Describing data sources

You can get additional information about a data file before opening it. This recipe shows you how to explore the properties of a data origin.

Getting ready

Before you start working, make sure that you have copied the sample dataset to your filesystem and that you have it located.

How to do it…

  1. In the QGIS browser, navigate to the folder with your sample dataset. Select the elev_lid792_1m file and right-click on it. In the context menu, select Properties. A dialog like the one in the following screenshot will appear:
    How to do it…

    This dialog displays the properties of a raster layer.

  2. Now, let's select a vector layer instead. Select the elev_lid792_randpts.shp ...

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