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Setting coordinate systems in QGIS: “transform error caught”

I'm learning how to use QGIS (v 1.8.0 "Lisboa") on Mac OS 10.6.8. My goal is to create a simple county map of Illinois using the base data shapefiles available from the Illinois Natural Resources ...
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Why can I only see a default list of KML attributes in attribute table?

I converted a shapefile to kml using ogr2ogr. Glancing at the output, it looks correct -- it has a <Schema ...> and each <ExtendedData> references the schema (I uploaded a snippet here). ...
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How to Display Overlapping Lines?

I have multiple line layers that represent bus routes and many of the routes overlap (i.e. near terminals, transfer locations, etc.) Is there a function in Qgis which will display both features ...
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QGIS not Printing to PDF [closed]

Simple QGIS 1.8.0 not printing to PDF. Suddenly stopped. Is this an error or something. the resultant PDFs are blank pages. When i file print and use a pdf printer it creates blank docs. when i ...
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How to select features by matching attributes of two SHPs?

I have one line shape file with lot of road sections and a point shapefile, some of these points are outside my area of interest. The files have one attribute in common and I would like to do ...
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QGIS Zoom from python console

What are the commands to apply all types of zoom (full, on selected layer, etc.) in python console? I'm searching both on pyqgis cookbook and API documentantion, but I'm not finding anything ...
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Rasterize vector with gdal

"I would like to calculate the Euclidian distance from a residence to a public service of interest e.g. the distance from a residence to a green space (as the crow flies) in QGIS. After browsing the ...
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Extract coordinates from vector layer in PyQgis

In Qgis, I have made a polygon, and from that polygon I have made a vector grid via research tools-> vector grid. The grid covers the entire polygon. Now I want to extract these grid points in the ...
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How to create a Human Trafficking Heatmap in QGIS?

I'm trying to create a heatmap with about 325 points distributed around the city of Houston. (FYI Houston is a major human trafficking in the US: a title shared with LA and Atlanta depending upon ...
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How to use Memory layers in QGIS plugin to store results of Geoprocessing tools

I'm building a plugin to perform Multi Criteria Analysis (yes another one...). As part of my workflow intersecting vectorlayers is needed. I use QgsOverlayAnalyzer.intersection (a pity union is not ...
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Is the QGIS plugin repository broken?

I'm connected to the QGIS plugins repository, using QGIS 1.8.0 on Windows 8.... and although I can see a total of 119 available plugins, I can't see Sextante anywhere in the browser. I tried ...
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Does anyone know the proj4 Coordinte Reference System command line for Rectangular Polyconic Gores?

I am a GIS beginner using QGIS 1.8.0 I am trying to transform a world map from the standard WGS84 Coordinate Projection System to a set of rectangular polyconic gores, with a gore count of 12. ...
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how to find share segments between two shapes (line) using QGIS?

I have two line shapefiles. I want to find between them, where are located all share segments and extract the new selection shapefile. Can anybody help me? I am using Quantum Gis. I know that in ...
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z-Coordinate and interpolation plugin in QGis

I've a csv file that includes weather stations locations (x,y,z) and precipitation values. I loaded the file by using add delimited text and then converted it into a point shapefile WS84. By using the ...
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How to customize label color in QGIS: Data defined label settings? Expressions? Both? What are the steps? [duplicate]

Updated to show more current screenshot and clarified the question (Which tools? What are the steps?) I'm learning QGIS (1.8 "Lisboa" for Mac). On the QGIS Layer labeling Settings window there is a ...
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How to create lines between pairs of two coordinates?

I have a table with pairs of points. Out of that I want to create a line layer (that keeps all attributes of the table). One line for each raw from point to point. I want to calculate the length of ...
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Why are JPG files invisible in Georeferencer?

I want to georeference a jpg file (map) with QGIS 1.8.0 on a Windows 7 (64 bit) machine. The georeference window opens, but the map is not visible. When converting the jpg file into a tif file (e.g. ...
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Tilemill Dynamic Tile Generation

I have recently used Tilemill and I wish to implement it for dynamic tile rendering.As I've seen an CartoDB doing in cloud system,they can query & generate dynamic tile for request with UTFGrid. ...
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Where can I get a comprehensive list of Rules expression operators?

I'm selecting and styling my points layer on a contour map of Philadelphia using Rules Based Styling. (see: Can I use rules based rendering in QGIS to select features?). The filtering process using ...
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How Could I Calculate Shortest Path ?

I am working on QGIS - 1.8 Version and frequently getting an error while using Road Graph and Shortest Path Opetions. Kindly Suggest or provide solution.. With Regards Prashant Persai
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Generating new shp files according to attribute in QGIS

I know that it is possible to color a vector map by attribute. I separated a map into 4 colors based on an attribute and now I want to generate a new map for each color. Is there a way to do this in ...
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How to make survey lines within polygon?

I am trying to figure out how to make survey lines within a polygon. So first I make a polygon. Now I need to fill this polygon with lines, where I can choose the spacing between the lines, and the ...
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QGIS VPAT; Section 1194.21(c)

I am attempting to fill out a VPAT for QGIS so that it can be made more accessible in the federal IT environment. I could use some help and wanted to explore this venue as a means of getting it. If ...
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Automatic insert of project name into database

For every layer I've a field in my postGIS database that should be filled with the name of the current project and today I do this manually. Is there a way to do this with the Commands that can be ...
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Creating Thiessen (Voronoi) polygons using lines (rather than points) as the input features?

I have a set of line features inside a particular polygonal boundary. For each line, I'd like to generate a polygon inside which every possible point is closer to the given line than to any other line ...
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QGIS Sextante Python UnicodeEncodeError

I have some issues with Quantum Gis 1.8. When I try to use shapes to grid (sextante-saga tool) I get the following error (comes up when I try to define the new grid file name): Fehler bei der ...
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How to mask out features outside of the Coverage Layer for Atlas plugin? [duplicate]

Using the Atlas plugin for qGIS how do I set the coverage so that it will only highlight the feature(s) I want but still show the surrounding features as grayed out areas? This would have been easy ...
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Lines as Great circles on a map

How can I get line features to appear as great circles on a map, instead of straight lines? Thanks,
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QGIS mixing up CRS

I´ve just started working with QuantumGIS for my thesis. I ordered shapefiles with the CRS: ETRS 89 UTM Zone 33N, but QGis layer properties now shows the layer has a different CRS (namely SWERE99 TM) ...
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QuantumGIS 1.8: how to define bounding box within Add WFS Layer dialog

I use QGIS 1.8 under WIN XP in Standalone Installer Version. I need to limit the extent of the data to be downloaded via WFS because of the large amount of data in the requested layer. In ...
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QSpatiaLite: Cannot create table

I am running QGIS 1.8 (SpatiaLite 3.0.1) and QSpatiaLite 6.0.1. I have a spatial table EventPrecise (with geometry column p in EPSG:4326). I want to join this table with another, non-spatial table ...
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QGIS Workflow Problem [closed]

I have 3 SpatiaLite layers (one without geometry but with fields that need to be filtered, one with points and one with polygons, both without any non-geometry fields) that need to be combined to a ...
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Setting coordinate systems in gvSIG: Is the workflow similar to QGIS?

I am still learning how to use coordinate systems and projections, but I hope this basic question will be easy to answer. My goal is to be able to use either QGIS or gvSIG to create a simple county ...
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How do “join field” and “target field” work?

New user. This should be simple, but I can't figure out how to perform this basic join in QGIS. (It works in Cartographica.) My shapefile (IL_BNDY_County_Py) has two fields/columns in its attribute ...
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How to extract elevation data from DEM along a polyline [duplicate]

I've been trying to use qGIS to extract and save as an attribute the data elevation along a line, knowing that something similar is available in ArcGIS using the Spatial Analysis tool. So far, ...
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QGIS Routing between two Points without Roads

I'm using QGIS 1.8 and i need to analyze possible routes for roman roads. Is there a Possibility to show routes which comply special criteria, e.g. straightest way between two points, or path which is ...
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How to convert lines from dxf to polygons?

I have several dxf files. Each file, contains the 0 layer. The 0 layer contains lines (which make a closed polygon). In each dxf the lines have their color and line width. I do not have autocad or ...
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How to auto-start a pyQGIS thread?

having build some (two) minor plugins, it's now time for me to link a few (perl-) applications to qgis. As there is no perl-interface in qgis I thought the best way to link both worlds together is a ...
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I am unable to draw a shape layer

When I add a new shape layer or want to edit an existing one, nothing is happening. I even don't see the dots where I'm clicking. Maybe the problem is I deleted some layers (by opening the .qgs as a ...
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How to Georeference a tiff with correct coordinate system

I am having difficulty in georeferencing an existing tiff (already has georeference information - but is out of alignment). Using the georeference plug-in I can create the map's GCP in the 4 corners ...
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QGIS 1.8 on Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't transform CRS properly

I have a weird QGIS-Problem that only occurs in Ubuntu 12.04, but not in Windows 7. I've also tried this on different Ubuntu-Computers. When I try to transform a layer with WGS84 to a different ...
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How can I link java with QGIS?

I want to create a Desktop project on Java which shows radiation dispersion. How can i Link java with QGIS? Is there any tutorial site i can get reference from?
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How to connect waypoint pairs and calculate length?

I want to make a path out of points and calculate the distances of each single line. I have a point layer with waypoints of a research vessel. The way points have in the attribute table a date and a ...
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Connect to PostGIS using SEXTANTE in QGIS

I have a localhost PostGIS database that I would like to use with SEXTANTE in QGIS. I can connect to the database just fine using "Add PostGIS layers...", but when I try "PostGIS execute SQL" in ...
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How to report issues with QGIS documentation?

I stumbled across a gotach while installing mod_fastcgi on MacOs 10.8 (mountain Lion) -- there is a bug in 10.8 in the apache build env which breaks the install instructions here: ...
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Can't select layer to upload to GPS

I'm trying to upload a vector layer to my Garmin GPS unit. I've saved it as GPX (WGS 84); opened the GPS Tools dialogue in QGIS 1.8; selected the "Upload to GPS" tab; and clicked on the "Data layer" ...
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QGIS 1.8.0-Lisboa DBmanager (OSx) can't connect to remote PostGIS 2.0.2 database (Debian)

The PostGIS database is remote but I have made changes to the Postgresql config files and can access it remotely via pgadmin. When I open DBmanager in QGIS I see a note on the bottom that says ...
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Handle add new feature event and/or access feature before commit?

Is it possible with PyQGIS to catch "add new feature" event before commiting changes on the layer? or at least to access new features before commit.
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How to avoid duplicate GIDs when copying features from one PostGIS layer to another?

When I enter new elements (features) in another Postgres layer, I can do it in two ways: Drawing new element(s) (with 'Add feature') which I do rarely or Copying (or cutting) some elements from ...
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Postgresql on Ubuntu Server and QGIS [closed]

Complete newbie... I taught myself the basics of GIS on the job with ArcGIS 9.3. I have been plating with QGIS and have gotten the basics down on both. I am not well versed in the terminology related ...