Update: We are no longer sending out free USB drives of GIS-on-a-Stick. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Geospatial toolkit to go
Kickstart your next Geographic Information System project with a USB flash drive containing powerful open source GIS software and free data.
Compiled by Groundtruth, GIS-on-a-Stick contains the robust QGIS software and Vicmap data in a self-contained spatial database. We've taken care of sourcing, importing, categorising, filtering, optimising, zoom-layering and styling the data, so you have a solid foundation on which to start your next GIS project.
Imagine starting your next GIS project with everything you need to get started: powerful GIS software, base data, and map layer styles.
Simply add your own data, and you have everything you need to:
There are no restrictions on copying and distributing the stick.
What's on the Stick?
- portable QGIS
- spatial database (4.6 GB, Spatialite format), populated with:
- Vicmap Address
- Vicmap Admin
- Vicmap Planning
- Vicmap Property
- Vicmap Lite
- Vicmap Transport
- Public Transport Victoria
- Pozi Connect data load software, for updating the database from new tables
- Spatialite GUI
- self-replicating script, for copying itself onto a new stick
- QGIS project, containing settings for visualising the data
Need assistance to integrate GIS-on-a-Stick into your workflow? Contact Groundtruth to discuss your requirements.
See launch presentation of GIS-on-a-Stick given at the Newtech Ballarat conference on 13 March 2014: http://slid.es/simonokeefe/gis-on-a-stick
Visit the GIS-on-a-Stick code repository for more details and latest developments: https://github.com/groundtruth/gis-on-a-stick