Installing a collection
Now that you have the QGIS Resource Sharing plugin installed,
you can browse available collections (from the repositories
registered in the
Settings tab) and install them in your
file system, making them available to QGIS.
The first time you use the plugin, there will be no collections
All collections tab.
But once you have loaded the available repositories, the
officially approved collections should be there.
Loading the repositories is done by pushing the
Reload Repositories button in the
It is a good idea to reload the repositories now and then, so that your local copies are kept up-to-date.
To install a collection, you go to the
All collections tab,
select it and click the
Install button (below the collection
The resources in the collection will be installed (the location
in the file system depends on their type).
Note: When you have installed a collection from a repository,
the complete repository will be duplicated in your local file
resource_sharing/repositories in the QGIS
In addition, the collection will be added under the collections
The directory name is composed of the collection name and the
repository name (the QGIS R script collection from the
QGIS Official Repository is located in the
resource_sharing/collections/QGIS R script collection (QGIS Official Repository)
The collection folder will have sub-directories for the resources
- as desrcibed in the repository structure.
If the collection contains SVGs, the path to the collections
folder will be included in your QGIS SVG search path.
The SVGs will be available when editing symbols (under the
User Symbols section in SVG Groups).
The symbols, colorramps, textformats (since version 0.14.0) and labelsettings (since version 0.14.0) from the style XML files in the collection will become available in the Style Manager.
For each symbol XML file, the plugin will create a tag where the last
part of the name is the filename of the XML file (without the .xml).
The first part of the tag name identifies the collection.
Click on the tabs
Text Format or
to see the items installed from the collection.
Expression (since version 0.15.0)
The expressions defined in the collection’s expression (JSON) files are made available under User expressions in the expression dialogue for QGIS versions 3.12 and higher. The (JSON) file name is used as a prefix in the expression name.
For QML styles, the plugin will resolve the image or SVG paths for
You can click on the
Open folder button to see where in the
file system the QML style file is located, for later use.
The Python scripts will be copied to the processing scripts folder
and thereby become available for use in the Processing Toolbox under
Processing Model (since version 0.10.0)
The model fioles will be copied to the processing models folder and
become available for use in the Processing Toolbox under the
R Script (since version 0.9.0)
The R scripts in the collection will be copied to the R scripts folder
and become available for use in the Processing Toolbox under the
Dataset QA checklists (since version 0.16.0)
The checklists defined in the collection’s checklist (JSON) files are made available to the Dataset QA Workbench plugin by copying them to the checklists folder in the user’ QGIS directory.