Tag Archives: QGIS

xyHt News Links: 9/9/16

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ArcGIS 10.4 & QGIS 2.14

QGIS 2.14 vs ArcGIS Pro 10.4

This post almost didn’t happen. For over seven years I’ve been comparing GIS software in the hope that someone would be reading and take it upon themselves to fix a few of the issues that we all run into on a daily basis. With the new releases someone told me something, and it almost stopped...

Adding layers

Web Mapping Part 3

Creating a Real Online Map In part 3 of this series (parts 1 and 2 are in the December 2015 and January 2016 issues), we build a web map using Microsoft Windows and Geoserver. We’ll be building this to run on the computer’s “localhost” (http://127.0.0.1), which means that you can run the web map like...

Flammarion

Why 3D GIS Is the Future

“The world we live in is a three-dimensional world, so why do we map it and analyse it in just two dimensions?” —Dragons8mycat, 2013 In the last five years, we, the GIS industry, have made some fantastic advances. So, why is it that we are so slow with the adoption of using 3D data? Surveyors...

using the QGIS vector tools

Further Adventures with 3D GIS

Last year I posted about this awesome plugin called “QGIS2Threejs” [here] and how it was possible to quickly render 3D visualisations for free using the open source GIS, QGIS. At the time I fudged some wind turbines as it was impossible to import models. Furthermore, I avoided too much detail as any imagery would look...