QGIS Cartography

QGIS Cartography

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Learning Outcome


You must be looking for the best training for vector layer styling in QBIS since styling a vector layer is not an easy task. Learn how to use QGIS to generate visually impressive maps with this expertly designed QGIS Cartography course.

Many people use QGIS software in their companies for styling vector layers, and we’ll teach you how to do the same, so you don’t fall behind. This comprehensive QGIS Cartography course will guide you on employing design principles to build visually beautiful, easy-to-understand maps in QGIS. You will learn the sequence of labeling basics, label formatting, symbology, project setup, and water styling. Once you complete the course, you’ll discover the foundations of styling layers in QGIS that effectively communicate your message.

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised CPD accredited certification. You can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at the cost of £9 and Hard Copy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

It doesn’t matter if you are an aspiring professional or absolute beginner; this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with critical skills and an accredited certification attesting to your knowledge.

The QGIS Cartography is fully available to anyone, and no previous qualifications are needed to enrol. All One Education needs to know is that you are eager to learn and are over 16.

Course Curriculum

Section 01: Introduction
Introduction 00:01:00
Section 02: Labels
Labeling Basics 00:03:00
Labeling – Text Properties 00:02:00
Label Formatting 00:06:00
Label Buffers 00:04:00
Labels – Backgrounds 00:03:00
Label Shadows 00:03:00
Labeling Callouts (Leader Lines) 00:03:00
Labels – Placement 00:04:00
Labels – Rendering 00:05:00
Labeling Over Orthos 00:06:00
Fine Tuning Labels 00:03:00
Section 03: Symbology
Styling Single Points Lines and Polygons 00:11:00
Styling Categorical Data 00:08:00
Styling Graduated Data 00:04:00
Shapeburst Fills 00:03:00
Texture Fills 00:04:00
Inverted Polygons 00:03:00
Advanced Lines 00:08:00
Section 04: Base Layers
XYZ Tile Basemaps 00:04:00
Getting Data from the OSM Website 00:07:00
Getting Basemaps from the QuickMapServices Plugins 00:05:00
Getting OSM Data with Overpass Turbo 00:06:00
Rule Based Symbology 00:10:00
Rule Based Labeling 00:03:00
Bringing in Mapbox Baselayers (an Introduction) 00:13:00
Natural Earth Data 00:07:00
Section 05: Project Setup
Setting Up a Page Layout 00:14:00
Layout Templates 00:05:00
Creating Map Grids (Lat & Long Graticules) 00:08:00
Inset or Overview Maps 00:05:00
Global Overview Maps 00:05:00
Adding a Legend 00:07:00
Adding Text to a Layout 00:03:00
Adding Images 00:05:00
Section 06: Water Styling
Coastal Glow Effect 00:03:00
Concentric Water Lines (Equally Spaced) 00:05:00
Concentric Water Lines (Variably Spaced) 00:08:00
Half Tone Coastal Fill Pattern 00:06:00
Section 07: Land Styling
Getting DEMs from USDA/NRCS 00:08:00
Creating Contour Lines from DEMs (in Feet and Meters) 00:11:00
Labeling Contour Lines 00:06:00
Drop Shadowing Polygon Features 00:03:00
Section 08: Resources
Resources 00:00:00
Assignment -QGIS Cartography 00:00:00

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