Faunalia is the first company in Italy and Portugal that offers technical support for Quantum GIS, the most user friendly and powerful Open Source GIS program. Faunalia also contributes to its development by fixing bugs, adding new features, developing plugins and writing / translating the documentation. QGIS is an Open Geospatial Consortium registered product and Paolo Cavallini is a member of the QGIS project steering group.
- Support and maintenance
- Help desk: online, by telephone and on site
- Knowledge base
- Installation and testing of new versions of QGIS and related software (including GRASS)
- Resolving problems (fixing bugs)
- Solving specific bugs on request
- Examples of bugs solved by Faunalia
- New features can be developed on request, and subsequently included in QGIS
- Development of extensions (plugins)
- Plugins can also be developed on demand, which may be included in QGIS or made available as third-party features
Levels of support
Support is available at varying levels, depending on a client's requirements:
- Base (low cost): a reference point for individuals or small companies with a sustainable cost
- Professional: for small and medium organisations
- Enterprise: all inclusive support for medium to large organisations
Quantum GIS (QGIS)
QGIS is a user friendly Desktop GIS package available for MS Windows, GNU/Linux, Unix, BSD and Mac OS X. QGIS supports vector data (ESRI Shapefile, GRASS, PostGIS, MapInfo, SDTS, GML and many other formats through the OGR library), raster data (TIFF, ArcInfo, GRASS raster, ERDAS, and many other formats through the GDAL library) and the PostGIS and SpatiaLite spatial databases. QGIS is distributed under the GNU Public Licence. QGIS has a very active community of users and developers which ensures a regular release cycle and speedy bug-fixes.
Quantum GIS' GRASS plugin allows the functionality of GRASS GIS to be integrated into QGIS in a very "human" manner. GRASS can be considered as a large (more than 400 modules) toolbox for geoprocessing, vector analysis, raster analysis, network analysis, spatial analysis, image analysis, etc.
QGIS itself is easily extensible through plugins that can be developed in Python or C++. QGIS has a very clear and complete API documentation available online. There is a large number of plugins available for QGIS which is growing all the time.
Feel free to check out our Where Do I Start With QGIS Guide which covers everything from installing QGIS to working with plugins. The guide also shows you how to load and work with freely available datasets such as OS OpenData™