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Display a color ramp legend (of a vector layer) in the qgis map composer

I would like to have a color ramp instead of 10 categories of color when displaying my vector layer in the map composer of QGIS. Is it possible ? Thank you in advance
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How to select the nearest lines to a point layer?

I am a beginner with GIS software and I'm working on QGIS. I have a problem joining the spatial layers. I have a layer with objects in one city and another layer with the streets. I need to attach ...
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MSSQL spatial layer import error

I am currently working on a project in which spatial data are stored in a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 database. The tables which hold the spatial table contain 3 rows and are: RoomId - BIGINT, ...
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QGIS field-calculator replace function

I've got a Shapefile containing contourlines which I would like to style differently according to their value. For that reason I created a field named "100s" where I would like to give values from ...
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Data security for GIS Data (Esri shape files,Auto-cad files)

This is regarding security for GIS Data (in Esri & open source) (Esri shape files,Auto-cad files etc.) Does anyone know how to assign a password to or encrypt shapefiles OR CAD Data? I have ...
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Is there a quick way to invert a node selection in QGIS?

is there any way to invert a node selection in QGIS? For example, I want to extract a small section of a long line - if I select the nodes I want to keep, is there any way to invert that selection so ...
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Problem looking at tables within ESRI geodatbase

I installed the most recent OSGeo4W with QGIS 1.8.0 and GDAL 1.9.2 on my Windows 7 PC. I can load an ESRI geodatabase (.gdb file) and I can get the window "Select vector layers to add". When I click ...
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Why doesn't Polygonizer copy the line ids to my polygonized shapefile?

I am trying to convert a line shapefile into a polygon shapefile using Polygonizer plugin, and when my new polygons are created all the cells in my id field are "Null", although I have clicked "copy ...
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How to create/add features without geometry?

I have a simple SpatiaLite geodb loaded in QGIS with one table. There is a POINT geometry field and some alphanumeric fields. In some cases I can record data about a specific site, but the ...
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postgis error: when adding features geometry has z dimension but column does not

I have to define a geometry column in PostGIS for 2D points, but when I try to import points from DXF to postgres I get the following message: "postgis error: when adding features geometry has z ...
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QGIS Export Color mapped GeoTIFF to GeoTiFF

I've loaded a GeoTiff in QGIS (Single Band), and applied a Color Mapping. I can view it in the map canvas, but I would like to export the entire mapped GeoTiff as an appropriate 3 Band GeoTiff (i.e ...
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How can I merge postcode sector polygons into larger territories in QGIS?

I'm new to GIS so patience might be required :-) I'm building a basic web-based mapping tool for business use, to be used as a demo to show that we need one but managers don't know it yet! So far ...
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Display the outline of many polygons

I need help formatting an outline on a layer. The problem is that i have a layer with this attribute table: And the aspect of this layer is like that: What I need is to show an outline not around ...
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Raster satellite images for QGIS

When I try to apply a downloaded GIS satellite (t=rimage to Quantum, it doesn't seem to open properly. There must be a step-by step description on how this would be done effectively. Can anyone tell ...
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How to sum pixel values within a polygon zone in QGIS?

I have two layers: a raster layer and a vector layer (polygon). I can see the values of the raster pixels but I don't know how to combine them with information from the polygon layer. More ...
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How do I make lines look “continues” (images inside)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I merge segmented roads into one line? A TAB file in MapInfo looks like this : but when I import it to QGIS (and convert to shp) it looks like this : How ...
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How to identify polygons that have shared boundary?

I have hundreds of polygons that represent plants geographical ranges around the globe. For each species I have both a shapefile and collection of findings as points. I would like to analytically ...
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Reprojection from WGS to Slovenian Gauss Kruger in QGIS

I have gpx file (track) in WGS84 (EPSG: 4326) coordinate system from Garmin GPSMAP 62 which is right projected in BaseCamp and MapSource. When I save track as *.GPX and import it to QGIS and use ...
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FieldPyculator Plugin - How to concatenate fields?

How can i concatenate two fields using pyculator plugin? There is any document with all pyculator functions that i can use in "field expression"?
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Difference between NAD83 Indiana SPW in QGIS and ArcGIS for Desktop?

It seems ESRI and QGIS don't have the same definition for my most commonly used projection, NAD83 StatePlane Indiana West (US ft). When I create data in an ESRI product the projection shows up in ...
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Is there lat/lon grid option in QGIS?

For example, I have georeferenced layer loaded and I want lat/lot grid or at least some ruler in QGIS display canvas, to suite me as a helper. It looks like only reference is cursor tracking in status ...
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How to save space in the legend and write the layer name besides the symbol?

I'm starting using QGIS to make a project for university and I am with a problem on configuring legends on Print Composer. The thing is I want the text of my legend to appear after the ...
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How to use Z-Coordinate in QGIS?

I was mapping an area in Namibia and also tracked a lot of paths on my way with my Garmin device... so I thought it would be nice to see height differences in my area (esp. interesting in the ...
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UK Postcode District Aggregation

I've had a request recently to generate a map which includes UK Postcode districts, ie aggregations of postcodes based on the first section of the code (NW2, B1, E11 etc.). From what I've read, these ...
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Does QGIS have something like the MS Office macro recorder?

I would like to use python console in QGIS to automate tasks. Is there something like a macro recorder in MS Office to get the python commands?
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Having trouble linking VS 2008 C++ application

I am trying to resolve a few last exgternal link references in my program. Help in locating the correct libraries for Windows would be thanked. I may have incorrect versions of some of my current ...
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Which WMS is easiest to work with when using QGIS?

I'm using QGIS to style shp files. Currently I'm running GeoServer but not all the QGIS styles are imported to GeoServer (although its really easy to maintain it because of the layer preview and the ...
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How can I save the label style as SLD in QGIS?

In QGIS there are 2 options to style labels. Using the style properties. Using the label in the toolbox When I dbl click layer -> styles -> save as SLD , the style of the label isn't saved in ...
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How to sample a 3D raster along a 3D path (or 4D raster along 4D path)?

I have a 3d raster dataset of atmospheric variables (lat x lon x altitude). I would like to sample this raster dataset along a 3d path. Any idea how I can achieve this, preferable with qgis or ...
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QGIS MergeShapes Error

I am using the MergeShapes plugin with QGIS 1.8.0 on a Windows 7 computer. The issue I am having is when I perform a merge from a directory based on one geometry type, and then switch the geometry ...
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What is the default unit for QGIS scales and how do I set it to KM?

I want to render a specific layer only between 0-12km but have no idea how to set it in QGIS because the scales dimensions are high numbers. My project and layers CRS is EPSG:2039 Thank you .
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Detect connections along shapefile in QGIS?

I have a set of polylines and a set of points that lie along or very near to the polylines, and I need a way to measure which points are connected to each other along the polylines, and what the ...
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Exporting DEM-derived rasters to CSV from QGIS?

I have been able to import into QGIS a set of raster topographic maps and the associated DEM raster maps. It registered the two for me. From there I have calculated the associated slope raster map. ...
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Is it possible to get the style of a tab file I open in QGIS?

I'm trying to duplicate a map made in mapinfo pro with QGIS in order to create shp files for geoserver. When opening the tabs in QGIS they get some random style instead the one defined in mapinfo pro. ...
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How do I set labels to not be one over the other?

In certain zoom I see many city labels "written" on each other. I know there is a feature that set to auto hide labels that override each other ( and I'm not talking about rendering from specific ...
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How to make transparent the background of a topographic map in QGis 1.8.0?

I'm starting to use QGis 1.8.0. I have a raster topographic map, i.e. white background and black contour lines, houses, roads and so on. I want to make transparent the white background, so if I ...
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How do I set label to rotate with segment in QGIS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create curved labels in QGIS In MapInfo Pro I have an option to rotate a label with segment (this is nice for labeling roads for example). How do I do the same ...
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How to get $length in meters in QGIS?

I read a lot of posts concerning that subject, nevertheless I cannot solve to problem of getting $length in the field calculator in meters rather than in decimal degress in QGIS. The CRS of original ...
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How to add rasters of different sizes with Arcmap or Qgis raster calculators?

I've got 8 rasters all of different sizes. What is the proper syntax, for the raster calculators of either Arcmap or Qgis, that will output a raster that covers the extent of all my data not just the ...
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QGIS: GPS Tracking with improved Altitude

I am preparing for archeological fieldwork in Sudan. I recently came up with RTK equipment and software using RTKlib to export the real time corrected data (cm level) to QGIS via a simulated NMEA ...
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How to get Esri *.gdb file into QGIS on Mac?

I have tried the above options, but not being too computer savy, some I didnt get. I tried the homebrew option, but terminal says an error occurs when trying to install. I need this 1 file for a work ...
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QGIS 1.8 compiled against PyQt 4.8+?

I'm currently running QGIS on Win7 64bit. My installation says it was compiled against and running against PyQt 4.7.1, although according to the Osgeo4W installer and PyQt4.QtCore.PYQT_VERSION_STR, I ...
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How to change encoding of layer? [closed]

After loading a point layer out of a text file (plug in add delimited text layer) saved in ISO 8859-15 (Latin 9) out of Access, I did save the layer under Qgis 1.8 with the ISO 8859-15 encoding. When ...
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Create a csv with geometry as WKT in QGIS (and choosing the field delimiter)

Is there a way to choose the field delimiter when exporting to CSV with geometry as wkt in QGIS? I have a shapefile with donut holes and I'd like to export it as a CSV. It's for a partner whose DB ...
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How to import GEBCO bathymetry into QGIS?

I'm experiencing problems with the import of bathymetry data in QGIS, which I downloaded freely from GEBCO or NOAA. The problem is that if I import the grid (either with .nc or .asc extension, or if I ...
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How to make labels' size relative to the map in QGIS1.8?

I want to make my labels' size changed automatically with the scale of the map,so in the menu of "Layer labeling settings",I set the Text size" in map Unit".However,the labels in the selected layer ...
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How to georeference using Latitude and longitude in QGIS?

I'm trying to georeference a picture using Latitude and longitude. The points are these: top-left: (116.30950927734372,39.970805680527725) top-right: (116.35620117187497,39.970805680527725) ...
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Are there QGIS tools that will allow users to get tabular statistics from their table?

Are there QGIS tools that will allow users to get tabular statistics from their table? I kind of expected I would be able to just open the table, select the field I was interested in, right-click on ...
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Why does QGIS crash when merging shapefiles?

This is a repeatable problem. I have created a shapefile using a csv. I am trying to merge it with an existing shapefile, both of which contain only points. (Using the Vector | Data Management | Merge ...
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QGIS: On the fly projection from WGS84, 19 N, to Web Mercator. Do I need to define a new CRS with transformation parameters?

Workin in QGIS, I have a shapefile called "protected areas" of Dominican Republic, that was digitized from topomaps 50k. Shapefile is projected to WGS84, 19N zone. My problem is that when I load ...