Over 140 recipes to help you turn QGIS from a desktop GIS tool into a powerful automated geospatial framework
QGIS Python Programming will teach you how to write Python code that works with spatial data to automate geoprocessing tasks in QGIS. It will cover topics such as querying and editing vector data and using raster data. You will also learn to create, edit, and optimize a vector layer for faster queries, reproject a vector layer, reduce the number of vertices in a vector layer without losing critical data, and convert a raster to a vector. Following this, you will come across recipes that will help you to compose static maps, create heavily customized maps, and add specialized labels and annotations. Apart from this, the book will also share a few tips and tricks based on different aspects of QGIS.
What You Will Learn
Build a library of reusable scripts with ScriptRunner
Create, import, and edit geospatial data on disk or in memory
Get to know more about dynamic mapping
Create and add features to static maps
Create a mapbook
Reproject a vector layer
Geolocate photos on a map
Combine multiple rasters into one image
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