What's New in QGIS Plugins

April 16, 2012

Here’s a summary of recent additions and updates to plugins in the QGIS repository.

  • FlowMapper (0.1.1) - Generates flow lines between discreet nodes for depicting spatial interaction data (e.g. migration).
  • Query By Example (0.2) - Select features by location.
  • Item Browser (1.6.0) - Browse a multiple selection with auto-zooming to feature and an option to open feature form.
  • Custom Launcher (1.1.0) - Customize your own actions to launch your preferred apps or commands within QGIS.
  • Profile Tool (3.3.1) - Plots terrain profile
  • qSearch (1.3.0) - Produces a friendly interface to perform and save searches in a layer.
  • Quick Finder (1.0.0) - Dockable dialog to find a feature by its ID in a layer.
  • SEXTANTE (1.0.3) - SEXTANTE for QGIS
  • Link It (1.1.1) - Link It is a QGIS plugin to link a feature to another. By clicking on map, the plugin will then automatically save the feature’s ID in the appropriate field defined by the user. This plugin requires ItemBrowser.
  • QuickMultiAttributeEdit (0.8) - QuickMultiAttributeEdit plugin provides a very quick and handy way to update a feature for the selected attributes into the current/active layer.

Installing Plugins

To install any of these plugins:

  1. Open the Python plugin installer: Plugins->Fetch Python Plugins
  2. Check to see if you have the new Official repository in your list of plugins by clicking on Repositories tab. The URL is http://plugins.QGIS.org/plugins/plugins.xml.
  3. If the new repository isn’t in the list, add it by clicking the Add button. Give it a name and insert the URL http://plugins.QGIS.org/plugins/plugins.xml
  4. Some plugins may be flagged experimental. Make sure you have allowed experimental plugins on the Options tab of the plugin installer
  5. Click on the Plugins tab
  6. Select the desired plugin from the list and click Install