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
The people at Zotero have recently redesigned the website, and it looks very promising. It offers much faster access to your online library. Continue reading
Check out this link, it contains a long list with free data sources: http://freegisdata.rtwilson.com/
I haven’t tried this out, but the title of this blog article looks promosing.