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QGIS News
Change history for the QGIS Project
Monday May 20, 2013
Tuesday September 10, 2013


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1. Whats new in Version 1.8.0 'Lisboa'?
1. Whats new in Version 2.0.0 'Dufour'?
2. Whats new in Version 1.7.2 'Wroclaw'?
3. Whats new in Version 1.7.1 'Wroclaw'?
4. Whats new in Version 1.7.0 'Wroclaw'?
4.1. Symbology labels and diagrams
4.2. New Tools
4.3. User interface updates
4.4. CRS Handling
4.5. Rasters
4.6. Providers and Data Handling
4.7. Api and Developer Centric
4.8. QGIS Mapserver
4.9. Plugins
4.10. Printing
5. Whats new in Version 1.6.0 'Capiapo'?
5.1. General Improvements
5.2. Table of contents (TOC) improvements
5.3. Labelling (New generation only)
5.4. Layer properties and symbology
5.5. Map Composer
6. Whats new in Version 1.5.0?
6.1. Main GUI
6.2. WMS and WMS-C Support
6.3. API Updates
7. Whats new in Version 1.4.0 'Enceladus'?
8. Whats new in Version 1.3.0 'Mimas'?
8.1. OSM plugin & provider updates
8.2. Other notable features and improvements in this release
9. Version 1.2.0 'Daphnis'
9.1. Editing
9.2. Keyboard shortcuts
9.3. Map Composer
9.4. Attribute tables
9.5. Plugins
9.6. Projects Management
9.7. PostGIS & the PostgreSQL Provider
9.8. Symbology enhancements
9.9. Command line arguments
10. Version 1.0.0 'Kore'
11. Version 0.11.0 'Metis'
12. Version 0.10.0 'Io'
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Last Updated: Monday May 20, 2013
Last Change : Monday May 20, 2013
Last Updated: Tuesday September 10, 2013
Last Change : Tuesday September 10, 2013


1. Whats new in Version 1.8.0 'Lisboa'?
1. Whats new in Version 2.0.0 'Dufour'?
=======================================

This is a new major release. Building on the foundation of
QGIS 1.x.x releases, QGIS Dufour introduces many new features,
improvements and bug fixes. Here is a summary of some of the
key new features.

- We have updated out icon theme to use the 'GIS' theme which introduces
an improved level of consistency and professionalism to the QGIS user
interface.
- The new symbol layer overview uses a clear, tree-structured layout
which allows for easy and fast access to all symbol layers.
- QGIS 2.0 now includes Oracle Spatial support.
- With the new data defined properties, it is possible to control symbol
type, size, color, rotation, and many other properties through feature
attributes.
- You can now place html elements onto your map.
- Having nicely aligned map items is critical to making nice printed
maps. Auto snapping lines have been added to allow for easy composer
object alignment by simply dragging an object close to another.
- Sometimes you need to align objects a curtain distance on the composer.
With the new manual snapping lines you are able to add manual snap lines
which allow for better align objects using a common alignment. Simply
drag from the top or side ruler to add new guide line.
- Ever needed to generate a map series? Of course you have. The composer
now includes built in map series generation using the atlas feature.
Coverage layers can be points, lines, polygons, and the current feature
attribute data is available in labels for on the fly value replacement.
- A single composer window can now contain more then one page.
- The composer label item in 1.8 was quite limited and only allowed a single
token $CURRENT_DATE to be used. In 2.0 full expression support has been
added too greater power and control of the final labels.
- The map frame now contains the ability to show the extents of another
map and will update when moved. Using this with the atlas generation
feature now core in the composer allows for some slick map generation.
Overview frame style uses the same styling as a normal map polygon
object so your creativity is never restricted.
- Layer blending makes it possible to combine layers in new and exciting
ways. While in older versions, all you could do was to make the layer
transparent, you can now choose between much more advanced options such as
"multiply", "darken only", and many more. Blending can be used in the
normal map view as well as in print composer.
- HTML support has been added map composer label item to give you even
more control over your final maps. HTML labels support full css styles
sheets, html, and even javascript if you are that way inclined.
- The labelling system has been totally overhauled - it now includes many
new features such as drop shadows, 'highway shields', many more data bound
options, and various performance enhancements. We are slowly doing away
with the 'old labels' system, although you will still find that
functionality available for this release, you should expect that it will
disappear in a follow up release.
- The full power of normal label and rule expressions can now be used for
label properties. Nearly every property can be defined with an expression
or field value giving you more control over the label result. Expressions
can refer to a field (e.g. set the font size to the value of the field
'font') or can include more complex logic. Examples of bindable
properties include: Font, Size, Style and Buffer size.
- With the expression engine being used more and more though out QGIS to
allow for things like expression based labels and symbol, many more
functions have been added to the expression builder and are all accessible
though the expression builder. All functions include comprehensive help
and usage guides for ease of use.
- If the expression engine doesn't have the function that you need. Not to
worry. New functions can be added via a plugin using a simple Python API.
- The Python API has been revamped to allow for a more cleaner, more
pythonic, programming experience. The QGIS 2.0 API uses SIP V2 which
removes the messy toString(), toInt() logic that was needed when working
with values. Types are now converted into native Python types making for a
much nicer API. Attributes access is now done on the feature itself using
a simple key lookup, no more index lookup and attribute maps.
Note: Most plugins written for QGIS < 1.x will need to be
ported to work correctly in QGIS 2.x. Please consult
http://hub.qgis.org/wiki/quantum-gis/Python_plugin_API_changes_from_18_to_20
for more details.
- The raster data provider system has been completely overhauled. One of
the best new features stemming from this work is the ability to 'Layer ->
Save As...' to save any raster layer as a new layer. In the process you
can clip, resample, and reproject the layer to a new Coordinate Reference
System. You can also save a raster layer as a rendered image so if you for
example have single band raster that you have applied a colour palette to,
you can save the rendered layer out to a georeferenced RGB layer.
- There are many, many more new features in QGIS 2.0 - we invite
you to explore the software and discover them all!

= Whats new in Version 1.8.0 'Lisboa'? =

This is a new feature release. Building on the foundation of
QGIS 1.7.x releases, Lisboa introduces many new features,
improvements and bug fixes. Here is a summary of some of the
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%! target : html
%! style : style.css
%! Options : --toc --toc-level 2 --enum-title --css-sugar --css-inside
%! Options : --toc --toc-level 1 --enum-title --css-sugar --css-inside
%! preproc : TUT_URL https://qgis.org
%! PostProc(html): '(?i)(<pre>)' '<div class="code">\1'
%! PostProc(html): '(?i)(</pre>)' '\1</div>'
@@ -38,6 +38,90 @@ Change history for the QGIS Project
Last Updated: %%date(%A %B %d, %Y)
Last Change : %%mtime(%A %B %d, %Y)

= Whats new in Version 2.0.0 'Dufour'? =

This is a new major release. Building on the foundation of
QGIS 1.x.x releases, QGIS Dufour introduces many new features,
improvements and bug fixes. Here is a summary of some of the
key new features.

- We have updated out icon theme to use the 'GIS' theme which introduces
an improved level of consistency and professionalism to the QGIS user
interface.
- The new symbol layer overview uses a clear, tree-structured layout
which allows for easy and fast access to all symbol layers.
- QGIS 2.0 now includes Oracle Spatial support.
- With the new data defined properties, it is possible to control symbol
type, size, color, rotation, and many other properties through feature
attributes.
- You can now place html elements onto your map.
- Having nicely aligned map items is critical to making nice printed
maps. Auto snapping lines have been added to allow for easy composer
object alignment by simply dragging an object close to another.
- Sometimes you need to align objects a curtain distance on the composer.
With the new manual snapping lines you are able to add manual snap lines
which allow for better align objects using a common alignment. Simply
drag from the top or side ruler to add new guide line.
- Ever needed to generate a map series? Of course you have. The composer
now includes built in map series generation using the atlas feature.
Coverage layers can be points, lines, polygons, and the current feature
attribute data is available in labels for on the fly value replacement.
- A single composer window can now contain more then one page.
- The composer label item in 1.8 was quite limited and only allowed a single
token $CURRENT_DATE to be used. In 2.0 full expression support has been
added too greater power and control of the final labels.
- The map frame now contains the ability to show the extents of another
map and will update when moved. Using this with the atlas generation
feature now core in the composer allows for some slick map generation.
Overview frame style uses the same styling as a normal map polygon
object so your creativity is never restricted.
- Layer blending makes it possible to combine layers in new and exciting
ways. While in older versions, all you could do was to make the layer
transparent, you can now choose between much more advanced options such as
"multiply", "darken only", and many more. Blending can be used in the
normal map view as well as in print composer.
- HTML support has been added map composer label item to give you even
more control over your final maps. HTML labels support full css styles
sheets, html, and even javascript if you are that way inclined.
- The labelling system has been totally overhauled - it now includes many
new features such as drop shadows, 'highway shields', many more data bound
options, and various performance enhancements. We are slowly doing away
with the 'old labels' system, although you will still find that
functionality available for this release, you should expect that it will
disappear in a follow up release.
- The full power of normal label and rule expressions can now be used for
label properties. Nearly every property can be defined with an expression
or field value giving you more control over the label result. Expressions
can refer to a field (e.g. set the font size to the value of the field
'font') or can include more complex logic. Examples of bindable
properties include: Font, Size, Style and Buffer size.
- With the expression engine being used more and more though out QGIS to
allow for things like expression based labels and symbol, many more
functions have been added to the expression builder and are all accessible
though the expression builder. All functions include comprehensive help
and usage guides for ease of use.
- If the expression engine doesn't have the function that you need. Not to
worry. New functions can be added via a plugin using a simple Python API.
- The Python API has been revamped to allow for a more cleaner, more
pythonic, programming experience. The QGIS 2.0 API uses SIP V2 which
removes the messy toString(), toInt() logic that was needed when working
with values. Types are now converted into native Python types making for a
much nicer API. Attributes access is now done on the feature itself using
a simple key lookup, no more index lookup and attribute maps.
**Note:** Most plugins written for QGIS < 1.x will need to be
ported to work correctly in QGIS 2.x. Please consult
http://hub.qgis.org/wiki/quantum-gis/Python_plugin_API_changes_from_18_to_20
for more details.
- The raster data provider system has been completely overhauled. One of
the best new features stemming from this work is the ability to 'Layer ->
Save As...' to save any raster layer as a new layer. In the process you
can clip, resample, and reproject the layer to a new Coordinate Reference
System. You can also save a raster layer as a rendered image so if you for
example have single band raster that you have applied a colour palette to,
you can save the rendered layer out to a georeferenced RGB layer.
- There are many, many more new features in QGIS 2.0 - we invite
you to explore the software and discover them all!

= Whats new in Version 1.8.0 'Lisboa'? =

This is a new feature release. Building on the foundation of

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