Learning QGIS - Second Edition

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This book is great for users, developers, and consultants who know the basic functions and processes of GIS but want to learn to use QGIS to analyze geospatial data and create rich mapping applications. If you want to take advantage of the wide range of functionalities that QGIS offers, then this is the book for you.
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Anita Graser studied Geomatics at FH Wr. Neustadt, Austria, where she graduated with a Master's degree in 2010. During her studies, she gained hands-on experience in the fields of geomarketing and transportation research. Since 2007, Anita has been working as a geographic information systems (GIS) expert with the Dynamic Transportation Systems group at the Austrian Institute of Technology, where she focuses on analyzing and visualizing spatiotemporal data. Anita is a charter member of OSGeo and PSC member of QGIS. She has been working with GIS since 2005, and writes a popular blog on open source GIS at www.anitagraser.com.
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Packt Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Dec 5, 2014
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Pages
150
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ISBN
9781784396350
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Computer Vision & Pattern Recognition
Computers / Enterprise Applications / Business Intelligence Tools
Computers / Programming Languages / Python
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The latest guide to using QGIS 2.14 to create great maps and perform geoprocessing tasks with easeAbout This BookLearn how to work with various 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.A progressive hands-on guide that builds on a geo-spatial data and adds more reactive maps by using geometry tools.Who This Book Is For

This book is great for users, developers, and consultants who know the basic functions and processes of GIS and want to learn to use QGIS to analyze geospatial data and create rich mapping applications. If you want to take advantage of the wide range of functionalities that QGIS offers, then this is the book for you.

What You Will LearnInstall QGIS and get familiar with the user interfaceLoad vector and raster data from files, databases, and web servicesCreate, visualize, and edit spatial dataPerform geoprocessing tasks and automate themCreate advanced cartographic outputsDesign great print mapsExpand QGIS using PythonIn Detail

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.

Style and approach

A step by step approach to explain concepts of Geospatial map with the help of real life examples

The latest guide to using QGIS 2.14 to create great maps and perform geoprocessing tasks with easeAbout This BookLearn how to work with various 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.A progressive hands-on guide that builds on a geo-spatial data and adds more reactive maps by using geometry tools.Who This Book Is For

This book is great for users, developers, and consultants who know the basic functions and processes of GIS and want to learn to use QGIS to analyze geospatial data and create rich mapping applications. If you want to take advantage of the wide range of functionalities that QGIS offers, then this is the book for you.

What You Will LearnInstall QGIS and get familiar with the user interfaceLoad vector and raster data from files, databases, and web servicesCreate, visualize, and edit spatial dataPerform geoprocessing tasks and automate themCreate advanced cartographic outputsDesign great print mapsExpand QGIS using PythonIn Detail

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.

Style and approach

A step by step approach to explain concepts of Geospatial map with the help of real life examples

Become a QGIS power user and master QGIS data management, visualization, and spatial analysis techniquesAbout This BookExplore and create time-based visualizations and build interactive mapsMaximize your use of the QGIS features, plugins and toolbox automationPacked with lots of sample datasets to enable a better understanding of the codeWho This Book Is For

If you are an intermediate GIS user, with either previous experience in QGIS or any other GIS application, this is the book for you. The recipes can be used to learn more advanced techniques in QGIS or to replicate the functionalities equivalent to other GIS platforms. This book assumes that you already have a working QGIS system in place.

What You Will LearnImport and export common tricky spatial data formatsPerform classic vector and raster analysis with QGISUtilize spatial databases and data management toolsUse and create geographic web services and mapsExplore and create time-based visualizationsPerform network building and routing analysisExtend QGIS capabilities with popular plugins and toolbox automationMake beautiful and unique maps with customized cartographyIn Detail

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.

Style and approach

This book covers practical examples, with step-by-step instructions on how to use real world data covering common GIS operations and the different analysis techniques. It provides detailed explanations and applications of QGIS concepts that will allow the user to effectively analyze spatial data.

Master data management, visualization, and spatial analysis techniques in QGIS and become a GIS power userAbout This BookLearn how to work with various types of data and create beautiful maps using this easy-to-follow guideGive a touch of professionalism to your maps, both for functionality and look and feel, with the help of this practical guideThis progressive, hands-on guide builds on a geo-spatial data and adds more reactive maps using geometry tools.Who This Book Is For

If you are a user, developer, or consultant and want to know how to use QGIS to achieve the results you are used to from other types of GIS, then this learning path is for you. You are expected to be comfortable with core GIS concepts. This Learning Path will make you an expert with QGIS by showing you how to develop more complex, layered map applications. It will launch you to the next level of GIS users.

What You Will LearnCreate your first map by styling both vector and raster layers from different data sourcesUse parameters such as precipitation, relative humidity, and temperature to predict the vulnerability of fields and crops to mildewRe-project vector and raster data and see how to convert between different style formatsUse a mix of web services to provide a collaborative data systemUse raster analysis and a model automation tool to model the physical conditions for hydrological analysisGet the most out of the cartographic tools to in QGIS to reveal the advanced tips and tricks of cartographyIn Detail

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 GraserQGIS Blueprints by Ben MearnsQGIS 2 Cookbook by Alex Mandel, Victor Olaya Ferrero, Anita Graser, Alexander BruyStyle and approach

This Learning Path will get you up and running with QGIS. We start off with an introduction to QGIS and create maps and plugins. Then, we will guide you through Blueprints for geographic web applications, each of which will teach you a different feature by boiling down a complex workflow into steps you can follow. Finally, you'll turn your attention to becoming a QGIS power user and master data management, visualization, and spatial analysis techniques of QGIS.

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