Sometimes when we are doing training tasks, users ask us about free datasets to practice and learn all the possibilities that gvSIG gives us. Fortunately there are a great quantity of free data today, but it’s true that only a few times we find geographic information that allows us to enjoy while we learn to create legends, labeling, making geoprocesses…
We were thinking in it when we found a dataset, with free license, based on the successful series (in books and on TV) Game of Thrones. After testing it with gvSIG we found several errors at the information layers, but they were able to be solved easily with some geoprocesses. Since we were at that point, why don’t we play with symbology and labeling by scale?
Here you have a short video with the results:
And here you have a zip file with the data and the gvSIG project to be used. We know what project we are going to use to test the next version…
Imi aduc aminte si acum de 2015 si de drumurile facute la Constanta pentru implementarea proiectului ROSPA0076 Marea Neagra.
Simt ca trebuie impartasit acest lucru iar motivul este unul simplu: lucrul cu o echipa extraordinara. Sa zicem Marian Tudor, dna. Costina Fulga, Sergiu Uzun, dl. Traian Petrescu, Irina si Razvan Petrescu, domnul Amiral al carui nume imi scapa, dar care m-a “tocat” marunt pana s-a asigurat ca asta e ceea ce doresc dumnealor (si bine mi-a facut, altfel nu iesea o treaba buna 🙂 ), Adi (thx pt. gazduirea serverului). Daca mi-a scapat cineva, scuzeeeee… 🙂
Mai jos gasiti site-ul proiectului (nu e facut de mine), insa contributia pe care am avut-o a fost cea de realizare si corelare date GIS, finalizandu-se cu un site continand date specifice zonei precum si hartile aferente.
N-am mai postat de ceva vreme, dar asta merita. Anno Domini 2015, si 7 (sapte!!!) traversari ale Transfagarasanului pentru colectarea probelor de sol de la expertii in habitate si transportul acestora catre Institutul de la Brasov care s-a ocupat de verificarea acestora.
Cu toate astea, am condus un proiect frumos si le multumesc, inca o data, pe aceasta cale, celor care au facut posibil acest proiect – Asociatia Muntii Fagaras (scuze daca nu ii mentionez pe toti), dlui. Nick Penga (cu tot cu elicopter 🙂 ) dar si lui Marius Barbos, un tip de incredere pe care il recomand oricand si oricui.
Desi am trecut peste multe piedici, sunt extraordinar de implinit pentru ca am bifat inca o reusita personala.
Poate revin cu ceva poze si harti interesante preluate din zona.
Essential in cartography is a legible, self-explanatory and elegant symbology when it comes to symbol point data on our map canvases. Great font based symbol palettes come with our GIS software, either of commercial or of open source code, which has meticulously been designed to meet the requirements of great symbology.
The vast majority of GIS software users will be happy merely to select a good combination of these pre-installed symbols and make a pretty map. And that is very acceptable since we all started from there. Still, they are set in concrete, since there eventually will come the time to start searching for fresher symbols in their system, just to find nothing new in there.
Thankfully, GIS software allows us to import new symbols in picture format, hence unveil a whole new world of opportunities in map design.
Let’s follow this very creative step-by-step procedure to start integrating great symbols to our map.
First of all, we need a credible easy-to-learn and easy-to-use graphic design software to design and/or edit our symbols, before importing them in our GIS.
One really great graphic design software, free to download, free to use, is InkScape. Simply go to https://inkscape.org/en/ and get the installation files from the download button (pic 01).
Follow the setup instructions and when done, open InkScape from the icon created on your Desktop (pic 02).