First quick look on (upcoming) QGIS 3.0

The upcoming QGIS 3.0 ( is heavily under development and it was time to have a quick first glimpse on the recent developer-version (2.99-Master). QGIS 3.0 will be based on Qt5 and Python 3 – using the actual 2.99-Master was like “being at home” with some nice new furniture…

  • “All-in-one” data-sources manager

Adding data from different sources is now integrated in one data-sources dialog.

QGIS 3 add data
  • QGIS 3.0 seems to have an integrated user-manager (sessions)
QGIS 3.0 sessions
  • Create Shapefiles: Now with the option to have Z-values

  • A really nice integrated symbology feature: point-displacement and point-cluster
QGIS 3.0 symbology – cluster and displacement
  • Point-cluster

QGIS 3.0 point displacement
QGIS 3.0 point displacement expression
  • Multiple Map-Views in one project

  • New: 3D View – QGIS 3.x allows 3D Scenes

THX to and it’s a small step towards a 3D View of the highest mountain of Austria, the Grossglocker.

  • Geopackage everywhere
    • Create new GP/Layers now directly “at the front”

  • Geopackage everywhere
    • Geopackage support in Geoprocessing/Toolbox (In- and Output)
    • Nice new “Package Layers” tool – select multiple layers and package them in one Geopackage

  • CRS-Dialog with extent-map for the selected CRS

  • Locate/Search in Status-Bar – a direct path to tools !

  • Integration: Create graphs with
    • HTML-Output (Have a look at the log or Results Viewer (Processing – Results Viewer) to find the generated HTML)