Tuesday, 27 January 2015

QGIS Mobile is dead...long live 'QField'

QGIS has become one of the most successful Open Source GIS projects on the planet. From it's early beginnings as not much more than a Shapefile viewer to an ArcGIS alternative coupled with Grass GIS Modules there is very little general spatial functionality missing... well almost.

QGIS was never meant to be a convenient field data entry tool and QGIS for mobile was meant to fill the gap however as of December 2014 the project has been refocused to create a touch optimised interface aimed at field work using the QGIS libraries.

'QField' aims to take your pre-prepared QGIS project out into the field and maintain QGIS styling. Some of the promised tools include:-
  • More GPS centric editing.
  • Desktop compatibility.
  • Synchronisation.
  • Project preparation on QGIS Desktop.
  • Simple interface with just a couple of buttons.
  • Switchable use paradigm
Built from Qt5, QtQuick 2 and OpenGL.

For a proposed list of functions click here.



More information is available and developers wishing to contribute with a use case should contact:- info@opengis.ch

or mail:-

OPENGIS.ch GmbH
Via Cochetta 2
7152 Sagogn, GR
Switzerland

source: http://www.opengis.ch/android-gis/qfield/

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