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QGIS(1)			    General Commands Manual		       QGIS(1)

       qgis - QGIS Geographic Information System

       qgis [--snapshot	filename]
	    [--lang language]
	    [--project projectfile]
	    [--extent xmin,ymin,xmax,ymax]
	    [--width width]
	    [--height height]
	    [--optionspath path]
	    [--configpath path]
       See OPTIONS for a full description.

       QGIS  is	 a cross platform, Free	and Open Source	Geographic Information
       System (GIS). Supported platforms include Linux/Unix, Mac OS X and  Mi-
       crosoft	Windows.  QGIS	supports vector, raster, and database formats.
       QGIS is licensed	under the GNU General Public License.

       Some of the major features include:

       *Support	for spatially enabled PostGIS tables
       *Support	for shapefiles,	ArcInfo	coverages, Mapinfo, and	other formats
	 supported by OGR
       *Raster support for a large number of formats
       *Identify features
       *Display	attribute tables
       *Select features
       *GRASS Digitizing
       *Feature	labeling

       --snapshot filename
	      Create a snapshot	image from the specified layers	and save it to
	      filename.	The snapshot is	saved in PNG format.

       --lang language
	      Set  the	language used by QGIS. Language	is specified using the
	      locale string that matches one of	the translations supported  by
	      QGIS. For	example, to use	the German translation,	specify	--lang

       --project filename
	      Load the specified QGIS project file. The	 layers	 specified  in
	      the  project file	are loaded, the	layers are symbolized, and the
	      view extent is restored.

       --extent	xmin,ymin,xmax,ymax
	      Set initial map extent by	passing	coordinates of that rectangle.

       --width width
	      Width of snapshot	to emit

       --height	height
	      Height of	snapshot to emit

	      Hide splash screen

	      Don't restore plugins on startup.	 Useful	 if  some  third-party
	      plugins make QGIS	crash during startup.

       --optionspath path
	      Use the given QSettings path

       --configpath path
	      Use the given path for all user configuration

	      Display brief usage help.

	      A	 list  of one or more files to be loaded into QGIS at startup.
	      Files must consist of a data format supported by QGIS  and  only
	      disk-based  formats  can	be  loaded using this method. This in-
	      cludes shapefiles, MapInfo files,	and most raster	formats.  Data
	      stores  that cannot be loaded in this way	include	PostGIS	layers
	      in a PostgreSQL database and GRASS vector/raster data.

	      QGIS preferences file. This file stores  windows	size/location,
	      loaded plugins, user options, and	other application settings.

       See  the	 QGIS  home  page ( for	a list of known	issues
       with the	latest release.

       Gary Sherman <sherman at>

				 March 9, 2011			       QGIS(1)


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