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What is the 'Layer' box in 'Save Vector Layer' good for?

In QGIS, in the 'save vector layer as' window, under OGR creation options, what is the 'Layer' box for?
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How to get labels to diplay in Google Earth after saving to KML?

When saving a QGIS layer as kml, is it possible to have labels be displayed when opened in Google Earth?
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How to keep layer style/symbology when saving as KML?

When saving as a kml, is it possible to keep the style of the QGIS layer? I have tried a couple plugins that have been mentioned on here: qgis2kml ('format not yet supported') and qgis2google2 ...
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QGIS 1.8.0, 3.68 RAM, 2.4GHz — Slowwwww performance

What can I do to speed up QGIS panning and zoom in/out? I did not include any layer information in my question because it is still subjective. It's just that I cherish having an open source gis ...
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How can I export big SVGs for further use in Inkscape?

I am trying to export as an svg from Quantum GIS and import into Inkscape. However it is failing to Import. Inkscape comes up with the error 'Failed to load the requested file'. The files are quite ...
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How to avoid exceeding latitude and longitude limits, when importing a .csv file?

I am currently working with a project with "on the fly"-projection (WGS 84 / UTM zone 32U). Now I want to import a csv. file with points, which have a longitude and latitude using the "Add Delimited ...
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Can I create a 3D model in QGIS or is there some model for 3D city model?

Can I create a 3D model in QGIS or is there some model for 3D city models? I need these information for my project.
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Intersect errors, memory issues in QGIS

my datasets are: Track_02(simple road polyline shp) ***intersected with*** road_cat_cls(polygon for road categorization) elev_rcls_poly(polygonized classified DEM) slp_rcls_poly(polygonized ...
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How to use QGIS Zonal Stats Plugin from Python Console?

I am using the Zonal Stats plugin in QGIS to extract raster statistics from overlaying polygons (I have shapefiles of species distribution and I want to extract environmental data from within each ...
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Time-aware layers WCS Service

I am currently developing an application that requires to display raster images over a period of time (I'm looking how Hurrican Sandy progressed). While investigating, people have suggested that I ...
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How to determine the centroid of polygons?

I have a polygon vector and I want to quickly attain the centroid of this polygon for insertion in a text document. I am working with QGIS. I searched through other questions and although some are ...
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How to get correct scale values?

The scale of my map is wrong, no matter what coordinate system I use in my project. The map and all objects show the correct coordinates but the scale of the map shows nonsense and the measurement ...
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Where can I set the BufferColor property for labels in QGIS?

The accepted answer to this question suggests that the buffer color can be set as a data defined label property. However, in the Layer Properties > Labels > Advanced tab, the only options I can see ...
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QGIS define hexagon area around mapped points

I am using QGIS to map a number of radio antennas (for mobile network). Once I have the layer of the sites (done), I would like to assign to each site a coverage area (envelope). I could achieve that ...
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Spatial difference with vector functions [closed]

I have 2 shapefiles, 1 municipal boundary, 1 x properties (3000 Geomertien) I would like to form a spatial difference, this unfortunately does not work with the vector functions of QGIS. thank you ...
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What is XYZ format in QGIS?

Basic question, but I have been asked to export data to an XYZ format. Is this the same as CSV files. I am using QGIS 1.8.0. So i am presuming i select the data I want to export, right click its ...
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Is QGIS 1.8 available for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install QGIS on Ubuntu 12.04? Title says it all, and if so, how do I go about getting it? I currently have 1.7 Wroclaw installed via the Ubuntu Software Center, ...
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QGIS' georeferencer layer doesn't appear?

I use QGIS 1.8.0 for Linux, and I want to draw roads manually on the map. So according some tutorials, I use Raster>Geoferencer>Geoferencer to import a bitmap image including roads, and set ...
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How to generate Tiles with QuantumGIS or Mapnik

I would like to know how to generate Map Tiles using QGis. I have heard that it is possible to create tiles using QGis, only, I don't know how to do that. Googling did not work for me since I am not ...
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How to create svg symbols that have modifiable fill color, stroke color and stroke width?

I want to create some svg symbols for Qgis using Inkscape, those symbols must have attributes as described in the question. For the last two days, I have been experimenting as instructed by Sourcepole ...
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How to handle multiple map frames with different layers in one print layout?

Often I need two (or more) map frames in map layout to present different data next to each other. It is easy to make multiple map frames in QGIS Print Composer. BUT... It is in the nature of my work ...
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How to load multiple images with the same CRS?

When I add several images to QGIS 1.8 it asks the coordinate reference system for each one. There are several seconds in between the dialog and it is not easy to just continue working as the dialog ...
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How to use field calculator for area calculations in QGis? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Calculate area between contour lines on a DEM with Qgis 1.8.0-Lisboa Based on a DEM of a whole country I have reclassified altitudinal bands with steps of 100 metres ...
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How to calculate the percentage of a Line through Polygons?

I have a straight line which runs through a bunch of polygons, which don't have spacing between them (border to border). Is there an easy way with QGIS to calculate which polygons it passes and by ...
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Moving points onto lines (~neighborhood)

I do have two vector layer, of which one is a point layer based on "events" by remote sensing and the second one is a line layer from local research. In my case these are earthquakes and tectonic ...
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Is it possible to create road-type dependent 'shields' in QGIS?

In QGIS, I need to place road numbers on a map (they are point labels) in solid rectangular boxes to make them stand out. Ideally they need to be the same colour as the road they refer to, so a ...
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Is the QGIS blog broken?

I would like to use the QGIS API in my own program to display maps .... So I thought I would find some tutorial here : http://hub.qgis.org/wiki/quantum-gis/Writing_custom_Applications_with_QGIS_API ...
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Print Map as Tiles in QGIS or using any software.?

i need to print a detailed map, on a street level zoom of Metro Manila. i figured to do this i need to download map tiles, but that will be a breach on map usage in OSM. then i found this website, ...
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How to determine error radius of given points

I am running QGIS 1.8.0 on a 64-bit Windows 7 platform. Given multiple points with different (but close) coordinates, how do I automatically create a new point that programmatically takes into ...
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Is it possible to use symbols instead of colours to visualise raster cell values?

I have a raster image (GeoTIFF) with integer values. I know how to visualise raster values in QGIS using colormaps or similar, but I would like to assign symbols to each colour value instead - just ...
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QGIS project on QGIS server — cannot load wms layer

I've created a qgis project on QGIS 1.8, copied it onto the QGIS Server, and am trying to load the project as a WMS Layer back into QGIS. There is one vector layer in the project. Paths have been set ...
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How to perform enhancement operations on an satellite imagery in QGIS?

I am a new user of QGIS please suggest how to perform image enhancement operations on an satellite imagery like ratioing, contrast stretching, edge engancement, filtering etc. in QGIS?
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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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QGIS 1.8.0 - Define shapefile as UTM 15 NAD83 Feet

I have a shapefile which the .prj file says it is ...
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Why are points collected with a Trimble FM 750 off by more than a mile when displayed in QGIS?

I have a grower that has a FM 750 and is trying to make points in a field. When finished he takes the file out of the display and goes to his computer and he can bring up the points in the right ...
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How to fix incorrect coordinate data for the mouse's position

I am running Quantum GIS 1.8.0 on a 64-bit Windows platform. I've imported a data set that plots correctly when overlaid with a Google Satellite map, so I know that the layer/project CRS is okay ...
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QGIS on MAC cannot be opened because of an error

I know this question has been answered before, 3 months ago, but cannot work out how to join that thread. I have been using Mt Lion with QGIS successfully for some weeks but now get the 'Cannot be ...
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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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Why are some columns not recognized as numeric even though I have a CSVT?

I have problems importing a .csv file. Some Values of the file are not supposed to be formated in text style, but in number style, thus i created an additional .csvt file like explained here. Both ...
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How to install the latest build of QGIS?

On Dec. 18, Radim Blazek developed the 'Improved raster singleband pseudocolor classification GUI'. Being new at QGIS, I have no idea how to go about updating to this version. Could someone possibly ...
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How to set up a Coverage Layer for Atlas Plugin?

Has anybody utilized the Atlas plugin? I am starting to take a look and setting it up on a project. My question is how do you set up the layer that is utilized for the coverage layer. Is there a way ...
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Can I Rotate SVG symbol counter clockwise in Quantum GIS? (Direction East 0 - counter clockwise) [closed]

I'm working in a road signs project. I need the signs layer symbol to rotate according to the value in the angle field, so they could be represented facing the correct orientation. However, the angle ...
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Converting .dwg to .shp using QGIS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to import DWG in QGIS project? I have .dwg file and i need to covert to shp file using Quantum gis.Their is dxf to shp plugin I need .dwg file to shp file .How can i ...
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How to run custom queries on vector layers and display results?

Is there a way to display the result of a query in QGIS? For instance : To get the total number of inhabitants : SELECT SUM( inhabitants ) FROM countries To get the total density : SELECT ...
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Finding nodes with QGIS

As part of work in statistical mapping for school, I need to use QGIS to find the spatial extent of commercial nodes. A node is defined for this exercise as a zone of 75m in diameter where the ...
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How can I join a spreadsheet to a point layer?

I have a layer with point data for the grave positions in our cemetery. We are gathering data from each headstone. If I enter the data to a spreadsheet can I later associate the spreadsheet with the ...
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How to correctly install QGIS with plugins and GRASS-integration from source?

I'm running a Sabayon GNU/Linux (based on Gentoo) at my home desktop system and I want to install Quantum-GIS. I'm currently using the qgis-1.7.0-package from the repositories. But this is somehow ...
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How do I draw multiple copies of a rectangle in QGIS?

I am trying to create a map of our parish cemetery. I almost have a file with the centre point of each headstone plotted and now want to add a rectangle to each point to lay out the grave positions of ...
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How to rectify polygon shapes in QGIS?

I have some polygon-shapes in qgis-1.7.0 and want to ensure that every polygon is a rectangle. See image below. Is there any way I can do this in QGIS (or any other f/oss)? Or how can I improve my ...
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How to improve drawn shapes in Quantum-GIS?

I have a polygon-shape in qgis-1.7.0 and want to fix overlays and gaps between the edges of adjacent polygons. See image below. Is there any automated way to do this in quantum-gis? Or any other ...