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Buffering (or haloing) text over complex backgrounds using the Screen blend mode

This is a common problem when you are working over a complicated, multi-colour background. Such backgrounds tend to swallow text!

Here’s an example, where text lies over a background with a lot of variability in value (darkness). 631 more words

2nd edition of Learning QGIS

It’s my pleasure to announce that the updated and extended 2nd edition of Learning QGIS is available now.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made the 1st edition such a great success! 62 more words


How to Get Accurate Measurements in QGIS

This post is mainly my answer to the corresponding question.

The main rule for accurate measurements is to define correct CRS for your layers and project. 147 more words


Getting QGIS Server to work on Windows

Anita Graser published an easy to follow guide for getting QGIS Server running on a Windows system.  There have been a few small changes since this guide was published, the biggest being Apache released version 2.4. 119 more words


QGIS 2.6 user guide released

The QGIS documentations team has released an updated version of the user guide:

I’d like to encourage everyone to have a look and explore the content, … 10 more words


The loneliest blocks in Baltimore

Baltimore has a vacancy problem.  Since the 1960s, the population has steadily declined from nearly 1 Million to just a bit more than 600,000.  Neighboring Baltimore County, which surrounds the city on 3 sides, has fared much… 521 more words


Atlas generation with QGIS

These maps were created using the atlas generation tool in QGIS in order to create multiple maps of UK census lower super output areas and their IMD overall rank and domain ranks for 2010. 38 more words