Category: GIS

6 November 2018

QGIS Server 3 : OGC Certification work for WFS 1.1.0

QGIS Server is an open source OGC data server which uses QGIS engine as backend. It becomes really awesome because a simple desktop qgis project file can be rendered as web services with exactly the same rendering, and without any mapfile or xml coding by hand. QGIS Server provides a way to serve OGC web
1 June 2018

“QGZ” – A new default project file format for QGIS

Last year we had the opportunity to implement ‘.QGZ’ as  anew variant of  the QGIS 3 project file format. This is simply a zipped container for the QGS xml file. We took benefit of that container to store the auxiliary storage database into it – only if users choose that optional format though. In classical
3 May 2018

Docker images for QGIS

With support from Orange we’ve created Docker images for QGIS. All the material for building and running these images is open-source and freely available on GitHub: https://github.com/Oslandia/docker-qgis. The docker-qgis repository includes two Docker images: qgis-build and qgis-exec. The qgis-build image includes all the libraries and tools necessary for building QGIS from source. Building QGIS requires installing
26 February 2018

QGIS 3.0 has been released

We are very pleased to convey the announcement of the  QGIS 3.0 major release called “Girona”. The whole QGIS community has been working hard on so many changes for the last two years. This version is a major step in the evolution of QGIS. There are a lot of features, and many changes to the
5 January 2018

Itowns v2.2 released!

  We have the pleasure of announcing the release of iTowns v2.2! Itowns is a Three.js-based framework written in Javascript/WebGL for visualizing 3D geospatial data right into the browser, developed and maintained by Oslandia, IGN and AtolCD. In this release, you will find a lot of bug fixes and performance improvements. Notably, the npm package
20 December 2017

QGIS 3 compiling on Windows

As the Oslandia team work exclusively on GNU/Linux, the exercise of compiling QGIS 3 on Windows 8 is not an everyday’s task :). So we decided to share our experience, we bet that will help some of you. Cygwin The first step is to download Cygwin and to install it in the directory C:\cygwin (instead
17 October 2017

Auxiliary Storage support in QGIS 3

For those who know how powerful QGIS can be using data defined widgets and expressions almost anywhere in styling and labeling settings, it remains today quite complex to store custom data. For instance, moving a simple label using the label toolbar is not straightforward, that wonderful toolbar remains desperately greyed-out for manual labeling tweaks …unless you do
10 October 2017

Undo Redo stack is back QGIS Transaction groups

Let’s keep on looking at what we did in QGIS.org grant application of early 2017 spring. At Oslandia, we use a lot the transaction groups option of QGIS. It was an experimental feature in QGIS 2.X allowing to open only one common Postgres transaction for all layers sharing the same connection string. When activated, that option will bring
7 October 2017

Refresh your maps FROM postgreSQL !

Continuing our love story with PostgreSQL and QGIS, we asked QGIS.org a grant application during early 2017 spring. The idea was to take benefit of very advanced PostgreSQL features, that probably never were used in a Desktop GIS client before. Today, let’s see what we can do with the PostgreSQL NOTIFY feature! Ever dreamt of being able to
4 October 2017

Oslandia is baking some awesome QGIS 3 new features

QGIS 3.0 is now getting closer and closer, it’s the right moment to write about some major refactor and new features we have been baking at Oslandia. A quick word about the release calendar, you probably felt like QGIS 3 freeze was expected for the end of August, didn’t you? In fact, we have so many