3D visualization of Data in QGIS

3D visualization of Data in QGIS

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Well, this is a topic that I have always wanted to write about but have been a little bit reluctant.I think this has been attributed to the fact that I didn't find people who wanted to use this feature.Last week, I found someone who really wanted this in their project.Here is the thing, if you want to have a 3D view of your data, QGIS provides an out-of-the-box plugin (Qgis2threejs) that really helps us in doing this.Take a look. Steps Load you data in QGIS canvas.In my case am using data for Nairobi buildings with a height attribute. We will be creating a 3D view of our buildings as an overlay on OpenStreetMap baselayer. Launch the Qgis2threejs plugin from the Web Menu.(Web > Qgis2threejs > Qgis2threejs) if you have Qgis2threejs…
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Using Free GPS Tools for Mapping

Using Free GPS Tools for Mapping

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Sometimes we find ourselves lost while travelling. Right? But have you really tried to leverage some of the modern technology on your mobile phones to avoid trouble while navigating? Thanks to technology as of now, some of the things we wished for before are a reality. We can utilize powerful mapping apps effectively and for free over various platforms such as Android OS. Over the weekend, I travelled from the Nairobi (Capital) to the far West of Kenya. As I planned for this journey, I decided to use GPS Essentials (OpenStreetMap-Based navigation app for Android) on my Samsung mobile Phone to track my travel way. GPS Essentials offered a very good interface with many tools for use such as the Compass, Portable maps, Google Maps, Camera, Satellite viewer and many…
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