This is a very quick guide on adding web basemaps to QGIS 2.18. I’ve created it as it is often the first step in creating a new map.
The easiest way to add in a basemap from the web is to use one of two plugins to add in the data for you. The two best plugins I have found for doing this are the OpenLayers and QuickMapServices.
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Creating proportional symbol maps in QGIS is made very easy in QGIS with two main methods for making them. You can use basic Single Symbol style with the Size Assistant in the Data Defined Override, or you can use the Graduated style and choose Size as the method of gradation. Below is a set of instructions on how to use either method to create proportional point symbols for your map. Continue reading “Creating a Proportional Symbol map in QGIS 2.18”