North River
Systems Inc



Specializing in Open Source Geospatial and Services

Finding Answers to Location Based Problems

QGIS Support

We are a commercial Support provider for QGIS. We also provide QGIS Training. If you’re looking at making a switch from your license restricted software, we can help with workflow and make your upgrade to Open Source a success.

Data Analysis

Data is usually a very complicated conversation. We employ a host of open source tools to create maps, solve problems, and present you with usable insights into your data. From data collection to data display we can help.

PostGIS Support

Is your organization looking at doing more with it’s GIS Data? PostGIS/PostgreSQL provides a stable database for your data and a very capable analysis platform. It connects easily with QGIS, Geoserver, and a whole host of FOSS4G Applications.

Mergin Maps

For Mobile Data collection we use Mergin Maps. Design your forms in QGIS and deploy that form to your android of IOS device. Need more than one person collecting data? Deploy to a multi-user organizational account.

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Effective problem solving with open source tools for GIS.

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News, Thoughts, and Geo

Ramblings on Geospatial, Life, and Canoeing.

QGIS 3.30: Text Widget

The fun continues as I walk though the change log for qgis 3.30. I'm running a bit behind - So lets talk widgets. QGIS introduces new widgets to help in data entry. Lets talk about the Text Widget. The TN911 project is starting to get some complicated menus and one...

QGIS 3.30: RAT

I'm behind. I feel like Raster Attribute Tables have been a thing and I've not had to use them so I just ignore it. After doing a bit of digging it looks like this has been a thing in QGIS and ESRI Software since about 2018/2019. I grabbed the National Landcover...

QGIS 3.30: Global Map Terrain

QGIS 3.30: Global Map Terrain

Did you ever get writers block? I did..well and still do. So after spending a few weeks "stuck" - I've decided to work my way through (as much as I can) the changelog for QGIS 3.30. I may talk later on "small business owner's block" (at least that's what I call it)....

Bike lanes for Fun and OSM

Bike lanes for Fun and OSM

Flash back 12 or more years ago and I was siting with a new found group mapping Bike and Bus "things" into OpenStreetMap in Chattanooga. About the only thing I remember is we tagged designated lanes as "CHA:bicycle=designated". It was a lot of fun and ultimately...

Mobile on the TN911 Project

So with everything else that's been happening this week I decided to try out one more thing on this project and that was Mergin Maps. I've been reformatting the whole project to make it simpler. Right now I have a working database, almost working wiki page, and menus...

Update on the TN 911 Database

Update on the TN 911 Database

I haven't talked about this in a while - but incremental work continues. So I had a question "Can you get the NENA 911 Standard working in QGIS?" The answer is a long "Yes". NENA has published a repository with a postgresql portion - and in two scripts you have a...