QGIS and Cartography
Scottish UK QGIS User Group meeting
Charley Glynn, Cartographic Design Consultant
19th March 2014
OS and OS
Our Chief Architect, Ian James keynoted at FOSS4G 2013
“…a bias towards open source”
Credit: Jody Garnett (CC BY...
OS and QGIS
• Case study on the UK QGIS User Group blog
• OS OnDemand WMS
• OS OpenData Masterclasses
• User Guides (incl....
OS and QGIS
• Education team encourage teachers to use QGIS in the classroom
• QGIS used to demo Digimap for Schools WMS
•...
QGIS and Cartography
• Makes good cartography simple
• Smooth rendering
• Support for lots of data formats
• Raster and ve...
Terrain mapping
Blend modes
Credit: UnderdarkGIS (CC BY-SA) image
Labelling with expressions
Labelling with expressions
Labelling with expressions
Print composer
Credit: jad99 (CC BY-SA) image from
Qgis2threejs
Launching QGIS stylesheets
• QML stylesheets
• OS OpenData
• All on GitHub (quick download also available)
• User guides
•...
Launching QGIS stylesheets
Make the maps that you want
github.com/OrdnanceSurvey
Cartographic design resources
• Stylesheets
• Carto Design Principles
• Resources and data
• Map showcase
• Blog posts
• B...
Lots more to come
• More stylesheets (including OSMM Topo and VML)
Please use them and feedback to us
• Gazetteer search p...
Thank you
charley.glynn@ordnancesurvey.co.uk
CartoDesign@ordnancesurvey.co.uk
@charley_glynn
QGIS UK: QGIS and Cartography (OS)
QGIS UK: QGIS and Cartography (OS)
QGIS UK: QGIS and Cartography (OS)
QGIS UK: QGIS and Cartography (OS)
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A showcase from Ordnance Survey of how the Cartographic Design team is using QGIS to design and style OS vector and raster products.

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QGIS UK: QGIS and Cartography (OS)

  1. 1. QGIS and Cartography Scottish UK QGIS User Group meeting Charley Glynn, Cartographic Design Consultant 19th March 2014
  2. 2. OS and OS Our Chief Architect, Ian James keynoted at FOSS4G 2013 “…a bias towards open source” Credit: Jody Garnett (CC BY) image from flick
  3. 3. OS and QGIS • Case study on the UK QGIS User Group blog • OS OnDemand WMS • OS OpenData Masterclasses • User Guides (incl. Building Height Attribution)
  4. 4. OS and QGIS • Education team encourage teachers to use QGIS in the classroom • QGIS used to demo Digimap for Schools WMS • Becoming the ‘go to’ tool for viewing datasets (e.g. QML, GZ) • Used frequently to answer customer queries “In most instances it is much quicker to use than other GIS applications and it is very intuitive ”
  5. 5. QGIS and Cartography • Makes good cartography simple • Smooth rendering • Support for lots of data formats • Raster and vector styling • Data-defined styling • Ability to request/contribute new features • Save styles into PostgreSQL/PostGIS • Embed styles in datasets (incl. MapInfo TAB) • Plug-ins Some highlights…
  6. 6. Terrain mapping
  7. 7. Blend modes Credit: UnderdarkGIS (CC BY-SA) image
  8. 8. Labelling with expressions
  9. 9. Labelling with expressions
  10. 10. Labelling with expressions
  11. 11. Print composer Credit: jad99 (CC BY-SA) image from
  12. 12. Qgis2threejs
  13. 13. Launching QGIS stylesheets • QML stylesheets • OS OpenData • All on GitHub (quick download also available) • User guides • Free to use, customise, share All things open
  14. 14. Launching QGIS stylesheets Make the maps that you want github.com/OrdnanceSurvey
  15. 15. Cartographic design resources • Stylesheets • Carto Design Principles • Resources and data • Map showcase • Blog posts • BCS OS OpenData Award www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/resources/carto-design
  16. 16. Lots more to come • More stylesheets (including OSMM Topo and VML) Please use them and feedback to us • Gazetteer search plug-in • We will continue to play an active role in the User Group
  17. 17. Thank you charley.glynn@ordnancesurvey.co.uk CartoDesign@ordnancesurvey.co.uk @charley_glynn

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