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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A “Halftone Edge” style for QGIS

I added a new “Halftone Edge” style for QGIS to my GitLab repository that contains some of my use cases of Geometry Generators.

All info on this new QGIS style, including example files, can be found on https://gitlab.com/GIS-projects/qgis-geometry-generator-examples/tree/master/QML-files/halftone_edge.

You can download the entire repository with all my Geometry Generator examples at once: https://gitlab.com/GIS-projects/qgis-geometry-generator-examples/-/archive/master/qgis-geometry-generator-examples-master.zip

Copy WFS data to PostGIS using ogr2ogr (PART 3): automating the import procedure

Sometimes a web service you use in your GIS application is offline and that results in a GIS application that doesn’t work as it should or doesn’t show the correct data. To avoid these problems you should have a local copy of the data of that web service. For a WFS service the data can be copied to a PostGIS database. This can be done using the command line utility ogr2ogr. This isn’t too hard but some people might be afraid to use the command line. So I wrote this guide about how to handle this from installation to automating the import procedure. Because this guide became pretty long, I divided it up into 3 parts. Part 1 was about the installation of GDAL and ogr2ogr. Part 2 was about the use of ogr2ogr in a Windows batch file and part 3 is about automating the import procedure.

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Copy WFS data to PostGIS using ogr2ogr (PART 2): use ogr2ogr in a batch file

Sometimes a web service you use in your GIS application is offline and that results in a GIS application that doesn’t work as it should or doesn’t show the correct data. To avoid these problems you should have a local copy of the data of that web service. For a WFS service the data can be copied to a PostGIS database. This can be done using the command line utility ogr2ogr. This isn’t too hard but some people might be afraid to use the command line. So I wrote this guide about how to handle this from installation to automating the import procedure. Because this guide became pretty long I divided it up into 3 parts. Part 1 was about the installation of GDAL and ogr2ogr. Part 2 is about the use of ogr2ogr in a Windows batch file and part 3 will be about automating the import procedure.

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A gauges style for QGIS

Gauges style in QGIS

I added a new “Gauges” style for QGIS to my GitLab repository that contains some of my use cases of Geometry Generators.

All info on this new QGIS style, including example files, can be found on https://gitlab.com/GIS-projects/qgis-geometry-generator-examples/tree/master/QML-files/gauges

You can download the entire repository with all my Geometry Generator examples at once: https://gitlab.com/GIS-projects/qgis-geometry-generator-examples/-/archive/master/qgis-geometry-generator-examples-master.zip

Version 2.0.1 of ZoomToBelgium for QGIS released

Last week I released a new version of my QGIS plugin ZoomToBelgium. This plugin helps you to zoom to one of the administrative boundaries in Belgium with one click on a button. In the front end of the plugin you probably won’t notice many differences with version 1.x of the plugin, but in the back end the plugin was updated to make it easier to maintain. This new version is only available for QGIS 3.x. QGIS 2 is no longer supported.

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