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Plugin Update April 2023

April wasn’t just the month of our wonderful user conference and contributor meeting, it was also a month with a whopping 23 new plugins that have been published in the QGIS plugin repository.

Here’s the quick overview in reverse chronological order. If any of the names or short descriptions piques your interest, you can find the direct link to the plugin page in the table below the screenshot.

Network Store Plugin
export layers to kisters network store
Sphere Basemap Layers
This plugin let you to add a variety of thailand basemap from GISTDA sphere Open Platform
Earth, Sun, Moon, and Planets
Tools to calculate the positions of the sun, moon, and planets when viewed from directly overhead for a particular date and time. It displays solar and lunar information for a coordinate at the specified date and time. (Note the Python library dependencies.)
Concaveman QGIS
Makes concave hull for points
CIGeoE Holes 3D
Draws holes in polygons (3D)
This Plugin download open data from aemet
The plugin is available in this first version with the functionality to calculate closed polygons using the projections method.
Green View Index
A plugin for Green View Index (GVI) operations
Datos Espaciales de Referencia de Andalucía (DERA)
Loading of wfs/wms services from DERA Spatial Reference Data.Carga de los servicios wfs/wms de los Datos Espaciales de Referencia DERA
Lidar Manager
Manage LiDAR (dtm/dsm) dataset from Tile Index Layer
A tool to measure and compare craters
A QGIS plugin for geological mapping
TianDiTu Tools
OpenCage Geocoder
Geocoding using the OpenCage API
DMP Data Catalogue
Discover and add layers from the Danish Miljøportal data catalog
File Management
Plugin to help with file management from the Layers Panel.
Form (mostly Hexagon) generator for point intensities
Indiana Ortho Imagery
This plugin provide easy access to Indiana Ortho Imageries
Searching for an adresspoint in Germany based on offical data – ALKIS Adresssuche
Plugin pour l’aide au contrôle de la validité géométrique de données pour intégration dans le géoportail de l’urbanisme
Tile Index Generator
This plugin creates tile index in vector format for XYZ tiles.
Adjust styling on raster layer by a sea level curve.
Plugin pour QGIS 3 fournissant un accès simple aux flux de données géographiques (WMS, WFS) publiées par la Région Sud sur

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Reporting Back From the User Conference & Contributor Meeting in Den Bosch

Last week, we had our 25th Contributor Meeting in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Prior to the meeting, the International QGIS User Conference, brought together 200 participants from all around the world who came to learn about QGIS and exchange ideas and best practices.

The conference programme was jam-packed with great content. Over 50 presentations were given during the conference, with the participants enjoying the Dutch atmosphere whilst building up their knowledge of QGIS and sharing their ideas. With more than 20 years of development behind us, QGIS has become a stable platform that supports geospatial decision making, analysis and decision making in all sorts of endeavours. We saw lots of talks that demonstrated this maturity, for example a presentation John Holden and Blake Esselsteyn showed how QGIS is being used to determine voting districts to support the democratic process, Angelina Savchuk showed how QGIS is being used to support the work of the Red Cross, whilst Nick Vervaal showed us how QGIS is used to make high tech artistic laser cut maps from wood.

We were honoured to be joined by Lucho Ferrer who came all the way from Peru! Ujaval Gandhi travelled all the way from India and wowed the audience with his workshop on QGIS Actions.

There are two mobile offerings for QGIS users who want to take their work out to the field. Both QField and MerginMaps had a strong presence at the User Conference, causing a lot of excitement and buzz in the audience.

Contributor Meeting

As is traditional, the contributor meeting (which was held directly after the two day user conference) was full of workshops, sessions, and spontaneous get-togethers to facilitate the exchange between community members, including sessions on:

  • Onboarding Day
  • Plans for the certification programme
  • Getting around in the QGIS community
  • Translating QGIS 
  • Documentation system and process
  • Editing the documentation online on GitHub
  • Building documentation on your local machine and using Git to make a pull request (submission)
  • Compiling QGIS
  • Making your first pull request to QGIS
  • Create QGIS issues and feature requests
  • QGIS vision
  • QGIS website update
Everyone worked hard to advance the project, the open plan space facilitating lots of ad hoc conversations which are hard to match in an online environment.
OGC API in QGIS: current support and proposed developments, hosted by Joana Simoes

From the QGIS community we would like to extend a huge ‘thank you!’ to the local organising team who hosted a flawless event and worked so hard to make sure everyone had the best experience possible. Thank you and see you next year!

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QGIS Grants #8: Call for Grant Proposals 2023

Dear QGIS Community,

We are very pleased to announce that this year’s round of grants is now available. The call is open to anybody who wants to make a contribution to QGIS funded by our grant fund, subject to the call conditions outlined in the application form.

The deadline for this round is in four weeks, on 2nd May 2023.

There are no new procedures in 2023. Please note the following guidelines established in previous years: 

  • The proposal must be submitted as a ‘QEP’ (QGIS Enhancement Proposal) issue in the repo: (tagged as Grant-YEAR). Following this approach will allow people to ask questions and provide public feedback on individual proposals.
  • Proposals must clearly define the expected final result so that we can properly assess if the goal of the proposal has been reached.
  • The project budgets should account for PR reviewing expenses to ensure timely handling of the project-related PRs and avoid delays caused by relying on reviewer volunteer time. 
  • In the week after the QEP discussion period, the proposal authors are expected to write a short summary of the discussion that is suitable for use as a basis on which voting members make their decisions. 

The PSC of QGIS.ORG will examine the proposals and has veto power in case a proposal does not follow guidelines or is not in line with project priorities.

For more details, please read the introduction provided in the application form.

We look forward to seeing all your great ideas for improving QGIS!

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Crowd-Funding 2023 Results

On January 16th, we launched the largest crowd-funding call for QGIS.ORG so far. Our goal was to increase sustaining membership contributions and bring the total member contributions up to €200k. And today, we are happy to announce that, thanks to all our new and returning sustaining members, we have succeeded and even exceeded our goal: raising a total of €206.5k in contributions for 2023.

In total, 42 new sustaining members have answered our call – these are in addition to already existing sustaining members, who started their memberships in previous years – some of them already many years in a row.

We are particularly happy that we are able to welcome our new and first Flagship sustaining member Felt.

A huge thank you also goes to our returning sustaining member, the Office of Public Works (Ireland) who have increased their contribution to the large membership level.

We are also delighted to welcome seven new medium sustaining members, including the first two university institutes supporting us on this level:

And finally, our thanks go out to the stunning 33 new small sustaining members from all over the world:

All sustaining members on flagship, large and medium level

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Plugin Update February & March 2023

So February came and went without me sharing our monthly plugin update. That means, this post lists a whopping 32 new plugins that have been published in the QGIS plugin repository in February and March.

Here’s the quick overview in reverse chronological order. If any of the names or short descriptions piques your interest, you can find the direct link to the plugin page in the table below the screenshot.

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PyQGIS Resource Browser
A Qt resource browser right into QGIS.
Austria Weather API
QGis connection to Geosphere Austria API
Plugin pour QGIS 3 fournissant un accès simple aux flux de géographiques WMS et WFS des données OpenStreetMap publiées sur DataSud pour la Région Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur.
CIGeoE Converge Lines
Creates a point of convergence of lines within a selected area.
Delete all
QGIS plugin to delete all groups and layers from the layers widget
CPR (Colour Pattern Regression)
Remote DB Plugin
Manage and open SSH connections to remote database servers
This plugin is made for Japanese users. It converts Japanese “MOJ Map XML” (land registration polygon data) into geospatial formats. 法務省登記所備付地図データ(地図XML)の変換や読み込みを行います。
Custom TitleBar
Configure what is displayed in the title bar (QGIS full version, sha, project name, …)
This plugin helps to create scientific flight plans.
Editor for Linear Referencing Systems
CRS Guesser
Guesses unknown CRS for layers
Extractor allows for the extraction of data from raster images based on point, line, and polygon vectors and the application of zonal statistics. Its usefulness lies in its ability to work with a range of raster sources, making it ideal for time series analysis and landscape studies.
Coverage Builder
Create rectangles to use as an input layer for atlas generation.
Gamepad Navigation
Navigate 2D and 3D map canvases using gamepad controllers (Playstation, Xbox, PC, etc.)
Street Facing Side
Identifies the side of the polygon (e.g. parcels or building footprints) that is facing the street, river, or any other line vector file type. Outputs a new line feature for each polygon feature, based on what side of the polygon was identified as the ‘street-facing’ side. Requires both an input polygon layer and input line layer.
Dichtheitsprüfung Checker
With this plugin, the raw data from leak tests (.sew files) can be read and checked for content.
Limburg Flood Impact
Limburg Flood Impact Plugin.
Walidator plików GML
Walidacja i kontrola plików GML baz: BDOO, BDOT10k, PRNG, GESUT, EGiB, BDOT500
infas LT Geocoder
Geocoding with infas LT Geocoder
Plugin pour QGIS 3 fournissant un accès simple aux flux de données géographiques WMS/WMTS et WFS du CRAIG et d’autres ressources géographiques utiles en région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.
Feature Nodes Z Tag
Tags the nodes of a feature with it’s Z value
A plugin that allows users to restart the QGIS.
Sewerage Designer
The Sewerage Designer computes the required sizing and depth of a stormwater sewer system.
Simulator of the Check4SEC validations in SEC and creation of GML file. (ES) Simulador del validador Check4SEC de la SEC y creación de fichero GML.
A plugin integration between QGIS and openai API.
Reload selected layer(s).
Plot grid tool
This plugin create a grid file from a plot boundary file
Indiana LiDAR
This plugin helps you access Indiana LiDAR data products.
Raster Volume Comparison
Calculates the difference in volume between two raster layers
This plugin exports a laye to DXF file

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Reports from the winning grant proposals 2022

With the QGIS Grant Programme 2022, we were able to support four proposals that are aimed to improve the QGIS project, including software, infrastructure, and documentation. The following reports summarize the work performed in the proposals. 

  1. Support building QGIS application on Qt 6 (#243) – Report
    In addition to the original plan of porting the “gui” and “app” libraries to Qt 6, it was possible to complete also the “3d” and “server” libraries. We now are at a stage where the majority of QGIS builds and runs without any significant issues on Qt 6. The Github CI setup has been updated to also run the C++ tests for gui, app, server and 3d, and the majority of these have been fixed so that they pass on the Qt 6 builds too. In addition, some tests which were failing under Qt 6 revealed some real QGIS bugs which have been fixed in the process of this work. (So there’s a direct benefit for the existing Qt 5 builds too!).
  2. Add SQL Logging in the debugging/development panel (#242) – Report
    When debugging or developing a QGIS algorithm or a QGIS plugin and when investigating performances of a particular layer it is often useful to view the SQL commands that QGIS sends to the backend. The SQL logging was implemented for Postgres, GeoPackage, Spatialite and Oracle data providers. immagine
  3. QGIS setting registry follow-up (#245) – Report
    The work can mainly be seen here PR qgis/QGIS#51295 with the proposed approach to register settings in a hierarchical and organized way, without too much complexity in the API to actually use the settings.
    To have a clean approach, some keys have been renamed. There is a compatibility handling (both forward and backward). The GUI implementation will be worked on during the HF in NL this spring.
  4. Fix handling of provider default value clauses/Autogenerate/nextval(…) handling (#247) – Report
    The bulk of these changes landed in the QGIS 3.28 release. A quick way to demonstrate on of the issues fixed is: open a Geopackage file, start editing the layer, add some features to it, but don’t save the edits, then right click the edited layer and try to save it to a different file. On older QGIS releases you’ll be spammed with a number of error messages because we tried to write a string value of “Autogenerate” into a number field for all the newly created features. On QGIS 3.28 this all just works as expected, with no errors encountered.

Thank you to everyone who participated and made this round of grants a great success and thank you to all our sponsor and donors who make this initiative possible!

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Welcoming our first flagship sustaining member – Felt

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome Felt as our first flagship sustaining member!

Felt plays a revolutionary role for those who work with maps daily by making maps and spatial analysis more accessible across organizations through modern web-based collaboration features. Teams across planning, tech, infrastructure, consulting, environmental sciences and more are using QGIS & Felt to access the power of desktop GIS alongside the ease of modern web-based collaboration features, including:

  • Customize your maps with browser-based tools: draw, drop pins, leave notes, trace boundaries, find routes — even add a video — all just point and click
  • Collaborate with your team on the same map in the moment, or hours and miles apart
  • Invite one, a few, or the whole world to see your work with precise access controls

Have a look yourself and discover the inspiring maps shared by Felt users.

We are particularly excited about this collaboration since Felt users regularly pair the analytical power of QGIS with the team-based sharing and collaboration features of Felt. Together, we contribute to a winning ecosystem of easy-to-use map-making tools for modern teams and organizations.

Felt’s support for QGIS helps us reach the goal of a stable financial basis to ensure another 20+ years of sustainable development and keep bringing the most user-friendly GIS to users worldwide.

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QGIS 3.30 ‘s-Hertogenbosch is released!

We are pleased to announce the release of QGIS 3.30 ‘s-Hertogenbosch!

Installers for all supported operating systems are already out. QGIS 3.30 comes with tons of new features, as you can see in our visual changelog. QGIS 3.30 ‘s-Hertogenbosch is named after this year’s QGIS user conference and contributor meeting host city.

We would like to thank the developers, documenters, testers and all the many folks out there who volunteer their time and effort (or fund people to do so). From the QGIS community we hope you enjoy this release! If you wish to donate time, money or otherwise get involved in making QGIS more awesome, please wander along to and lend a hand!

QGIS is supported by donors and sustaining members. A current list of donors who have made financial contributions large and small to the project can be seen on our donors list. If you would like to become a sustaining member, please visit our page for sustaining members for details. Your support helps us fund our six monthly developer meetings, maintain project infrastructure and fund bug fixing efforts.

QGIS is Free software and you are under no obligation to pay anything to use it – in fact we want to encourage people far and wide to use it regardless of what your financial or social status is – we believe empowering people with spatial decision making tools will result in a better society for all of humanity.

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Getting ready for our user conference and contributor meeting in ‘s-Hertogenbosch

In a few weeks, our 25th Contributor Meeting and International QGIS User Conference will take off on 18 April.

Register or become a speaker yourself. For details on all the exciting opportunities to get involved, check out the introduction by our awesome organizing team:

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Status Update on 2023 Crowd-Funding

An amazing 30 new sustaining members have already answered our crowd-funding call raising total member contributions to €158,000 annually.

We are particularly happy to welcome our first medium-level university sustaining member, the University of Zurich, Department of Geography:

New medium sustaining members

Institut Dr. Nowak GmbH, Germany
Bohannan Huston, New Mexico, USA
University of Zurich, Department of Geography
Idrostudi srl, Italy

New small sustaining members

  • Pacific Geomatics Limited, Canada
  • Helix Resources Limited, Australia
  • Sand Hill Geographic, Virginia, United States
  • GIS Pro Western Australia
  • The Spatial Distillery Company, Victoria, Australia
  • Qwast-GIS, The Netherlands
  • CEICOL, Colombia
  • QGIS user group Norway
  • Robex resources, Quebec, Canada
  • analyGIS GmbH, Switzerland
  • CartoExpert, France
  • addresscloud, UK
  • Baugeologie und Geo-Bau-Labor AG, Switzerland
  • Spatial Thoughts, India
  • Centremaps, UK
  • Geoideal, Colombia
  • theworksLA, California, United States
  • SoftWater s.r.l., Italy
  • menz umweltplanung,Germany
  • Oy Arbonaut Ltd, Finland
  • ZevRoss Spatial Analysis, New York, United States
  • Ecophylla Consulting, Ontario, Canada
  • DeBeer&DeVos BV, Belgium
  • Reuther NetConsulting, Germany
  • H13, Denmark
  • Rockwater Pty Ltd, Australia

Even with this impressive list of new members, we also realize that we have not reached the campaign goals yet and that potential large and flagship members may need more time to respond.

Our funding progress so far:

Therefore, we are extending the campaign until the end of March 2023.

Become a sustaining member or donor. Every contribution counts.

Details: Sustaining Membership Program Overview

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