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Why does field calculator compute area in square meters?

I am using EPSG:102748, and have set my Settings/Option preferred measurement units to ft. My CRS is NAD_1983_StatePlane_Washington_North_FIPS_4601_Feet, and when I use the measure tool, it returns ...
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How to display features only if labels are displayed?

In my maps there are several point layers, and each layer has a different labelling rule and priority. Sometime the point density is too high and the labelling engine is not displaying some labels, ...
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QGIS algorithms do not work on copies of shapefiles?

I'm using QGIS 2.6.0. I'm trying to run various algorithms such as "SAGA/Shapes-points/remove duplicates" & "SAGA/Shapes-Grid/Add grid values to points" through the sextant toolbox. When I run ...
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QgsRubberBand with holes

I tried to create a QgsRubberBand object with holes, but failed: rb = QgsRubberBand(iface.mapCanvas(),True) geom = QgsGeometry.fromWkt("POLYGON((0 0,4 0,4 3,0 3,0 0),(1 1,3 1,3 2,1 2,1 1))") ...
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Connect to QGIS 2.6 Python Plugin function via button on custom feature form

I am trying to connect to a QGIS 2.6 Python plugin function via a custom feature form button. On my feature form, I'm attempting to do a few things : enable the updateButton only if the ...
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How to calculate areas in raster files

I got three files. The first is a shape file for country boundaries and the second and third are two raster files with the global land covers for 2005 and 2009. I'm thus encharged to calculate the ...
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Create buffer based on polyline without line end caps and without dissolving the created polygons in QGis

I have a projected line layer (Shapefile) in QGIS. For every line segment I want to create a polygon without line end caps. The resulting polygone should not be dissolved to a single one. I tried ...
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SAGA is not working within sextante (QGIS processing installed in Ubuntu)

Recently i decided to start working in Ubuntu (version 14.04). My first step was to add the ubuntugis-unestable repository, and then proceed to install SAGA, GRASS, OTB, QGIS and the bindings between ...
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Merge Raster Layer Specific Order in Graphic Modeler

I'm using the Graphic Modeler/Processing Modeler to automate a process. The last step in this process is Merging three different Raster Layers. I'm using the "Merge Raster Layers" from Saga 2.0.8. ...
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Frontal Detection of sst & Chlorophyll image

I am working on sea surface temperature satellite images and looking for delineating gradients in open source on the basis of temperature. Is there any tool like Cayula and Cornillon front detection ...
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How to install QGIS with ECW support on Mac?

I bought a imac recently and I tried to install qgis: without success! It is not possible to read the raster files. I installed GDAL ECW plugin, but it is necessary to copy and paste another file ...
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Preserve datatypes when using SQLite and QGIS

Following Nathan's SpatiaLite/DBManager solution in this answer, I find that once the layer is loaded from DB Manager into QGIS (2.6.1), any calculated fields are appearing as text values instead of ...
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How to save geopackage gpkg file with QGIS

I read about the new geopackage file which shall have the potential to be the shapefile of the future. But i can't find a way to save a file in QGIS as gpkg. In ArcGIS it might be possible. I would ...
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Why do each of my buffer-polygons have different areas

I`m using Qgis 2.2 and 2.4 and loaded a wms-map using the coordinate system ERTS89 UTM 32N. I set 8 points (all in on shp-fileand in UTM 32N) on various locations on the map. After that i created a ...
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QGIS 2.6 Brighton - Graduated Symbols

I can't get graduated symbols to show in QGIS 2.6. This is what I have done. I have two fields of type integer, saved as a shape file which I have tried to import as a shape file and as a secondary ...
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QGIS isn't displaying dates in the attribute table

I have a QGIS project that links to data in a Postgres database. For some reason, QGIS is not displaying any data in date fields. The date fields appear to be fine in Postgres and I have performed ...
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How to export two related layers to KML with multigeometry using QGIS?

From QGIS, I would like to create a KML file, for GoogleEarth, which contains multigeometry in that KML file. By example: consider two layers in QGIS -- the first layer contains polygons, and the ...
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QGIS Cross Section Profile Distance using Ellipsoid?

I am working with QGIS 1.8 and 2.6 and can't get any of the Cross Section Profile tools to provide the ellipsoid ("proper") distances. All the distances use geographic coordinates which are too ...
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Action: Move pointfeature to other layer - Point becomes Multipoint

I'm trying to write an action that moves a pointfeature from one layer to another. It works fine until i try to save the layer with the new feature on. He says he can't save a MULTIPOINT to a ...
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Editing Cursor for GPS live tracking in QGIS 2.4

I am interested in using QGIS 2.4 for vessel navigation due to its ability to display NOAA vector charts or BSB's as well as user created shapefiles. I currently oversee a project that requires ...
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Generate a series of ellipses on a line

I am trying to create a series of ellipses (mocked up in green below) of defined dimensions along a line. I have got as far as generating regularly spaced points along the line that are attributed ...
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Does QGIS work with Anaconda?

I am trying to get QGIS to work with the Anaconda distribution of Python but I do not know how to get this to work. In one of the answers it was mentioned that QGIS does not work with Anaconda and I ...
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How complete are the Fusion tools in QGIS?

How complete are the Fusion tools in QGIS? I have them installed and (vaguely) working, but there are only about ten of them. Is the idea of having just a few tools available, that one can use ...
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Command line tools to generate elevation profile from DEM + GPX/GeoJSON

I'm looking to generate elevation profiles from a number of GPX traces (which I also have GeoJSON conversions of). I have 20m resolution DEMs of the area, in GeoTIFF format. Ultimately I want to ...
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Problem with print composer when exporting a map with Google Maps Plugin in the background

Whenever I try to export a map with the Google Maps plugin in the background, it exports but just exports to a blank document. When I turn the Plugin off so it is not in the background, it prints ...
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Unable to add shapefiles via drag and drop - QGIS 2.4 OSx

I have a clean install of OSx Yosemite Beta 5, with homebrew install of QGIS 2.4 and all its basic dependencies. -QGIS version 2.4.0-Chugiak -QGIS code revision exported -Compiled against ...
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How to snap and move circles by the center?

I have a point layer, and a polygon layer with buffers of a given radius around each point. I need to move points, and check that each buffer is not above forbidden land/plots. In autocad, you can ...
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Batch export to shapefile by attribute field in QGIS

I have a project in QGIS where I am creating a map of plants over a large area. I want to take the "Genus" field (of which there are 100 hundred values) and essentially create 100 shapefiles based on ...
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QGIS “Fill Ring” tool error on SpatiaLite DB?

I´m try Fill Ring tool on a SpatiaLite DB and I get a error on the Primary Key. The Primary Key is integer auto increment. When I insert the ring and try to save editing I receive error message ...
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Can I export the RGB values from an ArcGIS layer symbology?

I've got a point layer in ArcGIS that has 100 specific color codes based on the name of the store. I'm trying to export the RGB values for these colors (along with the name value it's tied to) so I ...
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Resampling air temperature gridded data to sub-grid resolution

I'd like to obtain a 30-m resolution gridded dataset of air temperature from the ~1km gridded data of WorldClim, of Hijmans et al., 2005) for a mountainous region. The easiest procedure (I thought ...
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Automatic generation of equidistant points inside a polygon in QGIS?

I'm trying to find a way to generate a layer of points inside a given polygon of, for instance, 100 m x 600 m. Every points must be distant from the others and from the polygon borders of (e.g.) at ...
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Overriding the QGIS Feature Dialog

We are developing a QGIS plugin and would like to override the QGIS Feature Edit Form with our own Dialog. Have explored using setEditForm and setEditFormInit, but the init process appears to want to ...
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QGIS - Auto-Update Color-Ramp to Current Display Extent

When displaying raster files in Qgis with the color-ramp stretched to the min/max values of the current display extent, the min/max values don't update automatically when zooming or panning to a new ...
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Is there a limitation on the numbers of layers that can be displayed in QGIS?

I have been looking for an answer to this question for the last several weeks, so hope that someone here has encountered the same issue and has a viable solution to my problem. I am currently using ...
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Create vector grid from canvas using script

I've modified "Hex grid from layer bounds" script to my need. Just added cellsizex and cellsizey. Changed the hexagonal - 3 to "1" to make it as a square grid. Is it possible to include an option to ...
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ISOdata classifier in QGIS?

Is there a function that produces an ISODATA unsupervised classification in QGIS? The only unsupervised classification function I can find is a KMeans.
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Connecting QGIS 2.x to Firebird Database via ODBC?

I tried to connect a Firebird Database in QGIS 2.2 and 2.4 via ODBC to a database and get following error message: Unable to initialize ODBC connection to DSN for SYSDBA/masterkey@Akdees ...
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QGIS 2.4.0 Mac Yosemite compatibility

I just upgraded to the Beta 2 version of MacOS 10.10 ("Yosemite"). I'm getting an error when I try to "drag and drop" shape files into QGIS. I'm running QGIS 2.4.0, GDAL 1.11, and MATPLOTLIB 1.3.1. ...
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How to calculate percentages using QGIS field calculator expression?

I am new to QGIS. I am wanting to calculate a field using other fields and some operators. Here is my expression: case When "RVM_CAT" = 'B' OR "RVM_CAT" = 'C' Then ("PC1" /100) * "RE_ha" When ...
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Startup python script to re-join layers

In QGIS 2.2, there is a bug which involves using the JOINS properties on a vector layer (that is already being joined with several other vector layers) whereby the attributes are not fully loaded. ...
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Creating one DEM from multiple ASC files

I am struggling with this several days and now its time to ask how to do it in QGIS. I have very detailed 27 ASC grid files with overall size of 9 GB created from 1m contours of large area (600 m2). ...
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Option for 360 degree movie embedded in Open Source GIS software?

Is there any Open Source GIS software available to embed 360 degree movies with the map? For a COTS example, there is the Active Link Vision (ALV) extension for ArcGIS from IWANE.
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IS it possible to run GRASS commands in the QGIS graphical modeler?

I have a geoalgorithm set up in the graphical modeler and everything runs except for the GRASS commands. It is really frustrating because when I execute these commands on their own they work just fine ...
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QGIS API - Print Composer Template produces empty map?

I have a print composer template which I'm trying to populate with different subset queries from a CSV-derived vector layer using the Python API. However, all the output PDFs contain everything except ...
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access point layer representation in qgis with pyqgis

I am exporting the style of a categorized point layer with qgis: unfortunately my code only extract the size of the symbol in the definition of the properties of the layer but not the ...
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How to export data from sql server into shapefile in the decimal format in QGIS 2.4?

The last couple of days, I have been working on exporting data from SQL to a shapefile in QGIS 2.4. While converting into a shapefile, the data type changes automatically from Float to Integer in the ...
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Looking for a QGIS solution to make aerial imagery ArcSDE compatiable

Would like to avoid having to use 3d Analyst and use free raster tools in QGIS or elsewhere to make aerial rasters ArcSDE compatible. This 18 page work flow is what I am trying to use. Any suggestions ...
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Why does multi-threaded rendering not use all the CPU potential in QGIS 2.4?

I have just downloaded QGIS 2.4 which is great and ran some tests. I have enabled the multi-threaded rendering but it seems that the program do not use all the potential of my CPU. Attached pic shows ...
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How to find the minimum number of inspection points?

I am working on a pipeline inspection project and there is a high liklihood that some inspection tool deployment/retrival station will need to be installed on the pipe network. the problem is ...