Digital Geography

Short Announcement: QGIS 2.8 Wien released

QGIS 2.8 (the new “Long Term Release”) was released a few days ago. It is a minor release according to the changelog but it will be supported in this setup at least for the next year: Some good news for all those working in a bigger, administrated environment as it is always a problem to update software in these bigger infrastructures. New features: >1000 issues flagged by static analysis tools fixed new code commits and pull requests are now automatically tests against our testing framework. more responsive browser support for contextual WMS legend graphics custom prefixes for joins creation of…

OpenSource QGIS + PostGIS installation: “the Windows way”

A short time ago I’ve posted an article on the installation of QGIS in combination with a PostGIS database in the background. As we all know, Windows is mostly used as OS on a PC so this is the Windowized version. This is a short summary that sums up the article of a site called Boston GIS. I’ll show you how to install QGIS version 1.8 (which will be updated in some days) and PostgreSQL with PostGIS extension and show you the first steps in the import of shapefiles and raster data.

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.

testing a new OS

every change on a working machine like your loved PC is more or less connected to loosing everything. But there may be the need for a new, improved an open source OS or the need to change this OS due to policies in your working group or institution. Using Virtualbox for trying out the one or the other operating system is great. Easy to download and open source as well. So lets go one step further and install the great Ubuntu or the LTE on this virtualbox and use it as a second guest in slave mode: If you are…

LTE: Link to Earth OS

LTE is the new OS available in a beta version for all geoscientists and interested fellows. But stay calm… There is a huge need for scientists, students and institutions for reliable, free and well documented programs in geo-related applications. So what’s better then to use Ubuntu. Actually this is a good solution as Ubuntu provides not only the biggest Linux distribution but also one with special releases called LTS which stands for Long Term Support. So you can be sure to use it longer than only two years… But one downpart was the implementation of other geo-related software. There was…

installing qgis on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Unfortunately the qgis package is not available through the Ubuntu Software Center. Yet it is of course possible to install it. Just open the terminal and add the repository of Ubuntugis to your sources for programs and install QGIS: This will install a “unstable” version of QGIS called Wroclaw: I think if this version gets the status “stable” it will be available again using the normal way of installation using the Ubuntu Software Center. Thanks for this goes to: and Daniel Kerkow