Hi Andreas,

Thank you for your response, and I think that your 'other' question is
valid. I will see what I can do about that.

But my other point is that there is very little documentation about what
settings 'should' be applied to enable these providers. That makes it hard
for users who want to get on with their work if they have to spend hours
researching and experimenting.

And, I've been around for long enough to know that I shouldn't whinge
without thinking about volunteering to do that work myself. I am not in a
position to raise my hand for that just yet. But you may see that before
the end of the year.

_______________
Johanna Botman
GIS / Assets Officer


Griffith City Council
Ph: 02 6962 8168



From:   "Neumann, Andreas" <a.neum...@carto.net>
To:     Johanna Botman <joha...@jbotman.com>
Cc:     'Johanna Botman' <johanna.bot...@griffith.nsw.gov.au>,
            qgis-user@lists.osgeo.org
Date:   20/07/2016 07:34 PM
Subject:        RE: [Qgis-user] issues with Processing Options



Hi Johanna,


Orfeo Toolbox (photogrammetry software) is quite specialized and is not
part of the standard QGIS distribution. I also have no experience with it
and can't help.


GRASS is different - it's a general purpose GIS and should work well with
QGIS. What are you struggling with regarding GRASS?


-------------


The other question is: are you (I mean your Windows user account) a
long-time QGIS user who upgraded from older versions? If yes, it can mean
that some "out-of-the-box" settings don't apply, since you already have
settings and they won't get overwritten (people wouldn't like that). So to
judge things, it may be interesting to try from a new Windows user account
and test if things work fine for a new and clean user account. You could
then compare the settings and copy them over to the production user who
upgraded from older QGIS.


Andreas


On 2016-07-20 10:45, Johanna Botman wrote:
Hi Andreas,





I was having specific issues with Orfeo Toolbox and GRASS. I'm running QGIS
2.14.1.





I work where I have no permissions on my PC, so I struggle with basic
read/write. My IT unit don't like installing via OSGeo – so that doesn't
help either.





Johanna





From: Neumann, Andreas [mailto:a.neum...@carto.net]
Sent: Wednesday, 20 July 2016 5:13 PM
To: Johanna Botman <johanna.bot...@griffith.nsw.gov.au>
Cc: qgis-user@lists.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [Qgis-user] issues with Processing Options





Hi Johanna,


Which provider are you talking about?


You have to understand that Processing is an open and extensible system -
many providers can't be shipped with QGIS, because they are very
domain-specific and would bloat QGIS or because of licensing issues. Hence
they need to be installed and configured separately.


However, processing providers that are shipped along with QGIS, such as
GDAL/OGR/Postgis/GRASS/Saga should work out of the box and I agree with
you, it shouldn't require extra configuration ideally. So what provider are
you talking about?


Greetings,
Andreas


On 2016-07-20 01:39, Johanna Botman wrote:


Hi All,

I always struggle with the Options in Processing when I try to insert the
correct path for a Provider. Is there anywhere that there is some
documentation about what those settings should be?

I do realise that these come from a variety of sources and may vary from
installation to installation. But isn't it time that QGIS moved away from
users needing to know the intricacies of each installation? Why can't QGIS
work straight out from the installation by now? I want to be getting on
with my GIS work and analysis of data. I don't need to know about the
details of the entrails, do I?

And yes, I am a Windows user and I am quite happy with being provided with
an .exe file that just installs everything I need.

<end rant>

_______________
Johanna Botman
GIS / Assets Officer


Griffith City Council
Ph: 02 6962 8168














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