Erich Purpur

A Guide to Python in QGIS

This post is something I’ve been thinking about writing for a while. I was inspired to write it by my own trials and tribulations, which are still ongoing, while working with the QGIS API, trying to programmatically do stuff in QGIS instead of relying on available widgets and plugins. I have spent, and will probably […]

How to apply a graduated color symbology to a layer using Python for QGIS 3

I was recently working on a project in QGIS 3 with a member of UVA Health’s Oncology department. This person wanted to take a set of patient data (after identifying info had been removed) and after doing some other stuff, apply a graduated color scheme to the results, shading them from light to dark based […]

How to use the field calculator in Python for QGIS 3

Recently, I have taken the dive into python scripting in QGIS. QGIS is a really nice open source (and free!) alternative to ESRI’s ArcGIS. While QGIS is a little quirky and generally not quite as user friendly as ArcGIS, it still provides nearly the same functionality. Personally, I’ve become a fan of it an now […]