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How to drape a simple jpeg image over dem of some area?

How can we drape a simple jpeg image which doesnot have any geo referencing information over the digital elevation model in order to visualize it in 3D in QGIS?
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QGIS 1.8 crashes when exporting from print composer to image on Windows 7

My question is similar to QGIS Crashes when writing to PDF. Today, when I try to export to image, QGIS crashes. I've tried opening a new composer to no avail. This is the problem signature: Problem ...
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'File is too big' error when uploading QGIS Plugin

I have written a simple QGIS plugin which zooms the map canvas to a user specified UK postcode. I would like to share the plugin but the csv file, which contains stripped down OS Code-Point open data ...
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How to interactively get the coordinates of a point in QGIS

I have a shapefile with a single layer of type point. It is in the google CRS (EPSG:900913). When I use the 'Identify Feature' tool it gives me lots of information about the point clicked on, but I ...
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Can't open Spatialite db from openstreetmap in Quantum GIS

I am new to QGIS, OpenStreetmap and Spatialite. I'm trying to get the (OSM) map data into a (SQLite) compact form I can eventually use for realtime reverse geocoding in a vehicle. Quantum is just for ...
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Can the units of the measure tool in QGIS be changed?

All, I'm trying to do some error-checking with some rasters I'm creating, and want to measure line distances on the map in feet, rather than meters - which is what the measure line tool seems to be ...
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Selecting lines occupying identical positions in MapInfo or QGIS

I have two shapefiles from a client, one is their entire network (complete with unique IDs) and another a selection I need. However the selection file does not have unique IDs but the entire one does. ...
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mapCanvas.saveAsImage not functioning as expected in QGIS 1.8

I have a plugin for exporting maps as PNG images. I believe this code was working correctly within 1.6 (but I cannot guarantee I haven't made another change that would have broken it there, too). ...
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How to create a multipart polygon?

I have two polygons that consist of two separate polygons/lines in QGIS). How can I make this into a multipart polygon, which consists of 1 line in QGIS?
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Illustrator to QGIS workflow for vectors

I vectorized a map in Illustrator and would like to import it to QGIS now. I know I must use DXF for that purpose but when I convert the DXF to SHP with the QGIS plugin it is not georeferenced which ...
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How do I stop null values from being assigned extreme color values?

I have a raster surface that I kriged in Surfer and imported to Grass GIS but when I view it in QGIS, the null values outside of the interpolated surface take an extreme value and wash out the ...
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Problems with Combining Layers in QGIS

I am trying to add the political boundaries baselayer from http://www.cec.org/Page.asp?PageID=924&ContentID=2336 and then on top add points where I gathered coordinates from Google Earth (using a ...
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How do I use the GRASS command line tools within QGIS?

How do I use the GRASS command line tools within QGIS? I use the QRASS plugin to open the mapset, and then I open the GRASS tools window. I click on 'GRASS shell' under modules and it brings up a ...
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What is No Data Value?

I'm looking at the transparency window of the layer properties of my "Heat map". How does the No Data Value effect a raster layer. I'm assuming an initial setting of -9999 sets it out of the way, so ...
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Can Nearest Neighbor Analysis help determine values for a Heat Map?

Given the below parameters (from Nearest Neighbor Analysis): A) Is there a definite range my Radius value should be within? B) Are there definite values my cell size should be near? C) Is there a ...
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How to use QgsVertexMarker in a python plugin?

I am trying to display a vertex marker for a QGIS python plugin I am writing. I am getting a the following error... 'NameError: global name 'QgsVertexMarker' is not defined' canv = ...
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How to setup QGIS Master and Stable in parallel on one Linux system?

I mainly use the QGis Master (nightly build) for my Debian Linux and I'm quite happy with it. But for educational and demonstration purposes, I now have to work with the Stable(1.8) version. How can ...
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Importing Lat/Long coordinates as CSV file & only displaying single point in QGIS

I am using QGIS and trying to import Lat/Long coordinates as delimited text layer. All points show up in my attribute table, however, only one point is displayed on the map? Any ideas?
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Why does my 113th Congress Shapefile match up with the wrong districts across the country?

I downloaded a Shapefile from the Census on the 113th congress broken down by district nationally: http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGERrd13_st/nation/tl_rd13_us_cd113.zip Within the .dbf file, ...
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Best Way to Handle Many Raster Files in QGIS?

I have a project with a large number of raster files, but it is becoming very slow. I wonder which is the best way to handle all this. I'm simply georeferencing these files creating .wld file (geoTiff ...
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Missing GPS Tools button

Following the guidance at, http://docs.qgis.org/html/en/docs/user_manual/working_with_gps/plugins_gps.html I checked my Plugins Manager and verified that GPS Tools is enabled. However, unlike what ...
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how to connect points to create a polygon boundary in QGIS

I have 31 points in a shapefile, which delimit a field (it's an irregular shape). I want to connect those points so they create the boundary of a polygon. Does anybody know a kind of "connect the ...
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How to calculate the area of rasters in QGIS?

I have been working with some rasters and would like to know how to calculate the area occupied by one element of a raster in Qgis.
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Is it possible to use WMTS in QGIS?

Is it possible to use WMTS e.g. by http://data.wien.gv.at in QGIS? ich möchte gerne daten der stadt wien als WMTS-Layer in qgis hinzuladen. ist das überhaupt möglich? ich bin kein profi und bitte ...
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Creating routable network table in PostGIS

I am trying to create the routable network table, as per http://underdark.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/a-beginners-guide-to-pgrouting/. Everytime I do it in PostGIS extension, QGIS crashes. The area is no ...
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Scaling location points proportionately

I'm trying to get QGIS (1.8) to scale the point markers for each town in a district proportionately to the size of their population (i.e. bigger population = bigger circle). I can get them to vary by ...
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What suit of components do I need to get installed to start with QGIS?

I have a requirement for a GIS product and following advice from firends and colleagues have decided that Quantum GIS seems suitable for what I need. I have input a request to our IT section to ...
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Are there any work-arounds for WMS width and height limit when printing?

I get the following error when trying to export in QGIS to PDF: "Some WMS servers (e.g. UMN mapserver) have a limit for the WIDTH and HEIGHT parameter. Printing layers from such servers may exceed ...
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Error adding a delimited text layer in QGIS [closed]

I'm a GIS beginner here. I'm trying to add a delimited text layer in QGIS. The plug-in is okay. I have created a table in Excel, saved as CSV file, imported the file with QGIS, selected the delimiters ...
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What are Bands, Dimensions, and Histograms in QGIS?

First; I can see a band as synonymous with a channel in an image editing program like GIMP, is this correct? If so then bands play the role of color mixing and masking. Are there any other ...
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Why does my QGIS want to create so many icons? [duplicate]

Not sure on protocol here--I asked this previously, but the responses petered out-- Every time I open a Print Composer, a box comes up, and text flashes by saying, "Creating icon for file [various ...
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Sum line length with clip intersect? [closed]

SELECT sum(st_length(st_intersection(POLY.geom, LINE.geom))) AS sum_line_length... Is this function OK to calculate the sum of lines length? Wonder if it do the clip line where one line go from one ...
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Cannot install TimeManager 0.7: no module named six

I was able to extract and copy dateutil to C:\OSGeo4W\apps\qgis\python\dateutil and the error saying that dateutil wasn't found disappeared. But now I am getting the error no module named six. Tried ...
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QGIS rounds up the coordinates to six decimals when saving layer changes

I have the problem that when I create a new point (in a point layer) or a new line (in a line layer of course) and I save the changes to the layer (so NOT the project save) then QGIS rounds up the ...
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What defines a Class in the Heat map plugin?

What defines a Class in the Heat map plugin? As in: "Black holes like that are usually caused by raster values exceeding the range of the color ramp. Try adding another class with a higher associated ...
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How to make a certain attribute Toggelable? [duplicate]

I have imported data from an excel spreadsheet containing lat,long coordinates associated with other attributes such as current operator of each point (well). I imported as a tab delimited file, then ...
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How to snap lines to points automatically?

I have two vector shapefiles: One file is points representing manholes and the other is a polyline file representing pipes leading to and from the manholes. I need to snap the lines within a ...
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How to convert jpg file to shapefile? [duplicate]

I am developing a GIS application like this: By now my steps are: I have got a jpg file, 5040 x 8179 dimension. In this map, the roads, rivers, towns etc. are marked. I am using .Net to develop ...
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Find closest point from origin in QGIS and display measure line in composer

I have a location point. there are several constraints areas surrounding the point. Is there a way to calculate the closest point of this constraint from my point and to display the distances as a ...
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How to implement multivariate hex bins?

I have two point datasets that I am analyzing and I wanted to implement a multivariate hexbin approach for displaying this data. I have managed to cobble together an approach using QGIS SVG symbols ...
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QGIS Print Composer Export problems

When I attempt to “Export as PDF” a Print Composer image, it hangs up until I press cntrl/alt/del, whereupon I learn that QGIS is not responding and needs to be closed. I’ve tried this as jpg, jpeg, ...
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gdal_contour creates an empty shapefile

I am running: gdal_contour -a elev hazard_interp4.asc haz_ak_contour_4_10 -i 10 the hazard_interp4.asc file has values in band 1 (singel band gray). With the above command, I get a shapefile that ...
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Automatically build branches of a river network?

A small non-profit, specializing in fish habitat restoration, has asked me to link a spreadsheet of field notes to their gis. What we have is: 1) A spreadsheet of field notes for small fish streams. ...
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Heat Map trouble: Is this a data formating problem?

I'm playing with the heat map plugin with QGIS. I've run through QGIS tutorial: http://docs.qgis.org/html/en/docs/user_manual/plugins/plugins_heatmap.html, using the airports data set as explained ...
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GeoTiff.lib: TiePoints only without ModelPixelScale do not get georeferenced in QGis

I have an image that has been georeferenced (geotiff.lib) by more than 3 tie points (x y 0 long lat 0 ...) and added following geotiff keys GTIFKeySet(gtif, GTModelTypeGeoKey, TYPE_SHORT, 1, ...
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How does Zonal statistics handle pixels that are on the border of the polygon?

I am using the plugin zonal statistics to calculate the sum of the raster cells within polygons. How does this plugin handle pixels that are on the border of the polygon, are those cell values ...
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One of my ID numbers for my polygon is not being shown when I label my layer. How do i fix it?

I have 20 polygons and when I tried to label the layer with the ID numbers only 19 appeared. For some reason my first polygons ID number is not being shown and I dont know why. Am I missing something ...
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How to upgrade from QGIS 1.4 to 1.8 on Linux Mint 12?

I've been trying to upgrade from the Enceladus 1.4 version of QGIS to 1.8 on a Thinkpad T42 running on Mint 12. When I try to upgrade from within QGIS help menu I receive the following error message: ...
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Problem loading raster to PostGIS using QGIS

I am having trouble loading a raster (.asc) file to PostGIS 2.0.1 using the plugin Database - PostGIS Raster - Load raster to postgis in QGIS 1.8.0 on Win Vista 64 bit. I get the following error ...
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gdalwarp cant find libproj.dlib

Thought I had finally got Python, gdal and QGIS to play nicely together but just tried to do a batch transform using a bash script to call gdalwarp and it claimed it couldn't read the libproj.dlib ...