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The latest version of Print composer features new Rulers and guide lines or “alignments” Rulers are a well-known feature in graphics programs such as Gimp and Photoshop.
Stefan Steiniger: Aug-2007: subjective evaluation Version: 03. March. 2008 (small changes) The table(s) should be published in forthcoming journal article which I have started to work on for a research article, because it bothers me, that current GIS research is hardly aware of the existing systems. I imagine that we all can profit from a better visibility e.g. in terms of extended functionality. To give an overview on the OS GIS functions I have setup a second table, to be found as well in this directory on http://www.spatialserver.net/osgis/ .
mick bareman at tpg.com.au Fri Mar 2 00:49:20 GMT 2012 I have been using MapInfo since about 1995 and QGIS for the last year or so and have noticed some real differences in usability that I would like to share. My current project is a map of Roman Britain using data from Ordinance Survey Open Data, OpenStreetMap, English Heritage and various books and other historic maps I have found on line. The hardware I'm using is a homebrew i5 2500 cpu, 16GB RAM and a pair of average 500GB SATA drives. I'm using MapInfo v7.8 (with no additional packages) in wine on Ubuntu 11.10 (last version that I could get working in wine) and currently QGIS 1.7.4 Differences I've noticed: Georeferencing - QGIS wins hands down, it is not easy but I manage, whereas MapInfo's I can rarely get started and crash it before I get anything done.
A brief history of the MapWindow project, including project goals and key contributors. Frequently asked questions about the MapWindow project: FAQ . Note: all software listed below is licensed under free and open source licenses except where noted. Also, some of the links below will take you to external web sites on the Microsoft CodePlex.com system where the software is hosted. Desktop Applications MapWindow 4 Desktop documentation - A full online user manual for MapWindow 4.x is being created here.
gvSIG is a Geographic Information System (GIS), that is, a desktop application designed for capturing, storing, handling, analyzing and deploying any kind of referenced geographic information in order to solve complex management and planning problems. gvSIG is known for having a user-friendly interface, being able to access the most common formats, both vector and raster ones. It features a wide range of tools for working with geographic-like information (query tools, layout creation, geoprocessing, networks, etc.), which turns gvSIG into the ideal tool for users working in the land realm. This quickstart describes how to... Add projection, raster and vector data to a view; Navigate around; Change layers; Select features; Create a map with a graticule; Start gvSIG and create a view Select gvSIG from the application menu, .