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Creating space at intersection of two links

I have a shapefile consisting of two links which are crossing over each other. I want to create an empty space at the point of intersection of the two links. As of now, I have been manually doing ...
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How to deliver an additional Python Library with own Plugin?

For my own plugin I need a special library (pyexiv2) to write a comment into a jpg file (PIL does not do that). When I want to share my plugin in one of the repositories in the future, what would be a ...
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How to save WMS getFeatureInfo points to a layer?

This may be a poorly worded question, because I am not sure of the exact terminology, but I'll give it a shot. I have imported a vector layer from a WMS server into QGIS. I am able to query the ...
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How do I get and install the latest version of QGIS in Ubuntu?

I'd like to get the latest 64-bit dev build of QGIS on my Ubuntu setup. How exactly do I go about it? I assume it's some kind of arcane terminal command...
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Is it possible to create a PostGIS sequence to populate Area column of a polygon

I've created Postgres/PostGIS sequences before to assign unique gid values when a feature is created in QGIS but is it possible to create a sequence that will automatically populate an area column? ...
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How to find dead-ends in a road network

I'm trying to remove all the dead-end roads in a road dataset (lines) that are less than 100m long. How do I identify roads that are dead-ends (no exit)? The 100m part is easy. I know how to use Arc ...
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There is no menu bar on Mac OS 10.7.3

I installed the latest version of QGIS on Mac OS 10.7.3 with 2 additional frameworks (GDAL Complete and GSL) but there is no main menu bar (not at the top of screen, not at the window of QGIS). Where ...
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What is the Typical Workflow from QGIS to Publishing Programs?

I have been playing with using Inkscape to combine my CAD title block and the map project created in QGIS. I was curious to understand what a typical workflow might be to Inkscape or another post ...
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Polygonize vegetation area from Landsat7 RGB using QGis / Bilko?

I'm trying to extract the areas with vegetation as a polygon-shape from a landsat7-image, 30m resolution, RGB, using QGis 1.8 or Bilko or (hopefully in the near future) ArcGIS. The area is in Northern ...
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How to install QGIS on a 2006 iMac?

I would like to know if there is QGIS version for a 32bit Mac (Intel Duo core processor). The newer versions require a 64bit processor.
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QGis compile with Qt Creator error

I followed the steps in this article http://linfiniti.com/2011/06/using-qtcreator-with-qgis/ to compile QGis on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit with Qt Creator. I got the latest source for master with git. I get ...
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How can I force text to appear underneath other layers in QGIS?

To emphasise one particular polygon area, I have used rule-based styles (QGIS) to apply a 50% transparency white fill to every polygon but the one I am interested in. This polygon layer is above all ...
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QGIS CSV file sorts low numbers as high

So I have numbers that range from 5 to above 50, and when I sort these from least to greatest, the numbers less than 10 are treated as higher than anything else. It also does the same when I try to ...
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trying to make a point to polygon attribute join with a many to many match

I am trying to match US charter schools to noncharter schools in QGIS. I have constructed a buffer of 10 miles around each charter schools and then tried a join attributes by location match with non ...
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How to fix the “Snap tolerance” error message in QGis?

I am trying to use the "Delete part" tool on a shapefile. While I am starting to use it, an error message shows up : "Could not snap segment. Have you set the tolerance in Settings > Project ...
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How to Add New Freehand Shapes and Data in QGIS?

I'm new to QGIS. Can anyone either direct me to a good tutorial or explain? I want to draw freehand new shape layers on to Google Earth to map vegetation types and embedded data for each feature. I am ...
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Hydrologic analysis with sextante-saga in qgis

(rough translation): Hi, I want to do hydrologic analysis of a DEM with sextante-saga in qgis. I found the plugin and the needed algorithms in SAGA, enabled them in the sextante toolbox, but when I ...
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How to subset X number of features from Shape file in QGIS

I'm looking for a means to take a rather large Shape file and split it out into separate, smaller shapefiles based on number of features. So for example, if I have a file with 1 million features, ...
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Spatial distance analysis in QGIS

I'm quite new to QGIS and trying to figure out how to analyze the following problem. I have three layers: settlements point layer with 253 entries waste treatment facilities point layer with 24 ...
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Why won't QGIS let me write to a file?

I am writing a QGIS Python Plugin. I am trying to write data to a file using with open("filename.txt", "w") as f: f.write("file text.") QMessageBox.information(None, "Test", "Written to file.") ...
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DLL problem with PyQGIS

I am having problems with Python Shell importing the module "qgis.core". When I type "import qgis.core" the Shell ("idle.pyw") gives me this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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How to Create a Vector Field from Separate u and v Data Files?

I am using Quantum GIS and trying to create a vector field using data from two separate netcdfs. One contains the u data, one contains the v data. Can this be done, and if so, how? Thanks. Jason
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Spatial join including attributes - kind of like right join

I've run in to a little problem. I have two sets of polygons with important attributes. I need to join over the attributes from the first set to the other, but I can't seem to figure out how. ...
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Are you able to buffer labels to prevent other labels within the buffer area?

I saw a post that talks about label offsets, but that was in 1.7. I did some internet research with no success. Is there a way to apply a buffer area so that labels from another layer are not placed ...
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How to install QGIS 1.8 plugin Georeferencer?

My question is about qgis 1.8 georeferencer plugin. I installed the new version qgis 1.8 but I don't have the georeferencer plugins, how do I install it? I used the georeferencing plugin with QGIS 1.6 ...
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Help with intersections in QGIS

I have a shapefile which defines for me the area of each oil field in the North Sea (~300 fields). I also have a shapefile which defines the location of every well that has been drilled (~13000) ...
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QSpatiaLite query syntax

Using the QSpatiaLite plugin in QGIS I composed the following query SELECT 'AddressPoint_2'.'buildingNu', 'AddressPoint_2'.'postCode' WHERE 'AddressPoint_2'.'postCode' = 'NR13 3AA' FROM ...
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How can I fix incorrect links in my QGIS install?

Today I installed QGIS 1.8.0 and I have the same error as this one: How can I fix QGIS 1.8 startup issues due to missing qwt5.dll library?. The sollutions how ever don't seem to work. What I have ...
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Error after installing QGIS 1.8

I have a problem with the installation of QGIS 1.8.0. After finishing the installation two icons show on the desktop: Qgis desktop and Qgis browser. When I click on these, it shows the same ...
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How to change length to 2 decimal places?

I'm trying to work out how to calculate the length of a line to only 2 decimal places in QGIS. When I use the field calculator to create a new field, it doesn't matter what changes I make to the field ...
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How to make working with Postgis vector layers in QGIS faster?

I have just imported a Spatialite database into Postgresql/Postgis. The problem is: using QGIS to work with them is much slower in Postgis (spatial indexes created) than doing the same in Spatialite. ...
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How to use ZonalStats plugin?

I am using QGIS 1.8.0 on a Windows Home Premium 7 machine. I have a single band TIFF that is 187 MB in size. My vector polygon shapefile represents a regular grid of a 147x112 36kmx36km grid cells. ...
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Python error when running SpatiaLite with OSGB(27700)

I have a project open in QGIS and am trying to import an Ordnance Survey Address Point layer into SpatiaLite. I have recently installed the Qspatialite plugin. I open SpatiaLite in the DB Manager ...
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postgis: no module named psycopg2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: psycopg2 error with QGIS 1.5 When I open DB Manager in QGIS I get what appears to be an error message at the bottom of the window:- postgis: no module named psycopg2 ...
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How to fix encoding problems with Turkish characters? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to read Greek fonts (ISO-8859-7) in shapefile attributes within QGIS 1.8.0? My shapefile contains turkish (latin) letters. (see: ...
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Can I import a .gml file into Spatialite in QGIS?

I have some Ordnance Survey Address Base data files which have a .gml extension. I have imported them to GGIS as vector layers along with some mapping data but would like to explore them with ...
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How to find obsolete plugin?

I just installed a brand new copy of QGIS 1.8 Lisboa and all of the associated software on a Windows Vista PC using the Windows Osgeo4W QGIS installer, and I get this message: "The Plugin Installer ...
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QGIS & GeoMedia .mdb .gws compatibility?

i cannot open Geomedia file directly from QGIS 1.8.0! Gdal driver >= 1.9.0 reference is made to below link qgis-connecting-geomedia-mdb-warehouse anyone have any experience in using GeoMedia file ...
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What are the advantages either way between GML and ShapeFiles?

After a good start many months ago of getting into GIS through QGIS, I had to drop what I was doing and did not touch it for quite some time. I am now able to get back into it and have a need to load ...
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Looking for complicated representations of an urban areas

I would like to display some features of an urban area using a map, showing something like telecomunications, roads, or parks, etc. Also, is it possible to get an understanding of how to show more ...
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How to Split Features in QGIS?

I am new at using QGIS. How can I simply split features in QGIS? The manual tells to simply draw a line through the polygon you want to split. But it doesn't work. The line disappears when finishing ...
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Road number boxes dependent on string length?

I would like to have a coloured box behind each road number on my map, matching the colour of the road it relates to and scaled to the length of the road number. I understand this could be done with ...
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How does snapping in QGIS work?

I have read a number of posts and tutorials, even the QGIS manual on snapping. I set the snapping options under settings>snapping options; selecting the two layers that I would like snapping on, ...
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Is it possible to place a point at a coordinate in QGIS?

Is it possible to place a point at a coordinate in qgis? I have a map, using irish grid reference and wish to place a point at an exact 6 digit coordinate. Is it possible to do it. Previous to this ...
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Creating points along lines? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a point along a line given distance How to create equidistant points in QGIS? I have some road survey data and each line has an individual value and ...
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Predefined CRS and Custom CRS problem with Borneo projection

I loaded a shapefile layer into QGIS and assigned to CRS of EPSG:29873 (Timbalai 1948/ RSO Borneo (m)) I copied the Proj4 parameters from EPSG:29873 (above) and create a custom user defined ...
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QGIS does not open (installation problem?) [closed]

I downloaded QGIS 1.8.0 (Windows) and installed the software. Installation was completed succesfully. However, I cannot open the software. When I start the QGIS, I receive an error message "qgis.exe ...
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How to center a map in Print Composer to the same center as in map window?

I can't figure out how can I center the map in Print Composer to layer/object/map center in the same way as in map window in QGIS 1.8. Let's say I have layer which I want have in the center of the ...
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How to Perform a Grouping Analysis of Points to Divide a Polygon into n Number of Sub-Regions?

I'm attempting to create n sub-regions from a polygon based on a cluster analysis of a bunch of overlapping raster layers (physical layers, eg. depth, currents, waves...). Briefly, I can create a ...
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Lower the level of a label in QGIS

I am finding when I use label vector lines using the newer labeling tool that the labels always appear on top of the lines of that layer. And they appear on top of all other layers in my project. Is ...