Quantum GIS or QGIS 2.0 has been released! Be sure to check it out on the newly redesigned QGIS website: http://www.qgis.org/en/site/.
|New Sleek Looking QGIS Website|
|A Heat/Density Map of Healthy Food Stores in Philadelphia|
If you have not used QGIS before, be sure to check out the user's section: http://www.qgis.org/en/site/forusers/index.html
Lastly a new e-book and book in print has been published by a top QGIS blogger. Be sure to check it out, even if you have some experience using QGIS before! http://www.packtpub.com/learning-qgis-2-0-to-create-maps-and-perform-geoprocessing-tasks/book
Trivia: Previous releases of QGIS have been named after places. However, this release is named after a famous cartographer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillaume-Henri_Dufour
Open data combined with open source GIS is an extremely powerful and versatile platform!