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Mastering QGIS by GISP Dr. John Van Hoesen, GISP Dr. Richard Smith Jr., GISP Kurt Menke, Dr. Luigi Pirelli

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Advanced field calculations

QGIS Desktop provides powerful field-calculation functionality. In the field calculator, advanced mathematical, geometry, string, date and time, type conversion, and conditional functions are available for use. Leveraging these advanced functions along with standard operators allows for some powerful field calculations.

This section will explain the field calculator interface in detail, followed by multiple examples of advanced field calculations from a variety of functional areas. It is assumed that you know the basics of field calculations and common operators.

Exploring the field calculator interface

The field calculator can be opened in three ways, which are as follows:

  • Open the attribute table of the layer whose details ...

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