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How to convert a vector layer to raster?

In qgis in the raster menu there is an item "convert vector to raster". This behaves strangely - I do not understand how it is supposed to work. I can select a vector file, an attribute and an ...
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QGIS display does not reflect projection

I have slight experience with ArcGIS, but am new to QGIS. I'm trying to set the projection of my map, and I understand that this is done by altering the CRS (coordinate reference system) of each ...
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How to display both scalebar in kilometers and grid in lat/long degrees in Quantum GIS 1.8 Composer?

Also, how to display both scalebar in kilometers and both lat/long degrees and northings/eastings in QGIS 1.8 Composer? Layer is projected to UTM. Thank you.
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How to evaluate raster calculator expressions from the console?

How can I execute from the console an expression that should be used with the raster calculator? I'm searching for something like this: qgis.someRasterCalcClass.evaluate("boh@1 + boh@2", ...
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How do I calculate the latitude and longitude of points using QGIS?

I'm trying to figure out how to calculate the lat/long of points using the QGIS field calculator. Is there an easy way to do this? I saw a previous related question, but it deals with a more advanced ...
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How can I calculate the average width of a polygon?

I'm interested in examining the average width of a polygon that represents the road surface. I also have the road centerline as a vector (which is sometimes not exactly in the center). In this example ...
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Visualising WKT geometry string in QGIS

A very simple question: Is there a simple tool in QGIS to graphically visualise geometry formatted as text? Example geometry: "POLYGON((571178 6337246,571178 6402217,598061 6402217,598061 ...
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Visual Impact Assessment in QGIS or GRASS

Is it possible using QGIS or GRASS to perform a Zone of Visual Impact assessment? E.g. where can a 100m high structure be seen at a viewing height of 1.8m within 30km, taking into account elevation ...
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How to join attributes from nearest point in QGIS?

I have two layers with points, call them A and B, each with different attributes. For each point in A I want to join all the attributes from the nearest point in B. Ideally this would also include ...
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How to draw perpendicular lines in QGIS?

I have a situation like this: What I need to do is to connect each point to every line that is at most, let's say 200 m, away from the point. In other words, I need to draw a perpendicular line ...
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Is there are QGIS plugin to allow the 3d visualisation of geological borehole data similar to the functionality of Target for ArcGIS?

I'm very new to QGIS, I have started using it as my new company is not willing to pay for ArcGIS and Target at this stage so I'm hoping QGIS can substitute not just in the interim but for good. What ...
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How to create polygons with straight lines and right angles in QGIS?

I am running QGIS 1.7.0 on Mac OS X 10.6.8. When creating a polygon, how do I do it so that the lines are straight (90, 0 degrees, etc.) and when I create corners they can be right angles? For ...
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Is it possible to make a DEM from contours in QGIS?

Is it possible to make a DEM from contours in QGIS? I have a shp file (contours) and their heights, can I use QGIS for produce a DEM without using GRASS? I find this creating a dem from contours but ...
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How to fill gaps in SLC-Off Landsat 7 ETM+ Images with QGIS?

Explanation of the problem: On 31 May 2003 the Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper (ETM+) sensor had a failure of the Scan Line Corrector (SLC). Since that time all Landsat ETM+ images have had ...
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How do I create point features with exact (manually entered) coordinates?

How do I create point features with exact (manually entered) coordinates i Quantum GIS (QGIS)? I get precise gps coordinates from a survey team which I need to add to a point layer. What I want: -Add ...
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Can QGIS open KMZ files?

I know I can add KML files once I have unzipped the KMZ files, but is there a way to open KMZ files directly? When I try to open a kmz file on QGIS 1.8.0 on Windows XP, through the all files filter, ...
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How to get FGDB support in GDAL 1.9 without compiling?

I was hoping that I could use the 'master' (nightly-build) version of QGIS to get fgdb support without compiliing (I'm not a developer and frankly have wasted days of productive time trying to get ...
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Are there any tools / plugins to develop mapbooks using QGIS?

Are there any tools / plugins to develop mapbooks using QGIS?
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Batch Dissolve Polygons based on Attributes in QGIS or FWTools

I was wondering if anyone can help with batching a dissolve. I have a few hundred polygon shapefiles that I want to dissolve based on an attribute. I would like to do this in QGIS or FWTools. Any ...
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How to merge multiple layers to one layer?

I've imported several shapefiles which where exported from an Mapinfo .tab. Several tab files are imported resulting in 20+ layers. Afterwards I want to export it to geoJSON; but I'm reluctant for ...
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Is it possible to create Thiessen polygons around nodes in QGIS?

Is it possible to create Thiessen polygons around nodes in QGIS? e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voronoi_diagram
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How to create a style file for QGIS from a plain text file?

Using QGIS 1.7. I have a plain text file, which lists 115 rgb values against a map code for a geological map. Viz.: $ head gsv1Msymbology.txt MAPCODE RED GREEN BLUE Oc 143 255 255 WAT 255 255 255 ...
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How to generate a DEM from a contour Shapefile?

I want to create a DEM from depth contours (shapefile) in QGIS. I've been trying to work out how to do this based on this previous question, notably from this link from that page, however I'm stuck, ...
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How do I find vector line bearing in QGIS or GRASS?

How can one extract the bearings from a set of lines in a vector file? I'm trying to find the bearings of several straight vector line segments (simplified contour lines, actually) and can't figure ...
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Get a pixel value

How can i do this operation: I want to get a pixel value fro the satellite image (Landat, GeoTIFF, 7 bands) using qgis-python. What operators should i use? (for example in qgis's Python Console) ...
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Can QGIS preserve layers when exporting to PDF?

In ArcMap, when you export data to PDF it preserves the layering within the PDF so that you can turn on/off individual map layers (within the PDF itself). When I export from QGIS to PDF, I don't ...
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How to determine the centroid of polygons?

I have a polygon vector and I want to quickly attain the centroid of this polygon for insertion in a text document. I am working with QGIS. I searched through other questions and although some are ...
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Where are the Expression-based Labeling options in QGIS?

I have imported a layer into my map to show the location of towns/cities. However I had to set graduated styling so that only cities over a certain population show. I now want to label the ones that ...
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How to move labels in QGIS?

I'm trying to manually move labels but having some trouble. I'm trying to move the labels while in edit mode. I've added fields for x coordinate (all null), y coordinate (all null), rotation (all =0), ...
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How do I clip OSM basemap with a polygon?

I've created a map in qgis 2.0. The map uses the OpenLayers plug-in to add the OSM layer as a basemap. I would like to restrict the basemap to be visible only inside a given polygon defined in a ...
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Identify Polygons on raster image

I have OS street view mapping as raster images. Is it possible (without the obvious of tracing each dwelling) to identify all polygons on each tile. To clarify, My ultimate aim is to produce a ...
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Quantum GIS and ECW images?

How might I enable Quantum GIS to read ECW imagery? At the moment I'm mostly concerned about this on Ubuntu 10.4 amd64, but I also use WinXP & Win7.
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Setting rendering order of line layers in QGIS

I have a dataset where different road types are in separate layers, i.e. motorways, primary roads and secondary roads. In turn, each layer is subdivided by embedded codes into different sub-types - 4 ...
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Which hardware configuration is necessary for QGIS?

What kind of hardware is necessary to run QGIS on Win XP? Closely related: Specifications for GIS desktop hardware
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Calculating distance to points in QGIS

Is there a way of calculating the distance to the nearest points in QGIS? In ArcGIS there is a function called Euclidean Distance, which can take an input vector or raster, and generate a raster of ...
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How to fix Runtime Error R6034: An application has made an attempt to load th C runtime library incorrectly?

I just downloaded QGIS 2.0 and everytime I open it I get this error message window popping up: Does anyone know what this means or how I might be able to fix it? Thanks!
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QGIS 2.0.1 Runtime error and crash at Add Delimited Text Layer plugin

I just installed Dufour on my Windows 7 Lenovo ThinkCentre desktop. When I open 2.0.1 I get this error window: And when I try to add the 'Add Delimited Text Layer' plugin I get this message: ...
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How to install shapely for python 2.6 (Mac) NOT 2.7?

I'm trying to use Polygonizer plugin inside QGIS, but it needs Shapely to work. I've installed Shapely (pip install Shapely) but that's for python 2.7. QGIS works with python 2.6 (on Snow Leopard) and ...
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How to style a layer from console?

I am new to the QGIS python console. I am trying to load a raster layer from the console, set the crs and a specific style from a qml file. layerPath = os.path.join(raster_dir,raster_name) fileInfo = ...
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Data-defined Styles in QGIS

I have downloaded a shapefile of bedrock geology. I need it to be displayed as it should be with the style applied. The supplier will no give me a qml. but i have noticed in the .dbf file the Cyan ...
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Delineate polygonal catchment areas from a raster using open-source GIS

I'm 90% sure this basic question has been asked before but looking through the other posts I simply do not see a useful answer. I need to calculate polygonal(vector) catchment areas from a raster ...
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QGIS and gvSIG comparison

Many debutant GIS users are asking me which one is better QGIS or gvSIG. Since I use Qgis and I don't have any experience in gvSIG, I aways say that both are very nice softwares and the chose is a ...
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How to style beautiful road maps with QGIS?

I am trying to design a beautiful map using Qgis. As I'm a software developer not a designer, I was hoping that this will be easy, but it isn't! There is a similar question here Qgis tutorials and ...
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How to identify clusters in vector point data?

I have a vector dataset of rural broadband data-points (how fast, etc.) and I'd like to explore if there are clusters of points with similar characteristics, and to plot polygons encompassing them. ...
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Is there any model builder in QGIS or other open source GIS?

Like the model builder in ArcGIS Desktop to run simultaneous geoprocessing tools, is there any model builder available in QGIS or an open source GIS software.
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How to calculate Network Service Areas in QGIS?

Is there any way in QGIS to apply service area buffers e.g if I have a point on a map I wish to show the service coverage of 1 mile, 2 mile, 3 mile, breaks using the road network?
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How to install QGIS on Ubuntu 12.04?

Has anyone had any luck with getting QGIS working on Ubuntu 12.04? I have tried the stable and unstable versions and with not luck. I also get the following: "Some packages could not be installed. ...
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A SQL console in QGIS

I know QGIS comes with its field calculator, which is not bad. It also comes with ftools which permits several operations on geometry and attributes. But we often need more control and I haven't seen ...
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How do I build a custom form for entering attributes in QGIS

I've done this many times in ArcGIS and ArcPad but I don't even know where to start building a custom form for data entry in QGIS. I would like to do this for field operations--QGIS would make a good ...
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How to add labels outside of features?

I'm trying to achieve this kind of labeling using QGIS. Apparently, it doesn't seem to be easily supported. Would you have an idea for a workaround ? I managed to have circled text using ...