A few months back I published an article about the large scale deployment of QGIS and FOSSGIS at the state administration of Vorarlberg, Austria. Shortly after I published the article, they asked for the opportunity to update the article with more details. The article that follows below is that amended version. In 2011, the State… Read more »
Posts Categorized: General FOSSGIS
This weekend I implemented a new feature for my ‘just for fun’ project osm-reporter. The feature implements timeline reporting for Open Street Map contributors. Its probably easiest to explain with a screenshot: Here is another one showing a few charts together: I added the feature because I wanted to see how many… Read more »
If you even visited my lovely home town of Swellendam in the Western Cape of South Africa on http://openstreetmap.org, you might have noticed that the building footprints for the town are almost non-existent. Building footprints provide a valuable way to understand impacts of flood and other natural hazards, as well as being a valuable source… Read more »
Today I had a chance to do a quick interview with Anna Mason from MapAction. The interview is an mp3 audio file recorded on my phone. My apologies if the sound quality isn’t the best. Click on the link below to download the mp3 file. Anna Mason MapAction Interview 23 May 2012 … Read more »
During the Zurich QGIS hackfest we had some extended discussions about migrating our documentation away from LaTeX to sphinx because the latter offers a more approachable syntax for casual documentation writers and has good support for internationalisation via gettext. This week I am going to our first 2012 QGIS hackfest (to be held in Lyon,… Read more »
A nice article by Aslam Parker, Chief Directorate: National Geo-spatial Information, South Africa was published this month in our local GIS/Surveying magazine ‘Position IT‘ that describes the South African CRS. It probably would be of general interest to those trying to understand CRS concepts too. Direct link to the PDF here.
So this weekend I was trying to get into a mysql server I co-administer and nobody knew the root password anymore. Here is a short procedure to regain admin privileges to the database. I assign myself (rather than root user) admin privileges so that I don’t interfere with any cron jobs etc. that may have… Read more »
In November 2010, I posted some charts showing some QGIS download stats. Today I made some updates to these charts (click on them for full image) – enjoy!
The GeoNames dataset provides a list of global placenames, their location and some additional information such as population and so on. It is published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, which allows you to use the data for your own purposes. You can download the data by country, or the entire global dataset. In… Read more »