QField background tracking

Years ago, the QField community and its users showed their love for their favourite field app by supporting a successful crowdfunding to improve camera handling. Since then, OPENGIS.ch has continued to lead the development of QField with the regular support of sponsors. We couldn’t be prouder of the progress we have made, with plenty of new features added in every major release. This includes major improvements to positioning including location tracking, integration of external GNSS Read more…

OPENGIS.ch and Oslandia: A Strategic Partnership to Advance QField and QFieldCloud

We are extremely happy to announce that we have partnered strategically with Oslandia to push the leading #fieldwork app #QField even further. In the world of fieldwork, accuracy and efficiency are paramount. As GIS specialists, we understand the importance of reliable tools that streamline data collection and analysis processes. That’s why we are thrilled to join forces with Oslandia, a company that shares our passion for open-source development and innovation. Embracing Open Source Development At Read more…

Analyzing and visualizing large-scale fire events using QGIS processing with ST-DBSCAN

A while back, one of our ninjas added a new algorithm in QGIS’ processing toolbox named ST-DBSCAN Clustering, short for spatio temporal density-based spatial clustering of applications with noise. The algorithm regroups features falling within a user-defined maximum distance and time duration values. This post will walk you through one practical use for the algorithm: large-scale fire event analysis and visualization through remote-sensed fire detection. More specifically, we will be looking into one of the Read more…

Unterstützung für WMTS im QGIS Swiss Locator

Das QGIS swiss locator Plugin erleichtert in der Schweiz vielen Anwendern das Leben dadurch, dass es die umfangreichen Geodaten von swisstopo und opendata.swiss zugänglich macht. Darunter ein breites Angebot an GIS Layern, aber auch Objektinformationen und eine Ortsnamensuche. Dank eines Förderprojektes der Anwendergruppe Schweiz durfte OPENGIS.ch ihr Plugin um eine zusätzliche Funktionalität erweitern. Dieses Mal mit der Integration von WMTS als Datenquelle, eine ziemlich coole Sache. Doch was ist eigentlich der Unterschied zwischen WMS und Read more…

QField 2.8: Boosting field work through external sensors

The latest version of QField is out, featuring as its main new feature sensor handling alongside the usual round of user experience and stability improvements. We simply can’t wait to see the sensor uses you will come up with! The main highlight: sensors QField 2.8 ships with out-of-the-box handling of external sensor streams over TCP, UDP, and serial port. The functionality allows for data captured through instruments – such as geiger counter, decibel sensor, CO Read more…

Capturing more while in the field with the new QField 2.7

A brand new version of QField has been released, packed with features that will make you fall in love with this essential open source tool all over again with a focus on capturing more while you are in the field. QField 2.7 nicknamed “Heroic Hedgehog” also includes a number of worthy fixes making it a crucial update to get. New recording capabilities The highlight of QField 2.7 is the new audio and video recording capability Read more…

New QGIS Courses dates Spring 2023

We published our new dates for this springs QGIS online courses. French: Cours_de_base, Lausanne 05.04./26.04.2023 Cours_avancé, Lausanne 28.04./03.05.2023 The courses last two days (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and cost 990 CHF per person. As in our in-person courses, we limit our instructor to participant ratio to a maximum of 6 participants for one instructor and two instructors for 7 to 12 participants.