Software plugins that add functionality to the QGIS package

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How to install a QGIS plugin when offline?

Due to various IT policies at my workplace, QGIS is installed on a machine that is not connected to the internet. I wish to install a couple of QGIS plugins on this system. I have downloaded the ...
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Visual Impact Assessment in QGIS or GRASS

Is it possible using QGIS or GRASS to perform a Zone of Visual Impact assessment? E.g. where can a 100m high structure be seen at a viewing height of 1.8m within 30km, taking into account elevation ...
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Is there a way to use “Select by Attribute” in QGIS using a python command?

is there a way to use the function "Select by Attribute" in QGIS using a python command? In my plugin the user should enter a value via a GUI and this value should be used in a function which selects ...
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How to check Topology in QGIS?

I have two Shapefiles with Polygons ( City and Forerst) Is there a Plugin who is able check the topology (QGIS)? Like "Knots do not overlap" or something like that? I dont want that they overlap. ...
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Is there a way to access QGIS plugins in Python?

Is there a way to access QGIS plugins in Python? I'd like to write a script to do some geoprocessing, and I'd like to use the clip, regular points and convex hull tools in fTools, as well as the Road ...
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How to programatically check for a mouse click in QGIS

I want to know how to check for a mouse click in QGIS. I am trying to write a python plugin and want to provide functionality similar to the "Select Single Feature" tool that already exists in QGIS. ...
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Import GRASS and SAGA modules to python script

I'm new at this. I am "building" a python plugin for qgis and I want to import modules from GRASS and SAGA but I don't understand how to do it. The plugin I want to import is Kriging interpolation ...
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Howto setup and use a remote GIS workstation (QGIS,GRASS,PostGIS)?

I'm using QGIS (and sometimes GRASS and PostGIS) on my 2009 MacBookPro for my thesis project. I was wondering (during an endless batch generalizing in QGIS) if I can set up a server so I can work from ...
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Is the use of Google Earth imagery via the OpenLayers Plugin in QGIS legal?

I understand the terms and conditions WRT use of Google Earth imagery in external applications are strict. Years ago ArcBruTile offered such service in ArcGIS the legallity of which was ...
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How do I maintain a resposive GUI using QThread with PyQGIS

I have been developing some batch processing tools as python plugins for QGIS 1.8. I have found that while my tools are running the GUI becomes non-responsive. The general wisdom is that the work ...
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How to call the interpolation plugin from the python console?

I would like to call the QGIS interpolation plugin function (TIN method) (Raster->Interpolate) from python console. I can't find the corresponding function within QGIS API or within the ...
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How to create a Human Trafficking Heatmap in QGIS?

I'm trying to create a heatmap with about 325 points distributed around the city of Houston. (FYI Houston is a major human trafficking in the US: a title shared with LA and Atlanta depending upon ...
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Issues Accessing ESRI File Geodatabase within Quantum GIS Desktop

I am trying to access ESRI file gdb from Quantum GIS. I am on Windows 7, 64-bit. I have found many useful threads on how to set up this functionality within Quantum GIS. The method I went for is ...
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How to install Openlayers plugin on Qgis 1.8?

After having installed Qgis 1.8 i am not able to find the Openlayer Plugin. In "the old days" I know I was supposed to check "add 3rd party repositories", but that button has disappeared? I tried ...
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How to access QGIS Plugin Repositories from behind a proxy?

I have been trying to teach myself QGIS by using this forum and others to help. Most of my questions can be answered by downloading plugins that are available through 3rd party repositories but for ...
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How to close watermarks window in QGIS Openlayers plugin?

I'm using Quantum GIS Ver. 1.7.4. I have upgraded openlayers plugin 0.7 to 0.9. However when I open google satellite, a watermarks/copyright dialog box "Data Peta@2012 ..." appear in the middle of the ...
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How to enable GRASS-modules in QGIS?

I have the latest QuantumGIS-1.9.0-master from Github with python-modules support and full GRASS-integration (GRASS-4.6.3-RC2) on Linux. When opening the GRASS-tools plugin, it only displays six ...
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How to extract slope from topographic raster map?

I am working on a project for a machine learning class wherein I extract features from a topographic raster map and then classify the traversability of the terrain. One of the features I need to ...
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How to debug a QGis python plugin

I'm trying to write a python plugin for QGis. I'd like to debug some DB queries and I need a way to display the result. I thought about using a popup to display it, but I don't know how to show a ...
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How to split an irregular polygon into equal areas?

I am a surveyor and use QGIS for maintaining soil test records on civil projects and am constantly provided with test lot area or number of lots required. These are more often than not irregular in ...
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Jitter or Randomise Points in QGIS

Occasionally I'm asked to plot points that relate to sensitive data items. I would quite like to be able to add a varying level of random jitter to points when plotting so that point density is still ...
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Unable to Install External QGIS Plugins

I'm using: QGIS version 1.8.0-Lisboa on Windows XP, installed using OSGeo4W I am behind a proxy but I have configured it in Options > Network. When I go to Plugins > Fetch Python Plugins.. All of ...
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How to use ZonalStats plugin?

I am using QGIS 1.8.0 on a Windows Home Premium 7 machine. I have a single band TIFF that is 187 MB in size. My vector polygon shapefile represents a regular grid of a 147x112 36kmx36km grid cells. ...
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How to run a spatial query with a raster and vector layer in QGIS?

I have a soil map (vector-polygon layer) and a map of the crops farmed in the same area (raster layer, from the US Cropland Data Layer). I would like to calculate for a given soil type, the surface ...
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How can i create sectors for telecom towers

friends i am seeking advice from the GIS community I work in the Mobile networks industry and i took up a task to create a plugin for QGIS using c++/python that does the following: step 1: Create ...
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Where has the cartogram plugin for QGIS gone?

This plugin used to be downloadable from Carson Farmer's plugin repository page. However, the repository is broken. An old version of the plugin source code is still available at ...
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How to transform a selected multipart feature into singlepart features while editing in QGIS?

There are several questions and respective answers for how to make a multipart features Layer into a singlepart features one using QGIS: How to break a single polygon into multiple polys? How to ...
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QGis Making Column Value of Attribute table unique

For a shapefile, I have a field named id with the following contents in it: 1 1 2 2 I want to make these values unique such as: 1 2 3 4 Is there any way to achieve this in Quantum GIS (using any ...
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Simulate (Mock) GPS Tracks

I have the following scenario: 1) I need to create GPX files for use in testing of a mobile device. 2) The tracks to be described within will span large distances over long time periods (i.e. it's ...
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How can I programatically create and add features to a memory layer in QGIS 1.9?

I had a working plugin in QGIS 1.8 which read data from an MSAccess database and added it to a series of memory layers. There is some processing involved in the interim so I don't think simply using ...
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Couldn't load plugin 'processing' on windows 7 64bit

I installed QGIS (2.0.1-Dufour Dufour, d94c044) using both the stand alone installer and the OSgeo4w installer and seem to have an issue with the processing plugin. At first I thought that there was a ...
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How to get info from selected object?

I am new to the Quantum Plugin development and wonder if there is more information about the following. I have added a shape file and am (off course) able to select a point from this shape file. In ...
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How to programmatically associate a layer with a custom UI?

I know it is possible to associate a layer with a custom UI for editing feature attributes using the QGIS interface. But is this possible with Python? This link shows how to achieve the result ...
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How to create a dropdown menu in QGIS Toolbar with Python

I Have a set of some QAction in my QGIS-Plugin and they are created and added to the toolbar like this icon = QIcon(":/action1.png") self.action1 = QAction(icon, u"Action 1", self.iface.mainWindow()) ...
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QGIS - export a project with dependencies

I was wandering if there was a way to save a specific project with all layers as dependent files to make it easy to share with collaborators. for example, create a zipped or non-zipped folder ...
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How do I convert a QGIS 1.8 plugin to QGIS2.0?

I have developed a plugin under QGIS1.8 and now I want to make it work on QGIS2.0 I have chage qgisMinimumVersion into 2.0(originally 1.8) but QGIS2.0 still give me the error say This plugin is ...
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How to export a Vector Layer with OGR2Layers Plugin

I'm using QGIS 2.0 Dufour on my Linux (Ubuntu 12.10).I'm download shapefile of Croatia country from this site (http://www.gadm.org/country) and i added a new vector layer where i created some ...
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Save Visible WMS layer to file

Is there tool to save currently visible WMS layer to file in QGIS, or some place in QGIS where you can get needed xml to fetch it using gdal ?
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How can I get the field index of the new layer in my script using Python?

I am trying to use layer.changeAttributeValue(fid, fieldIndex, value) to add values to a field in QGIS Basically, I'm creating a plugin which will, if a checkbox is ticked, create a new field, then ...
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Can someone clarify some details about freehand line tracing in QGIS?

I have read several tutorials and questions here on this site, but I have some lingering questions/doubts that I would like clarified. My project is tracing roadways from a 1926 map so that I can ...
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How to run two versions of QGIS simultaneously

I really enjoy seeing the new features and icons of QGIS 1.9 nightly versions. It's looking fantastic, and some features are already very useful for my work. However, it is inherently less stable ...
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How to access the road graph plugin in python?

I am developing a few scripts in Python for QGIS 1.8 to automate some geo-tasks and one of them would be to calculate the shortest distance from a hospital to each building in a town. I would like to ...
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Is it possible show the feature attributes dialog when I add a feature in code?

I want to know if it is possible to make the feature attributes dialog in Qgis show up when I add a feature by code using: QgsVectorLayer::addFeature( tFeature ) This is available when I add ...
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How to filter the MouseWheel event in a QGIS C++ plugin?

I’m developing a C++ plugin for Qgis and I want to filter/override the mouse-wheel event. I created a “maptool” to select a polygon feature on a vector layer, the feature has two attributes : an id ...
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QGIS Processing Progress

I have been developing a python plugin that uses Processing algorithm for raster calculations. I want to support the gui with progress bar. How can i connect Processing job to progress bar? I found ...
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CAD Like functions in QGIS

Is it possible for a script to be built that will use a reference point and have it draw several polygons based on distance and bearing, then assess the terrain under the polygon for highest obstacles ...
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Is it possible to grow QGIS symbol size over time?

I've got a data set of people movements within my municipality. (between points of places) I've managed it with the plugin for QGIS 'time manager'. Over time people come and go, and based on a count ...
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Where can I find documentation on QGIS C++ Plugin Development?

Is external C++ plug-in support available for QGIS? I'm having a really hard time getting started here. I followed the doc here: ...
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How to change OpenStreetMap Layer Properties in QGIS 2.0

I have loaded the OpenStreetMap layer in QGIS 2.0, but would like to edit the properties in order to better complement the map I'm producing. I can't seem to find the OSM toolbar or OSM Feature widget ...
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Is there a way to export QGIS layers to KML?

has had anyone had any luck with the new experimental plugin qgis2kml? I keep getting the error msg layer : format not yet supported I had a look but the author has not provided any documentation, ...