Mastering QGIS - Second Edition by Kurt Menke,Dr. Richard Smith Jr.,Dr. Luigi Pirelli,Dr. John

By Kurt Menke,Dr. Richard Smith Jr.,Dr. Luigi Pirelli,Dr. John Van Hoesen

Key Features

  • This ebook is your one-stop way to your whole GIS wishes utilizing the open resource QGIS
  • Master QGIS via studying approximately database integration, geoprocessing instruments, Python scripts, complicated cartography, and customized plugins
  • This example-rich, functional consultant may also help you create subtle analyses and maps

Book Description

QGIS is an open resource approach to GIS. it truly is popular by means of GIS execs worldwide. it's the prime substitute to the proprietary GIS software program. even if QGIS is defined as intuitive, it's also via default complicated. realizing which instruments to take advantage of and the way to use them is vital to generating invaluable deliverables on time.

Starting with a refresher at the QGIS fundamentals, this publication will take you throughout to making your first customized QGIS plugin. From the refresher, we'll recap how one can create, populate, and deal with a spatial database. you are going to additionally stroll via styling GIS info, from developing customized symbols and colour ramps to utilizing mixing modes. within the subsequent part, you'll find easy methods to arrange vector, warmth maps, and create reside layer results, labeling, and raster info for processing. you will additionally notice complex information production and enhancing techniques.

The final 3rd of the booklet covers the extra technical features of QGIS comparable to utilizing LAStools and GRASS GIS's integration with the Processing Toolbox, find out how to automate workflows with batch processing, and the way to create graphical types. eventually, you will discover easy methods to create and run Python info processing scripts and write your personal QGIS plugin with pyqgis.

By the top of the booklet, you'll know the way to paintings with all of the elements of QGIS, and may be capable to use it for any kind of GIS work.

What you are going to learn

  • Create and deal with a spatial database
  • Get to grasp complicated options to type GIS data
  • Prepare either vector and raster information for processing
  • Add warmth maps, stay layer results, and labels on your maps
  • Adding LAStools and GRASS integration with the Processing Toolbox
  • Edit and service topological facts errors
  • Automate workflows with batch processing and the QGIS Graphical Modeler
  • Integrate Python scripting into your info processing workflows
  • Develop your individual QGIS plugin

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