Is GIS software getting too expensive for you to use?
Are you scared of going to freeware?
Did you know that
- The use of opensource GIS is growing with over 100,000 regular users in 2011
- Two-thirds have a fully documented strategic approach for using open source in their businesses, while another 32 percent are developing a strategic plan.
- Of the organizations using open source, 88 percent will increase their investment
- There are showcases of use and extensive support and tutorials
- There are lots of active QGIS users in FNQ and in-person tech support is closer than you think.
- Many GIS job listings ask for open source familiarity
Big name GIS software is expensive, how can QGIS be free?
- QGIS is free because the software is developed by a community of dedicated volunteers.
Can QGIS do the same as big name GIS software?
- Yes, QGIS has 400 plug-ins that enable QGIS to Create, edit, visualize, analyse and publish geospatial information on Windows, Mac & Linux, the same as big name GIS software.
- QGIS provides integration with other open source GIS packages, including PostGIS, GRASS, and MapServer to give users extensive functionality
Can I use my existing files in QGIS?
- Yes, QGIS allows use of dxf, Shapefiles, coverage, and personal geodatabase. MapInfo, PostGIS, and a number of other formats are supported, including CADD data.
Who is using QGIS?
- The top 30 GIS desktop programs have been mapped and QGIS is the second most widely used program.
- Some Australian State, Federal, Local Government, Not for Profit organisations and Private GIS businesses are changing to QGIS.
Can I get ongoing QGIS help and training?
- There are plenty of online tutorials available; also ‘GetBack2Basics’ has regular beginner, intermediate and advanced training classes scheduled.
Bring your laptop. Instructors will help you install the free software on your laptop for the course.
Intermediate Class: 25th & 26th June 2015 For people that have an understanding of GIS and want to get stuck into QGIS.
$280 upwards - you will get 2 days of training as well as a free USB stick of data to get you started plus SSSI points