Graser and I are pouring our hearts and souls into the newest edition of QGIS Map Design to make sure it is ready for the upcoming release of QGIS 3.4. You can already buy it in preview form (ack!) for a discounted price as long as you realize that some things may change as we go into feature-freeze for the release and get feedback on the book’s “recipes.”
In case you aren’t familiar with the format of this book, we feature real-world map designs with the latest styling advances along with how-to instructionals for each. We call these recipes.
This edition features a lot of new maps. I tried to count them but the question became “what constitutes a map”? Before y’all get existential on me, what I mean is, we have three recipes that build on one another to make a parks map, for example, so is that one new map or 3 new maps? In the interest of marketing I added those up as 3 new maps. So with that explanation in mind, we have approximately 14 updated designs and 23 completely new maps in this book. Obviously all the text and screenshots have been updated to the the 3.4 release.
I’m biased but at $22 this thing really is a bargain. The first edition of this book was LocatePress’s best seller, so there are obviously plenty of people using QGIS and probably a lot more now that release 3.4 is about to come out. But even if you don’t use QGIS this book showcases some great map design techniques that you can implement in other software.
You get the digital copy now and all edits as they come (sometimes daily) if you want them. And of course the finished digital copy. The hard-copy will be available through the usual online outlets in early November 2018.
A few of the maps from the book:
Announcing the preview version of QGIS Map Design Second Edition.https://t.co/AeQ0TOvZSj
— Gretchen Peterson (@PetersonGIS) September 10, 2018
Just purchased. Cannot wait to see what you two have come up with.
— Jordan Fischer (@Jordan_RTV6) September 11, 2018
So necessary for people like me who make ugly maps. The art of cartography, like any, is so hard to master. This looks very helpful.
— Brett Edmond Carlock (@Brett_E_Carlock) September 11, 2018