Altough the HP Elitebook 745 G2 (AMD Hardware) has some age, it’s a nice working-tool with good built-quality and mine works fine after 6 years intense use. BUT: HP reports the most recent BIOS versioned 1.48 – the BIOS internal update tool reports no update available based on V 1.44
Just for fun I gave Fedora and Gnome with version 34 a try again 🙂 One of the first things to do as a geoscientist has been the installation of QGIS… because of the not always up-to-date repo versions (and COPR), I selected the Flatpak-version… but got 3.16 LTS alltough I expected it to be 3.18.2 :-/ What I did not know, Flathub encapsulates 2 versions in one „Repo“.
Today Microsoft released the first Dev-Version of its Edge Browser for Linux.
Let’s have a first look on it within Kubuntu 20.04
Good news for all users and fans of Geopackage – with ArcGIS 2.6 ESRI made it possible to edit features stored in a geopackage database directly 🙂 So after QGIS making geopackage it’s default „geodatabase“, ESRI also supports it including editing features.
I did a first workflow and ArcGIS Pro 2.6 did it’s job editing features stored in a geopackage 🙂
The nature observation platform observation.org provides a SQLite-dump of your observations. As a geospatial nerd it is obvious to have a deeper look on the database and how the location of the observations is stored… and to think one step further: Make a Spatialite database of it and use it directly in QGIS or ArcGIS.
 Export your data from observation.org as SQLITE-dump:
QGIS 3.14 supports temporal data out of the box (many, many thanks to Anita Graser and the time manager plug-in in the previous versions of QGIS). The support of expressions within the temporal data settings could be really helpful 🙂
The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University provides the famous Corona Dashboard and Map (ESRI ArcGIS Online App) and an ArcGIS Feature Service with the recent data (and a GIT Repo with the raw data). The ArcGIS Feature Server support of QGIS makes it easy to have „some fun“ with QGIS and the provided datasets.
Using Citrix Workspace App (v1912) for Linux (with KDE Plasma 5.16.5) recently showed a problem with Fullscreen-mode – the Panel (Taskbar) was not recognied any more by Citrix-Apps and MSTSC in Fullscreen had a hidden Windows-Taskbar/Start-Menu.
On two different laptops (with Core i5/intel graphics) I had the problem of a not booting Ubuntu 19.10 with just showing the ubuntu-logo and not going further.
Not only people living in mountainous regions want to know the summarized positive and negative difference of altitude along a track („line“). With QGIS 3.10 the new processing algorithm „climb along line“ does the job for you.