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.
Canonical wants to push Snap Software packages (https://snapcraft.io/) since some time … while updating my Ubuntu (Kubuntu) 19.04 to 19.10 a strange pop-up appeared…
Normally opening a geopackage in ArcGIS Pro (2.3.0) works fine, but recently I came across a new „nice“ error-message: „Underlying DBMS error… gpkg is remote mounted and in WAL-mode„.
Sometimes creating a folder-connection in ArcGIS Pro (V 2.2.3) can be tricky or not possible at first glance. System-defined folders (folder links) like Documents, Downloads, Pictures etc. on the left side of the connection dialog can’t be used („OK“-button disabled).
Chromium Browser does not have hardware accelerated video decoding enabled by default (also Google Chrome). Fedora recently published Chromium with GPU decoding enabled (https://fedoramagazine.org/chromium-on-fedora-finally-gets-vaapi-support/), now there is also a Chromium Snap-Package with Video Acceleration API support for giving it a try on *buntu.
Why ? Smoother video playback and less CPU resources used 🙂 (and maybe some feedback to the developers if problems occur).
Playing around with QGIS and geodata containing a time dimension (e.g. animal tracking) offered me some nice possibilities. The „geometry generator“ symbology and TimeManager PlugIn enable some nice visualizing workflows without generating new geodata.
Although *buntu is in love with snaps (snapcraft) to deliver and update apps on any Linux distribution, it was time to have a look on the new QGIS 3.4 Flatpak package. And using Manjaro with a dated QGIS-version (and non-GRASS) in its repo, Flatpak is the quick solution.
Password managers like Keepass(I pefer KeepassXC)/Lastpass offer a nice choice to manage all your „accounts“ with different user/password strings and with very complex (and long) passwords. If someone gets access on your keepass-database and the password for it – bad luck. Authentication-Hardware like YubiKeys provide more security on your keepass-database and work like a charme on Linux.
Since ArcGIS Pro 2.2 and QGIS 3.2 arrived recently, it was time to have again a look if and how the AT_GIS_GRID for CRS-transformation between Austrian BMN (Bundesmeldenetz) and ETRS89 (and WGS84) is implemented. The easy question: Does EPSG::5891 (AT_GIS_GRID NTv2 transformation) work out of the box ?