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Technical Consultant/QGIS Specialist at Digital Mapping Solutions. Passionate and enjoy spreading "the good news" about using open source GIS :)

QGIS, PostGIS and Python are my current weapons of choice.

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comment Pyqgis 2.2 : zoom to layer extent?
No don't do this. It will be bad for preformance.
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comment Is there a way to take control of the mouse pointer using python in QGIS?
Not sure I could ever see a good use for that. What are you trying to do?
Jul
21
comment Import QGIS Python modules in Python command line or standalone script
I would recommend using the Python that is installed with QGIS. It contains PyQt and the other stuff QGIS needs.
Jul
20
comment What is the internal format of PostGIS?
PostGIS is open source, if ever in doubt read the source.
Jul
20
comment Have Atlas sorting and filtering controls been removed in 2.4?
The sort by should do what you need.
Jul
17
comment QGIS startup error (symbol lookup error, undefined symbol) after system update
Picking up the wrong version of Qt it seems
Jul
15
comment System variable PATH overwritten in Qgis
Yes it's done intentionally to avoid dll conflicts with system dlls etc. Everything QGIS needs is inside the install folder so we use that as the base.
Jul
12
comment QGIS 2.4: plugin changes map tool canvas click behavior from 2.0
First just try calling self.iface.actionAddFeature().trigger() from the Python console. What does it do?
Jul
11
comment QGIS 2.4: plugin changes map tool canvas click behavior from 2.0
What does does add element look like?
Jul
11
comment Looking for free tools to automatically generate spatial data catalogue
What kind of metadata?
Jul
10
comment Remove specific simple markers (multiple markers for some US states that are not fully connected)
Ahh multi point. You can use the tools in QGIS to split them into single point objects.
Jul
10
comment Remove specific simple markers (multiple markers for some US states that are not fully connected)
Couldn't you just delete the points from the layer?
Jul
8
comment Why does multi-threaded rendering not use all the CPU potential in QGIS 2.4?
Maybe I/O is the bottle neck for QGIS here because it's not getting enough data to render at 100%. I'll update the wiki for the project to show you how to run it on Windows.
Jul
8
comment How to convert Mapinfo “.Map” file (without .TAB) into SHP?
A tab file is just text you can hand craft it if you know what is inside the files
Jul
8
comment Why does multi-threaded rendering not use all the CPU potential in QGIS 2.4?
I'm also not sure I would want it to use 100% CPU, I normally have other things going on at the same time.
Jul
8
comment Why does multi-threaded rendering not use all the CPU potential in QGIS 2.4?
What other data can you provide? Stuff like datasource, map styles, etc are handy to know. Could you also run it though my program qgis2img to get some render benchmarks github.com/DMS-Aus/qgis2img
Jul
5
comment Standalone QGIS application - handling QgsVectorLayer load errors
Are you doing QgsApplication.initQGis before anything else?
Jul
5
comment Replacing PyQt4 with PySide with standalone QGIS
Flexible in what sense? QGIS is still GPL as is anything made with it.
Jul
5
comment How can I improve the speed at which QGIS 2.4 handles network data? (Seems much slower than 2.2 - even with small datasets)
I have tracked this down to a bug in GDAL 64bit (the beep). See this ticket here: hub.qgis.org/issues/10746
Jul
2
comment How can I improve the speed at which QGIS 2.4 handles network data? (Seems much slower than 2.2 - even with small datasets)
I wonder if the slow speeds and sound are somehow related.