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Free QGIS Tutorial

Free QGIS Tutorial

Free QGIS Tutorial

One of the more popular desktop geographic information system (GIS) software packages available these days happens to be the free open source software, called QGIS.

QGIS is a user friendly Open Source GIS licensed under the General Public License (GNU). QGIS provides a number of capabilities allowing you to manage, edit, visualize, analyse and create maps. The first step to making your own maps is to get all of the data that you will need, click here to download Canadian data.Free QGIS Tutorial

Below are some free tutorials to help you get started using QGIS.

First, download & install QGIS for free

  1. The Basics of QGIS
  2. Managing Your Data
  3. Adding Labels to Maps
  4. Adding Style to Maps
  5. Printing Maps
  6. Attaching Photos to Maps
  7. Useful Plugins

 

 


Dive Into Python

Dive into Python - Free download copy

Dive Into Python 3 – Free Books

Python is a widely used high-level programming language that has grown popularity in the Canadian geomatics industry over the years.

Python programming is designed to emphasize code readability, and its simpler syntax allows users to generate scripts that have usually have fewer lines of code than would be possible in other programming languages such as C++. Python can be used in ArcGIS, PCI Geomatica, QGIS and many other geospatial based software packages, therefore it is good to have some python exposure when working in Canadian geomatics.

Dive Into Python is a free book for more experienced programmers who want to branch out into python scripting. You can read the book online, or download a full copy in a variety of formats and various languages (thanks to Mark Pilgrim – diveintopython.net).

Unlike some other programming books that spend time building fundamentals and working towards building a complete script, you may find that this book skips all that and jumps right into programming. DIve into Python 3So if you are a bit of a programming novice looking for something a little easier then you may want to consider some other python books.

Just received an email asking to tell our viewers that there is now a new version of the book that has been revised and contains bout 80 percent new material. Download links to both versions are included below.

Download the full Dive Into Python PDF version here

Download the full Dive Into Python v3 PDF version here

Get GIS tutorial for Python Scripting here

The Canadian GIS & Geomatics Geo Books section has started to grow and now contains many other python resources such as Python Scripting for ArcGIS and PCI Geomatica python tutorials.

If you come across other books or resources that you think would be beneficial to our readers then let us know.

[page updated: March 2015]