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I have a python script in Arc10 that uses the features to line tool. I however don't have the license to run it. I was wondering if there is a Qgis tool or process that would essentially do the same thing?

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Alternatively, you can use the ET GeoWizards add-on toolbar in Arc 10 that provides the same functionality for free with no license requirement. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of a way to access those tools in a Python script. It would be a manual method. –  Baltok Dec 19 '12 at 18:19
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The geometry tools menu in Qgis has a number of options for converting features to lines

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There is also the points to path plugin mentioned in this blog post http://spatialgalaxy.net/2011/12/30/qgis-plugin-of-the-week-points-to-paths/ athough it doesn't appear to be in the official repositry.

For scripting these menu items are avaliable from the sexante plugin.

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Does the "Polyons to Lines" tool in the "Vector" menu in QGIS not do what you want?

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Thanks for all the sugestions –  Jason Feb 1 '13 at 18:40
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