So in the last installment I mentioned that I would do another article on QGIS. However, after looking, there is such a large amount of documentation out there that I felt that I would just put links to some good online documents so I would not have to reinvent the wheel. So here are a few links you can use to learn how to use QGIS as these articles will make use of it later on once I go into how to build your own large holdings of free geospatial data.
- http://www.qgis.org/en/docs/index.html – The QGIS project itself has written up a large amount of very useful documentation on their website. I would suggest the User’s guide and then the A gentle introduction in GIS.
- http://maps.cga.harvard.edu/qgis/ – This guide is hosted at Harvard University. While written for 1.7.3, the concepts are the same and gives a thorough howto for QGIS.
- http://qgis.spatialthoughts.com/ – Quantum GIS (QGIS) Tutorials – This site has links on how to do various operations in QGIS.
- http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/qgis-basics-journalists/ – QGIS basics for journalists – Another good howto for using QGIS.
In addition to these, don’t forget to use your favorite search engine to look for QGIS tutorials. Youtube also has a lot of videos where you can watch, instead of read, how to use QGIS.
Ok, I admit it. I did it this way because I’m feeling lazy since I’m sick and figure I would just point to other great tutorials so I can move on to importing data from various sources.