[Qgis-developer] Fwd: Re: [saga-gis-developer] QGIS plugin

Paolo Cavallini cavallini at faunalia.it
Sun Jan 2 12:26:45 EST 2011

Hi all.
Saga has nice analytical tools. Anyone interested in writing a plugin calling
saga_cmd? It shouldn't be much work, and it would greatly increase our analytical
All the best.

-------- Messaggio originale --------
Oggetto: Re: [saga-gis-developer] QGIS plugin
Data: Sun, 02 Jan 2011 18:07:53 +0100
Mittente: Volker Wichmann <wichmann at laserdata.at>
A: saga-gis-developer at lists.sourceforge.net

Hi Paolo,

as far as I know there is nobody working on a QGIS interface to SAGA.
Some time ago, Giovanni Allegri showed interest in such an interface and
was willing to try to implement it. But I haven't heard from him for
about a year.

He wanted to implement the interface in Python, and back then, we had
some trouble with the Python interface of SAGA using Linux Unicode
builds. These issues are solved in the meantime.
I'm not very familiar with QGIS, but I would expect a C++ interface to
be more efficient.

In the meantime, I have also implemented an GDAL driver for SAGA binary
grids, I think it is available since GDAL 1.7.2. This should allow
reading and writing SAGA grids from QGIS via the GDAL plugin.

I don't expect that anyone of the SAGA core developers will initiate
such a project by himself, but in case you like to start with such an
interface, I'm willing to help. From the user side of view, I think
there is interest in such an interface - at least there are some users
on the forum that use SAGA for processing and QGIS for map layout.

Best regards,
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