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Do you know of a way to enter a file directly from the MXD extension QGIS? Is this possible? How about MapPackage files? I do not have access to the ArcMap software. Best Regards.

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  • Not possible yet, but a plugin is being developed: north-road.com/2019/02/04/announcing-our-slyr-funding-drive – romainbh Jun 6 at 9:28
  • very expensive!!!!can I get this plugin free?@romainbh – GIS_Esri Jun 6 at 9:30
  • I found this link in github :: github.com/nyalldawson/slyr@romainbh – GIS_Esri Jun 6 at 9:40
  • MXD document conversion is currently under development. "Expected full implementation date: August 30, 2019...As described in Open Source Pledge, we will release the SLYR vector LYR conversion functionality under an open source license 6 months after reaching 30 additional project sponsors." So this feature will be available for free at some future date, as long as they get the required sponsorships. – csk Jun 6 at 16:49
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    @GIS_Esri please don't yell. I have answered your question: it's not possible yet. csk and user2856 have also replied and they say the same thing. – romainbh Jun 9 at 16:48
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Importing MXD files into QGIS is not possible because MXD is proprietary ESRI-only formats, with no public specifications allowing their use.

North Road is actually developping a QGIS plugin for converting MXD and LYR files into QGIS compatible format. They already have created a plugin - SLYR - to convert .style ESRI files to QGIS format, and they want to develop it more to make it compatible with MXD and LYR formats. Please read this for more informations.

If you own an ESRI licence, you can try to use the arcgis2qgs toolbox to convert MXD to QGS files.

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