After last year’s experience with taking iPad to the field I am finally getting around to reporting back on the 4 week long field research experience with iPad this summer, when we were able to equip our whole field school team (the faculty, a graduate student TA, three undergraduate students and myself) with iPads. Goal for this year was to more extensively explore iPad as a team and to see where it might be useful as a research tool.
In an attempt to learn more about how to best and seamlessly import external geo data and map them in Drupal I recently mapped all the German soccer stadiums, that are listed in Wikipedia, and which I harvested from from DBpedia (as in the following screenshot).
This is how it worked for me. Continue reading
Qgis or Quantum GIS is among the most widely used Open Source Geographic Information Systems. The current version is Qgis 1.7, which was released on 29 September 2011. Below are a few pointers to get started.