[Qgis-developer] new C++ plugin

Marco Hugentobler marco.hugentobler at karto.baug.ethz.ch
Mon Nov 3 03:44:53 EST 2008

Hi Maxim

Wow, really great work. Otschen spassibo to Russia!

A connection to the google world via plugin is a very good thing. I'd like to 
include the plugin into the standard distribution if that is ok for you and if 
you intend to do further development and maintaining of the code.

@Tim: I suppose feature freeze also holds for plugins? In that case, inclusion 
could be done after version 1.0 is out.

To the question C++ vs. Python: There is no 'official' rule which language to 
use for plugins. It's really up to the programmer, both have their pros and 

Some wishes for the future:
Is it also possible to convert qgis symbology to kml? I think that would be 
very usefull. 
And the automatic conversion of features from layer coordinate system to 
google coordinates (is it WGS84?) would be a real killer feature.


On Saturday 01 November 2008 04:22:58 Maxim Dubinin wrote:
> Hi all,
> Does someone want to test our brand new QGIS plugin? It is C++ based,
> so you need to copy it to plugins. This is part of the ongoing process
> to develop a bigger one and our first try, so judge accordingly ;)
> It adds two simple instruments, one tool is used to open the
> coordinates of the click in Google Maps and other tool gets and open a
> geometry from active layer in Google Earth. It is a handy tool for
> quickly sending stuff from QGIS to GE, we're using ourselves quite a
> bit.
> If someone is interested, svn is here:
> http://svn.gis-lab.info/qgis2google
> Win version can be downloaded from here
> http://gis-lab.info/programs/qgis/libqgis2googleplugin.zip
> Still trying to figure out the best way to distribute stuff like this
> for other OSes too, not much experience here.
> Maxim
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Dr. Marco Hugentobler
Institute of Cartography
ETH Zurich
Technical Advisor QGIS Project Steering Committee

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