Christoph already wrote an article about “How to find geospatial data for Spain” and also mentioned the IGME page but thanks to Mr. Nölte from the Dechenhöhle in Germany we have now a detailed source to share: Geological maps scaled 1:50’000 are available for download as image files.
In our last session we started with some topographic “pre”-map as we prepared everything to create a printable map with QGIS which shows heights in a special area. As the map creation itself is somehow very detailed I’ll show you just basic steps so can go into detail with typo and positioning for yourself.
When I am working in new institutions and I am asking: “Do you have a document management system?” I often get the answer:”Yap, we are using folders” … OKAY. Making analysis, developing applications and keeping an eye on code, data and applications make this even harder as it has to be. Of course not many institutions are using R and Latex but there is a nice little package called knitr which tries to make this a little bit easier. It combines your analysis and documentation in one single document aka PDF.