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Learning QGIS 2.0 by Anita Graser

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Chapter 2. Viewing Spatial Data

In this chapter, we will cover how to view spatial data from different data sources. QGIS supports many file and database formats as well as OGC Web Services. We will first see how we can load layers from these different data sources. We will then look into the basics of styling both vector and raster layers and will create our first map, which you can see in the following screenshot. We will finish this chapter with an example for loading background maps from online services.

Viewing Spatial Data

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For the examples in this chapter, we will be using sample data provided by the QGIS project and available for download from download.osgeo.org/qgis/data/qgis_sample_data.zip ...

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