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
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.
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.
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.