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Import Error while Importing osgeo package [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install GDAL with Python on windows? I have downloaded Fwtools for python2.5 from http://fwtools.maptools.org(windows installer) after installing it, it was ...
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Join attributes of point and line layer by location (closest distance) in QGIS

My problem is the following: i have a line shp (target layer) and a point shp (join layer). the second one (point layer) holds an attribute which i want to join with a line layer based on closest ...
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Create Shapefile with auto increment primary key in QGIS

Is there a way to create an auto increment primary key column when creating a new Shapefile in QGIS?
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How to set cell size for vector to raster conversion in QGIS GRASS plugin?

I'm converting a vector (loaded in GRASS plugin in QGIS (1.7.0.-wroclaw) and would like to convert this to a raster with a defined cell size. At the same time I need a value from the attribute tabel ...
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Is there a way to syncronize the current view extent in QGIS with Google Earth?

I already have the openlayers plugin but it's not working has I need it and I wanted to have the same view on both QGIS and Google Earth. Any ideas? Update: I'm using the openlayers plugin which ...
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How can I import only a subset of the polygons in a Shapefile using QGIS?

I have a shapefile that is covering a huge area, with lots of polygons. The area I'm insteresting in is small and limited. Is there any way to only import (using "add vector layer") the polygons from ...
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How to load Shapefiles into a remote PostGIS db using command line?

Can we import a Shapefile from a system which doesn't have PostgreSQL installed (client machine) into a system having PostGIS installed? I am getting problem with 'shp2pgsql' and 'psql' since both ...
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QGIS Layer Properties Field Tab

When I setup my layer properties I selected some of the attributes to be hidden on the Fields tab. I would like to change the EDIT WIDGET from hidden to a different function however some of them are ...
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relationship between sp package in R; mapwindow; ArcGIS/Quantum GIS

I am using ArcGIS at office for some visualization work, but I feel it kinda dump to performing the same tasks several times for visualizing some data on different maps. I am think of automating it ...
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Is there an open source tool to planarize graphs?

I read about the planarize function in ArcGIS, which seem to do exactly what I want. Is there a similar feature in QGIS or another free tool? I have a shapefile with various shapes intersecting each ...
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Is there a Log or Ln function in QGIS Field Calculator?

I can't seem to find any way to take the logarithm (natural or base 10) of a field in QGIS. I have gotten to the field calculator but there is not a button for log and I can't seem find any formula ...
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Georeference to x y coordinates with one lat long origin?

We are running parallel transect lines for a survey, which will roughly cover a rectangular area. When making the transects, we will periodically capture spatial locations of features and events we ...
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How to select and copy a group of polygons in QGIS?

I'm new to QGIS. I opened a few shapefiles that cover Europe. Now I want to select a smaller area and if possible copy the polygons in this area so I can work with a smaller set. How should I do this ...
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How to create a map of only one state in QGIS?

This is a very simple question but a Google search did not provide an answer. Basically suppose you have a map of the U.S. with states and county layers, as well as other layers like roads, etc. ...
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How to create a style file for QGIS from a plain text file?

Using QGIS 1.7. I have a plain text file, which lists 115 rgb values against a map code for a geological map. Viz.: $ head gsv1Msymbology.txt MAPCODE RED GREEN BLUE Oc 143 255 255 WAT 255 255 255 ...
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How to align TIF and GPX layers in QGIS?

My initial layer is an OS tif file, with its associated tfw. I can zoom into the area I want, no problem. The CRS is OS 1936 (and that's the project CRS as well). I download a 'track' layer from an ...
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Is it possible to show Pie charts in QGIS Legends?

I would like to display some pie charts on my map. They show in the map frame perfectly but in legend on the print composer I am unable to show the legend for the pie charts. QGIS just shows the style ...
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Hand fit curve and then apply to time series of rasters, make a map. How?

Maybe a data management problem, not too sure, but likely a challenge which someone has dealt with before. I have a time series of rasters. I can summarise the information by taking averages of each ...
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How to use a field-to-RGB mapping for symbology in QGIS?

Using QGIS version 1.7. I have a plain text file that lists a set of rgb values against a code. I want to use this colour table to colour a polygon layer by mapping one of its attribute fields ...
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Qgis or ArcMap ,find later added data from two layers?

i have two layer which consist of 2010 and 2011 years poi. and in qgis i want to find which poi have been added new in 2011 data .. or can we get result from arcgis or any tool ... thnks
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How to connect QGIS to SDE?

I read your amazing solution in this topic Is it possible to connect to ArcSDE using QuantumGIS?. Unfortunately I'm not so expert in open-source products (we use only Esri suite) and I need to ask you ...
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Developing Web Application For Map

I have huge data of maps usually most of the table are co-ordinates and the other are raster maps stored in SQL server 2008 and PostGres Server. I am using desktop application to analyse the data. ...
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How to modify area polygon in postgres? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automated correction of parcel geometry based on area measure I need a function to modify area polygon in postgres the major probleme is automated correction of parcel ...
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What open source solution would work best for auto extracting features from satellite images? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Feature Extraction - Land cover I have been looking for an open source solution which would allow me to define a region (or collection of images) and extract features ...
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Where to store (premade) styles?

I have downloaded a set of premade styles (*.qml). Where do I have to store this files for usage?. I am using QGIS 1.7 for windows. thank you! Updates @Underdark, thanks for answering, if found ...
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How to create a PostGIS layer using QGIS API?

I want to create a new PostGIS layer and save changes made to it. Presently, I am connecting Python to PostGIS using psycopg2 but I want to know whether there is any QGIS API function available. ...
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QGIS Server Capabilities Response doesn't contain any Layers

This question is similar as this one QGIS Server not working (problem with fast CGI), but with more details: I installed the latest QGIS from trunk on Linux (Ubuntu 11.04) in the non-default location ...
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Convert ESRI Integer ASCII Grid to something useful

How could I convert a file(s) which is "DIGITAL Map data stored in ESRI ARCInfo Integer ASCII Grid format" into something the rest of us can use? i.e import into QGIS. The main file has no extension ...
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How do I specify a CRS for a fictional game map in QGIS?

I am about to start playing a steampunk RPG game called The Iron Realm, which uses a fictional world map. I have recently started using QGIS v1.7 and have no real experience with GIS sysstems. I have ...
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Seeing QGIS Python Commands

When learning MapBasic I found the most useful way to learn how to do certain tasks was to do them using the GUI and then watch the MapBasic window in MapInfo to see how they were achieved in code. It ...
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Typecast from circularstring to polygon in postgis

How can i type typecast a CircularString Polygon or Multipolygon in PostGIS? I am doing so because CircularString Datatype is not supported by QGIS and i have to create a circle or ellipse, and it ...
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How to Hide Toolbars from QGIS1.7 programmatically?

I am a beginner to QGIS 1.7 and getting problem in hiding the toolbar. I am using: fileTB = self.iface.fileToolBar() fileTB.setVisible(False) This does not work but doesn't give an error ...
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Blank Vector Selection Dropdown in QGIS GRASS Plugin

I realise there are some issues which getting vectors into the GRASS module in QGIS, but is the behaviour i am getting expected? I have loaded the vector shapefile via GRASS, closed G and reopened ...
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QGIS inside buffer with attributes

Fairly similar to ArcGIS: inside buffer with attributes? but in QGIS. It would be convenient if the buffer layer inherited the attributes of the parent. Also I am doing inside buffers (-ve distance ...
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Import MySQL Spatial vector layer in QGIS

I have a spatial table called 'places' in MySQL, with a spatial column 'pt' (point). I tried to import it in QGIS and no points appear. I created a view 'places_as_text' which reproduces the table but ...
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how to overlay GPX data on rasters in QGIS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Overlaying GPX data on rasters in QGIS When both layers are displayed in QGIS, they are not even visible in the same display. The coordinates displayed for each are ...
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How do you change the Window Icons in QGIS 1.7

I am a beginner to Qgis 1.7, and I want to change the icon files in Qgis, (whereever we see the 'Q' icon I have to change that). I tried and I got success in the case of mainWindow, and also somewhere ...
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Is it possible to create color tables for floating point raster maps in GDAL?

I've got a script that dumps a floating point raster that I'd like to automatically color. Currently I load this raster in Arc or QGIS and manually create a color table every time I re-run my model. ...
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Distance between points and polygons in QGIS / PostGIS

I need to work out the distance between a table of polygons and a table of points. The table of polygons has different site boundaries, and the point table has points relating to each of the site ...
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QGIS and MapInfo Projections - EPSG 27700 (British National Grid)

I have some data in a PostGIS table with the projection EPSG 27700. If I export this data from QGIS (v1.8) to MapInfo TAB / MIF when I open the data in MapInfo it has a shift on it. Does anyone know ...
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Add or Import Metadata to a shapefile

Is there a way to add metadata to a shapefile in Qgis? I have the shape file and an xml metadata file and I want to import in shape file.
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How to fix QGIS error “Entry Point could not be located”?

Today, after returning from vacations, I started my QGIS 1.7 and got this terrible message: Help, anyone?
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Quickly create contour polygons from cost points using OSS for web app

This is related to a previous question I've asked: Create filled contour map with GRASS I've created a point layer using OpenStreetMap data and pgRouting's driving_distance() function, where the ...
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How to add features to a PostGIS layer using Quantum GIS?

I am using Quantum GIS and the PostGIS dbms. I am able to call the PostGIS layer into QGIS but i am unable to add feature to it. I am using the method of adding features to a Shapefile but still it is ...
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How to create polygons with straight lines and right angles in QGIS?

I am running QGIS 1.7.0 on Mac OS X 10.6.8. When creating a polygon, how do I do it so that the lines are straight (90, 0 degrees, etc.) and when I create corners they can be right angles? For ...
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Looking for HowTos or Examples of Presentation Platforms targeting Management/Clients

Any good ideas about using Google Earth to present self contained geospatial data&app to a client or senior management? The broader issue being explored here is that many of our clients are not ...
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How to generate Tiles with QGIS

Is it possible to generate map tiles from QGIS? I guess QGIS Server must have a way to do it, but is there a way to just generate the tiles and save them to disk? With the new symbology renderer and ...
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Is there a way to save manual QGIS changes to Postgis to SQL script?

I am manually editing a Postgis layar with QGIS and would like to export these manual changes in the form of an SQL script. This way: I can do it automatically next time i need to it is easier to ...
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Formatting Dates in QGIS labels

I would like to display a date field as a label. The data is from a shapefile. The field in question is a date field. When I use the date field for the label, it displays in the yyyy/mm/dd format. I ...
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File paths in a PostGIS Table in QGIS

I have a PostGIS table which I have stored the location of some viewpoint photographs. I would like to store the location of the photo file in a field, but when I add a file path in the attribute ...