Tag: qgis

Disaster management with InaSAFE 2.0

An updated version of the Free and Open Source Software InaSAFE 2.0 was developed and released by Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) and the Australian Government along with the contribution of the World Bank-GFDRR. InaSAFE 2.0 works as a plugin for QGIS and the new version includes the ability to work with road data, e.g., downloading roads maps directly from OpenStreetMap (OSM). According to Dr Syamsul Maarif, the Head of Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency, the software enables production of realistic natural hazard impact scenarios, by incorporating a range of natural hazard information, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunami...

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Google Maps Engine Connector for QGIS

Last month Google released an open source version of the QGIS Google Maps Engine connector. Google Maps Engine Connector for QGIS allows you to authenticate with your Google Account, list maps you have access to in your Google Maps Engine and view and interact with them within QGIS. Watch the video below, it shows an interview with the author of the new GME QGIS Connector, Ujaval Gandhi, about why google developed it, how it fits into a typical GIS workflow, and where to get the source...

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Open Source GIS Software New Releases

Open Source Releases: QGIS 1.7.1, GeoServer 2.1.2, GeoTools 2.7.3, GEOS 3.3.1 Here’s recent geospatial open source software releases… QGIS 1.7.1 released, one of the best user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System. GeoServer 2.1.2 released, mostly a bugfix release. GEOS 3.3.1 released, GEOS is the C port of the JTS and incorporated into many other geospatial open source projects GeoTools 2.7.3...

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