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What’s new in QGIS 2.6

This release contains new features and extends the programmatic interface over previous versions. We recommend that you use this version over previous releases.

This release includes hundreds of bug fixes and many new features and enhancements that will be described in this manual. You may also review the visual changelog at http://changelog.linfiniti.com/qgis/version/2.6.0/.

Application and Project Options

  • Project filename in properties: You can now see the full path for the QGIS project file in the project properties dialog.

Data Providers

  • DXF Export tool improvements:
    • Tree view and attribute selection for layer assigment in dialog
    • support fill polygons/HATCH
    • represent texts as MTEXT instead of TEXT (including font, slant and weight)
    • support for RGB colors when there’s no exact color match
    • use AutoCAD 2000 DXF (R15) instead of R12

Map Composer

  • Update map canvas extent from map composer extent: On the Item

    properties of a Map element there are now two extra buttons which allow you to (1) set the Map canvas extent according with the extent of your Map element and (2) view in Map canvas the extent currently set on your Map element.

  • Multiple grid support: It is now possible to have more than one grid in your Map element. Each grid is fully customizable and can be assigned to a different CRS. This means, for example, you can now have a map layout with both geographic and projected grids.

  • Selective export: To every item of your map composer layout, under Rendering options, you may exclude that object from map exports.

QGIS Server


User Interface