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A quick note on how to set up and configure Discovery plugin in QGIS to work with the +Ordnance Survey Open Names dataset:
As a part of migrating to Open Source GIS, the Newcastle City Council has commissioned us to create a user friendly gazetteer plugin. In this post, we will import the OS Open Names and configure the Discovery plugin to use the data. In the following sections, we are going to set up a PostGIS ...
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Ross McDonald
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Matt Travis
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Just to let you know that tomorrow morning OSGeo:UK will be releasing the first batch of early bird tickets for the FOSS4GUK 2016 event at the Ordnance Survey offices in Southampton, UK from the 14th to the 16th of June. Theyexpect these to be very popular, so if you're keen to go along, get in quick!

Check http://uk.osgeo.org/foss4guk2016/ for more information- tomorrow morning (BST) when they will release the eventbrite link for booking. 
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Tom Armitage

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There are only 9 tickets left now for the QGIS user group - Scotland.

Better get a move on if you want one!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uk-qgis-user-group-scotland-tickets-24346212176
A free one day conference exploring open source GIS software. Event is sponsored by Ordnance Survey, thinkWhere and GES. Draft programme 9:30 -doors open 10:00 - welcome and intro talk 10:30 – 12:30 workshops/tutorials on some aspect of QGIS (bring a laptop with 2.14 installed) 12:30 -13:30 free lunch 13:30 – 14:30 three or four short talks 14:30 – 15:00 break 15:00 – 16:00 three or four short talks 16:30 finish and geobeers somewhere
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QGIS user group - Scotland
Only 49 tickets left...
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uk-qgis-user-group-scotland-tickets-24346212176
A free one day conference exploring open source GIS software. Event is sponsored by Ordnance Survey, thinkWhere and GES. Draft programme 9:30 -doors open 10:00 - welcome and intro talk 10:30 – 12:30 workshops/tutorials on some aspect of QGIS (bring a laptop with 2.14 installed) 12:30 -13:30 free lunch 13:30 – 14:30 three or four short talks 14:30 – 15:00 break 15:00 – 16:00 three or four short talks 16:30 finish and geobeers somewhere
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Tom Chadwin

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I'll be speaking at the first QGIS Northern England User Group meeting. Come along to find out about qgis2web.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qgis-north-england-users-group-inaugural-meeting-at-northumbria-university-tickets-24220042800
QGIS North England Users Group Inaugural meeting: Wedn 13th April 12:45-5:15pm, Northumbria University The first meeting of a new QGIS North England UG. Please note that the focus of this first meeting is not necessarily the focus of the whole QGIS North England UG but we will have time to discuss how to take this initiative forward. We have 4 talks focusing on training/teaching/good practice for building up QGIS critical mass in North England...
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Only two tickets left for Wednesday's QGIS Northern England Inaugural at Northumbria University! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qgis-northern-england-users-group-inaugural-meeting-at-northumbria-university-tickets-24220042800
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Tom Armitage

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There are some great workshops at the international QGIS conference, Girona:

http://www.sigte.udg.edu/jornadassiglibre/international-qgis-user-and-developer-conference/workshops-qgis/

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Jornadas de SIG Libre. Evento de las tecnologías libres en el ámbito de la información geográfica donde compartir conocimientos, experiencias y crear sinergias
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QGIS North England Users Group Inaugural meeting:
Wedn 13.04.16 from 1pm at Northumbria University

Thank you all for completing the doodle.

The most popular date is Wedn 13.04.16 so I booked a room at Northumbria University from 1pm onwards. More details and an invitation will follow, but please keep the 13th April pm free. I will cap it to 20 people, so it will be quite informal.

I had a lot of feedback on the QGIS North England UG idea, so I propose a combination of content with six 20 minute talks and looking for volunteers (email s.alvanides@gmail.com ):
3 talks focusing on training/teaching/good practice for building up QGIS critical mass in North England at all levels (Local authorities, Citizens groups, Universities etc)
3 talks presenting examples of current real-world applications of QGIS and OpenGIS from Consultancies, SMEs, Local authorities, Research etc.

Please note that the focus of this first meeting is not necessarily the focus of the whole QGIS North England UG but we will have time to discuss how to take it forward.
Here is a proposed plan for the day
QGIS North England Users Group
Inaugural meeting: Wedn 13.04.16 from 1pm
Northumbria University at Newcastle NE1 8ST
13.15 - 13.30: Introductions - Coffee available from 13.00
13.30 - 14.30: 3 x20' talks focusing on training/teaching/good practice
14.30 - 15.00: Discussion on the talks & coffee
15.00 - 16.00: 3 x20' talks presenting current real-world applications
16.00 - 16.30: Discussion on the talks & tea
16.30 - 17.00: QGIS North England UG - What next?

I look forward to hearing from potential speakers
Seraphim

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Ross McDonald
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HOT OFF THE PRESS - QGIS User Group Scotland - University of Glasgow, East Quad lecture theatre* - 27th April** - all day

This is a call for talks, posters, presentations and workshops (I've been offered one workshop and a lightning talk already). It's fairly short notice but you could use it as a dry run for your talk or workshop at FOSS4G UK in June (http://uk.osgeo.org/foss4guk2016/).

Let me know in the comments...

**We will confirm the date and venue later today or tomorrow
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Can't do 27th April :( Out of the country on business. Already spoken with Steve & Jo with regards FOSS4G UK :) Exciting times...see you there?
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Tom Armitage

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Well worth a read!
 
QGIS2Web is now running in QGIS 2.14 - Yes, this means 2.5D!! 
No, you didn't misread that, you can now export your QGIS 2.5D maps straight to a web map thanks to the genius(es) Tom Chadwin & Luca Casagrande who developed the QGIS2Web plugin. Before I run away with myself and start talking 2.5D and cool effects, I think it's best I clarify a few things.
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Tom Armitage

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Hi Folks,

Now the name Quantum GIS has well and truly disappeared and that QGIS skills are in demand from employers can we try and get QGIS recognised as a skill in LinkedIn.

Add QGIS as a new skill to your profile, and endorse any connections with QGIS as a skill, as long as you know they are competent of course. If you have Quantum GIS listed as a skill on your LinkedIn page it would be best to remove this, but you may want to wait a while, till you have built up some endorsements for QGIS.

It shouldn't take long for the LinkedIn bots to recognise QGIS as a skill, then you will then be able to suggest it for other people's profiles.
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Page description changed to QGIS ;-) 
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About this community

The UK QGIS User Group has been setup to primarily provide a forum where UK QGIS users can share information and experiences of QGIS and other Open Source GIS resources. The purpose of forum is not for individuals to ask general question about QGIS, these should be directed to the GIS Stackexchange.

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#FOSS4GUK is looking for talks and workshop proposals. Have you got something worth sharing?

Submit it here - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13wSDVU-EaUumNxypVJ5Jgc0qKFDdGrXTxynHkSIcfDo/viewform
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FOSS4G UK 2016 ProposalUse this form to submit a proposal for FOSS4G UK, being held at Ordnance Survey in Southampton from 14th-16th June. The call for proposals will end on 30th April 2016. Note that for workshops, we'll liaise regarding logistics nearer the time. You are welcome to submit more than one proposal, and for any questions please contact osgeouk[at]gmail.com. http://uk.osgeo.org/foss4guk2016
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Dave Barter

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Thanks for those that stayed awake during my waffle at the QGIS SE User Group. I've managed to type up some of the talk and load the code to our github repo. Link is here:-https://github.com/nautoguide/gradient_markers

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, ideas, pointers or general giggling at my approach. 
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PJ Hooker

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Here 2nd video tutorial of QGis from scratch, with SUB-ENG , Enjoy #gistipster   >> https://youtu.be/COSLQ8gEYnw 
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Mark Percival

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I was asked the other day to produce profiles for a site.  Not being a big Civil 3D user I new of the profile tools in QGIS and that I could produce images of profiles. However, they needed to be to scale and getting the images to scale properly is a pain if not impossible!

So it got me to thinking (which is always fatal) and I've now worked out how to do this as scale vectors with multi-surfaces.

Below is a graphic from a composer with the output.  I should mention that this uses existing plugins and doesn't involve any coding.

If you want to know how this is done, come along to the SE user group on the 19th.
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Gareth too bad you can't make the meeting but I will do a full blog about how to do this soon afterwards (I need to do this for my colleagues I'm leaving behind).  I used to do it the way you did but this decouples the data and scale is still an issue.  This solution is mostly done in QGIS (98%) and it uses the flexibility of QGIS styling.
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Tom Armitage

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Looking forward to this weekend's reading.
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Tom Chadwin

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#qgis2web 1.4.0 released. First stable release since 1.0.0, featuring the new 2.5d renderer: https://t.co/JJOuGN1gOg
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Matt Travis
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Something I'm helping to run in Plymouth if anyone is interested. There's a small cost but that's to cover their overheads. They have lots of free coffee and biscuits though!
Learn about QGIS and what it could do for your business or project. It doesn't matter if you have never seen QGIS or you are a pro, it's a great chance to get together and discuss uses, skills and use cases. No date yet but scheduled for early 2016.
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Hi Matt

Drive ....it may well be public transport - but ideally I will combine with some other things and ideally a few days break.

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Dave Partridge

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Hi everyone, is it possible to have 2 or more versions of QGIS running on a Mac running Yosemite - e.g. 2.8 and 2.14? I know its easy on a Windows machine but I don't know about Mac installations, thanks.
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Nice one - thanks Tom.
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Hello all
I would like to set up a QGIS North Group and looking to organise the first event at Northumbria University in Newcastle. Please express your interest and pick the best dates here (by Friday 11th): http://doodle.com/poll/3c5tx2wvqqb5254n
Any volunteers for short presentations would be appreciated!
Thank you, Seraphim
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Looking fwd to the Scottish event, too!
I don't mean to be competitive, just to spread the goodness of QGIS :-)
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