Importing spatial data to PostGIS

If you’re new to PostGIS and want to try it out, one of the first things you’ll want to do is to import some data into your database. I want to provide an overview of how to accomplish this. The …

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Globe Builder – Because the World is not flat

My colleague Topi crafted a beautiful map for the #30DayMapChallenge showing the ecoregions of the world in a globe-like map with round halo. I was amazed when he told me that he had done it using nothing but QGIS. This …

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The go-to-conference for open source geospatial community (FOSS4G 2019 Bucharest)

The annual FOSS4G held this year at Bucharest, Romania, is the go-to-conference for the latest in open source geospatial software. This is the conference where the open source geospatial tech experts meet the users and stakeholders from a wide variety …

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Mapping agencies and open source geospatial software – why not?

So, mapping agencies are going full-steam on PostGIS, the geospatial database choice of modern times. Recently, we at Gispo studied briefly the utilization of PostGIS within national mapping agencies. As one of the concluding remarks, we could say that the …

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Open source is not scary

To many “open source” seems quite alien and abstract – what “open source” really even means? First let’s take a look at the term “source”. Every single software consists of code which contains the appearance and the different functionalities of …

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Learn spatial SQL and master GeoPackage with QGIS 3

For some reason, tutorials related to spatial SQL seem to focus on finding and analyzing the locations of bars. This tutorial goes in the line and helps the learners in analyzing those datasets on bars in their preferred locations with …

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Automating GIS processes with graphical modeler in QGIS

It’s all about saving time, right? QGIS’s graphical modeler can definitely help you out here if you’re a GIS expert wanting to speed up those routinary, personal or collective GIS processes. Without any programming knowledge required, graphical modeler really can …

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The bittersweet truth: it’s impossible to keep up with the pace of FOSS4G-technology

If anything, we brought from Tanzania, from the FOSS4G 2018 (Free and Open Source Geospatial Software -conference) a clear view of the wide scope and depth of the FOSS4G-technology solving some major issues in the world from the geospatial standing …

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City of Leon on it’s way to master QGIS

Blog: Part 1/2 30 city officers from the municipality of León (México) carried through a QGIS-training to level-up their geospatial knowledge across sectors, within the different municipality departments. As any city, León needs to resolve geospatial challenges that it’s almost …

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Donate to Oskari Myplaceimport development

We are searching resources to fund the development of Myplaceimport tool in Oskari (open source software for creating geoportals). Myplaceimport tool allows the users to import own geospatial datasets to Oskari based services on e.g. .mif and .shp format. At …

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How many cartographers does it need to walk a dog?

This is Fedja. Fedja is a 3-year old, happy, friendly, and fluffy Samoyed, who loves long walks and (because of the not-so-distant history of Samoyeds as sledge dogs) needs a lot of exercise. Fedja is lucky enough to live near …

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