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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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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Elevation profile 10 km each side of a line

How can I get an elevation profile for a band of terrain? The highest elevation within 10 km (on each side of the defined line) should be taken into account. I hope my question is clear. Thank you ...
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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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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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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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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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Understanding QGIS buffer tool units?

I have been trying to figure this out for a couple weeks now and have had no luck getting the buffer tool to accept anything but degrees as units of measure. I have found lots of stuff saying 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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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
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How to auto-generate map images with different styles in QGIS?

I have got a simple map in QGIS, containing only 1 layer which consists of 10+ features. Now I need to (programmatically) generate about 200 different JPEG map images of the same area. Each map should ...
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Automatically aggregate German ZIP codes by the first two digits in a shapefile

I have a shapefile which contains all German Zip-Codes in a a five-digit format (e.g. 80637). For what I intend to do, this is way to much detail. I would like to aggregate all Zip-Code areas by the ...
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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 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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Is there a QGIS equivalent of the erase tool in ArcGIS?

Is there a QGIS equivalent of the Erase tool in ArcGIS for Desktop?
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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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QGIS supported databases?

Does anyone know if there is some kind of documentation on which database types that you can connect to in QGIS? I would also like to know if: Can I use the databes for read only or read & write. ...
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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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Print out the properties of the attribute table in qgis?

I have to merge a lot of shapefiles into one great shapefile. So I want to compare the properties of the attribute tables to see if there are differences between the tableproperties of each shape ...
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Why is using Bing Maps with QGIS free but not with ArcGIS?

Since the end of 2013 a free use of Bing Maps in ArcGIS is no longer possible. You have to obtain a Bing Maps key directly from Microsoft. In QGIS (with OpenLayers plugin) it is possible to use Bing ...
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assign and move centroids to their polygons

I m using QGIS 1.8 Lisboa. After calculating the centroids from a polygon shapefile, if some of them lie outside the polygon outlines, I'd like to move them on the polygon they came from. The ...
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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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One to Many Relationship in QGIS with PostGIS

Does anyone know of any tool that can do a One-to-Many relationship in QGIS. I have my data in a PostGIS database. I would like to be able to query spatial layers that are related to spatial or non ...
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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 ...