I had a feeling this year was going to be a good one for QGIS. The recent success of the first Australian QGIS User Group in Perth, and the most recent one in Melbourne can only reinforce this. Both events had a great turn out of around fifty people.
The Perth event was run as three presentations followed by a discussion session.
- Mapping Projects with QGIS (Jeremy Taylor – City of Belmont)
Custom Plugin Development (Shane French – Department of Environment and Conservation)
- All the New Cool Stuff in QGIS 2.0 (Nathan Woodrow – Digital Mapping Solutions)
With a bit more time to prepare we added a workshop session to the Melbourne event:
- Styling and managing style libraries (Chris Scott – Digital Mapping Solutions)
Working with the composer (Nathan Woodrow – Digital Mapping Solutions)
Custom QGIS forms and Python (Nathan Woodrow – Digital Mapping Solutions)
- A GIS officers journey into the light (Barrett Higman – Alpine Shire Council)
QGIS in Victoria Police (Nyall Dawson – Victoria Police)
All the New Cool Stuff in QGIS 2.0 (Nathan Woodrow – Digital Mapping Solutions)
There was a great mix of users, even a few non users keen to check QGIS out for the first time. I was extremely happy with how both days turned out and the feedback so far has been fantastic. A massive thanks must go to DMS who sponsored both events.
I also thought I might give filming and screen recording my workshop a go. Seemed to turn out alright, for a first attempt anyway. A few mistakes here and there but live things never go 100% :)
On a side note it was also a pleasure to be able to talk about my adventures with QGIS at the Melbourne Open GIS meetup. Big thanks to Simon for asking me to talk.