Digital Geography

QGIS 2.2 and its new features

The last update of our beloved QGIS 2.0.1. version Dufour was a giant leap for a grown GIS and the next step forward is in sight. Thanks to Mrs. QGIS herself (a.k.a. Anita Graser a.k.a. underdarkGIS) I came across an overview of the changelog for QGIS 2.2 on Linfiniti.com. multithreading We probably all have a multicore CPU available at our notebooks and workstations. So why not use them and let them do serious GIS business instead of running idle and having a cup of tea? QGIS with multithread support was apparently available on some special professional versions of QGIS but…

short announce: the new google maps – a comparison

The new google maps is now in sort of a Beta and availbale on invitation. Let me share some of the new features with you: As you can see, you will have much more space available to see pictures on the map. What I like most is the very reduced implementation of search results as they are shwon in the lower part of the map and you will not have thes ugly markers scattered all over the map anymore: But let’s go a little further and have a look on the routing engine: In the new google maps engine you…