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Mastering QGIS : go beyond the basics and unleash the full power of QGIS with practical step-by-step examples

Author: Kurt Menke; Richard Smith, Jr.; Luigi Pirelli; John Van Hoesen
Publisher: Birmingham, UK : Packt Publishing, 2016. ©2016
Series: Community experience distilled.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Go beyond the basics and unleash the full power of QGIS with practical, step-by-step examplesAbout This Book This book is your one-stop solution to all of your GIS needs using the open source QGIS Master QGIS by learning about database integration, geoprocessing tools, Python scripts, advanced cartography, and custom plugins This example-rich, practical guide will help you create sophisticated analyses and mapsWho  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)956749544
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Menke; Richard Smith, Jr.; Luigi Pirelli; John Van Hoesen
ISBN: 9781784390068 1784390062 1786463628 9781786463623
OCLC Number: 1031717957
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 457 pages ): illustrations, maps.
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Credits; Foreword; About the Authors; About the Reviewer; www.PacktPub.com; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: A Refreshing Look at QGIS; Release schedules; QGIS download and installation; Installing QGIS on Windows; Installing QGIS on Mac OS X; Installing QGIS on Ubuntu Linux; Installing QGIS only; Installing QGIS and other FOSSGIS packages; Installing QGIS on a Chromebook; Tour of QGIS; Familiarizing yourself with QGIS Desktop; User interface themes; Familiarizing yourself with QGIS Browser; Loading data into QGIS Desktop; Loading vector data; Loading raster data. Loading databasesLoading web services; Working with CRS; Working with tables; Creating table joins; Editing data; Snapping; Styling vector data; Styling raster data; Enhancing raster display with contrast enhancement; Blending modes; Composing maps; Adding functionality with plugins; Custom QGIS variables; Using Project level variables in the Print Composer; Using variables in data defined overrides; Using Layer level variables; Summary; Chapter 2: Creating Spatial Databases; Fundamental database concepts; Describing database tables; Knowing about table relationships. Reviewing the basics of Structured Query LanguageCreating a spatial database; Importing data into a SpatiaLite database; Importing KML into SpatiaLite; Importing a shapefile into SpatiaLite; Importing tables into SpatiaLite; Exporting tables out of SpatiaLite; Managing tables; Creating a new table; Renaming a table; Editing table properties; Deleting a table; Emptying a table; Creating queries and views; Creating a SQL query; Creating a spatial view; Dropping a spatial view; Summary; Chapter 3: Styling Raster and Vector Data; Choosing and managing colors. Always-available color picker componentsChangeable panels in color picker; Color ramp; Color wheel; Color swatches; Color sampler; Color picker components available in the Layers panel; Managing color ramps; Managing the QGIS color ramp collection; Renaming a color ramp; Removing a color ramp; Exporting a color ramp; Importing a color ramp; Adding a color ramp; Editing a color ramp; Styling singleband rasters; Paletted raster band rendering; Singleband gray raster band rendering; Singleband pseudocolor raster band rendering; Styling multiband rasters; Creating a raster composite. Raster color renderingRaster resampling; Styling vectors; Single-symbol vector styling; Categorized vector styling; Graduated vector styling; Rule-based vector styling; Point-displacement vector styling; Inverted polygons vector styling; Heatmap vector styling; 2.5 D vector styling; Vector layer rendering; Layer transparency; Layer blending mode; Feature blending mode; Control feature rendering order; Using diagrams to display thematic data; Parameters common to all diagram types; Diagram size parameters; Diagram placement parameters; Adding attributes to diagrams.
Series Title: Community experience distilled.
Other Titles: Mastering quantum geographic information systems
Responsibility: Kurt Menke, GISP, Dr. Richard Smith Jr., GISP, Dr. Luigi Pirelli, Dr. John Van Hoesen, GISP.

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Go beyond the basics and unleash the full power of QGIS with practical, step-by-step examplesAbout This Book This book is your one-stop solution to all of your GIS needs using the open source QGIS Master QGIS by learning about database integration, geoprocessing tools, Python scripts, advanced cartography, and custom plugins This example-rich, practical guide will help you create sophisticated analyses and mapsWho This Book Is ForIf you are a GIS professional, a consultant, a student, or perhaps a fast learner who wants to go beyond the basics of QGIS, then this book is for you. It will prepare you to realize the full potential of QGIS.What You Will Learn Create and manage a spatial database Get to know advanced techniques to style GIS data Prepare both vector and raster data for processing Add heat maps, live layer effects, and labels to your maps Master LAStools and GRASS integration with the Processing Toolbox Edit and repair topological data errors Automate workflows with batch processing and the QGIS Graphical Modeler Integrate Python scripting into your data processing workflows Develop your own QGIS pluginIn DetailQGIS is an open source solution to GIS. It is widely used by GIS professionals all over the world. It is the leading alternative to the proprietary GIS software. Although QGIS is described as intuitive, it is also by default complex. Knowing which tools to use and how to apply them is essential to producing valuable deliverables on time.Starting with a refresher on the QGIS basics, this book will take you all the way through to creating your first custom QGIS plugin. From the refresher, we will recap how to create, populate, and manage a spatial database. You'll also walk through styling GIS data, from creating custom symbols and color ramps to using blending modes. In the next section, you will discover how to prepare vector, heat maps, and create live layer effects, labeling, and raster data for processing. You'll also discover advanced data creation and editing techniques.The last third of the book covers the more technical aspects of QGIS such as using LAStools and GRASS GIS's integration with the Processing Toolbox, how to automate workflows with batch processing, and how to create graphical models. Finally, you will see how to create and run Python data processing scripts and write your own QGIS plugin with pyqgis.By the end of the book, you will understand how to work with all the aspects of QGIS, and will be ready to use it for any type of GIS work.Style and approachThis step-by-step comprehensive guide will let you dig your teeth into working with spatial databases, creating your own QGIS plugins, and creating your own custom graphical models"

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