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Unlike many open source products, Quantum GIS (QGIS) is blessed with three comprehensive, well-edited, and printable manuals (User Guide, Training Manual, and PyQGIS Cookbook)  in the form of PDF files downloadable from the QGIS website.  In the past two to three years, at least eight English-language "how-to" books have been published about QGIS, as well as one book that introduces principles of GIS using QGIS (see elsewhere in the "Resources" section).  In addition to these publications, there is a vast collection of tutorials and "how-to" documents,  available as PDF files, web pages, or web-based videos, that are accessible through the Internet.  A dedicated group of prolific bloggers also contribute  to the growing body of "how-to" tutorials.  Finally, two active user forums provide support by the large user community to their fellows, and one archived forum also provides past questions and answers for reference.  This diversity of information sources reflects and meets the needs of the growing base of QGIS users.  This section is a partial compilation of the various English-language resources concerned with QGIS.   Let me  know if you have any others to add!

Books on QGIS from Commercial Publishers

Starting with The Quantum GIS Training Manual by Tim Sutton et al., the following are the books on QGIS that I know of at this time that are commercially available.  Click on the cover thumbnails below to see the publisher's web page for the books.


One of the wonderful things about QGIS is that it is programmable!  If you are the kind of person who can't leave well enough alone and just loves automating processes by writing macros, plug-ins, or even changing the code (QGIS is an open source project, after all), then the last two books in the batch above may be for you!

While the print editions of the books can usually be purchased at a discount through resellers like Amazon.com, buying from the publisher's website usually gives you the option of a hefty discount when purchasing the electronic versions of the book (usually pdf, epub, and mobi formats).

Documentation from QGIS.org



Web-based Tutorials and Resources


Tutorial/Resource URL
QGIS Tips and Tutorials (Ujaval Ghandhi) http://www.qgistutorials.com/en/
"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/
Self-paced QGIS Tutorial using Canvas https://canvas.instructure.com/enroll/LA4DR9
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 Basics for Journalists
http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/qgis-basics-journalists/
ESSC (Philippines) Basic QGIS & Webmapping http://download.essc.org.ph/wcsp2011_geo_workshop/
Kartoza.com GIS Tutorials (using QGIS)
http://kartoza.com/category/qgis/
"GIS Basics" course with Quantum GIS http://www.surfaces.co.il/?p=733
QGIS Video Tutorials from Mango Map http://qgis-tutorials.mangomap.com/
QGIS Video Tutorials on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=QGIS&aq=f
QGIS Video Tutorials from on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/search?q=qgis
QGIS Tutorial from Charles Schweik http://cnx.org/content/m15128/latest/
Archaeological maps from QGIS and Inkscape Click here to download PDF
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
Sourcepole.com QGIS articles/tutorials http://www.sourcepole.com/tags/qgis
FOSS4G QGIS Python Plug-in Workshop http://www.qgisworkshop.org
Teach Yourself Quantum GIS http://www.emyqgis.blogspot.com/


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


Blog URL
Planet QGIS (Blog post aggregation by QGIS.org) http://planet.qgis.org/planet/tag/gis/
Free and Open Source GIS Ramblings http://underdark.wordpress.com/tag/qgis/
Spatial Galaxy (Gary Sherman's blog) http://spatialgalaxy.net/
Kartoza.com (formerly Linfiniti Geo) Blog http://kartoza.com/
Dominoc925's QGIS-related posts http://dominoc925.blogspot.com/search/label/QGIS
Nathan's QGIS and GIS Blog http://nathanw.net/
QGIS-related posts on Scratching Surfaces blog http://www.surfaces.co.il/?s=qgis
Boundless (OpenGeo) blog on QGIS http://boundlessgeo.com/?s=qgis
QGIS on Gothos http://gothos.info/?s=qgis
QGIS Malaysia http://qgismalaysia.blogspot.com/


On-Line QGIS User Forums








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