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This tutorial is an addendum to extension of the introductory GIS Practicum; it focusses focuses on the fundamentals of working with raster data in QGIS with an emphasis on elevation models and includes: downloading, tiling, and warping (re-projecting) DEMs and DRGs and creating hillshades and contour linesretrieving raster data and metadata, using the raster calculator, clipping, extracting statistics, converting rasters to vectors, and styling. The examples use temperature and land use and land cover data for NYC.

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Fundamentals of Raster


Analysis in QGIS


1st edition (June 20143.4

For QGIS 3.4 (May 2019)

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This edition was written for QGIS 3.4 Madeira, which is currently the long term release of QGIS. The LTR and latest releases can be downloaded from the The QGIS website.