Become a QGIS power user and master QGIS data management, visualization, and spatial analysis techniques
About This Book
Explore and create time-based visualizations and build interactive maps
Maximize your use of the QGIS features, plugins and toolbox automation
Packed with lots of sample datasets to enable a better understanding of the code
Who 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 Learn
Import and export common tricky spatial data formats
Perform classic vector and raster analysis with QGIS
Utilize spatial databases and data management tools
Use and create geographic web services and maps
Explore and create time-based visualizations
Perform network building and routing analysis
Extend QGIS capabilities with popular plugins and toolbox automation
Make beautiful and unique maps with customized cartography
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.
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