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QGIS STAC API Plugin - Cover Image
QGIS
QGIS STAC API Plugin

STAC API plugin A new QGIS plugin that allow browsing STAC API catalogs has been release, the plugin developed by Kartoza and sponsored by Microsoft is available for

School GIS Task: Create a 5km COVID-19 Lockdown Exercise Buffer Around Your House
Education
School GIS Task: Create a 5km COVID-19 Lockdown Exercise Buffer Around Your House

If you are doing some teaching in the classroom and some online and you are finding "blended teaching" overwhelming, this task is designed for asynchronous self study.

Adding Elevation to a Line from a DEM in PostGIS and Maintaining Accurate Measures - Cover Image
PostGIS
Adding Elevation to a Line from a DEM in PostGIS and Maintaining Accurate Measures

This is the second in a three part series on the behind-the-scenes GIS work that can go into planning a complex event, in this case the Cape Town Marathon.

How to Create a Point Distance Marker Layer Along a Line in PostGIS - Cover Image
GRASS GIS
How to Create a Point Distance Marker Layer Along a Line in PostGIS

This is part 1 of a 3-part series.

Create a Custom Reference Grid in QGIS Composer - Cover Image
QGIS
Create a Custom Reference Grid in QGIS Composer

If you need to create a reference grid like this for your map, here's a simple method.

Introducing the First Tangible Landscape in Africa - Cover Image
Uncategorised
Introducing the First Tangible Landscape in Africa

As part of Kartoza's outreach programme, I recently helped the geography department at St Johns College in Johannesburg set up a Tangible Landscape

Mass rRprojection of h5 Files using Gdal and Bash Tricks
Uncategorised
Mass rRprojection of h5 Files using Gdal and Bash Tricks

I recently got hold of h5 files (Hierarchical Data Format (HDF)) and I tried to load them into QGIS and they were drawing in the wrong places.This was because they were not georeferenced.

Opening for Junior Developer in Indonesia
Jobs
Opening for Junior Developer in Indonesia

We at Kartoza are Open Source geeks, specializing in software development and GIS.

Report Back on the First QGIS User Conference in Nødebo, Denmark
Education
Report Back on the First QGIS User Conference in Nødebo, Denmark

I finally have some time to sit down and write up some thoughts on the QGIS User Conference and Developer Meeting (aka Hackfest) that we just held in Nødebo, Denmark.

How to Run a Linux GUI Application on OSX Using Docker - Cover Image
Docker
How to Run a Linux GUI Application on OSX Using Docker

Ok so here is the scenario: You just got a nice new MacBook 15" Retina computer thinking it would work as nicely for Linux as your 13" MacBook did and then you discover that the hyb

7 tips for Making Productive use of Docker - Cover Image
Docker
7 tips for Making Productive use of Docker

I have been using and learning docker since the early days after it was announced.

Generating an XYZ ASCII File from a QGIS Raster - Cover Image
FOSSGIS
Generating an XYZ ASCII File from a QGIS Raster

Someone wrote to me asking if it would be possible to generate an XYZ ASCII file from a single band raster layer in QGIS.

How To Create a QGIS PDF Report with a Few Lines Of Python
FOSSGIS
How To Create a QGIS PDF Report with a Few Lines Of Python

Sometimes you want to automatically generate a report to reflect the latest state of your data.

Alternatives to Google Maps Engine
Boundless Suite
Alternatives to Google Maps Engine

Google will be supporting Google Maps Engine (GME) for only one more year. If your company uses GME or was thinking about it, you'll need to consider alternatives.

Opening for GIS Generalist / Spatial IT Engineer at Kartoza
Jobs
Opening for GIS Generalist / Spatial IT Engineer at Kartoza

Kartoza is seeking GIS staff. We have a range of projects and challenges and will tailor the post to suit the ideal candidate.

Opening for Python Developer at Kartoza
Jobs
Opening for Python Developer at Kartoza

Kartoza is on the lookout for developers. We have a range of projects and challenges and will tailor the post to suit the ideal candidate.

QGIS Course at AfQUA - Cover Image
Education
QGIS Course at AfQUA

Kartoza has just wrapped up a three-day Introduction to QGIS course that we gave pro bono at The African Quaternary: Environments, Ecology and Humans conference in Cape Town

How to Load a QGIS Project in Python - Cover Image
QGIS
How to Load a QGIS Project in Python

Loading a QGIS project in python

A Quick Hack to Select All Multipart Features in QGIS - Cover Image
FOSSGIS
A Quick Hack to Select All Multipart Features in QGIS

A quick hack to select all multipart features in QGIS

Kartoza Docker-helpers for Lazy Sysadmins
Docker
Kartoza Docker-helpers for Lazy Sysadmins

Docker is really awesome but typing out all those commands can get tedious.