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Setting up an Open Source GIS stack

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I was very fortunate to have access to the ESRI GIS stack including ArcGIS Info, ArcSDE and ARC/INFO during my time at SKM. However these costs are very hard to justify in a lean startup environment, especially when GIS is not the main purpose of the startup. This is where open source software comes in.
In this article, I will go through how to set up a comparable GIS environment using open source software. Specifically:

  • Setting up a spatial database with PostgreSQL/PostGIS
  • Importing OpenStreetMap data
  • Setting up desktop GIS with QGIS

We'll be using PostgreSQL 9.4, PostGIS 2.2 and QGIS 2.12 in this article, although the setup is largely the same for different versions. ...

Published Feb. 28, 2016, 11:57 p.m.

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