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Manual Reference Pages  -  QGIS (1)

NAME

qgis - QGIS Geographic Information System

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Files
Bugs
Author

SYNOPSIS

qgis [--snapshot filename]
[--lang language]
[--project projectfile]
[--extent xmin,ymin,xmax,ymax]
[--width width]
[--height height]
[--nologo]
[--noplugins]
[--optionspath path]
[--configpath path]
[--help]
[file]...
See OPTIONS for a full description.

DESCRIPTION

QGIS is a cross platform, Free and Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS). Supported platforms include Linux/Unix, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. QGIS supports vector, raster, and database formats. QGIS is licensed under the GNU General 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 that matches one of the translations supported by QGIS. For example, to use the German translation, specify --lang de
--project filename
  Load the specified QGIS project file. The layers specified in the project file are loaded, the layers are symbolized, and the view extent is restored.
--extent xmin,ymin,xmax,ymax
  Set initial map extent by passing coordinates of that rectangle.
--width width
  Width of snapshot to emit
--height height
  Height of snapshot to emit
--nologo Hide splash screen
--noplugins
  Don’t restore plugins on startup. Useful if some third-party plugins make QGIS crash during startup.
--optionspath path
  Use the given QSettings path
--configpath path
  Use the given path for all user configuration
--help Display brief usage help.
file... A list of one or more files to be loaded into QGIS at startup. Files must consist of a data format supported by QGIS and only disk-based formats can be loaded using this method. This includes shapefiles, MapInfo files, and most raster formats. Data stores that cannot be loaded in this way include PostGIS layers in a PostgreSQL database and GRASS vector/raster data.

FILES

~/.config/QGIS/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>

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