Digital Geography

Introducing: My personal application list

Once again I switched from Windows back to Ubuntu as I only needed Win for my granted ESRI license but hated to be “interrupted” by automatic updates, missing dll libraries and crashing flash container plugins on Firefox. So now I am building my personal computational slave once again based on Ubuntu and wanted to share with you my list of applications that I need for my daily work with geodata, matrices, graphics, cartographic outputs and statistical analysis.

Install QGIS 2.0 on Ubuntu

Today QGIS 2.0 was officially released and we will come up with several tutorials in the next weeks. First of all: the installation. As we are fans of open source we would like to show you the installation on a fresh build Ubuntu system: Installation on Ubuntu QGIS strongly depends on the grass libraries so as a first step we will install them: As QGIS 2.0 is not part of the official Ubuntu repositories (aka software provider) we need to enhance the list of software providers. Open up the terminal and edit the sources.list which helds this list: Now the…

short announcement: QGIS 2.0.1 Dufour now available on Ubuntu

Times are changing and so should a GIS. Since a long time there was the announcement to release QGIS 2.0 to the public by June. But as there were some blockers in the roadmap the release date was not updated. Everyone suspected a release after the QGIS hackathon and during the FOSS4g conference in Nottingham. Now it is out: Updating your ubuntugis-unstable PPA in Ubuntu will now install the brand new QGIS 2.0.1 Dufour! Enjoy and keep on visiting digital-geography!!! But as Nathan Woodrow (@madmanwoo) answered on my Tweet: “@dig_geo_com @qgis @QGISInfo @qgiswatch /sigh the packages aren’t meant to be…

OpenSource QGIS + PostGIS installation: “the Ubuntu way”

A lot of you out there are probably working on Windows Systems using ArcGIS and I have to admit that the possibilities with ArcINFO in the background and a proper GDB (GeoDataBase) are really big. But let’s be honest: A lot of your tasks are more or less everyday business, right?! So let us have a look on building a GIS workplace using QGIS 1.8 (which will be updated the big way in some days/weeks) and PostGIS which is a spatial enhancement of PostgreSQL.