QGIS: The Open Source Alternative to Proprietary GIS Software
10-18, 11:35– (Pacific/Auckland), Plenary

NGIS, an Australian spatial consultant company, embraces open source software for efficient and affordable GIS solutions. They recognize its maturity and value as an attractive alternative to proprietary software, while maintaining high-quality standards.

NGIS, an Australian spatial consultant company, understands the importance of open source software in their operations and for their clients. They recognize that proprietary GIS software is not always necessary, as there are cost-effective alternatives available. Moreover, open source software has significantly matured over the past few years, making it an attractive alternative. By embracing open source solutions, NGIS aims to provide their clients with efficient and affordable options while maintaining high-quality standards. This approach allows them to leverage the advancements in open source technology and offer innovative solutions to their clients.
In our presentation, we will showcase case studies that highlight how NGIS effectively works with Open Source tools as well as how it provides and implements Open Source solutions for its clients.

Pierre Kurth brings over 15 years of experience in the geospatial mapping industry. He has primarily worked at a publishing company, starting as a cartographer and spatial analyst and eventually managing a small team of cartographers and GIS specialists. Recently, Pierre joined NGIS in a consultant role. His projects have included conducting training courses in GIS tools and applications, as well as assisting in the development and transition to a GIS environment. With his extensive background and expertise, Pierre contributes valuable insights and support to NGIS and their clients.

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Ofalia is a geospatial consultant at NGIS based in Brisbane, Australia. She loves using FOSS and Python to solve geospatial problems, with a particular interest in building tools to support environmental decision making.

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