Saturday, November 16, 2013

Learning QGIS 2.0

Some of us learn software sitting down with a book in front of a PC.  Others learn by trial-and-error, working things out in front of a PC with occasional references to on-line documentation.  I'm of the former persuasion, probably because I'm an old geezer.

So I happily inform you that we finally we have a book for learning the latest version of QGIS:  Learning QGIS 2.0.  Published in September 2013 by Packt Publishing, the author is Anita Graser of the "Free and Open Source GIS Ramblings" blog fame.  She is a QGIS developer, as well as a prolific contributer of QGIS related tutorials and blog articles.

You can order it directly from the publisher, or from resellers like Amazon.com.  Buying from the publisher gives you a choice of buying the print version or the electronic versions, or both.  At this point, Amazon, while offering a lower price for the print edition, doesn't give you the option of buying the various electronic versions of the book.

For other open source GIS and QGIS learning materials, check out Locate Press as well as the QGIS resource page in my Open Source Township GIS website.  Happy Learning!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Making Simple Interactive Maps with the New Google Maps Engine Lite

My next two blogs in this series will be on making simple interactive web maps, one with the new Google Maps Engine Lite, and the other with Mango Map.  Neither one requires you to do any JavaScript coding.  They're really easy!

A sample of a simple web map made using Google Maps Engine Lite is shown below: