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How to Create a Note System inside QGIS

I need to make something similar to a note system, where i can create a feature that will give me something similar to a note system (or a square in the map linked to a feature that will only show ...
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QGIS Crashes when I try and overwrite a shapefile using QgsVectorFileWriter.writeAsVectorFormat (QGIS 1.8, MacOS 10.7.5) [closed]

I'm somewhat new to this, and working on a plugin. My plugin will create a points memory layer, which is then written out as a shape file using QgsVectorFileWriter.writeAsVectorFormat. self.writer = ...
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How to convert numeric fields into strings with leading zeros?

I'm trying to define an action in Quantum GIS using on of my fields but I have some problems with its format. I have a numeric string like '5' and I need to have a format like '005'. I've tried ...
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Why new feature disappears when editing polygon?

I try to create internal polygon within existing polygon. After I created a ring, I add a new feature inside the ring. Suddenly, this new feature disappears. I confirmed that this feature went to the ...
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How do I put label inside polygon at any scale in QGIS 1.8.0

I would like to put labels inside polygon anytime and any scale. I'm using "Labeling" from the toolbar. Although I tried all types of the placement from the advanced tab, some labels still fall ...
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How to write a QGIS regex for rounding to two places after the decimal point?

In QGIS field-calculator round() is not working in QGIS 1.8 so I try to do the following with a regex: I'd like to keep the first two places after the decimal point - where do I go wrong? ...
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Sextante modeler feature selection

I am trying to select grids (polygon geometry) that intersect with a building layer. I can do it by using "Select by location" tool and then I generate centroids from the selected grids. There is no ...
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How to add layer/raster with specific position in the QGIS layer list?

I use addRasterLayer(rast,'Name') but this adds the raster to the top. It is possible to set position when I add raster at once? Is it possible??
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Error reported when trying to import prj for data points in New Brunswick Canada into QGIS

I have data points recorded with a Trimble GIS. The projection is New Brunswick Sterographic Double Projection, which as near as I can find via a Google search is EPSG:2953. However, when I try to ...
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Rasterize vector layers with different extents into identical raster grids with QGIS

I am working on a quite simple spatial potential analysis using QGIS. I have some ArcGIS knowledge, but I am new to QGIS. My task is to identify the functional inner city of a region based on ...
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Grass algorithms doesn't appear in the sextante toolbar in QGIS

I was having problems with some sextante algorithms in my QGIS 1.8, something related with wrong "os" name, I found a post in which reccomend to install the 1.9 master version. I clean uninstalled ...
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Are there any known issus opening a QGIS Desktop project on Android?

Does anyone else have trouble when they try to open a project which was worked on in the QGIS desktop version 1.8 (I understand this is the most up to date version for the desktop) and try and open it ...
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QGIS, point clouds and photogrammetry

I'm trying to use photogrammetry and Structure from Motion to record buildings, and I'm looking for a way to bring these into a format usable in GIS, in particular pointclouds and models of terrain, ...
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How to setup and use GRASS?

Previously I've asked an question and Micha gave me a helpful advice:How to find the watershed area for each point in the river network using DEM? After getting the useful DEM file, I began to setup ...
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Qgis: Select multiple layers in sql-Filter [closed]

I have a Shape-File with lines of streets. Now I want qgis only to show the categories: Type: primary and Type: secondary and Type: motorway. How do I do this? This doesn't work: "type" = 'primary' ...
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how to rename the band-names of a layer stack?

I created a layer stack of 20 images (all GTiff-files) using the gdal_merge tool in QGIS, available at: raster > miscellaneous > merge The result is a GTiff layer stack of the 20 images, but ...
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Create a polygon shapefile using point as boundary

Following have two problems: I am now have 4 point in a shapefile and I want to set the point's coordinate for boundary of a polygon The points are xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax that can just be a ...
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Vector Intersect QGIS (1.8.0) Gives empty shapefile

I am trying to find points that fall within a polygon. Both layers are vector ESRI shapefiles. I used the fTools based intersect under Vector>GeoprocessingTools>Intersect. The output is an empty ...
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How to store attributes of a large shapefile in a list?

I am trying to store the attributes of a shapefile into a list. With following code it works for smaller shapes: addA = [] While provider.nextFeature(feat): attrs = feat.attributeMap() for ...
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Divide polygon layer by point layer in QGIS?

I have two layers - one polygon layer that is a buffer of a road layer, and one point layer that shows certain locations along that road. What I want to do is to divide/split the polygon layer at the ...
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getting a merged color satellite image from red,green, blue, pan, and nir tifs

I am using Tiff images from Digital Globe and trying to get a color satellite image. I have merged the red, green, blue, pan and nir tiff files into one file. I then changed the band properties to a ...
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Sextante script for statistic info

I want to generate a script for getting statistic information window from selected feature. For example i have two layer building(polygon) and railway(linestring). By using this tools i got a window ...
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Help needed with the use of FARSITE

Is there anyone who has worked with FARSITE? I can build some of the files needed, such as slope and aspect, but not sure where to start when it comes to building files for 'canopy', 'fuels', etc. I ...
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GIS Maximum area coverage problem

I want to find optimum antenna location for an area. Every antenna can cover an circular area. These areas diameter is 750meter. So how can i find minimum number of antennas and locations. NOTE: I use ...
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How to write vector layer to csv file with geometry by PYTHON?

I use Python try to write vector layer file to csv file with this code QgsVectorFileWriter.writeAsVectorFormat(mylayer, r'c:\temp\xyz.csv', "utf-8", None, "CSV") It can export to xyz.csv but only ...
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How to rescale vector data? [duplicate]

I've got some old maps in dxf format. QGIS imports them correctly but with a nonsense scale. It can export the data it gets to shp of course. Does anyone know how to rescale vector data so it can be ...
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QGIS Symbology changes by number value

I've gotten a state file with count outlines joined to an attribute file that shows numbers of items per county. ArcGIS has the ability to set the symbology to grade the results into pre-determined ...
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Why do my Attribute table joins result in all NULL?

I spent hours getting "null" results in joining a downloaded state and county shp file to a self-created file (SCF). What I found was that the SCF had to have "EXACTLY" the same set of names/ID#'s as ...
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How to transform World data from EPSG 4326 to EPSG 3857

I have tryed different opensource tools to transform a world data shapefile from 4326 to 3857 but I always have an error. Im not sure, but is it because of Antartica? I have tryed with GDAL and QGIS ...
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Trigger to fill attributes (data, client ip) in table for each new objects, PostGIS

In PostgreSQL/PostGIS database stores shapefiles. Client users software - QGIS. Please help me write PostgreSQL/PostGIS trigger, which for each newly added/updated feature in layer added 'time create' ...
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How to set up Python 2.7 to work in both QGIS and ArcGIS?

I have both ArcGIS 10.1 and QGIS 1.8 installed and both include Python 2.7 in slightly different setups and in different folders (c:\Python27\ArcGIS10.1\ and c:\Program Files (x86)\Quantum GIS ...
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“GIS” Mapping on Monument - Scaling

I have a Baroque tombstone for which I have to map the damage phenoma. Normally one can use a vector drawing programm but one has always two boundaries between the different polygons. Questions: Is it ...
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Problem using grid with a vector layer [closed]

I need to establish a model of maritime pollution and I try to use the grid option to work on ocean sectors. I tried to use my grid on a vector file, .shp, with points. Each point is a maritime ...
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How to select features within a polygon from another layer?

I'm using QGIS 1.8 with a PostGIS database and I have three postgis-layer in qgis a lines layer, a points layer and a polygon layer. What I'm trying to do is to select a polygon in the polygon layer ...
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How to convert a txt file to shp?

I've got a txt/csv file with the utm coordinates and the hights. Now I want to upload this into qgis. This is not a problem so far. The problem is to create a shapefile out of the data with an ...
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Pseudo Mercator error?

I'm mapping on QGIS, I have a vector layer and his CRS is on EPSG:4326 - WGS 84, but also I wanted to put a satellite image, so when I do it, the image use WGS 84 / Pseudo Mercator. The problem is, ...
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How does QGIS calculate the area of a polygon?

I am working on a project that requires the calculation of the area of a polygon by two different methods. I need to know what algorithm QGIS uses to calculate the area of a polygon. I know ESRI ...
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Use QuantumGIS to bulk-import csv files

I have a large set of .csv-files containing geographic information. Every dataset consists out of 2 .csv-files! This is my folder-structure. All files in Tracks are formatted equally and all in Routes ...
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Can I use the globe plugin on a Windows OS and where can I find the plugin for QGIS?

I am trying to add my layers (health facilities and pertinent infrastructure within a region) to a 3D image of the landscape and someone recommended I use the Globe plugin. I can not find the Globe ...
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what is the minimum to install of QGIS for it to work?

This may sound like a daft question, but I'm looking to understand what the minimum parts of the install procedure I need to install to get QGIS to work (i.e. can it be installed without GRASS etc?) ...
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Why are towgs84 definitions missing on Ubuntu 12.04 compared to Windows?

Why for some of my most used CRS the 'towgs84' part of the definition of the layer spatial reference system is missing, compared to the QGIS for Windows? EPSG 3004, 23032, 23033 when used with QGIS ...
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CSV with latitude and longitude to a spatial points with QGIS 1.8

i have a csv file with latitude and longitude of several addresses and a shape file of a region. I want to plot this points of the CSV file into the shape file. But I don't know how to transform these ...
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How to convert KML with tracks to Shapefiles?

I downloaded a KML track from Google Latitude. The service allows to download the tracked route from the user's profile providing a link such as: ...
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How to export a .sid image as high DPI .tiff or .bmp from QGIS?

I have 2 50 cm resolution areal photographs in .sid format. How can I export these layers as a regular image format (like tiff or bmp) which I can then open in any simple picture viewer program? I've ...
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Can QGIS perform graphic clipping?

In ArcGIS for Desktop there is an option to graphic clip inside the data frame - this clips the feature you're viewing without actually clipping the feature into a new feature. Does Quantum GIS have ...
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Colouring areas between (vector) contours?

Is it possible to colour areas between (vector) contours without making it a DEM first? Joshdoe seems to have done so in Create filled contour map with GRASS but does not say how.
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Change text format and visibility

I need better visible names of towns, because at the big scale is bad reading --> i want to setting visibility and format. For example name "Ústí nad Labem" is good visible but another big city in my ...
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Digitized Shapefile manually using wrong projection: how to fix it?

I have a raster in correct projection. I used shapefiles, and marked objects (manually), but I found out that my vector layers have different projection, so they have different size and position. Is ...
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How to symbolize more than one attribute simultaneously in QGIS?

Each symbol can show different properties such as temperature and pressure, etc. I want to change the symbol color according to one property and size with another one. How can I do it in QGIS? Thanks! ...
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Problem executing Mean Shift Segmentation: could not open the output layers

I have a problem executing the Mean Shift Segmentation in QGIS with Orfeo Toolbox. I put all the parameter to execute and then, nearly 5s after appear the message that SEXTANTE could not open the ...