QGIS Basic Structure and Layout

The basic layout consists of three elements:

  1. Tool bars – for selecting tools
  2. Panels – for selecting and modifying data
  3. Map window – where your data is displayed

Common Toolbars

Project Tool Bar

Map Navigation Tool Bar

Attributes Tool Bar

Data Source Tool Bar

Editing Toolbar

A range of toolbars and panels can be displayed by right-clicking on the top panel and selecting those you want to use