How to import many new WMS, WMTS, WFS or XYZ tile services into QGIS

If QGIS on your computer contains no or a very limited number of WMS, WMTS, WFS or XYZ tile webservices to choose from, it is possible to import these in bulk from an XML file. This blog post explains how to do so for WMS services, but for XYZ tile, WMTS and WFS services you can import the XML file in a very similar way.

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How to get cool QGIS stickers

Recently I posted a small video on Twitter showing a shiny QGIS sticker I made and I got the the question where I ordered these. Because a blog is easier to answer that question then Twitter, I’ll tell here.

I took the QGIS logo from the QGIS Visual Style Guide and used Inkscape to create a modified version. I wanted the Q to be white because that would be the most shiny part of the sticker, but I added a small black border. For the background I used the green #589632 from the QGIS Visual Style Guide. Then I created a small green buffer around the Q.

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How to make a map with the most recent Streetview capture dates per street with Python and GeoJSON

In the past I have created a map of Antwerp, Kontich and Edegem that shows when the most recent Google Streetview images were taken. To do so I use a MySQL database and some PHP scripts. I created multiple blog posts on how I make these maps:

As a comment on the Dutch version of that last blog post, I got the question if it was possible to do the same with a GeoJSON or a Geopackage file and something else than PHP. So I translated my MySQL – PHP combo to GeoJSON and Python 3.

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A map with the most recent Streetview capture dates per street: the PHP and SQL scripts I use

A couple of years ago I wrote a blog post about my way of creating overview maps of the availability of the most recent Google Streetview images per municipality. I still do these checks these days for Antwerp, Kontich and Edegem, so that way I always have up-to-date information about the availability of these images. Recently I got the asked (in Dutch) to share my scripts I use for this task. I wanted to do so, but these PHP scripts I use, were a bit messy, because I was the only one using them. That’s why I updated them a little, so they can be used by more people.

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Two styles added to my Geometry Generator examples

I have added two new styles to my QGIS Geometry Generator examples:

  • Graph charts with labels: This style creates a bar chart with two bars for each point and adds a label with the value for each bar above the bar, similar like graph charts in spreadsheets.
  • Chaos lines: If you prefer your maps chaotic, this is your style. The example creates a curly line between the center of your screen and each point.

The examples (including data, project files and QML files) can be found on https://gitlab.com/GIS-projects/qgis-geometry-generator-examples/.

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