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Problem compiling liblas on OSX 10.8

I'm trying to compile liblas since I can't find any Mac executables out there(?). I have OSX 10.8 and XCode 4.6.3. Since I'm not a programmer I get really confused when I follow the instructions on ...
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Problem importing mapnik in python

I have brew installed Mapnik bust still can't import it with Python (version 2.7.5 on Mac 10.8.4). I have been browsing for solutions but still couldn't find any that worked for me. In particular I ...
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QGIS 1.8.0 on Linux treats NetCDF 4 as HDF5

I've been generating some large (28800x13920) grids of BYTE data representing the NALCMS2005 North American Land Cover dataset (original 250m projected data resampled to a WGS84 grid at 15 arc sec). I ...
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HELP with installing QGIS 1.7.3 for a mac

Could someone please help me install QGIS 1.7.3 for a Mac and possibly give step by step instructions? I have already installed QGIS 1.8 for a Mac, however I have heard that the 1.7.3 will run ...
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How to install Shapely, but got stuck into Python language

I have a MAC OSX 10.7.5 and am trying to learn how to use QGIS. Following a couple of tutorials I came to know I have to install shapely. I followed the instructions by the multi-cited ...
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How to rescale vector data? [duplicate]

I've got some old maps in dxf format. QGIS imports them correctly but with a nonsense scale. It can export the data it gets to shp of course. Does anyone know how to rescale vector data so it can be ...
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QGIS GDAL polygonize - how to set scale

I've got some old contour plots, paper copy only, that I'd like to be able to put into QGIS. I get as far as a successful polygonize into shp and it looks fine, but the scale is wrong. How might I ...
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Cant Instal psycopg2 on mac 10.8.2

I know there Have been a lot of similar questions asked but none address this issue as I far as I can tell. When I am trying to install the sextante plugin, or run PostGIS Manager in QGIS I receive ...
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QGIS on Mac WKT import problem

QGIS 1.8.0 Mac OSX 10.6.8 These problems seem to be specific to Mac, as two Windows users don't have the problem. Import a file as a vector: TEST.CSV id;wkt 1;"POLYGON((10 10,20 20,20 30,20 ...
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QGIS import polygons in CSV

QGIS 1.8 on Mac: I'm hoping to migrate several dozen local maps from my 30 year old Win3.1 plotting system to QGIS. Polygons are in X,Y (CSV), first point repeated at the end to close it, with ...
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MrSid => GeoTiff

I have a MrSid file that I would like to convert to a GeoTiff. Is there a way to do this on a Mac running Mountain Lion? I know it can be done on Windows and Linux using the LizardTech command line ...
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QGIS very slow startup on Mac

I am experiencing startup times of c5 minutes (!) for QGIS 1.8 on my Mac Mini with 2.4GHz processors and 8G RAM. I have just 4 python plugins and only a handful of shapefiles/data layers so I can not ...
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Qgis 1.8 is not recognizing sdw file

I'm running qgis 1.8, and trying to load a sid file into my map. It imports fine, but seems to ignore the sdw file that comes with it, as the raster shows up without any apparent georeferencing. Is ...
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How to set the path to shapely?

I am using QGIS 1.8.0 on Mac OS 10.8.3 with python 2.7. Thanks to other threads in the forum, I have successfully installed shapely here: ...
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How to enable label orientation?

Mac OSX 10.6.8 QGIS 1.8.0 : I'm mapping an area that's a rectangle slanted at 26 degrees, and neighbourhood maps are always printed so the rectangle is horizontal. I'm trying to make the labels ...
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With multi-line labels, how to show the 2nd line only for labels that need it?

Mac OSX 10.6.8 QGIS 1.8.0 : I've two columns in the attribute table, name, and name2 for those labels that need to be 2 lines; multiline labelling is checked. But when I use "name"||'\n'||"name2" I ...
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QGIS Field Calculator Results Removed When Saving Edits

Mac OSX 10.6.8 QGIS 1.8.0 : Using the field calculator from the attribute table, the $area of each feature is shown nicely in the table until I try to save it, then all the values are replaced by NULL ...
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QGIS python location problem

It seems that MacPorts installs Python27 in /opt/local, but that MacPorts QGIS updates and uses the Apple Python27 in /Library. The result is that MacPorts additions to Python27 such as OpenCV don't ...
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How to calculate weighted mean coordinates within polygons?

I'm using QGIS 1.8 on OSX 10.8.3. I have a polygon shapefile of all of the US state legislative districts. I also have a layer of points that are centroids of US Census Tracts, with a field for the ...
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How to label each polygon in a layer?

QGIS 1.8.0 Mac OS 10.6.8: I want to label each polygon in a layer in a similar way to this image (done in WP Presentations) and am totally confused by the manual. Obviously I have to find a list of ...
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QGIS can't find osgeo after GDAL upgrade

Mac OS 10.6.8: I installed QGIS 1.8.0 with GDAL 1.8; then another app requires GDAL 1.9 and installed it; now QGIS can't find osgeo [python-gdal]. (I can't find any trace of GDAL 1.8 left in my ...
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How to add the Delimited Text Plugin for QGIS 1.8?

I can't find the Delimited text Plugin- everything keeps telling me it's in the core build, but which core build? the Mac OS variant comes in multiple installers so without programatically unpacking ...
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How to install the Python module shapely for QGIS use?

I'm using QGIS 1.8.0 on a Mac with OSX 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). I've installed QGIS including GDAL, GSL, UNIXImageIO, Freetype, and Matplotlib all from www.kyngchaos.com. When installing the plugin ...
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QGIS 1.8.0 Mac where is measure window or measure area symbol?

Just trying to measure the area of a selected polygon (a few km2) but can't find out where the measure symbol is (mentioned in some posts here) or how to get the measure window shown in the manual. ...
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QGIS 1.8.0 Mac can't create ring

Can anyone spot what is wrong here? I've selected single feature, the existing rings are obvious, it's not intersecting anything (even a feature in another layer...
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QGIS 1.8.0 on Mac - how to cut/paste/delete?

I have a line vector layer selected, editing is on, I select one vector (a dozen points) with the node select tool so the vertices are red squares. the cut icon is greyed out, command/X does ...
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split features (vector line) problem

Part of a stream is now underground so I'm trying to use split features to break the stream into two pieces. The manual says to select the feature, then the split features icon, then draw a line ...
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Can QGIS (1.8.0 Mac) rotate the entire view of a project?

Can QGIS (1.8.0 Mac) rotate the entire view of a project? that is, have north pointing in a direction other than up on the screen and on output? of course, while still allowing adding new layers etc.
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How to match air photo to existing vector layers on Mac OS?

I'm trying to add an air photo to a project and match it to existing data. CanVec data is mostly based on the old CIA dataset of the 60's and is hopelessly out of date, but the roads are up to date - ...
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QGIS plugin 'sextante' not loading after upgrading to Mac OS X 10.8

Any known issue with sexante and Mac OS X 10.8? After updating from 10.7 and even after reinstalling GDAL sexante is still not working...
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How do I use the GRASS command line tools within QGIS?

How do I use the GRASS command line tools within QGIS? I use the QRASS plugin to open the mapset, and then I open the GRASS tools window. I click on 'GRASS shell' under modules and it brings up a ...
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QGIS Python version

I have brewed python 2.7.3 onto my Mac (Lion), and installed shapely via pip install shapely. The Polygonizer plugin, however, does not find the shapely library. I see when QGIS loads a Python ...
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Qgis on MacOS. Color picker does not show?

Style palette in my Qgis does not work. When choose Properties, Style on a Shape layer and click Change color only an empty dialog of 1 X 1 cm shows up. What do I do wrong? Mac OS 10.6.8, Qgis 1.8
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problems setting up postgis and importing data

Using Postgres 9.2.3.1 on a new Mac. I installed Postgres from the dmg file that I downloaded from the Postgres site. I then installed PostGIS using stackbuilder. This all worked flawlessly so far ...
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Does anyone have a shapely install for python “dummies” guide?

I have read both questions in regard to installing shapely on a Mac (OS Mountain Lion) and haven't been able to figure it out. I'm not familiar with python syntax and am just trying to get shapely ...
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Couldn't load plugin fTools due an error when calling its classFactory() method

When I start qgis I get a python exception: Couldn't load plugin fTools due an error when calling its classFactory() method ... 309, in _import mod = _builtin_import(name, globals, locals, ...
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Can I download the current version of QGIS if I am running Mac 10.8.2?

I am taking an introductory course in GIS at my university and my teacher recommended QGIS for Mac users. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to download the software. I just upgraded to Mac OS 10.8.2 ...
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There is no menu bar on Mac OS 10.7.3

I installed the latest version of QGIS on Mac OS 10.7.3 with 2 additional frameworks (GDAL Complete and GSL) but there is no main menu bar (not at the top of screen, not at the window of QGIS). Where ...
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How to install QGIS on a 2006 iMac?

I would like to know if there is QGIS version for a 32bit Mac (Intel Duo core processor). The newer versions require a 64bit processor.
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QGIS on MAC cannot be opened because of an error

I know this question has been answered before, 3 months ago, but cannot work out how to join that thread. I have been using Mt Lion with QGIS successfully for some weeks but now get the 'Cannot be ...
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How to install the QGIS Statist plugin in Mac OS X?

I'm trying to install the Statist plugin. I'm running MacOSX 10.7.5. with Python 2.7.3. and Numpy 1.5.1. I have also installed matplotlib 1.1.0 (for python 2.7). When I try to install the Statist ...
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ECW on Mac Osx 10.8 Mountain Lion

I'm having some problems with GdalTools on QGIS 1.8, with MacOsx 10.8: I've the GDAL complete library 1.9 but ECW is still a not supported format. What should I do? Thanks
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How to get Esri *.gdb file into QGIS on Mac?

I have tried the above options, but not being too computer savy, some I didnt get. I tried the homebrew option, but terminal says an error occurs when trying to install. I need this 1 file for a work ...
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pgRouting - Make fails on Mac

I am having trouble getting started with pgRouting. 1) from binary The Kyngchaos binary just won't install and says it requires PostgreSQL 9.1. I do have it, but probably not where the binary ...
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How to load mdb geodatabases in QGIS for MAC?

I've been unsuccessfully looking for a way to add data from a .mdb geodatabase into QGIS for mac. Using the add vector layer, .mdb is not available in the filetypes, and in the database connection I ...
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Can I export a polygon shapefile to a Garmin device?

I want to export the boundaries of a parcel to my GarminMap 60CSx. I downloaded a parcel map from the county, and I want to use it to walk the perimeter. Does the .gpx format support polygons? Or is ...
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How to connect to Postgres with QGIS?

Oddly, it should be simple, but I can't connect to a local PostGIS database. My installation is with Mac OS X (10.8), Postgres.app (in doc it's said to have PostGIS included) and Quantum GIS 1.8. ...
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How do you create a CSVT on a Mac?

I am working with QGIS on a Mac, and understand the process for importing a CSV file. But I do not know how to create the CSVT file to define the CSV file's data types. Can someone please instruct me ...
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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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Is there a 'QGIS Browser' app on mac?

Starting at 1.8, there's a standalone Quantum GIS Browser application on Windows. I am unable to locate that app on Mac. There is a 'Browser' panel for Mac but its functionality is limited.