Is the widely pushed OGC Geopackage (GPKG)(http://www.geopackage.org/) ready for daily use – also as a replacement for the good old Shapefile as an exchange-format ? While QGIS already supports Geopackage (including direct editing) quite well for some time, the format starts to grow up in the ESRI environment. Some good news with ArcGIS Pro 1.4 …
Fooling around with QGIS (v 2.18) global program-settings, I found some interesting setting. It allows the user to copy geo-features directly from the table to the clipboard as GeoJSON (geom + attributes). So, no „export to…“ etc. is needed.
As a QGIS-User on Fedora-Linux I was at first happy having QGIS 2.14.x (LTR) in the Fedora 24 repository. After installing it with DNF the problems started… QGIS had some missing dependencies:
- pyspatialite error
- PyQt4-webkit error
Today I started to test the developer-version of the upcoming QGIS 2.14 and found a nice feature integrated out-of-the-box. In previous QGIS-versions tracing along existing geometries required 3rd-party plug-ins (e.g. http://isticktoit.net/?p=131) – now it looks like integrated with QGIS 🙂
Update 7.3.2016: Lutra Consulting describes all details in it’s Blog
Using the GRASS-commands Toolbox in QGIS 2.8.x LTR on Ubuntu resulted in: „Missing dependency. This algorithm cannot be run 🙁 „. The solution is very simple 🙂
Did you ever want to „draw“ polygons inverted (masked) with a border with a color gradient ? With QGIS (tested with 2.8) it’s a small step…
Yesterday I tried to reproduce one of my typical ESRI-workflows with QGIS 2.8.x – having some 2D point-features and converting these features to 3D features deriving elevation from a DEM – and at least I need the z-value in the table… a simple task, or not ?