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How to preserve formulas in XLS cells when working in QGIS?

Opening layers directly from XLS spreadsheets is a very useful (if not well documented) feature of QGIS, but I can't seem to be able to properly import cells where the contents of the cell is the ...
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How to get QGIS to play with pandas (Windows)?

has anybody been successful getting pandas to work with QGIS's Python installation, on Windows? I've used the OSGeo4W installer to install QGIS2.2, which comes with Python 2.7 and Numpy 1.5.1. Any ...
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Coordinate mix up

I am working on a basic map, pulling coordinates from google earth, converting them to decimal degrees in excel, and then importing them into qgis. I am using qgis 1.8. When converting from degrees, ...
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How to replace characters to eliminate encoding errors?

Working with Qgis, I have a table representing streets. Attributes inlude street name, length, pavement and some others. Unfortunately, all names with ä or ö or ü display 'odd characters' like Ã1/4. ...
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Geographical/Spatial analysis

I've got a vast number of layers (10) indicating a geographical phenomena from different dates. In ideal world, the phenomena should be in the exact same spot in all the different layers, or at least ...
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What packages are required to install C++ API on Linux Mint 17?

What packages are required to install C++ API on Linux Mint 17? I already have access to the Python API (installed via “python-qgis” package), but no C++.
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QGIS reprojecting .ecw file in EPSG:23032

I opened the .ecw file with qgis but I found that the ortophoto is 340 mt northern and 150 mt eastern the topographic map. How can I move the ecw?
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How to export point geomtery geojson from QGIS?

I want export geojson (from shapefile), for leaflet project. But QGIS 2.6 exported geojson is multipoint geometry(leaflet doesn't read that), so its way to export point geometry geojson from QGIS?
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How to make a virtual field function use the same Ellipsoid settings as the normal field calculator?

I have a new shapefile layer in CRS 3857, in a project that has the same CRS. Under project properties, the measure tool is on ellipsoid WGS 84. When i use the field calculator to create a new field ...
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Import error when utilizing QGIS's Python Init function

Based on the answer to Referencing Qt UIs external to plugin with python. I'm trying to utilize the "Layer Properties / Fields / Python Init function" to execute a file (test_file.py) that is located ...
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How to properly get the slope from an ASTER DEM in QGIS?

I have inserter a raster dem layer from ASTER satellite and I want to get a raster that has the slope of the area. I use terrain analysis > slope but the output is so wrong. Why is that? here is the ...
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Displaying symbology outside map canvas window extent?

Say we have equally distributed x,y mesh vector file. Each coordinate has a map-unit based diameter circle symbology. If we zoom into a region of the map canvas far enough, some centroids exist ...
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Keyboard shortcut for “delete” object in print composition?

Is it possible to have/add a shortcut from the keyboard to "delete" an object in print composition? I use to add objects from models then I have to print and delete them to add obects from another ...
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Problems coloring features of file geodatabase in QGIS

I managed to open a file geodatabase (.gdb) in QGIS. The extensions of my data are correctly shown and the attribute table shows all values correctly. However, when I double-click on the layer to ...
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Grass NVIZ has no output in QGIS 2.8.1 ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to use the Grass7 NVIZ algorithm from the QGIS 2.8.1 toolbox, on ubuntu 14.04. I have enabled Grass7 in the QGIS processing preferences. I have compiled Grass7 from source, and Grass ...
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QGIS GEarthView plugin ReactorAlreadyInstalledError

I've been battling to get this really handy plugin working for some time. When I try installing it from plugin manager, I get the following error: "This plugin is broken 'module' object has no ...
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Parts of geometry disappearing in QGIS export to Illustrator PDF

I'm having this issue with certain polygons when I export to PDF. Everything looks fine in QGIS, everything fine in print composer, everything fine in the PDF as viewed in Preview or Adobe Reader. ...
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Radiometric Indices error

I have successfully included otbApplicaton in my python code. Tested the otb inclusion it is working fine. I am using the following code to generate NDVI output from the landsat image. from sys ...
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How to avoid snapping errors in QGis?

I am using QGis version 2.2.0 and I set the snapping option to the vertex, with a tolerance of 1.5 meter. When I draw a new polygon next to an old one, it seems like the vertices are automatically ...
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Selecting/Exporting points from one layer that do not overlap with the points from another layer in Qgis

I am working with QGIS and have the following problem to solve: I have 2 point layers. Layer 1 has more points than Layer 2 but all points of Layer 2 have the same position as Layer 1. I need to find ...
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Depending on the zoom level line appears fragmented

I imported a polyline shapefile in QGIS ( 2.4). Depending on the zoom level line appears fragmented ( see Appendix). Can someone help me? Many thanks for the help Best regards
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QGIS area calculation differs when on the fly CRS transformation enabled

When I open QGIS, add the layer, and calculate the areas of the shapefile via field calculator I get a different area than when I open QGIS and check "Enable on the fly CRS transformation" and ...
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Add custom CRS - 2.2.0 Valmiera

i've builded a custom proj.4 library, tested it by command line (proj and cs2cs) and with postgres/postgis. All works fine. Now i'm trying to make the same with Qgis 2.2.0. I've replaced the original ...
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QGIS clipper problem when mask used

I have encountered a problem with the raster>extraction>clipper function in QGIS when a mask layer is used. In the image below the diagram on the left shows part of the original raster. The diagram ...
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QGIS Add PostGIS layer: restricting to single schema?

My primary PostGIS database has 12 schemas (schemae? TNIRN...), some of which have nasty-sized tables. The DB is on localhost, on my own machine. For the most part, the actual working tables are in ...
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How to compute average slope and area-weighted average slope?

I am learning GIS for use in hydrologic analysis. Related to computation of overland flow there are two types of slope that I would like to be able to obtain from GIS. The first is average slope for ...
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Points in Polygon results in PNTCNT=NULL

I am trying to use the QGIS (2.6.1) vector analysis tool "Points in Polygon". The points originally came from a KML file and the polygons I created new. I initially had a warning about different CRS ...
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How to add a layer group using pyQGIS?

Good morning, I would like to know how I can create a new group in the layer manager using python code, someone could help me?
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Saving files in QGIS in yosemite 10.10.3 [on hold]

I just uploaded QGIS for use in Yosemite 10.10.3. It seem to work fine until I try to create a shape file or save anything at all. I get an error message that will not let me save anything to file. ...
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Tablets with QGIS data collection in the field + image capture?

Situation: – In a student project, we are building a cataster/registry of pollard trees. – We have geolocations of many trees and now we want to collect data about these trees in the field. – We want ...
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How do you import a .SHP into Sketch-Up?

Does anyone know how to use a .SHP in Trimble Sketch-Up? I have tried exporting to KML and CAD from QGIS, but the KML file doesn't read in Sketch-Up. Thanks! -m
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Calculate area covered by a particular raster layer within polygons in QGIS

I am trying to extract information on vegetation cover within a set radius of point locations (my sites). I have succeeded in creating a new vector layer of circles with a 5 km radius around my sites. ...
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Is Images Concatenation in the Processing toolbox working in QGIS 2.8?

I want to make a single multiband .tiff image out of 7 bands that I have downloaded from USGS Earth Explorer and for that I used images concatination in the processing toolbox. I have loaded the 7 ...
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QGIS: Delete information from rasters and shapes that are out of country borders [duplicate]

I am trying to make topographic maps for some countries and show only those countries. I already created reliefs from SRTM-data and imported lake and river data from Natural Earth. Now I want to ...
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In QGIS how do I edit/save data which has no geometries?

In QGIS I can import data tables (CSV in particular) which have no inherent geometry (and no lat/lon columns) into QGIS. There doesn't seem to be any obvious way to manipulate that data (edit/save). ...
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Arcmap 10 Visual Basic

im wondering if there is a way to build something like this in Arcmap 10 since VBA isnt supported anymore. Its for my Thesis. I need a tool to handle Polygons and their Information like in the ...
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How do I mask a raster in TileMill?

I've tried just about every single TileMill compositing operation on the vector and raster layers in question, and I have to admit that I can't figure it out: How the heck can I mask a raster with a ...
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How can I create random points along a polyline in QGIS?

I am trying to create random points along a polyline shapefile in QGIS. Basically, like the 'random points' tool in 'research tools' but for polylines instead of polygons. I have tried converting ...
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How to take only relevant rows from database, based on common codes

I have a shp file that is missing some data, e.g. attributes. I have the missing data in a csv file. How can I get ONLY the relevant rows from the csv file added to the current shp file's data table? ...
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query / filter on attribute tables with external tables joined

i tried to do some queries on joiend table fields ... i've got/found some answers concerning version 1.8 - which result in "use select + export to create a combined dataset" so i just did some tests ...
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Can't find QGIS C++ API header files

QGIS C++ API header files such as "qgsapplication.h" are not found anywhere on my file system. I have installed QGIS 2.8.1 on Linux Mint 17.1.
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How to create a line in a given distance to an existing one?

I am looking for a possibility to create a second line in a given distance to an existing line. The existing line is curved, so simply create parallel line segments with CAD tools will not work. Any ...
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How to find which areas/regions a list of lat/lons are in?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) issues Esri shapefiles or MapInfo files which have a code # for each geographical area at various 'resolutions' and I have a database with a column of ...
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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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Raster Points to Shapefile [on hold]

So! I would like to be able to do this in QGIS, but if ArcMap would be better, feel free to say so. I have raster data for % Ice coverage of the Great Lakes. Each point has its assigned percent ...
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Make a polyline turn smoother

Let's say that I have a polyline (kml/GeoJSON/shapefile/whatever) which looks like this (just an example) I am looking for a way to automatically transform the polyline so that it turns smoother. I ...
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How to add Georeferenced PDF as layer to QGIS 2.0?

I have some georeferenced pdf's that I would like to open in Qgis. I have read that GDAL version 1.8 and higher will support pdf, and I have GDAL 1.10 installed with Qgis 2.0 on windows 7, But when I ...
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How does QGIS Identify Features plugin work i.e. what is logic behind it?

I'm new to QGIS and python as well. I need attributes and their values of a selected vector layer, in the similar manner as Identify Feature works only difference is I don't wish to show them in a ...
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How to turn a shapefile into a table?

How do you completely turn a shapefile (created with QGIS, including .shx and the other 4-5 files) into one tabular dataset. I am actually doing this when I import the shapefile into Postgresql ...
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Buffer View With SpatiaLite and QGIS

Creating a dynamic buffer with PostGIS the following view is working: CREATE VIEW buffer500m AS SELECT gid, st_buffer(geom,500)::geometry(polygon,31492) AS geom FROM point; Unfortunately this query ...