September 2018 Archives

QGIS Chair

Posted on: No Comments
This entry is part of 10 in the series September 2018

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: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Posted on: 3 Comments
This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series September 2018

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 […]

Founder of QGIS: Gary Sherman

Posted on: 2 Comments
This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series September 2018

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 Details

Posted on: 1 Comment
This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series September 2018

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 […]

Mini Map-Makers

Posted on: 1 Comment
This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series September 2018

Cartographer “Captain Alice” teaches children to read and use maps as a communication tool. Alice Gadney believes her cartography business, Silver7 Mapping, is designed “to help people understand the world around them and their need for a great communications tool—the map.” And when she says “people,” she’s also including youngsters, starting with her five-year-old son, […]

The Rise of Value-packed RTK

Posted on: No Comments
This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series September 2018

Barriers are being removed for adaptable and inexpensive, high-precision GNSS. Many of you may be familiar with traditional base-rover applications for RTK such as surveying and mapping—with precision that typically comes with a large price tag. However, Swift Navigation provides a multi-frequency, multi-constellation, fully RTK-capable GNSS receiver called the Piksi Multi with a smaller price […]