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How to enable projection transformation in QGIS

My QGIS project has two layers, one layer is retrieved by Google layer plugin which fetches the static Google map image whose CRS is +proj=merc +lon_0=0 +lat_ts=0 +x_0=0 +y_0=0 +a=6378137 +b=6378137 ...
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How to overcome field truncation when converting OSM to shapefile with QGIS?

I am trying to convert an OpenStreetMap file into a shapefile, but I am having problems with the "tags" field being cut-off after 80 characters. With QGIS 1.4, I use the OpenStreetMap plugin to 'Load ...
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Creating a small web-mapping/map-tiling service

I am looking for a small-scale and easy way to present one or more polygon shapefiles online (on a municipal website without any existing map-server infrastructure, to be precise). Right now, I'm ...
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Southern hemisphere projections for Landsat upsets GRASS

Hi All does anyone have the last word on why Landsat scenes don't project in the southern hemisphere. This causes no end of trouble in GRASS, less so in QGIS. What I mean is, take an original scene ...
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How to create point labels from midpoints of road polylines in QGIS?

Heres what i want to achieve: i have a roading polyline layer (singlepart ie has several features per road, grouped by an id field), and i want to (after merging the parts) find the mid point of the ...
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How do I get the best print quality from QGIS (and is Arc better)?

QGIS exceeds my expectations by a country mile. I am impressed. But; I work with people who use Arc and they have found the best resolution output images are made by creating PDFs. They tell me that ...
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Can QGIS read an ODBC connection?

I have a co-worker who manages a large MS Access database that contains X & Y fields for various locations he tracks. We have previously exported the data to CSV and used the QGIS Delimited Text ...
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Is it possible to save PostGIS connection string in OGR add-in to QGIS?

In QGIS I've saved a couple of PostGIS connections for adding data. This works fine. I've been unable to save the connections in the OGR layer converter add-in though. Has anyone found a way to do ...
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Qgis is slow with complex 'postgis query' layer. How to speed up?

I have a postgis layer in Qgis that is a result of a complex query. Every screen update, Qgis runs the Query again and that's slow. Any suggestion on how to speed up? EDIT - Here is the query: ...
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How can I switch line direction in QGIS?

Something that is hopefully pretty easy. I would like to be able to swap the direction of a polyline/line in QGIS. I made a custom tool to do this in MapInfo a couple of years ago, however I can't ...
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SVN Version of GRASS and QGIS

I have GRASS6.5 SVN installed and wanted to go for SVN installation of Quantum GIS in Ubuntu 11.04. So as instructed in QGIS Wiki, I added the qgis repository to my sources.list file. Now I am able to ...
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Hyperlink relative paths to files in points layer in QGIS?

I would like to add hyperlinks to each point in a points layer in QGIS 1.7.0 running on Mac OS X 10.6.7, but I have several requirements: (1) Each hyperlink has to be a relative path to the linked ...
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Grass v.rast.stats returning null values

I have a vector layer (polygon) and a raster layer. The raster layer holds values for height above bald earth in a field called "value". I'd like the vector layer to inherit either the mean or the ...
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Can QGIS resample Rasters during display?

When I was using ArcGIS a user could resample a raster during the display (I think via layer properties under the display tab). This would smooth the appearance of the raster so it wouldn't appear ...
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In QGIS, how do I remove a band from a raster?

When I process a raster in QGIS it creates a second band. It appears that band has no useful data. I like to use the Raster Colours Tool and it will not accept a raster with anything more than on ...
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Change output file type in QGIS georeferencer?

I have successfully georeferenced a raster file via the Georeferencer plugin (Georeferencer GDAL Version 3.1.9) in QGIS 1.7.0. However, I noticed that the output georeferenced raster file is in TIFF ...
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Get list of coordinates for points in a layer?

I've got a layer in QGIS that is comprised of points. Its attribute table doesn't have (show) the corresponding x and y coordinates for each point. Is there a way for me to extract a list of ...
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Matching ArcGIS and QGIS coordinate systems

I have the following info for a feature class in ArcGIS that is supposed to be in WGS 1984/UTM 16N projected coordinate system: Projection: Transverse_Mercator False_Easting: 500000.000000 ...
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QGIS composer - How can I eliminate striping across transparent raster layers?

I have downloaded QGIS dev version 1.7.0-114 and I have come across some weird behaviour in the composer. I create a map with a hillshade and a transparent DEM ontop of it, pretty standard stuff. ...
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qgis, autocad and google layers

Ive downloaded qgis and loaded the google layers plugin. I have imported a dxf cad drawing. Question is how do i place the shapefile in the correct place on the map? Also how do i tell google ...
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Open source tool for point/node conflation/matching?

The Question Are there any open source tools for conflating (matching) two layers of point (node) data? Motivation I'm particularly interested in using such a tool to sync data with OpenStreetMap, ...
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JPG file all black when added as raster in QGIS

I add a new raster layer in the latest QGIS and select a JPG file, but it is all black. I tried adding the TIF version of the same image and that worked. What is it with the JPG, and how should I ...
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How to add images containing attributes in QGIS?

I am new to QGIS. I know how to add vector and raster files into QGIS. I have some satellite images taken at different times of the same location. In addition, there are some annotation data ...
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How to migrate from ArcGIS for Desktop to QGIS?

Our lab has about 10 projects in ArcGIS 9 (a couple are made in ArcGIS 10) that includes the following in each: A georeferenced (WGS1984 geographical projection) raster seafloor image, representing ...
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Plugin for average distance from node to polyline in QGIS?

Is there a plugin available that will calculate this? EDIT 1: The red polyline is the average distance of the point to the black polyline. The red polyline is what I want to display. Alternatively, ...
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Extracting data from GeoMedia *.mdf database without using GeoMedia?

Is it possible to extract data from Geomedia .mdf without Geomedia? Preferably with use of QGIS or ArcGIS for Desktop?
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What is the standard Mercator projection?

I'm using QGIS in order to re-project a shapefile I have into "Mercator" so that something like protoviz understands my co-ordinates. Protoviz tells me "Mercator" ...
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QGIS WKT Raster Plugin error, what does this mean?

I have been playing with the WKT Raster plugin. I have installed the WKT Raster experimental binaries in PostGIS successfully and followed the instructions in the read me to the letter. When i am in ...
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How to return raster values based on polygon (shapefile) boundaries in QGIS?

How to return raster values based on polygon (shapefile) boundaries in QGIS? Is this an elementary question, because I am finding it hard....... Ideally I would like a neat workflow as I am likely to ...
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Transform polygon to equivalent circle, QGis

I have a polygon and I'd like to find the radius of an equivalent circle from a particular point within the polygon. The polygon would have a large (infinite) number of points evenly distributed ...
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Saving Google Earth Location: OpenLayers Plugin in Quantum GIS

I use the OpenLayers plugin to load Google Earth Layers in Quantum GIS to digitize/identify certain features. As my work is large occassionally I have to quit Quantum GIS to resume later. The problem ...
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A SQL console in QGIS

I know QGIS comes with its field calculator, which is not bad. It also comes with ftools which permits several operations on geometry and attributes. But we often need more control and I haven't seen ...
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How do I calculate the latitude and longitude of points using QGIS?

I'm trying to figure out how to calculate the lat/long of points using the QGIS field calculator. Is there an easy way to do this? I saw a previous related question, but it deals with a more advanced ...
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Can QGIS preserve layers when exporting to PDF?

In ArcMap, when you export data to PDF it preserves the layering within the PDF so that you can turn on/off individual map layers (within the PDF itself). When I export from QGIS to PDF, I don't ...
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QGIS- How to create an “area of interest” polygon mask

I've created a GP tool using ArcGIS that creates an "area of interest" mask from selected features. Effectively it creates a new donut polygon layer where the hole was the previously selected ...
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Is it possible to create Thiessen polygons around nodes in QGIS?

Is it possible to create Thiessen polygons around nodes in QGIS? e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voronoi_diagram
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libnetcdf.so.4 error while installing qgis 1.6.0

I am trying to install Quantum GIS 1.6.0 from source on Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit OS. I have GRASS GIS 6.4.1svn installed on the machine. When I run 'make' I get the following error: [ 34%] Built target ...
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Is it possible to get arcpy on 9.3* or Qgis? Or maybe some of the functions?

If this isn't possible what would be the closest equivalent open source? Could parts of the module be ported to work on 9.3 or QGIS? I'm not sure if this would infringe on the license porting for 9.3. ...
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Why are my buffers not circular?

I would like to select areas under a particular circular radius in QGis. I believe this is accomplished with the buffer tool, but when I specify the radius the area is not circular. How to make it ...
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How to set the value of a pixel based on its current value?

I am attempting to set the value of a pixel based on its current value. I am using the Raster Calculator in Quantum GIS dev 1.7 trunk. For example, if the value is 0, I want to set it to 255. Based ...
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How to Buffer with intersections in QGIS

I am buffering a layer of facilities (points). I will then use the buffer to clip and intersect another layer, containing resources. I want to answer the question, how much of the resource lies ...
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Extract many or clustered cells attributes around points

My question is similar to Extract raster values at points, but perhaps more complex. How to extract the attributes of clustered cells around a point/points? For example, I have many vegetation plots ...
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Generate points that lie inside polygon

I have polygon feature and want to be able to generate points inside it. I need this for one classification task. Generating random points until one is inside the polygon wouldn't work because it's ...
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Advice on using CityGML data and GIS

I'm looking for advice on how best to use the CityGML data-structure and GIS (preferably ArcGIS/QGIS). I've read through their website and wiki and saw a list of software here that can be used to view ...
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Joining non-spatial CSV file to spatial data (shapefile) using QGIS?

I have a CSV file which has postcode data in a field, but it is non-spatial e.g. no Easting and Northing. I have a shapefile with postcode in a field and some additional data. I want to join the ...
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How to label features in QGIS using SQL statement?

In QGIS, I can't seem to find a way to define the features that I want to label using a SQL query? Is this possible? For example, I downloaded the OSM Natural shapefiles, and a lot of those features ...
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In Qgis, Is it possible to edit the datasource of a Postgis layer?

After creating a layer with RT_SQL_Layer plugin, I want to change some details in the query. Is it possible? or I have to aways create a new layer every time I want to change something in the query? ...
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Why is this polygon “self intersected” and invalid?

I have a polygon defined as follows: segment from 43:29:02 N 003:50:39 E to 43:34:12 N 003:43:04 E arc(CW): center (43:34:49 N 003:58:16 E) from 43:34:12 N 003:43:04 E to 43:45:45 N 003:59:56 E ...
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QGIS Fetch Python Plugins Crash

I am using QGIS v1.6 on Ubuntu 10.10. When I use the Fetch Python Plugins menu item QGIS crashes. If I run from the terminal with sudo I get the following error: Segmentation Fault Does anyone know ...
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Is it possible to create 3D dxf with OGR?

Does anyone know if it's possible to create a 3D dxf with OGR. I would like to assign our contour lines a z value and export them to dxf for some cad work. PS I know FME can do this, however I would ...