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Auto node drawing tool in QGIS

I'm new to QGIS and am more familiar with MapInfo. I've been playing around with QGIS to do some habitat mapping based on aerial photography and was wondering if there is a feature in QGIS which ...
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How can I extract data from OSM which includes the street names?

I am exporting OSM data (in .osm) files to use in qGIS. I am interested in having the street names displayed. I know they are in the OSM data set because they are displayed when I browse the data ...
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How to visualize the vertices of a graph in QGIS?

I tried to visualize the graph generated by osm2po and rendered that graph in qgis. Now what I am trying to do is plot the vertices in the graph. So that I can visually see where the nodes/vertices ...
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Can Openlayers plugin be faster?

Can the Openlayer QGIS plugin be modified to have better map loading performance? I use only google satellite/maps. Thanks.
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Problems with Google layers plugins

I currently use Quantum GIS 1.7.4 at work and I have trouble to open Google layers extension. In fact, when I start QGIS 1.7.4 the following message appears and I cannot use Google layers extension. ...
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How to prevent text labels from overlapping other markers?

Is their a way within QGIS to prevent text labels from overlapping icons used to label a point layer? In the example map shown below, there are two layers: Roads layer which is labeled using the ...
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How to access attribute data type in QGIS?

I've been developing a plugin on QGIS platform using PyQGIS. So far plugin does the following: You can select any feature of the already loaded vector layer in QGIS. After selection, plugin displays ...
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Filtering a raster by pixel value ? (Qgis)

I have downloaded Globcover data in GeoTIFF format. I want to create a new grid which only has values where the Globcover data (the only band in the TIF file) has one certain value (==190). Can I do ...
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How to handle spatial join 10 chars field name limit?

When I try to perform a spatial join between a point and polygon file, I get a notice saying spatial join will not be performed because following field names exceed 10 Characters. Kindly help to ...
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How to draw lines, dashed lines, routes and add images to the QGIS mapcanvas?

I need to draw a rectangle in a map canvas and inside it draw routed dashed lines and add small images to it. These actions are to be performed using the QGIS API. Is there any place with examples ...
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Adding table from Postgis

While trying to import a table containing raster data in QGIS , Raster column is not being imported ... I am getting following messages: Database connection was successful , but the accessible ...
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QGIS WMS ver 1.3.0 Exception with GeoServer

I'm trying to load WMS layers from a local GeoServer into QGIS so that I can edit them. I can access and edit the same layers if I access them directly from a PostGIS database. However, trying to load ...
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How can I map a matrix of origins and destinations in QGIS?

I have a central point on a map, and I have other points in a separate layer (the location of a venue, and the origin cities of the venue visitors). Is there a plugin which would generate output ...
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How to connect QGIS to a WMS-C with python?

I would like to connect my QGis to a WMS-C server when my python plugin load. How can I do that ? BTW, the method: addRasterLayer do not seams to handle WMS-C layer...
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Trouble with graduated symbols after joining shapefile with csv file

I have successfully joined data from a csv file to a shapefile in QGIS but for some reason I am having trouble symbolizing my data. I want to use a graduated symbology however this option is not ...
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ECW for QGIS 1.8 in Ubuntu 12.04

I have followed various online help guides on how to make ecw for QGIS 1.8 work in Ubuntu 12.04. I had it all working in Ubuntu 10.04 but since migration to 12.04 no such luck. Is there a guide that ...
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Use QGIS to visualize OpenStreetMap data

I have a osm map for a certain region. Also using osm2po I extracted the graph which includes edges and nodes into the database. Now I want to visualize the map and then visualize the shortest path. ...
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Reproject an aerial layer in QGIS and then open with ArcEngine?

I have an Aerial layer (.SID file) which I would like to re-project in QGIS, then I would like to open it in ArcEngine. I've figured out how to do this with vector layers in GGIS, its just a right ...
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How Can I get the Open Modeller plug-in for Quantum GIS 1.7.4?

I would appreciate if you can tell me to install the plug-in of Open Modeller in Quantum GIS 1.7.4. It is not in the list of plug-in in the spanish version of the QGIS. Thank you,
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How to find polygons centroids? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Get list of coordinates for points in a layer? Sorry for another basic question - my map is almost done but now my boss wants me to enter new outbreaks (that we don't ...
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After re-open of old project file, several layer selections no longer available

I'm new to QGIS. I created a QGIS project, loaded 1 to 3 shapefiles via Add Vector Layer (from 2008 TIGER/Line Shapefiles http://www2.census.gov/cgi-bin/shapefiles/state-files). The maps look fine ...
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Does QGIS have these CAD editing functions? [closed]

I tried QGIS for the fist time today and it seems quite capable for the task that I have in mind. However, I really miss some basic editing functionality from another GIS software that I have to use ...
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QGis raster terrain analysis - The curvature filter puzzles me

I am a french Master student at university Grenoble INP, and during my master project I have worked on DEM (raster) terrain analysis. Thus, I have read the source code of several QGis-1.7.4 raster ...
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How to add attribute data up?

Sorry if this question is too simple/easy for you guys, but I'm still learning QGIS and pretty much teaching myself where I can. Is there a way to add data from 2 columns into one new column inside ...
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Symbol rotation by using rotation-field [closed]

I want to rotate my symbols using the rotation-field in my atribute-table. After choosing the rotationfield, my symbols become invisible (the text is still there). What happend? Thank you! Martin
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Convert a Tif raster file to vector shp file in QGIS

So I've been trying to convert a georeferenced Tif raster file into a vector shp file using QGIS. It's seems to complete this but it ends up giving me a feature class that has over 500,000 features, ...
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Does QGIS preserve Feature Class Relationships (1to1 or 1to many or Many to many relationships)?

Does QGIS preserve Feature Class Relationships (1to1 or 1to many or Many to many relationships) and can the related attributes be clicked and viewed through the identify feature tool?
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How to create equidistant points in QGIS?

I am trying to create points (new layer) at specific distance along the road (existing layer) in QGIS. This gives solution for ArcGIS. How to achieve this in QGIS? This one explains how to create ...
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Projection in QGIS - Scale bar and measurement

When I load a *.csv file (delimited text) as a layer in QGIS, the scale bar shows degrees (for example 0 to 10 degrees). When I uncheck On the fly projection and change the units for feet or meters, ...
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How to find the shortest path within a polygon? [closed]

I am trying to find a way to calculate the shortest path from one point to another without crossing the boundaries of a polygon. I would like to do it with QGIS as I do not have access to ArcGis. It ...
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How can I add OpenLayers layer from the python console?

I am new to the python console. How can I add a layer from the OpenLayers plugin from the python console? Thank you
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How to recreate Mapinfo labels in QGIS?

I try to convert a mapinfo tab-file containing textobjects wich are positioned and rotated in mapinfo into a shapefile or something similar without loosing all information. All information is located ...
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Trouble exporting from QGIS to Illustrator

I am having trouble getting my files to transfer or export to a vector file. When I open the file in Adobe illustrator there is a lot of information missing. I have tried to "save selection as a ...
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Qgis C++ plugin translation

I'm having issues with the translation of my Qgis plugin. static const QString sName = QObject::tr( "Editeur Monoscopique 3D" ); MyClass::MyClass( QgisInterface * theQgisInterface ): ...
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How to display local file's geometries as rubber bands in QGIS

I'd like to get geometries from a local file (e.g. GML) displayed as rubber bands (QgsRubberBands) in QGIS. However, I wouldn't like to load the layer into the map because in the real scenario there ...
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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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vector tool missing when install QGIS 1.7.4 on new computer

I installed QGIS version 1.7.4 a few months ago. Under the menu Vector > Data Management Tools I have two options to make a join: 'Join Attributes' and 'Join attributes by location' (see screenshot). ...
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How can I add a grid (from projection MTM8) on my layers

I need to add a grid on a map I created with my own layers and GPS data. How can i do this? I know how to do it in Arcgis, but not in QuantumGIS. Can you help me?
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How do you calculate positional accuracy in qgis?

How to you compare two layers in QGIS to get the positional accuracy?
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How to call a PNG file with MapServer and a Google base layer? [closed]

How can I call a png file from map path including a Google map as base layer? I'm working with MapServer and I have some shapes made with Quantum GIS and ArcView. I can call those shapes in a url and ...
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Transforming a polygon to ESRI shapefile?

First, apologies - I am a complete newb at this stuff and don't know what I don't know. I may use incorrect language. Essentially, I want to convert the shapes in a Microsoft Visio diagram into a ...
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How to copy a group of layers between QGIS projects?

In ArcGIS I am used to being able to have a couple of MXD documents open and copy-paste groups of layers from one MXD's table of contents to another. This can save a LOT of time ensuring consistent ...
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How do I create a shapefile showing footprints of Rasters?

I have around 1,000 satellite images in tiff format, and I want to create a shapefile which will serve as an index to the rasters. This is something similar to a raster catalog, but I do not want to ...
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How to style a layer from console?

I am new to the QGIS python console. I am trying to load a raster layer from the console, set the crs and a specific style from a qml file. layerPath = os.path.join(raster_dir,raster_name) fileInfo = ...
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Create new polygon layer based on areas of varying numbers of stacked polygons

I have several species range maps (as polygons) that overlap/stack. From this, I am trying to identify areas of highest biodiversity. Ideally, I'd like to create a new polygon layer, where 1 part is ...
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“Find by attribute” plugin error

This is the error message, when launching the plugin. I hope this is the right place, where to report this kind of message. Any help would be appriciated! An error has occured while executing ...
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Can QGIS preserve layers when exporting a PDF? [duplicate]

I saw this posted about a year ago (Can QGIS preserve layers when exporting to PDF?) but figured it was worth asking again -- is this possible? My usual workflow with ArcGIS is to export to AI then ...
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How do I clip/mask a satellite photo to a polygon?

Given a shapefile composed of contiguous polygons, I'd like to clip (or mask) regions of satellite photo to the polygon outlines, and export each resulting raster in medium resolution for further ...
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How do I open a shapefile in QGIS for upload to Garmin GPSmap 62?

I now have a polygon and have succesfully raised 25 random sample points and saved as a shape file. I have checked that GPS utility and the shape file are set at 27700 BNG but when I try and open the ...
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Rasterize difference between QGIS and FWTools

I am wanting to use FWTools to rasterize a large number of Shapefile polygons. I have used the Rasterize tool in QIS and it works great. But when I use the generated code in FWTools the process does ...