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After joining shapefile with CSV file graduated symbols option unavailable in QGIS?

I have successfully joined data from a csv file to a shapefile in QGIS but for some reason I am having trouble symbolizing my data. I want to use a graduated symbology however this option is not ...
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Moving points onto lines (~neighborhood)

I do have two vector layer, of which one is a point layer based on "events" by remote sensing and the second one is a line layer from local research. In my case these are earthquakes and tectonic ...
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How to use label classes, expressions, and annotations?

I've always found that when it comes to python, vector analysis, QGIS gives ArcGIS a run for its money, hell some of the qgis plugins exceed ArcGIS's performance by a few hours; however, I always have ...
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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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How to convert fake donut holes in polygons to real ones?

I have this problem where I have to import shapefiles into our system which must be geometrically valid, but the software that everyone uses to produce them seems to output files where every polygon ...
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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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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" (http://vis.stanford.edu/protovis/ex/...
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Identify points in a shapefile that have no other point within x km with QGIS

This is probably a naive question but I am struggling as a new user to QGIS. I have a very large shapefile (275,000 points, but can break this into about 10 subregions if necessary for faster ...
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How do I check which version of GDAL I have and how many?

I have installed in my computer the following software: PosgresSQL 9.3.2.3 PostGIS 2.1.1.1 QGIS 2.0.1 Dufour (this one installed through the OSGeo4w package) QGIS 1.7.0 Wroclaw As far as I know ...
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How to perform repetitive tasks in QGIS?

I am trying to do a treatment on many feature files, so I would like to automate it. In fact, I have one shapefile with the spatial distribution of some species, and one with vegetation type. I ...
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How to improve drawn shapes in Quantum-GIS?

I have a polygon-shape in qgis-1.7.0 and want to fix overlays and gaps between the edges of adjacent polygons. See image below. Is there any automated way to do this in quantum-gis? Or any other F/...
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Seeking detailed description of qgs file structure?

Is there a detailed description on the .qgs file structure somewhere? I checked here: http://mrcc.com/qgis.dtd ("The requested URL /qgis.dtd was not found on this server.") and here- https://svn....
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Is there a way to add a “current user” label to the print composer?

Is there a way to add a current user label to the print composer in QGIS. I thought there might be something similar to the $CURRENT_DATE format available. This would be in a windows environment.
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How to write standalone Python scripts using QGIS?

I've been learning how to use the Python Console in QGIS using references from qgisworkshop.org. I'm familiar with writing standalone scripts in ArcGIS and want to learn how to do the same with QGIS. ...
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Method to shade or overlay a raster map to reflect time of day and ambient light

I have a daytime raster of my study area. I have 20+ counters in the study area that count "stuff" with a timestamp. Using PyEphem I determined the type of ambient light for each collected data point. ...
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Nearest Neighbor Grouped Selection in QGIS

OK - so I have an interesting problem I am trying to solve. I have a list containing over 100,000 points in lat/long format which I have imported into qgis. Now, what I am trying to do here is group ...
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QGis raster terrain analysis - The curvature filter puzzles me

I am a french Master student at university Grenoble INP, and during my master project I have worked on DEM (raster) terrain analysis. Thus, I have read the source code of several QGis-1.7.4 raster ...
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How to associate polygons with the nearest point on a point layer? (Or … how do I assign a postal area to a salesman?)

I have a polygon layer of postal code areas and I want to use them to create sales territories based on where our sales people are based. So I assume that I need to work out for each of the polygons ...
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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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Is there a simple way to sort layers alphabetically in QGIS?

I am working on a big GIS project and not being able to sort the items in the Layers panel is giving me hard time. I can have up to 250 layers in the Layers panel. I have a special naming scheme for ...
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Snap line layer to network in QGIS or PostGIS

I have GPS data I've taken of bus routes, and now I'd like to snap it to my road network. Both layers are line layers in a PostGIS DB. I'd like to use either QGIS or PostGIS, but if I have to go with ...
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PyQGIS file lock release

I was wondering what triggers the release of file locks in pyQGIS? I am trying to delete a few data sources (used temporarily) by calling QgsVectorFileWriter.deleteShapeFile, but I have to quit QGIS ...
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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 display charts next to features in the map?

This question is meant to be primarily on QGIS software but all other software solutions are welcome as far as it is possible to achieve it as easy as possible, preferably out of the box. Though the ...
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Link QGIS to Anaconda Python Distribution: Spyder, iPython Notebook, pip, scikit-learn

I have Anaconda as my primary Python distro, and want to route Python related QGIS scripts through it. With Anaconda, I have Spyder, can easily install packages with pip, and can launch a iPython ...
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How to create text labels with background boxes?

I'm trying to create some custom labels for point features in a QGIS point vector layer, and I want to write a python plugin to do it. We need our labels to be presented with color tinted rectangles ...
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How to reverse-georeference with QGIS?

I have a map with a "strange" projection (it's basically hand-painted, not an exact one). I can easily georeference it in QGIS using the Georeferencer plugin and the Thin Plate Spline transformation ...
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How to change the order of features in a shapefile?

I have a shapefile and I want to change the order of the features. Is that possible?
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Installing the latest QGIS version on Ubuntu 14.04

I am relatively new to Linux, so can you indicate the exact commands (step-by-step) that I need to type to get the latest QGIS installed on Ubuntu 14.04. I have tried to follow the instructions ...
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Does QGIS have any plugin to work with WhatThreeWords?

Does QGIS have any plugin to work with the WhatThreeWords mapping project? If not now, are there any plugins in process?
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How to get “.GDB” Esri File Geodatabase in QGIS for MAC OSX 10.6?

I understand there are programs like OSGeo4W that allow windows users to work with File Geodatabases, but is there something similar for Mac OSX?
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Field calculator: Calculate sum of parts of column, based on another column

I would like to calculate the sum of values in one column, based on values in another column. To illustrate my question I uploaded the picture below. The second column consists of zipcodes, the third ...
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Database versus Files for Solo Developer

I'm just getting started in GIS and am interested in using it to create maps of mountain biking trails in my area and nearby. I've been learning QGIS and have made enough progress to generate a decent ...
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Converting point sets to polygon boundaries?

I'm trying to convert sets of points to their respective polygon boundaries. I think this is something like a Voronoi diagram or Convex Hull, but not quite. I'm sure there's a technical term for it, ...
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How to set transparency per polygon in a shapfile in QGIS?

How to set transparency per polygon in a shapfile in QGIS? For example: a polygon with field "value" = 1 should be fully transparent whereas field with field "value" = 0.4 should have a 40% ...
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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 progressbar ...
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How to create a new layer from a selection in QGIS?

I have been using ArcMap for the last three years. But I am now considering switching to Quantum-GIS. Is it possible to create layers from selection in QGIS? I am using QGIS 1.7.4-Wroclaw. UPDATE: ...
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How do I layer stack rasters in QGIS?

I have some multi-spectral data, where the individual bands are separate Raster files. How do I layer stack these rasters so that I get one raster with 3 bands instead of 3 different rasters? This ...
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Resources on using R in QGIS for R users?

This is a very basic question, but I'm having a heck of a time figuring it out because so much of the QGIS documentation is oriented toward use of the GUI. I want to be able to run R scripts in QGIS, ...
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Multicriteria Analysis : how to?

I have to do a multi-criteria analysis to answer the question : "which is the best lot to develop". A few of the criterias are : distance of the nearest bus stop (point layer with bus stops) ...
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How to cite QGIS in publication?

What is the best way to cite QGIS in a formal publication? I mean, what text should be included in the References / Literature Cited section of a paper or report. I'm also specifically referring to ...
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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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Developing GIS Application on Android

Is there any Open Source GIS Software for Android in which we can perform Various Geoprocessing Operations (like Buffering,union and intersection) and that should be customizable eg: what we do in ...
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Can I add an ArcToolbox tool to QGIS?

I have been using a publicly available tool in ArcGIS called SPreAD-GIS. It is a series of python scripts that are "implemented as an ArcGIS toolbox" (with tbx file). I am new to QGIS. Is there a ...
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Can QGIS read an ODBC connection?

I have a co-worker who manages a large MS Access database that contains X & Y fields for various locations he tracks. We have previously exported the data to CSV and used the QGIS Delimited Text ...
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How to snap a road network to a hexagonal grid in QGIS?

I'm trying to use QGIS 2.14 to snap a road network to a hexagonal grid, but I'm getting strange artifacts. I've created a hex grid with MMQGIS, cells are approx 20 x 23 m. I've buffered the road ...
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How to create vertical labels in QGIS?

How to create vertical labels (each label in new line) like: 1998 150 pipe name and not horizontal: 1998 150 pipe name
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Derive WGS84 Longitude & Latitude from British Northings & Eastings

I'm looking for a fairly simple way to append columns with WGS84 longitude and latitude to a table containing northings and eastings. The source data is Ordnance Survey's CodePoint Open, which I is ...
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How to control Image Output Settings in QGIS?

I am exporting a QGIS map to an image format. I would like to have control over the output settings of the image (dpi), as currently it is only exporting the images at 96 dpi. Does anyone know if this ...