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Why are “capture line” etc not available?

I have a question about QGIS which I just started using. I loaded a shp file and want to edit different elements, but the tool for drawing a new line or adding new points does not appear. I can add a ...
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Why shapefile loaded in canvas always appear in random color?

I created the simple frame .UI file, compiled with pyuic4, and tried the ShapeViewer.py to load the shapefile "world_borders.shp". However, the map is always loaded in different random colors every ...
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QGIS Python error on OS X while trying to simplify shapefile geometries

I am trying to reduce the file size of the shapefile by simplifying geometry in QGiS on OS X. But I get the following error... An error has occured while executing Python code: Traceback (most ...
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How to generalize polygon attributes in a regular polygon grid?

I'm trying to generalize the attributes of a set of polygons(let's say they're census blocks with a population property) into another, overlapping set of polygons(let's say it's just a grid with no ...
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qgis projections from Michigan's CGI data [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to reproject from Michigan Georef to WGS84 in QGIS? I'm importing shapefiles into QGIS. These files were created by the state of Michigan, primarily to be used in ...
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How to fix missing ippj-5.3.dll error in QGIS?

I try to install OSGeo4W but when I tried to run it appeared an error message about ippj-5.3.dll is missing... does anyone know what happen?
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Warning: QNetworkDiskCache::prepare() unable to open temporary file

When I run qgis 1.8.0 on Linux and load a WMS layer from a remote server I get messages (in terminal) saying Warning: QNetworkDiskCache::prepare() unable to open temporary file Downloading tiles ...
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How to geocorrect in qgis?

I need to fit a utm wgs84 tiff raster to a topomap in the same projection. I use GCP and it invariably fails. The first raster uncorrected rater superimpose well, the "geocorrected" raster is ...
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How to add a geometry to an existing feature that was created with NULL geometry?

I have a simple SpatiaLite geodb loaded in QGIS with one table. There is a POINT geometry field and some alphanumeric data. In some cases I can record data about a specific site, but the coordinates ...
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Using clip tool in qgis - contours to exact map area

I am using QGIS. I am trying to clip contours and water vector layers to the exact size of my map (polygon layer). Sometimes it works; sometimes the program crashes before completion (at the same ...
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How to use scale -rule based renderer in QGIS?

I wish to render a shapefile of builindings such that at scales below 1:5000, they have a border, and above 1:5000, they do not have a border. For this, I went into layer properties, selected ...
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How do you obtain the execution times of processes in qgis?

I am working on QGIS. I need to determine how much time QGIS needed to finish a specific task. I have been unable to get execution times for the processes. What is the proper way to get processing ...
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Retaining original thematic colors in a USA source shapefile [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adding Layerfiles (.lyr) to Qgis New to QGIS and need a lot of help! I am using QGIS with MAC - I have downloaded a USA thematic map but when I open it in my system it ...
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Labels with white (or other color) background

I tried to give my labels somekind of box and a backgroundcolor (or boxcolor) in QGIS, but i couldnt find the right option. My labels are not readable because my layers are too dark. I found offset ...
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How to style points in QGIS based on multiple attributes

While trying to find a useful way having earthquakes displayed, I noticed that it isn't that easy to manage. I'd like to be able to recognize the "Magnitude", "Date", and "Depth" from the style of ...
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How to create a standard deviation map from three rasters in QGIS?

I have 3 normalised (0-100) raster maps. Is it possible to get a map which shows the standard deviation? I'd like to see the areas with smaller and higher std deviation. Thank you!
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How to remove a vector QgsVectorLayer from QGis python plugin

I managed to add QgsVectorLayer in QGIS through a python plugin, for example: vl = self.iface.addVectorLayer(uri.uri(), layerName, self.dbConn.getProviderName()) But how can I remove it?
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updatation query along a point [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GIS QUERY on point and buffer All, I have a PostGIS/Postgresql DB that has one table in it. One with point geometries and the other that represents buffer as polygons. ...
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How can I fix QGIS PostGIS Manager error 'shp2pgsql' is not recognized?

I have QGIS 1.8.0 installed via OSGeo Installer and work on win 7. All I need is to upload the shapefile to the database via this plugin. Unfortunately I am receiving an error: Something's wrong: ...
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GIS QUERY on point and buffer

I have a point table and the buffer geometry is created around the point. I have defined the if the point is within the buffer_distance then its value is =1 and if it is outside the buffer its value ...
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How to improve OSM layer resolution in OpenLayers plugin while exporting?

I'm having trouble with the OpenLayers Plugin exporting a map to a png or pdf file: The output resolution of the exported osm-layer is very, very poor. Zooming to 100% in the png file shows big ...
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Error message 'Module qgis.v.kernel.rast.py not found'

How do I repair this error in QGIS: The error message was received whilst trying to run v.kernel from the modules list. I can however run v.kernel from the GRASS shell. A while ago, I installed ...
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Point to Polygon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create new polygon layers from postcodes latitude & longitude I'm running QGIS 1.8.0 I have a list of points that I need to convert to one polygon. So far I have ...
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Transform Shapefile from WGS84 to NAD83 using QGIS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to reproject a vector layer in QGIS? I have some shapefiles whose CRS is WGS 1984 and I have some shapefiles whose CRS is NAD 1983 State Plane Illinois East. I want ...
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How to compile QGIS with GRASS on Ubuntu?

I am on Ubuntu building qgis with grass plugin. I have build grass code separately and used --prefix to provide the path GRASS_PREFIX is /usr/local/grass-6.4.2 and GRASS_INCLUDE_DIR is ...
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Problem opening a shp in another application

I helped a colleague converting waypoints from a gpx file to a shape file. My colleague has only arcMap. I gave him the shp and when he opened it in ArcMap, it did not show anything in the attribute ...
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Geographic locators within Polygons

I have a list of geographic locators and a boundary file. In QGIS, is there any way merging them together to create a lookup saying this boundary contains these locators? Not the number the actual ...
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Why is QGIS 1.8 crashing when exporting to PDF?

I want to export for example this: but qgis crashes. Sometimes with an error message std::bad_alloc. But: My Mac has 8 GByte RAM and "just" 5,... something (of 8) GByte are used, moreover there is ...
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Delete multiple features easily in QGIS?

I have a vector layer being rendered in QGis. I want to delete various features in the layer. I'm currently deleting each node by selecting the node through node tool and then pressing the delete ...
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How to ensure uniform colour for DEMs?

This is a silly question, but one I've been trying to figure out for a while. I have two Aster DEM tiles, one next to the other. How do I ensure uniform colour for both?
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What is the easiest way to let a user upload overlayers to openlayers (Geoserver/Mapserver)?

I need to let a user upload vector layers he created with QGIS or MapInfo professional to my website (using OpenLayers as client and either Geoserver or Mapserver as WMS). What will be the easiest ...
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Road graph tool crashes, but works with sample shapefile [closed]

When I try to calculate the distance between two points using the "Road graph" plugin in QGIS (1.8.0-2, on OSX 10.8.2 ML), QGIS just crashes. It does work with the sample shape file from ...
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Why do OpenLayers layers appear shifted in map composer?

I'm having trouble with the OpenLayers Plugin of Qgis and the map composer: If I create an OSM-background layer and if I want to export this, the OSM-Layer looks perfectly all right in the normal ...
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Are there any known problems using GPS connection in Android version of QGIS? [closed]

I install QGIS both my netbook (windows win7 starter) and My tablet (android 4.0). I can used GPS option in windows version and I can save location points from GPS. However, I could not manage same ...
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Problem with generating contour lines and filled contours

I am trying to create contour lines and filled contours from a shape file of height points using the contour plug in (have tried other tools but with no success). The data is sourced from the UK ...
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How to correctly merge layers with overlapping polygons in QGIS/GRASS?

I have 4 vector shapefile that I would like to join/merge, without worrying about attributes. Here are the shapefiles. I would like to do an union and a spatial dissolve, but everytime I do a dissolve ...
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“Please ensure that the GDAL_DATA environment variable is set and try again” on Kubuntu 12.10

I'm having a problem loading the 'convert os gml to ogr' plugin in QGIS 1.8 running on (k)ubuntu 12.10. Basically, clicking the plugin prompts the error: "Please ensure that the GDAL_DATA ...
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Start-up error message QGIS 1.8 Couldn't load PyQt4

After successfully building QGIS 1.8 "Lisboa" on Windows 7 in 32 bit mode by following the instructions mentioned here I am able to start QGIS, however I get the following startup error message: ...
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How to extract slope from topographic raster map?

I am working on a project for a machine learning class wherein I extract features from a topographic raster map and then classify the traversability of the terrain. One of the features I need to ...
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Sort layers in QGIS table of contents?

When I load a bunch of layers into QGIS from PostGIS, they seem to load in reverse alphabetical order. Is there any tools or plugins that allow you to quickly sort the QGIS TOC in a different order? ...
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How to import coordinate data from excel into QGIS?

I have an excel file containing data collected over many years as latitude and longitude coordinates for archaeological sites - how can I import it into QGIS as a new layer?
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How to debug 'Layer is not valid error' from Python plugin?

I'm trying to understand what goes wrong with a QGIS python plugin. Basically I'm trying to render a series of POINT. The query works fine, at least giving it by hand from inside PostGIS DB: "SELECT ...
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Summing attributes intersected by under a radius

Apologies - new user. I am working with QGIS on Mac OS X and with shapefiles downloaded from the US Census Bureau that show population data by state and by county. How do I: select certain points ...
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How to close and fill Gulfs and inlets in QGIS or Grass?

I have a raster layer from which I extracted only zones with a certain color, then polygonized it with QGis. I just generalized the new vector layer in GRASS to smooth things a bit. There are many ...
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How to extract POINT from a [LINE|MULTILINE]STRING

I'd like to create a vectorLayer in QGIS to display all the points that form a LINESTRING or a MULTILINESTRING stored in a PostGIS DB. I think that I need to transform all points of LINESTRING (or ...
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calibrating vector line in qgis

I have loaded GPS points into a QGIS vector layer. I also imported a vector line from a dxf file which doesn't have georeferencing. I would like to fit in line geometry between the GPS points - how ...
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Measurement not correct in QGIS 1.8

I have a SHP file of sub-areas of U.S. counties (roughly about the size of a Census tract) that I've reprojected into a 'true distance' projection (World Equidistant Cylindrical) in QGIS 1.8. However, ...
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QGIS, how do you break segments of a polygon, ie break 1 polygon into 2 or more?

I have a polygon but would like it to be in broken up to put into different layers. I can't work out how to do this.
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How to debug a QGis python plugin

I'm trying to write a python plugin for QGis. I'd like to debug some DB queries and I need a way to display the result. I thought about using a popup to display it, but I don't know how to show a ...
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How to build a minimum convex hull crossing the 180 degrees line?

I've been building convex hulls for species that inhabit the Indo-Pacific (~ from 20 to -65 degrees of longitude). The problem I've encountered is that for the species that can be found on both sides ...