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My adventures with QGIS, FOSSGIS, and maybe some other GIS stuff

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QGIS Needs You! Help make QGIS 2.4 better

Published: 06 June 2014

QGIS is now in feature freeze for the 2.4 release, that means no more features are going in and we need to focus on fixing any outstanding issues that are still hanging around before the release. 2.4 is going to be a good release, adding cool things like: multithreaded rendering; legend code refactor; colour blind previews; and a whole heaps of other cool stuff. We need your help finding and squashing bugs. This is where you come in.

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qgis2img - A QGIS render benchmarking tool and image renderer

Published: 05 June 2014

qgis2img is a new tool that I created, in a bit of friendly competition with the boss, which I lost but we will not speak of that again, for benchmarking QGIS layer rendering. The goal is simple. Take a project file(s), or QLR file(s), render the output, time the results, and dump a summary. Simples. The tool does 3 passes by default to get the average but can do more. It's nothing fancy. Written in Python so it can be evolved quickly.

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The QGIS Field calculator is dead. Long live the Field calculator bar

Published: 23 May 2014

Ahhh the good old field calculator, it's in a better place now. OK not really, it's still there if you need it, but we can do a little better in 2.4. Introducing the field calculator bar:

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Setting up PyCharm for PyQGIS and Qt

Published: 10 May 2014

I have been asked a few times how to setup PyCharm so you are able to do PyQGIS development, or even PyQt because that is just as great. Rather then tell each person one at a time I thought I would throw it out as a blog post so everyone gets the benift.

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What are all these QGIS file types? Why do I need them

Published: 22 March 2014

After I added the new QGIS Layer Definition feature in QGIS I have noticed some indirect feedback regarding its use. I thought I would do this post in order to clear things up regarding the new feature so that we are all on the same page.

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