For some time now it is possible to load SpatiaLite data layers in QGIS. It is read only though, any changes will need to be saved as shapefile.
There is a Spatialite manager plugin, which offers an interface to the database, with table view, table information, preview of the map, import of dbf files and a very basic SQL editor. Unfortunately, it doesn’t offer what I would consider a key function, the option to upload layers to the Spatialite database.
GRASS GIS is a very powerfull GIS offering an extensive set of tools for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, and spatial modeling. The possibility to directly interact with R further improves the geospatial analysis capabilities of GRASS (see R Spatial View). Continue reading →
See this post for a nice example how one can display the level of confidence in the data presented for a mapping unit on a map. The SoilWeb provides the distance from the nearest map unit polygon boundary. It gives the user a little more information that can be used to judge a relative degree of confidence in the returned soils data; Continue reading →
I am using Zim desktop wiki extensively as my note taking tool. To quote their website, “Zim is a graphical text editor used to maintain a collection of wiki pages. Each page can contain links to other pages, simple formatting and images. Pages are stored in a folder structure, like in an outliner, and can have attachment Continue reading →