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Efforts to promote Quantum GIS (QGIS)

by badaveil last modified Jun 21, 2012 01:52 PM

This folder contains items dedicated to the promotion of QGIS

File THE GROWTH OF QUANTUM GIS AT THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING, PENINSULAR MALAYSIA by badaveil — last modified Jun 21, 2012 01:52 PM
This case study gives a brief account of efforts made to popularize the use of Quantum GIS at JPBD in an effort to help agencies acquire an alternative yet as good if not better GIS than proprietary GIS, to help standardize the use of a GIS software to QGIS and to help reduce the financial burden to the government.
File The Monitoring of Landuse Development using Quantum GIS by badaveil — last modified Jun 21, 2012 01:46 PM
This paper is desirous to prove that it is currently possible not to rely on propreitary GIS but to optimize open source GIS exemplified by Quantum GIS (QGIS) to monitor landuse development. GIS analysis was a process of filtering conforming landuses from a study area until the non-allowable non-conforming landuses stood out. The exercise highlighted a few areas that warrant further attention: topology error, UNIX rules, non-uniform field names and a cautionary use of blanklet SQL query statement. The exercise concluded that whilst QGIS managed to sieve the non-allowable non-confirming landuse, there are still limitations in current GIS to effectively monitor landuse development. Beyond this, site surveys must be carried out to confirm the actual situation on the ground pertaining to those non-allowable non-conforming landuses. Here, human judgement has to make the final decision.
File THE POTENTIAL USES OF QGIS-GRASS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING by badaveil — last modified Jun 21, 2012 01:53 PM
As GIS is such a modular tool which can accommodate about any field that deals with spatial data and spatial analysis , this paper looks specifically at the ability of Quantum GIS to expand its expand its potentials by exploiting and optimizing on GRASS GIS modules where the user capitalizes on the user-friendliness of QGIS while maximizing the powerful analytical features of GRASS making it a GIS to be reckon with even against the likes of proprietary GIS software.
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