GIS For Biologists: Tip #5 – Adding An Existing Data Layer To A GIS Project

1 Apr

Once you have set the projection/coordinate system of your GIS project, you can think about adding data layers to it. Almost all GIS software packages allow you to add data layers in a similar way, but for this video, QGIS is used to show how to add an existing data layer to your GIS project. As part of this video, you will learn not just how to load the data layer into your GIS project, but how to check what projection/coordinate system it is based on, and how to change the way that it is displayed. These are the standard procedures which you should follow whenever you add an existing data layer to a GIS project, regardless of the GIS software which you are using.

If you have any questions or queries about this video, feel free to comment on this post and I’ll do my best to answer them.

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Dr Colin D. MacLeod,
Founder, GIS In Ecology
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3 Responses to “GIS For Biologists: Tip #5 – Adding An Existing Data Layer To A GIS Project”

  1. kampar 06/04/2015 at 00:16 #

    Reblogged this on Dosen GIS and commented:
    add vector layer on your QGIS …
    nice video tutorial from Dr. Colin D MacLeod

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