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QGIS is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). It runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, Windows and Android and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities.

QGIS Tips has an RSS Feed

We've added an RSS feed to the website. Just add http://qgis.tips/rss to your favorite feed reader and you're good to go.

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QGIS Tips has an RSS Feed

We've added an RSS feed to the website. Just add http://qgis.tips/rss to your favorite feed reader and you're good to go.

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QGIS has Startup Options!

QGIS has options when starting it from a command prompt. These allow you to do things like:

Load a project Run some Python code Turn off plugins Load vector and raster layers

This works on all platforms. Here's the syntax:

$ QGIS --help
QGIS - 2.5.0-Master 'Master' (697ebff)
QGIS is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System.
Usage: /Users/gsherman/Applications/QGIS.app/Contents/MacOS/QGIS [OPTION] [FILE]
OPTION:
[--snapshot filename] emit snapshot of loaded datasets to given file
[--width width] width of snapshot to emit
[--height height] height of snapshot to emit
[--lang language] use language for interface text
[--project projectfile] load the given QGIS project
[--extent xmin,ymin,xmax,ymax] set initial map extent
[--nologo] hide splash screen
[--noplugins] don't restore plugins on startup
[--nocustomization] don't apply GUI customization
[--customizationfile] use the given ini file as GUI customization
[--optionspath path] use the given QSettings path
[--configpath path] use the given path for all user configuration
[--code path] run the given python file on load
[--defaultui] start by resetting user ui settings to default
[--help] this textFILE: Files specified on the command line can include rasters,
vectors, and QGIS project files (.qgs):
1. Rasters - supported formats include GeoTiff, DEM
and others supported by GDAL
2. Vectors - supported formats include ESRI Shapefiles
and others supported by OGR and PostgreSQL layers using
the PostGIS extension

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QGIS has Startup Options!

QGIS has options when starting it from a command prompt. These allow you to do things like:

Load a project Run some Python code Turn off plugins Load vector and raster layers

This works on all platforms. Here's the syntax:

$ QGIS --help
QGIS - 2.5.0-Master 'Master' (697ebff)
QGIS is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System.
Usage: /Users/gsherman/Applications/QGIS.app/Contents/MacOS/QGIS [OPTION] [FILE]
OPTION:
[--snapshot filename] emit snapshot of loaded datasets to given file
[--width width] width of snapshot to emit
[--height height] height of snapshot to emit
[--lang language] use language for interface text
[--project projectfile] load the given QGIS project
[--extent xmin,ymin,xmax,ymax] set initial map extent
[--nologo] hide splash screen
[--noplugins] don't restore plugins on startup
[--nocustomization] don't apply GUI customization
[--customizationfile] use the given ini file as GUI customization
[--optionspath path] use the given QSettings path
[--configpath path] use the given path for all user configuration
[--code path] run the given python file on load
[--defaultui] start by resetting user ui settings to default
[--help] this textFILE: Files specified on the command line can include rasters,
vectors, and QGIS project files (.qgs):
1. Rasters - supported formats include GeoTiff, DEM
and others supported by GDAL
2. Vectors - supported formats include ESRI Shapefiles
and others supported by OGR and PostgreSQL layers using
the PostGIS extension

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Select which bands to use as RGB from SPOT Image

Multi-band images, such as SPOT satellite imagery, can be loaded as a single raster layer.  Then, by editing the layer properties, you can adjust which bands are used in which colour channels.  You can even adjust contrast, etc. using these built-in QGIS features.

Raster layer multispectral band channel editing 

Tags: raster, spot, satellite, rgb, bands

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