Using QGIS to create a Publication Quality Map

We use QGIS on a regular basis in our teaching for a wide range of GIS practicals. We have created a version of one of the practicals you can try out for free. We use QGIS’s Map Composer to create a publication quality map. All the data you need is included in the zip file linked below.

This practical uses QGIS version 2.2, and we will be posting an updated version when we have time to update it. If you have any comments, we welcome them – please post below.

Download Practical Handout (PDF, 939 KB) and Data (zip file, 2.4 MB).

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit This means you are free to use, reuse and adapt the practical for non-commercial use, as long as you attribute and link to Spatial Spider. 

2 thoughts on “Using QGIS to create a Publication Quality Map

  1. Archie Pestronk

    Its actually a nice and useful piece of info. Im glad that you shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Ronny

    It’s hard to find experienced people for this subject, however, you sound like you
    know what you’re talking about! Thanks


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