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How to sum up values of neighbouring polygons?

I hope that you can help me with the following problem: I have a vector (polygon) layer. I would like to add an attribute to the layer that - for every polygon - sums the values of a specific field of ...
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How to Add OSM Layer to QGIS

How can i add OSM layer in QGIS? The help says there is an OSM plugin i can use. But i don't see it the list of plugins. Or maybe there is a WMS URL for OSM i can use? QGIS version ...
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Are there Desktop GIS alternatives to ArcGIS 10.X for topology and vector conflation?

Is there any options other than ArcGIS for Desktop for topological rules and automatic topology integrity enforcing in a Desktop GIS? I am looking for something that will automatically snap features ...
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How to remove the border of a symbol?

I have a point layer in QGIS. I have created a graduated color scheme, but it doesn't look good because the border of all the symbols is showing and are overlapping (so you hardly see the color of the ...
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What is the standard Mercator projection?

I'm using QGIS in order to re-project a shapefile I have into "Mercator" so that something like protoviz understands my co-ordinates. Protoviz tells me "Mercator" ...
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How can I see the coordinate transformation parameters in QGIS?

How can I see (and edit if possible) the transformation method and parameters used by QGIS for "on-the-fly" transformation, and then for saving data in another CRS? Like in ArcGIS? Here is the ...
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Is it possible to take automatically a “screenshot” of my selected feature in QGIS using Python?

I am implementing a tool which allows the user to create a profile of a feature (in my case urban parcels). Is it possible to automatically take a screenshot of this feature (displayed in a QGIS ...
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Divide a complex shape file into a grid

I have a decently detailed shapefile with polygon/multipolygon features (the file is about 500mb). It's actually a shapefile of the entire world, with the features representing coastlines. I need to ...
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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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Is there a way to access QGIS plugins in Python?

Is there a way to access QGIS plugins in Python? I'd like to write a script to do some geoprocessing, and I'd like to use the clip, regular points and convex hull tools in fTools, as well as the Road ...
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Advanced labeling formatting (centered and different sizes)

I would like to place the elevation-number of a point in a different front size and centred under its name: Is that possible? (That is my actual labeling: label || '\n' || elevation) Thanks!
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What to do with -3.4e+38 nodata values?

I am trying to process some bioclimatic raster files, such as can be downloaded from http://www.worldclim.org/current (bioclim set). They seem to have nodata values set to -3.4e+38 according to QGIS ...
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Options for a historic Web Map?

EDIT: I'm an intern at a small local history museum. We have a budget of $0. Project overview: I've got a bunch of old paper maps. When I say old, I mean 1800s and up. They've been scanned into ...
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How to Create Two Color Lines in QGIS?

I've been working on making mountain biking and hiking maps using Illustrator and I am now trying to move to QGIS so there's real GIS data powering the maps, making updating/scaling them easier than ...
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How to connect QGIS to SDE?

I read your amazing solution in this topic Is it possible to connect to ArcSDE using QuantumGIS?. Unfortunately I'm not so expert in open-source products (we use only Esri suite) and I need to ask you ...
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How to find the buildings (polygons) a user can see from a given location (point) and orientation (angle range)?

I would like to retrieve the set of buildings I can see from a given location (point -lat,lng) and orientation (interval of angles) + certainly with a given depth (e.g. 100 meters). Ideally I would ...
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How to handle multiple map frames with different layers in one print layout?

Often I need two (or more) map frames in map layout to present different data next to each other. It is easy to make multiple map frames in QGIS Print Composer. BUT... It is in the nature of my work ...
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What is the best way to represent bridges using a point vector layer in QGIS?

I'm working on a hiking/biking maps of trails in the woods which sometimes have bridges that need to be shown on the map. I'm trying to figure out the best way to capture and represent them using QGIS ...
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How do I generate a large number of maps?

I have to make a large number (hundreds) of distribution maps of species. I have a shapefile that contain the distributions for each species, and for each one, I would like to get a map as an image ...
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How to connect lines in a network?

I have a shapefile of lines and another of polygons. When two or more lines intersect a polygon they should be connected (snapped), but sometimes during manual digitization this doesn't occur. I need ...
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How to “clean” and vectorize a raster map?

I'd like to make use of a geological map as shown in the example below, which is only a pretty small and downsized part of the map, so editing/redrawing doesn't seem to make sense in the end. My idea ...
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How to build a minimum convex hull crossing the 180 degrees line?

I've been building convex hulls for species that inhabit the Indo-Pacific (~ from 20 to -65 degrees of longitude). The problem I've encountered is that for the species that can be found on both sides ...
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How to prevent text labels from overlapping other markers?

Is their a way within QGIS to prevent text labels from overlapping icons used to label a point layer? In the example map shown below, there are two layers: Roads layer which is labeled using the ...
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Is it possible to edit layers from a FGDB - File Geodatabse in QGIS?

I think I've found the answer (you can't edit FGDB's) but there seem to be few reports around that it is possible to edit FGDB files in QGIS. Can anyone advise if it's possible to setup QGIS ...
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How can I improve my Georeferencing results?

Background This is my second question related to georeferencing naked raster maps in order to re-visualize them on different coordinate systems and in conjunction with other data layers. The previous ...
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How to import a DWG into a QGIS project?

I have a lot of DWG files like base map, and water and wastewater network. I am lookin for the principal steps to import my files into my QGIS project.
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What is the best free web GIS browser?

Hi I have created several projects for several different clients. Each project has OS maps, shapefile layers from Government Bodies, Shapefile layers created, AutoCAD dxf loaded in (in various ...
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How to ensure uniform colour for DEMs?

This is a silly question, but one I've been trying to figure out for a while. I have two Aster DEM tiles, one next to the other. How do I ensure uniform colour for both?
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How to reproject a vector layer in QGIS?

I have some shape file which is in UTM. I wanted them to convert to Decimal Degrees in QGIS. Thanks.
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How to join lines in QGIS?

In QGIS, I have two lines. The endpoints are near each other, but not quite aligned. I'd like to turn the two lines into one, with the two endpoints merged into midpoints. The closest I've been able ...
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How to link dataframes in ArcGIS or QGIS?

The below image shows a layout in ArcGIS 10.1 with four dataframes. Each dataframe is of the same geographic area, although they are different images. For example, the top left image is a 1989 DOQ, ...
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How to georeference a vector layer with control points?

I have a non-georeferenced vector layer that I need to be georeferenced. With raster layers the task is easy and straightforward, but I have no idea what should I do with my vector layer. I have a few ...
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Howto setup and use a remote GIS workstation (QGIS,GRASS,PostGIS)?

I'm using QGIS (and sometimes GRASS and PostGIS) on my 2009 MacBookPro for my thesis project. I was wondering (during an endless batch generalizing in QGIS) if I can set up a server so I can work from ...
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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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Will there be an iOS version of QGIS?

I saw that QGIS now works on Android, any chance there will be an iOS version?
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How to check Topology in QGIS?

I have two Shapefiles with Polygons ( City and Forerst) Is there a Plugin who is able check the topology (QGIS)? Like "Knots do not overlap" or something like that? I dont want that they overlap. ...
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QGIS users - What plugins do you consider to be essential?

The title says it all - vector, raster, geoprocessing plugins?
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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 it possible to show our custom message in QGIS Status bar using python?

Is there any way to show our custom message in Qgis Status bar using python? Just like in arcgis "IApplication.statusbar.message(0) = "Please wait..." like that is there any option to show ...
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How can I create random points along a polyline in QGIS?

I am trying to create random points along a polyline shapefile in QGIS. Basically, like the 'random points' tool in 'research tools' but for polylines instead of polygons. I have tried converting ...
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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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Import GRASS and SAGA modules to python script

I'm new at this. I am "building" a python plugin for qgis and I want to import modules from GRASS and SAGA but I don't understand how to do it. The plugin I want to import is Kriging interpolation ...
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How to create desire lines in QGIS?

How can I show the flow coming from an Origin-Destination matrix as desire lines? I need a result like the one in the picture below. I need to scale them proportionally to its value (coming from a ...
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QGIS Categorized Style: Rearranging values so that it doesn't go 57,58,59,6,60,61

I have a a column of data that I'm trying to display in the Categorized Style but when QGIS orders the values it ranks them, for example, 57, 58, 59, 6, 60, 61, 62.... Is there a way to rank them in ...
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Create a csv with geometry as WKT in QGIS (and choosing the field delimiter)

Is there a way to choose the field delimiter when exporting to CSV with geometry as wkt in QGIS? I have a shapefile with donut holes and I'd like to export it as a CSV. It's for a partner whose DB ...
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Converting ms-access database into easy to use spatial database

I've recently come into ownership of an MS-Access database (2007 accdb), which I want to be able to use in a GIS. I know a little bit about GIS (I've used QGIS and ArcGIS quite a bit) but very little ...
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How to run sextante algorithms outside of qgis python console?

I'm kind of stuck trying to figure out the way to run sextante from a standalone python from OSGeo4W distribution. The reason I want to do this is that I got tired entering parameters in the dialog ...
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How to correctly install QGIS with plugins and GRASS-integration from source?

I'm running a Sabayon GNU/Linux (based on Gentoo) at my home desktop system and I want to install Quantum-GIS. I'm currently using the qgis-1.7.0-package from the repositories. But this is somehow ...
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How to reproject a raster file in QGIS with datum transformation?

I want to reproject a tiff raster file from projection A (ETRS89/UTM Zone 32) to projection B (DHDN/Gauss-Kruger zone 2). The two projections have a different datum so I have to use a datum ...
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How to run a simple python script for QGIS from outside (e.g. Sublime Text)?

I would like to run a few small and simple python scripts for QGIS (Mac) from "outside" of QGIS. With outside I mean in this context, either the normal os command line (terminal.app) or even better, ...