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More presentable style class range values, faster

This is as much feature suggestion as it is question: Is there a better way to generate attractive/presentable style class ranges? Currently I have 5 similar datasets. Lets say the values for the ...
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QGIS “transform error” after downloading from OpenStreetMap

Beginner's question. I am working on this tutorial: http://www.qgis.org/en/docs/training_manual/vector_analysis/basic_analysis.html After selecting WGS84 UTM zone 34S in Project Properties, I receive ...
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Is there an escape option for single quotes & apostrophes in QGIS?

I'm trying to use the Data Defined symbology in QGIS ver 2.2. Some of my data has single quotes/apostrophes. Since the string must use single quotes, is there an escape option I can use for the field ...
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QGIS Analyst Create Finished Product for MapInfo Client

I use Esri in my day job and am learning QGIS for work on the side. I have a Client that uses MapInfo for creating Posters and Presentations. I have never used MapInfo. I am digitizing geology data ...
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QGIS how to add string field

I have a few point shapefiles. I want to merge them, but first give each point a certain type according to shapefile. How do I add a String field, all with the same word? (changing the field type ...
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Sql to view points of intersection with line not working

I have two tables one called test lines and other points called testepoint with some geometries drawn in QGIS to test my sql. Are as in the image below: I want to select the points that inteceptam ...
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How to define the symbology used in QGIS print composer without using separate styles for screen and print

I use scale-dependent symbols for mapping (rendering Openstreetmap vectors as it happens). For instance paths show up when zoomed closer than 1:50000, but only roads show when zoomed out. The rules ...
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Adding tracks to gps with QGIS feature attributes as name

I am attempting to send a vector layer to a garmin gps in QGIS. I am using the GPS Tools extension and have created a new GPX layer. I can add waypoints without any issues, but when I copy features ...
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Sort polygons from north to south in QGIS using 'graphical modeler'?

I'm building a model in 'graphical modeler' in QGIS 2.2. I want my model to clip a polygon layer and give the polygons coordinates so that I could sort them geographically from north to south. After ...
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Creating custom CRS for India toposheets using QGIS?

Indian toposheets (pre-2000 series) of 1:50k scale are in Polyconic projection, with Everest 1956 spheroid and India-nepal datum. How do I create a custom CRS in QGIS to represent this, so that I can ...
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Calculating std dev for ruggedness using QGIS?

I have a DEM raster image and a vector layer with 200+ grids. Using QGIS, I got the terrain ruggedness index for the DEM layer. Now, I want the std dev (i.e. variation in ruggedness) for each of the ...
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Batch join non-spatial csv to shape files

I have 173 point shape files from soil testing and 173 non spatial csv files with lab ressults (one csv for each shape file) that need joining. The files are located in a library with folders named ...
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Is there any issue using R scripts with sextante processing framework?

I want to use R scripts from the module Sextante treatment QGIS , but I have many difficulties to configure the module in Sextante . Following the procedure described in the official documentation of ...
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How do I create a set of equally spaced points along a line using QChainage and export these as latitude and longitude coordinates in degrees?

In QGIS 2.2.0, how do I create a set of equally spaced points along a line using QChainage and export these as latitude and longitude coordinates in degrees? I am using the QChainage function in QGIS, ...
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How to set symbology based on an attribute of a 1-N table

Now, it is possible to edit geographic features and add elements in child tables using 1-N relationships. I want to construct a stacked - symbology which allows me to represent the multiple ...
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What cartographic line symbol could make a coastline represent water like this old map?

I live in a coastal area with lots of islands. Sometimes with a black and white map it's hard to distinguish land from sea. So I'm trying to replicate this old map's style. I'm trying to do this in ...
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Elevation color ramps for DEMs in QGIS

I need to color a DEM that I have loaded in QGIS 2.2. I'd like the DEM colors to represent different elevations, something like: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/26086662/color_ramp.jpg None ...
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How to determine aspect areas for different elevation bands in a basin in QGIS?

I am working in QGIS and have the dem rater, the vector basin boundary, the hypsometric curve and the aspect raster. I need to determine the north, south and east-west facing areas in each of the 15 ...
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Set Default Transparent Pixels in QGIS?

Is there a way to set QGIS to automatically load in images with no data values of (0,0,0) as transparent instead of black? I've looked through the forums, tried saving a .qml file out, looked through ...
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Georeferencing Vector Layer (shp) from Mollweide Projection to Custom CRS in QGis

the title might be a little complex. Its part of a massive project: I'm working on a fantasy world; a map, to be more specific. I basicly just started to paint a world map in Photoshop, but over time ...
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autocad-map of real estates with own coordinate system and information to be converted to use it in QGIS

I have a question regarding CAD and QGIS, but unfortunately I don't have a clue of CAD. Here it goes: Real estates data has been mapped. There are several reference points surrounding the area. So ...
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How do I use the new USGS topo WM(T)S in QGIS?

The WMS link for "Scanned Topo Maps from USA Topo" in http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/example/services/serviceList.html no longer works (HTTP 400). ...
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How do I plot a line on a map, or obtain the latitude and longitude coordinates of such a line, that is 120km north of the US-Canada border?

How do I plot a line on a map, or obtain the latitude and longitude coordinates of such a line, that is 120km north of the US-Canada border, including parts of the border that cross water? (I managed ...
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Output map of only 50m-100m contours [closed]

I´ve got the "OS Terrain 50" contours/spot-heights dataset. I would like to output a series of maps with everything above 0m, 50m, 100m etc. from a region. I know almost nothing about GIS, but have a ...
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How to creat multiple rings between two circular buffers?

I am working with mathematical-ecological modeling and I am also a new user of QGIS Software. First I am creating 3 circular buffers with same center (shape center) covering a region with roads (shape ...
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Converting models from QGIS to Python scripts?

I want to automate some tools for QGIS 2.0.2 using Python. Previously I have used ArcMap for automating tools and now i want to use QGIS. In ArcMap I used the ModelBuilder, and more specifically the ...
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TIF format to view a vegetation Map with QGIS

I'm a new user of QGIS and I'm trying to view a map present in an online GIS dataset. There are several formats for this dataset and one of them is a TIF folder with several files: .tif, .tif.aux, ...
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Unable to install ECW support on lubuntu 14.04

I try unsuccessfully to install the ECW support (mainly to use ECW file in QGIS 2.2). We attempt to follow and adapt the howto provided by makina-corpus. My first supprise was the repository ...
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PostGIS automatically creating geometries after importing using QGIS DB Manager

I have a shapefile consisting of linestrings, in which some of the features have null geometry. Yet, after importing it to PostGIS, using QGIS' DB Manager, a geometry is created for those features ...
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Add GPS tracks directly to a PostGIS table

Disclaimer: I am a total GIS newb and I have a use case I have not seen elsewhere. Background: I drive country roads looking for old building, cemeteries, school houses, etc and I record the ...
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Is it possible to change the style on a WMS layer using QGIS?

Apologies from a QGIS beginner but I have added a WMS layer of polygons to fill in the gaps of an existing data set I have. the problem is that I want all of this data to have the same style (colour ...
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Applying styles to categorized layer using QGIS

Apologies if this is an easy question from a QGIS novice but I have categorised a layer so I can attach reference numbers and names to the various points but I would like all the points to have the ...
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Intersect between polygonal shapefiles error

I'm encountering a problem when I try to intersect two different shapefiles. They are all new shapefiles I created to descibe the land cover and the land use of a city. The problem occurs when I ...
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“ImportError: No module named fiona” (post-installation of package)

I'm in need of the Fiona and Shapely modules to develop a QGIS 2 plugin, and thus downloaded them from http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/#gdal and installed them. I have no trouble importing ...
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Graphical Modeler to rotate points based on line layer azimuth

I am trying to create a model using the QGIS 2.0 Processing Toolbox graphical model to replicate the process described in this thread: How to horizontally align irregularly shaped point symbol to ...
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How to merge hundreds of vector layers and sum attributes in QGIS?

I'm still at a fairly beginner level with QGIS and I've been banging my head against the wall trying to figure this out, so I would like to turn here for the internetz help. I am trying to construct ...
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Adding GPS tracking data from Excel into QGIS

Sorry if this is an easy question! I have added GPS points in QGIS however all of them are the same colour. I want the points to be coloured differently for each individual. How do I do this? Thank ...
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How to align an HDF layer

Forgive me, but I am completely new to GIS. I am using QGIS. I have a raster layer (HDF format) that does not align with other layers. All layers are projected WGS84 (EPSG:4326) and still the problem ...
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How to create a map from the highest and lowest average values [closed]

Anybody can help me, how to generate the map from assumption data. I have 100 points data (from GPS reading) showing the location of the bee nest. Unfortunately there is no record on how much volume ...
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unable to draw polygon without attribute window popping up?

I'm fairly new to QGIS and an trying to draw a polygon via "Adding Feature". When I make the first left click to start, the attribute window pops up instead of letting me continue on with additional ...
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Drawing tools to add circles, arrows, lines for QGIS?

I'm pretty new in QGIS and i'm searching a drawing tool like it is possible to find in microsoft word or excel. I search something very user friendly (for dummies!) to add circles, arrows, lines... ...
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Auto increment a new column using Model Builder Field Calculator in QGIS?

I am making a model which requires creating a grid and clipping various layers to it. Using the Create grid function does not provide an ID column, instead it creates 2 columns: "longitude" and ...
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qgis html annotation - scale dependent rendering?

In the QGIS 2.2 map composer, I have a large map at a certain scale (let's say 1:25000) and an inset map that is an enlargement of part of the main map (let's say 1:12500). When adding html ...
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Any updates on problems with loading ESRI FileGDBs in QGIS 2.2?

There are many posts in different forums about people having trouble reading File GDBs in QGIS 2.2, but no real solutions. Is there any word on a resolution to this problem? I am using QGIS 2.2 ...
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How can I apply multiple expressions to a field in QGIS?

I'm working expanding abbreviated names in a shapefile. I have written the following expansions, and would like to learn how to write a field expression that would do many expansions in one. replace( ...
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PyQGIS: How to send signal if layer is currently in edit mode

I'm looking for a way to send a signal if a layer is in editing mode. I tried editingStarted(), but it wasn't working. I'd like to do something along the lines of the what I have below, but can't find ...
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Auto generate map from natural earth data with QGIS or other utility

I'm looking at natural earth data to generate each country and save it as a png. What I'm using is: 10m_populated_places, 10m_admin_0_countries and 10m_land. The populates places is the first layer, ...
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Finding Code in QGIS Select Features Toolset

Can anyone tell me in what directory the pre-installed Python scripts for the QGIS selection tools (i.e., Select by Point, Select by Polygon) are found? I am using on a Windows 7 installation of QGIS ...
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QGIS, Postgis: Geometry type does not match column type

I'm trying to import some polygon shapefiles to Postgis in QGIS via SPIT. One of them can't be imported and returns this error: ERROR: Geometry type (Polygon) does not match column type ...
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Why will QGIS only import the first 20 lines of my delimited text file?

I have a file of bird species and counts with Lat Long that I want to put into QGIS (2.0). However, when I add the file it only shows the first 20 entries (excluding the field titles). This is the ...