The QGIS Style Manager is a very powerful cartography and styling tool. It allows you to create, store, re-use, and even share styles you use in QGIS. This is specially useful if you have specific styles that you commonly utilize. Here I’m sharing styles I created based on the Land Use Categories and Color Coding Guide (Annex 1) of the HLURB CLUP Guidebook Vol. 3 (2014)
HLURB Land Use Categories and Color Coding in the QGIS Style Manager
The style is available from the QGIS Styles Repository or on GitHub.
To load the styles in QGIS:
- you can download the Style XML file located here or in the QGIS Style Repository and Import it as File in the QGIS Style Manager;
- you can simply import the style from this URL: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/benhur07b/qgis-style-hlurb-land-use-zoning-color-codes/main/styles/hlurb-luc-color-coding-2014.xml.
To do this:
- Go to Settings -> Style Manager… in the Menu bar. This will open the Style Manager Window.
- On the bottom left of the Style Manager Window, click Import/Export -> Import Items. This will open the Import Item(s) dialog.
- If you select File in the Import From option, select the XML file you downloaded.
- If you select URL in the Import From option, use this URL: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/benhur07b/qgis-style-hlurb-land-use-zoning-color-codes/main/styles/hlurb-luc-color-coding-2014.xml
- A preview of the styles should be available for selection.
- Select all styles (or just the styles you want).
- Click Import.
- IF A WARNING APPEARS THAT THE STYLE ALREADY EXISTS AND ASKS YOU IF YOU WANT TO OVERWRITE IT, JUST CLICK YES TO ALL OR NO TO ALL
- The styles should now be available under the HLURB LUC Color Coding (2014) tag and can be used for styling your layers.
The QGIS Style Manager
QGIS Style Manager Import Items Dialog
QGIS Style Manager Import Items Dialog using File
QGIS Style Manager Import Items Dialog using URL
QGIS Style Manager Import Items Select All Styles
QGIS Style Manager Import Items Warning
QGIS Style with HLURB Land Use Zoning Styles
You can watch the video below if you want to follow along.
Pull Requests and Updates are welcome especially if you have a more updated version of the guidebook.