QGIS: A free and open source geographic information system

Geomatics, Visualization

QGIS is a free-to-use geographic information system (GIS) software which can be used for viewing, editing, printing, and analyzing geospatial data.

The software supports raster, vector and mesh layers and features compatibility with other open-source GIS packages, as well as a plethora of coordinate systems.

In this quick tutorial, we are demonstrating a methodology for creating contour maps with QGIS.

More specifically, a site in Austria was selected and a very quick and coarse reference point path was created. Then, after obtaining elevations for this path, the input file was inserted into QGIS and its corresponding contour map was created as presented in the video.  


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