Category: QGIS

  • Creating a map with numbers and a legend explaining the numbers Create a point layer with two attributes one with the number and one with the text From the layer styling label, the point with the number attribute In the styling tab select categorical    The press the calculation button (the small sigma, a soft […]

  • Using WFS in QGIS

    Reducing the number of features fetched. While WFS normally is rather easy to use in QGIS there are some situations that need a bit of attention. Many WFS servers only allow a limited amount of features to be fetched. Since QGIS fetches the data the first time the WFS is loaded, it is important to […]

  • Adding a Bokmark in QGIS

  • Saving a Copy of Data (QGIS)

    There are many situations where you want to save a copy of some data. The most common are: The procedure is more or less the same in all the above situations. There are some differences between: Vector data Right-click on the data layer in the layers panel, chose “Export” ->” Save Features as” The “same […]

  • The basic approach is here that you have a URL (Web address) that points to the location of some geospatial data file. Always be careful when opening data from the internet, although I have not yet heard about any weaknesses in QGIS being exploited. The most common files that can be opened directly from a […]

  • Configuring QGIS

    QGIS has a lot of options to customize how it looks and feels. It can therefore sometimes be difficult to follow instructions/demos if it all looks different. There are three main areas you need to be aware of: You can also watch my QGIS UI issues

  • QGIS panels

    One of the key areas where people modify their QGIS setup is which panels are used and where they are placed. The key panels in QGIS are the layer panel (1), and the browser panel (2), but also the layer styling panel (3) is commonly used Here Panel 1 and 2 are docked, i.e. attached […]

  • QGIS has an, in many ways, recommendable approach to language. By default, it uses the language of the system it is running on. However, many learning resources are in English, so it is probably easiest to learn QGIS by changing its language to English. For demonstration purposes, I will here change the user interface from […]

  • Under the hood of QGIS

    in this section, we will look a bit closer at the version numbers of QGIS and the main libraries that are included in QGIS This section is mainly if you are intent to be a long-term user of QGIS and want some basic understanding of what is described in the other bug notices and workarounds […]

  • Installing QGIS

    For some, it is easy to install QGIS and if you normally find installing and managing software easy just go to, Now click the big green download now button. Since installing QGIS sometimes is a bit tricky This page has four sections For Windows users If you just want a quick look at QGIS […]