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MSFS Is there a way to create a QMID grid in QGIS?

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Hi

A long time ago, I could create a QMID grid in SBuilder as a .shp file and then import it into QGIS. I wonder if after these years there is any way to create a grid of a given QMID level of a region directly in QGIS without the help of Sbuilder. Maybe a plugin, script, whatever.

Regards.
 
Hi,

You can create it with scenproc as well.
 
Sorry Arno, I didn't know that it was possible with your tool.

But I'm reading the manual and I don't find how to export a shape file with a QMID grid (to load it on QGis).
 
Hi

A long time ago, I could create a QMID grid in SBuilder as a .shp file and then import it into QGIS. I wonder if after these years there is any way to create a grid of a given QMID level of a region directly in QGIS without the help of Sbuilder. Maybe a plugin, script, whatever.

Regards.
Only LOD 5 with Folder and Name file.
 

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Sorry Arno, I didn't know that it was possible with your tool.

But I'm reading the manual and I don't find how to export a shape file with a QMID grid (to load it on QGis).
You can easily create it by making a polygon and then using the split grid step to generate the QMID size you want. I'll make you a sample script when I'm behind my PC again.
 
No problem Arno, whenever you can.

In the meantime I continue reading the manual (I used to use this tool long time ago to create autogen vegetation for FSX). I've discovered some interesting "steps" like Splitgrid (SplitGrid|LODXX|). I guess you mean this command to create grids.
 
Hi,

This script does what you want:

Code:
CreateRectangle|-180;180;-90;90|String;type|poly
#
SplitGrid|QMID7|*|NONE
#
MergeGrid
#
ExportOGR|*|ESRI Shapefile|qmid_grid.shp|qmid_grid

The first step creates a polygon that covers the entire world (you can do it for a smaller area as well if you want). The next step divides it in the QMID grid size you want. I used QMID7 here, but you can change the value if you want of course. The next line combines all the cells with the QMID polygons back into one cell again so that they can be exported to one file. And the last step writes the polygons to a SHP file.
 
I saw the manual had a sample to make a grid for Google Earth already, but I can add this one as well indeed.
 
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