Setting Up QGIS
These are the recommended settings for QGIS. They are optional. They only need to be set once.
Settings > Options > General > Project Files
- Prompt for confirmation when a layer is to be removed: untick
- Default project file format: QGS Project
When opening a layer's attribute table, the default behaviour for QGIS is to open it as a separate window. Use the following setting to instead dock attribute tables under the map in the current QGIS window.
Settings > Options > Data Sources > Open attribute table as docked window > tick
Panels and Toolbars
Right-click on any toolbar to reveal tickboxes for adding and removing panels and toolbars.
- Layer Styling
- Debugging/Development Tools
- Map Navigation
Set up your Browser panel to enable access to commonly-used data sources.
Add the path of your GIS data folder as a Favorite in the QGIS Browser panel for easy access. Learn more here.
Browser > Favorites (right-click) > Add a Directory... > navigate to your GIS data folder (use UNC path only!)
Also add a shortcut to the UNC location on your PC desktop for extra convenience.
Browser > MSSQL (right-click) > New Connection...
Browser > WMS/WMTS (right-click) > New Connection...
- Name: Vicmap Basemap
- URL: https://base.maps.vic.gov.au/service