Automating QGIS 3.xx with Python

Taking your QGIS skills to the next level

Take your QGIS skills to the next level by learning how to write python scripts to automate QGIS.  This course was created using QGIS 3.8 and the material should be valid for many years to come as there are not expected to be major changes to the PyQGIS package after the recent change to QGIS 3.0.  All you need for this course is a basic understanding of QGIS and Python. We will be using the editor included with QGIS to write scripts.
Python scripts are much simpler than a full-blown QGIS plugín and the material in this course is focused on the GIS professional who is looking to use python scripts to improve their productivity, rather than the professional programmer. In my work, I have found this knowledge to be indispensable and I can’t imagine working in GIS without having some level of scripting ability.  I believe that by the end of this course you will feel the same way.

What you’ll learn

  • Using the QGIS Python console.
  • Using the QGIS Python editor.
  • Using PyQGIS to manipuate the QGIS interface.
  • Using PyQGIS to manipulate a layers symbology.
  • Using PyQGIS to manipulate a layers attributes.
  • Using PyQGIS to manipulate a layers geometry.
  • Using PyQGIS to perform spatial operations.
  • Using PyQGIS to access raster data.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 6 lectures • 42min.
  • Working with the QGIS Python Console –> 7 lectures • 1hr 14min.
  • Working with the QGIS Python editor –> 6 lectures • 1hr 21min.
  • Working with vector features –> 9 lectures • 2hr 8min.
  • Creating and modifying vector data –> 10 lectures • 1hr 26min.
  • Bonus Lecture –> 1 lecture • 16min.

Automating QGIS 3.xx with Python

Requirements

  • This is not a beginning course on Python or QGIS. The student is expected to have some familiarity in both. The level of knowledge gained from my course entitled ‘QGIS 3.0 for GIS Professionals’ and Survey of Python for GIS applications’ will provide that experience but are not required..

Take your QGIS skills to the next level by learning how to write python scripts to automate QGIS.  This course was created using QGIS 3.8 and the material should be valid for many years to come as there are not expected to be major changes to the PyQGIS package after the recent change to QGIS 3.0.  All you need for this course is a basic understanding of QGIS and Python. We will be using the editor included with QGIS to write scripts.

Python scripts are much simpler than a full-blown QGIS plugín and the material in this course is focused on the GIS professional who is looking to use python scripts to improve their productivity, rather than the professional programmer. In my work, I have found this knowledge to be indispensable and I can’t imagine working in GIS without having some level of scripting ability.  I believe that by the end of this course you will feel the same way.