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How to load and view .gri and .grd files in QGIS [closed]

An online GIS Repository called DIVA-GIS (http://www.diva-gis.org/gdata) offers data in three formats - ERSI files, "DIVA gridfiles", and DBF files The DIVA gridfiles have extensions .gri and .grd ...
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How to visualize grd files in QGIS?

How to visualize grd files in the software QGIS?
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Display of DIVA-GIS Gazetteer *.dbf Files in QGIS

I've looked through other questions/answers and not seen what I am looking for... How do I display the contents of a DIVA-GIS Gazetteer *.dbf file in QGIS? Ideally I would like to take contents of ...
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How to combine historic OS sheets in order to create density maps of historic streets

I really need some advice on creating historical street maps using GIS software (I have access to QGIS and Diva). Basically, I want to upload a number of historic OS sheets, which I have downloaded ...
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Problems in making CLM files with DIVA-GIS

I am fairly new to GIS softwares and this will be my first post here. I'm working with DIVA-GIS and was redirected here. I hope this is the correct place. I am doing a research which involves ...
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Where to find administrative L-2 polygons under open license?

NaturalEarth provide L-0 (countries) and L-1 (sub-division) shapefiles, but no L-2 (sub-sub-division) shapefiles. GADM.org provides L0 to L-5 data, and have a pretty good coverage for L-2 (sub-sub-...
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Create a map of only one country in DIVA-GIS

I made a map of china with the places where the climate is suitable to plant Brussels sprouts. The bounderies of China are in a shapefile. However the layer with the colormap showing where the climate ...
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How to view .grd and .gri file format in ArcGIS 10.1

I have downloaded a file from DIVAGIS, the landcover map of India, and it is in the format of .grd and .gri file. How can i view these files in ArcGIS 10.1?
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List index out of bounds [-1] when making bioclimatic variables in DIVA GIS

I am working with climate data and I would like to make 19 bioclimatic variables which I can use for ecolgical niche modeling in Maxent. I am following this tutorial http://www.ccafs-climate.org/...
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In DIVA GIS how can I change the polygon co-ordinates of a .shp file?

I am using polygon layers from various sources to create species distribution maps however some of the layers have different polygon coordinates to others, therefore I cannot use them together as ...
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Making climate file (CLM) problem in DIVA GIS

I encountered a problem when I made a CLM file in DIVA GIS as: After successfully making CLM file, the value of minimum and maximum temperature would not be the same as shown in GRID file. If GRID ...
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How to upload a series of OS map sheets using QGIS and merge together?

I need to upload historic OS sheets in tiff format, and 'stitch' them together, as some districts are spread over a number of sheets. I have no idea how to do this. Can anyone help?
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Trouble with making shapefile from xls file

Using DIVA GIS, each time I attempt to import some species data from an xls file to be plotted onto a map, the program becomes very slow and eventually becomes unresponsive. My dataset originally ...