open source GIS

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Five Reasons to Start Using QGIS

Caitlin Dempsey

Here are five compelling reasons to start using the open-source GIS platform QGIS, a free and open source software.

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Learn GIS for Free

Caitlin Dempsey

There are a few online options to learn GIS for free. Take advantage of resources that provide you access to free courses from some of the world's best universities and institutions.

Open Source GIS and Freeware GIS Applications

Caitlin Dempsey

There are many open source GIS and web mapping applications to choose from.

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Using GIS to Map Fly Fishing Destinations

GIS Contributor

William Bakemeyer describes how he used QGIS and open source data to create a fly fishing map.

Two images - one from 2013 and one from 2021 showing changes in orange in the coastline of an area.

QGIS from a Graduate Student’s Perspective

GIS Contributor

Kent Campbell writes about how he has come to view the benefits of using QGIS as a graduate student.

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