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QGIS: Open-source GIS resources

QGIS: Open-source GIS resources | Geography Education |

For GIS day, I not only celebrate ESRI, but also want to acknowledge the open-source GIS community.  This site provides many resources for those seeking to try out QGIS or other GIS platforms, but haven't known where to start.   

4995songs's comment, November 16, 2011 4:02 PM
I've been playing around with QGIS for a few weeks, and while I think ArcGIS is significantly more user-friendly, I love that QGIS is available for those of us that don't have thousands of dollars to spend on GIS software. I've also found that QGIS runs much quicker (presumably from its smaller files). Ultimately, I'm a huge fan of any information or technology that's specifically designed to be accessible to all who want it, and QGIS certainly fits the bill.
Seth Dixon's comment, November 16, 2011 6:43 PM
I haven't delved into QGIS as of yet, but am toying around with it for the future (especially for my 'pre-GIS' class that doesn't exist yet called 'Mapping our Changing World.')
Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 18, 2014 3:04 PM

Try QGIS: you never might like it!

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