Re: new qgis users (converting one person at a time)
Thanks! I will encourage them to join the mailinglists. Do you have
any links that shows the use of QGIS & GRASS in wildlife research. I
think this will encourage them even more.
My approach is not to hard sell FOSS GIS (a mentally of it its free it
must be inferior sometimes loom around). I just talk to people and
when they ask what I'm doing, I'd say, "just some GIS stuff". From
then on, I start introducong them to FOSS GIS.
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> and wildlife is our main job, so if they have specific problems please
> send them to us!
> All the best.
> maning sambale ha scritto:
> > Hi QGISers,
> > I just came from a conference on wildlife conservation and I met a
> > person whose interested in buying ESRI Arcview for their simple
> > mapping needs.
> > I told them about QGIS and we then walked into their lab. Good thing
> > I always have a copy of FOSS GIS for MSWin (qgis, GRASS, udig,
> > gpsbabel, etc.).
> > I then installed QGIS, asked for a file of GPS readings. Showed them
> > how to load them in QGIS, added a few shapefiles. And instantly they
> > like it!
> >> From the Desktop, I saw a Google Earth icon and told them the EULA
> > restriction of the free GE version. Afterwhich I demonstrated the
> > NASA JPL WMS layer.
> > I told them in ain't pirated it's free (beer & speech) and the
> > community is very accomodating
> > Now we have a new QGIS user! Next target is to show them how to use
> > the GRASS plugin.
> > Cheers,
> > maning
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