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Easy Labels do not show when opening project on another machine

Love the easy label plugin, once I got the hang of it. I opened the project file on my desktop after setting up all the labels on my laptop and they do not show. I assume they will once I open the ...
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OpenLayers plugin and QGIS 1.9: Error after install

After I install the OpenLayer Plugin (1.0.0) on my QGIS 1.9 this error appears: Konnte Erweiterung openlayers_plugin nicht laden wegen eines Fehler beim Aufruf seiner initGui()-Methode Traceback ...
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Where did the texture fill option go in QGIS 1.9 Master?

In the previous version (1.8) of QGIS you could select to fill a polygon using a PNG or JPG image. This option seems to have gone from QGIS 1.9 Master. I can get it by selecting the "Old Symbology" ...
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I would like to change all the values in a attribute field to the same text

So I recieved a great answer to this question, How to change all values in a field in one operation?, although I need some further information. I would like to change the values in the entire field to ...
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Relative Hyperlinks in QGIS without end user's software dependency

I am trying to work out how can I add a relative path hyperlink to a shapefile in QGIS. I have found several great tips on various forums but only one has so far potential to be implemented. The ...
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Is it possible to grow QGIS symbol size over time?

I've got a data set of people movements within my municipality. (between points of places) I've managed it with the plugin for QGIS 'time manager'. Over time people come and go, and based on a count ...
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Where can I find a list of valid settings for expanded data defined labeling?

I have seen this post What are valid values for "data defined" labeling settings?. Does anyone have any insight to the values within attribute tables required to satify the expanded "Data ...
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Is PgQuery for QGIS still available?

I was wondering if PgQuery for QGIS is still available. I am trying to install it on some new machines with QGIS 1.8.0 and I can not find it in the Python Plugin Installer. Does anyone know of a ...
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Issues Accessing ESRI File Geodatabase within Quantum GIS Desktop

I am trying to access ESRI file gdb from Quantum GIS. I am on Windows 7, 64-bit. I have found many useful threads on how to set up this functionality within Quantum GIS. The method I went for is ...
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Combining Python and QGIS out of console

I was wondering if it's possible to use Python and QGIS out of QGIS environment (namely, avoiding the use of the console). I'm pretty new to QGIS, I've been always using ArcGIS 10.1. What I am looking ...
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Idiots guide to expressions for QGIS

I have no formal training in GIS and have learned on the fly with ArcGIS 9.3 at work and have been dabbling with QGIS on my own time for my business. Is there any resource recommendations ingeneral ...
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QGIS connection to PostGIS showing wrong TYPE

I've got a user that it trying to edit his polygon layer but gets a message PostGIS error while adding features: ERROR: Geometry type (Polygon) does not match column type (MultiPolygon) When you have ...
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How to print pie charts in QGIS?

I added pie charts via text-file to my map. When printing the map they get lost. Does anyone know how to print them? QGIS also seems to delet some charts, when there are to many at one place. Does ...
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Apply QGIS Style to osm-File like in Open Cycle Map, Landscape Base-Layer

I try to mimick a rendering style like in Open Cycle Map (landscape base layer) in QGIS. However, I'm not able to find certain elements (i.e., wood and rivers) that are used in Open Cycle Map but seem ...
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How can I Setup Python to recognize QGIS

I want to use QGIS and work with Python out of the console, but I'm having troubles letting the system recognize the paths of some DLLs. Since I couldn't find a good answer on the web, I wonder if I ...
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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 Digitize Free Satellite Imagery in QGIS - Alignment issues with Openlayers Plugin

I am trying to digitize OpenLayers data (such as Google satellite imagery) with no success. Whenever I try to move or zoom the canvas the vector layer I digitized loses the position relative to the ...
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How to set up a background map in WGS84 projection for interactive map?

I've started developing my own interactive map and I have some things which are not clear to me. I heard that OSM, Google maps and all similar maps use Google Mercator projection. But if I use that ...
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ODBC connection to Sybase SQL Anywhere database

I have my GIS data in ESRI personal geodatabase, and my attributes in a Sybase SQL Anywhere database. I would like to make a join between my GIS data and my tabular data, but don't understand how to ...
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Why is my Natural Earth map not shown correctly in QGIS? (strange circle; only Caucasian Sea shown)

Using the world map data from Natural Earth I have some problems with the correct displaying in QGIS. Shapefiles added: 1:10 Admin Countries 1:10 Oceans As you can see in my screenshot, there are ...
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Qgis don't show geometries

When I select a object in a particular layer using qgis in order to get information about it, this object don't get resalted in red and in the qgis log a get the following error: not found space ...
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Can a QGIS project (.qgs) be uploaded to work in map viewer in GIS Cloud?

Title says it all. Can a QGIS project be uploaded onto GIS CLoud to display all the properties i have asked it to display in QGIS? if not is there an equvilant GIS Server i can upload previous QGIS ...
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Is it possible to convert ArcGIS .mxd to QGIS .qgs without having ArcGIS installed? [duplicate]

I was reading How to convert an .mxd file to a .qgs file?. It looks as though this only works with ArcGIS 10. I would like to do this, but am unable to install things on the computer that has ...
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Clarification of Map Scale

I need some clarification. I have a map the is set to the scale of 1:6000. In Settings>Project Properties, under the General tab I have the Layer Units set to feet. Therfore I assume that means the ...
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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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How to connect to MySQL from QGIS in Ubuntu10?

I have just installed Quantum GIS 1.8.0 on my Ubuntu 10. I want to add a MySql table as a data source but I can't see any options for connecting to mysql. Can any one guide me how to connect to ...
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Install Georeferencer Plug-in QGis 1.7.0 OS X

I'm trying to install the Georeferencer plug-in in QGis 1.7.0 on Mac OS X (10.5.8). However the plug-in doesn't show up in the list. I have used "enable 3rd parties directory" and I have checked ...
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How do I make the scalebar accurate when I am working with a google satellite image in QGIS?

I start a project in QGIS. I set the CRS to anything (in this case I use EPSG=26918 a NAD83 datum). I also enable on the fly projection. Then I import a vector. In this case a kml, which I believe is ...
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How to install shapely for python 2.6 (Mac) NOT 2.7?

I'm trying to use Polygonizer plugin inside QGIS, but it needs Shapely to work. I've installed Shapely (pip install Shapely) but that's for python 2.7. QGIS works with python 2.6 (on Snow Leopard) and ...
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What is the 'Layer' box in 'Save Vector Layer' good for?

In QGIS, in the 'save vector layer as' window, under OGR creation options, what is the 'Layer' box for?
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How to get labels to diplay in Google Earth after saving to KML?

When saving a QGIS layer as kml, is it possible to have labels be displayed when opened in Google Earth?
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How to keep layer style/symbology when saving as KML?

When saving as a kml, is it possible to keep the style of the QGIS layer? I have tried a couple plugins that have been mentioned on here: qgis2kml ('format not yet supported') and qgis2google2 ...
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QGIS 1.8.0, 3.68 RAM, 2.4GHz — Slowwwww performance

What can I do to speed up QGIS panning and zoom in/out? I did not include any layer information in my question because it is still subjective. It's just that I cherish having an open source gis ...
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How can I export big SVGs for further use in Inkscape?

I am trying to export as an svg from Quantum GIS and import into Inkscape. However it is failing to Import. Inkscape comes up with the error 'Failed to load the requested file'. The files are quite ...
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How to avoid exceeding latitude and longitude limits, when importing a .csv file?

I am currently working with a project with "on the fly"-projection (WGS 84 / UTM zone 32U). Now I want to import a csv. file with points, which have a longitude and latitude using the "Add Delimited ...
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Can I create a 3D model in QGIS or is there some model for 3D city model?

Can I create a 3D model in QGIS or is there some model for 3D city models? I need these information for my project.
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Intersect errors, memory issues in QGIS

my datasets are: Track_02(simple road polyline shp) ***intersected with*** road_cat_cls(polygon for road categorization) elev_rcls_poly(polygonized classified DEM) slp_rcls_poly(polygonized ...
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How to use QGIS Zonal Stats Plugin from Python Console?

I am using the Zonal Stats plugin in QGIS to extract raster statistics from overlaying polygons (I have shapefiles of species distribution and I want to extract environmental data from within each ...
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Time-aware layers WCS Service

I am currently developing an application that requires to display raster images over a period of time (I'm looking how Hurrican Sandy progressed). While investigating, people have suggested that I ...
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How to determine the centroid of polygons?

I have a polygon vector and I want to quickly attain the centroid of this polygon for insertion in a text document. I am working with QGIS. I searched through other questions and although some are ...
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How to get correct scale values?

The scale of my map is wrong, no matter what coordinate system I use in my project. The map and all objects show the correct coordinates but the scale of the map shows nonsense and the measurement ...
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Where can I set the BufferColor property for labels in QGIS?

The accepted answer to this question suggests that the buffer color can be set as a data defined label property. However, in the Layer Properties > Labels > Advanced tab, the only options I can see ...
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QGIS define hexagon area around mapped points

I am using QGIS to map a number of radio antennas (for mobile network). Once I have the layer of the sites (done), I would like to assign to each site a coverage area (envelope). I could achieve that ...
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Spatial difference with vector functions [closed]

I have 2 shapefiles, 1 municipal boundary, 1 x properties (3000 Geomertien) I would like to form a spatial difference, this unfortunately does not work with the vector functions of QGIS. thank you ...
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What is XYZ format in QGIS?

Basic question, but I have been asked to export data to an XYZ format. Is this the same as CSV files. I am using QGIS 1.8.0. So i am presuming i select the data I want to export, right click its ...
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Is QGIS 1.8 available for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install QGIS on Ubuntu 12.04? Title says it all, and if so, how do I go about getting it? I currently have 1.7 Wroclaw installed via the Ubuntu Software Center, ...
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QGIS' georeferencer layer doesn't appear?

I use QGIS 1.8.0 for Linux, and I want to draw roads manually on the map. So according some tutorials, I use Raster>Geoferencer>Geoferencer to import a bitmap image including roads, and set ...
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How to generate Tiles with QuantumGIS or Mapnik

I would like to know how to generate Map Tiles using QGis. I have heard that it is possible to create tiles using QGis, only, I don't know how to do that. Googling did not work for me since I am not ...
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How to create svg symbols that have modifiable fill color, stroke color and stroke width?

I want to create some svg symbols for Qgis using Inkscape, those symbols must have attributes as described in the question. For the last two days, I have been experimenting as instructed by Sourcepole ...
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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 ...