GIS Software

Information about GIS software and applications including both commercial and open source GIS applications. This category covers desktop GIS (Esri’s ArcGIS suite, MapInfo, QGIS, and GRASS) as well as web mapping, GIS apps, mobile GIS, and component GIS.

Learning GIS Programming

Caitlin Dempsey

Having some competence in programming has become a critical requirement for many geospatial positions. So which languages should you learn for GIS programming?

Screenshot showing three parts of the screen of QField to collect field data.

Collecting GIS Data in the Field Using QGIS and QField

Jeff Oppong

This QGIS tutorial takes you through the steps to synchronize a map project with QField in order to collect GIS data using a mobile device.

Screenshot showing a view of a geotagged photo in QGIS.

Mapping Geotagged Photos in QGIS

Caitlin Dempsey

Geotagged photos can be easily mapped out in QGIS by following this GIS tutorial.

Screenshot showing a project in QGIS with a grayscale digital elevation model and an elevation profile.

Creating Elevation Cross-Section Profiles with QGIS

Jeff Oppong

Learn to create elevation cross-sections in QGIS with the Profile Tool plugin and SRTM elevation data.

Screenshot of a map in QGIS showing 5, 10, and 15 minute drive times and a matrix in a spreadsheet showing shortest versus fastest distances between three points.

Using QGIS to Create Isochrone Maps and Identify Shortest, Fastest Routes

Jeff Oppong

Learn how to use QGIS, OpenStreetMap, and the ORS plugin to find shortest and fastest routes and to create 10 and 15-minute isochrone maps.

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