QGIS Quick Start Guide

QGIS Quick Start Guide

A beginner's guide to getting started with QGIS 3.4


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Formats : PDF, EPUB, MOBI (Downlodable)

Pages : 164

ISBN : 9781789340044

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

Step through loading GIS data, creating GIS data, styling GIS and making maps with QGIS following a simple narrative that will allow you to build confidence as you progress.

Key Features

  • Work with GIS data, a step by step guide from creation to making a map
  • Perform geoprocessing tasks and automate them using model builder
  • Explore a range of features in QGIS 3.4, discover the power behind open source desktop GIS

Book Description

QGIS is a user friendly, open source geographic information system (GIS). The popularity of open source GIS and QGIS, in particular, has been growing rapidly over the last few years. This book is designed to help beginners learn about all the tools required to use QGIS 3.4.

This book will provide you with clear, step-by-step instructions to help you apply your GIS knowledge to QGIS. You begin with an overview of QGIS 3.4 and its installation. You will learn how to load existing spatial data and create vector data from scratch. You will then be creating styles and labels for maps. The final two chapters demonstrate the Processing toolbox and include a brief investigation on how to extend QGIS.

Throughout this book, we will be using the GeoPackage format, and we will also discuss how QGIS can support many different types of data.

Finally, you will learn where to get help and how to become engaged with the GIS community.

What you will learn

  • Use existing data to interact with the canvas via zoom/pan/selection
  • Create vector data and a GeoPackage and build a simple project around it
  • Style data, both vector and raster data, using the Layer Styling Panel
  • Design, label, save, and export maps using the data you have created
  • Analyze spatial queries using the Processing toolbox
  • Expand QGIS with the help of plugins, model builder, and the command line

Who this book is for

If you know the basic functions and processes of GIS, and want to learn to use QGIS to analyze geospatial data and create rich mapping applications, then this is the book for you.

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Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,500 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

As part of our mission, we have also awarded over $1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.

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