as I only needed Win for my granted ESRI license but hated to be “interrupted” by automatic updates, missing dll libraries and crashing flash container plugins on Firefox. So now I am building my personal computational slave once again based on Ubuntu and wanted to share with you my list of applications that I need for my daily work with geodata, matrices, graphics, cartographic outputs and statistical analysis.
I am running on a 3 year old
i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz × 4
170GB SSD harddrive
9 cell battery
external display? check!
I am using it mostly in a non-desktop way: in the train, on the airport/airplane, shared desks and so on.
The Usage Scenario
I am mostly working with geodata:
ETL (extract, transform, load) tasks
My second major work is related to programming:
Looking at this short list you might get an idea about my software stack. So let’s check your thoughts:
The Application List
QGIS– for my major GIS work. Supports nearly anything with its Python backend
PostgreSQL with postGIS extension – data mart for my daily tasks and webmapping projects
RStudio – a GUI for the statistical, functional language R with syntax highlighting, package support, embedded pictures and visual log to do analysis on my spatial data
Filezilla – a FTP client to connect with ftp data providers and to the digital-geography.com servers
Inkscape – an editor for vector graphics. Useful in final level map production as well as marker/pin designs
Gimp – always good for image enhancement and maybe broader image related work
Libre Office – a good office package. For simple forms/graphics I use Libre Office Impress a lot!
Knime – for automated tasks when it comes to geocoding addresses from a file or reprojecting coordinates in a xls file
Sublime3 – I love a good editor which supports any coding style
Virtualbox – to host my Windows installations and my portable servers
Tilemill – to create my own tiles for stunning webmaps custom tiles with tilemill
So this was probably more GIS/every day applications. As we are working on qgis2leaf and some other software I also need something for development:
QT designer – to create GUIs for QGIS plugins
GIT – our favourite collaboration tool at Geolicious Sublime3 – once again: a great editor!!!
Deepin Terminal – an enhanced terminal for Ubuntu …
So now it’s your turn! What is useful for your daily work? What did I miss?
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