Tour of QGIS

QGIS is composed of two programs: QGIS Desktop and QGIS Browser. Desktop is used for managing, displaying, analyzing, and styling data. Browser is used to manage and preview data. This section will give you a brief tour of the graphical user interface components of both QGIS Desktop and QGIS Browser.

Familiarizing yourself with QGIS Desktop

The QGIS interface is divided into four interface types: Menu Bar, Toolbars, Panel, and Map Display. The following screenshot shows QGIS Desktop with all four interface types displayed:

Familiarizing yourself with QGIS Desktop

The map display shows the styled data added to the QGIS project and, by default, takes up the majority of the space ...

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