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Zigzag Line Symbol in QGIS

I'm looking for a zigzag line symbol in QGIS. Is there perhaps an easy way to do this that I'm missing? I have tried creating a marker line using a simple triangle marker (^) and adjusting the size of ...
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QGIS - Calculate distance between a point layer to n nearest polylines

In QGIS I am trying to calculate the distance from a point layer to a polyline layer for the n nearest polylines. I have figured out how to calculate this distance to the centroid of the polylines ...
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Extracting raster values with polylines in QGIS

I have a polyline shapefile that represent a road an a raster grid with slope values. Is it possible to interpolate the shape file and the grid to have the average slope of the road? I know that I can ...
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Turning Polyline with Multiple Segments into One Single Line

Using QGIS Valmiera (MapInfo and other software is also available) Is there a way to convert a polyline with multiple segments into a single line? I.e. by taking the first point and the last point of ...
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Export long lat from polyline as csv file in QGIS

I want to draw a line in QGIS and then, export the long-lat of each point into a Comma Separated Value (csv) file. I tried doing this by creating a new shapefile layer and then using the Add Feature ...
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Point input for polyline not acceptable?

Input QgsPoint(s) are returning an error in a Polyline creation routine. Any clues?! processing.runandload("qgis:polygoncentroids", Base, "memory:CenterNode") ...
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Splitting existing polygons with existing polylines(roads) with GME tool “split polygon by lines”

After reading through many of these articles i believe the GME tool "split polygon by lines" should be useful to my problem. I have a polygon that needs to be split by a road layer. When i run this ...
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QGIS custom labeling by clicking on polyline (and polygon)

QGIS has now few really good options for custom labels but I can't find a way how to easily manage labels along polylines. Is there a tool which helps me place labels by clicking on a polyline so the ...
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Reading Points as PolyLines

I'm currently developing an Android app where I need to show some information on a map, which is stored as Shapefiles (.shp + .shx + .dbf). I noticed that when the shapefile is opened in QGis, a nice ...
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QGIS Line End Caps

When styling a road network where all sections of the network between junctions are separate paths, I style the ends of the lines to rounded to remove any gaps that might appear where the joins are at ...
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Calculating the fractal dimension of a line segment

I have a shp file with hundreds of features that represent clipped segments of coastline. Each segment is made up of many vertices (dozens, perhaps even hundreds). (FYI, the segments were created by ...
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GIS Survey Line Plans

Has anyone ever heard of any tools in either Arcmap, QGIS, Mapwindow GIS etc, that could create a line plan (Survey Lines) across a polygon (Survey Area)? A form of input such as distance between ...
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How to split a (road) buffer using the centerline?

I have a road centreline dataset which I have buffered using the road width. I used the standard QGIS buffer tool. I realise for my analysis I actually need to split the road buffer in half and ...
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QGIS convert polyline to fixed width polygon

I have a shp file of polylines for trails, and I need to convert them all to be polygons that are 8 ft wide (4 ft from the center of each side of the polyline). I tried a following a few other posts ...
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Rasterizing polyline data with QGIS/GDAL: custom line width

I need to make a raster from a polyline shapefile. However, when I use gdal_rasterize (either directly or through QGIS), all my lines are drawn one pixel wide, while I need them to be drawn with the ...
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Creating new lines along specifically selected existing lines using QGIS?

I have tried to find a solution for this everywhere, with no result... My problem is that I want to be able to manually draw a line that automatically snaps to a line (creating an exact copy of the ...
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Extract coordinates from polyline in QGIS [duplicate]

I have a shapefile with 64 lines with the metadata: General: Storage type of this layer: ESRI Shapefile Source for this layer: C:/Users/toke.nielsen/Desktop/lines.shp Geometry type of the features in ...
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How to create a point representing a polyline?

How do I convert a line (usually 2 vertices but can be more) into a single point in QGIS? I did it a couple of years ago using a build-in tool in ArcGIS 8 or 9 I think but have no idea how to do it in ...
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How to create polygons from a polyline graticule?

I'd like to make a polygon shapefile out of a polyline shapefile showing a graticule. However, using the "Line to Polygon" tool results in a peculiar...something: Other standard tools like ...
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Alternative to Snap (Editing) in QGIS/MapInfo?

Is there any alternative to Snap (Editing) in either QGIS or MapInfo (user-made tools), or another way to do this in ArcGIS without an advanced license?
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How to turn all lines into one direction?

How can I turn all features of my polyline (postgis and/or shapefile) into one direction - it doesn't matter what direction. I know how to switch the direction of lines but I have no idea how to ...
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Determining gaps in polylines and identifying continuing sections?

Is there a relatively quick way to identify where gaps < a certain size are present between polyline? E.g. would there be an easy way to join line likes the ones in the below image if the gap was ...
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Line start and end nodes: determining what is a junction

I have a layer of points and polylines and want to determine which points are road junctions. I currently have all start and end nodes within 3m of my road network as a layer. However I cannot ...
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How to split a line at designated points and vertices(confluences)?

I have a line that already has its own segments and attribute table: I've used line dissolve tool in Geoalgorithms to make the previous attribute table look like this:so I make the segmented line ...
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How to cut a line feature in QGIS 2.0?

I want to shorten a feature (a polyline representing a road) in QGIS 2.0. I tried the 'cut features'-tool that look like a pair of scissors. First I chose the right layer, and then clicked 'Toggle'. ...
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How can I add height data to a polyline in QGIS?

I want to place a polyline at the correct altitude in QGIS. Is that possible and how do I do this? What I have is a polyline (railroad) and I want to add information on the electrics above the ...
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How to join 2D polylines and DEM into 3D polylines?

I got a simple question but could not find a satisfactory answer yet: I have a road network in 2D/PostGIS and a DEM. I want to turn the road network into 3D by retrieving the Z-value from the DEM. ...
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How to convert OSM polyline data to polygons?

I just now downloaded OSM data .I am having the data as polylines. I want that polylines as polygons is it possible in Qgis?below I also posted the screen shot of the polyline also.
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Draw lines for existing list of data

I have a csv file containing information for loads of lines (dates, road names, condition information, etc etc) but which have no geographical information (other than the association of road name) Is ...
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What's the unit of measurements produced by “sum line lengths”?

My goal is to find the total length of roads per county for a particular state. You would think there would be a simple government spreadsheet with this information in it.... I cannot figure out how ...
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How to draw lines from two points in a CSV?

I have a CSV file where one line looks like this: Duration, user, lat-start, long-start, lat-end, long-end 298, Casual,38.9101,-77.0444,38.91554,-77.03818 Each row in the CSV has two points and I ...
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How to create points in a specified distance along the line in QGIS?

I want to use QGIS creating points along the line, but in specified distance. I found two GRASS tools in SEXTANTE Toolbox: v.to.points v.segment I tried v.to.points, setting the maximum distance ...
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Splitting polylines according to coincident (or touching) points with other polylines?

The question is unfortunately not answered yet. I'm looking for a method or python script to split polylines according to coincident points with other polylines, but avoid splitting the ones which ...
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How to repair and clean contours from high data resolution (lidar)?

I'm unsuccessfully trying to make a bathymetric map with contours extracted from Lidar data at 1 m resolution. The extracted contours have a lot of artifacts like dangles and islands. First I used ...
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Automated way to join

I have river networks (polyline) of several adjacent countries as shapefiles that almost match up at the borders, but not quite. Is there any way to automatically connect them to a consecutive river ...
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QGIS or Postgis - How to split polylines with a point layer?

In QGIS, I would like to split the polylines in a layer loaded in the workspace with the points in another loaded layer. If a point intersects a polyline, this polyline should be transformed into two ...
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QGIS create layer with the points of the beginnings and ends of a polylines layer (without duplicate points)

In QGIS, i would like to create a new layer containing the beginning and end points of a polylines layer, but without the duplicate points that would result of adjacent polylines.
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Joining intersected polylines using rules based rendering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Setting rendering order of line layers in QGIS I have trouble getting two intersecting polylines to look like they were joined at rendering. I am using rules based ...
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How can I create random points along a polyline in QGIS?

I am trying to create random points along a polyline shapefile in QGIS. Basically, like the 'random points' tool in 'research tools' but for polylines instead of polygons. I have tried converting ...