RFP: Agriculture Inventory & Land Use Mapping Plugin for QGIS

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (German Society for Technical Cooperation) or GTZ has put out a request for proposals and quotations for building a QGIS plugin.

GTZ is a private international enterprise owned by the German Federal Government, specializing in technical cooperation for sustainable development with worldwide operation. It primarily works for public sector organizations and is headquartered in Eschborn, Germany. It mainly operates on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Further clients are other departments of the government, international donors like the European Union, World Bank or the United Nations, partner countries and the private sector. GTZ works on a public-benefit basis. All surpluses generated are channeled back into its own international cooperation projects for sustainable development. The GTZ provides services in the following areas of sustainable development: Economic Development and Employment; Government, Democracy and Poverty Reduction; Education, Health and Social Security; Environment and Infrastructure & Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Required Deliverables

A QGIS plugin for an automated process to manually classify land types from satellite imagery for land use mapping based on visual identification.

Please see the attached pdf for complete details.

Contact: Ricardo Aravena ( ricardo.aravena@gtz.de ) for more details.

Submission Deadline: 4 Feb 2011

Announcing the release of QGIS 1.6 'Copiapó'

We are very pleased to announce the release of QGIS 1.6.0. 'Capiapó'

Binary and source code packages are available at:

http://download.qgis.org

This release includes many great new features to make your QGIS experience even better than ever before. This release also contains many bug fixes that should improve stability over previous releases. See below for a list of the more noticable changes made in this release.

Along with the release of QGIS 1.6.0, the QGIS Community Team is hard at work on an updated QGIS Users' Guide for version 1.6. The guide will be available in the near future - we will post announcements when it is available.

QGIS is a completely volunteer driven project, and is the work of a dedicated team of developers, documenters and supporters. We extend our thanks and gratitude for the many, many hours people have contributed to make this release happen.

If you would like to make a donation or sponsor our project, please visit our sponsorship page. QGIS is Free software and you are under no obligation to do so. We would like to thank the many people who have donated in the past - your donations help us to hold our regular six monthly hackfests where we cook up exciting new features for you!

The windows build of our last release has been downloaded nearly 100 000 times and we hope this release proves just as popular!

Happy QGIS'ing!

Announcing the release of QGIS 1.5

We are very pleased to announce the release of QGIS 1.5.0.

Binary and source code packages are available at:

http://download.qgis.org

This release includes many great new features to make your QGIS experience even better than ever before. This release also contains many bug fixes that should improve stability over previous releases. For a detailed run down on what is new in this release, take a look at our visual changelog.

Along with the release of QGIS 1.5.0, the QGIS Community Team is hard at work on an updated QGIS Users' Guide version 1.5. The guide will be available in the near future - we will post announcements when it is available.

QGIS is a completely volunteer driven project, and is the work of a dedicated team of developers, documenters and supporters. We extend our thanks and gratitude for the many, many hours people have contributed to make this release happen.

If you would like to make a donation or sponsor our project, please visit our sponsorship page. QGIS is Free software and you are under no obligation to do so.

Happy QGIS'ing!

Quantum GIS on steroids

I'm very happy to announce that I've been accepted for this year's Google Summer of Code program! The full list of participants within OSGeo can be found here.

My proposal aims to improve speed and responsiveness of Quantum GIS when doing commonly used operations such as map browsing. This should be achieved by adding threading support to the process of rendering and by optimizing related routines. The user interface should feel snappy even when browsing large datasets.

Read on for the proposal details.

Annotation tools

Since a few days, the annotation tools are contained in the developer version of QGIS. In this blogpost, I'd like to explain what those tools are and how to use them.

Announcing the release of QGIS 1.4.0 'Enceladus'

Introduction



Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS), licensed under the GNU General Public License, that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows. QGIS is Open Source software and its free of cost. It supports vector, raster, and database formats (including the most common ESRI ShapeFile and geotiff). QGIS supports a wide variety of plugins to do things like display tracks from your GPS, and much more. They can be easily managed through the Plugin Manager.



As an open source project, we provide support for using QGIS via our mailing lists and bug tracker:



Sponsoring



We are always looking for sponsors to help with funding developer meetings and to drive the project forward. If you are interested in providing financial support to the project please visit QGIS Sponsorship Page.


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Binary and source code packages are available at http://download.qgis.org






This release includes around 200 bug fixes, nearly 30 new features and has had a lot of love and attention poured in to it to take our favourite desktop GIS application another step on the road to GIS nirvana! So much has happened in the 3 months since our last release that it is impossible to document everything here. Instead we will just highlight a couple of important new features for you. Read on for the visual changelog...

Carson Farmer's report back on the Vienna Hackfest

Carson Farmer has posted some feedback on his analysis library work during the Vienna 2009 to his blog.

Vienna Hackfest 2009 Report Back

I have created a detailed report on my experiences of the QGIS hackfest over at the linfiniti.com blog.

Enjoy!

Introducing the QGIS Hackfest (Vienna 2009) crew

QGIS Hackfest Vienna 2009

Announcing the release of QGIS 1.3.0 'Mimas'

Introduction



Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS), licensed under the GNU General Public License, that runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows. QGIS is Open Source software and its free of cost. It supports vector, raster, and database formats (including the most common ESRI ShapeFile and geotiff). QGIS supports a wide variety of plugins to do things like display tracks from your GPS, and much more. They can be easily managed through the Plugin Manager.



As an open source project, we provide support for using QGIS via our mailing lists and bug tracker:



Sponsoring



We are still looking for sponsors to help us cover the costs of holding our second QGIS developer meeting in Vienna, Austria from 5-9 November 2009. If you are interested in supporting us, please visit: http://qgis.org/en/developer-meeting.html for more details!


Whats new in Version 1.3.0?




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