QGIS Tutorial – Quantum GIS Guide

QGIS is one of the most common open source application used by GIS analyst, Geographers, Civil Engineers and many other professionals. If you are new in the field of Geographic Information System (GIS)  you should consider learning this application, as it will help you to solve many complex problems, analyze area, create reports etc. with just few clicks. Let me introduce you what is QGIS and why you should consider using it before providing all the QGIS tutorial links.

What is QGIS and its Advantages:

QGIS is a Desktop based Geographic Information System (GIS) Application for creating maps, editing, viewing and analyzing Geospatial data. Quantum GIS is a cross platform, free and open source application. It can be run on multiple operating system like Mac OS X, Windows, Ubuntu, Linux and Unix.

QGIS has many advantages over other application like:

  • Simple, easy and User friendly Interface(UI).
  • Is of small size and consumes less RAM memory compared to other GIS application.
  • Supports all kinds of GIS file formats – Either vector or Raster.
  • Tons of plugin are already developed for additional functionality which can be used and added directly. If you don’t the plugin you need, then you can
  • Code in Python or c+++ for integrating the one.
  • A free software application under GNU GPL License
  • And many more.

Download QGIS from Official Website

QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial:

Download, Uploading and Converting geo files in QGIS

Digitizing, Processing, Analyzing, Georeferencing in QGIS

Visit IGIS MAP Youtube Channel for free QGIS Tutorial

QGIS Database Linking

This list will continuously updated as the number of articles for tutorial would be published. If you are an expert in QGIS please consider contributing a tutorial article for same here.

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QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial : Creating, Editing and Mapping in GIS

Hello Folks if you are looking for QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial then you are at right place. Here in this article QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial : Creating, Editing and Mapping in GIS you will grasp to create new shapefile.

QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial : Creating, Editing and Mapping in GIS

Before creating new map layer go to browser panal. Choose XYZ tiles and select OpenStreetMap. OpenStreetMap is added to the canvas. Zoom in and pan the map if require.

QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial : Creating, Editing and Mapping in GISFor creating new layer go to layer in the menu toolbar. Select New temporary scratch layer. Fill the layer name and select the geometry of the layer you want.

QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial : Creating, Editing and Mapping in GIS

Select Add polygon feature from digitizing toolbar.

QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial : Creating, Editing and Mapping in GIS

Now Create your Layer using Add Polygon Feature.

QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial : Creating, Editing and Mapping in GIS

You can edit the Map using Vertex Tool shown in below image.

QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial : Creating, Editing and Mapping in GIS

You can toggle editing by clicking toggle icon from digitizing tool bar. Now Save your new layer by right click on the layer. Tap on Export and click Save Features As..

QGIS 3.4.4 tutorial : Creating, Editing and Mapping in GIS

Choose the format of your Layer. Give the file name and browse the location of file. Final step tap on OK button.  Here is your new shapefile.

If you want to create your Map more interactive then go to Symbology by right click on the layer and select Properties. Tap on Ok after editing.

This all about creating new layer and GIS Mapping in QGIS. You can also export it as a PDF/SVG. If you trouble in doing this then do comment.

If you are QGIS beginners then checkout following Tutorials –

Quick Embed Customized Map on website

Quick Embed Customized Map on website is a easiest way of adding a map on your website. And make your website interactive by embedding map on it. Maps are more attractive then numbers and words. It is also beneficial for  your business.

Quick Embed Customized Map on website  – Using Igis Map Tool

Benefits of Embed Maps on your website

With the help of Igis Map Tool you can build your own customized map and share or add on your website. This interface encourage your clients to interact with you and it creates stronger bonds. Lets understand using some examples. It is helpful for many business like for grocery store or you have a franchise of store in a particular area and you want to locate your store on map and embed it on your business website. You can pin your shops location. With this customer can reach you very easily and it will save time of customer otherwise they have to go on google and search for your store address.

Like you owns a chain of School name New Harbor School. In a particular state you have number of school campus. One of your student parents want to shift to other end of the city because of job change and don’t change the school . Then using this embed map where address of your branches of school are pinned they can track near about campus. It takes hardly few second.

Build, Customized and Embed Map on Website

  • Go to IGIS Map Tool, login or register for using the tool.
  • Create your customized map and pin your locations.  You can build Point, line and Polygon. Let suppose you owns boutique store in various states of US. You places the points on your location as shown below.

Quick Embed Customized Map on website

  • After putting boutique location tap on Map Tools and in the drop down select share Map.

Quick Embed Customized Map on website

  • In the Share Map box tap on Embed and copy the Embed Code.Quick Embed Customized Map on website
  • Paste code in the source code of your website.

Quick Embed Customized Map on website

This is all about of adding map on your website. Giving a visual representation of your business location and activities attracts from user of your services or product. Embed map screen shown below.

Quick Embed Customized Map on website

Using such a interface which is visually interactive and engages your clients better. This increases their comfort level and making them more likely to enter your doors. Try at your ends and if you face trouble then please do comment.

If you are new to IGIS Map Tool then Go To IGIS Map Tool Guide

QGIS Tutorial – 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6

Hi GIS learners here in this series of QGIS Tutorial we learn 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6. For 3D view you need DEM – Digital Elevation Model. If DEM alien to you then first understand what is DEM.

What is DEM?

Digital Elevation Model abbreviated as DEM is a 3D view or raster representation of terrain and its is in grid form. Each cell represents a value and each cell or pixel have their single attribute. We can define it as an ordered array of numbers that represent the spatial distribution of terrain attributes. The quality of DEM is a measure of how accurate elevation is at each pixel level and how accurately is the morphology presented.

QGIS Tutorial – 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6

For Creating 3D Map you need to Download DEM. After downloading DEM file you need to unzip it. (Extract hgt file) Then in the menu select go to layer >>  add layer >> add raster 

  • Upload the raster file.

QGIS Tutorial - 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6

  • Uploaded DEM is displayed on the canvas.

QGIS Tutorial - 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6

  • Now go to the layer panel, right click on the published layer  and select properties. 

QGIS Tutorial - 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6

  • In the menu bar click on View and tap on New 3D Map View. Then following screen will appear.

QGIS Tutorial - 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6

  • If you receive error message then change the CRS to WGS 84/ World Mercator – EPSG 3395. Message image is displayed below.

QGIS Tutorial - 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6

 

 

 

  • In the 3D view screen tap on setting.

QGIS Tutorial - 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6

  • In the 3D configuration select the elevation, change the vertical scale and tile resolution.

QGIS Tutorial - 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6

  • Move your image by pressing shift + left button of mouse or track pad of laptop.

QGIS Tutorial - 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6

Above image is the 3d view of map. This all about 3D Map view in QGIS 3.4.6. We tried our best using pictorial presentation of QGIS tutorial if you still face any problem please do comment.

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Convert Shapefile to DXF

Shapefile is a vector GIS format developed by Esri. It stores geographical information data. Shapefile have three geometries point, line and polygon. GIS data can be stored in different formats and the conversion of data from one format to other is also possible. So in this post we convert Shapefile to DXF. Before conversion lets know what is DXF ?

What is DXF ?

DXF is a CAD (Computer Aided Design) file and it stands for Drawing Interchange Format or Drawing Exchange Format. It is drawing interchange files used to transfer data between various application.

Convert Shapefile SHP to DXF

  • Go to  IGIS Map Tool login with registered email id and password or register if you are new user. Convert Shapefile to DXF
  • After that  you will directed to the dashboard of tool. Tap on Switch To button on the right hand side of the screen and select the Converter from the drop down list.

Convert Shapefile to DXF

  • In the next screen Upload your shapefile using  three options first is drag & drop or browse from the system, 2nd is upload from google drive and third option is drop from Dropbox.

**If you are GIS student and looking for GIS data then Download Shapefile free.

Convert Shapefile to DXF

  • After upload next step is of selecting the desired output and you alter the CRS (Coordinate Refernce System). After selecting all fields tap on Convert File.

Convert Shapefile to DXF

  • File is now converted and published on map. Here, you can download the converted file.

Convert Shapefile to DXF

You can style your map using IGIS Map Tool it supports following formats

  • Vector File: Shapefile (with shp, shx, dbf, prj etc), KML, KMZ, GeoJSON, Topojson, GML, GPX, GPS, GPKG, MAPINFO, SQLITE, DXF, MID, MIF, CSV, XLSX
  • Raster File: Geotiff (.geotiff, .tiff, .tif), Netcdf, HDF5, HDF, GRIB2

More on Conversion :

If you are facing any problem in conversion or login then please let us know by mailing at juhi@igismap.com or drop comment.

Download Papua New Guinea Shapefile – Country Boundary Line, Regions and division area map

Papua New Guinea is a Country in Oceania. In this post you are able to download Papua New Guinea Shapefile with both country boundary and polygons.

Download Papua New Guinea Shapefile

Port Moresby is the capital of the country. All data available are in EPSG:4326 WGS84 CRS (Coordinate Reference System)

Download Link – New Guinea Boundary line Shapefile of island

Polygon Shapefile of Papua New Guinea

Polygon Shapefile of Papua New Guinea covers four regions – Highlands Region, Island Region, Momase Region, Papua Region.

Download Link – Papua New Guinea Shapefile with Regions

Please note that the Tunisia data provided here is license under Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). Please review the same before using it. If you want data under different license you can also look over to the post : Download Free Shapefile Maps – Country Boundary Polygon, Rail-Road, Water polyline etc

Free Download  Shapefile of Other Countires –

  1. World Country Shapefile
  2.  Australia Shapefile download
  3. Argentina
  4. Brazil
  5. Download Shapefile of Canada
  6. Denmark
  7. Germany
  8. India
  9. Indonesia
  10. Japan
  11. Kenya
  12. Lebanon
  13. Madagascar
  14. Malaysia Shapefile
  15. Mexico Shapefile
  16. Mongolia
  17. New Zealand
  18. Nigeria
  19. Papua New Guinea
  20. Philippines
  21. Poland
  22. Singapore
  23. South Africa Province Shapefile
  24. South Korea
  25. Tunisia
  26. United Kingdom Shapefile
  27. Download Shapefile of United States of America
  28. Vietnam

Disclaimer : If you find any shapefile data of country provided is in correct do contact us or comment below, so that we will correct the same in our system as well we will try to correct the same in openstreetmap

Download Shapefile of Denmark – Country boundary, Polygon

Hey GIS professionals, hope you are doing good. If you are looking for shapefile for research and study then in this post you can be able to download shapefile of Denmark. Denmark is a European country.

Download Shapefile of Denmark

Poland Shapefile of boundary line link is provided below. All data available are in EPSG:4326 WGS84 CRS (Coordinate Reference System

Download Link – Boundary Shapefile of Denmark

Denmark Polygon Shapefile with region division

Copenhagen is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. Denmark is divided into five regions. Polygon shapefile of Denmark Covers.

  1. Capital Region of Denmark
  2. Central Denmark Region
  3. Northern Denmark Region
  4. Region of Southern Denmark
  5.  Region of Zealand

Download Link – Denmark shapefile with regions

.Please note that the Denmark data provided here is license under Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). Please review the same before using it. If you want data under different license you can also look over to the post : Download Free Shapefile Maps – Country Boundary Polygon, Rail-Road, Water polyline etc

  1. World Country Shapefile
  2.  Australia Shapefile download
  3. Argentina
  4. Brazil
  5. Download Shapefile of Canada
  6. Germany
  7. India
  8. Indonesia
  9. Japan
  10. Kenya
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  13. Malaysia Shapefile
  14. Mexico Shapefile
  15. Mongolia
  16. Netherland
  17. New Zealand
  18. Nigeria
  19. Philippines
  20. Poland
  • Note – If you find any shapefile data of country provided is in correct do contact us or comment below, so that we will correct the same in our system as well we will try to correct the same in openstreetmap

Poland Shapefile download – Country Boundary, administrative polygon – provinces sub-divsions

Cześć GIS professionals hope you are doing great. If you are looking for shapefile to download then you are at right place. Here you can in this post can able to download Poland shapefile for research and study.

Download Poland Shapefile

Poland is a European country located in the central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative subdivisions.

Poland Shapefile of boundary line link is provided below. All data available are in EPSG:4326 WGS84 CRS (Coordinate Reference System)

Download Link – Poland Country Boundary Shapefile

Note – If you facing any problem in downloading then please do comment.

Download Poland Polygon Shapefile with administrative provinces

Polygon Shapefile of Poland Comprises Following administrative subdivisons

  1. Greater Poland
  2. Lesser Poland
  3.  Kuyavian – Pomeranian (Kujawsko – pomorskie)
  4. Lodz (Lodzkie)
  5. Lower Silesian (Dolnoslaskie)
  6. Lublin (Lubelskie)
  7. Lubusz (Lubuskie)
  8. Masovian (Mazowieckie)
  9. Opole (Opolskie)
  10. Podlasie (Podlaskie)
  11. Pomeranian (Podlaskie)
  12. Silesian (Dolnoslaskie)
  13. Subcarpathian (Podkarpackie)
  14. Swietokrzyskie (Swietokrzyskie)
  15. Warmian-Masurian (Warminsko – mazurskie)
  16. Western-Pomeranian (Zachodniopomorskie)

Download Link – Polygon Shapefile of Poland with provinces

Please note that the Poland data provided here is license under Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). Please review the same before using it. If you want data under different license you can also look over to the post : Download Free Shapefile Maps – Country Boundary Polygon, Rail-Road, Water polyline etc

  1. orld Country Shapefile
  2.  Australia Shapefile download
  3. Argentina
  4. Brazil
  5. Download Shapefile of Canada
  6. Denmark
  7. Germany
  8. India
  9. Indonesia
  10. Japan
  11. Kenya
  12. Lebanon
  13. Madagascar
  14. Malaysia Shapefile
  15. Mexico Shapefile
  16. Mongolia
  17. New Zealand
  18. Nigeria
  19. Philippines
  20. Poland
  21. Singapore
  22. South Africa Province Shapefile
  23. South Korea
  24. Tunisia
  25. United Kingdom Shapefile
  26. Download Shapefile of United States of America
  27. Vietnam

Note – If you find any shapefile data of country provided is in correct do contact us or comment below, so that we will correct the same in our system as well we will try to correct the same in openstreetmap

Download South Korea Shapefile – Country Boundary

South Korea is a East Asian Country famous for its history and  technology officially known as Republic of Korea. If you are looking for shapefile then you are at right place. Shapefile is the popular GIS format. Here in this post you can download South Korea shapefile.

Download shapefile of other countries

Download South Korea Shapefile of Country Boundary

All data available are in EPSG:4326 WGS84 CRS (Coordinate Reference System). Following are the boundary polygon map shapefile are available to download of South korea :

Country Boundary Shapefile of South Korea

South Korea states divisions shapefile

Please note that the South Korea data provided here is license under Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). Please review the same before using it.

Download Free Shapefile of Countries –

  1. World Country Shapefile
  2.  Australia Shapefile download
  3. Argentina
  4. Brazil
  5. Download Shapefile of Canada
  6. Denmark
  7. Germany
  8. India
  9. Indonesia
  10. Japan
  11. Kenya
  12. Lebanon
  13. Madagascar
  14. Malaysia Shapefile
  15. Mexico Shapefile
  16. Mongolia
  17. New Zealand
  18. Nigeria
  19. Philippines
  20. Poland
  21. Singapore
  22. South Africa Province Shapefile
  23. South Korea
  24. Tunisia
  25. United Kingdom Shapefile
  26. Download Shapefile of United States of America
  27. Vietnam

Disclaimer : If you find any shapefile data of country provided is in correct do contact us or comment below, so that we will correct the same in our system as well we will try to correct the same in openstreetmap

What is Remote Sensing ?

Hey GIS learner today we assimilate  about  what is Remote Sensing ? The word Remote means not exactly in contact or physical contact, something which is situated far away or distant, far away could be slightly far away or very far away and Sensing means getting information  and data.

In the above gif you can see sensor senses the  information from different sources.

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What is Remote Sensing ?

Remote Sensing is any technique used to gather information about an object that doesn’t require touch or physical contact with the object.

Formal definition of Remote Sensing given by  AAPR in 1988 is Remote Sensing is an art, science and technology of obtaining reliable information about physical objects and the environment through the process of recording, measuring and interpreting imagery and digital representation of energy patterns derived from non-contact sensor system. Science means how scientifically accurately we are measuring and acquiring information.

So when we plan development of any area we need to map or see the what is the area, where it is and how much it is for this we uses satellite data.

Humans are also naturally designed remote sensors with the aid of their eyes, ears and nose.

Process of Remote Sensing

Simply we can say anything which record or get information from any object without touching it physically like camera, x- ray machine etc termed as sensor. Suppose you are recording video from a camera (mobile camera or any professional camera) . Suddenly power fails and there is no light then in that situation camera is on (recording) but  it couldn’t detect or record object. So with this one thing is clear that we need some light source or any illumination source for capturing information. Energy source is the first requirement for remote sensing. Conventionally Illumination would be only  in the visible spectrum as our eyes perceive light. Remote sensing is also done in wavelength like in infra red or radar waves.

What is Remote Sensing

In the above gif you can see illumination source is natural i.e Sun  emit radiation (light) on Earth surface. Some quantity of emitted light is absorbed by the surface of the Earth and remaining light is reflected through the surrounding of the surface. And that reflected radiation is sensed by the satellite orbit. This type of sensing is known as passive remote sensing. Types of remote sensing are given below.

Classification of Remote Sensing

There are two types of remote sensing technology  first is active remote sensing and second is passive remote sensing.

ACTIVE REMOTE SENSORS

These type of  Sensors doesn’t depends on Sun energy. Active sensors are used in active remote sensing which uses a platform, which allows sensors to direct energy at a object in the form of electromagnetic radiation for data collection.  It measures the energy reflected from the object and gather the information about the object.  Examples of such sensors are LIDAR which stands for Light Detection and Ranging which uses light in the form of pulses to measure ranges. In simple words it project laser light to measure the distance of targeted object.

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What is Remote Sensing

Passive Remote Sensors

Passive sensors can only be used to detect energy when the naturally occurring energy is available. It detect natural radiation that is emitted or reflected by the object or surrounding area being observed. Reflected sunlight is the most common source of radiation measured by passive sensors. Film photography is one of the example of passive remote sensors.

What is Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing: Electromagnetic Spectrum

Energy source is the prime requirement of remote sensing that might be external or internal energy source. It illuminates the target  unless the sensed energy emitted through the targetWhat is Remote Sensing

…………………….to be continued