In my project, I use a lot of geodata from different directories. Now I want to give the QGIS project to a colleague (eg on a CD).
Is it possible to copy the shapes from different directories automatically to one directory?
You're looking for the QConsolidate plugin, which works very well. It will transfer everything to a single directory and rewrite the .QGS project file (an XML file) to point to the new source locations.
QConsolidate is still listed as experimental - you'll have to enable "Show also experimental plugins" in the settings dialog.
However - it works very well. Notes:
I don't know about a way in QGIS itself, but the project file (.qgs) is just a text file. Therefore a primitive but effective way would be to copy everything manually into one directory, then alter the
If you've got a lot of different files/directories, one option would be to automate it in python by searching for each tag in the .qgs file, copying each related file with that name to a directory, and then replacing the .qgs tag with the new directory.