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Getting Started with QGIS

Video Description

The latest guide to using QGIS 2.18 to create great maps and perform geoprocessing tasks with ease

About This Video

  • Learn how to work with various data and create beautiful maps using this easy-to-follow course

  • Add a touch of professionalism to your maps to improve the functionality and the look and feel with the help of this practical course

  • This progressive hands-on guide builds on a geo-spatial data and adds more reactive maps by using geometry tools

  • In Detail

    QGIS is a user-friendly open source geographic information system (GIS) that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and Windows. The popularity of open source geographic information systems and QGIS in particular has been growing rapidly over the last few years. This video is a practical, hands-on course updated for QGIS 2.14 that provides you with clear, step-by-step exercises to help you apply your GIS knowledge to QGIS.

    This video takes you from installing and configuring QGIS to handling spatial data to creating great maps. You will learn how to load and visualize existing spatial data and create data from scratch. You will get to know important plugins, perform common geoprocessing and spatial analysis tasks, and automate them with processing. We will cover how to achieve great cartographic output and print maps. Finally, you will learn how to extend QGIS using Python and even create your own plugin.

    Table of Contents

    1. Chapter 1 : Introducing QGIS
      1. The Course Overview 00:03:56
      2. Installing QGIS 00:08:52
      3. Running QGIS for the First Time 00:02:57
      4. Introducing the QGIS User Interface 00:06:33
    2. Chapter 2 : Viewing Spatial Data
      1. Loading Vector Data from Files 00:05:47
      2. Dealing with Coordinate Reference Systems 00:03:03
      3. Loading Raster Files 00:06:15
      4. Loading Data from Databases 00:04:34
      5. Loading Data from OGC Web Services 00:04:05
      6. Styling Raster Layers 00:05:28
      7. Styling Vector Layers 00:16:51
      8. Loading Background Maps 00:02:21
      9. Dealing with Project Files 00:02:47
    3. Chapter 3 : Data Creation and Editing
      1. Creating New Vector Layers 00:05:59
      2. Working with Feature Selection Tools 00:05:40
      3. Editing Vector Geometries 00:06:16
      4. Editing Attributes 00:08:03
      5. Reprojecting and Converting Vector and Raster Data 00:03:04
      6. Joining Tabular Data 00:03:50
      7. Checking for Topological Errors and Fixing Them 00:06:03
      8. Adding Data to Spatial Databases 00:03:31
    4. Chapter 4 : Spatial Analysis
      1. Analyzing Raster Data 00:13:44
      2. Combining Raster and Vector Data 00:13:03
      3. Vector and Raster Analysis with Processing 00:13:19
      4. More on Vector and Raster Analysis with Processing 00:11:46
      5. Leveraging the Power of Spatial Databases 00:05:14
    5. Chapter 5 : Creating Great Maps
      1. Advanced Vector Styling 00:21:30
      2. Labeling 00:07:30
      3. Designing Print Maps 00:13:42
      4. Presenting Your Maps Online 00:08:24
    6. Chapter 6 : Extending QGIS with Python
      1. Adding Functionality Using Actions 00:06:30
      2. Getting to Know the Python Console 00:12:41
      3. Creating Custom Geoprocessing Scripts Using Python 00:05:17
      4. Developing Your First Plugin 00:09:06