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GRASS Plugin to QGIS error

I am installing QGIS and GRASS as part of an FOSS GIS class I'll be teaching this summer. I used the OsGeo4W installer. This installer has always worked flawlessly for me except on the machines at the ...
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How to uninstall standalone QGIS & reinstall in OSgeo4w on Win7?

I need to apply a patch to QGis but installed as standalone instead of OSGeo4w: foolish. I'd like to uninstall then reinstall via OSGeo4w so as to have linux-like updating support, but before I do ...
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OGR CreateLayer returns TypeError

I'm trying to create a shapefile layer based on the spatial projection of an already existing raster. (Ultimately, this will be used in gdal.Polygonize to get a shape from my raster data.) However, I ...
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Can not import qgis.core in python

I installed OSGeo4W. I have no other Python version on my computer. I can import osgeo. But when I try to import qgis.core I am getting the error: >>> import qgis.core Traceback (most ...
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Osgeo live - Geonetwork install issues

I have a machine running OSGEOLIVE 6 Geoserver and most packages work without any issues but I can't get Geonetwork to run. The ApplicationsGeoserversGeonetworkStart seems to work fine but then I ...
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A way to log the output from the Msys terminal in OSGEO4W?

Is there a way to log all the text output from commands in the Msys terminal to a text file when using OSGEO4W in Windows? I'm using GDAL commands and specifically wish to record any error messages ...
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Advice in setting up foundational OSGeo enterprise GIS

First let me describe the task: My lab has approached me about setting up a simple GIS for a colleagues 'non-spatial' lab. There are a couple of key characteristics to the intended setup: Fully open ...
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What is the OSGeo4W-equivalent for Linux?

OSGeo4W is a windows based stack of GeoFOSS which is based upon cygwin. I know there is a package listing describing what is inside the OSGeo4W binary package and I could fetch and install every ...
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How to install GDAL/OGR with GRASS vector support?

The GRASS 6.4.3Svn for Windows that i have in my machine does not have GDAL/OGR support. Is there any library (libgrass) for Windows to add into existing GRASS installation. If not, how to build or ...
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How to embed an OpenLayers map in a blog post?

I have a map in GeoServer which I need to publish in a blog post. I'm pretty sure this is possible but I am not managing to make it work. I'm posting the html source code from the openlayers layer ...
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How to run OSgo4W shell script on Windows?

I have a lot of DEMs that I want to use to create hillshades, slopes and color relief from and would like to automate the processes using a shell script within OSgeo4W shell. Here is the code I used ...
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VSIMalloc3() and UnifiedSrcDensity mask errors when running gdal_warp in OSGEO4w shell

This is related to gdal.py as part of bat script in windows 7 I am getting ERROR 2: VSIMalloc3(): Out of memory allocating 854522136 bytes. ERROR 2: Out of memory allocating 119813400 bytes ...
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What are my options for Server side clustering using open source GIS tools?

I need to make a webapp that will show over 40K Points on a map. These points are all across the globe. Using WFS Service and OpenLayers, it is possible to do clustering on small set of points, but ...
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How to split shapefile per feature in Python using GDAL?

is it possible to split a shapefile per feature in python? (best would be a solution where i can temporarily save the resulting vector objects to the memory instead to disk). The reason: I want to ...
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Converting arcpy based python script to OGR for semi-automated Metadata creation

I have created a script to automatically generate base ANZLIC standard metadata using arcpy based coding. Can anyone help me convert it to OGR/GDAL python? This is so that it can be run in QGIS and ...
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How can I use py2exe with the OSGeo4W Python installation?

I have a default Python installation in c:\Python27. I have also installed Python through the OSGeo4W installer, which has created a "sandboxed" Python installation with all the geospatial bindings I ...
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Why do I get different results with gdal_calc within the osgeo4w shell and QGIS' raster calculator?

I'm just wanting to make a simple map algebra operation in the osgeo4w shell using gdal_calc but I get wrong results when I divide one raster with the other. When I use the same rasters in QGIS and ...
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Do OSGeo4W and ArcGIS 10.0 use the same Python installation?

This question was asked several years ago at: Can ArcGIS and OSGeo4W share the same python install?, but it seems that versions have changed since then. I currently have ArcGIS 10.0 installed (not ...
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How to exactly copy one installation to another PC?

I've installed qgis on one workstation using OSGeo4w. I've launched the installer from a local folder and I have downloaded source files on a remote mapped drive. Frequently I relaunch OSGeo4w to ...
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Does OSGeo4W install a 32 bit or 64 bit version of QGIS?

I just want to know if you are installing Qgis via OSGeo installer on a windows 64 bits OS (XP, vista or 7) Does it install a 32 bits or 64 bits version of QGIS? Usually the stand alone installer ...
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How can I uninstall Quantum GIS that was installed using OSGeo?

I installed QGIS using OSGEO4W, and would love to know how to uninstall it, because when I go to "Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall" the program does not appear in the list of installed programs. ...
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Is there a way to properly have GDAL raise exceptions in Python?

I am working with GDAL in Python and have wanted to get GDAL to raise exceptions so that I can do something useful with them. For instance if a file cannot be opened with gdal.Open() I would like to ...
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What Open Source (command line/API) method is there to orthorectify and georeference an aerial image given telemetry data?

How can I take an image and orthorectify it automatically with open source software? The information associated with each image is: camera specs latitude, longitude, elevation of the camera ...
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File Geodatabase (*.gdb) support in QGIS?

Following questions: Open Source Tool capable of reading Esri File Geodatabase (.gdb)? How to access file geodatabase in Qgis? How to get FGDB support in GDAL 1.9 without compiling? I have spent ...
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How to use wget inside Msys - OSGEW4W?

I open MSYS from the OSGEO4W and type wget and I get 'command not found'. I'm using Windows 7. Does anyone know how to solve this? Thank you!
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How to connect PostgreSQL from osm2pgrouting

I am using OSGeo Live. It is an Ubuntu system. I installed it in my PC. I was following one pgRouting workshop. http://workshop.pgrouting.org/index.html In one step, I needed to connect ...
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Point-in-polygon using Python and OGR

I want to use OGR in Python to write a simple point-in-polygon test: def point_in_polygon(point, polygon): """ point : [longitude, latitude] polygon : [(lon1, lat1), (lon2, lat2), ..., ...
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Issues with osgeo - qgis.core and arcpy modules

Is it possible to have the python shell from either qgis or argis to load (import) both qgis.core and arcpy? I am developing a metadata creation tool and have completed the core functionality using ...
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Import Error while Importing osgeo package [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install GDAL with Python on windows? I have downloaded Fwtools for python2.5 from http://fwtools.maptools.org(windows installer) after installing it, it was ...
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Open Source Training Materials

This recent question made me wonder if there are any open source training materials for GIS. By this I don't mean training specifically for open source software - of which I know there are some - ...
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What is the shell command for the tool 'simplify geometry' in QGIS?

I was wanting to batch the tool 'simplify geometry' for a set of shapefiles, in the osgeo shell.
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Comparison of the different open source GIS servers

I currently know the following open source GIS servers: Geoserver: java based, vector and bitmap support, also supports. Is now on par with mapserver (performance-wise). mapserver: c/c++, used to be ...
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How to add custom Feature attributes to Shapefile using Python?

I am seeking a way to take an existing Shapefile that has a Feature set of 200 countries. Each country Feature has an attribute of "NAME." My objective is to create a Python script that adds an ...
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List of desktop GIS FOSS case studies

I think we should create a list of best desktop GIS FOSS case studies. First of all this list will be useful to anyone who considers desktop GIS FOSS for a project as an viable alternative.
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What are some Free and Open Source GIS Desktop packages

Can someone please give me a list of free and open source GIS desktop packages?