graphical user interface (GUI,[1] sometimes pronounced 'gooey')[2] is a type of user interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators such as secondary notation

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The general public and their ability to use GIS applications - do we still need paper maps?

I am endeavouring to convince others in my organisation that GIS tools, in particular digitising tools, CAN be used by the general public and we should promote their use instead of using paper maps. ...
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How to create a QGIS Installer for Windows with GUI customization?

I'm trying to build a custom QGIS installer for Windows with a stripped down GUI. I customized the GUI using the customization function of QGis and saved it as a .ini file. The question now is: How ...
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Open Source Map Composing Tool

Are there any open source tools which can be used for map composing, preferably GUI based. I use Quantum GIS sparingly but I am interested to know if there are others. The tool must be able to read ...
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GUI tools for PostgreSQL/PostGIS?

as a cartographer I work with TileMill to visualize geodata. I installed a local PostgreSQL server with PostGIS and osm2pgsql. Everything works fine. Anyhow, I am new to working with servers and the ...
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Adding new menu item to QGIS Desktop app?

I need to add new menu item to the top level menu of QGIS Desktop (2.7.0); I.e. it shall be on same level as "Project", "Edit", "View", "Layer" etc. As far as I know there is pretty nice way how hide ...
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How to prompt for user input during ArcGIS Python script tool execution?

I want to prompt for user input after all parameters have been specified for the script tool. I've seen many forum posts and stackexchange questions about this, and they all conclude that it's ...
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Are there GUI resources for gdal and ogr?

For those who are new to the programming side of GIS, I feel that a lot of great tools and resources are inacessible. I am interested in GUI based wizards for handling geoprocessing with libraries ...
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Can I change properties of several layers simultaneously?

I'm working on bulk data. I have a few hundred GeoTIFF images imported into a QGIS project, and I'd like to modify their layer properties - things like the no-data-value, transparency of certain pixel ...
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pretty icons for GIS development

I am developing a GIS software and I want to build a pretty GUI for it. Where can I found some pretty icons for my GUI? I mean for example, icons for adding a vector or raster. I mean icons like QGIS ...
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Deploying QGIS settings in an enterprise environment

Are there any recommendations to manage and deploy various settings in QGIS (GUI-settings like visible plugins/toolboxes etc., settings in options, print compositions ...) to hundreds of clients / ...
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How to reference to my in QT designer created buttons in python?

I have created an own QDialog (using QT Designer) with three push buttons. The names are pButton1, pButton2 and pButton3. After saving the file I created the ui file by using: pyuic4 ui_xy.ui > ...
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High quality public transport trip planner examples? Trip visualization examples?

Do you know high-quality online public transport route/trip planners? I'm looking for sites with recognized usability, most carrier-owned planners are bad or very bad from Human-Computer Interaction ...
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How to customize the QGIS GUI using Python?

Is it possible to hide/remove/customize the default UI of QGIS from a Python plugin? I want to add my own menus and toolbars and remove some included by default in QGIS. If it's possible, which ...
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Using Gui tools and arcpy.mapping

For a project I want to create a little program that does simple things like export a map from the python command line, but also users are able to edit said map (without having to open arcmap) e.g ...
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Is there a way to locate plugins in the QGIS gui programatically from pyqgis?

I've let my love of shiny new QGIS plugins get the better of me, and I'm finding it difficult to remember which menu / submenu / panel that a given plugin is in. I'm using well over 100 now, and going ...
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Why does the QGIS 'project properties' option disappear in Ubuntu?

For some reason my 'project properties' button has disappeared for good. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and QGIS 1.8. Sometimes it would straight up disappear, to return later, but now its just 'gone'. I'll ...
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QGIS on UHD screen

I've got a new laptop that came with a 4k UHD screen. The GUI on QGIS doesn't scale well making most of the menu elements too small to easily see. Is there a way to change the scale of the gui?
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Where are the button icons stored in QGIS?

I'm trying to create a custom icon theme to make my install of QGIS a bit nicer, but I can't find where the icons are stored. All I've found is the QGIS logo in /usr/share/qgis/images/icons.
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How to remove/disable a toolbar via python?

How do I remove or disable a toolbar e.g., Raster, programmatically using Python?
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Why does the Select by expression dialog not show field values?

I haven't found a similar question that already has an answer so I hope I can get one... Please forgive me if the answer is obvious. I'm using QGIS version 2.14.0-Essen on my macbook pro with OSX ...
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Standard user interface for QGIS plugins

QGIS plugins found in "processing" all have the same user interface. In particular, to open a file, the selector either show the list of already downloaded files, or have a "..." button to browse and ...
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How to display a picture in QGIS custom form?

I'd like to integrate an UI file as a form in QGIS 2.8. The UI file is created in QT Designer. One of the attributes in the attribute table is a filepath to an image. I'd like to display the picture ...
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How may I use Umlaute programmatically to show up correctly in PyQGIS messagebar?

So far I couldn't figure out how to write something like u"Einstellungen aus ArcView übernehmen" to show up correctly as the titel of my messagebar. At least I can save my source (although this seems ...
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I hid the QGIS Menu bar, how can I bring it back? [duplicate]

I was trying to save customization templates in QGIS 2.4 and have managed to hide the MENU bar. Now I cannot access Settings->Customization to switch it on again. I even un-installed and deleted ...
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LiDAR GUI tool for selecting and saving groups of points?

I'm working in a small group that is processing LiDAR data with some custom code. We need to see how well our stuff is working so we need samples of "truth" data that we can compare our output against....
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Recovering toolbar from disconnected window?

I've faced this problem many times. I created a python addin toolbar and installed it in ArcGIS 10.2 . I work on dual monitors in the office. If accidentally this toolbox is left on the secondary ...
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Is it possible to create Isochrones in QGIS GUI?

I'm new to QGIS and have tried to create isochrones around points for quite some time. Is there any option to create isochrones on the GUI in QGIS? I know how to create them using pgAdmin (using eg ...
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if __name__==“main”: in standalone Python script for QGIS

I am working on a standalone Python script for loading shapefile layers into an application window with my central widget being canvas. The previous code I had written is almost identical to the code ...
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In ESRI ArcGIS, is there an equivalent to the RStudio Console Windows?

UPDATED I know ESRI provides scripting capacity, via the Python window, but I've had a hard time with it. Making the jump from the Field calculator to the Python window was too much to me. Trying to ...
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Change language of QGIS Browser to English

I want to change the language of QGIS Browser graphical user interface (GUI) to English. I know how to change the language of QGIS GUI itself from (Settings->Options->Locale), but that does not change ...
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Disable Panels at Startup from Custom Config Location

I'm trying to start QGIS 2.8 with the minimal GUI possible so I can reskin QGIS for a custom plugin. Unfortunately I'm not able to get rid of the Layers and Overview panels when saving the ...
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How to launch Processing tool User Interface using PyQGIS?

I am trying to launch the UI of a processing algorithm using Python script but I cannot find a simple way for it (aside double clicking on it in the process toolbox of course). The plugin is a water ...
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Where can I find equipment that will allow me to recreate a form of Google Streetview?

I am looking for more affordable equipment that would allow me to recreate the concept of Google's Streetview, as well as software that would make a comparable UI map (without it "belonging" to Google,...
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How to move the QGIS Layerpanel/Dockwidget programmatically

i'm working on a QGIS-plugin and want to move the default LayerPanel/Dockwidget to somewhere else programmatically. More specific: i want to move it into a tab of my tabwidget. Is this possible? How ...
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PyGIS remove QgisVertexMarker from scene

I am writing a plugin that includes interaction with the map. Therefore I use a QgsMapTool. It is possible for a user to mark a point on the map. When the user clicks a red X is drawn on the mapCanvas ...
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PyQGIS: Is it possible to replace an action triggered script by one supplied through a plugin?

In ArcView 3 all controls (menu choices, buttons, tools) had scripts associated with them that could be changed simply by supplying a script with the same name through an extension (plugin). That way ...
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Processing modeler Output Order

I have a model running on the processing framework it produces a serie of vector layers as output(alt-0, alt-1, alt-2, alt-3, and so on). I have prepared the model keeping the order of these ...
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qgis toolbars revert to default positions on re-opening application

On my PC and most of my users, we can move the toolbars into their optimal positions for our purposes, save and close the application, and they are still there on re-opening, as you would wish. ...
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Identify tool and highlighting behaviour in QGIS 2.6

I have a problem with the identify tool in QGIS 2.6. Somehow the object highlighting doesn't go off when i click on another object with the identify tool in QGIS. In earlier versions, when you ...
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Is it possible to only have one Feature Attribute Window open in QGIS?

I suppose it's by design that when you click through(identify) your features, for every feature it opens the attribute window (which is good, i have enabled the checkbox to automatically open the ...
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wxpython frame run from ArcMap loses focus almost immediately after it's shown [duplicate]

I'm trying to prepare a Python add-in using "Python Add-In Wizard". I want my add-in to perform some geoprocessing but first it should take data from a user and there's already a problem. I'm ...
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How to split one modelbuilder process in several GUI windows?

I am working with ArcGis 10.2. I would like to know how I can have the different steps of a modelbuilder's process displayed in successive windows once the previous main step is done? A bit like in a ...
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How to create a dock widget correctly in QGIS plugin?

I am building a QGIS plugin and would like to use a dock widget. I have used QT creator to design the UI, with the object type being a QDockWidget. When the plugin is enabled in QGIS the dockwidget ...
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Grass GUI integration

Is it possible to embed the GRASS map display to a C# application? I know that a PNG image can suffice but to make the application more interactive it could perhaps be integrated. In essence I would ...
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QGIS and Ubuntu 'browse' dialogue causing crashing

Below is an image of 'the suspect dialogue' in Ubuntu that when you encounter it in QGIS you are most definitely going to crash the application. http://ow.ly/i/ZGNc/original You find this ...
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How can a gui be visible till all the work is done? (QGIS plugin, python)

I have made a gui in QTDesigner for QGIS2.10 (as a dialog). When I press the ok button (if result == QtGui.QFileDialog.Accepted:) everything works just fine but the gui is disappeared. How can the gui ...
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QGIS: how to identify a visible raster layer among large view (composition of rasters)?

I have QGIS project loaded with many raster files. For a given area, (ex: under my mouse pointer), I am looking for way to identify which (raster)layer provides the visible data. To start, I will ...
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QGIS GUI: How to get independant windows?

I am working with the georeferencer plugin, and I would like to have it working in fully independent windows. Is it possible ? Thanks for your help. Context: I am working with qgis 2.4 under ...
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What map library does this census visualization use?

Link: http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/explorer How can I also render that specific kind of map? Does it come from some popular library? It doesn't look like Natural Earth or drawn with Mike ...
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Can't launch GRASS GIS 6.4.3 GUI on windows 8.1

As title, I downloaded GRASS GIS from this website: GRASS GIS - Home, and I choose winGRASS 6.4.3 standalone installer to download. After I installed, I click on its icon: I can't launch it even ...