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How to convert GDA eastings/northings to WGS84 lat/long in QGIS

I'm using QGIS to map weed locations and have a mixture of data from GPS, shape files of contours, OSM all in a project with CRS WGS84 (lat, long). I am trying to add in a shape file I have been given ...
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Can QGIS manage non-spatial PostgreSQL database?

I have a database with a table with plots. This table has spatial field for the area. Also, I have another table with owners. An owner can own some plots, and the there are a "id_owner" field in the ...
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Extracting difference between two massive shapefiles using QGIS?

I have two massive shapefiles and I need to create a difference shapefile output between the two. I have a layer where I have satellite coverage (orange) and then a layer where I have high resolution ...
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Export to shapefile error in QGIS from POSTGIS table

I am attempting to export a postGIS layer to a shapefile in QGIS 2.6.1 Brighton. The table has 244,674 rows. The data displays perfectly well in QGIS but when I attempt to export to shapefile I get ...
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Can QGIS export Geospatial PDF for Avenza PDF map app?

Since QGIS uses GDAL, does any map exported as a PDF become a Geospatial PDF? I am hoping to import maps from QGIS into the Avenza PDF Map app on my phone. Previous posts mentioned exporting as ...
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Why did I lose the processing menu in QGIS 2.8?

I'm sure there is a really simple explanation to this but haven't found any pointers on this forum or elsewhere. I seem to have lost the 'processing' menu from QGIS and can't figure out how/why!? Any ...
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How to create multiple QGIS layers from multiple text files?

I have a few hundred txt files (each representing a line of a river bed profile) that I need to load as (point-) layers in QGIS. Partial example: 4504764.8331;5374251.3024;397.8871;2 ...
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QGIS problem calculating area

I have a problem with qgis 2.8.1 (Wien). Whenever I change the project SRC to WGS84-World Mercator (EPSG 3395), the area is calculated as zero. How can I solve this problem? Is this a known bug? The ...
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How to automate specific workflow best (QGIS 2.8)?

For a project of mine, I'd like to solve a spatial analysis using QGIS. Until now, I have never automated anything GIS-related except for some rather easy steps in ArcGIS using the model builder, so ...
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add polygon to layer from text file [closed]

I am completely new to Qgis and to gis in general. I have start to work my way through the documentation but have a question that I can not find a answer to. When looking into the documentation ...
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How to round pixel values of a raster in QGIS?

I have a raster with float number values for example: 2.544459104537964 and I want to round these up to intergers. I have seen other posts on ArcGIS like this one but when I use Raster Calculator in ...
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QGIS downsample then upsample raster

I'm trying to downsample a raster then upsample it again. I am using the gdalwarp function in QGIS. When downsampling the raster looks OK in the front end, I set the cell size to 10x the original ...
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distance() function in field calculator gives unexpected results

I have two layers both containing points - each point in the first layer has a corresponding point in the second layer (same primary key). One layer has CRS EPSG:27700 and the other layer has ...
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QGIS: Not updating the row number properly. Attributing the last created point with “1” & vice versa

We have to capture the sample points in survey maps. While doing so, we are facing a peculiar problem. Our survey points start from left to right <- along the survey lines. Once we have captured ...
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QGIS Scalebar Font Outline

Is there a way to add a text buffer or stroke the text on the scale bar? Its impossible to read the scale when its set on a map with dark colours.
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How to update a bulk selection of fields using field calculator in QGIS 2.8.1

I have an attribute table showing vegetation communities. The table has three columns ("ID", "Veg Comm" and "Area_ha". Instead of having to copy and paste text after each polygon created into each ...
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Can't import certain tables from SQL Server to QGIS

This is a list of 193 zip codes and their geometries that do not import in QGIS. This is a list of 999 Census Block Groups and their geometries that do import in QGIS. This is the Add MSSQL Layer ...
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How to have newly added lines split existing lines where they intersect, using QGIS

I have a line shapefile where the lines form a closed polygon. Using QGIS (2.8 on OSX 10.7) I would like to add lines to the layer, basically splitting the polygon into quadrants. Then, I will need ...
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Why can't I paste coordinates in “Enter Map Coordinates”?

Using QGIS 2.6.1-Brighton, I am attempting to use the Georeferencer. My data is from NGS datasheets. I copied and pasted the data into a text document. In the "Enter Map Coordinates" dialogue, when I ...
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Why slope tiff image produced with QGIS does not show properly in paint?

So I have this slope tiff image that I created using a DEM reprojected in meters. When I view it in QGIS, it shows fine. If I try to edit the picture in paint or Gimp afterwards, I dont see the same ...
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QGIS crash when using args=0 with qgsfunction

I am trying to define a custom function in QGIS 2.8.1 that takes no arguments. from qgis.core import * from qgis.gui import * @qgsfunction(args=0, group='Custom') def test(value1, feature, parent): ...
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Plugin Red layer can not active in QGIS ver.2.8.1

I am trying to use the new plugin Red Layer, I have installed it in QGIS ver. 2.81. I can open the menu but it is not active. How do I enable it?
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How to divide an SHP entity?

I want to divide a unique entity of SHP to multiple entities The picture bellow shows a selected entity with area = 993ha My objective is to divide this entity to multiple entities where each area is ...
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Rototranslation + scale of pdf and dxf with USER CRS in QGIS? [duplicate]

i have a map PDF or DXF to georeferenced with only rototranslation + scaling. I use EPSG: 32632, also the map that I need to import is a survey (maxmimal dimension 5000 m x 5000 m), but his coordinate ...
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Adding non geographic data from MSSQL Database to QGIS?

In QGIS (2.8) I am trying to add non-geometric data / flat data that originates in a MS SQL database. This flat data later should be joined with other layers etc. Connecting to the specific database ...
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Making an overview with linked detailed maps in QGIS 2.8?

i want to create 4-5 detailed maps, and then an overview map that has rectangles that markes the locations of the detailed maps. Best case would be if the rectangles were links to the detailed map. ...
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Heat Map not showing up QGIS [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to QGIS and I'm trying to use Heatmap. I should be doing every thing correct. But when I click OK for it to generate a heatmap, there is no Heatmap at all (nothing changes). For the ...
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Advanced Digitizing Tools Crashing in QGIS 2.8.1 x64 on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm hoping someone here can tell me what I'm doing wrong... Whenever I use the Advanced Digitizing tools in QGIS, I crash after about 5 clicks. I'm even doing it without OTF transformations on. Any ...
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Export color map description from ArcMap to QGIS?

Concerning raster dataset color maps: Is there a way to convert the Raster Function Template XML: .rft.xml used by ArcMap to describe color maps for raster data into the .txt format used by QGIS?
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Importing CSV file with csvt data in QGIS (2.8) will not assign type “date” to fields

I have a dataset (in CSV) and am trying to add several fields with date information, so I can filter points based on this data and generate maps (in QGIS 2.8) which will form a chronological series. ...
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How to properly import georeferenced .dxf hatches/polygons into QGIS?

I have a georeferenced AutoCAD-drawing (some district borders I vectorized with Illustrator from a raster image), saved as a 2004 ASCII .dxf-file. When I import the file in QGIS ("Add Vector Layer"), ...
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How to retrieve start and end points for each line in line shapefile?

I have a vector(polyline) shapefile and I need to retrieve each line´s start and end points(nodes) and create a shapefile with these points. Then I need to add to the polyline´s attribute table the ...
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Routing through bottlenecks

I have two races in the same town that make use of the same stretches of roads/paths in places (sometimes in the same direction, sometimes in opposing directions). Given that I know the pace of the ...
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Coordinates heat map results are not the same as the shapefile [duplicate]

I have done with a heat map shapefiles as shown below. But the results of heat map coordinates are not the same as the coordinates of shapefiles. Is there a procedure that is wrong?
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How to create a real size buffer around a point in qgis

I have a postgis pointlayer in EPSG:3857, added to a project that is set up with OTF ON to project everything (other layers) to EPSG:3857. In postgis, I defined a view to dynamically create a buffer ...
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Is it possible to label places using local fonts like Singhala and Tamil fonts in Arcmap or QGIS?

I downloaded the Keyman desktop for the local keyboard/fonts. I would like to encode location names using Tamil/Singhala fonts in the attribute table and then use it to label the map. However, after ...
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I can't print a map with QGIS 2.8.1 and Mac OS X

I'm using Mac OS X 10.7.5 and QGis 2.8.1. I want to print a map with Print Composer. But the Buttons "Print" or "Export as PDF" don't work for me. If I use these buttons, the window for choosing a ...
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QGIS Server on Windows7 Step-by-step / Test wms by adding in QGIS?

I am trying to Test a WMS by adding in QGIS as per http://anitagraser.com/2012/04/06/qgis-server-on-windows7-step-by-step/ If I follow the steps, QGIS cannot find the server. When I take a look at ...
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How to split polygon with multiple points in QGIS?

I am working on spliting a polygon which includes multiple points. I tried it manually but due to the large dataset it is very time consuming. Are there any automated tools or plugins to do that? ...
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QGIS Editing live MSSQL Tables and Updating Fields

I am looking at creating a trigger on a live MS SQL spatial table that will update a field when a user either: 1. Creates a new feature 2. Updates the geometry of a feature. Unfortunately I have only ...
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List all Points within Polygon using QGIS? [duplicate]

Complete newbie to QGIS and can't seem to find how to do this. I have created a map with 84 different polygons. Then I've imported approx. 8000 points. What I want to do is now query my map and get ...
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QGIS attribute form editor crashes on Spatialite source

I have collected an attribute table (no geometry) together with other stuff in a Spatialite DB for easy portability. The idea was to hand off just one file and DB for field work. The Problem: The ...
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Modifying DEM elevation data in QGIS using a polygon

I've tried searching through the existing questions but am struggling to find a succinct answer to what I am trying to achieve. For background, I am running a flood model in TUFLOW to help support a ...
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Gdal_calc works but I get a pyhon error at the end of each process

I have a problem while using gdal_calc by a .bat file. Here is the code : call "C:\OSGeo4w64\bin\o4w_env.bat" gdal_calc ...
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QGIS and Google Streetview?

Is there a way to open an (embedded or not in QGIS...) window containing a Google Streetview view at given coordinates using PyQGIS?
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Connecting QGIS to query on MS Access database?

Is there a method to connect to an MS Access database file (.mdb) using QGIS? In particular I need to connect to a query in it. The database does not have spatial data.
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Is there any way to set a processing extent for QGIS:Voronoipolygon?

I was playing around with the QGIS:voronoipolygons command line function from QGIS and noticed that there was no option for setting the processing extent. This causes QGIS to pick the minimum extent ...
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Setting up PyCharm CE 4 to work with PyQGIS library in Mac OS

I am trying to set up pycharm to work with pyQgis library but with not success till now. I am using PyCharm CE v4 and QGIS version 2.8 I have tried to implemnte the instructions of several posts like ...
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How to create and remove multiple QgsRubberBands in PyQGIS?

Currently the following code-snip works great to highlight a shape based on the 'feature' and 'layer' variables: self.rubberHighlight = QgsRubberBand(self.iface.mapCanvas(),QGis.Polygon) ...
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What's the QGIS Legend Format Syntax to have thousands separated by commas?

I have numbers in the millions and would like to know what string to enter in the Legend Format box to have thousands separated by commas ex: 2,000,000