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Sextante grass folder incorrect?

What is the correct grass folder in Sextante? I alway get this message: The specified GRASS folder does not contain a valid set of GRASS modules. Please, go to the SEXTANTE settings dialog, and ...
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Can I transfer custom QGIS settings from one computer to another?

Can I export custom general settings from my QGIS installation to a file so that I can transfer the settings to QGIS on a different computer? Does QGIS have them already saved to a file located ...
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Saving part of OSM shapefile in QGIS as GeoJSON strips 'name' field to 25 characters long [duplicate]

I want to copy part of OSM data in ESRI Shapefile (downloaded from http://download.geofabrik.de/europe/ukraine.html ) and save in in GeoJSON to style later in Tilemill. After saving, I see that ...
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Is it possible to change a Geotiffs CRS?

Hi I have created a Geotiff from the Bing Aerial photography. As it is automatically in WGS 84 it inserts perfectly into QGIS, however this image is of no use to me outside of QGIS. I need to ...
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Why are areas of raster and polygon after digitization not matching? [duplicate]

I have followed the answer given in this question:How to calculate the area of rasters in QGIS? I vectorized and calculated the area using geometry columns but I a faced a strange problem. When I ...
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Removing Plugin Repository sites that fail to load

New here & to QGIS. Loading several plugins I noted that several sites seem to not load ( example "catais.org" or "GIS-LAB.info". Cannot actually find this site(s), I assume they are defunct, ...
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How to change delimiter in attribute table of QGIS?

I have imported a .kml file into QGIS, and the data is all shoved together into a single field like this: Fine, it's pipe delimited - easy to change the delimiter like in LibreOffice calc imports I ...
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How to calculate average value within a polygon(in Qgis with Python)?

Now I have a point and polygon shapefile and I want to calculate the points' average value within each polygons How to do it with python? I tried to find out but google gives me a lot of raster ...
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area values determined with field calculator become null when saving

using field calculator in Qgis 1.8.0 to get the area, it shows just right at first but when I save it, the values become Null. help please
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cannot see map in composer

Sorry if this is a repeat, but I couldn't find an answer here. And sorry if the answer is completely obvious, but I do appreciate your assistance with my first QGIS map. When I try to use composer ...
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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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SAGA kernel density error with Sextante Modeler

I can succesfully perform SAGA kernel density analysis with Sextante (1.0.7) in QGIS 1.8.0. But i want to built an automated tool for this job with Sextante Modeler. But i got foolish errors. This ...
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why can I only define 6 custom CRS?

Using Q GIS 1.8.0 - I am trying to create several custom CRS definitions for the purpose of rectifying several split areas of a census shapefile. In the "Custom Coordinate Reference System Definition" ...
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QGIS - Importing USGS DRGs

I have asked about this before. If I import a USGS DRG raster for Anchorage, Alaska using EPSG:26706 - NAD27 / UTM zone 6N all the UTM coordinates are correct. Now if I want to look at the ...
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Sorting points with QGIS

I have a very good idea of what I would like to do but I really do not know if it is possible with QGIS. I have points that each one corresponds to a group size and I would like to use GIS to sort ...
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Query for Creating a buffer around a particular point

I am working on a project for ambulance management using GIS. using Qgis,Postgresql,Postgis I am finding it difficult querying using St_dwithin as well as St_buffer. My aim is to find any hospitals ...
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varying size of symbol depending on number of datasets

i am trying to map archaeological finds with qgis. some of them have the same coordinates since they are from the same site or very close to each other. is it possible to automatically display the ...
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I have detached the layer panel — how do I get it back to the side bar?

I accidentally clicked on the detach icon on the layer side panel and now it floats and I can not get it back to the side bar where I want it. There has to be a simple answer but I can't find it :(
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Why does QGIS 1.8.0 crash when I try to set up CRS on Win XP?

I have a problem with my qgis 1.8.0. When I click on any button that set CRS or try to set the coordinates on the fly, qgis crash. I try to uninstall the program and re-install it again using ...
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How to convert OSM relation xml data to shape file [closed]

I would like to transform the xml data here : http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Berlin/Transportation into shape files or load into postGIS. I think the thing I am missing is how these xmls files, ...
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How to add MS SQL table using python console?

I have MS SQL Server 2008 R2 database. How to add MS SQL Table using python console in QGIS?
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Cannot find my schemas in QGIS's “Add PostGIS layers”

When I connect to my PostGIS database using QGIS's Add PostGIS Layers, I see only public topology pg_catalog information_schema My other schemas that I have created are not shown here. Anyone else ...
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Storing features in PostGIS and then creating layers using queries

I have a whole set of line segments or tracks that represent real tracks or, in some case, boundaries between areas. These segments form a network of lines on the map. I have a number of GIS layers, ...
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Can one load multiple GPX files at once?

I have a whole bunch of GPX files that I need to load into qgis and loading them one at a time using the GPS plugin is a bit painful. It will not allow one to select multiple files -- is there ...
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Join attributes by date in Qgis

I learned (thanks!) to use the join feature built into the layer properties, but in my case it doesn't work because data do not match perfectly. Infact shape refers to geotagged photos, csv is a log ...
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How can I move two layers at once in QGIS?

I'm trying to move two digitized layers, one containing points, the other polygons to a different location at the same time. QGIS doens't seem to allow this. Even if I select both layers and features ...
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How do I get a decent easy to use watermark from an image in Quantum?

Our users need to be able to put a graphic watermark onto maps they create in the print composer. Currently we get them to georeference the image as a raster and then create a transparency. This is ...
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qgis plugin: “WindowsError: [Error 6] The handle is invalid”

OS: Windows 7 64bit GIS: QGIS 1.8 (qgis.org/downloads/QGIS-OSGeo4W-1.8.0-2-Setup.exe) path variable: GISBASE=C:\Program Files (x86)\Quantum GIS Lisboa\apps\grass\grass-6.4.3RC2 ...
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Problems using v.split in SEXTANTE toolbox to split lines

I got this error: Or don't click "open output file after running algorithm", but there is no new shapefile created on my desktop. How to solve this problem and split lines at a specified distance? ...
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Using the API of QSpatiaLite plugin

I am using the popular QSpatiaLite plugin for QGIS. Since I am creating and modifying SpatiaLite tables directly with Python (using pyspatialite), I wonder whether I can automate tasks such as ...
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How to set the path to shapely?

I am using QGIS 1.8.0 on Mac OS 10.8.3 with python 2.7. Thanks to other threads in the forum, I have successfully installed shapely here: ...
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How to split line at a specified distance and getting coordinates of start and end points of each line segment?

I tried v.split in GRASS: and my notebook ran a lot of time but showed this error:bad allocation, then I click "OK", and got nothing. Are there other ways to split lines?and I hope to get 2 new ...
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Is there a way to traverse and select all vectors connected to a starting vector?

Preferably using QGis I'd like to remove errors from a road network .shp file and was wondering if there was a away to perform a flood fill or traversal on a vector layer to select all connected ...
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Why does Google satellite layer change the project CRS?

I have a project and a topomap in WGS84 (EPSG4326). On the fly CRS transformation is activated. I open Google satellite layer from the OpenLayers plugin. The Google layer is WGS84 / Pseudo Mercator ...
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import grass.script as grass under windows 7

OS: Windows 7 64bit GIS: QGIS 1.8 (qgis.org/downloads/QGIS-OSGeo4W-1.8.0-2-Setup.exe) I have created a plugin for QGIS, with the QGIS plugin builder. Now i would like to import grass.script into ...
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Is it possible to always see all band values with Identify Features?

Does anyone know if it is possible to get the Identify Features tool in QGIS to show the band values for all the layers shown in the results window? To clarify, whilst I have several bands "showing" ...
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How to join edge of International Date Line in world file?

I am currently using world file (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/shorelines/gshhs.html) for international boundary information. Now I have difficulty with map projection that the map ends with ...
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How to identify to which polygon a point belongs to?

I have 3-4 polygons containing lots of lon/lat points. I want to identify to which polygon a specific point belongs. Any help in this matter is appreciated.
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How to fix “Error processing specified tolerance!” in Polygon Centroids tool?

I am using QGIS 1.8.0 to find the centroids of 92 features (i.e. smaller polygons) in a polygon layer. However, while using (Vector -> Geometry Tools -> Polygon centroids), I encountered the ...
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clipping polygons (vector) map with a polygon (vector) layer

A frustrated newbie with QGIS Lisboa version in Windows 7. I want to clip a soil map (multiple polygon vectors) with a single polygon (rectangular polygon vector). The project projection is set at ...
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GRASS Plugin to QGIS error

I am installing QGIS and GRASS as part of an FOSS GIS class I'll be teaching this summer. I used the OsGeo4W installer. This installer has always worked flawlessly for me except on the machines at the ...
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Problem to clip a raster with a shapefile

I need to clip a rasterlayer with a vector layer. When I try this, the following error appears: **ERROR 1: Attempt to create 0x0 dataset is illegal,sizes must be larger than zero.** What am I ...
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Data points Imported into QGIS are in the middle of ocean

I'm new to QGIS and tried importing some GTFS data in the CSV format (stops.txt). The project CRS, base map CRS and GTFS CRS have all been set to Google Mercator, but the points that are supposed to ...
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How to create a 3D shapefile from a raster?

I´m trying to make a 3D shapefile from a raster feature but not working. Tried already to run the command in OSGeo4W but nothing happen. I'm using the Qgis 1.8.0 Lisboa. The purpose is to get a final ...
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How to handle adding a PostGIS layer in pyQgis without saving password?

I'm writing python plugin and trying to find the right way to add PostGIS layer on the map without storing user password. After adding layer on the map, I strip out the password from uri like this: ...
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How to address the new “Task-Completed” QgsMessageBar in Python?

I am really amazed what huge steps the QGIS development has taken in the last months. The new iconset, the improved Print composer and many more changes to be seen in QGIS 2.0 are really awesome! ...
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QGIS - Save as GPX [duplicate]

I would like to convert .shp into .gpx. I tried to "save as" gpx but it gives an OGR error: creation of field ObjectId failed (OGR error: Field of name 'Name' is not supported in GPX schema. Use ...
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How to enable label orientation?

Mac OSX 10.6.8 QGIS 1.8.0 : I'm mapping an area that's a rectangle slanted at 26 degrees, and neighbourhood maps are always printed so the rectangle is horizontal. I'm trying to make the labels ...
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Vector Layers are not lining up and are scaled differently

Hey I am a first time user of GIS and I am working for a transportation map of North Carolina for a project at my work. So what I have been doing is first placing the Tiger County Boundary by using ...
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With multi-line labels, how to show the 2nd line only for labels that need it?

Mac OSX 10.6.8 QGIS 1.8.0 : I've two columns in the attribute table, name, and name2 for those labels that need to be 2 lines; multiline labelling is checked. But when I use "name"||'\n'||"name2" I ...