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Collaborating on a QGIS Project saved in a PostgreSQL database

Posted by: Admire Nyakudya | in Database, QGIS | 3 months, 3 weeks ago | Comments

QGIS provides a couple of options when it comes to working with QGIS projects. All these formats have their strengths and weakness. When doing some work in QGIS we used to share around the QGIS projects but ever since storing the QGIS projects in a PostgreSQL database became an option we have been investigating using this as our primary method of collaboration.

A step forward in Kartoza's QGIS and GeoNode Training

Posted by: Amy Burness | in Education, GeoNode, QGIS | 4 months, 4 weeks ago | Comments

Learning online has become an essential part of education globally. Kartoza has answered the call for up-to-date, engaging and dynamic teaching material by updating our QGIS and GeoNode teaching platforms. Kartoza uses our open source 'changelog' platform, that allows for continual updates and customisation of material to deliver cutting-edge training. 

The Kartoza Intern's journey creating a field survey with QGIS, Mergin and Input

Posted by: Amy Burness | in Education, FOSSGIS, QGIS | 5 months ago | Comments

Simple, powerful and efficient field data collection is vital for any project with a geospatial aspect. Input is a FOSS application created by Lutra consulting that brings the power of QGIS to a portable device for data collection. The Kartoza intern team was challenged to get to grips with Input. The team decided to keep it simple and create a project to collect data from local parks, including paths, trees and infrastructure. This blog follows the journey taken by the team and includes tips and tricks to help novice users. 

QGIS Road to Nerdvana Episode 19 and 20

Posted by: Seabilwe Tilodi | in QGIS | 6 months, 2 weeks ago | Comments

Today's blog shows the next two episodes in the Road to Nerdvana series. Episode 19 is a walk through using the Google Earth Engine Timeseries Explorer plugin for QGIS and in Episode 20 Tim shows off some of the work he has been doing to integrate QGIS Server and QGIS Atlas reports on his farm project.

QGIS Road to Nerdvana Intern Edition

Posted by: Seabilwe Tilodi | in QGIS | 7 months, 2 weeks ago | Comments

The interns took over the Nerdvana space, showing off their mapping skills using QGIS

QGIS Road to Nerdvana Episode 18: Introduction to PostgreSQL and PostGIS

Posted by: Seabilwe Tilodi | in PostGIS, QGIS | 7 months, 2 weeks ago | Comments

This is a walk-through showing how PostgreSQL and PostGIS can be used as a geospatial data store and then the data in that store be consumed and created by geopandas.

QGIS Road to Nerdvana Episode 14: Fun and games with QGIS Server

Posted by: Seabilwe Tilodi | in QGIS | 8 months, 3 weeks ago | Comments

In this episode, Charles and Tim walk through setting up a QGIS server in docker with data and QGIS project files published in PostgreSQL / PostGIS. They have made a resource pack with the configuration files created and the sampled data etc., all of which are available at:

QGIS Road to Nerdvana Episode 12: Dashboards revisited!

Posted by: Seabilwe Tilodi | in QGIS | 8 months, 3 weeks ago | Comments

In case you missed out on Episode 12 of our QGIS Road to Nerdvana, click on the link and enjoy the stream: QGIS Road to Nerdvana Episode 12

QGIS Style sharing repository

Posted by: Seabilwe Tilodi | in QGIS | 8 months, 4 weeks ago | Comments

Woohoo! A new way to share styles in QGIS! Work sponsored by Kartoza.

QGIS Road to Nerdvana Episode 11: Aggregate dashboards

Posted by: Seabilwe Tilodi | in QGIS | 10 months, 2 weeks ago | Comments

Tim Sutton decided to change things up a bit, he was joined by Charles and Seabilwe from Kartoza and the three made aggregate dashboards in QGIS. It is just the first steps and a lot of bumbling around, but hey maybe you will learn something!

QGIS Road To Nerdvana Episode 10: Speed Map Making (part 2)

Posted by: Seabilwe Tilodi | in QGIS | 10 months, 2 weeks ago | Comments

Why make just one map in the quickest time possible? Make more! In this video Tim Sutton will again try to go from Zero to a Nice Looking Map as quick as he can.

QGIS Road to Nerdvana Episode 10: Speed Map Making (part 1)

Posted by: Seabilwe Tilodi | in QGIS | 10 months, 2 weeks ago | Comments

In this video Tim Sutton will be  trying to go from Zero to Nice Looking Map as quick as he can. See how he goes about creating the map and see if you can't make a nice looking map in 30 minutes.

QGIS Road to Nerdvana Episode 9: Building a 3D scene from scratch

Posted by: Seabilwe Tilodi | in QGIS | 10 months, 2 weeks ago | Comments

In this episode Tim Sutton will show you how to make a simple 3D scene in QGIS.

QGIS Road To Nerdvana Episode 8: It's all a big meshunderstanding

Posted by: Seabilwe Tilodi | in QGIS | 10 months, 2 weeks ago | Comments

In this episode watch along as Tim Sutton explores some of the new mesh capabilities coming in QGIS 3.16!

Finding and fixing topology and geometry errors in QGIS

Posted by: Admire Nyakudya | in QGIS | 11 months ago | Comments

Google Maps, Google Earth, Uber are examples leading software/apps that are driven by GIS. They have allowed the ordinary person inadvertently to use  GIS and appreciate its power without needing an understanding of the basics of GIS.  Many people have taken the leap to using GIS by using some of the GIS capabilities in Google Earth.

QGIS Road to Nerdvana Episode 7: Logging Postgres Calls

Posted by: Seabilwe Tilodi | in PostGIS, QGIS | 11 months, 2 weeks ago | Comments

In this episode, Tim Sutton will show you how to enable PostgreSQL logging and what underlying queries are generated by QGIS or any other PostgreSQL client.

QGIS Road to Nerdvana Episode 6 - Responding to feedback on Episode 5 Pull Request

Posted by: Seabilwe Tilodi | in QGIS | 11 months, 2 weeks ago | Comments

This episode is a follow-up from Episode  5, responding to the feedback received.
Enjoy Episode 6 of our Road to Nerdvana!!

QGIS Road to Nerdvana Episode 5: Tweaking the first run dialog

Posted by: Seabilwe Tilodi | in QGIS | 11 months, 3 weeks ago | Comments

In this episode, Tim Sutton takes you along for the ride as he picks a long-time irritation in QGIS: The first run dialog. He tweaks it to make it look nice to submit it as a pull request to QGIS.

QGIS Road to Nerdvana Episode 4: Dealing with Issues

Posted by: Seabilwe Tilodi | in QGIS | 11 months, 3 weeks ago | Comments

In this episode of QGIS road to Nerdvana, Tim Sutton will be showing you a workflow that will aid in dealing with issues encountered with a QGIS that compiles, so you won’t have to compile or debug.

QGIS Road to Nerdvana Episode 3: QGIS QA using astyle and pre-commit hooks

Posted by: Seabilwe Tilodi | in QGIS | 1 year ago | Comments

We are back with another episode of our roads to Nerdvana. On today’s episode Tim Sutton and world-renowned QGIS developer Matthias Kuhn walk you through the setup process for using 'astyle precommit hooks' - basically clever tools that will make sure your code looks smart and neat automatically so that nobody rejects it for not being standard compliant when you make a pull request.

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