If QGIS takes long to start, it is probably because some of the plugins you installed take a long time to load at startup. Plugin Load Times shows load time of each QGIS plugin. It does not give you information about the speed of plugins when they are used. With the information provided by this plugin you can easily decide which plugins to disable, to make QGIS start faster. I released version 4.0 of Plugin Load Times.Continue reading “Plugin Load Times v4.0 for QGIS released”
When I was at FOSS4G in Prizren a month ago, I attended the QGIS AMA. During this event one of the things Marco Bernasocchi and Matthias Kuhn talked about were their favourite QGIS plugins. I thought that was a cool idea, so I wrote this blog post to tell about my own favourite QGIS plugins. I listed them in alphabetical order. I encourage everyone to make a similar list. You can do so in the comments below or you can write a post about it on your own blog or anywhere else.Continue reading “My favourite QGIS plugins”
A couple of years ago I started showing some of my QGIS Geometry Generator examples in a Gitlab repository. Regularly people tell me they really appreciate them, but recently I noticed that some of my Geometry Generator expressions didn’t work anymore in the current version of QGIS, so I updated them so they all work again in QGIS 3.32.
At the same time I also added a lot more information in the ReadMe files in the repository, so people who want to check them out, can better understand how and why I use certain expressions.Continue reading “My QGIS Geometry Generator examples were updated to QGIS 3.32”
QGIS actions and an OpenStreetMap API
In april of this year I went to the 2023 QGIS User Conference in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. At that conference there was a very interesting workshop on using actions in QGIS by Ujaval Gandhi of Spatial Thoughts. At the time I decided to attend another workshop and talk that were also very interesting, but luckily Ujaval shared his workshop notes online, so I tried all his examples after the conference and I was really impressed with the possibilities of actions in QGIS. You should really check them out.
A couple of weeks ago I read a blog post by Brendan Ashworth of Bunting Labs about their API to download from OpenStreetMap. The thing that caught my attention was the fact that this API delivers GeoJSON data as a result of a request. So I wondered if it would be possible to use this API in QGIS actions. In this blog post I will show you how I did just that.Continue reading “Using QGIS actions to add buildings from OpenStreetMap to a map”
I released an update to phpQGISrepository, my PHP script to create a QGIS plugin repository on your own server. In version 1.6.1 of the script the possibility to log download stats per plugin was added to the script. You can find all the info about this script on and download the latest version from GitLab: https://gitlab.com/GIS-projects/phpQGISrepository/.
I have a GitLab repository where I have a lot of example usage of QGIS Geometry Generators. I added a new example to that repository.Continue reading “A new QGIS Geometry Generator example”