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The Open Source Township GIS Project
« on: 4 April 2016, 06:24:34 »
The Open Source Township GIS Project explores the use of open source tools to enable resource-strapped rural townships and NGOs (non-government organizations) in northwestern lower Michigan to produce geographic information science (GIS) data products and web applications easily and inexpensively.

For our purposes there are interesting sections on:

Note that there is a particular technical issue with Michigan Open map data (relating to "map projections of the class Hotine Oblique Mercator (aka Rectified Skew Orthomorphic [RSO] in other applications)". The issue and workaround are discussed here.

There is also a very interesting tutorial on Obtaining Color Aerials for your QGIS Project - about free colour aerial imagery from the National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP) of  the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

 

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