QGIS community has developed some interesting new features over the last weeks:
- Nathan Woodrow has created a graphical rule builder for rule based vector symbology. Rule based symbologies allow you to create classes of features based on custom rules. Now, you don’t need to write those rules manually anymore.
- Martin Dobias has implemented functionality that allows you to treat the outline of polygons as a separate entity. This way, you can render a polygon with one or more line styles. Additionally, you can render a marker on the polygon centroid.
The time of old symbology is running out. It will not be available for QGIS 2.0 anymore, but who will miss it? The development speed of QGIS symbology in the last months has been simply astonishing!