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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 move vectors to specified coordinates in QGIS?

I have a layer of vectors located around, say, (100, 100), and I want to move them to new coordinate like (1000, 1000). How should I do it? Preferably using QGIS.
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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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Adding Layerfiles (.lyr) to QGIS?

At college we use ArcGIS Desktop 10, but that does not function on my Mac so I have QGIS there instead. I want to do my exercises with QGIS, but we use .lyr files with ArcGIS Desktop, and they are ...
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QGIS calculate distance of point along a line

I have a polyline (movement path) and points recorded along the line. I would like to calculate for each point the distance along the line in Quantum GIS. I hope for a result which will add a new ...
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QGIS won't read table columns in CSV import on Mac OS

I am trying to import a CSV file into QGIS, but it ends up looking like my print screen below (program is in Swedish but in the preview window you can see how QGIS won't read my data correctly). I ...
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great circles in QGIS and export in 3857 webmap

My plan is to visualize great circles in a leaflet webmap. So coming from this great postgis article and R version I thought it would work like this in QGIS: create line from two points, store ...
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How to horizontally align irregularly shaped point symbol to vector layer in QGIS?

Fairly new to QGIS and searching a method to graphically align my point symbols in the direction of the vector. The symbol represents a water valve in an irregular shape in close proximity to a vector ...
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Workflow for creating line features between two coordinate pairs in QGIS

I have a table of stream reaches with xy coordinates for their respective tops and bottoms. I'd like to convert the table to a feature, using the xy coordinates as the endpoints of the line. Any ...
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How to activate GRASS GIS 7 plugin in QGIS 2.8?

Apparently, my linux ubuntu setup of QGIS doesn't contain grass gis, although when I initially installed it last week I added grass gis to the command line. Anyway, I typed in once again and installed ...
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Converting/using ArcGIS *.style file for/in QGIS (QML or SLD)?

I have downloaded a dataset from a government organisation. it comes with a .style file. I use QGIS 1.8 on windows 7. Is there a way to use the .style file as a qml or sld? I have tried simply ...
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Clip raster layer with *raster* mask layer in QGIS

Given two input layers 1. The clip layer - an arbitrary layer (though in my case it's a float 1 band geotiff) 2. The mask layer - a paletted raster in which every pixel is either NO DATA or a single ...
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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 change null values raster values to 0 in QGIS?

I need help... I'm having problems with QGIS. I have some rasters that appear to have null values, even though I reclassified them to obtain a boolean raster :( How can I change the NULL values to 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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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 can I modify the width and the precision of my database?

I have a database in txt format made of several columns of real numbers. Two column are integer, 17 are real (rounded to the first decimal) and 17 are real rounded to the second decimal. If I import ...
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Total of attribute field of point layer per polygon layer

I have a polygon shapefile of many lakes, I also have a point shapefile of locations on those lakes where fish were caught. The point shapefile contains the attributes: Fisherman_iD, Fish_Caught, ...
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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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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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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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Using scale bar units in QGIS composer?

I am using the scale bar of the QGIS composer (ver 1.8) and I don't understand how the whole thing works. Where can I set the units properly? The layers have idential CRS (WGS84), the settings for ...
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Import MySQL Spatial vector layer in QGIS

I have a spatial table called 'places' in MySQL, with a spatial column 'pt' (point). I tried to import it in QGIS and no points appear. I created a view 'places_as_text' which reproduces the table but ...
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How to go with…somewhat complex geological maps in QGIS?

Just a follow-up to this question QGIS: Line to polygon conversion. Not sure do i have to continue there itself... We are currently digitizing a geological map...which has 36 features in total. Some ...
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Identifying clusters in vector point data using QGIS?

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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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 ...
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How to place elevation numbers on contours with uphill orientation and position?

I want to orient my elevation labels uphill. Is that possible? I'm currently using the labeling tool from QGIS (not that one in layer settings). I want the labels curved and uphill oriented (and I ...
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Feature comparison between QGIS and ArcGIS for Desktop [closed]

I am learning to use QGIS and ArcGIS for Desktop but I cannot find the differences between them. What are the differences between the capabilities of QGIS and ArcGIS for Desktop?
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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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How to quickly calculate bounding box coordinates of a selected polygon with qgis

I just manually (and somewhat inaccurately I'm sure) retrieved the bounding box coordinates for a county polygon, which is a selection from a larger layer of county shapes. I'd like to be able to use ...
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3D visualisation with open source GIS software [closed]

I'm searching for QGIS (or other open source GIS software) tools that can analyse XYZ data. Also I'm interested to hear about if anyone have migrated to non commercial software regarding geological ...
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Is there a SVG symbol library for qgis?

Im currently using default simple symbol capabilities or dingbat fonts for point objects. Is there maybe a SVG symbol library for qgis that is a bit more extensive than that which is included? I've ...
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What are valid values for “data defined” labeling settings?

I'm using QGIS 1.8. I'd like to customize label features on an existing shapefile using the new label engine and it's "data defined settings" option. I'd like to know what the attribute table field ...
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QGIS on Mavericks

I have been trying to install QGIS on Mavericks and I have failed. Prior to installing QGIS, I installed GDAL using homebrew. I also installed Numpy, SciPy and pyqt using the detailed instructions ...
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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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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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How to add a legend to a canvas in a standalone PyQGIS application?

I am trying to develop a standalone PyQGIS application. The map display does not pose any problems, but I do not know how to add a legend to the canvas.
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How to call the interpolation plugin from the python console?

I would like to call the QGIS interpolation plugin function (TIN method) (Raster->Interpolate) from python console. I can't find the corresponding function within QGIS API or within the ...
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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 to define layer's CRS and avoid the CRS dialog in PyQGIS?

There is an existing Shapefile, which I want to add. At the moment my code looks like: self.iface.addVectorLayer(self.shpFilePath, "Track", "ogr") It works fine, but i want to define the crs ...
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Alternative to OpenLayers plugin for QGIS?

Are there any alternatives to OpenLayers plugin to have Google / Bing maps for QGIS projects? I need an high quality cartography (both aerial and street view) but OpenLayer plugin do not allow to ...
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How to symbolize features with NULL values in graduated symbology?

I have a polygon feature dataset, and an attribute from a different table that I join (one-to-one) within QGIS in order to symbolise the attributes as a choropleth map. However, not all polygon fields ...
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How to install QGIS on Centos 6?

I'm new on this; I really tried a lot before ask.. but nothing works. I did all that the qgis page says. Install ELGIS. after that i investigate and tried diferents comands.. but nothing works..the ...
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How to produce multiple maps with same layout for different layers' extents?

I have an area which is divided into several zones the borders of which I have defined as separate layers. The layers are defined by sql queries on a postgis table of line segments joined with a ...
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Is it possible to connect to ArcSDE using QGIS?

Is anyone aware of any plugins, or any other way to connect and view data from an ArcSDE database in QGIS desktop?
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Running QGis from flash drive

How can I setup a portable QGis to run from a flash drive / USB-Stick? In the userguide for QGis 1.7 Wroclaw there is only mentioned the option of "--configpath". But to me it is not clear how to deal ...
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How to enable projection transformation in QGIS

My QGIS project has two layers, one layer is retrieved by Google layer plugin which fetches the static Google map image whose CRS is +proj=merc +lon_0=0 +lat_ts=0 +x_0=0 +y_0=0 +a=6378137 +b=6378137 ...
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Checking if polygon fits inside another polygon using ArcGIS or QGIS?

How do I check if one polygon fits inside another polygon? Furthermore how do I automatically check if one polygon fits in other polygons of my shapefile? I have a shapefile with thousands of ...
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Measuring the distance between lines and points in QGIS

Using QGIS - I have a vector of fault lines. I have point data in the form of a csv which I have also loaded into QGIS. I need to know how far each point is from the nearest fault line then enter ...