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Specialist of QGIS and PostGIS geographic databases

QGIS_ and PostGIS allow you to easily visualize, manage, edit, and analyze geographic data, and to create sophisticated cartographic maps.

QGIS_ and PostGIS provide a simple yet effective way of handling large volumes of geodata (e.g. cadastre, land use, etc.) and to publish standard OpenGeospatialConsortium Web Services (WMS, WFS, WCS), as well as full WebGIS.

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High Level automatic CV creation

In Faunalia non ci occupiamo solamente di GIS, ma di software open source e sistemistica a 360°. Un esempio? Il nostro ultimo repository per la generazione automatica di CV con un template standard e un template EUROPASS. I dati sono aggiornati in un DB PostgreSQL, scaricati e processati con uno script Python, gestiti da Git per controllo versione, spediti al server che aggiorna il repository, scarica i dati dal DB, scrive i file “grezzi” (rst e tex) che vengono compilati in html e pdf con template Europass.

Il prossimo passo sarà quello di generalizzare la struttura del database e quella dello script in modo da renderla fruibile a tutti Il tutto ovviamente con software libero.

Have a look a the dedicated repository.


Identify features in 3D maps

Thanks to the collaboration of Faunalia and the Politecnico di Torino (Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Ambiente, del Territorio e delle Infrastrutture (DIATI)), in the upcoming QGIS 3.4 release, features can be queried also in the 3D maps:


New points intervisibility algorithm

We published a new python script for the Processing toolbox (QGIS >= 3.2) that allows to study the intervisibility between points. The script takes different QGIS algorithms: from an input point layer with an elevation field, a DTM, a radius and an optional target offset elevation, the algorithm outpus a multipolygon layer for each point representing the visibility area.

The script is available on the gitlab repository of Faunalia. Give it a try.

Convegno Input 2018 e terza edizione della HackFest italiana di QGIS a Viterbo

Faunalia è stata invitata al convegno INPUT 2018 dove Paolo Cavallini, in qualità di presidente di QGIS.ORG, ha presentato QGIS e la fondazione QGIS.ORG alla sessione plenaria di giovedì. Matteo Ghetta ha coordinato la sessione GFOSS di venerdì dove ha presentato il plugin DataPlotly.

Sabato ci siamo dedicati alla HackFest. Una splendida atmosfera con molte nuove persone e molti nuovi spunti. Abbiamo sfoltito la lista delle issues della documentazione di QGIS, dato e ricevuto consigli.

Una bellissima occasione che non vediamo l’ora di ripetere a Padova. Perchè, fra HackFest italiane e internazionali, non ne abbiamo saltata neanche una.

Un grazie a Raffaele Pelorosso per l’organizzazione e all’Università della Tuscia per averci ospitato.

Ed ecco il video di tutti i partecipanti (grazie a Luca Mandolesi e Salvatore Fiandaca per il montaggio):

DataPlotly with aggregation functions

With the DataPlotly plugin you can use the aggregation functions of QGIS without the need to create temporary and useless layers. Have a look at the bar plot that counts the number of Italian counties for each region:


Mesh Layer in QGIS 3 master

Astonishing new functionality in QGIS master (upcoming QGIS 3.4): native support for Mesh layers. Incredible analysis:


New features in QGIS thanks to the collaboration of ARPA Piemonte and Faunalia (7/8)

Lock layer settings

How many times you have removed one or many layers from the legend for mistake? With this new great enhancement you can mark a layer as not removable! You can still edit attributes and geometries of the layer but you won’t be able to remove it from QGIS.

New features in QGIS thanks to the collaboration of ARPA Piemonte and Faunalia (6/8)

Project metadata

The new menu allows to set the project metadata that will be exported in both project file and print layouts.

The available metadata are:

  • title
  • subject
  • keyword
  • creator
  • producer
  • creation date

New features in QGIS thanks to the collaboration of ARPA Piemonte and Faunalia (5/8)

Better visibility management of groups and legend in map themes

Map themes save the opening/closing status of groups and legend for each layer.

New features in QGIS thanks to the collaboration of ARPA Piemonte and Faunalia (4/8)

Save project in PostgreSQL database

Huge news! You can save one or more project in a PostgreSQL database directly within QGIS. With this addition, database can contain data, style and projects.

New features in QGIS thanks to the collaboration of ARPA Piemonte and Faunalia (3/8)

Filter layer in legend

A big news for the layers with a data provider filter. A new button next to the layer in the legend lets you immediately know if the layer has been filtered. Moreover, with a single click on this button you can open the filter and change it to fits your needs:

New features in QGIS thanks to the collaboration of ARPA Piemonte and Faunalia (2/8)

PS Time Series Viewer plugin porting for QGIS 3

The PS Time Series Viewer plugin has been succesfully ported and is available in QGIS 3 official plugin repository.

This plugin allows to elaborate time series of interferometric data.


Paolo Cavallini is the new QGIS-chair

Paolo Cavallini is the new QGIS-chair

After many years of active and prolific collaboration Paolo Cavallini is the new chair of QGIS.org, the international foundation that supports, manages and protects the QGIS development.

We are honored of the trust given by the community and we will continue to work on this project in a cooperative and democratic way for the progress of this software that allows to work in a free environment.


New features in QGIS thanks to the collaboration of ARPA Piemonte and Faunalia (1/8)

The collaboration between Faunalia and ARPA Piemonte within Erikus project will add a lot of new features in the next (3.2) version of QGIS.

Warning message when moving or deleting features

How many times you wrongly move or delete features just because they are outside the current map extent? It won’t happen again!


Processing Help system for QGIS3

Thanks to a Grant Proposal of QGIS.ORG the Help System of Processing algorithms has been totally renewed.

Matteo Ghetta wrote the guides of all 158 QGIS algorithms of Processing. From version 3.0 it is possible to click on the Help button of each algorithm in Processing and access to the algorithm guide in the official QGIS website.

Algorithm guides are updated with the last code developments and many guides have been enriched with pictures and detailed descriptions.

A brief overview of the work done:

Click on the link to have an idea of what the new algorithm description looks like: QGIS Slope

The Help system has been developed in order to be easily updatable with any QGIS release, it is translatable in all languages and it is very easy for everybody to edit.

QGIS 3 is out

After a really hard work of the whole QGIS community, QGIS 3 is finally out: https://qgis.org/en/site/. Faunalia’s team has contributed a lot to this release: plugin testing, Processing documentation, training, plugin development and much much more.

Bivariate legend for QGIS 3

Very interested plugin published for the brand new QGIS 3. Have a look at it: https://github.com/webgeodatavore/bivariate_legend/

Faunalia, once again at the top

Faunalia is proud to announce that it is the first Italian company allowed to release an official certification, recognized internationaly by QGIS.

In addition to the Faunalia certificate, Faunalia can release another certificate, guaranteed and verifiable by the international foundation of QGIS.ORG.

This certificate has an additional cost that allows to support the QGIS development.

Beautiful D3js plots in QGIS 3 with DataPlotly plugin

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    DataPlotly plugin allows to create D3js like interactive plots in QGIS 3. Many different plots are available and DataPlotly allows to overlap them or separate all plots in different rows and columns. When clicking on a plot element, the linked geometries will be highlighted in the map canvas. Many customization are available: plot colors, statistics and much much more. The plugin comes with a complete user manual and currently is available in English, Italian, Dutch, Swedish and French. Have a look at the repository: DataPlotly


Parnership with Expédition MED

  • As a part of Faunalia long term commitment to nature conservation, we support the 2017 Expédition MED, campaign to sample microplastic in Central Mediterranean, to estimate their impact on marine life. Faunalia provide GIS training and support, and helps documenting the work with an ad hoc WebGIS. Have a look to a video of the campaign and to a presentation of the project (in French).

QGIS e Faunalia al FOSS4G-IT 2017

Why Faunalia courses are better for you

  • Our latest course on Analysis with QGIS was done, as always, with the latest version, published just the day before. During course preparation and execution we found 20 issues, and helped fixing 7 of them (thanks Victor!); more will be fixed soon. Course participants have learned to solve ral world problems effectively. Over the years, this work has resulted in over 900 tickets filed, and more than 670 problems solved. Investing in Faunalia courses directly results in a better QGIS for all. None of our competitors offers you the same advantage.

Advanced QGIS @ OGRS 2016

QGIS_ workshop

  • Il 7 ottobre 2016, all’ArcheoFOSS 2016, presso l’Università di Cagliari, Paolo Cavallini terrà un workshop su Cartografia con QGIS: dal foglio bianco alle tecniche avanzate. A presto!

Cluster renderer: a good chance to improve QGIS

  • Nyall Dawson, one of the most productive QGIS core developers, has just launched a campaign to implement one of the few missing features in QGIS: the cluster renderer for points. With a small investment you can now be sure you’ll have it available soon. See his crowdfunding page for details.

World first: sailing & QGIS

Need 3D in QGIS? A glimpse of the future


Layer board: configure your big QGIS projects, easily

  • Configuring large projects, with tens of layers, can be painful if you have to set up min and max scale, CRS, style, title, extent, etc. one by one. Layer board plugin makes all this a breeze: you have a spreadsheet where you can enter directly the values for all layer parameters. Moreover, you can clean up your projects by automagically removing ghost layers that sometimes accumulate. Kudos to Michaël Douchin from 3liz!

Another nice plugin: Historical maps

  • 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.

Big plans for next QGIS_

  • 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.

QGIS_ workshop

  • Al GRASS Meeting 2016, presso l’Università di Parma, Paolo Cavallini terrà un workshop sulle ultime novità di QGIS, fino alla versione 2.14, di imminente pubblicazione. Ci vediamo lì!

Novità in QGIS_

  • Nuova versione di QGIS “stabile” (Long Term Release, LTR): 2.8.4, che sistema oltre 80 malfunzionamenti, inclusi alcuni importanti
  • Nuova versione di QGIS “Lyon” (2.12.1), che sistema quasi 70 malfunzionamenti
  • Nuova versione di QField, che finalmente gira anche su Android 5! La trovate in Google Play

An easier and safer life for QGIS plugin writer

  • 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.

Nasce il gruppo italiano degli utenti di QGIS_

  • Siamo finalmente pronti: da oggi chi è interessato al futuro di QGIS potrà partecipare attivamente. Trovate le semplicissime istruzioni sul sito QGIS.it . In pratica, ci mettiamo insieme, tutti quelli che donano (codice o euro) al progetto decidono poi insieme come investire quanto raccolto. Per qualunque chiarimento, non esitate a chiedere.

Paolo Cavallini appointed as QGIS co-chair

  • 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.

Yet another country: Faunalia training in Saudi Arabia

  • Renzo Cavallini has recently done a successful course at the College of Technology in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) about geotechnical testing.

Faunalia al Linux Day

  • Paolo Cavallini parlerà di geografia libera (QGIS e dati geografici) al Linux Day di Livorno: una chiacchierata informale, venite e chiedete.

Let us hear your voice: a survey on QGIS usage

  • 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

New PostGIS version

GFOSS Day Italia 2015: Faunalia c’è

  • Faunalia sarà presente al GFOSS Day 2015, la settima conferenza italiana sul software geografico libero ed open source, a Lecco il 28 e 29 settembre, con: (1) un workshop su QGIS_; (2) una conferenza sullo stato di sviluppo del progetto QGIS_; (3) un intervento, già annunciato, nell’ambito della conferenza ASITA. Per iscrivervi al workshop, usate la pagina di registrazione. L’iscrizione è gratuita per i soci GFOSS.it, richiede una donazione per i non soci. A presto!

QGIS keeps on growing in popularity, ArcGIS starts declining?

  • Long term trends in internet searches seem to show a continuous increase in QGIS popularity; what is new is that the proprietary market leader started loosing ground, for the first time ever - future is bright for free GIS.

Really Fast Fourier filter for rasters in QGIS

  • 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.

Full GRASS 7 support in QGIS

  • Thanks to the patient work of Radim Blazek, and to the many donors, the work on a full, and much improved, support for GRASS in QGIS is almost completed. See the detail at the crowdfunding page. Expected delivery in 1.5 months, with QGIS 2.12.

A WPS inside QGIS?

  • Thanks to friends from 3Liz, you can now have Web Processing within your QGIS server, in addition to the existing WMS and WFS. wps4server is a QGIS Server Plugin that provides OGC Web Processing capabilities, based on PyWPS and QGIS Processing. With wps4server you can publish all the QGIS Processing algorithms through Web Processing. This means you can create a Web Processing Service that provides QGIS, GRASS7, GDAL/OGR, Orfeo Toolbox, SAGA algorithms, and also your R and Python scripts algorithms, and your Processing models. With a configuration file, you can restrict the algorithms number. Source code and an installation guide available. Test and feedback are welcome!

More background maps in QGIS

  • 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!

Paolo Cavallini @ ASITA

Change the interface of your QGIS

  • It is now possible, in the development version of QGIS, to choose and create your theme. If you create something interesting, why not sharing it, so it may go in the next version, due in October?

Opinions on QGIS: today and the future

  • An interview with Paolo Cavallini about QGIS and more. In Italian, sorry, non-latins! :)

Customize your QGIS menus

  • The flux of plugins keeps on steady - just published: Menu builder: Create your own menus with your favorite layers. Easy configuration is done with drag & drop from the qgis browser. More are in the queue, stay tuned.

New QGIS Long Term Release

A new QGIS plugin: Natural earth data

Yet another interesting QGIS plugin: Cartograms