Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Quantum GIS

Howdy! Today is my presentation to 25 high school students. We will see if relating Geography to pop culture is an effective way of getting them interested in Geography and GIS. Hopefully they will leave with a firm understanding of what GIS is and how it is used at the City. I also hope that it excites some of them about the profession! I'll keep you posted.

Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows. QGIS supports vector, raster, and database formats. QGIS is licensed under the GNU Public License. Some of the major features include: Support for spatially enabled PostGIS tables; Support for shapefiles, ArcInfo coverages, Mapinfo, and other formats supported by OGR; Raster support for a large number of formats; Identify features; Display attribute tables; Select features; GRASS Digitizing; Feature labeling. You can find all you need to know at

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