Tag Archives: QGIS

Using QGIS in the Cloud with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

It’s easy to run a popular open-source geospatial suite on this hosted cloud platform: AWS. QGIS is a great piece of software, and I would really recommend you try it out if you are currently working with ArcGIS, MapInfo or any other piece of GIS software. However, if you don’t have admin rights on your...

Build a Survey Tracker Map

We all have a little more time on our hands at the moment and it seems like the perfect time to do a little tidy of some of our data and do a little organization. In fact, I’m going to walk you through setting up something that clients have asked me to build for them...

Open Source Field Capture

Recently I’ve been doing a bit of GIS training with environmental companies, mostly to help them make the move to open source software. You see, a few companies out there have propriety software licenses that are due to end, but the companies can’t justify the renewal when all they do is draw boundaries on a...

Creating a Web Map Using QGIS2Web

Almost two years ago to the day I wrote Webmapping 3.5 in which I did a walkthrough of QGIS2Web. Since then, QGIS has grown up, and so has QGIS2Web. In the original blog, I discussed how you could use OpenLayers and Leaflet as basemaps. Now you can use Mapbox, too. The layout is improved and...

Using Real Road Signs in GIS

At the moment, I am doing a little work with the construction industry that requires road signs and markings placed on a map to show where signs need to move as the site(s) moves through different phases. Now, a real cartographer nerd would say that good graphics and symbolization would negate the need for placing...

Hayden’s Survey in 3D

Above image: Hayden’s triangulation survey map is overlaid on a digital elevation model. A GIS project visualizes the fascinating triangulation network created for the historic Hayden survey of Colorado. One of the great surveyors in the American West is undoubtedly Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden. A physician during the Civil war, he rose to be chief medical...