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.

A new hope

In the last episode, Maya minimized the damage the destructor made to her bees, using complex forms and widgets, the advanced functionalities of the attribute table, live layers and even QField for mobile data collection.

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Maya is coming back with a lot of new ideas, demanding more QGIS power. Since she has received plenty of great feedback on honey from hives located at certain spots, she wants to have full overview over the whole area now. First, she uses relations to link information on different layers, then she creates animated charts on feature forms with the QML widget and – to cover the entire area – she uses the advanced digitizing tool to create precise geometries using angles and distances based on a paper sketch.

And Action!

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

Features shown in this episode

  • Setting up relations and use them in the forms
  • Visualize the data using animated charts created in QML
  • Create precise geometries with the advanced digitizing tool

Coming Tuesday on QGIS on the Road: The Web Strikes Back

Once Maya has full control over her neighbourhood, she will expand up into the mountains in the next episode. She will show us how she uses spatial bookmarks and live layers to manage her hives without leaving home. Maya also starts a new business: With the help of the QGIS’ print composer and the Lizmap Web Client, she gets her infrastructure ready for tourism.
So stay tuned 🙂

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