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Have editable label locations (dynamic) on a layer on which there is query

Is it possible to have dynamic labels, set by editable x y parameters in the attribute table, on a layer which also has a query applied, in QGIS? i.e. I want to set the query and get all the ...
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How to increase RAM allocation to QGIS? [closed]

I am using QGIS 1.8.0 and it runs slowly (with huge layers the size of NSW, Australia) and it appears that QGIS is limited in its RAM allocation to 128.9MB. How can I increase the speed with which it ...
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count lines in polygons

I found the following link to a post saying that a count lines in polygons had been added to ftools for QGIS: http://hub.qgis.org/issues/4712 However I can't find how to access this feature nor any ...
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How to update polygon field with point count for multiple rows? (Temporal point-in-polygon)

I have a shapefile with several regions. It contains basic info like ID, Code, Name1, Name2, etc. It is overlaid with a shapefile of points (nearly 200k). Each point represents an event with a type ...
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How to change all values in a field in one operation?

I am setting up a couple of shapefiles with text x, text y, text rotation and text size fields in order to utilize the labeling toolbar where I can move and rotate labels. I would like the values for ...
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How to calculate te area between contour lines on a DEM with Qgis 1.8?

Does anyone know how to calculate the area in km² for each altitudinal band (between 100 and 200, 200 and 300...) based on a DEM? I added the contour lines with a distance of 100 metres but could not ...
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Is there a way to run the spatial query plugin from QGIS python console? [duplicate]

I want to get all contiguous polygons for every county. In QGIS I can do this manually with a Spatial Query, but for a large data set this result impractical. Is there a way to run the spatial query ...
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Orthogonal Height Profile along line (sextante -> v.segment, r.profile?)

While trying to find a way to find "valleys/ridges" within a DEM, I'd like to know if there are tools, plugins or "methods" known or available to automatically generate height profiles along a given ...
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Calc bottomline of valleys

Which way do I calculate bottomlines of valleys or even more preceise: which way do I "find" valleys (for example suggested tectonic faults). Sample below shows a height profile (profile from line) ...
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Styling broad lines with short dashes

I'm looking to style some lines in QGIS to look like the steps in OpenStreetMap's default style. Actually, I'm styling those same steps on my own machine. Basically, unless I'm missing something, ...
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How to calculate Network Service Areas in QGIS?

Is there any way in QGIS to apply service area buffers e.g if I have a point on a map I wish to show the service coverage of 1 mile, 2 mile, 3 mile, breaks using the road network?
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Where can I download the exercise data for The Free Quantum GIS Training Manual?

Where can I download the exercise data for The Free Quantum GIS Training Manual? The pdf of the manual just mentions the sources of the data, but doesn't give any links.
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How to Split a vector file into several different files using a Grid in QGIS?

I have a shapefile containing contour for a large area, and I want to split it into different shapefiles each covering a 1KM X 1KM area. I have already created the required Grid shapefile in QGIS. ...
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Qgis analysis on polygon

I have a data table mapped and the table also contains further information of interest, beyond the lat/long of the specific data points. I want to be able to draw a polygon and then simply have a ...
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Building Qgis-1.8 on Scientific Linux - a sip error occured

I'm on Scientific Linux 6.3 and after trying to build Qgis 1.8 fter "ccmake" I got the error: [ 89%] Built target translations [ 89%] Generating analysis/sipanalysispart0.cpp, ...
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Exporting shp into a GPS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert .shp into .gpx using QGIS? I'm trying to convert a shapefile with some random points into a gpx file, but I'm having some problems: when I upload the gpx ...
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QGIS projects - collaboration on different platform

on my computer, I have both - Ubuntu and Windows - operating systems. Since I work on both of them and QGIS save path to particular layers using absolute path, it's very inconvenient to store ...
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Different typesets for labeling within one project

I'm searching a way to show labels with a western typeset, as well as a differnt one. In my case thats western (English/German/...) PLUS Russian, which I don't speak at all. But I'd like to be able ...
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Can osm way records in SQL spatial be merged to one geographic record if they have same Id?

I've imported England shp file of roads to mssql using OSM2MSSQL and I've noticed that the same road has couple of records with same Id but different geographic (probably it was segmented). Is there ...
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How to calculate distances in a point sequence?

I'm looking for help calculating the distance between a sequence of points that are in a single Shapefile in QGIS. Below is what my data look like and a blank distance column I've added to show how ...
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How can I use QGIS to convert points with elevations to DXF?

I'm trying to convert points (with their elevations) into a dxf file for use in AutoCAD LT. I've tried "save as" to dxf for the layer, which appears to almost work...the dxf has x and y location ...
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How did QGIS fix a shapefile's character encoding, and can I do this on the command line with ogr2ogr?

Solved: I'm not sure why, but it works fine if I specify --config SHAPE_ENCODING "ISO-8859-1" in my ogr2ogr command. For whatever reason, this allowed ogr2ogr to go from the original TigerLine ...
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Why do I get “Failed to transform” when reprojecting from WGS84 to Google Mercator?

I am attempting to re-project a vector shapefile from Natural Earth, following a qgis tutorial. Another user reported this error, but a solution has not yet been reported. Given this post, and the ...
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How to read Greek fonts (ISO-8859-7) in shapefile attributes within QGIS 1.8.0?

I'd like to ask whether there is a way to read greek fonts in a shapefile's attribute table within QGIS 1.8.0.
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Button to add a new line in a non-spatial table without opening the table itself using QGIS?

While using QGIS and having loaded a non spatial table (from PostGIS), is it possible to add a new row to its table attributes without having to open the attribute table first as in here Is it ...
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How to bulk delete shapefile columns?

I have shape-file with next attribute table: - name of features, unique number for each feature of layer I must split shape-file by NAME field, but in result in attribute tables of layers should be ...
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How to remove duplicate point features?

I have created many .gpx datas with my Garmin device, but due to the amount of data, I have imported the mapping data from my device several times (also because I didn't want it to be lost)... As a ...
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How do I drop the z value from the geometry and transfer it to a new field?

Having a points shapefile with z values, how do I keep in the geometry only the x,y values? I also want to move the z values to a newly created double field.
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Why do I get an OGR error when attempting to save an edited Shapefile?

I often get an ogr error when I try to save a shapefile after working on it in Qgis ( adding features, removing, modifying attributes.. ) The error says : "OGR ERROR : Attempt to delete shape with ...
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OGR-Driver GML axis order handling (GDAL, QGIS)

By default the OGR-Driver will swap the axis order to longitude, latitude for geographic coordinate systems. "Since OGR 1.8.0, the GML driver has coordinate system support. This is only reported ...
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Get the keyPress-Event in QGis-Plugin

I have a QTreeWidget in a QWidget which is the gui of my plugin(cpp). Now i want to get the keyPress-Event of a Node in the TreeView. I try to reimplement the signal of the QWidget. protected: ...
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How to set the cursor to busy mode?

How can I set the cursor to busy-mode/in progress from my qgis plugin (cpp)? I couldn't find anything in the API documentation.
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Can I add entries to the layerlist context menu?

I am implementing a python based plugin for use with QGIS 1.8. Most of it's user interface is contained within a QDockWidget but there are some layer specific controls I would like to append to the ...
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Join attributes by location

I am trying to join multiple records that occupy the same location (polygon centroid) and have tried using the join by location plug-in but have found this does not work for me in this case as I have ...
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Can QGIS give GeoJSON layers a meaningful default name?

When I add a GeoJSON layer to my QGIS project, it always gets the name OGRGeoJSON. This is in contrast with shapefile layers, which seem to be named after the file name by default. Is there a way to ...
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ECW on Mac Osx 10.8 Mountain Lion

I'm having some problems with GdalTools on QGIS 1.8, with MacOsx 10.8: I've the GDAL complete library 1.9 but ECW is still a not supported format. What should I do? Thanks
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.dbf assocaited with aerial photos

I have aerial photos that are .jp2 format and are compiled into a .dbf. In ArcGIS I can simple add the .dbf file and all the aerials automatically appear. Can this be done in QGIS, rather than insert ...
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How to cut lines in a shapefile following a GPX-source?

I have a OSM-Shapefile containing all roads of a given area. I need an overlay cut out of this source-Shapefile that contains only some routes that I want to highlight on my map. I have some ...
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VS 2008 qgis win libraries

I am building an app using qgis in Windows 7 with VS 2008. It was diagnosed that I must have the wrong versions of the libraries because of a potential name mangling problem. I have 12 unresolved ...
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How to split an irregular polygon into equal areas?

I am a surveyor and use QGIS for maintaining soil test records on civil projects and am constantly provided with test lot area or number of lots required. These are more often than not irregular in ...
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Issues with OSM Plugin in QGIS on Ubuntu 12.04

(not sure how to wrap the subject into a question! But...) Here are some issues I've been having with the OSM plugin: 1) When I bring in the .OSM file, close QGIS, then reopen, I get a "Handle Bad ...
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Running a Python Script to Extract Raster Data in QGIS

I am trying to use QGIS to extract raster statistics for shapefiles (I have shapefiles of species distribution and I want to extract environmental data from within each species' range). This is ...
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QGIS 1.8 fails to add vector data layer from directory

I 'm running QGIS 1.8 on Windows 7 and trying to add vector data from an ESRI gdb directory. It worked before on another machine, after following the instructions on this thread: How to get ...
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Revise from repository on standalone Win7?

I'd like to fix the bug in QGIS whereby starting QGIS offline or on a slow connection can kill it, using this revision: ...
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Why does the QGIS 'project properties' option disappear in Ubuntu?

For some reason my 'project properties' button has disappeared for good. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and QGIS 1.8. Sometimes it would straight up disappear, to return later, but now its just 'gone'. I'll ...
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QGIS: subtypes and domains like in ArcGIS?

s there a opportunity to use subtypes and domains in QGIS (Desktop 1.8.0) like the way you use in ArcGIS? I´m specially interested in the possibility of dependencies between subtypes and domains: not ...
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What's the correct csv format for MMQGIS Join by attribute?

When trying to join attributes from CSV-file with MMQGIS, I currently get the error message: File inaccessible or in unrecognized CSV format /Netzplanung/Truck_park/trkbuspk15_2.csv Tried with ...
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Importing shapefile in grass

I have very simple shapefile, which consists of couple of polygons, and I wanted to snap boundaries automatically. Unfortunately qgis doesn't have such function, but grass has according this answer: ...
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Extracting donut holes as separate layer in QGIS

Does anyone know how I can extract the holes in a polygon layer as a separate layer in Quantum GIS? An example could be a country with a number of lakes cut out of the polygon - I need the lakes. I ...
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Can I incorporate an existing DBF file with coordinates for Tiff tiles into geodatabase like spatialite?

I have 285 Tiff files that make up the 1:10000 OS map of Norhtern Ireland. I am having problems running QGIS when I try to load all 285 tiff files in for base maps (I think the memory on computer is ...