Friends of GIS are a self help group that meet on a regular basis to learn the QGIS mapping software. We come from a wide range of Wildcare groups across the state and help each other to prepare maps of our areas of interest. We are also happy to take on mapping tasks for other groups in the hope that they will also learn the software.

Branch Files

  • QGIS Package 1 - Getting started - downloading the software and getting it installed (Windows PC)
  • QGIS Package 2 - Downloading some background raster maps
  • QGIS Package 3 - Tasmanian vector data - where to get it and important attribution requirements
  • QGIS Package 4 - Some online documents and videos on using QGIS

Who we are

qgis_logoFriends of GIS are a self help group that meet on a regular basis to learn the QGIS software. We come from a wide range of Wildcare groups across the state and help each other to prepare maps of our areas of interest.

Members have a range of special interests. We can support users on Windows, Mac and Android devices. To make things easier we are all working with version 2.2 Valmiera. QGIS was chosen as our software of choice as its open source and free. Its also supported world wide by a very active community of developers.

Where we work

At this stage we hold our sessions at the Parks and Wildlife Offices at Glenorchy (1-3 Murrayfield Court, Glenorchy) however we are keen to support people in other locations. This can be accomplished via email.

What we do

We are all learning the QGIS software as well as the fundamentals of using Geographical Information Systems (GIS). This includes the use of GPS’s for data capture and may well lead to other systems such as Open Street Mapping and software such as FulcrumApp for data capture in the field. If you would like assistance in capturing data just drop us an email and will try and assist you with your issues.

Our Contacts

President –  Phil Wyatt fogis@wildcaretas.org.au

 

External Links

QGIS Software

Open Street Mapping

Fulcrum App