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Anita Graser
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Wichtige Einblicke in die aktuelle Problematik mit freien Daten zu öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln in Österreich ...

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The truth is a harsh mistress.
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Spatial Data Made Useful - my latest #geospatial #data tools book #gdal #osgeo #gis #maps

Everyone that deals with geographic/spatial/geospatial data knows they need specialised tools for the job.  Fortunately, there are a ton of open source tools up for the challenge.  In my latest book, Geospatial Power Tools, I show how to use an advanced…

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Please read and sign this "Open Letter" by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) that demands from +Esri to stop fragmenting the existing and popular open #LiDAR  formats LAS and LAZ with flimsy technical arguments that leave little doubt that this is really about tying people long-terms to their ArghGIS platform. Keep LiDAR open!!!

http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/LIDAR_Format_Letter

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Some very good pointers here
I've put together a few notes on my first foray into using raster data with PostGIS 2 and QGIS, loading the OS Terrain50 data.

These are baby steps at the moment but first impressions are that once you have the basics in place it can create an efficient workflow and it's very fast.

I hope this is useful.

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There is a good discussion thread on the QGIS PSC mailing list about the next developments of QGIS.  Currently QGIS Wien 2.8 is the Long Term Support release which a lot of folk are happy about as it means we have stability and support for a year and don't have to try keep up with the 4 monthly release cycle.  But there are upcoming changes to Qt, Python and other software which will eventually mean a change to QGIS.  There are also implications for plugin developers and folk using the API.

It is worth a read to see what the core QGIS folk are doing: http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/qgis-psc/2015-April/002986.html (start here and read on)

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+Martin Stubenschrott since we talked about the amazing detail in OSM today: here's a great interactive animated map of the evolution of OSM 
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