Freebies

QGIS plugin

Distributed under the GPL licence

  • 1-band raster colour table versions <1.0.0 (bcccoltbl) : a python plugin to create colour tables for a one-band raster image. Download zip file here. Will work with restriction on QGIS 1.5 and does not work with QGIS > 1.7.
    Instructions on how to install: see here. Short description and help file here.
     
  • 1-band raster colour table version 1.x (bcccoltbl1) : a python plugin to create colour tables for a one-band raster image. Download zip file here. Will only work on QGIS 1.6R14026 and QGIS 1.7.
    Instructions on how to install: see here. Short description and help file here.
     
  • Colour scale bar (bccscbar): a python plugin to create colour scale bar image file (png) for a coloured 1-band raster. Does not work for QGIS native colour schemes. Use the created colour scale bar as legend in print composer. Download zip file here. Will only work for QGIS <= 1.8.
    Instructions on how to install: see here. Short description and help file here.
     
  • Convert 1-band raster to a paletted raster or RGB raster: a python plugin to convert a 1-band raster and its associated QGIS qml file into a 1-band paletted raster or a 3-band RGB raster. Download zip file here. Will only work for QGIS <= 1.8.
    Instructions on how to install: see here. Short description and help file here.
     
  • Shapefile Structure Viewer and Editor (bccshpv): a python plugin used to view the geometry data and attributes of shapefiles (points, polylines and polygons). It also allows editing the geometry data and the attributes data. Thus it is a potentially very dangerous plugin. See info and donwload here. Will only work for QGIS <= 1.8.
     
  • Save QML (bccSaveQML): a python plugin used to save the style information, in qml files, of many layers at once. Download zip file here. Will only work for QGIS <= 1.8.
    Instructions on how to install: see here. Short description and help file here.
     
  • Number of maps needed: a plugin used to create a polygon shapefile made of small polygons representing contiguous map boundaries to cover a given area. Download zip file here. Will only work for QGIS <= 1.8.
    Instructions on how to install: see here. Short description and help file here.
     
     


Freeware for Windows XP users
(and perhaps also Windows Vista)

Following is a list of freeware for Windows offered to the interested public free of charge and, above all, with absolutely no warranties of any sort whatsoever (*). Please see the disclaimer below before using any of these utilities!

  • AWDConv: Convert Microsoft AWD fax format to TIFF images.
    • See readme file (AWDConv_ReadMe.txt, 2 KB)
    • Download (zip file 1.3 MB) - Unzip, read the AWDConv_ReadMe.txt file and run the AWDConv.msi installation package.


Disclaimer

The programs, or rather utilities, listed on this page are programs developed for our internal use. They are in constant "improvement". The versions proposed here are considered stable for use by an advised public, but will result in crashes if not used as intended!

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How to install python plugins in QGIS

Method 1 - manual install:

  1. Close QGIS if it is open.
  2. Unzip the file downloaded to your home/.qgis/python/plugins folder. Few other plugins folder should already be there.
          Under windows, 'home' is something like: C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>; where <user name> is your login name.
  3. Restart QGIS, the plugin should now be available in the plugin list under the 'Plugins' menu 'Manage plugin...'.
  4. In this list select the plugin (e.g. bcccoltbl) and click OK.
  5. The plugin is now available in the 'Plugins' menu and on the plugin toolbar.

Method 2 (preferred) - connect to a custom QGIS python repository and use QGIS Fetch Plugins menu:

  1. In QGIS go to 'Plugins|Fetch Python Plugins...'.
  2. Select the 'Repositories' tab.
  3. Click on the 'Add...' button.
  4. In the 'Name:' text box type "BC-Consult".
  5. In the 'URL:' text box type "http://www.bc-consult.com/free/plugins.xml"
  6. Click 'Ok'
  7. After scanning the list of repositories, the BC-Consult repository should show-up in the list and all the plugins available on this site will also be listed in the plugins list.
  8. Then use the standard procedure to add a plugin in QGIS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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