I haven’t had much time for updating my blog lately but I thought I would just post a quick note to mention the awesome work that is taking place in QGIS. We are a few scant days from entering feature freeze in the run up to the 1.7 release, and the project has been a hive of activity in the last few weeks. There are lots of new features coming in 1.7, but also a lot of spit and polish. We have a roadmap that will take us to a 2.0 release later this year and it will be another huge milestone in our project. I’m not going to mention a bunch of new features today – we’ll save that for the release announcement. But I did want to mention that on the fly raster reprojection support was added to QGIS ‘trunk’ today by Radim Blazek.
I’ve been testing his work for the last week or two and it is fast and seamless. It’s a bit hard to show it in a static image, but here are two screenies that try to do just that.
In the first image here we see my raster layer is in Lambert Conic Conformal projection.
Next, here is a picture of my project properties. You can see on the fly reprojection is enabled, and that it is set to Google Mercator.
The roads layer you see overlaid is Open Street Map data also in Google Mercator. Before the addition of Radims raster improvements, you would have needed to set the project CRS to Lambert Conic Conformal (to match the raster) if you wanted to overlay the two. Now QGIS is reprojecting the raster from Lambert Conic Conformal to Google Mercator.
QGIS 1.7 should be out within the next month, and I hope you enjoy using it as much as we have been!