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Training materials for QGIS and LA County Data

As part of GIS Day 2014 (see http://gis.lacounty.gov/gisday), John Hickock from our Public Works Department developed a brief training for our 2014 GIS Day event, which will give you an introduction to QGIS and some data resources to get started.

He has made the links and resources available, so we are publishing that […]

FOSS4G 2014 Videos Available

If anyone missed the FOSS4G 2014 international conference in Portland, we can thank the presenters and event organizers for their generosity. This year’s 187 General Sessions were recorded and are available online for all of us.

The videos cover a wide range of subjects, […]

QGIS 1.8 is released

To this point, I find QGIS to be the best open source alternative to ESRI’s ArcMap product. So I thought I would pass this along.

 

Today is a big day for GIS users. QGIS 1.8 is out and about. Check out the new features on their website.

A couple features […]

TileMill another step forward for Open Source GIS Software (maybe)

James Fee pointed me to this post, which caught my attention when it discussed doing maps on windows: “The lack of a really good cartographic tool has been the achilles heel for the adoption open source mapping, but TileMill plugs that deficiency”

http://sproke.blogspot.com/2012/02/game-changer-open-source-mapping-in.html

I’ve installed both QGIS and gvSIG on my computer to test […]