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QGIS GPS position after entering attributes

I would like to be able to fill a form and, before, during or after, be able to cath a GPS point. I already know the GPS extension but I have to catch the point and enter attributes after... Idea how ...
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How do I use ranges for raster colour map in QGIS

I have a raster layer in GeoTIFF format, with continuous data values between -1 and +1. For the colour map, I would like... >0 to be green = 0 to be grey <0 to -0.25 to be pink <-0.25 to ...
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QGIS scalebar shows a wrong scale [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does QGIS scalebar show a wrong scale? I want the scale-bar in QGIS to be in meters/kilometers. Usually it's in degrees, but if I change it to meters it is displayed ...
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select polyline intersections from one shapefile using QGIS

I'd like to find out if there is a way to select all of the polyline intersections within one shapefile. The lines are a road network. I've looked through the posts, and the only tip I can find is the ...
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Dissolve ploygons in QGIS or Grass to new polygons of defined population sizes

I have a shapefile with 3800 polygons representing the smallest administrative areas in Ireland. Many of these, in rural areas, have tiny populations, under 100 people. In urban areas, all would have ...
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How to install Python libs for XYtools to read Excel files

I need to use the XYtools plugin to read an Excel file. After choosing the XYtools incon and indicating an Excel file to read in, a message appears "there is a problem with loading a python module ...
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MMQGIS converts very large text numbers to a numerical missing value

I used MMQGIS plugin to change a table of numbers in text format (UN world economic data) which had large values of items like GDP 132000000000 (132 billion) were all converted to -2147483648 which I ...
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can't add JPG files into QGIS?

I can't add JPG files into QuantumGIS. I get an error message "C:\Spatial_Days\Data\Working\AP_Coast_Export.jpg is not a supported raster data source". I am using QGIS 1.7.4 Wroclaw with GDAL 1.8.1 ...
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Help needed for georeferencing in QGIS

I am new to Quantum GIS. I just happened to browse to a tutorial on georeferencing in QGIS and I found it easy and interesting. I also calibrated the map and saved the points as per WSG84 standard. ...
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in QGIS, while using simplify feature, slider does not appear

Using Qgis both 1.8.0 and 1.7.4, the slider does not show up after selecting features and click "simplify feature" botton. Any special setting needed to show the slider? Thanks.
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How can I associate one point layer to one line layer?

How can I associate in QGIS one point layer to one line layer A sample scenario could be this one: A point layer "Valves" and line layer "Pipelines" Each layer should have its own set of attributes ...
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installing module in embeded python in qgis

I'm newbie to Quantum GIS and Python. I'm using QGIS in windows platform. How I can install module for python embedded in QGIS? Also, how can I run embedded python from windows directly? Thanks
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PostGIS/QGIS and granting permissions

I've got a PostGIS databases, with lots of schemas. I can easily create a new user that will allow them to update and delete features. However when I get the user to create a new feature I get the ...
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How to avoid colliding parallel lines in QGIS Composer

I am preparing a map which is concerned with showing two line features and there relative location to each other. The line features are 20 m apart and at a scale of 1:50 000 or bigger on A3 I want to ...
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How to create a link on a marked item?

I'm working with ArcGIS 10.x and QGIS 1.74 on a Windows XP SP3 System. In ArcGIS I get XML-Data which can be converted to a file-gdb using "IP NAS-Manager". Included in the XML-files there a owner ...
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Looking for a colormap for SRTM like OCM Landscape

In Quantum GIS there's an OpenLayers plugin. I would very much like to use the same colormap/scheme/theme used in the OCM Landscape layer and apply it to SRTM image I have. I checked the the open ...
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Projecting GCP points into translated file

I have file A.png and file B.png. I translate file A.png so i could translate it into B.png (creating multilayer file). Is there any easy way to get new GCP points coordinates so i could combine those ...
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An error has occured while executing Python code while doing home range analysis (Qgis 1.8.0)

It keeps appearing: Traceback (most recent call last): File "C:/Users/Worten/.qgis//python/plugins\HomeRange_plugin\HRplugin_dialog.py", line 80, in QObject.connect(self.buttonBox, ...
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ReportLab integration into QGIS returns error message “no module named reportlab”

I want to use ReportLab in my own plugin which I have written for QGIS. I have installed ReportLab for the python versions 2.4, 2.5 and 2.6. The package is respectively installed into the ...
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Using osgeo modules in ArcGIS10.1 and QGIS 1.8 python shells

This is related to an old question of mine - Issues with osgeo - qgis.core and arcpy modules Now in new versions of all the software QGIS Lisboa (1.8), ArcGIS 10.1 and pyScripter 2.5.3. They all use ...
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How to display DMS in QGIS print composer?

Can we display degrees, minutes, seconds in QGIS Print Composer window instead of decimal degrees? Is there any plugins available for that? Thank you very much.
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How to customize legend icons in QGIS?

Under layers in QGIS shapefile polygon layers always seem to be denoted by right angled polygons which translates to the map legend in Composer. Is there any way to change the outline to a more ...
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cant find point/polygon intersect using qgis (windows only)

below i describe the method i am using. i have 2 machines: 1 ubuntu linux, qgis 1.4 - intersection works 2 WIN xp, qgis 1.8 - intersection dows not work hopefully, someone will ...
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Is there a way to add a “current user” label to the print composer?

Is there a way to add a current user label to the print composer in QGIS. I thought there might be something similar to the $CURRENT_DATE format available. This would be in a windows environment.
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MapServer WMS feed and QGIS

I've managed to create a WMS feed from Mapserver showing a tileindex to some rasters and a shapefile and it appears in my browser OK. If I go to QGIS (1.8.0 Windows StandAlone) and I connect to my WMS ...
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Delaunay triangulation doesn't work

I am trying to create a Delaunay triangulation of a set of 3692 points with QGIS 1.8.0. The resulting set of polygons appears unfinished, leaving a small part of the original map uncovered by ...
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QGis Smooth Raster DEM [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Raster generalization - buffers in rasters, expand pixels? I have a 1m LIDAR DEM which I'm manipulating in QGIS. I'd like to smooth the DEM, such as by having each ...
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Why is a Shape polygon file not editable?

I received a .shp polygon file. When I choose the edit toggle tool in QGIS the little red X's appear as expected. Then when I try to edit the polygons such as add a polygon all seems to go well, when ...
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How can I fix QGIS 1.8 startup issues due to missing qwt5.dll library?

I installed the QGIS 1.8 a couple of weeks ago and it run ok. Today the qwt5.dll library is missing apparently. I deinstalled and also deinstalled the microsoft visual c++ 2005 distributables to do a ...
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Couldn't load SIP Module

After reinstalling QGIS, the desktop program runs but generates the python error "Couldn't load SIP Module Pythin support will be disabled" Because of this error, no plug-ins will load. I found a ...
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Dxf drawings displaying as points but i need lines

I have an autocad dwg. which i then saved as a dxf. I have way to many layers in it such as contours, buildings etc. All I need is the red and blue lines. I cannot delete the other lines as they ...
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Looking for a template project for OSM data

I have a PostGIS 2 database filled with OSM data for my country via Osmosis. Is there perhaps a template/project (!styling) for QGIS i could download, where i would simply change the provider of data ...
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Vector boundary generation -similar to Image Boundary

I want to automate the creation of boundary polygons from vector files. This is not footprint or extent creation (I already have scripts to do this). I want to create a tool similar to the QGIS, Image ...
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Write spatial operations to PostGIS from QGIS or ArcGIS

I need to write my spatial operations to a (new) postgis layer (as the data is to large for a shp file). Can this be done in the QGIS browser or from ArcGIS without SDE? When you go (for example) --> ...
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How can I uninstall Quantum GIS that was installed using OSGeo?

I installed QGIS using OSGEO4W, and would love to know how to uninstall it, because when I go to "Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall" the program does not appear in the list of installed programs. ...
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How to install OpenLayers plugin in QGIS1.8

I am using QGIS 1.8.0 on Windows 7 (32-bit) but am unable to install the OpenLayers plugin. The Python plugins menu does not include OpenLayers on the plugin list. Can it be somehow added manually? ...
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How to create a grid constrained within a polygon in QGIS?

In QGIS I have created an irregularly shaped polygon. I can create a grid based on the maximum extents of the polygon via Vector>Research Tools>Vector Grid. However, what if I need the grid to ...
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How to create a polygon (fixed width buffer) around a polygon in QGIS?

I have created a polygon in QGIS (in this case it describes a country's maritime baseline). I need to create a second polygon whose boundary is a fixed distance from the original polygon. (in this ...
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Why is QGIS not launching?

I've got a problem using qGIS. Always when I try to launch the programme with the desktop icon, nothing happens. I also checked the Task Manager and it doesn't show any process running regarding qGIS. ...
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How to create a rectangle polygon with set lengths in QGIS?

I have a search area i want to outline. and i need it to be 1km by 2km. is it possible to achieve this in QGIS. I can create a rectangle polygon but only guess the lengths.
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How to create a 50x50 m hexagonal grid with mmqgis?

I'm trying to use the mmqgis plugin to create a hexagonal grid, and I am really perplexed on how to fill in the variables required. I would like to have hexagons around 50m x 50m in size (real life), ...
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How can i obtain the data of one selected feature in QGIS using python?

I have a problem / question regarding python and QGIS. Is it, and yes how, possible to get the data of one selected feature in QGIS using python? In my example I have a layer which shows some parcels ...
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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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Where is Sextante in QGIS?

I am using QGIS 1.7.3 (can't get 1.8 to work on my WIN 7 64 OS) and I cannot find the Sextante plugin. I have found other plugins with no problems, accessing all the various repositories, I have a ...
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Qgis crash on ubuntu precise

ubuntu precise qgis 1.8 I open a shape file and qgis crashes hard. i.e. it completely disappears from my desktop. qgis stable version is what i am using. (1.8)
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table of polygon centroids

Given a polygon layer, census tracts, how can I generate a table of centroid coordinates in QGIS, or add columns with the centroid coordinates or generate a new layer of polygon centroid points?
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How to interpolate temperature correctly?

I tried to interpolate the mean avyerage annual temperature to produce a "realistic" surface.In qgis I used Raster-Interpolation-Interpolation. Both methods TIN and IDW did not deliver a "realistic" ...
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GDAL does ECW but QGIS (Linux !!) does not load ECW file

Followed instructions from various posts (each one with slight variations on the theme) and most of the time have no trouble getting the installed GDAL to accept ECW files. However, QGIS stubbornly ...
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Why do our .shx files disappear?

We are using QGIS in our workgroup, and have recently updated to 1.8.0 Lisboa. To share our file structure we are using egnyte similar to dropbox. We all use Mac OS, and have used QGIS for years, ...
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Solutions for fast operations on large GIS datasets [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Acquiring ArcGIS-like speed in Postgis I have been using PostGIS 2.0 for all of my GIS operations. PostGIS is an excellent GIS database, but no matter how I format my ...