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Why is Spatialite delivering “Invalid SRID” error message

Qspatialite in QGIS 1.8 (and also Spatialite-gui) delivers an "Invalid SRID" error message when I try to load shapefiles with a SRID value of 3814 (Mississippi Transverse Mercatur). The SRID is ...
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How to label a selection of an OSM layer depending on certain tags?

I just imported original OSM data to export a pdf-map by assigning graphic attributes to the features I need. The label tool in QGIS 1.8 allows to select certain features, like I can do with the ...
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How to avoid map refreshes in print composer?

I am trying to make a report with the QGIS composer. This report contains multiple maps. I don't have any trouble to make it, I just have to lock the maps with a right click to avoid them being ...
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How do I fix an error starting QGIS 1.8.0 on Windows XP?

I note that the installation of qgis completed successfully. However, the log procedure returns this message: "...... Estrazione: wvhpgn.gsb Estrazione: wyhpgn.gsb Cartella di destinazione: ...
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How to import shapefiles into MS SQL 2008 and then view that data using QGIS?

I'm a QGIS users but not a database person and I need some help on the DB side. I'm currently in the need to import several shape files into MSSQL 2008 and I have no clue how to do that and my IT guy ...
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QGIS locked into fullscreen mode on Ubuntu 12.04

No crash in this case, but I made the mistake of toggling to fullscreen mode on my netbook running Ubuntu 12.04. It's now impossible to escape this "No Menus" view, and it seems to have disabled the ...
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How to speed up Postgis raster layer display in QGIS?

i've been importing some digital orthophoto geotif files into postgis 2.0.1 via raster2pgsql tool (i also made 3 levels of an overview table - pyramid). Then i tried to import the layer into qgis via ...
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Is there any way to reproject multiple layers in QGIS?

I'd like to be able to consolidate not only the layers of a QGIS project (using QConsolidate) but also the projections used by each layer. On-the-fly projection reduces performance in QGIS, and this ...
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An error has occured while executing Python code while doing home range analysis (Qgis 1.8.0)

It keeps appearing: Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:/Users/Worten/.qgis//python/plugins\HomeRange_plugin\HRplugin_dialog.py", line 80, in QObject.connect(self.buttonBox, ...
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Point count within borders, in two different layers, using QGIS

I have a layer of georeferenced points, and a layer of vectorized borders. Is there a way I can use QGIS to calculate how many points fall within each area of the borders layer?
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CMYK Lines and Fills in QGIS

In QGIS, you can apply CMYK to text, using the CMYK sliders palette. However, I can only find an RGB colour picker for lines and fills. Is there a way to apply CMYK to these elements? Thanks. Sean.
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How to perform volume calculation in QGIS

EDIT 07/12/12 Ok, meanwhile I came to another problem I want to discuss. I just tried around with the volume calculation with some layers and came to a point where I receive the following error. ...
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Polygonize problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Polygonize function doesn’t overlay the shape file over the raster file When using "Polygonize" in Quantum GIS, I'm getting a polygon shapefile output that is a mirror ...
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Qgis 1.8 fails to install

QGIS 1.8 will not start on Windows 7 Basically a similar issue as the above post. Version 1.8 fails to install with the standalone installer; with OSGeo4w, while it doesn't run into trouble during ...
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QGIS 1.8 will not start on Windows 7 [closed]

I have downloaded QGIS 1.8 and installed it on my windows 7 system. When I click on the desktop icon, nothing happens. I am currently running QGIS 1.7.4 with no problems and the installs of previous ...
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How to access attribute data type in QGIS?

I've been developing a plugin on QGIS platform using PyQGIS. So far plugin does the following: You can select any feature of the already loaded vector layer in QGIS. After selection, plugin displays ...
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Transforming a polygon to ESRI shapefile?

First, apologies - I am a complete newb at this stuff and don't know what I don't know. I may use incorrect language. Essentially, I want to convert the shapes in a Microsoft Visio diagram into a ...
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How to transpose the lat/lon coordinates of a shapefile?

I need X to be Y and Y to be X (switching lat/long) within the polygon shapefile. If it were a point shapefile I know I could simply reverse the lat/long or x/y parameter and import from a table. I'm ...
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Cut many lines with many polygons: Too much for my CPU/RAM?

I have a line-shp (80mb) and a polygon-shp (5mb) and want to intersect them. In result, the lines (contours) should be cut by the polygons. After using one of the tools "Vector -> Geoprocessing ...
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How to import .dbf with long text values?

I'm trying to join a .dbf I made in LibreOffice with a shapefile. The .dbf contains ~10 columns, three of which have a large amount of text (~100 words). When I import the .dbf into QGIS, all ...
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How to load and view .gri and .grd files in QGIS [closed]

An online GIS Repository called DIVA-GIS (http://www.diva-gis.org/gdata) offers data in three formats - ERSI files, "DIVA gridfiles", and DBF files The DIVA gridfiles have extensions .gri and .grd ...
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How to port QGIS C++ plugins to other QGIS installations?

I developed a C++ plugin for QGIS using VC++ express 2008 and a QGIS dev release (1.9.90 alpha), my plugin works fine on this release and now I want to port it to other QGIS installations, so I copied ...
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How to open or import .sdc files in QGIS?

I have some .SDC files i want to look at but i dont have arcview installed. is it possible? i couldnt even find a software that does sdc to shp conversion. any idea? i am using qgis 1.7.4 on both ...
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1'' DHM: Hillshade is too rough - how to “generalize”?

I got this hillshade from my DHM (I used the hillshade-module from qgis). For my purpose there is too much relief detail (roughness). How can I get rid of this in QGIS or GRASS? Thanks! Martin
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How to add points to a point vector layer - QGIS

I have a point layer with multiple data points in QGIS, but I want to add some extra data points to it and adjust some info that we missed because the ground was wet and we needed to go around it. I ...
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How to use SRTM30 Plus data with QGIS or other GIS tool?

I am trying to access the new Bathymetry data published here: http://topex.ucsd.edu/WWW_html/srtm30_plus.html Is there a way QGIS or similar tool can read these files. Nothing seems to be working, ...
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How to get the layer list back?

Sorry for the probably stupid question, but I closed a side panel I had, where I had a list of layers and which I used to switch on and off layers, and I cannot find how to get it back. I have tried ...
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How to exclude missing values from raster layer?

In my raster layers the value -999 means "missing". Those points completely mess up any colormap in qgis because qgis treats them as normal values and includes them in the classification. I would ...
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Trouble with Python plugins on QGIS [closed]

This question has been bugging me for a while now, and I still haven't managed to solve it, so I'm giving it another go, hopefully someone may help me out. I've been having problems loading several ...
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How to generate heatmaps with QGIS1.9 plugin automatically?

I created a few heatmaps with the new plugin in QGIS 1.9, but now I would like to generate a lot of them automatically. How should I do? I created a few of them by hand, but I should first import the ...
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Error when setting projection of a tif file in QGIS. Any ideas to solve this? [closed]

I get this error when trying to define a projection for a tif file in QGIS: ERROR 1: Too many points (3249 out of 3249) failed to transform, unable to compute output bounds. How do i work this out? ...
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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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QGIS: Line to polygon conversion

Currently we are working in a geological project..in which all the Contacts, Linear & some other geological features have to be captured. The thing is most of the features have to be Captured as ...
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How to export a IDW raster while keeping the search radius data

I want to export my IDW rasters that I made in ArcGIS to QGIS, however when I export my raster, the values are there but are no longer displayed. They are stored within each cell and are not ...
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Display postGis query result on Google maps Api [closed]

I have MULTILINESTRING Geometry in Postgis and as Google Api does not provide any way to plot MULTILINESTRING , i'm converting MUltiLINEstring to LINESTRING through ST_Merge function. But when i'm ...
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QGIS 2.2 Attribute Editor Layout “Drag and Drop designer” Field does not exist in datasource

I am experimenting with a new feature available since version 2.2 "Relations" where Foreign Key relations from a database can be documented, so that the QGIS UI can (auto) generate its Attribute Edito ...
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How to change a CSV layer attribute value from text to number - once again?

i have read most of the related postings and answers allready ... (e.g. http://anitagraser.com/2011/03/07/how-to-specify-data-types-of-csv-columns-for-use-in-qgis/ and How to change a CSV layer ...
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Load and display a layer using PYQGIS

I'm having a go at using pyqgis from within the QGIS python console to load a layer from SQL Server and display it. I feel like I'm part way there but I'm having a real issue getting the layer to ...
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QGIS 2.2 saving layer as CSV with GEOMETRY=AS_WKT not working

Just upgraded to QGIS 2.2 and it looks like saving a layer as CSV doesn't support GEOMETRY=AS_WKT anymore. The new Layer Options portion of the save dialog is cool but it looks like GEOMETRY and ...
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Identify geographic location to points

I am quite new in QGIS and I really need your help. I have a map of Kenya divided into 68 districts and I have coordinates of 30.000 schools. The points have one variable besides the latitude and ...
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How to make GRASS and SAGA tools capable to use in QGIS?

As my title, I installed Qgis, GRASS and GDAL by osGeo4w package, and as I finish the installation, I want to use GRASS tool, I face this problem: But I already installed GRASS and SAGA, how to make ...
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no output file with grass:r.los

i'm using qgis 2.0 and i want to calculate a viewshed using r.los from grass tool box. after typing in the python console and a few seconds, i don't get an error message, but there is no file. the ...
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How do i install QGIS with FileGDB?

Please help me i am very new at this and the last time I asked i was sent to a link about an older version of QGIS. I need to know how to install QGIS 2.0.1 for Windows 8 64 bit so it can recognize ...
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Extending “How to add complex Emergency Symbology (TrueType fonts) to QGIS?”

I have used the technique as outlined in How to add complex Emergency Symbology (TrueType fonts) to QGIS? but have run into some difficulty. I have used this technique for a map of water assets that ...
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How to draw a simple bus network that works with pgRouting?

What I'm I doing wrong? I've created a new shape layer for lines, I've enabled snapping with 5 map units for that layer. When I draw a line between two of the stops I get a purple marker when I'm at ...
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Saving a gml layer does not change coordinates

I am trying to export a gml layer to geojson with lat/lng as the preferred coordinate system. So what I did was a 'save as' on the layer with selected CRS: 'IGNF: WGS84G'. Now I was hoping it ...
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Creating a custom attribute table in qgis print composer

is it possible to arrange header and content of an inserted attribute table in qgis print composer? I want to create a custom datasheet with a small map and listed feature information as follows: I ...
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How to calculate peaks in a DEM

How could I extract all peaks from a DEM (large mountainous area)? Peak means something like: a pixel which is sourrounded by other pixels with smaler elevation numbers in a area arround the ...
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My Coordinate Reference System listing is in the wrong language

I just installed QGIS Desktop 2.0.1 on a desktop (Windows 8-64). All the menus are in English-US (as they should be), but the CRS listings -- when I try to change them for a project are a layer -- ...
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Is there a way to automatically calculate attribute values for new features?

I am creating a vector point layer which will be added to over time. I have been using the field calculator to populate fields such as X and Y coordinates. I'm wondering if there is a way to have ...