Carto Things

Oscilloscope Joy

Today I saw a Reddit post where someone had hand-traced some elevation profiles across South Africa. I thought it looked rather similar to the iconic Joy Division album cover that give Joy Plots their name, so I decided to give making a nicer map (to me) a go. Since I have the SRTM DEM for […]

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Graticules in QGIS

A question came up recently on the Spatial Community slack about getting graticules for a map in a QGIS layout. This is a quick overview of making these visible. If there are unclear or otherwise problematic sections to the below, please let me know. This newly-created grid needs to be modified to be visible and […]

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(Ab)Using themes in QGIS to make an atlas

Recently I needed to generate a number of maps of the same place, but with different raster data for map. Given that I had way too many for me to want to manually manage each raster layer, I asked for a different approach on the Spatial Community Slack, and this is what was suggested: Create […]


Stealing John Nelson’s Imhof-Inspired Style

Recently, because I like cartography stuff, I have been seeing a blogpost by John Nelson at ESRI about a very pretty style that he developed. It is inspired by the style of Eduard Imhof. John’s style is developed for ArcGIS Pro. I, on the other hand, use QGIS. At its heart, the style is pretty […]

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QGIS Nightly Install – Windows

For my own reference, as much as anything else, how to install the latest nightly for QGIS on Windows using the OSGeo4W installer. Download the OSGeo4W for your version of Windowsfrom the QGIS Website. For me I ended up getting and running osgeo4w-setup-x86_64.exe. From here, the following is a step-by-step guide: Select Advanced Install. Choose […]