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Is there a simple way to convert a avl file into a sld or qml? Deegree does not work an my laptop (java problems)

Or is there a way to open the original avl file in qgis?


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I've written a small python script to convert ArcView 3.x Legends (.AVL) to QGIS styles (.QML):


You can download the current version here:


To use: python avl2qml.py pathtothe.avl pathtothenew.qml

It's only had limited testing, but I've had some good results with it.

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Sorry, i did not check in here for a while. –  user16032 Nov 1 '13 at 15:31
Hi, I tried it, but there was an error "unexpected end of file in Line 1, Columme 1". However, I never used Python before and there were several error messages: No Module named pyobd. When trying to install pyodb "Unable to find vcvarsall". Got Python only with ArcMap, never installed it alone. –  user16032 Nov 1 '13 at 16:12
works like magic –  user12102 Nov 11 '13 at 10:14
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