Tag Archives: open source

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...

Open Source for Enterprise Solutions

A geospatial firm integrates open-source GIS and cloud services for the DoD’s IT security, a giant energy co-op managing 2,500 miles of transmission lines, and the USACE as they monitor dredging vessels. Too often, clients maintain outdated and inefficient workflows because they fear that building applications to improve processes would be too time-consuming and expensive....

Weekly xyHt News Links: 6/16/17

RIEGL has received the Sebastian Sizgoric Technical Achievement Award at this year’s JALBTCX conference in Savannah, Georgia.  Record attendance for GEO Business 2017 Identified Technologies Aligns with DJI to Offer Best-in-class Commercial Drone Solution Survey and Mapping Company Partners with Leading Unmanned and Manned Flight Service Experts Aeroscout launches UAV helicopter for high-altitude flight Congress increases funding...

Maptime Summit Group

First Ever Maptime Summit

By Katie Kowalsky   @katiekowalsky  www.katiekowalsky.me It’s been over two years since the State of the Map US 2013, where Maptime was born. As of the first official Maptime in San Francisco at the time of the  Maptime Summit (Monday June 8th), we now have 60 chapters spread over five continents. That growth, all from volunteers...