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Help choosing an appropriate GIS solution for the following question [closed]

I am currently researching for an appropriate GIS solution. My requirements are pretty simple: Ability to create circles, symbols or diagrams with transparancy tied to their geographical location ...
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Adding shapefile elevation data to dted

I am a newbie to QGIS. Currently trying to augment a dted raster value file with vector shapefile(polygon) containing height of buildings. Have converted the shapefile into raster via rasterize ...
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svg export not keeping line widths

I just upgraded to 2.4 I have noticed that when I export as an svg, for opening in illustrator, the line/pen/border widths are coming out all different. For example a line width of 0.25 in QGIS is ...
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How to save and load vector layer attribute value map, editable state in .qml style file?

I just upgraded to Qgis 2.4 and there were problems with style file: When I load style file for Qgis <= 2.2, the color of features is right but when I edit them, the value map (value - ...
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Error using 'Join attributes by location' via Python

Trying to run a simple script using qgis:joinbylocation but getting either errors or it's not processing correctly. I don't want to take a summary of the attributes, just the attributes of the first ...
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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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QGIS Init script: How to get active layer and GID of edited object?

I would like to ask, how to get the GID (from Postgresql+Postgis) and active layer of edited object in QGIS Init script (Python)? Code Layer=qgis.utils.iface.activeLayer() works in QGIS console, but ...
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How to use values such as 2014-03-31T15:00:33.000Z in QGIS Time Manager?

I´m trying to use the QGIS Time Manager plugin but I have a problem with my attribute columns. Time Manager supports %Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S format but my dataset uses the following format in the timestamp ...
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Standalone QGIS application - handling QgsVectorLayer load errors

I am creating an application with QGIS libraries, and in the event that the app can't add a specified layer (e.g. no connection to host, no password specified etc), it causes the app to crash, ...
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Low quality legend in QGIS [duplicate]

I am sorry to repeat a question already asked by someone else, but it has not been answered yet. When I create a map in QGIS the legend symbols for some reasons have a very bad resolution and are not ...
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Calculating the fractal dimension of a line segment

I have a shp file with hundreds of features that represent clipped segments of coastline. Each segment is made up of many vertices (dozens, perhaps even hundreds). (FYI, the segments were created by ...
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makefile generated using QGIS Plugin builder cannot find pyuic4

I have QGIS 2.4 installed using the OSGeo4W installer. I have the bin folder in my path and I can run pyuic4 successfully on the command line using osgeo4w.bat, but when I try to run the makefile ...
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Replacing PyQt4 with PySide with standalone QGIS

I would like to develop an application using the QGIS libraries and PySide instead of PyQt4 due to more flexible licencing, I wonder if this is possible. I downloaded PySide and replaced my ...
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How to install QGIS 2.2 instead of 2.4 to get a working OpenLayers plugin again?

I use ubuntu . I don't know how to return installed qgis 2.2 I try uninstall qgis 2.4 and try find how to install old version qgis 2.2 Please .. tell me how to install old version qgis 2.2 for ubunut ...
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QGIS --> ArcGIS server by WMS? [duplicate]

I have found this post: Quantum GIS ->ArcGIS Server configuration possible? My question is more specific >> Can I publish feature layers to ArcGIS server from QGIS using WMS?
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How to install pgRouting in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to install pgRouting in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I added the respective repository (https://launchpad.net/~georepublic/+archive/pgrouting-unstable?field.series_filter=trusty) but failed to install the ...
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How to install PostGIS Manager and RT Sql Layer plugins in QGIS 2.4?

This might be a rather simple question, but both plugins are not visible in my QGIS menu. I'm running 2.4 on Ubuntu 14.04. Thanks for every piece of advice.
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tilestache wms layer in qgis and open layer rendered layer

I have setup tilestache and styled a map for using mapnik xml and I can call on the url in a web browser, how can I call the url for a wms layer in QGIS or is there a way to view mapnik xml in qgis. I ...
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How to interact with other layers in a QGis Python init function?

I am using QGis and making a Python script that sets the Python Init function to a custom UI file. I have a function with the following signature: def formOpen(dialog, layer, feature): ... I ...
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Error when providing “Python init function” from Python script in QGis

Problem I am using QGis and Python scripting to programmatically set a layer's edit form and "Python init function". It appears that the Python init function is called correctly in one situation ...
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QGIS view bounding box on Add vector layer GeoGSON protocol?

Our server can serve GeoJSON with an optional bounding box HTTP parameter. e.g. http://our_gis_server.org.au/layername?bbox=xmin,ymin,xmax,ymax In QGIS I can add this vector layer as a Protocol and ...
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Is it possible to rotate the *canvas* in QGIS

Can the canvas be rotated so north is pointing in some other direction than defined by the projection? This question answers with respect to the composer, but not the canvas. There is a related 5 year ...
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How to determine which polygons, if any, points fall within?

I am a amateur at GIS and need some help. I have a group of shapefiles of various areas and an Excel spreadsheet of addresses I have geocoded to points. I want to determine whether each point falls ...
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pyQGIS (Spatial Join): Sum features of attribute from point layer and join with vector layer

I am new to Python and QGIS. I have avoided asking questions up to now. But by now I have developed a reasonable idea of where i want to go so and where I am stuck. So, I have decided to ask but sorry ...
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What is the typical v.surf.xxx exicution time?

What is the typical v.surf.xxx exicution time? I am trying to run v.surf.bspline on a set of ~1600 points. It has bee running for about an hour now and is stuck at spot indicated in the image. I ...
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Display two-dimensional color gradient for two different quantities

I have two overlapping raster layers. One contains quantity A from 0 to 100, and the other contains quantity B from 0 to 100. I'd like to create a map displaying both sets of data at once based on a ...
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Shortest distance from polygon centroids to a line in QGIS

To get the distance of each polygon centroid from a line, I have tried the Distance to nearest hub algorithm from the Processing Toolbox. The distances I got from the algorithm did not seem correct, ...
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Draw Vertical Line QGIS Composer

Is there a way to draw a perfectly vertical line in QGIS's Composer. I wanted to created a visual separator between two elements for aesthetic reasons. I've tried the arrow tool, removing the arrow ...
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Merge two geojson files

I have a global json files about countries' boundaries but the Russia is in two parts (two polygons). I want to merge the two parts in one, without the boundary at the middle. Is there a way to ...
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NVIS module not found in QGis

When I try to use the nvis module in Grass, QGis, pops-up a warning window saying "Module nviz not found". how can I solve this issue and use the nviz?
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Count points in a polygon that changes form (“on the fly calculation”)

I have tried to find a plugin for this, with no luck. Perhaps someone knows of a plugin that can do the following: In this project I create a lot of polygons that contain points, and the size of the ...
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Zoom to Postcode QGIS Plugin - “Postcode not Found”

I'm trying to get the Zoom to Postcode plugin for QGIS to work on my machine (Mavericks, QGIS 2.2.0) The plugin downloads fine, and when I first try to search for a postcode it alerts me that it ...
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QGIS processing does not support jpg

I would like to work with the gdal functions provided in the processing toolbox. It is easy to call: import processing processing.alglist() ...
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GIS grid linear interpolation for a given point

Suppose that I have a GIS grid. I need to do linear interpolation for a given point located inside a cell of the GIS grid. The locations and values of the vertices of each cell in the grid are ...
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Automating polygon mergers with python

This is the first real world python program am trying to write. I am trying to create a scrip that takes a shapefile that has n polygons with an integer formatted date (e.g. yyyymmdd or 6/24/2014 is ...
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How to modify existing grass gis tools and run them in QGIS?

I would like to take an existing tool of the grass tool box and modify the code to the specific needs of my task. As I´m struggling to start some kick-off would be great. How to access code? What do I ...
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Can I upload an LPA file (Long Profile) to QGIS

I have a .lpa file that I'd like to upload to QGIS - Can this be done and if so, how? Thanks!
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Creating a line from lots of easting/northing co-ordinates

I have hundreds of easting northing points which I need to join as a single line to show a route. How do I import them and get QGIS to automatically turn them into a line?
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Python error message after download (QGIS 1.8.0/ Windows 7)

Hello to all members of the forum, I downloaded from the OSM website a small area in the neighborhood of Strasbourg, France: X (longitude): 7.6808 7.8216 Y (latitude): 48.5075 48.52 I got the two ...
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Width and distance when using line patterns in QGIS

I am trying to make a cross hatch polygon fill (example link attached) using the values (defined by law) of 0.1mm for line width and 0.8mm for distance between the lines. But I don't get/see any hatch ...
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maptool doesn't receive key pressed events after QMenu.popup() function

I am developing a qgis python plugin which uses a maptool receiving key pressed events by keyPressEvent(self, event) function, mouse movements events by canvasMoveEvent(self, event) function and mouse ...
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sub-dividing KML files

I do have a kmz file which marks the boundaries of a larger district and it's sub-districts. Still new to GIS and in the process of getting familiar with QGIS, I wonder can anyone advise me how can I ...
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DXF (points and lines) in QGIS - Doesnt import z coordinates

Trying to get to grips with QGIS, coming from a Mapinfo and Civil3D background. I have a DXF file with points (X,Y,Z) and lines. I want to open this in QGIS and use the interpolate plugin to create ...
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Can I create a cross section from points along a line without using a DEM in QGIS?

I have a set of points perpendicular to a river and would like to present a cross section of them. Like a simple graph in Excell for example, with Z as y axis and distance along the line as the x ...
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QgsMapRenderer to export current extent using PyQGIS

I am trying to accomplish PyQGIS simple map rendering via the QGIS 2.0 Python console, but end up with only a blank image. I've followed instructions of this link. My objective is to export a simple ...
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Is the QGIS API suitable for my application

I am working on an Linux/QT application that includes a real-time map based display of multiple robotic vehicle positions, where the positions are derived from a variety of sources--some are GPS, ...
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gdal_translate from within pyqgis [duplicate]

I want to use gdal_translate from within a python script in my plugin qgis2leaf. I've tried with ...
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QGIS: Turning Filter On and Off

When a filter is applied to a layer the layer cannot be edited. Is there any way of quickly turning the filter on or off without entering the Query Builder dialog box and removing the filter?
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How can data of columns of the attribute table be refreshed automatically?

I can't find a solution for an auto-refreshment of attribute table data. F. e. does the data of a shapefile-object (f. e. field calculator - $area) not change, if the geometry of the object is ...
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Qgis - unwanted offset when using raster interpolation plugin

I'm using QGis and I have a set of points with a depth attribute. I'm trying to make an interpolation using the Raster interpolation plugin (Raster -> interpolation -> interpolation). But when I do so ...