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How to get WMS layer title instead of the layer name in QGIS?

When I connect to a WMS service in QGIS, the name displayed in the layers panel is the layer name. Can I configure QGIS to always display the layer title for WMS layers and fallback on the name if ...
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How can I merge/collapse nearby and parallel road lines (eg. a dual-carriageway) into one single line?

I have a shapefile from OSM which contains all the roads within a city. Larger roads (like dual-carriageways) seem to have 2 parallel lines. I'd like to collapse / combine those into 1 line so I can ...
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The “Add delimited text layer” button does not show (QGIS 1.8.0)

I want to create a point map layer on the basis of an CSV file with XY data, with the "Add Delimited Text Layer" button. However, this button does not show. Also, it is not possible to add an Excel ...
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How to fix AttributeError: 'QgsVectorLayer' object has no attribute 'provider'?

When I try to start this algorithm I get an error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:/Users/trdina/.qgis//python/plugins\sextante\core\GeoAlgorithm.py", line 145, in execute ...
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ecw on windows 7 qgis 1.8 [duplicate]

I used 1.7.4 qgis release on Windows 7, by which it was possible to manage ECWfiles; after passing to 1.8 release, I couldn't deal with an ECW file: it tells me that .ecw is not a supported kind of ...
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Can a Print Composer be “dynamic”?

Is it possible to create a Print Composer; then later, after altering the map that it is based on, go back to that print composer and have it show the altered map? In other words, I want to retain the ...
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Why are edits in shapefile table not saved?

I have created a shapefile (point data) and wish to change some parameters in the files table data. I can edit the data and see the coresponding change in my my symbology. However, when I save the ...
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QQIS composer: Using bold and normal text styling in a label at the same time?

I am writing text explanations for map symbols and need to write three lines for each symbol - basically explaining the same thing in three different languages. I'd like to bold the main language - ...
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Reclassification of environmental values

I've started to use Qgis recently. I have a logical question. I'm trying to reclassify a raster. The values in the raster are depths, obtained by an interpolation. The original depth values (of the ...
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QGIS QgsOgrProvider library

I asked a question here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14790463/qgis-copy-layer-in-c-plugin and I was suggested to find the library which provides QgsOgrProvider::createEmptyLayer() function. Can ...
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How to compile QGIS from source with custom pyspatialite 4.0.0?

I have turned WITH_PYSPATIALITE ON, but I have a custom build of SpatiaLite (4.0.0), not the packaged version, so I set WITH_INTERNAL_SPATIALITE to OFF. How do I tell QGIS to configure PYSPATIALITE ...
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Why don't some layers line up afer converting Mapinfo TAB to Shapefile?

I have 6 MapInfo layers / TAB files which I need to convert to ESRI ShapeFiles, preferably using QGIS. When a colleague opens these in MapInfo 10, they all look fine and line up correctly. When I open ...
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How to read the area column in QGIS?

I have few problems understanding how units are managed in QGIS. According to the area column I created for a shapefile, the area of a shape is 0.7727... I just checked on Wikipedia and indeed the ...
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Hydro-Enforced/surface constraint DEM Creation using GRASS/QGIS

I am wondering if there is a way to create a hydro-breakline enforced DEM by means of any open source solution? I am able to create a DEM from Lidar data using GRASS, but would like to enforce some ...
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How to link dataframes in ArcGIS or QGIS?

The below image shows a layout in ArcGIS 10.1 with four dataframes. Each dataframe is of the same geographic area, although they are different images. For example, the top left image is a 1989 DOQ, ...
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QGIS “Coordinate capture” plugin - how to turn it on?

I have enabled the Coordinate Capture plugin via the Plugins menu. But I cannot seem to "turn on" or activate the plugin and get it running. How do I do that?
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Is it possible to convert data from WGS84 to Bessel1841?

When we convert data from bessel1841 to WGS84, parameter setting must be used because it is impossible automatic convert on QGIS. Reference: Converting shp file from bessel1841 to WGS84 Is it ...
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Is it possible to download GPX another coordinate system except WGS(GCS) with GPS Tool on QGIS1.8.0?

I got GPS data with using bessel1841 as coordinate system. When I download GPX data on GPS tool, it is automatically treated as WGS84. Can I use another coordinate system when I download GPX on GPS ...
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Rendering a QGIS WMS layer in Firefox hogs the machine

I am less than a novice beginner on GIS Systems and am groping for answers. I followed instructions for WIN 7 Install at both ...
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How to install SciPy for QGIS Standalone [closed]

A number of QGIS plugins require the Python package SciPy to be installed. This package is available using the OSGeo4W package based installer or precompiled for Windows, but is not provided as part ...
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New Install Quantum GIS - .ind and .idm files not valid [closed]

I downloaded and installed the Windows version of Quantum GIS to view Pinellas County data. I can add the .shp, .shx, and .dbf layers, however do not see any data showing as far as road names, etc. I ...
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How to inspect consistency with two polygon which have to be the same position on QGIS1.8.0

There are two polygons which have the common line and point in some parts. These line and point should be the same position. I want to know how to inspect these condition on QGIS1.8.0. Thank you in ...
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How to set tolerance value of Geoprocessing tool in QGIS?

Is it possible to set tolerance value of geoprocessing tool on QGIS. History is below. There are two polygon which have to be the same position. so, I set topological rule "A must covered by B" on ...
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How to delete row from attribute table on QGIS1.8.0

Is it possible to delete row from attribute table!? I can delete from selecting feature. I encountered invisible polygon. I could not select feature. Thus, I would like to know how to delete from ...
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How do you use 'reclass' in GRASS?

It could be user error, but for some reason, the reclass tool is just hanging and hanging... QGIS 1.8 Compiled against GDAL/OGR 1.9.2 Ubuntu 12.04.1 Running the tool from the Sextante toolbox Input ...
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Sextante (SAGA) “Normalisation” problem

I don't understand the SAGA-module "NORMALISATION". In SAGA Gis I just can define one MIN and one MAX value. In QGis I have to define 2 of both. How to handle that exactly?
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Where to find QGIS API documentation?

Where to find QGIS API documentation? Can someone please share a QGIS API documentation link, i couldn't find it anywhere on the site. please help thanks
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Export GPS file in Lambert 93 for Illustrator manipulation

In Illustrator, i use some french IGN maps (1/50 000 scale) Lambert 93. I want to put on some GPX files to the right position for sure. I use QGIS to import the GPX file, i modify the reference to ...
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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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Projecting shp from GK3 to UTM32 with BeTa2007

I've experimented with projections of shapes, used the official provided grid beta2007 for germany and noticed differences between transforming by double exporting over custom CRS in QGIS and ...
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Why aren't all Shapefile vector features displayed correctly?

I am a new user of QGIS 1.8.0. I do not display correctly SHP layer. When I want zooming layer so that half of the layer is outside the map window - display layer disappears. In the settings I can not ...
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Does anyone have a shapely install for python “dummies” guide?

I have read both questions in regard to installing shapely on a Mac (OS Mountain Lion) and haven't been able to figure it out. I'm not familiar with python syntax and am just trying to get shapely ...
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Calculate Point Angle in QGIS

I was wondering if there is a plugin, or a field calculation in QGIS to calculate a points rotation angle. ETGeoWizards has a tool that allows you to calculate a point layer rotation angle from a ...
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How to add ocean_basemap in QGIS ?

Has anyone added the Ocean Base map to QGIS? I was able to add the Open Layers plugin and get the "land" basemap (among others), but not the ocean. Thanks, Mike
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Merging adjacent polygons in shapefile that has been split at tile boundaries?

I'm currently using building data from the Ordnance Survey Vectormap District and I've noticed that a lot of building polygons are split in 2 because of the way the OS split up the shapefile. This is ...
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ESRI State Plane Coordinates as EPSG

I am working with some State Plane projections from Colorado. I have looked them up on spatialreference.org and they are the following: ESRI:102254: NAD 1983 HARN StatePlane Colorado Central FIPS ...
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Combining UK OS Historic Digimap Tiles

I'm assisting a retired user in combining a large number of raster tiles downloaded from Historic Digimap http://edina.ac.uk/digimap/description/historic_overview.shtml into one project in qgis. I'd ...
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How to reproject base layers in QGIS once open layers are removed?

I recently discovered the wonders of the osm maps. however now all my projects have all gone curved. is there a way to go back to how they were set originally. opposite to this question: How to ...
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How to create something similar to GDB in QGIS?

I used to work with ArcGIS. There I had geodatabases in which I could store several shapefiles with defined layer styles. Is there a way to do something similar with QGIS? The background is: we are ...
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Using QGIS with EPSG:404000

I'm using QGIS with a flat-world approximation dataset and for my specific use, geometric coordinates on a 1 unit = 1 metre scale are perfect. Unfortunately, QGIS doesn't have EPSG:404000 built-in, ...
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Looking for a QGIS Architecture Diagram

I would like to know the architecture of QGIS: relationships between QGIS and other open sources, and what elements are implemented in the QGIS. Usually, There is a diagram showing the architecture ...
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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 create a colormap where colors diverge at value 0 in QGIS?

I calculated a raster as difference of two other rasters. Now I want to create a colormap where one colour represents negative values and one colour positive ones. The two colours should become ...
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find polygon corner coordinates

I am trying to get the coordinates of each node of the polygon I create. I would like the attribute table to display the name of the polygon (ex. address) and then the coordinates of the nodes (ex. ...
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Desktop client symbolozing a WMS layer by sending SLD to the WMS server?

Objective is simple: finding 'desktop software' (such as ArcGIS, QGIS, etc) that can load a WMS layer, and then send its own SLD to apply to the WMS server in order to get the WMS layer back with the ...
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Problem connecting to localhost PostGIS

When I try to connect to a small localhost PostGIS database using QGIS, I get the error message: FATAL: no pg_hba.conf for host "fe80::4528:3236:418a9e7b%10" user "postgres", database "nyc", SSL off ...
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importing data (weighted average) from a shapefile from another shapefile

I am new to GIS and hope this is not too basic. I am using QGIS. Say I have two shapefiles: SHP1, with attributes allocated to municipalities, and another shapefile I built from a wkt file, SHP2, ...
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DXF created by QGIS crashes Autocad [duplicate]

This is slightly complicated. I have a dxf created by autocad which seems to have been corrupted. It will not open in AutoCAD. However, it opens in QGIS. I tried selecting the file in QGIS and ...
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Can I create a TIN from contours lines (shp) in QGIS?

I need to do a slope analysis, and would like to make a TIN from 2m contours lines. Or do a slope analysis directly from contours? The only DEM available is not precise enough. I do not have any ...
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QGIS - Add a combobox to a toolbar

Is there a way to add a combobox to a toolbar for QGIS? So far I can only find examples that add buttons. I found this tutorial which seems to explain how to do this with general PyQT but haven't had ...