Today we got another nice new feature in QGIS master – a pimped out python console! The improvements were implemented by Salvatore Larosa with some hints and help from Larry Shaffer. Read on for more details!
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We (the QGIS PSC) had a nice message from a QGIS user today: I’m a GIS user located in the U.S. and I recently received an email offering several FREE GIS softwares for the low price of $785. I’m not sure how I got on the email list, but it really made me angry that someone… Read more »
Here is a quick tip on how to make QGIS less noisy on the command line. I write quite a few command line based apps (typically in python these days) and I got kinda bored of looking at the reams of stuff that gets put onto stdout like this: src/core/qgsproviderregistry.cpp: 219: (QgsProviderRegistry) Checking /usr/local/qgis-master//lib/qgis/plugins/libheatmapplugin.so :… Read more »
Wow it’s been a long time since I posted anything here….but I’m back with another (hopefully) useful howto. Over the last six months or so I have made a rather dramatic shift away from using VIM as my primary development environment for everything to using IDE’s for my python development work. I spent the first… Read more »
PostGIS 2.0 is out and the awesomness continues! You can install PostGIS 2.0 on Ubuntu using packages which is exactly what I am going to show you here. Read on for details on how to get up and running and do your first simple raster analysis!
I’m running a training course next week and will be basing it on the nightly build of QGIS, so I wanted to quickly build an installer for use on the course. I simply ran these commands (starting in a checkout of the Quantum GIS source code). sudo apt-get install nsis cd ms-windows/osgeo4w ./creatensis.pl qgis-dev cd… Read more »
Its been two weeks now since I returned from the QGIS Hackfest in Lyond, France, but I haven’t had the time to write up my experiences yet….until now. Read on for more!
You probably looked at the GDAL Tools (under the raster menu in QGIS) and blissfully ignored that ‘Creation Options’ panel that appears near the bottom of some dialogs. This is definately a power user feature, but a very handy one. In this quick article I will show you how to compress the rasters you create… Read more »
One of the really cool features in QGIS that doesn’t get much press is the ability to run actions based on a feature selection. Under 1.7.4 this works by using the identify tool and then choosing an action from the action list in the identified feature(s) attributes. A new improvement in QGIS master (and should… Read more »
Having a good world dataset is kind of essential for most GIS users to have as a standard reference dataset, give context to maps and so on. Anita Graser’s recent blog post about the Natural Earth Data project added another nice dataset to my world dataset collection. The Natural Earth Data set (I got the… Read more »