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Where/how to find ortophotos

I am very new to Geographic Information Systems. I have a very basic inquery; How do I get hold of the newest ortophoto of South Africa to use as a background map for my GPS data? I'm using QGIS but I ...
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Is there a way to shift data in an attribute table so that all attributes are moved to a different coordinate?

I have several shapefiles where the attribute table is composed of timestamped data that is appended to the coordinates. Because of the nature of my data, I need to apply a time lag so that the data ...
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Is there a way to automate POI collection from websites?

I am searching for an easy method to get lots of points geotagged/georeferenzed into several shape files. I am working at a project where I need to collect all parcel shops in germany (but I will try ...
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Where can I find “QGIS Training Manual” data? [duplicate]

I can't find data for this lesson in Quantum GIS: 9.4 Lesson: Supplementary Exercise. Can anybody help me?
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Sourcing GIS data from First World War (WW1)?

Simple question, but does anyone know where I can get some detailed (eg 1:10m scale) vector data from the First World War? I've been through the archives here, but it seems the best sites for it ...
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55 views

QGIS - exercise data

I´m working currently through the QGIS training manual. However, the data for the spatial analysis exercise in chapter 9.4 ...
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Looking for free tools to automatically generate spatial data catalogue

I've recently inherited a whole bunch of spatial data (mostly shapefiles but some .gdbs) which relate to a bunch of different cities. I'm looking for a way to take an inventory of what data I've got ...
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Help choosing an appropriate GIS solution for the following question [closed]

I am currently researching for an appropriate GIS solution. My requirements are pretty simple: Ability to create circles, symbols or diagrams with transparancy tied to their geographical location ...
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1answer
50 views

How to automatically fill a lat/long in attribute table

I´m not experienced in using QGis. I need to plot the distribution os a plant species on a map. I have created a shapefile for the species plots (name of file is PLANT). The coordinate system of this ...
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1answer
138 views

Why do I get these bands on my Height/Dem/Raster

I can't seem to get rid of them, and I've no idea (ok scrap that, I have a vauge idea) whats causing them. First an apology, yes this is quite a large pic apologies, but here goes: How to ...
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35 views

GPS positional, and quality data collection using QGIS

I was wondering if it was possible to record the position along with some of the quality control data in a table when using the GPS information functions to collect some mapping data. I would like to ...
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2answers
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Alternative to Spatial Query on large data

I have around 110000 points data spread around the world. the shapefile size is 116 Mb. I want to select points which are inside asia. I have been using qgis but this time qgis is not being able to ...
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QGIS 2.2 Changeing txt data in theme table not working

A week ago I upgrade from QGIS 2.0.1 to 2.2 and try to edit some simple point themes I made recently. To my surprise, QGIS 2.2 randomly - not allways, does not allow me to change text I type into text ...
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61 views

Using Field Calculator to Convert Data Type In Field

I am trying to convert a field that is listed as "String" because it was imported into QGIS as a CSV (rural poverty population percentages by county in NC). I need to convert the percentages field ...
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1answer
141 views

Where can I find GIS data about NYC's combined sewers (CSO) that's free to use?

I've located two sites that display the data that I'm looking for, but both lack exporting functions. OASIS NYC and maps.nyc/gov Otherwise I can't locate this data anywhere in a format I can use in ...
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QGIS - Is it possible to Animate Polygons based on column values? [duplicate]

If you have an number of polygons with numeric data across 4 attributes/columns, you can display the data for one column but can you automatically cycle through the values for other selected columns? ...
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1answer
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Why am I losing part of my raster when I reproject?

QGIS 2.0 Working with tiff raster file. Reprojections are in WGS84 Mercator. Here is my problem: I am trying to use buffers or urban areas to analyze light intensity on a raster layer. I want 30 ...
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1answer
36 views

Plugins to guide inexperienced users: updating shapefiles and managing data

I am attempting to find a way to block adding features while certain attributes are not yet added. This would be useful in order to guide inexperienced clients and employees with the process of adding ...
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Los Angeles Public Parking Lot Polygons?

So, I'm looking for some relevant data to incorporate into my map, and one of them is public parking polygons. Is there such a .shp file with these data?
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1answer
157 views

QGIS 2.0 Howto copy raster data from a QgsRasterDataProvider to an OpenCV matrix

I'm hacking the half day arround a problem and that I' thought it was simple one. I'm using C++ (QtCreator) QGIS 2.0 und openCV2 on an 64 bit Workstation runnig Debian Wheezy. The Application I try to ...
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1answer
142 views

Help me to visualize polygon and point data [closed]

As part of pilot project, we have collected basic/rudimentary Household survey in one district. We have both Polygon and point data.Attributes of the database include, No of people living in the ...
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1answer
73 views

Retrieving lost data from QGIS

I'm trying to help a friend retrieving QGIS data from a formatted drive. Finding the .qgs project that was saved on the desktop is no problem, but it seems that there is no actual data located in ...
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3D visualisation with open source GIS software [closed]

I'm searching for QGIS (or other open source GIS software) tools that can analyse XYZ data. Also I'm interested to hear about if anyone have migrated to non commercial software regarding geological ...
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1answer
613 views

How to pick the coefficient in Inverse Distance Weighted method?

I'm using QGIS 1.8.0 to interpolate weather data. This is, I have a weather station located in say, A and C. With the Inverted Distance Weighting or Triangular Interpolation methods, I can ...
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2answers
42 views

Linking data to road colour scheme

I'm getting started with a qgis map showing the quality of roads in my town. I have various data which create an index of 1-5. How do I link this index data to road data in a map, showing the bad ...
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2answers
116 views

Why can't I open a .xls with QGIS in OSX?

I'm trying to open an .xlswith QGIS 1.8 in a Mac, I'm loading the vector layer from Add new vector layeretc. etc. the procedure works in Windows but not in Mac where I have an error Invalid source ...
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2answers
141 views

County-Level Ethnic Shapefile: United States

My professor usually provides the shapefiles that we deal with in our analyses of the United States--population, votes, etc., but I'd like to know how I can get these myself. I'd like, in particular, ...
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Automatic matching of two street networks

I'm faced with the problem of matching two street networks. I have these two differently sourced networks. The links in each network can be segmented, i.e. there is not necessarily a single whole link ...
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2answers
372 views

Adding MS Access Table as X,Y Points using QGIS? [duplicate]

Can you add an MS Access table as X,Y points in the same way you can Add X,Y data in ArcMap using: File --> Add Data --> Add X,Y Data Thanks, Mike
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1answer
320 views

How to open .bds file in qgis

I have a Land Registry boundary file which is in .bds (Base Dataset) format, a native file format in Cadcorp SIS. I want to open this file in QGIS. Is it possible, or do I have to do any conversions?
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111 views

Weather interpolations QGIS

does any one know how good are the weather interpolations that QGIS carries out? Do you have any other suggestions or better methods to do them? Please let me know. Thanks in advance!
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How to get National Geographic basemap in QGIS?

I'm proficient in ESRI's products and recently started using QGIS. I've used the national geographic world map (NatGeo_World_Map) in ArcMap, but am struggling to replicate this in QGIS. The map is ...
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3answers
287 views

What DEMs does QGIS support? + DEM data sample

I am working on QGIS rasters. I want to know about DEM file formats supported by QGIS. I know that QGIS can read the GDAL supported formats. but what is GDAL supported format ? Does QGIS support the ...
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141 views

Is it possible to change CRS without the .prj file?

I'm working with QGIS and trying to change the CRS of some maps. Is is possible to do it without the .prj file? Please let me know. Thanks.
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1answer
71 views

Conversion of coordinates of “Bochum coordinate system”

I need to convert historic coordinate data into more recent Gauß-Krueger data. Specifically, I need to convert "Bochum coordinates" used till 1960 in the local coal mines into DHDN/Gauß-Krüger zone 2 ...
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97 views

How to convert a set of points to a polygon based on a specific field in QGIS

I am having a point shapefile that consists of a number of point sets. I need to convert these points to a polygon based on a particular field in attribute table say for example locality . How can i ...
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1answer
141 views

How to sum the values for bins with the same location?

I have two maps in csv form, each has a latitude, longitude, and value column. Since not all the positions in one map are in another map, is there any way in QGIS to display a new map which only shows ...
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1answer
103 views

Draw lines for existing list of data

I have a csv file containing information for loads of lines (dates, road names, condition information, etc etc) but which have no geographical information (other than the association of road name) Is ...
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1answer
163 views

How to convert a column of numeric IDs to letters?

I'm working with qgis 1.8.0. I divided a map into 500 features (small rectangles), and now I have the doubt if there is any way to change the ID of the attributes from numbers to letters? When I did ...
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1answer
41 views

How to handle a UnicodeEncodeError with sampling tool?

I'm using qgis and I keep getting an error when using the point sampling tool, its keeping me from getting the sampling done. Does anyone has an idea what is it about? Thanks!
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1answer
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How to tell the size of grid cells created by the vector grid tool?

Im working with qgis 1.8.0 and Im making a vector grid on a map. Does someone know how big are the squares if the grid settings look like in the picture? Thanks for your time!
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Vector grid out of range

I'm working with QGIS 1.8.0 trying to do some vector grid to a map. This shapefile (the original is a zip and has the following files .dbf, .prj, .sbn, .sbx, .shp, .shx) has some strange CRS and I ...
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1answer
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Sampling from interpolated data layer

Im working with QGIS 1.8.0 and wanted to ask you how can I assign to each of the small squares of the map (I have the coordinates of the center each of them) values from an interpolated data layer as ...
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1answer
190 views

Divide shapefile

I'm new working with QGIS 1.8.0 and wanted to know if its possible to subdivide a map (shapefile, which is round-like) into small squares but following the outer round contour of the map? I tried with ...
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1answer
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Why is the CSVT file changing my real values to null?

I made a CSVT file to change desired real data to string data. After importing the original CSV file, that was linked by file name to the CSVT file, the string data appears as normal however all the ...
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Import attribute data? [duplicate]

I have a question that probably has a simple answer but I have not found it yet. Can anyone help? I have a shapefile of Germany's counties ("Landkreise"). Now I would like to add several attributes ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to convert multiple columns at once from string to text, or to other data formats?

I have multiple data fields that need to be converted from string to text files. When I save them as "text" in excel or open office, they still load up as string files in QGIS. How can I convert more ...
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2answers
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Why is QGIS reading in my CSV numeric data as string data, and how do I change it? [duplicate]

QGIS keeps reading in my numeric data from .csv files as string data. This means I have to figure out how to read it in with the proper data type, or convert it back to numeric inside of QGIS, ...
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2answers
156 views

Why is it so hard to download only a part of OSM data by attribute tag?

Is there any online service that allows to download only one thematic layer of the OSM data for a specific geographic region? For example all objects related to vegetation (trees, grassland,...), but ...
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637 views

export 3D data dxf file

I'm trying to export a DXF file from Qgis1.8.0 Lisboa and can not have a 3Dfile in Autocad! Or micristation. It results always in 2D file. How can I export height data from a shape file in Qgis? ...