Josie Steffens, the Design Engineer at ICON Engineering, a civil consulting firm in Denver, Colorado, works with multiple clients, mainly providing floodplain analysis and master planning. Her team focuses on working with local city governments and municipalities, but they also work with smaller clients, contractors, and construction crews.
Josie uses QGIS every day because she loves its modeling features, like Hydrologic Engineering Center River Analysis System (HEC-RAS), and prefers it to all the paid alternatives. HEC-RAS is super powerful, but sharing the results is hard—it would require her stakeholders to open the model on their own desktop, or wait until the end of the project to provide feedback. The ‘Add to Felt’ plugin solved this issue. With the plugin, Josie can easily get her QGIS results on the web, where they can be shared with clients and teammates for feedback and coordination. ‘Add to Felt’ has become a permanent part of her mapping stack.