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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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OpenLayers Plugin Error: latitude or longitude exceeded limits

I'm aware the 'traceback' OpenLayers plugin error has been dealt with before, so apologies for raising the issue once again. Unfortunately for me, the solutions posted were way over my head, e.g. ...
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How to smooth/generalize a polygon in qgis

Is it possible to smooth or generalize a polygon in qgis? Ìs there a plugin available like the generalizer-plugin for lines? I could convert my polygons to lines, smooth them and convert them back to ...
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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 ...
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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 save python session in QGIS?

After running a lot of scripts in QGIS' python console, I have more than 10 dictionaries and lists, and I need these for further analysis. Is there a way to save python session, with all these ...
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How to join multiple records to single feature?

apologies for what I'm guessing is a really easy problem to solve. GIS user, not programmer here. I'm trying to create a join/relate in QGIS where I have a shapefile of buildings and to that I would ...
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QGIS, Postgis: Geometry type does not match column type

I'm trying to import some polygon shapefiles to Postgis in QGIS via SPIT. One of them can't be imported and returns this error: ERROR: Geometry type (Polygon) does not match column type ...
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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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GIS analysis to find duplicate geometries

I have a big shapefile that contains all the buildings and houses of the town that I work in (approx. 90,000 features). The data of the buildings/houses are saved by the town's surveying engineers and ...
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How to get a list of distinct values from a shapefile field using QGIS?

I have a shapefile whose features I can filter by specifying a where clause in the query dialogue. F.x. I have a field named 'city_name' and by stating 'city_name = "London"' in the where clause only ...
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Why are some columns not recognized as numeric even though I have a CSVT?

I have problems importing a .csv file. Some Values of the file are not supposed to be formated in text style, but in number style, thus i created an additional .csvt file like explained here. Both ...
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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 features to a PostGIS layer using Quantum GIS?

I am using Quantum GIS and the PostGIS dbms. I am able to call the PostGIS layer into QGIS but i am unable to add feature to it. I am using the method of adding features to a Shapefile but still it is ...
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Cleaning blocks pattern from urban LIDAR (blocks uplifted from streets)

We have a 1-meter LIDAR DEM from a city. A small subset can be downloaded from this link: This screenshot shows raw DEM with gray palette (darker belts are streets, and greyish and whitish ...
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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 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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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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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 smooth large vector polygons from Raster

I have a landuse classification raster file (6 classes) of a large area. But I need it in vector polygons so I vectorised it. No problem so far, but the result is - of course - that every pixel is ...
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Trouble with graduated symbols after joining shapefile with csv file

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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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 create a Hillshade model with multicolor “alà Imhof”?

I would like to make a Hillshade-Model with multicolor "alà Imhof". That means, I dont want a "usual" gray hillshade, I would like to use grey-blue and grey-violett from different sun directions. ...
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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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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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When iterating over a vector layer with pyqgis, how do I check whether a feature is selected?

While iterating over a vector layer using the following code (summerized from the example in the pyqgis cookbook), is there a way to check whether a feature is selected? provider = ...
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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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Dot Density Maps in QGIS?

Is there a 'friendly' way to create dot-density maps, where a polygon attribute data defines the number of dots (e.g. 1 dot = 100 ) using QGIS 1.7+? I say friendly because after a couple of hours ...
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Can PostGIS and QGIS provide dependable multi-user editing?

After considering a few options, I'm trying to give my 15-20 QGIS 2.2 users the ability to concurrently view/edit one or two basic point PostGIS layers, largest one has just 16,000 records. I've ...
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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 modify single Pixel values in QGIS?

I would like to modify a raster (pixel values) in QGIS. The plugins "value tools" can easily provided me with the value of the pixel of my raster. However I know know how to modify it. I have found ...
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How to view a 155 MB raster stored in PostGIS?

I am using the following command to load a raster into a postgres database: raster2pgsql -I -C -e -Y -F -s 3086 -I -C -M myraster.tif myraster -F -t 30x30 | psql -U postgres -d database -h localhost ...
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How can I improve the speed at which QGIS 2.4 handles network data? (Seems much slower than 2.2 - even with small datasets)

I recently downloaded and installed QGIS 2.4 Chugiak on a Windows 7 64-bit machine with a quad core processor and 8GB RAM. I'm having a few problems using datasets of all sizes from a network drive - ...
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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 get latitude /longitude in Degree Minute Second (DMS) using QGIS field calculator?

I have come up with the following expression to convert 5.1234 to 5° 7`24.24" toint ($x) || '° ' || toint((($x) - toint ($x)) * 60) ||'`' || substr( (tostring(((($x) - toint ($x)) * 60) - ...
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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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Tiled Map Services from Geowebcache in QGIS?

Can QGIS consume Tile Map Services from GeoWebCache? I know there is a article on the QGIS website which states that it does support tiled map services but it lists Tile Cache from Meta Carta labs ...
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How do ESRI and QGIS calculate scale values of geographic projections? [closed]

Does anyone know how (from which location) scale values are calculated in ESRI products and QGIS for geographic projections? The only thing I've noticed is that QGIS is changing scales when you pan ...
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Open source software to merge large shape files

Some background: I have 2 polygon shape files with approximately 500,000 records each. The two files are identical in terms of field structure. Using ArcGIS 10.0 I can'nt merge these two files using ...
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How do I convert a Polygon into a single or all Points?

I want to convert polygons into points. I know how it's done in ArcGis and I think this may sound trivial but it's a serious issue :/. I'll appreciate any hints :)
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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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How to create points in a specified distance along the line in QGIS?

I want to use QGIS creating points along the line, but in specified distance. I found two GRASS tools in SEXTANTE Toolbox: v.to.points v.segment I tried v.to.points, setting the maximum distance ...
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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 use Z-Coordinate in QGIS?

I was mapping an area in Namibia and also tracked a lot of paths on my way with my Garmin device... so I thought it would be nice to see height differences in my area (esp. interesting in the ...
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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 there a way to concatenate fields in field calculator of QGIS?

Is there a way to concatenate fields in field calculator of QGIS? (e.g. hectares + ' ha')
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Rasterfile clipping error: Cannot compute bounding box of cutline

I have a raster file and want to clip it, a vector file is supposed to be the mask layer. I use the most obvious method (Raster->Extraction->Clipper). No matter what I do, I get this error (see pic): ...
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Cannot add plugins to QGIS on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric

I have installed Qgis on ubuntu. it works fine but I am not getting option to add new plugins only option to manage plugins is available. Please help