS professional charged with leading, developing, and advising on GIS solutions. He developed the GeoServer-based campus mapping system. He has held GIS and data positions at the University of Pennsylvania Cartographic Modeling Lab, Princeton University Department of Sociology, and Macalester College Department of Geography.

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.

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.