Digital Geography

Attention: QGIS 2.10 is coming!

Four months ago QGIS 2.8 was released. The Long Term Release will be suppported for the next 2 years. Besides this LTR version QGIS is updated in a four month cycle. So let’s say hello to QGIS 2.10.

Open Data in the UK

The Ordnance Survey is UK’s mapping agency and frequently releases free datasets. Their OpenData policy is quite progressive compared to Germany’s and they’ve recently published some fresh datasets that anyone can use. All you need to do is to register and to acknowledge them. The new datasets are: OS Open Map – Local; OS Open Names; OS Open Rivers; and OS Open Roads. They include data on urban and rural features, an index for all the location names in the UK, a generalised open water network, UK’s connected road network and much more. All this adds up to their existing…

ArcGIS 10.3

Yesterday the new major release of worldwide leading GIS solution ArcGIS was released: 10.3. Most users upgraded already to the version 10.x and enjoyed Python support as well as other enhancements. So what is to expect from this new version? 64 bit support, Twitter integration, free support? Let’s have a look!

QGIS 2.6: insights

Yesterday QGIS 2.6 Brighton was released. Now all systems are supported as also KyngChaos compiled a new version for QGIS 2.6 (source). In this post, I thought myself to go through the advertised features and changes introduced, so it may be a bit far. So let’s follow the QGIS changelog. Export DXF enhancements DXF is not something I normally use, but in many CAD and measuring instruments (total stations type), it is a common format. Exports can be created via the menu (Project> DXF Export …). Since I am not used to work with DXF it is difficult to have…

QGIS 2.6 – Sneak Peak

The release of QGIS 2.6 is planned for October 24, but you don’t have to wait to test new functions in development. In this post I’ll look closer on two new features that in my mind will make GIS life easier, even if some improvements should be made with the first of the new features described here.

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 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…

short announcement: QGIS 2.0 is going live soon!

As I came across some posts from @qgiswatch I was very excited as it stated that there are some changes in the GIT of QGIS that looks just like minor changes but in fact we are near the point of an official QGIS 2.0 release. This was somehow confirmed by the comment of QGIS on their facebook page: “The code has been branched for 2.0. We are working on the final bits like change logs, website updates, and docs. A release will follow very soon. Keep an eye out here, twitter, and the mailing lists for the announcement.” (Link). Please…

QGis 2.0 – the new features

Thanks to Nathan, Anita Graser and Tim Sutton, who already wrote about new features of the new QGis-Release 2.0. The release date isn’t published yet, but we think it should be in the next months. In this article I will list some awesome new features, that will push QGis on a new level if professionality.