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Quantum GIS

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: October 2004
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NAME

Quantum GIS - A Geographic Information System  

SYNOPSIS

qgis [--snapshotfilename]
[--langlanguage]
[--projectprojectfile]
[--help]
[file]...
See OPTIONS for a full description. 

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
*Identify features
*Display attribute tables
*Select features
*GRASS Digitizing
*Feature labeling
 

OPTIONS

--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.
--help

Display brief usage help.
file...
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.

 

FILES

~/.config/QuantumGIS/qgis.conf
QGIS preferences file. This file stores windows size/location, loaded plugins,user options, and other application settings.
 

BUGS

See the QGIS home page (http://qgis.org) for a list of known issues with the latest release. 

AUTHOR

Gary Sherman <sherman at mrcc.com>


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
FILES
BUGS
AUTHOR

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