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Open Source Options


Thank you for visiting Open Source Options (OSO)! We provide free tutorials related to programming and data analysis. Our main objective is to teach you how to use free tools to accomplish whatever your task may be. We specialize in GIS and data science, though we produce material on a variety of topics.

Visit the tutorials page to see the tutorials we offer. Each tutorial is associated with a GitHub repository so you have access to our code. Click on the link at the top of the tutorial page to access the repository.

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Recent Posts

Making Professional Maps with QGIS and Inkscape

If you’ve ever wanted to break away from default cartography imposed by GIS programs and become more creative with you maps, this calss is for you! The course is currently available for a promotional price of $10! Access the course through the courses page, or visit https://opensourceoptions.teachable.com.

Develop Python Plugins with QGIS 3

The first OpenSourceOptions course is live! The course is available for a promotional price of $10 through the end of April! Access the course through our courses page, or visit https://opensourceoptions.teachable.com.

Custom Color Ramps with QGIS 3.0

The most recent release of QGIS 3.0 has introduced a lot of great new features. One of these is the ability to easily create and save custom color ramps. This post will walk through how to create and apply a color ramp to raster data. Color ramps can also be easily applied to vector data.


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