About 9 months ago I purchased a Google Pixelbook Go. I was interested in a pure Linux computer to help learn the operating system and to help me support my students who use Linux in my courses on open source GIS technology. Although I have very high-end WIndows and Mac notebooks, my Pixelbook has quickly become the computer that I reach for 95% of the time. Especially for travel. Continue reading “Review: Google Pixelbook Go – An ideal travel notebook for open source geospatial professionals”
The Data Plotly plugin is new for QGIS 3.0. It allows you to explore your GIS data visually right in QGIS. I’ve had a few days to play with it and I am quite impressed. It seems very quick, very stable, well-documented, and easy to use. I think it is a very useful addition to QGIS. I give it 5 stars. Continue reading “Visualize your data in QGIS 3.0 with the Data Plotly plugin”
QGIS 3.0 is scheduled to be released on Dec 8, 2017. There has been a lot of buzz about its 3D capabilities. The following video illustrates some of its capabilities, although I was not able to test everything for reasons that will be explained later. Continue reading “Exploring the 3D viewer in QGIS 3.0”
A few months ago I saw an announcement posted to a GIS user group that I subscribe to. They were looking for someone to spend a month volunteering in Guinea, West Africa to teach a course on soil mapping with GIS and GPS. I am not a soil scientist by any means but I have worked with GIS and GPS for 25 years, mostly in the environmental consulting field and have picked up a bit of knowledge of soils through my work.
For the past several years I have been trying to find a way to use my knowledge of GIS and GPS to provide more benefit to conservation and humanitarian causes in the developing world. I had also recently moved to Mexico to get married and for once was not limited by vacation days, so I decided to answer the call. Continue reading “MapIt. GPS data collection for Android”