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Unlike many open source products, QGIS is blessed with a comprehensive, well-edited, and printable manual in the form of a PDF file downloadable from the QGIS website.  In addition to this official manual, there are numerous tutorials and "how-to" documents,  available as PDF files, web pages, or web-based videos, that are accessible through the Internet.  A ded
icated group of bloggers also contribute periodically to the growing body of "how-to" tutorials.

This diversity of information sources reflects and meets the needs of the growing base of QGIS users.  This section is a compilation of the various resources about QGIS. 


Books


Learning QGIS 2.0 is probably the first QGIS book published by a commercial publisher.

Published in September 2013 by Packt Publishing, is by Anita Graser of the "Free and Open Source GIS Ramblings" blog fame (see blog list below).  She is a QGIS developer, as well as a prolific writer of QGIS related tutorials and blog articles.

She has also contributed to numerous GIS-related columns and websites.


The Geospatial Desktop

Another book containing a significant amount of coverage and tutorial materials on QGIS is The Geospatial Desktop: Open Source GIS & Mapping (2012, Locate Press) by Gary Sherman.  (Gary Sherman is the founder and original developer of the QGIS project.)  This book teaches desktop GIS using open source tools.  It is an update of a 2008 book entitled Desktop GIS: Mapping the Planet with Open Source Tools, now out of print.

In a video interview released in early October 2011,  Gary Sherman stated that he is also working on a separate book on QGIS.  At that time, he indicated that he hoped to complete the manuscript by the beginning of 2012.  However, that project has been put on hold as the fast pace of QGIS development would render any book instantly obsolete at this point.  The team will re-evaluate the situation once QGIS v2.0 is released, probably in 2013.



Web-based Tutorials and Resources


Tutorial/Resource URL
"How do I do that in QGIS?" http://qgis.org/wiki/How_do_I_do_that_in_QGIS
Lex Berman's QGIS Workshop (Harvard CGA) http://maps.cga.harvard.edu/qgis/
ELOGeo GIS Tutorial Repository http://elogeo.nottingham.ac.uk/xmlui
OSGeo Listing of QGIS/GRASS Tutorials http://www.osgeo.org/educational_content?filter0=&filter1=&filter2%5B%5D=English&filter3=QGIS+GRASS
QGIS Tutorial Labs (Univ of Calif at Davis) http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/plant/qgislabs.htm
Into to GIS Using Open Source Software (QGIS) http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/geoportal/practicum/
QGIS Tutorial from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany), Dept of Forest Inventory & Remote Sensing http://wiki.awf.forst.uni-goettingen.de/wiki/index.php/QGIS_tutorial
QGIS Basics for Journalists (excellent all-round tutorial)
http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/qgis-basics-journalists/
ESSC (Philippines) Basic QGIS & Webmapping http://download.essc.org.ph/wcsp2011_geo_workshop/
QGIS Tutorials from GISTutor.com http://www.gistutor.com/quantum-gis.html
Linfiniti.com GIS Tutorials (using QGIS)
http://linfiniti.com/dla/
"GIS Basics" course with Quantum GIS http://www.surfaces.co.il/?p=733
QGIS Video Tutorials on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=QGIS&aq=f
QGIS Video Tutorials from on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/search/videos/search:qgis/st/84cbae5b
Ujaval Ghandi's Quantum GIS Tutorials http://qgis.spatialthoughts.com/
QGIS Tutorial from Charles Schweik http://cnx.org/content/m15128/latest/
Archaeological maps from QGIS and Inkscape http://library.thehumanjourney.net/366/
Geocoding Maps from Articles http://gis.cri.fmach.it/download/tutorials/geocoding_maps_from_articles.pdf
QGIS Handy Hints http://library.thehumanjourney.net/657/2/qGIS_Handy_Hints.pdf
Converting a Spreadsheet with Coordinates http://support.mapbox.com/kb/mapping-101/using-quantumgis-converting-a-spreadsheet-with-coordinates-for-use-in-tilemill
Joining spreadsheet of attribute data to a shapefile http://support.mapbox.com/kb/mapping-101/using-quantumgis-joining-spreadsheet-of-attribute-data-to-a-shapefile
Sourcepole.com QGIS articles/tutorials http://www.sourcepole.com/tags/qgis
FOSS4G QGIS Python Plug-in Workshop http://www.qgisworkshop.org
FOSS4G QGIS "What's New" Workshop http://www.sourcepole.ch/foss4g/
Teach Yourself Quantum GIS http://www.emyqgis.blogspot.com/
OpenGeo.org QGIS Tutorial http://workshops.opengeo.org/stack-intro/desktop.html


QGIS-related Blogs (contains many, many tutorials!)


Blog URL
Spatial Galaxy (Gary Sherman's blog) http://spatialgalaxy.net/
Free and Open Source GIS Ramblings http://underdark.wordpress.com/tag/qgis/
QGIS Malaysia http://qgismalaysia.blogspot.com/
Linfiniti Geo Blog http://linfiniti.com/blog.html
Nathan's QGIS and GIS Blog http://woostuff.wordpress.com/?s=qgis
QGIS on Gothos http://gothos.info/?s=qgis
Anjalytics' QGIS blog items http://www.anjalytics.com/www/taxonomy/term/29


On-Line QGIS User Forums



QGIS Plugins and Third-party Tools


Plug-in/Tool URL
Quantum GIS Plugin Repository http://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/
Quantum GIS plugins developed by/for Faunalia http://www.faunalia.co.uk/plugins
CAD Tools Plug-in http://www.catais.org/qgis/cadtools/
Transfer vector features from QGIS to Google Earth http://gis-lab.info/qa/qgis2google-eng.html
MMQGIS http://michaelminn.com/linux/mmqgis/
fTools and manageR http://www.ftools.ca/
Polygonizer http://confound.me.uk/maps/ppv4.pdf







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