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QGIS By Example by Daria Svidzinska, Alexander Bruy

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GUI elements and customization

When you first start QGIS, you will see the interface, as shown on the following screenshot. By definition, the QGIS interface uses the system language. For the purpose of this tutorial, you can change it in English by going to Settings | Options | Locale and restarting QGIS to apply your changes.

GUI elements and customization

The QGIS interface consists of five main sections:

  1. Menu bar: This provides access to all QGIS functions in the conventional form—drop-down menus.
  2. Panels: These are windows that can be either docked or floating. By default, you can see two panels activated on the left side of the workspace.
    • The Layers panel is designated to display ...

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