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  1. Mastering QGIS
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  2. Mastering QGIS

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Go beyond the basics and unleash the full power of QGIS with practical, step-by-step examples

About This Book

  • Learn how to meet all your GIS needs with the leading open source GIS
  • Master QGIS by learning about database integration, geoprocessing tools, Python scripts, advanced cartography, and custom plugins
  • Create sophisticated analyses and maps with illustrated step-by-step examples

Who This Book Is For

If 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
  • Learn advanced techniques to style GIS data
  • Prepare both vector and raster data for processing
  • Understand how to work 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 plugin

In Detail

QGIS is the leading alternative to 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 QGIS basics, this book will take you all the way through to creating your first custom QGIS plugin. 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. From the refresher, you will learn how to create, populate, and manage a spatial database and 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 and raster data for processing and discover advanced data creation and editing techniques. The last third of the book covers more technical aspects of QGIS, including working with the Processing Toolbox, how to automate workflows with batch processing, and how to create graphical models. Finally, you will learn how to create and run Python data processing scripts and write your own QGIS plugin with pyqgis.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

One of the frustrations in my quest to learn Open Source GIS software is the haphazard documentation, or documentation which is geared toward programmers and developers. This book, along with Anita Graser's Learning QGIS, is exactly what is needed for my knowledge level where I know GIS, but I'm not a code nerd (which I hope to change.) Mastering QGIS is a comprehensive work that covers more advanced analysis scenarios with easy to understand directions, but it never falls into the boring, exceedingly detailed "Now click this" for every single step. The authors understand the book's intended audience, which I appreciated. The lack of color in the print book didn't detract from what the book had to offer - the ebook version has full color images. I've already highlighted and post-it-noted my copy copiously for future reference. With the knowledge in this book, any GIS user could approach the power of a certain proprietary GIS software package. A must-have for any QGIS user!
I have been a GIS professional for 20 years, mostly using ESRI software. I recently started my own company and needed to become proficient with QGIS quickly for a contract. This book is comprehensive and well-written and helped me develop a solid foundation with QGIS in a very short amount of time. I would recommend it highly to professionals wanting to expand their skill set into the open source GIS software arena.
For about two years now I have been trying to teach myself as much about QGIS as possible. I have found this book series to be the most helpful. After starting with “Learning QGIS 2.0” (since updated), this book was the next logical step. “Mastering QGIS” is an excellent resource for anyone who already knows the concepts of GIS and has a basic knowledge or experience with QGIS and is looking to become a more advanced user.

I found most of the information, tips, and tricks to be quite useful. It is easy to read and understand the concepts presented and to follow along with the instructions for the examples they provide. Most of the necessary data for these exercises are made available as well. The book is written so that even if you follow along with the exercises provided, you can easily go back to reference the process to fit other projects.

I did run into a few issues, however. I had some difficulty getting several of the... Read more
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