Complete newbie... I taught myself the basics of GIS on the job with ArcGIS 9.3. I have been plating with QGIS and have gotten the basics down on both. I am not well versed in the terminology related to all this, hence why I think I am confused.
As of now I simply import shapefiles and raster data manipulating them for each project. In reality I am only doing this to create maps for reports, etc and there is not a lot of analysis that needs to be done. Maybe once in awhile. FYI... I am a Landscape Architect, most may understand the type of maps I create.
If I understand correctly I can use Postgresql on my Ubuntu Server and then connect to it from QGIS on a client. In doing this I could set the data up so that once I connect to it the symbology is saved amongst other things? I hope that is a correct statement.
Is someone able to set me straight here? Maybe provide some tutorials, maybe some on proper installation and connections with Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS and Window 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop clients.
Thanks in advance.