Pierre Chevalier Géologue
pierrechevaliergeol at free.fr
Tue Jan 12 13:07:49 EST 2010
Hello to you all, all my wishes for a happy *free* new year 2010!
I just arrived here, so, according to some old traditions, let me
shortly introduce myself.
I'm French, GNU/Linux user since a few years (I think the first time I
ran a GNU/Linux was in 1998), GIS user since about 1997. I used, in my
past life, to work most of the time with mapinfo and arcview 3.x, for
geological mapping purposes, since I am a geologist. I also did quite a
bit of mapping and GIS processes besides geology, and some treatments
with grass, for erosion studies.
Nowadays, I run my own company, all the computers around me run happily
on Debian, one file server runs on DreeBSD, and an eeepc on Xandros.
Only my wife has a proprietary box: a Mac. By the way, my kids'
computer runs on Mandriva Linux.
I used to be a developer, a long time ago, I developed some specific
geological applications with... visual basic. Ooops, sorry. Never again.
Now, I occasionally script from time to time in python, I would like to
be able to develop again seriously, but not enough time, I wish days
were about 40h long...
I have been using qGIS happily for some years, and I'm very impressed by
the speed of its progress: all my congratulations to the developers' team!
The way I use it is pretty basic: most of the time, I go to the field,
gather information on notebook and GPS, dump my GPS with gpsbabel, map
the .gpx with qGIS, along with data coming from various sources,
shapefiles, rasters, mapinfo files, postgis tables, etc. I produce
maps, put them in my reports, and that's about it.
Pierre Chevalier Géologue EI
Tél+fax : 09 75 27 45 62
05 62 28 06 83
06 37 80 33 64
Émail : pierrechevaliergeolCHEZfree.fr
icq# : 10432285
skype : pierre.chevalier1967
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