Tag: open source gis
For those of you still sitting on the fence about developing some hands on experience with the open source GIS platform Quantum GIS, or QGIS as it is more commonly know, here are five very strong reasons to start this Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) now.
Geo-Literacy Outreach Awards Blogger Catholicgauze who runs the popular geography blog, Geographic Travels, is sponsoring a Geo-Literacy Outreach Award. Those interested in applying for consideration need to complete the application and submit a proposal on a unique way to advance geo-literacy: Projects can come in a multitude of forms; whether it is a new classroom [...]
Anita Graser provides an introduction to the desktop, web, and mobile capabilities of the open source GIS software, QGIS in this guest article. A GIS specialist with the Austrian Institute of Technology, Anita Graser also writes about open source GIS topics on her blog, “Free and Open Source GIS Ramblings”. The Quantum GIS [...]
Quantum GIS is an open source GIS desktop software more popularly known as QGIS. QGIS 1.0 was first released in January of 2009 although development on the software began back in 2002 by Gary Sherman with the first versions of the software intended as a GIS data viewer for PostGIS. QGIS is increasingly becoming a viable alternative [...]
GRASS GIS 6.4.2 has been released by the GRASS development team. GRASS GIS is an open source GIS software package. Over 770 updates are included in this new stable release. What’s new with the release of GRASS GIS 6.4.2? The new wxPython graphical user interface (wxGUI) has been updated with many new features and tools. Python [...]