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How do you calculate lat/lons from a PostGIS table which has a projected coordinate system?

I have a PostGIS table in a projected coordinate system (EPSG: 28355 or MGA94 Zone55). In QGIS (with the PostGIS manager plugin) I calculate a coordinate by performing the following SQL "UPDATE ...
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Altering composer label items in QGIS with Python

I'm only new to QGIS and Python so this may exists already, and hopefully be easy to do. What I'm hoping to do sometime in the future is build a map book generator using QGIS as the base. In order ...
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How to toggle layer visibility in QGIS using Python?

How can I toggle layer visibility in QGIS via Python API?
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Should you switch from ArcMap to QGIS? [closed]

Background: Our group has full ESRI licenses and applications built with ArcDesktop. We are invested in the arc geodatabase itself and will not change that tier. There is a proposal to switch from ...
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Correctly merging DEM rasters and eliminating edge effects

I'm using 10m DEM rasters from the NRCS Data Gateway for a large portion of California. The problem is some strange tiling that appears after merging, but isn't present in the original data (before ...
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how would one get the end points of a polyline?

I am attempting to write a script to get the end points of a series polylines, and then use those end points to create a polygon. I'm not sure which tools to begin to use on this project. I would ...
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QGIS and SQL Server Spatial Tables Performance

I'm trying to get a SQL Server 2008 R2 spatial database up and running to streamline the production of maps using QGIS. Currently I just have a handful of spatial tables (a postcode level point table ...
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Why does ManageR and rpy2 not work in QGIS (1.8.0-Lisboa)?

I have been trying to get R scripts to function and ManageR to work within QGIS (1.8.0-Lisboa). (Windows 7). Python2.7.5. Two problems indicated that R was not working in QGis. First - when I run an ...
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PyQGIS CRS on the fly reprojetion [closed]

As a first step of a pyqgis plugin I'm trying to import several shape files at once. To get them aligned, using the GUI, I'd enable on the fly reprojections and set the project crs to WGS84. I'd then ...
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Is there a Small Windows install of QGIS?

I am looking to find a faster alternative to ArcReader. I think QGIS might be faster but I was wondering if there was a smaller install without all the GRASS etc for windows. I just want to get a ...
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How to reclassify a float raster?

I have three rasters which represent distance (in metres) from certain things (bus stops, parks, libraries). I would like to reclassify these rasters so that they get integer values based on the ...
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How to deploy a QGIS Python Standalone Application with minimum installation size?

I am trying to create a Standalone QGis Application using python. I was able to create the nice looking shapeviewer application by following the steps here. Now I would like to deploy this in ...
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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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Save Visible WMS layer to file

Is there tool to save currently visible WMS layer to file in QGIS, or some place in QGIS where you can get needed xml to fetch it using gdal ?
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Adding a GIS feature to existing database entry with QGIS

I've built a database with postgreSQL with tables, which include geometry columns. When I add some data to my non-geometry columns, I can see them in QGIS when I connect to my database using postgis. ...
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Creating vector grid using QGIS?

I have 235 raster tile 20km x 20km. I need to create a grid to overlay across them...ie the grid itself will be 20km x 20km, with the lines of the grid on the boundaries of the tiles. I am assuming ...
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How to change length to 2 decimal places?

I'm trying to work out how to calculate the length of a line to only 2 decimal places in QGIS. When I use the field calculator to create a new field, it doesn't matter what changes I make to the field ...
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How can I Setup Python to recognize QGIS

I want to use QGIS and work with Python out of the console, but I'm having troubles letting the system recognize the paths of some DLLs. Since I couldn't find a good answer on the web, I wonder if I ...
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Where can the GDAL executables be found in a QGIS installation?

I run QGIS 1.8.0 Lisboa on a Windows 7 machine. Yesterday I attempted to install the TauDEM plugin using these instructions: http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/qgis-developer/2012-June/020807.html ...
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How to extract POINT from a [LINE|MULTILINE]STRING

I'd like to create a vectorLayer in QGIS to display all the points that form a LINESTRING or a MULTILINESTRING stored in a PostGIS DB. I think that I need to transform all points of LINESTRING (or ...
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Extract certain area of contours/satellite images

I have 2 satellite images (jpeg2000 format) and 2 xyz-files from the same area. I am trying to extract certain region from the area including contour lines and the satellite image in order to import ...
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Can Quantum GIS replace Proprietary GIS? [closed]

I’m an MSc GIS student in the final year of my studies. I’m researching for my dissertation project which is entitled ‘Can Quantum GIS replace Proprietary GIS in large organisations?’ I’m primarily ...
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How to configure QGIS Sextante to use SAGA?

I have been trying to set up SAGA to work using Sextante in QGIS. I have followed the instructions to configure SAGA in Sextante, with the following input in the path for the SAGA folder C:\Program ...
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Add 3rd party repositories button not in version 1.8.0 Lisboa

The available manuals and other help sources all refer to the 'Add 3rd Party Repositories button' in Plugins>Fetch Python Plugins and then the Repositories Tab. My problem is that the installation of ...
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How to create a lat/lon grid in QGIS?

I'm using QGIS. How can I create a shapefile consisting of a grid 0.5° latitude and 1° longitude in size?
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Custom Geographic Transformation on QGIS

Is there a way to create a custom geographic transformation with specifics parameters in QGIS like in ArcGIS? Okay, I want to tranform SAD69 system into WGS84. Well, I'm in doubt because in ArcGIS ...
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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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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 identify polygon/point shapefiles in python?

I have a script which performs various functions on shapefiles, most of which are polygon-based. However, some shapefiles are point-based and I have to specify where these files are by editing the ...
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Calculating flowpaths downstream of a point

I am assessing the flood risk posed by pipeline failure. I need to calculate the likely flow-paths for flood water downstream of critical locations along the pipeline using GIS. I'm familiar with ...
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QGIS: Plot a layer given with Longitudes [0 360] to [-180 180]

I have a world map in correct Longitudes from -180° to 180°. Additionally, I have a shapefile of data from South America, which shows at 290° instead of -70°. How can I reproject it using QGIS?
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Postgis 2.1 error after update

After a usual update progress - "apt-get upgrade" - I can not connect with qGIS to my PostGIS DB anymore. Error in the qGIS logfile: Your database has no working PostGIS support. Erroneous query: ...
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Create A Maximum-Value Composite QGIS

I am looking to create a Maximum-Value Composite raster in QGIS I have three raster images: Oct 2012 Nov 2012 Dec 2012 All are in TIFF Format, Float32, EPSG:4326 - WGS 84 I want to stack these ...
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Why is tiff different in epsg 3857 and epsg 900913 in gdal

When I transform tiff from 4326 to 3857 and from 4326 to 900913 in gdal, I get different result(when display in Qgis) eventhough these two projections(3857 and 900913) should be the same. What is ...
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How to extract pixel value counts from a raster in QGIS?

How does one go about obtaining a summary of the counts of cell values within a raster in QGIS? I know QGIS is doing this, in order to provide the summary statistics and histogram in the properties of ...
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Matching GPS tracks

I'm looking for a proper way to process multiple GPS tracks (so time ordered list of lat/lon points) and match/classify that segments, that are covered by multiple tracks: So it's not about ...
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How to set up a Web Map Service with QGIS?

I am very new to QGIS environment.I wanted to work with creating Web Map Service using QGIS server.Does it possible to create Web Map Service in QGIS sever? can anybody help me with resource link and ...
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What is the procedure to load LAS files in QGIS 2.0.1?

What is the present procedure to load LAS files in QGIS 2.0.1? After some searching I found a paper outlining the procedure; however, it was for 1.8.something, and related posts here are all rather ...
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How to programmatically detect a canvas refresh or pan/zoom in QGIS

For my python plugin I would like to remove a VertexMarker when the user pans/zooms there map. Which is the best way to detect a canvas refresh or pan/zoom carried out by the user? Can you suggest ...
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Experiencing transformation anomalies when performing a Save As to convert coordinates between NAD83-Z14 and NAD27-Z13

Good morning all: I have recently discovered QGIS and have been hoping to find a solution for converting bacthes of xy coordinates between two projection systems for our mapping system. I have known ...
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Loading raster from PostGIS DB into QGIS: succeeded yesterday, fails now [closed]

I have a PostgreSQL(v.9.2)/Postgis(v.2.0.3) database which includes raster layers (added through raster2pgsql). To open them in QGIS (v.1.8.0-Lisboa), the "Add Postgis layer" menu will not work; ...
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Personal shell launcher for PyQGIS

I have changed a shell launcher found at http://inasafe.linfiniti.com/html/id/developer-docs/platform_windows.html as to fit my wish: setting the system environment variables to be able to use PyQGIS ...
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Splitting DXF layers into Shapfile layers in QGIS?

When i load a dxf into QGIS all the layers are present in the attribute table. Is it possible to split this "entities" layer in QGIS into its component parts and save each component part as an ...
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How to break (both) lines at their point(s) of intersection in QGIS?

I'm working with a road network where some of the road segments cross each other but no point is inserted at their intersection. Is there a way to break these line to shorter lines at their points of ...
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Where can I download the exercise data for The Free Quantum GIS Training Manual?

Where can I download the exercise data for The Free Quantum GIS Training Manual? The pdf of the manual just mentions the sources of the data, but doesn't give any links.
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How to select the nearest lines to a point layer?

I am a beginner with GIS software and I'm working on QGIS. I have a problem joining the spatial layers. I have a layer with objects in one city and another layer with the streets. I need to attach ...
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How to use scale -rule based renderer in QGIS?

I wish to render a shapefile of builindings such that at scales below 1:5000, they have a border, and above 1:5000, they do not have a border. For this, I went into layer properties, selected ...
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How do I set mmqgis create grid options?

I am having a puzzle about using mmqgis create vector layer option. I want to use UTM CSR this are my options. I want a grid of 20,000 meters in the east and north axis. Nevertheless i have an error ...
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Spatial query of raster data

I have population distribution data as a raster layer and exposure contours as vector (polygon) layers. What I'd like to do is use the vector layer to estimate the population indicated from the raster ...
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QGIS exporting huge SVG [duplicate]

I'm having trouble exporting an SVG(or a PDF for that matter) from the QGIS print composer. I have a relatively simple map that should, when exported as an SVG, be maybe around 1MB in size, tops. But ...