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bio website aclepostoffice.co.uk
location Norwich, United Kingdom
age 59
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seen Apr 7 at 16:01

VERY new to GIS in any format! As a Parish Councillor (volunteer, unpaid position) I have identified a need to be able to add our own layers to Ordnance Survey mapping data. So, here I am trying to get to grips with GIS concepts in general and QGIS specifically.

I consider myself to be computer savvy but have never had to learn complicated software in a field I know so little about. I use forums quite a bit but not in such a techie rich environment so the whole stackexchange environment and forum layout is new to me and a little daunting. I keep thinking that at 58 years of age I shouldn't be doing this to myself :)

Very slowly getting to grips with GIS and the software technology that accompanies it. As I learn more I realise that there are more 'real life' uses that I could put QGIS to. I would like to have a layers for all the Parish street furniture and I particularly want to produce an application that will enable us to log data about our street lights including fault reports, repairs and associated costs etc. Recently realised that I may well have to get to grips with some sort of database product and thinking that PostgreSQL might be the way forward.

The more I learn the more I realise I do not know and the bigger the tasks get :)


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comment How long for surveying quality GPS to get accurate 3D position information
Thanks @Mapperz. I wasn't able to get that link into my post from my mobile device at the time.
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comment How long for surveying quality GPS to get accurate 3D position information
Thanks Guys. My mistake was in forgetting what I used to know about GPS and thinking that survey grade kit was somehow magically more accurate; I forgot that the errors are not for the most part in the kit but in the rest of the 'system'. The blog that @Mapperz has managed to post a link to above is the one I was reading. It does state that post processing was required and I understand why now :)
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comment How long for surveying quality GPS to get accurate 3D position information
The equipment in question is a Leica GS15.
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comment How to get a QGIS useable style file from OS .xml and .xsl files?
Thank you Gene. I was in the process of reading through some of the documentation associated with the xml and xls files but had not come across the reference to the SLD files. I don't know how I missed them on the OS website. I do find that tracking down related documents is sometimes difficult on the OS website. Most of my problem is not having the knowledge to understand much of what I read :( Also thanks to Underdark for her info on SLD Support etc, I'm working through it :)
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comment get value from attribute table and change symbology with QGIS and Python
Thanks Jay, I learn something useful everyday :)
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