Making maps in QGIS is getting easier.. again

With the latest versions QGIS has been making big strides in becoming one of the most serious open source tools out there for map making. The latest stable release, version 1.7 (Wroclav), came with an improved new symbology which is now used by default, a diagram system that uses the same smart placement system as labeling, export and import of styles, labels for rules in rule-based renderers, font marker can have an X, Y offset, move/rotate/change label edit tools to interactively change data defined label properies, and more. Continue reading