I have a requirement for a GIS product and following advice from firends and colleagues have decided that Quantum GIS seems suitable for what I need. I have input a request to our IT section to install it on our network laptop but this needs to be done by an engineer because of prohibited install functions as is normal on corp networks.
Anyway - my question is, i will be using QGIS to interpret things like Ordnance Survey Codepoint with polygone and Boundary data to make bespoke geography shapefiles of our organisational areas (made up from clusters of postcode districts).
Could you advise what suit of components i would need to request to be installed to start with (so that i can get up and running without having to raise seperate requests to bolt on plugins at a later date).
Any help appreciated - can't wait to get started on it!