QGIS on the Road: Episode II – The Rise of the Hives

This summer we went on tour with what turned out to be an extremely popular event: QGIS on the Road

Telling the most remarkable story of Maya the beekeeper building her honey business and fighting against seemingly hopeless challenges with the help of QGIS functionality you probably never heard of.

The Rise of the Hives

During last episode, Maya demonstrated the basics of the creation of a project: loading WMS layers from the Swiss Geoportal, creating simple layers, automatic setup of widgets, importing and merging layers and even playing with Interlis data.

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After analysing the area, Maya now has more hives in the forest. She will locate them using a GPS and import the data through a GPX file. She will then use her advanced knowledge of QGIS symbology capabilities to produce beautiful and meaningful maps.

And Action!

We have taken care to create subtitles for all the videos so you can comfortably read Maya’s story in your favorite language. To enable the subtitles, just click on the CC button on the player.

Features shown in this episode

  • Creating a processing model to import data from a GPX file
  • Improving labeling
  • Using a geometry generator in the symbology
  • Importing styles
  • Using cluster symbols

Coming Tuesday on QGIS on the Road: Attack of the Destructor

After showing how to process data and load styles, Maya prepares for the next episode. She will have some severe problems and to be able to come up with an emergency plan blindfolded. She will need to collect data on the field using QField and analyze this data in the attribute table before moving on to creating stunning effects by animating the map canvas.
So better stay tuned 🙂

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