Import GBIF data in QGIS

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility ( GBIF) is an international open data infrastructure that allows anyone, anywhere to access data about all types of life on Earth, shared across national boundaries via the Internet.

Adding functions to the QGIS toolbox

The graphical modeler is a great way to automate tasks, using the routines in the QGIS toolbox. However, what to do if you need a function not available in the toolbox? In that case you may want to look into writing your own script.


There are several ways you can publish or share your maps, created in QGIS, online. One very easy way is to use the Gisquick publishing platform. It basically requires two steps only; create a QGIS project, and upload it

QGIS 3.14 is there

There is always this buzz that comes with new releases of QGIS. I guess this is because the development goes so quick, and each and every release brings something new and exciting.

Legend for continuous raster in QGIS composer

This blogpost shows in a few steps how to add a continuous colour legend for a raster layer in a map layout in QGIS. It is a work around, but it works.

De Grote Geo Show

The Grote Geoshow is a Dutch show on Twitch (live) and YouTube by the OSGeo.nl foundation and friends. It airs every Thursday afternoon and is all about open geo topics.

Open source tools

Programs like R and GRASS GIS are incredible powerfull. But occasionally you'll need a functionality that is not available yet. Luckily, depending on the kind of functionality, it isn't terribly difficult to create your own scripts. In the past years I have created a few scripts that I hope are useful to others as well.