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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“Plugin Load Times” version 1.3 for QGIS released

A couple of weeks ago I released version 1.3 of “Plugin Load Times” for QGIS. It now has a new default sorting: The plugins that are the slowest to load at QGIS startup, will be shown at the top of the list. The other thing that changed is the order of the buttons. This plugin can be installed from within QGIS 2.x or 3.x, because it is available from the official QGIS plugin repository. So check out which plugins make QGIS slow to start on your computer!


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