What is Quantum GIS?
Quantum GIS (QGIS) is an open source, community driven Geographic Information System (GIS) that runs on Linux, Windows and MacOS.
The desktop GIS offers organisations a real alternative or supplement to otherwise expensive vendor based licencing.
QGIS is a fully functioning desktop GIS and includes all the features that spatial professionals and general users would expect such as importing data from multiple sources, digitising, editing, on the fly reprojection, data analysis, geoprocessing, database connectivity and raster processing. The highly capable print layout functionality is intuative and easy for new users to create professional looking maps.
It is now also possible to leverage a centralised spatial database stored in a non-proprietry format using a variety of applications including open source solutions such as QGIS and traditional vendor based products.
More information about QGIS can be found at the website www.qgis.org or contact DMS to talk to us about using the application in your organisation.
QGIS has no associated licensing costs as it is licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo).
Latest Version 'Lisboa'
The latest version 1.8 aka ‘Lisboa’ was released in June 2012 and includes many new features and improvements building on the foundation of version 1.7. This new version also includes integrated native support for MSSQL 2008 Server databases.
DMS has sponsored the development of the OGR Driver to allow full read/write access to a MS SQL2008 Server database. Users are now able to upload data into SQL2008 from any of the formats supported by OGR, perform coordinate transformations and download data into TAB files, shape files and many other commonly used spatial formats.
The latest version can be downloaded from the QGIS website.
QGIS Training & Technical Support
DMS is pleased to offer comprehensive training and technical support packages to organisations looking to incorporate the open source QGIS technology into their production environments.
A two day "Introduction to QGIS" course is run regularly in Perth and Melbourne to familiarise users with the software and to get them started with their own projects and data.
All support queries are managed through a centralised online support centre. Clients can track the progress of their support enquiries as well as review their past history of support requests and associated resolutions.
For more information please contact DMS.
- Open source technology
- No licencing costs
- Raster and vector support
- OGC support (WFS, WMS)
- Digitising tools
- Print composer
- Extensible plugin architecture