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QGIS layers don't overlay after trying 'enable on the fly' and CRS settings

I know there are already many questions about this topic, but none of the answers helped me so far. I have two layers I want to overlay in QGIS. One of them is an Excell file with the coordinates of ...
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How to remove z & m coordinates from shapes with QGIS? (Or arcgis, grass, gdal, Python…)

I've recently received some parcel data in shapefile format that has z & m coordinates (all = 0.0). The WKT for a typical parcel looks like this: "MULTIPOLYGON (((2672464.560700002 ...
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QGIS 64-bit ODBC set up link to 32-bit Access on win7

I am trying to set up a an ODBC link to Access 2007 32-bit but not having any success. My system is a win7 pro 64-bit and I have QGIS 64-bit installed. Here are the steps I have already tried. Set ...
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problem in loading outputs from processing tool (sextante) [duplicate]

hopefully some of you have got an answer to what happens to me when i run (so far) all the processing tools for carrying out raster analyses. This is the type of message i receive from QGIS (2.0.1 ...
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How do I create a shapefile of polygons from points in a spreadsheet?

I have a spreadsheet that has 100 different polygons listed with UTM coordinates for the 4 corners of each polygon. I want to turn the spreadsheet into a shapefile with 100 unique objects, 1 for each ...
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How to display NoData of a raster in QGIS

How can I show raster pixels with NoData value in QGIS? In ArcMap there is a button to choose the color for the NoData value. Is there something like this in QGIS?
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How identify Layer name when removing it from legendInterface qgis?

I am trying to connect the removing layer action with a slot for doing some processing after that. I already try this: QObject.connect(self.iface.legendInterface(), ...
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Draw an item from coordinates in QGIS?

Is it possible to draw a line or to draw a triangle or another figure by digit the coordinates of the vertex? I use QGIS 1.8 on windows 7 system.
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how to make decent sense from scattered river depth measurements

I sampled river depth at scattered positions and I want to be able to make a map and GIS layers out of it. My problems are: As the river meanders the interpolation I do in scientific packages i,e. ...
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Maxent out of bound error?

I selected my climate data from wordclim ( tile 29 ) and then used QGis to convert the data to .asc format . My occurrence data is in degree decimal.But when I run Maxent on any layer it says that the ...
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How to multiply raster DEM with a linear graph value

I would like to multiply my Raster DEM with a linear graph value y = mx + C. The graph values look as follows: I want to make a new raster where each cell will represent a damage factor from ...
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QGIS 2.0 Can I get panels to display as tabs

I recently got myself very confused by getting the "Layers" panel hidden under the "Layer order" panel and then spent hours wondering why I could no longer right click on the layer to get the menu. I ...
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Merge two vector layers with different granularity

Beginner at QGIS here. I have two vector layers. One represents country boundaries for the whole world. The other one represents region boundaries, but only for OECD countries. I would like to ...
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Can QGIS Trace Features?

I generally have an doubt about QGIS. Is it possible to Trace the feature in QGIS? As in the case like ArcGIS for Desktop which has a tool called "Trace" in its Editor Toolbar? If yes, how we can do ...
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County-Level Ethnic Shapefile: United States

My professor usually provides the shapefiles that we deal with in our analyses of the United States--population, votes, etc., but I'd like to know how I can get these myself. I'd like, in particular, ...
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pyQgis in stand alone script, vector loading error

I am trying to use the Qgis functions in a stand alone Python script. I m running Mountain Lion OS, 2.7 Python & the Qgis 2.0.1 Dufour. My main problem is that I cannot get started - I cannot ...
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How to run QGIS server on EC2 micro?

I'd like to learn something about web maps and so decided to start out using EC2, following different tutorials I was able to start a micro instance but I can't find my way on how to get qgis server ...
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Using a shapefile in QGIS makes it unusable in ArcGIS?

We currently use Arcgis 9.2, and we are looking at moving forward with other software, and we have been testing QGIS recently. Basically we are trying to copy the existing projects we have, and ...
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Probably base64 encoded WKB - Reading in QGis/ArcGIS?

I have a probably base64 encoded WKB string. How would I load that feature represented by the string into QGis or ArcGIS? I found the QGis QuickWKT plugin, but that does not handle my base64 encoded ...
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QGIS display does not reflect projection

I have slight experience with ArcGIS, but am new to QGIS. I'm trying to set the projection of my map, and I understand that this is done by altering the CRS (coordinate reference system) of each ...
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Area calculation of an object without coordinates

I have a photo of an object with a scale and I want to calculate its area. I guess I have to create a polygon of the area to be calculated to use the 'field calculator'. But how do I tell the program ...
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Moving a shapefile point to specific coordinates

In QGIS is there a simple way to move a shapefile point in a shapefile point file to specific coordinates? Without exporting the points to WKT changing the x,y values and then importing the WKT via ...
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How to call processing toolbox in Qgis' python console

I have been trying to use processing toolbox via python console in Qgis 2.0.1. I am able to write the following comamnds: I am particularly interested to run 'r.statistics' from GRASS module. ...
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What is the use of Automatic overview support in Qgis 2.0?

Automatic overview support in map frame is one one of the new feature added in QGIS 2.0. In QGIS 2.0 Documentation explanation about this is given as Automatic overview support in map frame: "Need ...
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How to resolve “premature end of script headers” error with QGIS Server? [duplicate]

I attempted installing QGIS Server following these instructions. Installation was successful with no errors reported. However, when I try to use GetCapabilities I am getting this error: Internal ...
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Pull pixmap image source from ui edit text in QT

I'm putting together a custom form for QGIS identify using Qt Designer. One attribute has a file name to the accompanying photo of the feature. I'd like to have the photo label in the form grab the ...
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When digitizing, polygons are inverted

I need to use QGIS to digitize my images. My images are scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of rocks. I am interested in analyzing the pore space in the images. Here is the steps I follow: I ...
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How to set and configure a value relation edittype in QGIS 2.0?

I am trying to set the edit type of a vector layer to use a value relation. The Python commands below are processed without errors or warnings, but the when I check the properties in QGIS, only the ...
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How do I add Garmin .img files to QGIS?

I downloaded 10 .img files from garmin.openstreetmap.nl which are supposed to contain the topo tiles for the area I would like to add in qgis. I've been unable to find any instructions on how to use ...
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Qgis doufur, query problem [duplicate]

i've a question about a query I need to query results that are multiple of 50 like 100,150,200,300 How can i perform the right query?
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NOAA Nautical Charts .bsb format

Is it possible to load a nautical chart from NOAA into QGIS that has the .bsb format? Didn't have much luck with mrSID format. using QGIS(dev) on ubuntu 13.04
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How to create callout/balloon labels in QGIS 2.0?

I'd like to use callout/balloon labels for a vector layer in my GIS using QGIS 2.0. The only way I can see to do this is to position an ordinary label where I want it and then draw an empty text ...
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How to view dbase tables?

Using Linux, is there something out there to quickly view a dbase file? Sometimes there are look-up tables(.dbf) to accompany a shapefile. Libre Office Calc can't read it. Maybe a QGIS plugin that can ...
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How can I create random concave polygons for test purposes?

In the context of generating random test data using QGIS (in a shapefile): I can generate random, continuous (adjacent) polygons by first creating n random points using ftools and then generating a ...
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How to rename attributes/fields in a shapefile attribute table?

I would like to rename some fields in my attribute table: Like rename XRF_N3in something else. It seems quite a easy issue but I don't find any information about how can I do that... I've QGIS 1.8 ...
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Is there a python option to “join attributes by location”?

I am trying to perform the function join attributes by location as found on the QGIS menu Vector>Data Management Tools. I am seeking an open source python option for this. I know arcpy has a spatial ...
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Weighted heatmap analysis- density of points, vs density of weight variable

Was just wondering if anyone could help me with a problem. I'm trying to map wellbeing scores (out of 10), using locations from a survey of 15,000 households, using the HEatmap command in QGIS. It's ...
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Is it possible to give 2d contours a Z-height from their attribute table in QGIS? (Or ArcGIS?)

I have a contour data file downloaded from UK Ordnance Survey, which gives 2d contours of an area in gml format (also supplied in .shp format) with the heights of each contour attached to the ...
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Symbol levels in QGIS 2.0 [duplicate]

I have used symbol levels in my current project to define the hierarchy of the different roads. I have tried to make the symbol levels the same in order to achieve the desired look, with no luck. The ...
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“Identity” overlay in QGIS?

I have two polygon layers I'd like to overlay using QGIS or another open source tool. What I want as output is a polygon layer with the extent of one polygon, but with each polygon in that layer ...
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QGis doesn't start anymore on Debian Jessie

I'm running Debian Jessie (Testing) on my laptop. I installed QGis 2.0.1 from QGis stable repos almost a month ago and had no problems till yesterday; now QGis doesn't start, only splash screen starts ...
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Problem in removing dangles in road network [closed]

Im using qgis2.0 , In a given road network i have to remove dangles, for that what should be the tolerance to be added generaly. please help me resolve this issue
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QGIS select feature, “add to current selection” feature

I am trying to perform a feature selection on qgis similar to "add to current selection" interactive selection method in Arcgis Desktop, is that possible? An example: I perform a spatial query and ...
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Mapserver file to localhost

I have installed OSGeo live 7 - Xubuntu I made a nice map using qgis and I have exported the project using RT mapserver exporter. So I created a *.map file in home/user/documents/ How can I load ...
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QGIS data defined properties 'offset' syntax?

So I have a property field called 'offset', type=integer, range=0-359. The intent is to draw an svg symbol that it offset 5 units radially away from the feature coordinate at the angle (in degrees) ...
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Extract characters inside parentheses in QGIS

I have a shapefile of the buildings on my college campus. It has a "name" field that includes the name of the building and then in parentheses the building's campus address (i.e. Health and ...
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How to transform data points from WGS84 to NAD27?

Preface: I have a set of lat and long data points from Google Maps, which I believe are in WGS84. My project data is in NAD27(BLM14). These points are in West Texas, where NAD27 differs from WGS84 by ...
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How can I get the plugin manager “get more” icon?

I am fairly new to QGIS and i was looking to add more plugins to the core provided in version 2.0 I read the user manual provided by QGIS and found out that there should be an icon "get more" ...
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Get Index for a group QGIS Python

I am trying to add new layers into a specific group which I can get to work if I know the index but how can I get python to fid the index of a group so it can load the new layer into the group ...
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Migrating to the use of databases over shapefiles in QGIS

I mostly use ArcGIS at work and am digging into QGIS at home and for my business. At work we are phasing out the use of shapefiles and moving towards geodatabases. So I am thinking I should look into ...