Frequently Asked Questions

This page shares our experience and lessons learned for some of the new technologies that the GIS Program are exploring


GitHub for web hosting Leaflet app

GitHub is not only a code sharing and social networking site for developers. It is also a web hosting site.  Below I have outlined how to host spatial data and a web application from GitHub.  This workflow is perfect for small applications.  I have not tried this with large datasets or extensive web apps.


Building a python plugin for Quantum GIS

Quantum GIS (QGIS) is an open source GIS desktop application.  Python is the scripting language for QGIS.