ZoomToBelgium v.1.0 released: A button to zoom in to any of the Belgian Municipalities in QGIS

A while ago I made a QGIS plugin that ads a button to zoom in to your own municipality. Since this week version 1.0 is available. The first time you click the button, you have to select one of the Belgian municipalities to zoom in. The next time you click that button, you will immediately zoom in to that selected municipality. If you then want to change municipality you can select another one via the menu Plugins – ZoomToBelgium .

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Belgian 2017 Google Street View images very disappointing

Google Street View data anything but complete for Belgium

On December 14, 2017 Google made the Belgian Street View images photographed in 2017 available to their users.  For the municipalities Edegem and Kontich and for the city of Antwerp I checked the Street View images in detail to see when these images were photographed. According to the results they appear to be far less complete than the images made in the years 2008-2009.  A sample survey in the rest of Belgium confirms these results. This means that for most places in Belgium the most recent Street View images are almost 10 years old.  Furthermore it’s not to be expected there will be updates in the next couple of years.

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Plugin-Load-Times for QGIS v.2.0 released

Two weeks ago I released version 2.0 of “Plugin-Load-Times” to the QGIS plugin repository. The plugin now has a pie chart to compare the Load Times of your QGIS plugins and is no longer flagged as experimental. It also contains some information about the source of the information that is shown. Try it and please report an issue if you find a bug.

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