[Qgis-developer] Re: qgs->apl (ArcPad)
mateusz at loskot.net
Mon Sep 25 09:16:43 EDT 2006
Maciej Sieczka wrote:
> Does anybody know if there exists a tool for converting the shapefile
> layer settings contained in a QGIS project file into an ArcPad apm file?
Arghh! It's still on my todo list.
Unfortunately, since 7 months I have no access to PDA + ArcPad to start
For one of my client, I created similar tool, but it's closed source :-(
So, for QGIS I'd need to create new tool.
> I'm asking this because one can't setup symbology for a shapefile layer
> in the ArcPad itself. In order to do it one needs to buy another
> expensive ESRI software.
Yes, that's right.
Or you can buy a software from one of companies I worked for ,-)
but that's not a case here.
> But both are XML based formats and I "only" need the colors used for
> lines, points and for filling polygons converted. I might try doing it
> myself, but I'm not sure if it will be that easy as I might think.
Yes, it's preatty easy task - dump layer properties to ArcGIS XML-based
format (XML dialect).
> I'm CCing you Mateusz because I found your note about planning for such
> a tool on the QGIS WIKI:
I have an idea of a plugin to export/import ArcGIS XML files from
Is this something you need very fast?
The fastest option is to create a script converting QGIS project file
into ArcPad XML file. More user-friendly but more complex option is to
write QGIS plugin.
Unfortunately, I'm not able to develop any plugins in next 2-3 weeks.
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