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QGIS on Mac WKT import problem

QGIS 1.8.0 Mac OSX 10.6.8 These problems seem to be specific to Mac, as two Windows users don't have the problem. Import a file as a vector: TEST.CSV id;wkt 1;"POLYGON((10 10,20 20,20 30,20 ...
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Flow mapping visualization using a road layer

I am trying to illustrate travel using a flow map on a road layer. My data is: city of origin destination number of travelers I would like to use a polygon city layer (or point) and a road layer, ...
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Is there a zonal statistics tool to calculate median and mode raster values for each polygon?

I'd like to calculate zonal statistics for a raster where the zones are defined by polygons in a vector layer within QGIS. Specifically I'm interested in calculating the median and mode raster values ...
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How to merge Waypoints from many GPX files?

I have a large number of Waypoint-layers (gpx) and would like to merge them. Is there a way to do so using QGIS? Thank you!
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open QGIS project with parameters

I am looking at a piece of work to deploy QGIS as the standard within an organisation. There is an existing piece of software that I need to link to QGIS so that when a button is pressed within the ...
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How to find the nearest line to a point in QGIS? [duplicate]

My question is that given a point and few lines, how should I go about finding the nearest line to the point? I am aware of How to I find the nearest line to a point?, but that isin ArcGIS and ...
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QGIS Map Composer, right hand pane has gone! [duplicate]

in the QGIS map composer, I accidentally closed the right hand pane, the pane that includes the command history, item properties, etc. Now I can't get them back. There are no icons to click to get ...
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How to draw perpendicular lines in QGIS?

I have a situation like this: What I need to do is to connect each point to every line that is at most, let's say 200 m, away from the point. In other words, I need to draw a perpendicular line ...
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How to have QGIS show the number of points that overlay the raster polygon?

I have a number of single-value raster layers defining a area mask and a point layer pulled from PostGIS. Is there a way to have Quantum GIS show me the number of points that overlay the raster ...
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How to import or incorporate formated Excel tab into QGIS print composer

I would like to know if there's a way to import formated Excel Tab into QGIS print composer. Below is an attachment of formatted Excel tab example I has been asked to display on qgis map composer. ...
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How to “Merge Selected Features” with python?

I have been looking for the answer to this question for some time now, but can't seem to find it! My problem is straight forward: I have one layer It contains lots of features (only polygons), say ...
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Is it possible to use different symbols instead of colours in one shapefile in QGIS?

I want to show 50 bird species on a map and give each species a different symbol (with a different colour) so they can be visually distinguished in the map. Is this possible?
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How to repair and clean contours from high data resolution (lidar)?

I'm unsuccessfully trying to make a bathymetric map with contours extracted from Lidar data at 1 m resolution. The extracted contours have a lot of artifacts like dangles and islands. First I used ...
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Integrate QGIS into Hadoop cloud is it possible?

It might be very basic question. Can I integrate QGIS +Hadoop cloud? Currently I am going through similar question and few research articles & researching on my side. In upcoming ArcGIS 10.2 ...
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QGIS automatically inserts segments when editing polygon nodes

I have created a shapefile with multiple polygons. When I attempt to move one of the veritices with the node tool new sements automatically appear that cross the polygon and even cross the opposite ...
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How to debug QGIS Server WMS “Download of capabilities failed”?

Currently I am using a QGIS server with a linux Centos system. I am attempting the create a WMS in QGIS and upload it to my website. I have followed the instructions in the "Quantium GIS User Guide: ...
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Why are there changes in location when printing inserted points?

Añadí una capa de texto delimitado por comas y luego agregue una imagen satelital de google earth. Realizo un diseño de impresión y al imprimir cambia la ubicación de los puntos en varios metros. Cual ...
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Digitized vectors don't match while zooming [duplicate]

I'm trying to digitize in QGIS with Google Maps as the background. Digitizing with constant zoom works fine. But if the zoom is changed, the digitized vectors don't match the Google Maps background ...
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Is there an Attribute Table Feature limit?

I am copying a table with 11,000+ features but only about 700 show up on the QGIS attribute table. Is there a limit? how can I avoid this problem? Thank You in advance!
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Select / Deselect and Identify Features in QGIS

Sorry if this is all a bit 101, but I'm new to QGIS. I basically have a large Arc project that I can access in QGIS for reference, so will only really be using it to identify features. For example to ...
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How to print selected features in QGIS?

I have a detailed map in qgis (vector, .shp) and I would like to split the map in four parts based on attributes to print each part of the map separately. Unfortunately, I didn't figure out how to do ...
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Masking/removing polygons from shapefile

I have a shapefile containing the road traffic noise of a city. The shapefile has 5 columns, where 'noise_in' (noise interval) ranging from 1-5 is included. I want to remove/mask the road noise from ...
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Adding points with defined intervals in QGIS [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a grid with points of defined intervals (e.g. 5 m). How can I achieve this with QGIS?
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What are use cases of Esri's CityEngine?

I would like to know the use cases of Esri's CityEngine, and what distinguish this tool from the other standard GIS like ArcMap and QGIS? and in which fields could be used ?
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How to combine use gradient symbols for layer properties excluding 0?

I want to visualize my data by using graduated symbols. Now, there are some objects with value "0", they should not be printed on the map (which I solved by using rule-based symbols). But, anyway, "0" ...
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problems uploading data onto qgis cloud

I am using QGIS 1.8.0 on a windows 7 machine. Trying to upload a project onto QGIS Cloud. I have 2 issues. Firstly when i go to publish a map it directs me to upload the data. As i am using a free ...
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Georeferencing a jpeg in QGIS but the scale is way off

I've gone through the really helpful walk-through(s) of how to georeference a jpeg in order to make it a layer, but after inputting the coordinates (either by typing in actual coordinates or clicking ...
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Covering a Polygon with Minimum number of circles with fixed locations

In QGIS, I have a vector polygon of a fixed size and shape. I also have a set of circles of a fixed radius and fixed location, which cover part of the polygon. What I would like to do is remove as ...
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OziExplorer maps not rendered correctly in QGIS

When I open up some OziExplorer (.ozf2) maps in QGIS they are not rendered correctly in that they appear reversed or in-versed. Text on the map is not legible and looks to be in-versed but this is not ...
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QGIS import polygons in CSV

QGIS 1.8 on Mac: I'm hoping to migrate several dozen local maps from my 30 year old Win3.1 plotting system to QGIS. Polygons are in X,Y (CSV), first point repeated at the end to close it, with ...
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How to upgrade QGIS Capiapo to Lisboa?

I want to upgrade my QGIS version to the newest one, Lisboa, but I'm not sure if I should uninstall Capiapo first. Is there a way to upgrade without uninstalling? Thank you.
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Deleting QGIS CRS

I've created a new CRS on QGIS but I assigned a wrong name mistakenly to CRS's name. Now I have the CRS defined but the name of the CRS is wrong, or not easily identifiable. I was wondering if ...
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Reuse same style settings for chloropleth maps based on different datasets

I am new to QGIS. I have been using MapInfo for a couple of years, but I am considering to switch to QGIS. So far I like it, but there are some things that I haven't found out yet. I want to make ...
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What is the main benefit and drawback of: GeoServer, MapServer, Mapnik? [duplicate]

For the purpose of creating a comparison table, please recommend a couple of feature fields that would apply to each FOSS GIS server. And, perhaps answer the question of which desktop GIS System, ...
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Does each road segment need to be digitized into a separate entry for a road network?

I am trying to understand this code in pgRouting for creating topology: CREATE OR REPLACE VIEW road_ext AS SELECT *, startpoint(the_geom), endpoint(the_geom) FROM road; CREATE TABLE node AS ...
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How to automatically reloaded raster layer if source is changed in QGIS?

How to automatically reloaded raster layer if source is changed? (The path is the same but inside source file are changes) I use: qgis.utils.iface.mapCanvas().refresh() but layer not refresh. # ...
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Official source for QGIS icons or banners?

I am going to use maps and analysis results generated by QGIS in a presentation. Besides citing the official reference i want to show a small QGIS icon or Banner on the first slide. I found some nice ...
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min and max values are not correctly calculated for DEM

I'm working with DEM in QGIS and need to know the min and max values of my data. In the Properties window, under the Metadata tab, the statistics section shows such values. However, I usually find ...
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Google Earth export from QGIS

I'm using Quantum GIS. Is there a way to export a shapefile to Google Earth format (*.kmz) using QGIS? Thanks.
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What are the rules for digitizing roads for creating a road network?

I want to create shortest route tool using pgRouting. But I digitised roads in a random manner. Shall I need to give a separate row for each road segment?
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Multiple labels in QGIS QML

I've a GML file from the Ordinance Survey which includes a Cartographic Text layer which I'd like to load and render in QGIS. The layer has attributes which are intended to be use for the font size, ...
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QGIS SPIT errors loading shapefile into PostGIS

With QGIS 1.8 on Windows 7, I just installed PostgreSQL / PostGIS and tried to load my first data into it, a shapefile using SPIT, but failed: ERROR: Geometry type (Polygon) does not match column ...
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QGIS Plugin Windows

I have written a QGIS plugin (RTools) which acts mostly like a independent plugin (minimal interaction with QGIS core functions). On Linux both QGIS and RTools were build using QT 4.8 on Qt creator. ...
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How can i select many rows from a table?

I want to create an action that select many rows from PostGIS table to show many lines in QGIS. How can i select many rows from table with python to add these rows in a layer? Thank you
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Is it possible to show our custom message in QGIS Status bar using python?

Is there any way to show our custom message in Qgis Status bar using python? Just like in arcgis "IApplication.statusbar.message(0) = "Please wait..." like that is there any option to show ...
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How to use WHERE CLAUSE to filter the features by its attribute in PyQgis?

How to Get features by their attributes (similar to Iqueryfilter in arcobjects) in Qgis using python? Instead of getting all features and filter it manually, is there any option to use whereclause to ...
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How to determine the longest side of a polygon in QGIS?

Is there a possibility to determine the longest side of a polygon with QGIS? As I need to do that for hundreds of polygons I would prefer an automized method (like a plugin). So far my idea was: ...
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How to get a message when the map is moved in QGIS?

I want to get a message when every time I move the map. I had: def info(self): QMessageBox.information( self, self.tr( "Info" ), self.tr("info") ) I suppose that used to be something like ...
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Polygon Nodes do not have separate coordinates [duplicate]

I'm attempting to measure the distance of a series of points from a smaller number of polygons. As a first step, I've changed the polygons into points along their border, via the Vector> Geometry ...
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How to make digitization more detailed afterwards with QGIS?

I digitized already two areas, bordering each other on one side. Than I realized, more detail was needed! What do you suggest as a fast way to do so? Adding each time new dots/verteces takes so ...