QGIS is a desktop geographic information system that facilitates data viewing, editing, and analysis. Paired with the most efficient scripting languageâ€”Python, we can write effective scripts that extend the core functionality of QGIS.
Based on version QGIS 2.18, this video will teach you how to write Python code that works with spatial data to automate geoprocessing tasks in QGIS. It will cover topics such as Creating Dynamic Maps.
You will also learn to compose static maps, interact with users.
Following this, you will work through recipes that will help you compose static maps, create heavily customized maps, and add specialized labels and annotations. As well as this, weâ€™ll also share a few tips and tricks based on different aspects of QGIS.
About the Author
Joel Lawhead is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional, an award-winning firm specializing in geospatial technology integration and harsh-environment engineering. Joel builds geospatial systems for US government agencies, including NASA, NOAA, the US Department of Homeland Security, and the military. He also works with private organizations, including the National Oceans and Applications Research Center (NOARC) and The Ocean Cleanup. He has authored other books with Packt Publishing, including Learning Geospatial Analysis with Python, QGIS Python Programming Cookbook, and Learning Geospatial Analysis with Python, Second Edition. His cookbook recipes have been featured in two editions of the Oâ€™Reilly Python Cookbook.
Joel began using Python in 1997 and combined it with geospatial software development in 2000. He is also the developer of the widely used open source Python Shapefile Library (PyShp) and maintains the geospatial technical blogÂ and Twitter feed, @SpatialPython, discussing the use of Python within the geospatial industry.
In 2011, Joel reverse-engineered and published the undocumented shapefile spatial indexing format and assisted fellow geospatial Python developer, Marc Pfister, in reversing the compression algorithm, allowing developers around the world to create better integrated and more robust geospatial applications involving shapefiles.
In 2002, Joel received the international Esri Special Achievement in GIS award for his work on the Real-Time Emergency Action Coordination Tool (REACT) for emergency management using geospatial analysis.