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Is it possible to write an Action in QGIS that will load a raster into the current map canvas based on a url/path of the raster as specificed in the attribute table of a shape file? The shape-file is a index-tile.

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You can get the code for this from Tim Sutton Tutorials.

What you are looking for is a combination of the two tutorials

These are all C++ code. If you need python code. see here. But python tutorials are not exact port of C++ code. But Many Thanks to Tim.

Hope that helps

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