[Qgis-developer] dxf read

Marco Hugentobler marco.hugentobler at sourcepole.ch
Wed Jan 26 03:13:25 EST 2011

Hi Paolo, Werner

Additionally to the version consideration, I'd suggest to keep the plugin in 
the source until we have sound feedback from a few dxf powerusers.

Because matching dxf to GIS is difficult (multilayers, labels, different feature 
types can be in one layer). So accessing dxf via OGR in QGIS might not be as 
trivial as it seems. E.g. in QGIS we expect all the features in one layer to 
be of the same shape type.


Am Dienstag, 25. Januar 2011, um 20.14:16 schrieb Paolo Cavallini:
> Hi all.
> I checked today, and I saw that reading DXF through gdal 1.7 works
> reasonably well. Wouldn't it be better then to drop the dxf2shape
> plugin, who has no maintainer and a few bugs?
> All the best.

Dr. Marco Hugentobler
Sourcepole -  Linux & Open Source Solutions
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