Two prominent GIS professionals have co-authored a book on map design using QGIS. Gretchen Peterson, a well-known cartographic design advocate and published author of two previous map design books, has teamed up with Anita Graser, an open source GIS advocate and a member of the QGIS Project Steering Committee and a previously published author as well. Both Peterson and Graser have been interviewed on GIS Lounge as part of the Profiles from the Geospatial Community series.
Published by Locate Press, QGIS Map Design is available in both print and eBook formats. QGIS Map Design is divided into three parts: styling layers, labeling, and designing print maps. Written for the QGIS 2.14 LTR release, the book provides step-by-step instructions covering both basic styling and labeling as well as advanced cartographic techniques such as illuminated contours and dynamic masking. All example data and project files are included so users can follow along with the instructions. The forward to the book was written by Gary Sherman, the founder of QGIS.