How to install the most common open-source GIS applications on Ubuntu

Since my home computer refused to boot up, I decided to format my hard drive and install Ubuntu 16.04. In addition to Google Chrome and Sublime Text, the only other applications I needed were all my favorite open-source GIS software. So this is how I spent most of the Saturday morning:

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Humanitarian OSM Team Mapathon 2015

There have been a lot going on in the GIS world since my last post. Several weeks ago I attended to the The state of mapping on the web: Esri, CartoDB and Mapbox. In this meeting, Raúl Jimenez from Esri, Jorge Sanz from CartoDB and Johan Uhle from Mapbox presented their webmapping platforms and discussed the beautiful moment the geospatial industry is having (you can watch the talk here). Then it was the 2015 Spanish ESRI Conference, the #GISday, #PostGISday and finally, this saturday we celebrate the #OSMgeoWeek running a HOT (Humanitarian OSM Team) mapathon. One of more than 100 around the world.

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Accessibility Mapping Party – Tetuán 5.0

Last weekend I went to the Accessibility Mapping Party 5.0 in Tetuán (Madrid). An event created by Alejandro Zappala and the Geoinquietos group -which I have recently joined- which consisted in a collaborative mapping workshop carry out by local people and some gisters. It was fun to meet a very concerned group of neighbors, users and professionals. The aim of this party was to map the accessibility of the Ventilla’s local business. Something that brought me memories of lots of mornings walking the streets of my hometown. First we walked, then we mapped:


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