Tag Archives: FOSS

R Map

The Program R

What is it, and what can it do for AEC? R is a free, open source program that is becoming increasingly popular in the geospatial industry. R used to be the preserve of statisticians, but its open and flexible nature has allowed it to grow to cover a wide range of disciplines and user bases....

OS Zoomstack – the Gift that Keeps On Giving

On July 17 2018, Ordnance Survey (OS), the United Kingdom’s national mapping agency, released a trial of a product called “OS Zoomstack.” At the time many overlooked it, as Ordnance Survey makes lots of their data over 1:5000 available for free. I have to admit I was one of them.  In August of last year,...

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...

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...