Practical GIS by Gabor Farkas

By Gabor Farkas

Key Features

  • This easy-to-follow consultant helps you to deal with and research geographic information very easily utilizing open resource tools
  • Publish your geographical information online
  • Learn the fundamentals of geoinformatics in a realistic method by way of fixing problems

Book Description

The most ordinarily used GIS instruments automate initiatives that have been traditionally performed manually—compiling new maps via masking one on most sensible of the opposite or bodily slicing maps into items representing particular examine components, altering their projection, and getting significant effects from a few of the layers by means of making use of mathematical services and operations. This e-book is an easy-to-follow consultant to exploit the main matured open resource GIS instruments for those tasks.

We'll begin via establishing the surroundings for the instruments we use within the booklet. then you definitely will tips on how to paintings with QGIS so as to generate helpful spatial facts. you'll get to grasp the fundamentals of queries, information administration, and geoprocessing.

After that, you'll begin to perform your wisdom on real-world examples. we are going to clear up a number of varieties of geospatial analyses with a variety of tools. we are going to commence with uncomplicated GIS difficulties through imitating the paintings of an enthusiastic actual property agent, and proceed with extra complicated, yet general projects via fixing a choice problem.

Finally, you can find out how one can put up your info (and effects) on the internet. we are going to post our info with QGIS Server and GeoServer, and create a uncomplicated internet map with the API of the light-weight Leaflet net mapping library.

What you'll learn

  • Collect GIS facts to your needs
  • Store the knowledge in a PostGIS database
  • Exploit the information utilizing the facility of the GIS queries
  • Analyze the information with uncomplicated and extra complex GIS tools
  • Publish your information and percentage it with others
  • Build an online map together with your released data

About the Author

Gabor Farkas is a PhD scholar within the college of Pecs's Institute of Geography. He holds a master's measure in geography, even though he moved from conventional geography to natural geoinformatics in his early reports. He frequently experiences geoinformatical options in his unfastened time, retains up with the most recent developments, and is an open resource fanatic. He likes to paintings with GRASS GIS, PostGIS, and QGIS, yet his all time favourite is net GIS, which commonly covers his major examine interest.

Table of Contents

  1. Setting up your atmosphere
  2. Accessing GIS information with QGIS
  3. Identifying your beneficial properties of curiosity
  4. Creating electronic maps
  5. Exporting the implications
  6. Creating and feeding a PostGIS database
  7. A PostGIS review
  8. Exploit your information
  9. Spatial research on steroids
  10. A normal GIS challenge
  11. Showcasing your facts
  12. Styling your facts in GeoServer
  13. Creating an internet map
  14. Appendix_A

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