There has never been a better time to sponsor QGIS

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FOSS4G2013 is starting in just over a month and we (the QGIS project) are really hoping to make QGIS 2.0 available for the event. Its going to be a huge splash as 2.0 is a giant leap forward over version 1.8. However there is a hitch: We have 15 blocker issues holding up the release…. Read more »

How to do some quasi 3d cartographic effects in QGIS

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No words for this one, just pictures! Above: What we are trying to achieve… Above: Our symbol layers Above: The roof colour is data defined A shadow Layer And a highlight layer One other hint – don’t forget to enable symbol levels!

InaSAFE wins Open Source ‘Rookie of the Year’ award

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 A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of doing an interview on behalf of the InaSAFE project as part of the selection process for the Black Duck Software ‘open source rookies of the year’ competition. A week later we heard that we had made it into the top 10! The award is based… Read more »

Holiday OpenStreetMap project for Swellendam

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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 »

Visualising QGIS data with Blender

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Anton Westholm just published this great article on using QGIS and blender to create 3D visualisations: http://kodex.tumblr.com/post/37038839550/visualising-qgis-data-with-blender

InaSAFE 1.0 Launched

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I have been working a lot in Indonesia this year on the InaSAFE project. InaSAFE is a QGIS plugin (also available as a web extension for GeoNode) for assessment of scenarios following a natural disaster such as a flood, earthquake, volcano, tsunami etc. This month the InaSAFE team (which consists of developers from around the… Read more »