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Adding basemaps to QGIS project

Web based basemaps can provide an excellent context for a mapping project. Map services such as OpenStreetMap and Bing provide tile services that can be used to fill in details such as topography, road networks, hydrography and satellite imagery for a map without having to provide your own set of base features. Quick note on… Read more »

Creating user groups in PostgreSQL

In larger work environments it becomes essential to be able to assign similar permissions to groups of people for the database environment. PostgreSQL has a built in authentication system that easily allows for this. As with the rest of this documentation, this section assumes a PostgreSQL installation on a Debian based Linux distribution. We use… Read more »

Running a remote PostGIS database (Linux)

This document uses Ubuntu 18.10 in conjunction with PostgreSQL 10 with PostGIS. Similar concepts should apply to other installations. It assumes PostgreSQL has been installed with the PostGIS extensions already. Initializing the database to run on server startup Either open the terminal in your Linux server or open an SSH session to your server and… Read more »