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Quantum GIS (QGIS) 2.2

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Quantum GIS (QGIS) 2.2: The application that allows you to create and edit maps with much ease.

By Jackson Muoka

On Monday, June 1, 2015

If you are a specialist in the field of mapping or surveying this is the perfect tool for use. It will not only allow one to create maps but also will give them the power to edit them while preserving high quality standards within a very short period of time. The interface serves as the central location for creating maps. This app comes with a very large pool of map templates where users can select any template and start creating their maps. The templates will serve as a guide in ensuring that they create maps easily.

The save feature is very useful especially when creating complex maps since users can save their work and continue at a later time. Users can also use the plug-in in the interface to integrate more GPS capabilities all to make sure that their maps have a professional look. The ability to include a search bar and other features available in all virtual maps is very useful in ensuring professional outlook.

Pros

  • - Users can have exact positioning of vectors
  • - The free templates available are useful in map creation
  • - Will produce professional like maps

Cons

  • - A bit hard to use for beginners
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • am using qgis for my research purpose of mapping habitat and other mammals distribution in wildlife sanctuires of westernghats. the other use is to map different forest types.

  • image processing, data analysis, digitising maps, buffering, calculating field areas, building shapefiles, making layers and maping geographical features.

  • for personal use in gis applications and digital elevation models and find locations of the point data with known latitude and longitudes and more

  • I am interested in using the software for survey purposes and editing of maps, and as well as for my own personal benefit which has to do with inprovi

  • GIS PRACTICAL ASSIGNMENTS, LOCATING SITES FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT PROJECTS IN GWANDA, BULAWAYO, HARARE AND MASVINGO AND THE REST OF CITIES IN ZIMBABWE

What similar programs have you used?
  • i have been studying quantum gis 1.8 for my gis project to help rural communities of their information system and updating of their community profile.

  • i've used ArcGIS desktop explorer to do my projects concerning GIS and i would like to try out this particular one that was released last year

  • Arc GIS, MAP INFO, TNT MIPS, ERDAS, etc several similar types of software I have used. Now I am here for QGIS because its freeware. Hope it will help my students.

  • I have used ArcView and ArcGIS for composing thematic maps on health care interventions issues of core indicators for monitoring programe perfomrance as well on disease surveillance

  • I have used arc is before to digitise and produce spatial maps which were in turn translated into physical layout plans for slum upgrading in Zimbabwe

What do you like most about this program?
  • It is user friendly and above all it's free so i can always recommend the software to anybody who wish to learn gis with relative ease and go

  • I like qgis because it helps to finalise and the outcome is realy good as compared to some other drawing programs which might be excellent but dificult to finalise a map there

  • Its free, so I can use it to educate my self and others in the Tanzanian rural communities where I spread the good news of "Eco-friendliness"

  • It is user-friendly and can it has tools capable of delineating watersheds in flood and erosion prone aread.To Study Its features & capacity

  • I like the creation of map,point,line polygon feature and it is very useful tool for studying gis subject.as well as creating project is easy

Thanks to Quantum GIS (QGIS), you will be able to create and edit maps with ease. The application is quite reliable in its tasks and can be configured to perform lots of different tasks.

Quantum GIS (QGIS)'s interface is where all the map creation process takes place. From that interface, you can select from a large pool of map templates or start your creation from scratch. You even have the ability to save and use your projects in the future. Various plugins for the integration of GPS capabilities exist as well.

With Quantum GIS (QGIS), the exact positioning of vectors can be selected. It is even possible to include search bar and other useful features one would expect from a virtual map. There is no doubt that Quantum GIS (QGIS) will make your maps look professional.