GIS general stuff


Meet Senscape, a toolbox for analysis of human landscape experience

Viewshed analysis plugin for QGIS has been evolving (slowly) and eventually acquired a new habitat: the Processing toolbox. It can now be used in custom models and scripts similar to other Processing providers (such as SAGA or GRASS). The transformation was not a simple one and the whole thing i...

Visibility analysis, release 0.5.4:
modelling the horizon

Visibility analysis plugin for QGIS is prospering quite well. As of writing, it counts some 20 000 downloads and a bunch of « votes », which means that at least several thousand people are using it. (Although, it does feel uncomfortable knowing that any potential error would risk a blame-storm ….)

Polar (azimuth) diagram in QGIS

Orientation of geographic features can be an important piece of information, for instance when studying ancient field systems or analysing geological formations. The problem comes when we try to summarise such data graphically . Standard histograms are not ideal because they cut through the conti...

Labelling features from north to south in QGIS

Making some order in feature labels on a map is, quite often, a pain. When there is no room for full labels or when there is such a large number of features that a reader cannot find his/her way through a forest of information - it is always handy to replace textual labels with a sequence of numb...