QGIS Evangelism
QGIS Scottish User Group
19/03/2014
QGIS…
What’s new in 2.2
• Print Composer is better
• DXF exports embedded
• Flip the colour ramps for symbols
• Paste copied fea...
What’s new in 2.2
• Labels for raster pallets
• Gradient fills for features
• Copy & paste function for rule based symbols...
What’s new in 2.2
• ESRI File Geodatabases can be loaded
• Large selections in complex polygons no
longer crash
• You can ...
Why QGIS?
Open Source is Just Brilliant
A new view of IT
Invest in your people,
not expensive
software licenses
The commercial way
License Fees
Expensive Training
Budget Cuts
Training Cuts
The Open Source Way
Financial
Savings
Money for
training –
first time
in years
Higher
productivity
New ways of
working
Mor...
Just one thing…
Underinvesting in training is
the number 1 mistake you
can make when switching to
Open Source
However…
QGIS has better
functionality and better
performance than
commercial alternatives
So…
For people who say that QGIS is not
as good, or they can’t manage
without Arc tell them that not only is
QGIS cheaper,...
Dependent Systems
Roadnet
Uniform
Multi-User
Editing
Forester
Hydrology
Module
Different Mindsets
If you break down what these
systems do – is it possible to
change the process or workplan
to reverse t...
The Quantum Matrix
Speed
User Survey and Analysis
Ease of use Functionality
GIS TOP 10
10
SPATIAL
QUERIES
Spatial Queries
9
GEO-
PROCESSING
Geoprocessing
8
USING
BACKGROUND
TABLES
Using Background Tables
7
CHANGING
SYMBOLOGY
Changing Symbology
Changing Symbology
6
ATTRIBUTE
QUERIES
Attribute Queries
5
USING
DATASETS
Using Datasets
Editor Widgets
4
MEASURING
AREAS &
LINES
Measuring
3
USING
LAYER
FILES (LYR)
Using Layer Files
MXD Up
Geoclipboard blog – 16th January 2013
2
INFO TOOL
QUERIES
Info Tool Queries
The Number 1 is….
1
PRINTING
MAPS
Printing Maps
Multi-page maps
Atlas Generator
Object Rotation
Blend Mode
HTML & expression
built titles
Simple context
maps
So How Do You Start?
It’s simple to download QGIS and get started on
it – go to
www.qgis.org
And download the installer
Interested in Training?
Give us a shout
01786 476 060
neil.benny@thinkWhere.com
www.thinkwhere.com
QGIS UK: QGIS Evangelism (thinkWhere)
QGIS UK: QGIS Evangelism (thinkWhere)
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An introduction to QGIS including a short history of the development of the software. Highlights of the benefits of using open source software and a top ten of the most requested features when switching from a proprietary GIS to open source QGIS.

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QGIS UK: QGIS Evangelism (thinkWhere)

  1. 1. QGIS Evangelism QGIS Scottish User Group 19/03/2014
  2. 2. QGIS…
  3. 3. What’s new in 2.2 • Print Composer is better • DXF exports embedded • Flip the colour ramps for symbols • Paste copied features as a new layer • Atlas generator gives you a preview • WMS legends will come through to legend pane • Fill ring digitizing tool
  4. 4. What’s new in 2.2 • Labels for raster pallets • Gradient fills for features • Copy & paste function for rule based symbols • Generalization on the fly • Geographic referencing for marker symbols • Expression builder for advanced symbology
  5. 5. What’s new in 2.2 • ESRI File Geodatabases can be loaded • Large selections in complex polygons no longer crash • You can snap (and trace) to a WFS feature • 32bit stability is better
  6. 6. Why QGIS? Open Source is Just Brilliant
  7. 7. A new view of IT Invest in your people, not expensive software licenses
  8. 8. The commercial way License Fees Expensive Training Budget Cuts Training Cuts
  9. 9. The Open Source Way Financial Savings Money for training – first time in years Higher productivity New ways of working More Savings
  10. 10. Just one thing… Underinvesting in training is the number 1 mistake you can make when switching to Open Source
  11. 11. However… QGIS has better functionality and better performance than commercial alternatives
  12. 12. So… For people who say that QGIS is not as good, or they can’t manage without Arc tell them that not only is QGIS cheaper, it is also faster, easier and has more functionality.
  13. 13. Dependent Systems Roadnet Uniform Multi-User Editing Forester Hydrology Module
  14. 14. Different Mindsets If you break down what these systems do – is it possible to change the process or workplan to reverse the dependency on commercial software?
  15. 15. The Quantum Matrix
  16. 16. Speed User Survey and Analysis Ease of use Functionality
  17. 17. GIS TOP 10
  18. 18. 10 SPATIAL QUERIES
  19. 19. Spatial Queries
  20. 20. 9 GEO- PROCESSING
  21. 21. Geoprocessing
  22. 22. 8 USING BACKGROUND TABLES
  23. 23. Using Background Tables
  24. 24. 7 CHANGING SYMBOLOGY
  25. 25. Changing Symbology
  26. 26. Changing Symbology
  27. 27. 6 ATTRIBUTE QUERIES
  28. 28. Attribute Queries
  29. 29. 5 USING DATASETS
  30. 30. Using Datasets
  31. 31. Editor Widgets
  32. 32. 4 MEASURING AREAS & LINES
  33. 33. Measuring
  34. 34. 3 USING LAYER FILES (LYR)
  35. 35. Using Layer Files
  36. 36. MXD Up Geoclipboard blog – 16th January 2013
  37. 37. 2 INFO TOOL QUERIES
  38. 38. Info Tool Queries
  39. 39. The Number 1 is….
  40. 40. 1 PRINTING MAPS
  41. 41. Printing Maps Multi-page maps Atlas Generator Object Rotation Blend Mode HTML & expression built titles Simple context maps
  42. 42. So How Do You Start? It’s simple to download QGIS and get started on it – go to www.qgis.org And download the installer
  43. 43. Interested in Training? Give us a shout 01786 476 060 neil.benny@thinkWhere.com www.thinkwhere.com

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