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posted by LaminatorX on Thursday February 27 2014, @11:03PM   Printer-friendly
from the All-roads-lead-to-where-now? dept.

An Anonymous Coward writes:

"Good news, everyone! A brand-new version of QGIS has been released (changelog). QGIS, a full-featured GPL-licensed GIS program has been under active development for twelve years and is now at version 2.2. Funded by a wide range of organizations, the QGIS project lets users create professional-quality maps that compete well with the output of established proprietary GIS packages like ArcView and MapInfo. Notable features of the program include its support for a wide range of file formats, modular design, map server, web publishing, as well as easy python scripting, and an extensive python plugin library.

For those interested, versions are available for GNU/Linux, BSD, Windows, MacOS X, and Android here."

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  • (Score: 1) by khakipuce on Friday February 28 2014, @08:29AM

    by khakipuce (233) on Friday February 28 2014, @08:29AM (#8373)

    There are some crowd sourced mapping projects out there doing real work helping with disaster relief and the like, get involved with one of those, I’m sure they will help you get started

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 28 2014, @09:40AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 28 2014, @09:40AM (#8392)

    Humanitarian Open Street Map Team (HOT) []