[Qgis-community-team] MapInfor to QGIS....Please help.....

Nathan Woodrow madmanwoo at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 21:21:02 EST 2012

Hey Naomi,

Sure both those things are possible.

Do you need to be able to open the layer inside QGIS using Python? e.g do
you plan to have a QGIS plugin which has a open X layer button and when
pressed will open the layer in QGIS

- Nathan

On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 11:26 AM, naomi jackson <naomijackson_fj at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Hi I am new to Quantum GIS,
> I work in the GIS dept for a regional Organisation here in the Pacific
> (SOPAC a division of South Pacisfic Communities)in FIJI.
> The project that i am working on is to migrate a Project that i have
> completed in MapInfo 10.0 using Map Basic 10.0 into QGIS.
> "Customised MapInfo Display Of Land Cover Of The Low Lying islands"
> I wish to display the same in QGIS.
> My PC has :
> ·         Windows  XP(and so do the other users in the department to
> which i will need to install QGIS in their systems when i get it working)
> ·         Python 2.7
> ·         QGIS 1.6.0
> Is it possible
>    -     Automatically open  a layer using python “considering Windows
>    XP”(I see a lot of examples on linux and Unix)…If so can anyone please
>    guide me thru some codes or sites for more clarification.
>    -        Write a program to create a dropdown menu in QGIS to select
>    layers and it automatically zooms to the layer selected rather than using
>    the layer control to select manually.(WINDOWS XP)
> I have a whole lot of questions I will begin with these two…..
> I appreciate your suggestions and hope to get positive responses..
> Thanks
> Naomi
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