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QGIS Map Design Book Pdf

QGIS Map Design book pdf

QGIS is a free and open source geographic information system (GIS) that allows users to create, analyze, and visualize spatial data. QGIS also has powerful cartographic capabilities that enable users to design high-quality maps for various purposes. One of the best resources for learning how to use QGIS for map design is the book QGIS Map Design by Anita Graser and Gretchen N. Peterson.

QGIS Map Design is a book that provides step-by-step instructions for creating the most modern print map designs seen in any instructional materials to-date. The book covers everything from basic styling and labeling to advanced techniques like illuminated contours, value-by-alpha maps, and bivariate choropleths. The book also includes chapters on print map design, layout, and atlas generation. The book is written for QGIS users who have a basic familiarity with the software and want to improve their cartographic skills and creativity.


The first edition of the book was published in 2016 and was based on QGIS 2.14+. The second edition of the book was published in 2018 and was updated for QGIS 3.4+. The second edition also includes new and revised workflows, new map designs, and new data sets. Both editions of the book are available in paperback and PDF formats from Locate Press. The PDF version of the book can be purchased for $34.99 USD. The paperback version of the book can be ordered from Amazon or other online retailers.

The book is accompanied by example data and project files that can be downloaded from the Locate Press website. The authors also provide map previews, tips, and updates on their blogs and Twitter accounts . The book has received positive reviews from readers and experts in the field of GIS and cartography. Some of the praise for the book includes:

  • "This is a must-have book for anyone wanting to create beautiful maps with QGIS." - Kurt Menke, author of Discover QGIS

  • "This book is a treasure trove of ideas for making stunning maps with QGIS." - Nyall Dawson, QGIS core developer

  • "This book is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn how to make professional-looking maps with QGIS." - Michele Tobias, GIS instructor and researcher

If you are interested in learning how to use QGIS for map design, you should definitely check out the book QGIS Map Design by Anita Graser and Gretchen N. Peterson. You will not regret it!


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