open source gis

Access 35 GIS Lectures and Labs for Free

The FOSS4G Geoacademy has released 35 geospatial lectures and labs for free under a Common Creative license.

July 14, 2019

GIS Forums

Where can you go to get help with GIS issues?  There are a variety of different web sites that can…

May 19, 2018

QGIS 3.0 Released

Version 3.0 of QGIS, the popular free and open source GIS software, was released today.

February 23, 2018

How to Add a Map from Mapbox to QGIS

This tutorial will show you how to take a map style you have created in Mapbox and load it into…

January 18, 2018

Learn GIS for Free

There are a few online options to learn GIS for free. Take advantage of resources that provide you access to…

January 14, 2018

How to Geocode Addresses Using QGIS

If you have a CSV formatted file containing addresses, you can take advantage of QGIS to map out those addresses.…

January 9, 2018

Mapzen Shuttering on February 1, 2018

Catching the geospatial community off-guard, Mapzen announced on January 2, 2018 that it would be shutting down all services on…

January 7, 2018

What is PostGIS?

PostGIS is an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant software used as an extender for PostgreSQL, which is a form of…

September 28, 2017

Where is Open Source GIS Going?

Mark Altaweel discusses the growth and direction of open source GIS tools and software in this opinion piece.

July 31, 2017

Dress Up Your QGIS Install With this Whimsical Plugin

The QGIS hats plugin is a bit of fun that accomplishes no other purpose than to add a hat to…

July 7, 2017