open source gis

Self-Guided QGIS Courses

These six QGIS courses are available for free self-guided learning.

August 21, 2020

H3: Open Source Geospatial Indexing System

H3, developed by Uber, divides the Earth into hexagons.

August 14, 2020

QGIS and Free Mobile Applications

The capabilities of QGIS can be extended with plugins and mobile GIS apps.

July 15, 2020

EarthPy: Python Package for Plotting and Working with Spatial Data

A Python language spatial package, called EarthPy, has been released for free download for working with GIS data.

December 5, 2019

Portable GIS Version 6.0 Now Available

Portable GIS is available as a Windows-based executable (.exe) or .zip file which can then be installed to a local…

March 17, 2020

Platforms for Making Deep Learning Easier for GIS

New tools have been developed to facilitate the integration of deep learning tools within GIS applications.

August 13, 2019

How to Change the Projection of a Shapefile Using QGIS

If you know the starting coordinate system or projection of your shapefile, you can quickly export the data into another…

July 19, 2019

A Case Study on Converting a Geodatabase From ArcGIS for Use in QGIS

In this article Charles Altendorf outlines a method he developed to convert GIS data located in a geodatabase created in…

June 4, 2019

Free Ways to Learn QGIS

If you want to start learning how to use QGIS, a free and open source GIS software package, there are…

April 29, 2019

Missed the Latest QGIS User Conference? Access the Videos Online

Recorded presentations from the 2019 QGIS International User Conference are now available online.

April 22, 2019

Using GIS to Analyze Pedestrian Accessibility

GIS tools to compute pedestrian accessibility are not just available to governments, academics, or companies, but are also free and…

January 24, 2019

Free Urban Planning GIS Book and Exercises

An open access book focusing on the use of GIS in sustainable urban planning and management includes six chapters containing…

January 16, 2020