Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: October 2004Index
Quantum GIS - A Geographic Information System
SYNOPSISqgis [--snapshotfilename] [--langlanguage] [--projectprojectfile] [--help] [file]...
See OPTIONS for a full description.
Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a Geographic Information System (GIS) built for Linux/Unix. QGIS supports vector, raster, and database formats. QGIS is licensed under the GNU Public License.
Some of the major features include:
*Support for spatially enabled PostGIS tables
*Support for shapefiles, ArcInfo coverages, Mapinfo, and other formats
supported by OGR
*Raster support for a large number of formats
*Display attribute tables
- --snapshot filename
- Create a snapshot image from the specified layers and save it to filename. The snapshot is saved in PNG format.
- --lang language
- Set the language used by QGIS. Language is specified using the locale string thatmatches one of the translations supported by QGIS. For example, to use the German translation, specify--lang de
- --project filename
- Load the specifiedQGISproject file. The layers specified in the project file are loaded, the layersare symbolized, and the view extent is restored.
- --extent xmin,ymin,xmax,ymax
- Set initial map extent by passing coordinates of that rectangle.
Display brief usage help.
- A list of one or more files to be loaded into QGIS at startup. Files mustconsist of a data format supported by QGIS and only disk-based formats can beloaded using this method. This includes shapefiles, MapInfo files, and mostraster formats. Data stores that cannot be loaded in this way include PostGISlayers in a PostgreSQL database and GRASS vector/raster data.
- QGIS preferences file. This file stores windows size/location, loaded plugins,user options, and other application settings.
See the QGIS home page (http://qgis.org)
for a list of known issues with the latest release.
Gary Sherman <sherman at mrcc.com>
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