You can use Qgis2threejs plugin to easily create dynamic 3D visualization of your map, and that’s fun enough. Look at what you’ll be able to do, even more easily, in the near future, once QGIS has moved to Qt5 - work underway. Minoru rocks!
A very simple to use, yet powerful plugin (Historical Map) for doing supervised classification of land use. It is especially designed for finding woodlands in historical maps, but I tested with normal ortophoto, with good results.
Major transitions in large software projects are always a big challenge, and involve considerable risks. After a long gestation, now we have a definite plan towards QGIS 3.0, andt we believe this is the best way forward. Read about it, straight from the project leader, and join us for the next leap forward.
Now, thanks to Martin Dobias, plugin writer can relax a bit more: with the plugin First Aid finding errors and debugging your plugin will be far easier. This will also help you to get ready for the upcoming Python 3 and Qt 5 transition, a major breakthrough.
QGIS.org is becoming a formal association. In this process, Tim Sutton has been elected as Chair of the project, and Paolo Cavallini as co-chair - a great honour and responsibility. See the blog post.
We would like to better understand how you are using QGIS so that we can improve the way that we manage the project. We have compiled this short survey, and would be most appreciative if you could take a few minutes to complete it for us. All responses are anonymous and we will share the results with the community so that we can all benefit from the insights gained. You can find the survey here
I just approved for publication an interesting plugin: FFT Convolution Filters; it allows both to detect edges and smooth an existing raster - and it’s impressively fast! Beware: you need NumPy, SciPy and Rasterio python modules installed in your system. Have fun.
One hidden gem in QGIS: QuickMapServices Plugin; it allows you to add 47 background layers from the web, including the well known Google services as well as less known, interesting stuff - and you are encouraged to add your own!
An interview with Paolo Cavallini about QGIS and more. In Italian, sorry, non-latins! :)