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Creating contours with meaningful values from point data

I recently obtained a CSV containing the locations of all recorded bicycle accidents in Boston over the past few years. As an avid cyclist, I'd like to create a simple contour map that draws attention ...
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Import PDF to qgis

i have a PDF containing a region of Baltimore city that contains lots of polygons in it. you can download it from here: ...
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“merge” a raster data set on precipitation with a shapefile of administrative districts.

I'm currently using QGIS 1.8.0 I would like to "merge" a raster data set on precipitation with a shapefile of administrative districts. Basically my the aim is to figure out the precipitation in ...
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how can quantum be installed without administrative rights?

I have the impression from searching that this may have been possible with earlier versions but I don't know if it is possible with version 1.8. Thanks
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Mapping point data according to it respective value

The project I am trying to do is to map sum water quality (based on trace metals) data into QGIS. Each of the trace metals have their respective values and need to represent their concentration ...
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Add only unique features from another shapefile

I've got a problem that I am sure at least one of you have dealt with. I'm new to a company that makes use of a rather large database of point data. For whatever reason, the woman who was here before ...
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Divide map into features with invisible divisor lines

I'm working with QGIS 1.8.0. Is there a way to divide a map with a grid but make the divisor lines invisible? I have a shapefile as the one in the left and I want it to see as the one in the right but ...
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Conversion of coordinates of “Bochum coordinate system”

I need to convert historic coordinate data into more recent Gauß-Krueger data. Specifically, I need to convert "Bochum coordinates" used till 1960 in the local coal mines into DHDN/Gauß-Krüger zone 2 ...
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QGis Save Raster as Rendered Image

In QGIS 1.9.0 Master, when you right click on a raster in the Layers Panel and select "Save As", you can select the output mode to be "Raw Data" or "Renedered Image". When selecting the Rendered ...
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suggestions for open source GIS in monitoring [duplicate]

my name is weng and i am currently conducting my research Entitled "Architecture for GIS based monitoring system for malnutrition" and one of the requirement would be to identify what open source GIS ...
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is there any way to run a GIS (Esri, Qgis or mapinfo) on a Windows8 RT tablet?

I am looking for a good idea to run a GIS program on a Dell XPS 10 with the Wind.8 RT.Thanks for any
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Counting and sum by two layers

I´ve got to layers, both polygons. Layer 1 consists of propertiers, where ID is individually names. Layer 2 consists of lakes. The query I want is: Total count of squaremeters of lakes for each ...
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How to convert a symbol style set for ArcGIS for use in QGIS?

Is there a way to convert a symbol style set for ArcGIS for use in QGIS? There are symbols used in Incident Command I would like to use in QGIS, but can only find a style set for use in ArcGIS. The ...
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Can I use the PyQgis QgisPluginLayer to create heatmaps?

I am working in an application to generate maps from a bunch of MIF/MID files, I already created almost all the maps that I need, but, now I want to create heatmaps. I can't find any way of creating ...
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Calculating MCP in QGIS

QGIS 1.8.0. Scipy installed. Statsmodels installed. Using Sextante to try to calculate MCP. When I run the MCP calculation from the Toolbox, a layer is added to the file, but the layer doesn't ...
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Using LANDFIRE data in QGIS

I am wanting to use the LANDFIRE rasters in QGIS, but I cannot get all the files to load. I load the w001001.adf file in the directory that contains the data, but I cannot access the attribute table, ...
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Adding UTM Zone Number to Coordinates

The computer program that I'm working with requires an 8 digit UTM Easting for the coordinates of shapefiles (i.e., the UTM zone number must be included with each coordinate within a shapefile). The ...
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QGIS & python: returning value from shapefile dbf [duplicate]

I'm trying to work out the python code in QGIS to return a value from a shapefile dbf. E.g. if I have a shapefile named "vlayer" how would I find the value in row 0, field 3? Sorry for such a basic ...
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Vehicle tracking by QGIS

I need to do routing for a vehicle. A map with detailed turn-by-turn driving directions should be generated. For example, it should be like car race game in which the map with vehicle tracking is ...
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Spatial Precision for Editing in Multiple GIS Clients

I have something I'd like to discuss, I'll try to explain it first, why it's important, and I'll explain how ArcGIS handles the issue, which I think is a good way to handle it. Finally I'd like to ...
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Bring trails onto a Garmin nuvi GPS

I seem to be having a lot of trouble uploading Utah Trails onto my nuvi 50 GPS. Is it not possible? The Black hills national forest has a img file that is able to be loaded onto the GPS, but the ...
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Invert Color Ramp in QGIS

This is a real basic question, but I can't seem to find it. How do I invert the color ramp in QGIS? I am using RdYlGn, but I would rather use GnYlRd. Seems really easy, but I can't seem to find ...
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Polygon grid shape file for landmass

I am interested in generating a polygon grid shape file for the landmass of the world. What I have presently is two tables in postgreSQL. Table 1: Coastal area shapefile ...
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How do I make vectorlayer with sql on PostGis via python code

I need to make a vectorLayer and fill with the SQL's results on PostGIS via python code. I'm working with python 2.7, QGIS 1.8 and PyQt 4.5 How do I it ? thanks
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QGIS adding points using decimal degrees [duplicate]

As duck blind permits are sold, we need to add the location using lat/long. we are working in ArcView now but would like to move to QGIS- Everything I was able to find seemed to deal with importing ...
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Display ESRI Shapefiles in a map in a browser. (Not in google maps)

I have a series of shapefiles that I need to render as a map on a webpage. I have an ASP.Net server, although I would prefer something that will work on Linux servers. I would like to find an easy to ...
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Can one expose variables to the Python console from a plugin in QGIS?

I have a QGIS plugin that performs a long-running operation, eventually producing and loading new shapefiles into QGIS. (I have this as a plugin rather than just a function that can be called from the ...
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How to create a customizabe table in QGIS Print Composer?

I would like to add a custom table to a map layout created in QGIS. I would like a fair bit of control over the look of the table (borders, background colours of the cells, etc.), and it appears that ...
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How to know the real size of grid? [duplicate]

Im working with QGIS. When dividing a map with a grid I set in the paramters X=0.1 and Y=0.1. Could someone please explain what does that mean? I mean would the map be divided into 100mx100m squares? ...
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QGIS:what does it do “snap gcp coordinates to background layers” in the Georeferencer plugin?

Maybe is too obvious, but I don't find any precise documentation about this checkbox in the georeferencer plugin.
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problem in merging adjacent address polygons in qgis

I am having 15 polygon shape files of a sub locality of a city that is having address in their attribute table. I want to merge these polygons based on the address in the attribute table?how can i do ...
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How to count number of stores per company per region?

I have two layers. One point layer and a Polygon layer. It is simple to count the points in the polygon layer by the "points in polygon" function. But I also need some more information of the point ...
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RasterCalc multiple band operation

I have a 3 band image and for EACH BAND I need to reclassify the -26872 to a 0. Is there a way to do this using rasterCalc? ...something like: eq(xxx@1 xxx@2 xxx@3, -26872, 0) I have just explored ...
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How to count record points within a given area (electoral district)? [duplicate]

New user to GIS and to QGis but experienced data user. I have shapefiles for a state legislative districts. I have a set of individual voter records that I have geocoded. What I'd like to do is ...
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Value Map Attributes to Multiple Files in QGIS

I am hoping someone can share a way that I can some what automatically (none manual) associate a pre-defined CSV file for use with multiple shapefiles as an attribute Value Map. I have a number (in ...
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QGIS merge rasters error

I've been trying to merge some raster tiles at work and I've been getting an error message saying I don't have the correct permissions. This works fine on my home pc. Any obvious reasons for this? ...
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Borderlines of states subdividing my GRID

![enter image description here][2]I just merged a map of a country with its states, so I went from having 1 feature (the whole country) to 32 features. Is there any way to have the borders of the ...
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What is the meaning of “MULTIPOLYGON EMPTY” Message?

I am trying to run ST_Intersection function. SELECT ST_AsText(ST_Intersection(ST_Point(42.729123082000058,-96.619302355999992), ST_Point(42.72899715300008,-96.619410439999967))) FROM clu_08aug; I am ...
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Can't use the advanced digitizing tools?

I'm trying to merge some selected features on QGIS with the Merge Selected Features tool of the Advanced Digitizing tools Menu, but I can't. They're gray, not colored and I cannot click on them. How ...
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QGIS Zonal Statistics just gives 'NULL'

Seems like such a simple plugin, but it just won't work. I'm trying to run Zonal Statistics to find the mean value of a raster's pixels within the area of a vector polygon, but all it will give me is ...
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Dividing map into features (whole squares)

I'm using QGIS 1.8.0. I divided a map of a state with its municipalities into many features using a GRID (small squares), but instead of creating one ID per feature (one ID per square), it creates one ...
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QGIS on Windows Surface

I was wondering if anyone has had any success running QGIS on the Windows Surface tablet? Specifically with the Windows RT OS. Thanks...
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Convert ASCII Grid Colorized to Raster

I have an ASCII Grid file + .prj file and can visualize this in qGIS. I can colorize it by going to properties and using a Pseudocolor Ramp. However, I want to export this now as a TIFF / Raster. ...
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QSpatialite : save changes is impossible

I imported layers in QSpatialite (last version in QGIS 1.8). I work on W7 I tried to update features but when I want to save, I have an error message : "Cannot start a transaction within a ...
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Problem with pie-charts when exporting them to an image file

I have 3 vector layers: a map of Europe and N.Africa, a line layer, and a point layer (on the top). I have created pie-charts over the points in QGIS 1.7.3, and on QGIS itself, they look fine. ...
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how to avoid Intersection of polygons via python code

i am using QGIS 1.8 and i can set the check box in Setting\Snapping Options "Snapping and Digitizing " dialog to avoid polygon intersections and enable topological editing but i am looking for a way ...
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Strange exposure of a PostGIS layer in QGIS after importing OSM data into a database

I've imported a osm layer into my postgres/postgis database. osm2pqsql -E 3857 -c -S /usr/share/osm2pgsql/default.style -H localhost -W -d landslide -U postgres oberpfalz-latest.osm.bz2 During the ...
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How to integrate .NET application in QGIS using Python?

In our company we have developed a .NET application that's now integrated with 3 different GIS platforms. Now we would like to make it work with QGIS but we need some help on getting started. I've ...
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Why isn't enabling on the fly projection reflected in raster? QGIS 1.8.0

I have imported a map from the Ordnance Survey Open Data website. It is a 50k Street View raster. I have also created a new shapefile layer in which I have created a polygon overlay for the raster ...
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Converting .kml to different projection in qgis not working

I have run into a slight problem it would seem. Yesterday I downloaded qgis in the hope that it could convert a .kml overlay of some administrative boundaries from EPSG:3857 (Google maps) to ...