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How to create zip code areas from point data?

I have a point dataset which has zipcodes for a certain region. This zipcodes have been marked on the basis of lat log collected. So each zipcode is repeated as it would be useful to show the region ...
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How to add Basemaps from Google or Bing in QGIS?

Like ArcGIS Desktop has the option of using basemaps from ArcGIS online, does QGIS have any such options?
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How to work with NREL data in QGIS?

I would like to use QGIS to display solar data from NREL. The file is supposed to provide solar radiation data of Colorado. However, I have some trouble to select this data in QGIS: In QGIS, I select ...
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How to remove overlapping buffer in QGIS?

I wanna know how to do this in QGIS: I've tried many ways, but still can't find the right solution.
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Why does QGIS's Clipper tell me “Computed -srcwin falls outside raster size” and how do I address it?

I'm trying to clip a heightmap to a small area that I'm interested in. When I attempt to use Raster > Extraction > Clipper I get an error dialog with the message ""Computed -srcwin falls outside ...
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Using QGis for an imaginary plane world

I created an own map for my p&p rpg group and now I want to transfer it into QGis. That's easy to make, but I'd like to have an own CRS for that map but don't know how to use the right proj.4 ...
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howto use MSYS with qgis?

I found a very nice tutorial at: http://sproke.blogspot.com/2012/02/mapping-software-for-84.html, which has some "unix-like scripts", which should be use with qgis. how can I copy and paste these ...
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Highlighting and exporting raster layer based on vector polygon

I am a Quantum GIS beginner. I have a set of adjacent polygons in a vector layer that is overlaid on a raster layer of OS StreetView OpenData. I want to be able to select each of these polygons and ...
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How to determine if feature A and B are located in the same room?

I have created a map using MapWindows like the following: A little explanation here, the is a map of an elderly home. The yellow boxes are room and the white rectangles inside the yellow boxes are ...
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What version of SVG should I be saving my images with for QGIS? Any particular options I should use/avoid?

I have a illustration in Adobe Illustrator that I'm trying to export as an SVG file and add to my map layout using the Print Composer of QGIS 1.7.3. When I add the image, I get strange artifacts that ...
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How to print to a specific scale with QGIS?

How can I print a map with qgis to a specific scale? E.g. I have a map of Austria (projection: albers equal area) and want a printout on paper at 1: 3000000? Thanks Kurt
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How to set up a plugin repository for QGIS?

I am working with python plugins for QGIS.I developed my plugin and created .zip file including my .ui,.py and resources files.In order to incooperate this plugin into QGIS i created .xml file ...
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QGIS users - What plugins do you consider to be essential?

The title says it all - vector, raster, geoprocessing plugins?
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What are data visualization and analyses pros/cons of QGIS over ArcGIS for Desktop?

Many of my colleagues use GIS on a very sporadic basis for simple data visualization and basic analysis (clipping, buffering, etc.) and I am hoping to transition these non-core GIS people to QGIS so ...
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Is there a way to manually place labels in QGIS?

Is there a way to manually place labels in QGIS? I have a map which has almost-duplicate labels in some places (e.g. E 1st St and 1st St) and I'd like to remove some of them. Also, I'd like to move ...
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Automatic script to update selected records in QGIS

I am after some advice on how to produce a script that a user can run in QGIS. The script will be run against newly created feature/s (Point, Line or Polygon) that will perform not only a spatial join ...
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How to change the QGIS help dialog?

I am working with python plugins for QGIS. I am done with my one of my .py file using python 2.5 and pyqt4. It is just help file for QGIS, which i changed. I wanted to incorporate the same in QGIS. I ...
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How do I add (and map) a non-spatial table to QGIS from SQLite?

I have an sqlite file from my Wigle Android app (wiglewifi.sqlite). It's not a spatial file, just tables with lat/lon and other data. I can add spatialite layers just fine, but cannot seem to find a ...
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JOSM vs QGIS/uDIG for road network editing and storage

My application needs to store a road network and provide editing functionality for that network (editing/updating/removing lanes, signs, traffic lights, speed limits info, etc.). I find JOSM tool to ...
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How do PostGIS layers in QGIS work?

I use QGIS 1.4.0 to import a layer which is basically a road network converted from an .osm file to a PostGIS database table by osm2pgrouting. I have skimmed through the documentation, but I am still ...
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Viewing .las format LIDAR data in QGIS?

Is there an easy path to visualizing this LIDAR data? I have QGIS, and some USGS LIDAR data in (.las) format downloaded from http://lidar.cr.usgs.gov/ . This means I have both the (.las) and ...
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A software architecture for viewing/editing roads and routes

I have a routing software module which uses PostGIS/pgRouting to calculate routes. The road network is generated from an .osm file with osm2pgrouting tool. I need to enhance the functionality of the ...
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How to delete multiple selected polygons at once?

I'm new at this, a novice at best. I'm using QGIS 1.7.3. I simply want to select a large number of polygons on screen and hit the delete key to delete them and resave the shapefile. Can this be done?
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How to add Raster legends in QGIS map composer?

Is there a plugin or method to add legends for raster layers (with a custom colourmap) as an item in the print composer?
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Python :ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found

I am working on Python plugins for QGIS. I set my variables as PATH :=C:\OSGeo4W\apps\qgis;%PATH% PYTHONPATH:=C:\OSGeo4W\apps\qgis\python But when I try to run my .py file in IDLE I get an error ...
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QGIS 1.7.3 and pyqt4 version mismatch

I installed QGIS 1.7.3 using OSGeo4W installer.I have python 2.7 and pyqt4-py2.7 installed on my system.My system paths are: ...
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How to merge lines with slightly different endpoints in QGIS?

In QGIS, I have two lines. The endpoints are near each other, but not quite aligned. I'd like to turn the two lines into one, with the two endpoints merged into midpoints. The closest I've been able ...
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Monte Carlo simulation using QGIS and pgRouting on optimal sidewalk construction

I am new to spatial analysis and would appreciate some general direction on a project I am attempting, outlined below (I am starting from scratch). GOAL: To find the best locations to install 2000 ...
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libmysql.dll-procedure entry point error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix QGIS error “Entry Point could not be located”? I am working with qgis,pyqt4 and python2.5. I was getting error qtcore4.dll could not be located.so ...
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How to import selected features from QGIS to PostGIS?

I am trying to import selected features from Quantum GIS to postgresql directly. I do not know how to do it. Actually, my problem is, I have full country road network. But, I need to cut road network ...
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How to fix Qtcore4.dll can't find procedure entry point? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix QGIS error “Entry Point could not be located”? I am working with QGIS, python2.5 and pyqt4 for py2.5. My system variables are as follows: ...
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How to fix for the GDAL clipper tool in QGIS?

I would like to clip a DEM with an admin boundary using qgis, in order to calculate a measure of variation. However, when I use the Raster clipper tools and select mask, I get the error message: "An ...
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Render a raster with hue values in QGIS

I have a single-band raster (a GeoTIFF) with hue values in the band. I'd like to render it, preferably in QGIS but another open-source GIS would be acceptable as well. The saturation and value should ...
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How to reproject from Michigan Georef to WGS84 in QGIS?

I am trying to reproject a michigan state land shapefile which is the NAD83/ Michigan Oblique Mercator EPSG:3078 to the WPG84 EPSG:4326 projection. However when i try to do this my map gets squished ...
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Optimal video cards for GIS programs

I recently purchased a Dell XPS-8300 (i7-2600|16 GB DDR3 RAM|64-bit Windows7) which I intend to use primarily for GIS programs. I bought a refurbished model because it was much cheaper and because I ...
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Is there a way to render lines with a smooth (bezier) curves in QGIS?

I am moving from creating maps with Illustrator to making them with QGIS and actual data. One of the things I haven't been able to re-create in QGIS are the smooth curved lines I can get in ...
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How to only show labels for an arbitrary selection of items?

I'm curious how others go about solving this problem: You've created a map for something with a large number of features that are labeled. The customer/client asks that you only show labels for X, Y ...
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How to use QGIS Time Manager sample data?

I've downloaded the Time Manager plugin for QGIS for Windows, version 1.7.1. I'm not sure whether I should really be asking a question on here, but since there doesn't seem to be an issue tracker on ...
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How to Create Two Color Lines in QGIS?

I've been working on making mountain biking and hiking maps using Illustrator and I am now trying to move to QGIS so there's real GIS data powering the maps, making updating/scaling them easier than ...
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How to create a new layer from overlap between two layers?

I'm new to desktop GIS, and will try to ask while lacking the proper terms from the GIS lingo: If QGIS was like Photoshop I would like to make a selection from one layer, and then match that ...
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Quantum GIS Reproject a projected coordinate system with rotation

I have two shapefiles:- one in WGS84 Z30S and one in a custom, system based, projection. I need to convert the custom projection into WGS84 Z30S. I have a set of parameters including a shift in X and ...
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Does QGIS support MT83F

Does QGIS support NAD83 Montana State Plane Zone, US Foot? I have vector data in a CSV file that I would like to display, but the coordinate system is MT83F. I don't see a matching CRS. Is there a ...
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Quantum GIS Standalone Installer Windows folder

I have a very simple question for you: what is the "Quantum GIS Standalone Installer Windows" folder? Is it, as usual, something like "c:\program files\quantum gis"? I cannot make a test (at this ...
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How to connect lines in a network?

I have a shapefile of lines and another of polygons. When two or more lines intersect a polygon they should be connected (snapped), but sometimes during manual digitization this doesn't occur. I need ...
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Database versus Files for Solo Developer

I'm just getting started in GIS and am interested in using it to create maps of mountain biking trails in my area and nearby. I've been learning QGIS and have made enough progress to generate a decent ...
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Is there any known reason for QGIS recurrently crashing in windows7?

I use (and been a big fan of) QGIS daily for 7 months now, and only recently - past couple weeks - been experiencing problems with QGIS recurrently crashing. This is even more serius cause it happens ...
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QGIS [500]INTERNAL SERVER ERROR

My Name is Daniel and I'm from Indonesia. Short story recently I was learning how to set up qgis server. So here's the trouble I've encountered so far: I was using OSGEO Live 5 Distribution ISO' ...
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Using QGIS with a pre-existing installation of Python 3.2 and matching GDAL

I need to have GDAL/OGR working with Python 3.2 because of another dependency. However, I also want to have QGIS for convenience. However, QGIS - FWTools in particular is built against Python 2.5, ...
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How to refresh QgsMapcanvas?

I am using Qgis 1.7 and I want to refresh the mapcanvas so I am using refresh() function of QgsMapcanvas class and Nothing is happening to the Map Canvas. I am using Python for customizing
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Loading a raster using QGIS into a PostGIS2.0 enabled database

Following on from my attempt to install a postgresql 9.1 db with postgis 2.0 on windows 7, I am trying to figure out how to load a raster. I have successfully loaded a shapefile, and am trying to do ...