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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 ...
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How to Force the Showing of Labels of a Vector File in QGIS

I imported some OSM data. I then label the lines (roads) with their "name" field using the new label layering settings dialog box. When I zoom to different scale levels I find that while all the lines ...
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Licensing of QGIS libraries

what type of license are subject to the following QGIS libraries? libqgis_analysis.so libqgis_core.so libqgis_gui.so I would like to use the following libraries released in QGIS package in a ...
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How to convert a Shapefile from bessel1841 to WGS84?

I would like to convert a shape file which has +ellps=bessel to +ellps=WGS. In my understanding, even QGIS1.8.0, it is impossible. Let me know the free software which is able to convert shape file ...
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How can I use a custom font in QGIS?

I would like to use a custom font to mark certain features on a map. It needs to be defined as an attribute as the features in question are part of a unified text layer that includes various ...
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QGIS startup error (out of range pointer)

I downloaded QGIS (for Windows) and installed the software. However, when I start QGIS, I get an error message: "The Instruction at 0x04c20d55 referenced memory at 0xffffffff. The memory could not ...
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Setting rendering order of line layers in QGIS

I have a dataset where different road types are in separate layers, i.e. motorways, primary roads and secondary roads. In turn, each layer is subdivided by embedded codes into different sub-types - 4 ...
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Getting dataProvider from vector layer outside QGIS

I'm using PyScripter to explore PyQGIS API because of it's very handy auto-completion function. I've managed to get a handle on a PostGis vector layer by: >>> from qgis.core import * ...
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Launching QGis 1.8.0 Lisboa on Windows 8 getting an error “the procedure entry point could not be located in the dynamic link library” [Solved] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix QGIS error “Entry Point could not be located”? I have a problem with QGIS 1.8.0 Lisboa installed on a desktop with Windows 8 Pro. When I launch qgis.bat the ...
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How to Center Text in Multiline Labels

I used wrap text on "~" and now I have two lines of text from one attribute field. Is there a way to center that and not just choosing center as the horizontal alignment? QGIS 1.8.
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Easy Labels do not show when opening project on another machine

Love the easy label plugin, once I got the hang of it. I opened the project file on my desktop after setting up all the labels on my laptop and they do not show. I assume they will once I open the ...
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OpenLayers plugin and QGIS 1.9: Error after install

After I install the OpenLayer Plugin (1.0.0) on my QGIS 1.9 this error appears: Konnte Erweiterung openlayers_plugin nicht laden wegen eines Fehler beim Aufruf seiner initGui()-Methode Traceback ...
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Where did the texture fill option go in QGIS 1.9 Master?

In the previous version (1.8) of QGIS you could select to fill a polygon using a PNG or JPG image. This option seems to have gone from QGIS 1.9 Master. I can get it by selecting the "Old Symbology" ...
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I would like to change all the values in a attribute field to the same text

So I recieved a great answer to this question, How to change all values in a field in one operation?, although I need some further information. I would like to change the values in the entire field to ...
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Relative Hyperlinks in QGIS without end user's software dependency

I am trying to work out how can I add a relative path hyperlink to a shapefile in QGIS. I have found several great tips on various forums but only one has so far potential to be implemented. The ...
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Is it possible to grow QGIS symbol size over time?

I've got a data set of people movements within my municipality. (between points of places) I've managed it with the plugin for QGIS 'time manager'. Over time people come and go, and based on a count ...
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Where can I find a list of valid settings for expanded data defined labeling?

I have seen this post What are valid values for "data defined" labeling settings?. Does anyone have any insight to the values within attribute tables required to satify the expanded "Data ...
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Is PgQuery for QGIS still available?

I was wondering if PgQuery for QGIS is still available. I am trying to install it on some new machines with QGIS 1.8.0 and I can not find it in the Python Plugin Installer. Does anyone know of a ...
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Issues Accessing ESRI File Geodatabase within Quantum GIS Desktop

I am trying to access ESRI file gdb from Quantum GIS. I am on Windows 7, 64-bit. I have found many useful threads on how to set up this functionality within Quantum GIS. The method I went for is ...
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Combining Python and QGIS out of console

I was wondering if it's possible to use Python and QGIS out of QGIS environment (namely, avoiding the use of the console). I'm pretty new to QGIS, I've been always using ArcGIS 10.1. What I am looking ...
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Idiots guide to expressions for QGIS

I have no formal training in GIS and have learned on the fly with ArcGIS 9.3 at work and have been dabbling with QGIS on my own time for my business. Is there any resource recommendations ingeneral ...
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QGIS connection to PostGIS showing wrong TYPE

I've got a user that it trying to edit his polygon layer but gets a message PostGIS error while adding features: ERROR: Geometry type (Polygon) does not match column type (MultiPolygon) When you have ...
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How to print pie charts in QGIS?

I added pie charts via text-file to my map. When printing the map they get lost. Does anyone know how to print them? QGIS also seems to delet some charts, when there are to many at one place. Does ...
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Apply QGIS Style to osm-File like in Open Cycle Map, Landscape Base-Layer

I try to mimick a rendering style like in Open Cycle Map (landscape base layer) in QGIS. However, I'm not able to find certain elements (i.e., wood and rivers) that are used in Open Cycle Map but seem ...
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How can I Setup Python to recognize QGIS

I want to use QGIS and work with Python out of the console, but I'm having troubles letting the system recognize the paths of some DLLs. Since I couldn't find a good answer on the web, I wonder if I ...
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How can I see the coordinate transformation parameters in QGIS?

How can I see (and edit if possible) the transformation method and parameters used by QGIS for "on-the-fly" transformation, and then for saving data in another CRS? Like in ArcGIS? Here is the ...
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How to Digitize Free Satellite Imagery in QGIS - Alignment issues with Openlayers Plugin

I am trying to digitize OpenLayers data (such as Google satellite imagery) with no success. Whenever I try to move or zoom the canvas the vector layer I digitized loses the position relative to the ...
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How to set up a background map in WGS84 projection for interactive map?

I've started developing my own interactive map and I have some things which are not clear to me. I heard that OSM, Google maps and all similar maps use Google Mercator projection. But if I use that ...
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ODBC connection to Sybase SQL Anywhere database

I have my GIS data in ESRI personal geodatabase, and my attributes in a Sybase SQL Anywhere database. I would like to make a join between my GIS data and my tabular data, but don't understand how to ...
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Why is my Natural Earth map not shown correctly in QGIS? (strange circle; only Caucasian Sea shown)

Using the world map data from Natural Earth I have some problems with the correct displaying in QGIS. Shapefiles added: 1:10 Admin Countries 1:10 Oceans As you can see in my screenshot, there are ...
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Qgis don't show geometries

When I select a object in a particular layer using qgis in order to get information about it, this object don't get resalted in red and in the qgis log a get the following error: not found space ...
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Can a QGIS project (.qgs) be uploaded to work in map viewer in GIS Cloud?

Title says it all. Can a QGIS project be uploaded onto GIS CLoud to display all the properties i have asked it to display in QGIS? if not is there an equvilant GIS Server i can upload previous QGIS ...
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Is it possible to convert ArcGIS .mxd to QGIS .qgs without having ArcGIS installed? [duplicate]

I was reading How to convert an .mxd file to a .qgs file?. It looks as though this only works with ArcGIS 10. I would like to do this, but am unable to install things on the computer that has ...
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Clarification of Map Scale

I need some clarification. I have a map the is set to the scale of 1:6000. In Settings>Project Properties, under the General tab I have the Layer Units set to feet. Therfore I assume that means the ...
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How to create vertical labels in QGIS?

How to create vertical labels (each label in new line) like: 1998 150 pipe name and not horizontal: 1998 150 pipe name
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How to connect to MySQL from QGIS in Ubuntu10?

I have just installed Quantum GIS 1.8.0 on my Ubuntu 10. I want to add a MySql table as a data source but I can't see any options for connecting to mysql. Can any one guide me how to connect to ...
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Install Georeferencer Plug-in QGis 1.7.0 OS X

I'm trying to install the Georeferencer plug-in in QGis 1.7.0 on Mac OS X (10.5.8). However the plug-in doesn't show up in the list. I have used "enable 3rd parties directory" and I have checked ...
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How do I make the scalebar accurate when I am working with a google satellite image in QGIS?

I start a project in QGIS. I set the CRS to anything (in this case I use EPSG=26918 a NAD83 datum). I also enable on the fly projection. Then I import a vector. In this case a kml, which I believe is ...
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How to install shapely for python 2.6 (Mac) NOT 2.7?

I'm trying to use Polygonizer plugin inside QGIS, but it needs Shapely to work. I've installed Shapely (pip install Shapely) but that's for python 2.7. QGIS works with python 2.6 (on Snow Leopard) and ...
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What is the 'Layer' box in 'Save Vector Layer' good for?

In QGIS, in the 'save vector layer as' window, under OGR creation options, what is the 'Layer' box for?
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How to get labels to diplay in Google Earth after saving to KML?

When saving a QGIS layer as kml, is it possible to have labels be displayed when opened in Google Earth?
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How to keep layer style/symbology when saving as KML?

When saving as a kml, is it possible to keep the style of the QGIS layer? I have tried a couple plugins that have been mentioned on here: qgis2kml ('format not yet supported') and qgis2google2 ...
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QGIS 1.8.0, 3.68 RAM, 2.4GHz — Slowwwww performance

What can I do to speed up QGIS panning and zoom in/out? I did not include any layer information in my question because it is still subjective. It's just that I cherish having an open source gis ...