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Purge Layers from QGIS [duplicate]

I have created numerous databases from a base source and merely added and removed various layers then saved as a new project. There were more layers common than not in common in each project. However ...
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How to avoid creating corrupt Shapefiles during Editing?

I have one of my GIS technicians digitizing some lines in QGIS in shapefile format. I don't know how he did it (and neither does he), but somehow the shapefile became corrupt. It was creating random ...
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Is there a Small Windows install of QGIS?

I am looking to find a faster alternative to ArcReader. I think QGIS might be faster but I was wondering if there was a smaller install without all the GRASS etc for windows. I just want to get a ...
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Qgiscloud upload problems

Uploading a map to Qgiscloud seems to work fine. But uploading data presents two problems. Qgiscloud complains that my version of OGR/GDAL is outdated. And if I try to upload data, qgis complains that ...
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How to find the middle point of a line in QGIS

I am trying to locate the coordinates of the middle point of a line feature in QGIS. I tried searching online but can't seem to find an easy way to do this.
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How can I change SQL query through a layer of an action (python)?

I have three layers from three diferent database tables. When I click in other layer I want to change (with an action) the query of that three layers. How can I do that? Thank you
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Capitalizing The First Letter Of Each Word In Attribute Field

Does anyone know of a way to capitalize the first letter of each word in a field in an attribute table? I am doing this in QGIS. I know of field calculations to change all the words to Lower or ...
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Aggregate points with same values to polygons

I have a shapefile with 2M measurement points (each measurement point has a resolution of a 1/10). How can I aggregate points around each other if and create polygons out of it? They do not have to ...
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Exporting QGIS attribute table to excel [duplicate]

I have a million rows in the attribute table, with lat/lon columns that I want to export to Excel. Selecting all the rows causes QGIS to crash. Is there another way to do the export? The million rows ...
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gdal_merge.py aligns incorrectly at the seam of two GeoTiffs

I am trying to merge four GeoTiffs from the National Elevation Dataset (EPSG: 4269) into a 2x2 DEM using gdal_merge.py. For some reason, when it merges the upper two NED rasters, gdal produces a seam ...
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QGIS very slow startup on Mac

I am experiencing startup times of c5 minutes (!) for QGIS 1.8 on my Mac Mini with 2.4GHz processors and 8G RAM. I have just 4 python plugins and only a handful of shapefiles/data layers so I can not ...
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How to minimize the number of nodes in a polygon?

I'm building a web application that will be transferring polygons from server to client. Initially, the shapefile is coming from an external source that I have no control over. Often, I find polygons ...
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How to save a joined spatialite table when each table contains PKUID fields?

QGIS 1.8.0 -- QSpatialite 6.0.7 -- Windows XP I have spatialite tables joined together that I need to save as a single table, but an error-message says that QGIS can't save the table because there ...
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How to reopen a plugin-window in QGIS?

I am currently taking my first steps in playing around with programming a plugin in python 2.7 for QGIS 1.8. While my plugin does what it should, I would like to make it more userfriendly. At the ...
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How to classify shapefile data into groups?

I have a map with a shp file containing information on land use. The attribute table has over 10,000 rows. I need to classify this information into 6 groups to represent 6 colors on my map. I know ...
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GPL License - App only uses QGis components as a GIS display

I'm still not clear on QGIS licensing ... I am contracted to write a system that has nothing to do with GIS and GIS analysis, but goes around managing animal tags, and I want to use QGIS to draw on a ...
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Sextante Modeler Error “global name os is not defined” [duplicate]

I want to generate a model whic reclassify radter values. So i added Saga reclassify grid values tool to Modeler and saved the model. When i run the model i got this error both on Ubuntu OSgeolive 6.0 ...
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In QGIS can I show just the lines in a Postgis query? How can I do that?

I have three tables in Postgresql, each table with one layer of lines. I want to show the path of an initial line to another final. Is it possible executing a SQL query? Thanks My three tables are ...
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Why is QGIS reading in my CSV numeric data as string data, and how do I change it? [duplicate]

QGIS keeps reading in my numeric data from .csv files as string data. This means I have to figure out how to read it in with the proper data type, or convert it back to numeric inside of QGIS, ...
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How to delete polygons less than a certain area?

I'm trying to delete all polygons with an area smaller than a certain give value. Is this possible in qgis? The goal here is to delete all the islands off a map.
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Why is it so hard to download only a part of OSM data by attribute tag?

Is there any online service that allows to download only one thematic layer of the OSM data for a specific geographic region? For example all objects related to vegetation (trees, grassland,...), but ...
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SAGA, GRASS Raster values to null

I want to make the cells which values "1" to null in QGIS with Grass or Saga tools (exactly Saga).
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Is it possible to export an image that can be zoomed-in on?

I am using QGIS on a Mac. I would like to export my map so that the viewer can zoom in on it, just as I view the map on my QGIS canvas. I am not sure how to word what I want. If you see the map ...
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Print Composer doesn't display my map! [duplicate]

So I have created a map that I need to share with my coworkers. When I open Print Composer and add map, my map does not appear in the rectangle that I create. It is just blank. I try updaing the ...
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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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merging layer stored in PostGIS

I have a bunch of layers stored in PostGIS that I want to merge. I have spent quite some time investigating various approaches but I ket tripping over getting the GIDs to update properly. In the end ...
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Line to Polygon via Polygonizer in QGIS

My question is in the same vein as this one. I'm attempting to convert precipitation lines (Precipitación Media Anual) to a polygon for Mexico in QGIS using the Polygonizer plugin. After running the ...
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QGIS Trace Tool; Error

I have installed the traceDigitize tool from the experimental repository in QGIS 1.9.0 Lisboa. My understanding of the tool is that you have to: Add 2 layers to QGIS Desktop. My empty shapefile to ...
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How to determine the coordinates of the corners of the raster layer

How can we determine the coordinates of the corners of the raster layer? The image opens function QgsRasterLayer.
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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 any “proper” way of setting the viewport for QGis Time Manager?

I'm working on video visualisation for some geo data. Everything works fine for me except the viewport that the time manager plugin is using for image frames. It makes image frames size of actual map ...
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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 calculate area in sq km of an ellipsoid shapefile

In QGIS, I often find myself setting up projects with an ellipsoid coordinate system (e.g. WGS84) so that the resulting maps have lat lon scales, etc. Often in these projects I also need to do some ...
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How to reclassify a float raster?

I have three rasters which represent distance (in metres) from certain things (bus stops, parks, libraries). I would like to reclassify these rasters so that they get integer values based on the ...
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Full Easting and Northing coordinates values cannot be encoded in GRASS r.water.outlet in SEXTANTE-QGIS

The Easting or Northing coordinate parameter accepts only 5 digits. The Easting and Northing values for my outlet are 6 and 7 digits long (integer). How can they be encoded in r.water.outlet? Can ...
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Error in uploading data in QGIS cloud

I want to publish my .shp file using QGIS Cloud plugin. I signed in to qgiscloud.com (free). On create new database it will auto create dbname='fbeudp_mfaphk' user='fbeudp_mfaphk' ...
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Raster area (QGIS) problem explained

I would like to know the area that each value in a raster has... The raster I have has values from 2-15 and I would like to know the area that each value is occupaying within my polygon... Thanks! I ...
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Qgis 1.8 is not recognizing sdw file

I'm running qgis 1.8, and trying to load a sid file into my map. It imports fine, but seems to ignore the sdw file that comes with it, as the raster shows up without any apparent georeferencing. Is ...
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Hardware specifications for QGIS

New to QGIS, running on a Mac with adequate RAM & HD space. Looking to future I find no real hardware specifications. I want to find more information, can someone point me towards QGIS forum that ...
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How to analyze the signatures for a Landsat clasification with Sextante in Quantum Gis

I’m defining my training data for a Landsat classification. I´m digitalizing the polygons with the field data in QGis and I want to analyze the signatures of the Landsat images to avoid errors. In ...
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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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Can I add an ArcToolbox tool to QGIS?

I have been using a publicly available tool in ArcGIS called SPreAD-GIS. It is a series of python scripts that are "implemented as an ArcGIS toolbox" (with tbx file). I am new to QGIS. Is there a ...
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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 ...