QGIS 2 Cookbook
Become a QGIS power user and master QGIS data management, visualization, and spatial analysis techniquesAbout This BookExplore and create time-based visualizations and build interactive mapsMaximize your use of the QGIS features, plugins and toolbox automationPacked with lots of sample datasets to enable a better understanding of the codeWho This Book Is ForIf 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 LearnImport and export common tricky spatial data formatsPerform classic vector and raster analysis with QGISUtilize spatial databases and data management toolsUse and create geographic web services and mapsExplore and create time-based visualizationsPerform network building and routing analysisExtend QGIS capabilities with popular plugins and toolbox automationMake beautiful and unique maps with customized cartographyIn DetailQGIS 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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