MapWindow Open-Source Conference Coming Up

Thanks to Twitter, I see that the 3rd annual MapWindow Open-Source GIS Conference is coming up at the end of June. It is being held in Velp, The Netherlands. I call this conference out because it has a strong, but not exclusive, concentration on open-source GIS tools for the .Net environment, such as DotSpatial, SharpMap, … Read more

FOSS4G Quick Hits

I had the distinct pleasure of attending my first FOSS4G conference in Denver last week. Having not attended one previously, I can only rely on the opinions of others that this has been the best FOSS4G yet. For me, this was best geospatial conference I have attended. I’ll probably blog in more detail about some of the things I saw but here are my high-level observations:

It's time to refresh your thinking about open-source geospatial tools.

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SpatiaLite 3.0 Beta Is Available

Alessandro Furieri announced the availability of the beta of SpatiaLite 3.0.0 on 17 August. It can be downloaded here: http://www.gaia-gis.it/spatialite-3.0.0-BETA/index.html. Some of the more interesting additions include additional support for topology and the ability to export GeoJSON. I did a very quick test with QGIS 1.7.0 and was able to directly access and edit a … Read more

SpatiaLite Support in QGIS

Alessandro announced on SpatiaLite group today that QGIS 1.1 will include a data provider for SpatiaLite, the spatial extender for SQLite. It’s out there now in the SVN trunk if you’re so inclined. I am curious how long it will take to cascade through to the OSGEO4W build. If you haven’t check out SpatiaLite, I … Read more