LQM is a specialist environmental consultancy based in Nottingham (UK) with an international reputation for assessing and managing the risks posed to human health and the environment by contaminants in soil. Increasingly this is being done within a context of sustainable development and specifically sustainable brownfield regeneration.

We provide consultancy, peer review and expert witness services, contract research and training courses on all aspects of the management of land contamination to problem holders, developers and local government.

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LQM GIS web-bytes: Viewing your Site Photographs

Part of the LQM series of recorded demos using the free and open source QGIS software developed primarily for contaminated land practitioners.

Learn how to view site walkover, investigation and remediation photographic records within your QGIS project. Help your project team or client visualise the site and design future phases of investigation or demonstrate compliance.

This short (12 minute) QGIS demonstration clearly shows you how to add your geotagged photographs, efficiently add additional meta-data and style the newly created vector layer to show the direction you were facing when you took the image and click through and zoom into the geolocated images.

Require interactive face-to-face hands-on tuition to help you solve your contaminated land problems using QGIS? 

LQM provide a range of courses from complete beginners (QGIS1) through to intermediate and more advanced GIS users (QGIS2 and QGIS3).

Prices and discounts: £25 (inclusive of VAT ) purchase via online card payment only. Any purchases made via invoice payment will be declined.  Terms and Conditions apply 

Link to recorded demo emailed once payment has been received.


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This demo covers:

  • how to import your photographs into your QGIS project
  • add additional meta-data field(s) to your photograph vector layer through a join operation
  • style your vector layer symbology to show camera angle
  • view your photographs easily within a pop-up zoomable window

At the end of the demo, you will:

  • be able to quickly show colleagues or client your site photographs in context
  • convey crucial information about the site
  • better understand some of the powerful features QGIS has to offer

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