QGIS is a general GIS desktop software for viewing, modifying, analyzing and visualizing spatial data. Supports a very wide range of vector and raster formats, also WMS, WMTS, WCS and WFS. QGIS can connect to PostGIS, Oracle, SpatiaLite and MSSql. There are a lot plug-ins, for extended functionality. It is possible to use functionality of GRASS, SAGA and R via QGIS user interface..
In Taito it could be used for visualizing computing results locally.
- Includes grass, taudem and open source lastools processing tools.
- Supports parallel rendering of layers, so feels more responsive when using multiple or large layers.
Version on CSC's Servers
If you want to use QGIS GUI, you should connect to taito-shell using -X connection or NoMachine for Windows users.
There are two options for opening QGIS in Taito-shell:
1) You can open QGIS from NoMachine's Fluxbox menu (right-click to open): Applications -> Taito-shell -> GIS -> QGIS. This loads in the background the same modules as option 2.
2) Load appropriate modules
module load geo-env wxwidgets saga/2.3.1
You can skip saga (+ wxwidgets) modules, if you do not use SAGA processing tools.
Start QGIS GUI:
Using SAGA processing toolbox
Qgis processing toolbox supports only saga 2.3.x versions so you must have wxwidgets and saga/2.3.1 modules loaded if you want to use Saga through qgis.
- QGIS homepage.
- QGIS Training Manual
- Juha Härkönen (University of Oulu), QGIS 2.8.1 desktop ohje (in Finnish)
- Samppa Kaivosoja (Lapin AMK), QGIS-opas: Paikkatietojen visualisointi (Liite 1, in Finnish)