When writing plugins or scripts it is often necessary to get information about the paths QGIS is using. For example, if we are writing a plugin that uses Python templates to create output based on user actions, we need to know the path to our installed plugin so we can find the templates. Fortunately the API provides an easy way to get at the information; here are a few examples:
Nominations for the QGIS PSC closed at 00:00 UTC on August 25, 2013 .
With only one nominee for each role, the PSC unanimously moved to accept each without election.
The QGIS PSC welcomes new members Anita Graser, Richard Duivenvoorde, and Jürgen Fischer.
The PSC is now composed of:
- Chair - Gary Sherman
- Community Advisor - Otto Dassau
- Design Advisor - Anita Graser
- Financial and Marketing Advisor - Paolo Cavallini
- Infrastructure Manager - Richard Duivenvoorde
- Release Manager - Jürgen Fischer
- Technical Advisor - Marco Hugentobler
- Testing/QA Manager - Tim Sutton
The new PSC members begin their terms immediately.
The QGIS Project Steering Committee (PSC) has announced a call for nominations to fill three vacant positions:
- Design Advisor
- Infrastructure Manager
- Release Manager
Nominations are open until August 24, 2013. For details on the PSC, vacancies, and how to nominate someone, see:
Do you remember this?
If so, you’ve been using QGIS a long time…
- OGR and PostGIS support
- No raster support
- Three widgets on the Symbology tab
- No symbology in the legend
But you could use it handily on a 640x480 display.
The Script Runner plugin allows you to manage and execute a collection of scripts in QGIS to automate tasks and perform custom processing.
Version 0.6 of Script Runner has been released and includes these changes:
Well not quite destruction, but a bit of hair pulling…
While working on an update to the Plugin Builder, I encountered a small problem. The Plugin Builder displays the version number in the title bar of its main window. After bumping the version number to 1.8.4 in all the requisite places, it still showed 1.8.3 when testing.
Using grep on all the source files revealed no instance of 1.8.3 in any file.
The Quantum GIS (QGIS) project is happy to announce that the Asia Air Survey Co., Ltd (AAS), a Japanese international consulting company, has become a Gold Sponsor. AAS has committed to providing 9,000 EUR (~$11,000 US) each of three years, beginning in November 2012.
The AAS sponsorship is yet another indication that QGIS is a mature and stable project which continues to provide innovative open source GIS software.
The QGIS Project Steering Committee (PSC) wishes to thank AAS for their continuing commitment. These funds will help further the development of QGIS, in part by allowing face to face developer meetings and code sprints (also known as hackfests).
The QGIS project has always relied on volunteers and community involvement. If your organization would like to become a sponsor, please contact the Finances and Marketing Manager: cavallini[at]faunalia.it.
For more information on sponsorship levels, please see the QGIS Sponsorship page.
It was ten years ago, on July 19, 2002, that QGIS was officially unveiled. That first release was primitive, supporting only PostGIS layers and having little in the way of navigation controls. Invoking the open source mantra of “release early and release often,” I announced it on Freshmeat and waited.
Slowly it began to attract attention—not all of it positive. Some questioned why I was starting a new open source GIS project when there were others I could join. Others were interested in signing up to help. In those early days, getting one or two messages a week on the one and only mailing list was exciting. It was a slow start, but as more people joined the project, QGIS began to grow exponentially.
Over the years, we added support for additional vector formats, rasters, on the fly projection, map composition, Python scripting, and more features than I can possibly list.
Today QGIS is used all over the world, in a myriad of disciplines. If you find QGIS useful, please consider supporting the project through direct involvement or a sponsorship.
I founded QGIS; the community built it. Here’s to many more successful years as one of the leading open source GIS projects.