Bug report #13444
Very large QGIS project memory usage
|Affected QGIS version:||2.10.1||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||21491|
A project I am using is currently using upwards of 5GB RAM (nearly 7GB to load). With my system's 4GB RAM this makes QGIS near unusably slow and I assume that this cannot be normal, given the relatively modest size of the project.
QGIS uses < 200MB alone (no project loaded) so I deduce that the usage is project related. My project (1.8 MB) is attached. It uses vector layer .json files defined in a LAYERS folder (741 MB) here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gyitunc7uymcv87/AADCGlSDYzhZbLq9Ey-iTQ-Ua?dl=0
It also uses a PostGIS layer 'planning apps' from an AWS-hosted server in a group called PLANNING APPS.
My configuration is as follows:
Hardware: MacBook Air, 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, 4GB RAM
OS: Mac OS X 10.10.5
QGIS: 2.10 KyngChaos build, installed via Homebrew Cask (no 3rd party plugins)
QGIS version 2.10.1-Pisa QGIS code revision
Compiled against Qt 4.8.6 Running against Qt
Compiled against GDAL/OGR 1.11.2 Running against GDAL/OGR
Compiled against GEOS 3.4.2-CAPI-1.8.2 Running against GEOS
PostgreSQL Client Version 9.4.4 SpatiaLite Version
QWT Version 6.0.2 PROJ.4 Version
QScintilla2 Version 2.9
Any help with this would be very much appreciated, as I cannot use QGIS with this level of memory usage.
#1 Updated by Saber Razmjooei almost 5 years ago
- Status changed from Open to Feedback
It is worth looking into a vector file format which supports spatial indexing (e.g. Spatialite).
The following 2 layers Gazetteer and Coastline json layers took up 1.1 GB of RAM when zooming and panning. With Spatialite, it was down to 110 MB!