Presentation on theme: "Kurt Menke, GISP Quantum GIS (QGIS). They took a poll once… Q-G-I-S = 42% Q-G-I-S = 42% Queue-Jis = 30% Queue-Jis = 30% Queue-Gih-Is = 23% Queue-Gih-Is."— Presentation transcript:
Kurt Menke, GISP Quantum GIS (QGIS)
They took a poll once… Q-G-I-S = 42% Q-G-I-S = 42% Queue-Jis = 30% Queue-Jis = 30% Queue-Gih-Is = 23% Queue-Gih-Is = 23% Inka-Dinka-Doo = 3% Inka-Dinka-Doo = 3% Qwig-Is = 2% Qwig-Is = 2% First of all, how do you say QGIS?
What Is It? A viewer for common vector and raster formats An editor for common vector formats, including shapeﬁles and PostGIS layers A front-end for GRASS data and modules A set of libraries and bindings for application development in C++ and Python An extensible platform Now a project under OsGeo
More about QGIS It's undergoing rapid development It's undergoing rapid development It has great help resources: It has great help resources: User manual Listserv Wiki Conferences
A Brief History Version Milestones July 2002 v First release Aug 2002 v Support for OGR formats June 2003 v Plugin support Feb 2004 v0.1 – “Moroz” Raster support for GDAL formats Oct 2004 v0.5 – “Bandit” First Windows version Dec 2004 v0.6 – “Simon” First Mac OS X binary, vector editing Nov 2005 v0.7 – “Seamus” Projection support, GRASS integration Dec 2006 v0.8 – “Titan” Port to Qt4, WMS, and library refactor Sep 2007 v0.9.0 – “Ganymede” Python bindings Jan 2009 v1.0!!! “Kore”
Version 1.0 Features Several milestones had been listed for 1.0 Needed to be able to load numerous vector and raster formats e.g. : Shp, mif, gml, PostGIS, Gtiff, ECW, SID, img, etc, etc. Act as an OGC Client for WMS & WFS Act as a GRASS Front end Have Python language bindings with rich plugin ecosystem Stable API and Frozen User Interface
Why So Long to 1.0? Seven years to get to 1.0! Seven years to get to 1.0! Version numbers are arbitrary Version numbers are arbitrary The feature set of 1.0 was established long ago The feature set of 1.0 was established long ago They were working towards that feature set They were working towards that feature set At 1.0 they wanted a stable API, interface, and user experience At 1.0 they wanted a stable API, interface, and user experience
A Brief History cont… Version Milestones May 2009 v1.1 “Pan” September 1, 2009 v1.2 “ Daphnis ” September 20, 2009 v1.3 “ Mimas ” January 2010 v1.4 “ Enceladus ” July 29, 2010 v1.5 “Tethus” November 27, 2010 v1.6 “Copiapo” June, 2011 ??? v 1.7 “Wroclaw” Moons of Saturn
Some Development Statistics as of developers over the life of the project 38 developers over the life of the project 26 person years of effort 26 person years of effort Approximately 124K lines of code Approximately 124K lines of code
Users Around the World
Who’s Using It?
GDAL Command line utilities Made available via a python plugin Adds Raster menu
Resources QGIS Documentation Page – User Guides as PDF's
Resources Listserv's User User Developer Developer Community Team Community Team Education Education Release Team Release Team Etc. Etc. FAQ's Commercial Support Developer Support User Groups
Quantum GIS Review Part of the C tribe Part of the C tribe Available for Windows, Linux & Mac Available for Windows, Linux & Mac Active Development community Active Development community User Plugins User Plugins Active listserv's Active listserv's Lots of new functionality Lots of new functionality Easy intuitive interface Easy intuitive interface Can be used as a front end to GRASS Can be used as a front end to GRASS