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User Meeting Berne 2014

When Jun 18, 2014
from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Where University of Berne, UniS
Attendees Dieser Anlass ist öffentlich.
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Fifth Swiss QGIS user meeting


  • Information about current work in the QGIS project
  • Exchange between QGIS users and networking
  • Contact between users and developers
  • Presentation of new features in the development version
  • Presentation of Case Studies
  • Coordination of upcoming development work


Organizer: Swiss QGIS user group

Contact: info (at) qgis (dot) ch

Date: Wednesday, June 18 2014, 9:00 to 17:00

Location: University of Berne, Building UniS, Schanzeneckstrasse 1

Arrival: The meeting location is very close the Berne main station. We recommend to use public transportation. If you travel by car you can use the parking lots of Berne main station. From the main station you use the exit west "Die Welle" and proceed towards "Schanzenstrasse/Länggasse". Turn left into the "Schanzeneckstrasse". The building is labeled with Nr. 1 in the local map.

Costs: Attending the presentations in the morning is free. For the workshops in the afternoon we charge a small fee. Members of the QGIS-CH user group: CHF 100.-, Non-members: CHF 150.-, Students: CHF 50.- The workshop price includes a small lunch (sandwiches).

Catering: Coffee breaks in the morning and afternoon will be be provided. Workshop attendees will get a small lunch included.

Registration: registration form (Google Docs) with payment information (payment only necessary for workshops)


08:30 - 09:00 Arrival, Registration
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome, News from the QGIS-CH user group Andreas Neumann (City of Uster)
09:15 - 10:10 New functionality in QGIS 2.2 and QGIS 2.4 Marco Hugentobler (Sourcepole AG), Andreas Neumann (Stadt Uster)
10:00 - 10:20

News from QGIS Server, QGIS Web-Client and QGIS-Cloud

Demo video OpenLayers 3 mobile viewer

Marco Hugentobler (Sourcepole AG), Pirmin Kalberer (Sourcepole AG)
10:20 - 10:50Coffee Break
10:50 - 11:15 Open Source meets Open Government Data Johannes Kanonier (Landesvermessungsamt Vorarlberg)
11:15 - 11:40 BLUgis for rescue services (ambulances) Markus Honegger (Rettungssanitäter, REGIO 144 AG)
11:40 - 11:55 Print outs from the Swiss cadastre (Plan für das Grundbuch) Stefan Ziegler (Amt für Geoinformation, Kanton Solothurn)
11:55 - 12:20

qWat - Water application module

Demo Video CAD-Input Plugin

Demo Video Intersectit-Plugin

Denis Rouzaud (SIGE, Vevey)
12:20 - 12:30 QGEP Waste-Water application module (current development) Konradin Fischer (Fischer Ingenieure, Arbon)
12:30 - 14:00Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30

Workshops Part1

A: Tables, Forms, Widgets and Database relations

B: Print Composer and Atlas-Serial Printing

C: QGIS Cloud, QGIS Server

A: Matthias Kuhn, Denis Rouzaud

B: Andreas Neumann

C: Pirmin Kalberer, Horst Düster, Marco Hugentobler

15:30 - 15:45Coffee Break
15:45 - 17:00 Workshops Part 2 (see above) see above


Please bring along your own laptops with preinstalled QGIS 2.2 or QGIS 2.4 (developer version).

A: Tables, Forms, Widgets and Database Relations

QGIS 2.0 introduced a joint attribute-table and form-view in one shared window. Users can switch between the two modes. In parallel, new filter and selection methods had been introduced. QGIS 2.2. brought 1:n database relations and embeddable forms. In QGIS 2.4 there are under-the-hood technical changes to improve the maintainability and flexibility of the widget systems. In the workshop, users will learn how to work with tables, forms, widgets, database relations, the field calculator and expressions. Users will learn how to create a small application module (Fachschale) based on a simple data model with relations. Furthermore, a discussion will investigate what direction future QGIS development will/should take with respect to database relations and forms.

Workshop instructors: Matthias Kuhn, Denis Rouzaud

B: Print Composer and Atlas-Serial Printing

This workshop will present new functions that the print composer introduced recently. Based on examples, users will learn how to create map layouts including all common layout elements, such as map header, labels, rich-text-blocks, north-arrows, logos, tables, etc. The atlas serial printing allows to loop over objects or map sheets in a coverage table. There are "hidden" tricks how to highlight atlas features or hide other features that should not be visible in the current atlas map sheet. This functionality also allows to create data-sheets or simple reports with text, tables and photos. With the help of HTML-frames they can be styled individually and flexible and span multiple pages. A discussion should investigate users needs and future development to steer QGIS towards a more complete reporting system.

Workshop instructor: Andreas Neumann

C: QGIS Cloud and QGIS Server

QGIS Server is not only a WMS server (web mapping service) for delivering symbolized maps, but since a few months also a WFS server (web feature service) to deliver original vector data and a WCS server (web coverage service) to deliver original raster data. Already existing QGIS dekstop projects can be quickly customized to not only serve as a configuration for a Web-GIS, but also for the above mentioned Geoweb services. The QGIS cloud plugins allows to publish a QGIS project to the web without having to run a server infrastructure. Workshop attendees will learn how to configure a QGIS desktop project to be published as a a Web-GIS and the above mentioned geoweb services, using the QGIS cloud services.

Workshop instructors: Pirmin Kalberer, Horst Düster, Marco Hugentobler