The last few weeks have been super exciting and intense in terms of QGIS development. I've been working a lot and sleeping little to get the latest and greatest stuff to you in the nightly packages. I Updated to QGIS 2.0.1, updated the full library stack to the latest releases (including GDAL 1.10.1 -with mbtiles and spatialite 4) and made a simplified base GUI. So look out son for the first official beta release.Read more
Using data on open source projects from Ohloh.net and the Black Duck® Knowledge Base™, Black Duck reviewed thousands of open source projects that were initiated in 2012 to select the fifth annual Open Source Rookies of the Year. The InaSAFE project made it into the top ten. We were also fortunate to be mentioned in Wired, DirectionsMag and various other places.Read more
After a heavy development sprint, the InaSAFE team (which consists of developers from around the world, funded by AUSAID and The World Bank / GFDRR) released inaSAFE 1.0 at the AMCDRR, a high level conference for disaster risk reduction in Asia. During the same event, inaSAFE was demonstrated to the President of Indonesia. I'm very happy and proud of being part of this awesome team.Read more
So, after a very succesful rainy weekend the long-standing project of a new website is finally reality. Thanks to this project I had the chance to check out with no client constrains what was out there to allow me doing what I wanted. After an in-depth review I decided to use WordPress with the customized Shell-lite theme and some plugins. Now, to the why, well I really love the way WordPress has ...Read more
Since September 2011, as a result of my Google Summer of Code QGIS mobile project, QGIS is available for Android. As the maintainer and main developer behind QGIS for android I’m striving to improve it as much as possible. All my work is done in voluntary base, so if you can, consider supporting the development by using the donate button on the right. Another great way of helping developing ...Read more
Thanks to FORNAT AG which sponsored me I could spend some time looking for solutions to make QGIS on android working with an external GPS receiver that sends NMEA strings. It all boils down to the following: via bluetooth works via USB not yet (as soon as I get more sponsoring or time I’ll look more into it since I’ve some ideas). To use an external bluetooth GPS you have to follow six easy steps: Turn of internal gps enable allow mock locations in settings>developer options install Bluetooth GPS app (there are others as well but I had some problems, this was the best for me)...Read more
Well, it is a super winter and there is a lot of snow here in Switzerland and all this makes me super happy which means that my productivity increases… here you are, the last and greatest improvement for QGIS on android: a fancy zooming map tool like you know from other applications like google maps. The tool allows for: panning pinch zooming double tap zoom in with Center twofinger tap zoom out Furthermore I added a close button to the attribute table so that there are no blocking dialog left. The attribute table doesn’t look perfect yet, but works well (a workaround to make it ...Read more
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