Tag Archives: open source

A great way to try out open source GIS software

I just came across an email thread on the QGIS email list that mentioned OSGeo-Live. This is a “self-contained bootable DVD, USB thumb drive or Virtual Machine based on Xubuntu, that allows you to try a wide variety of open … Continue reading

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Check out this article ‘Let the four freedoms paradigm apply to ecology’ (but don’t get it from ScienceDirect)

There is an interesting letter (Let the four freedoms paradigm apply to ecology) in Trends in Ecology and Evolution by Duccio Rocchini and Markus Neteler arguing that science should use open source software. Basically, using open source software will help researchers … Continue reading

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Sexante toolbox for QGIS

QGIS already has very strong analytical capabilities through its GRASS toolbox. Now, this is further extended by a new plugin that offers direct access to the Sextante toolbox. With this toolbox, QGIS can tap into 300+ functions from SAGA GIS … Continue reading

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Split strings in SQLite

I am just back from vegetation survey in Kenya and Uganda. Before starting with the analysis, I will have to go through the more boring data entry and organization. I will use a Spatialite database to store all the data … Continue reading

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Nederlandse (Dutch) QGIS community

I just came across the Dutch QGIS site: http://www.qgis.nl. The objective of the website is “to create a platform for native speakers AND to discuss / explore typical dutch ideas or problems”. But the tutorials on this site will not … Continue reading

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New “Control Rendering Order” Option in QGIS

I just installed the latest QGIS development version (build 1.9.90-Alpha), and one of the changes I noticed was the option “Control rendering order” in the layers pane. I had to Google to check out what this new option was about. … Continue reading

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Collected QGIS Resources

Great initiative for the collection and sharing of QGIS Resources.

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Annoying problem converting ODF to Word 2003 documents – solved

Although I almost exclusively work with Libreoffice, most people I work with still use Word 2003 or later MS Word versions. Not too much of a problem; converting ODF documents back and forth to Word 2003, 2007 or 2010 is … Continue reading

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Concatenate in SQLite

I wrote before on using concatenate in OpenOffice / LibreOffice and how this alternatively can be done in R using the paste function. You can do the same in SQLite using a query too.

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New web interface for Zotero

The people at Zotero have recently redesigned the website, and it looks very promising. It offers much faster access to your online library.

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