The relocator pluginThe first steps I designed was to copy raster as well as vector data to a single defined directory. This is straight forward and uses the
QgsVectorFileWriter.writeAsVectorFormat(layer,path,encoding,crs,type)for vector files distributed over your hard drive(s) and the
shutil.copyfile(src_path, dst_path)for raster files. The only problem was to change a xml document. Yes, a qgs file is a simple xml document and so I used this nice little how-to from the python documentation:
for rank in root.iter('rank'): new_rank = int(rank.text) + 1 rank.text = str(new_rank) rank.set('updated', 'yes') tree.write('output.xml')First I copy the old qgs file to the defined directory and then I adjust all the given source paths to the layers: You will find all your data in the chosen directory along with your qgs file. Furthermore you have the possibility to store this directory in a zip file so it is easy to send the whole set by email or store it on a ftp server. Sharing was never easier:
The plugin can be downloaded and developed via github. It is already pushed to the official plugin repo by qgis but is still flagged as experimental: Can someone check it on a Windows or Mac? Thank you for any comments and/or issues on github!
Aweome! That was long overdue. Gave it a quick test run on OS 10.10.3 / QGIS 2.8.1 and it works like a charm. Keep up the good work! Cheers
thanks for testing on MAC!
Thanks to the great community: There are already two packages in the
original repo: Qconsolidate and Qpackage. Try them out as well!
thanks for the work Riccardo, but I use QConsolidate for a long time, with good results. What is the difference with your new plugin?
well Qconsolidate doesn’t support zipping a file. Biut you’re right qconsolidate does the same. haven’t seen this plugin prior developing (like written below!)
and the relocator plugin supports WMS 😉
Hi Reccardo, just tested this on a Windows 7 Professional machine, works prefect! Thanks for creating a very useful plugin, will definitely see lots of usage for future projects!
It is an useful plugin… but I have an issue regarding json files.
I tried with a shapefile layer and a geojson layer.
On the save folder, I can see that the json layer is a shape file but the project is not updated.
So.. if you load your saved qgis project, you get “Handle bad layer” for the geoJson layer.
I’m using the plugin in a wrong way?
I installed this after QConsolidate crashed whilst exporting my project files. It worked perfectly, pulling data from both local machine and servers.
I would suggest you add a Success message, where clicking OK closes the plug-in. I ran it in the background, and came back to find it still showed the same thing as when I first clicked OK to run it… Had to check the files manually to be sure anything had happened.
Any change that you make a 3.4 version?