7.3. Adding data and working with different file formats
Adding geodata to QGIS Desktop is as easy as with ArcMap (see section
6.3.): a variety of file formats can simply be dragged and dropped, for
example, from a folder within the file system directly into the Map Legend panel on the left of QGIS
Desktop or loaded from the Manage Layers toolbar.
The following hints and remarks will provide a start-up aid for users new to
GIS and for some specific data types.