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Mastering QGIS - Second Edition by GISP Dr. John Van Hoesen, Dr. Luigi Pirelli, GISP Dr. Richard Smith Jr., GISP Kurt Menke

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Styling vectors

In this section, the eight different vector styling types will be covered. The eight types are single symbol, categorized, graduated, rule-based, point-displacement, inverted polygons, heatmap, and 2.5 D.

Note that even though layer rendering is part of vector style properties, it will be discussed separately in the next section as it is common to all vector styling types.

Single-symbol vector styling

The single-symbol vector style applies the same symbol to every record in the vector dataset. This vector style is best when you want a uniform look for a map layer, such as when you style lake polygons or airport points.

The following screenshot shows the Single Symbol style type with default parameters for point vector data. Its properties ...

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