Creating custom colour schemes in PyQGIS

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In my last post I explored some of the new colour related features available in QGIS 2.6. At the end of that post I hinted at the possibility of creating QGIS colour schemes using python. Let’s take a look… We’ll start with something nice and easy – a colour scheme which contains a predefined set of […]

Colour shortcuts in QGIS 2.4

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Quick poll… what’s the most frustrating thing about GIS? Fighting with colour plotters? Trying to remember GDAL command line syntax? MapInfo’s new ribbon interface* [1]? All of the above? Wrong! It’s getting a colour from here: …all the way over to here: Since the dawn of GIS humanity has struggled with this simple task* [2]. We’ve […]

Colour blindness and grayscale previews in QGIS 2.4

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Since QGIS 2.4 is nearing feature freeze it seems like a good time to start exploring some of the great new features in this release. So, let’s get started with my most recent addition to QGIS’ print composer… preview modes! As every first year cartography text book will tell you, it’s important to know your […]