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Building Mapping Applications with QGIS by Erik Westra

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Chapter 2. The QGIS Python Console

In this chapter, we will look at the ways in which you can use the QGIS Python Console as a geospatial development tool. We will also use the console as a looking-glass to examine the world of QGIS programming. In particular, we will learn the following:

  • Explore the ways in which the console can be used to develop and execute Python code
  • Learn how to write Python scripts using the console's built-in source code editor
  • Discover various tips and techniques to work with the QGIS Console
  • Figure out how to manipulate the current project within QGIS using Python commands
  • Access geospatial data and perform geospatial calculations using the console
  • Use various QGIS user-interface elements within our Python programs

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