Digital Geography

Top 5 QGIS Plugins

I have been using QGIS 2.2 for most of my GIS work for about 3 months now, so I have noticed that I keep on using some plugins over and over and I really wouldn’t be able live without them. So here is a list of my favorite top 5 QGIS plugins! Top 5 QGIS Plugins 1. OpenLayers plugin It was love at first use for the OpenLayers plugin.  It allows the user to load basemap from a different provides like Google, Bing, Yahoo, OSM (OpenStreetMap), Apple (I have NO idea what someone would want it) and Stamen. Now I…

Quick Overview of New Features in QGIS 2.4

I have been busy working on new post based on performing geospatial analysis in QGIS, but I had to take a quick detour on this topic to talk about some really great features that will be coming out in the next release of QGIS, 2.4. Keep in mind that I downloaded the nightly release of QGIS just a few days ago and these are the most exciting new features in QGIS that I have noticed. Field Calculator Bar First, I have read the most about this new feature (here in Nathan Woodrow’s blog) , and this is what pushed me…

Final Edits on a Vintage Themed Map in QGIS

Well, I think this will be my last post on this topic for a while. I feel like I could never stop on this subject because the more I work on designing a vintage style map, I find more ways to add another styling element. So if this is the first time you are reading my blog I have done three posts of this subject so please take a look at them (ArcGIS Vintage, First QGIS Vintage, and Second QGIS Vintage). I have decided to stick with QGIS since it has more ability for you to manipulate your map inside…

MORE Designing Tips for Vintage Maps in QGIS

Thanks to everyone who read my first post on this topic, Vintage Themed Maps in QGIS 2.2, and since I have receive positive feed back on this post I have decided to add more designing tips for vintage maps in QGIS 2.2. At the end of my last post on this topic I stated that: “[. . .] labeling is not as advance as ArcGIS. I may be mistaken, however, I could not find a way to create curve text[. . .]” I would like to say that I am wrong about this assessment, and with the guidance of Nathan…

Vintage Themed Maps in QGIS

Vintage Design in QGIS 2.2 Hello again! Thanks for taking a look at this post on how to create a Vintage Themed Maps in QGIS 2.2. Now for this process I am using QGIS 2.2 on Ubuntu 14.04, I only mention this because I have never compared the Linux and Windows version to see if there are any difference between the two versions. Furthermore, I would like to state that I originally the idea for this post from this Blog last year, so please take the time to look at it. Also, if you haven’t looked at my original post…