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How to get sql error from postgis when a plugin fail to load vector layer?

I am writing a plugin for qgis that load a sql layer from postgis database. I am disappointed that when the layer fails to load i can't find a way to get the sql error message from database server. ...
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101 views

Most optimal way to create a (spatial) database for big amounts of data?

I am using QGIS, and on my way to set up a huge spatial database (geographical), where most of the data is points without geometry), along with other types of data (like lines in DXF and areas in ...
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3answers
364 views

QGIS, Postgis: Geometry type does not match column type

I'm trying to import some polygon shapefiles to Postgis in QGIS via SPIT. One of them can't be imported and returns this error: ERROR: Geometry type (Polygon) does not match column type ...
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QGIS Connection PostGIS and shapefile

I'm working on QGIS with a database created in PostGIS and a shapefile. Inside the database, I have geometry type data about location of some points, instead on the shapefile there some selected ...
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98 views

How to join MySQL database to QGIS polygons

I Have an *.sql file that has no spatial information. For every record there is an id. I also have a Qgis project with polygons without any id. How can i connect the polygons with the database? I ...
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How to export QGIS elevation data to Mysql WAMP

is there a way to export elevation data from QGIS to wamp server(mysql)? please help me. I need to store all the data to mysql wamp.. thanks!
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41 views

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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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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How do you get a schema report from SHP, PostGIS, or other file type?

All, We're loading City and County data into our database, but looking to remove several fields we don't use. Those fields we do use I'd like our users to simply highlight on a printout I give them ...
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41 views

How can I import layers into a database?

According to the QGIS User Guide (release 1.8.0, page 203/204) I only have to drag a layer from the QGIS Browser to the DB Manager. But for me this does not work.
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1answer
281 views

How to use a database in Qgis

What is the primary use of database in Q-Gis? How to connect to a database in Qgis?
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268 views

Adding a GIS feature to existing database entry with QGIS

I've built a database with postgreSQL with tables, which include geometry columns. When I add some data to my non-geometry columns, I can see them in QGIS when I connect to my database using postgis. ...
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429 views

How to create something similar to GDB in QGIS?

I used to work with ArcGIS. There I had geodatabases in which I could store several shapefiles with defined layer styles. Is there a way to do something similar with QGIS? The background is: we are ...
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306 views

Connect QGIS to MSSQL view (i.e. not a table)

I've got a MSSQL view containing data I want to show in QGIS. The view transforms a BLOB field containing WKB that is in one of my tables into a SQL geometry, which QGIS will be able to display. ...
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2answers
536 views

Can I import a .gml file into Spatialite in QGIS?

I have some Ordnance Survey Address Base data files which have a .gml extension. I have imported them to GGIS as vector layers along with some mapping data but would like to explore them with ...
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894 views

How to fix “Unable to initialize ODBC connection to DSN for ALC_AV_CO”?

So I am new to the QGIS community, and I have been trying to bring in some rather large access databases with little to no success. I have windows 7, so I've gone in through administrative tools/Data ...
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226 views

How to connect QGIS to an online database on Mac OS X? [closed]

I'm a real beginner/dummy when it comes to QGIS and online databases. I have tried a variety of things trying to connect to Spatialite, PostGIS and MySQL but all attempts have failed due to my lack of ...
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Need a spatial database that can be used by QGIS and R

I'm quite new to QGIS and I'm searching for a simple way to create a Database that allows me to use the tables in QGIS and R. I have a lot of data stored in Excel spreadsheets wich will be used for ...
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2answers
1k views

Converting ms-access database into easy to use spatial database

I've recently come into ownership of an MS-Access database (2007 accdb), which I want to be able to use in a GIS. I know a little bit about GIS (I've used QGIS and ArcGIS quite a bit) but very little ...
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1answer
293 views

Problem in Spatialite database creation

When I try create a new DataBase, Spatialite plugin return the dialog error box: The SQL query seems to be invalid. no suck table: views_goemetry_columns When I click in OK button, a second dialog ...
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320 views

QGIS error when open project when layer via accesses the database

I changed from QGIS 1.7.3 to 1.8.0. Problem is that I can´t open QGIS Projects, QGIS crashes when there are layers involved loaded via access-database connection. I used eVis. What can I do?
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1k views

Qgis: How to display special characters German “ÄÜÖß” in a Map?

I have a shape file with names for Regions. These don't seem to contain special characters but ugly hyroglyphes. What can I do do display them correctly. If I import the shape as UTF-8 it doesn't ...
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How to import info from mdb file?

I need to import info on a QGIS project. The info are in a MDB file (population, mean age, number cars and so on per Town) that is possible to connect with a region shape from an ID (the ID is the ...
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290 views

How do you protect your PostGIS credentials when using QGIS 1.7?

I'm fairly certain this should be a community wiki, but I don't know how to make it one. So if an admin sees this please change if appropriate. So.....How do you protect your PostGIS database data ...
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QGIS supported databases?

Does anyone know if there is some kind of documentation on which database types that you can connect to in QGIS? I would also like to know if: Can I use the databes for read only or read & write. ...
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3answers
1k views

How to read the GEOMETRY table inside a sqlite database

I'm working on an android app which should display some lineobjects stored in a sqlite database. This sqlite database is created through an export in QuantumGIS. My first question is it a real ...
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5answers
562 views

Database versus Files for Solo Developer

I'm just getting started in GIS and am interested in using it to create maps of mountain biking trails in my area and nearby. I've been learning QGIS and have made enough progress to generate a decent ...
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2answers
633 views

Extracting data from GeoMedia *.mdf database without using GeoMedia?

Is it possible to extract data from Geomedia .mdf without Geomedia? Preferably with use of QGIS or ArcGIS for Desktop?