Best practices for writing Python QGIS Expression Functions

Recently there have been some questions and discussions about python based expression functions and how parameters like usesGeometry  need to be used. So I thought I’d quickly write down how this works. There is some intelligence If the geometry or a

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QGIS Expressions Engine: Performance boost

Expressions in QGIS are more and more widely used for all kinds of purposes. For example the recently introduced geometry generators allow drawing awesome effects with modified feature geometries on the fly. The last days at the QGIS developer meeting

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QGIS: Qt5 and Python3 migration, current state

Behind the scenes a lot has happened to get ready for Qt5 and Python3. On the same codebase that is becoming the next release QGIS 2.16. This is really a great thing since we can focus work on a single

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Prepare your plugins for QGIS 3

QGIS 3 is not yet there and there is still plenty of time to prepare and migrate. But I thought I would give some advice about things that you can keep in mind while working on your plugins to make

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Increasing the stability of processing algorithms

Processing just got a new testing framework to improve the long-term stability of this important plugin. And you can help to improve it, even if you are not a software developer! This is yet another piece in our never-stopping crusade to

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Geometry generator symbology

Say hello to geometry generators, a new way to use expression syntax to generate a geometry on the fly during the rendering process.

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QGIS Crowdfunding: 2.5D Rendering

2.5D rendering

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QGIS Welcome Page

Whenever you start QGIS you basically do it because? Right, because you need to do GIS work. Ah, how I love rhetorical questions to start a post. And most of the time one continues to work on a QGIS project which

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Syntactic sugar for PyQGIS

PyQGIS now supports a nice new addition for handling edit sessions in layers. This way, changes get committed automatically at the end of a successful (python) edit session.

with edit(layer):
    do your changes here()

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Postgres Expression Compiler for QGIS

Performance This project is all about performance of QGIS with a postgres/postgis database. A lot of people have QGIS connected to postgres/postgis (if you don’t: it’s a great combination in the open source geo stack). Databases are really optimized for

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