Category Archives: Spatial IT/GIS

Time & Progress

Editor’s note: As an example of how far QGIS has evolved and the depth of the many features and plugins, Anita Graser, key member of the QGIS team and author of popular QGIS guide books, offers the following details. Graser was also one of xyHt’s 2015 inaugural 40 geospatial professionals under 40.   More and...

QGIS Chair

An Interview with Paolo Cavallini Paolo Cavallini has been part of QGIS for as long as I can remember. Whenever I’ve had problems or made a remark on the QGIS mailing list, he has been there to help. He is everything you don’t expect a developer to be. Furthermore, he has now become chair of...

QGIS Details

How features are developed, plus details on releases, support, and plugins.  Editor’s note: Tim Sutton has been a figurehead for free and open source software (FOSS), is past chair of the QGIS steering committee and is also co-owner of Kartoza. Here he kindly writes about how QGIS works on a project level from his vast...

Founder of QGIS: Gary Sherman

An Interview with Gary Sherman If Roger Tomlinson is considered the father of GIS, then Gary Sherman is one of the godfathers. He started building a GIS to solve a particular problem, and it has since grown into the world’s most-popular free GIS: QGIS. Gary doesn’t often give interviews, so when he agreed to do...

QGIS: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Editor’s Note: Nowadays everything costs, whether you are a solo practitioner, in a small business, or part of a large firm seeking to expand. You buy a new laptop, you need an operating system, then office software, then a broadband subscription; the cost keeps escalating. Are you bound to this legacy progression of costs? Not...

What Can Spatial IT Do for You?

Helping firms meet the challenges of the global uptick in infrastructure development. Editor’s note: What is spatial IT? This umbrella term for the spatial component of the new wave of digital wizardry that’s transforming our geospatial and geomatics professions and industries can seem nebulous. xyHt has adopted the following working definition (as the term applies...