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How to query OSM for all beaches facing west? - QGIS preferred

I want to identify all beaches on this planet (or a given subset of it) that are facing westwards (+/- 20-30 degrees). My idea is to use OSM as the data source. Extracting all polygons that have the ...
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How to define Winkel Tripel in proj 4.8.0?

I have QGIS with proj 4.8.0 installed. I'd like to add Winkel Tripel projection which seems to be defined as +proj=wintri But that definition string does not work. Is this a bug in my proj version, ...
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GRASS v.Overlay/QGIS Intersect Speed intersecting line and polygon

Im currently trying to convert my scripts from ArcGIS to QGIS but one aspect that is extremely slow (imo) is trying to intersect a polygon with a line feature. I feel as though there must be a better ...
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How does Spatialite handle concurrent access?

I understand that Spatialite is meant to be used by a single user/machine at a time. However if the data is stored on server, there is no guarantee that someone on another machine will not also open ...
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fTools “Join Attributes by Location” missing in SEXTANTE/Processing Toolbox

I am working with the new Processing Framework in QGIS 2.0.1. I really like the graphical modeler, because it allows my to make my own tools without having to be able to write pyhton or any other ...
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Modifying File GDB Feature Class Features Using QGIS

I've installed the File GDB API using the OSGEO4W advanced installation when installing QGIS. I've had a bit of trouble with it initially and have posted a few questions with some helpful Stack ...
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How to get rpy2 for QGIS on OSX?

I am a new QGIS user, have installed QGIS on a Mac running Snow Leopard OSX 10.6.8 following all the instructions. QGIS seems to work well for everything other than when I boot up I get the message ...
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Workflow for adding Pipe Systems to QGIS

I want to layout a concept design for a sewer main in QGIS. I have a variety of background information: Aerial Imagery Services from various sources DEM from LIDAR Lot Boundaries I want to ...
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Is there a limit to the number of polygon points you can export to CSV in QGIS 2.4?

Using QGIS 2.4 I am currently importing a csv file with ~30,000 polygons (polygons in WKT format). I also have a United States shapefile. I have used the Clip function to get only the polygons that ...
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How to do Manhattan Voronoi on QGIS?

I've spending last two weeks trying to discover how to do a Manhattan Voronoi on QGIS. For the difference between Manhattan Voronoi and "normal" Euclidean Voronoi, please check this link Can someone ...
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How to configure QGIS and SAGA on Ubuntu (12.04 and others)?

During the past weeks, I have tried QGIS to recognize SAGA via the processing toolbox, both being installed from the ubuntugis-unstable repository. I have tried this on several virtual ubuntu ...
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Printing/exporting WMTS tile layer with desired resolution / zoom level in QGIS

I have a project which uses WMTS and some vector layers in QGIS. I can freely zoom in and out, and tiles are refreshed with appropriate zoom level, just as expected. Now I would like to export part ...
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How can I create a form so the user has to be authenticated to access a project?

I have a login form in QGIS and when it is loaded, python gives me an error for, apparently, not recognizing the findchild part. This is due to the fact that the form isn't loaded before the script is ...
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Convert Graphics to Vector in QGIS

I am wondering if there is a way to convert a graphic produced from symbology in QGIS to a vector layer (ie: shapefile). I have a point layer with bearing direction in the attribute table. Following ...
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How to select features based upon multiple values in graphical modeler?

I'm trying to create a basic model using QGIS, the QGIS graphical modeler and the sextante toolbar. In part of the model, I need to select features based upon multiple attribute values (for example - ...
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Weather conditions forecasting / interpolation

I'm trying to carry out weather conditions interpolations. I have information of 92 weather stations for 800,000 km2. As you can imagine the extension of land is huge and I need some kind or weather ...
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QGis: Natural breaks (Jenks) - algorithm is buggy?

I don't know how the Natural Breaks (Jenks) algorithm works in QGis graduated symbolism, and I've deliberately not researched it in order to ask this question, as my point is based on what seems to be ...
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How to create a customizabe table in QGIS Print Composer?

I would like to add a custom table to a map layout created in QGIS. I would like a fair bit of control over the look of the table (borders, background colours of the cells, etc.), and it appears that ...
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PyQGIS CRS on the fly reprojetion

As a first step of a pyqgis plugin I'm trying to import several shape files at once. To get them aligned, using the GUI, I'd enable on the fly reprojections and set the project crs to WGS84. I'd then ...
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How to open a ESRI geodatabase in QGIS (Ubuntu)?

So far I have found instructions on stack exchange but they are for windows. And so far the information I have found is for windows. I currently have Ubuntu 13.04 Raring tail. I am using qgis 1.8. I ...
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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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How to automatically format the legend labels? in QGIS

I have to do 10 maps (for a start) with "style" -> "graduate" with quantile mode. I need to format the label of the different ranges so that the legend looks comprehensible: Instead of having 1.0000 ...
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What to do about Geoserver WPS Warning “Could not get a ServiceInfo”?

This is the warning i am getting when i try to use this WPS service from QGIS, and the processing take a long time, but doesn't terminate, what might be the problem? 17 Oct 12:33:25 INFO ...
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How to calculate percentages using QGIS field calculator expression?

I am new to QGIS. I am wanting to calculate a field using other fields and some operators. Here is my expression: case When "RVM_CAT" = 'B' OR "RVM_CAT" = 'C' Then ("PC1" /100) * "RE_ha" When ...
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Startup python script to re-join layers

In QGIS 2.2, there is a bug which involves using the JOINS properties on a vector layer (that is already being joined with several other vector layers) whereby the attributes are not fully loaded. ...
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Creating one DEM from multiple ASC files

I am struggling with this several days and now its time to ask how to do it in QGIS. I have very detailed 27 ASC grid files with overall size of 9 GB created from 1m contours of large area (600 m2). ...
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Can you use wildcards for column headers in Field Calculator?

I know you can use wildcards for fields as shown in the example below (done in the Field Calculator): case when "column" ILIKE '%example%' then 1 else 0 end Can you do something similar for the ...
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Option for 360 degree movie embedded in Open Source GIS software?

Is there any Open Source GIS software available to embed 360 degree movies with the map? For a COTS example, there is the Active Link Vision (ALV) extension for ArcGIS from IWANE.
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IS it possible to run GRASS commands in the QGIS graphical modeler?

I have a geoalgorithm set up in the graphical modeler and everything runs except for the GRASS commands. It is really frustrating because when I execute these commands on their own they work just fine ...
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How to export data from sql server into shapefile in the decimal format in QGIS 2.4?

The last couple of days, I have been working on exporting data from SQL to a shapefile in QGIS 2.4. While converting into a shapefile, the data type changes automatically from Float to Integer in the ...
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Looking for a QGIS solution to make aerial imagery ArcSDE compatiable

Would like to avoid having to use 3d Analyst and use free raster tools in QGIS or elsewhere to make aerial rasters ArcSDE compatible. This 18 page work flow is what I am trying to use. Any suggestions ...
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Sourcing GIS data from First World War (WW1)?

Simple question, but does anyone know where I can get some detailed (eg 1:10m scale) vector data from the First World War? I've been through the archives here, but it seems the best sites for it ...
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Why does multi-threaded rendering not use all the CPU potential in QGIS 2.4?

I have just downloaded QGIS 2.4 which is great and ran some tests. I have enabled the multi-threaded rendering but it seems that the program do not use all the potential of my CPU. Attached pic shows ...
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How to find the minimum number of inspection points?

I am working on a pipeline inspection project and there is a high liklihood that some inspection tool deployment/retrival station will need to be installed on the pipe network. the problem is ...
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Is there a “Disperse Markers” tool for QGIS?

I am using ArcGIS, but either I would like to use QGIS and maybe want to switch completely later. A have a point overlapping problem, as a result of geocoding of addresses. I have not found any ...
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How to setup default toolbars and menu item?

I need to customize the UI for a group of users at another office. I want to turn off a bunch of toolbars and menus that are not needed. I know how to save my configurations (Settings -> ...
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Creating a new raster based on pixel value of original raster using raster calculator but new layer is not evident

I am trying to create a new raster based on a current raster (w001001 - NVIS) which has one paletted band, with palette values ranging from 1 to 29, with each palette/value representing a vegetation ...
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QGIS Select Single Feature not correct in attribute table

For some reason, QGIS is not displaying the correct row of my data when I click on a feature with "Select Single Feature" or even the other select tools. I have a point database linked from mysql. ...
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How can I make use of the $scale function in QGIS data defined properties?

In QGIS 2.0 I can use with success the $scale function in the labeling expressions. When I tried to use it for symbolizing in the data defined properties it has a value of 0. Is there a way to make ...
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How to create a custom enterprise QGIS installer with plugins and symbols?

I am looking at installing QGIS at a company level. I would like my installer to install specific plugins, and add our company map symology. Are there any ways to do this? I have seen post about ...
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How to create a chart of the altitude of points?

I am using shapefiles with basic informations including the x-, y- and z-coordinates. I want to see how the objects (in this case points, which are finds from an excavation) are scattered along the ...
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Handling non-spatial data for QGIS projects with Camelot

Most of my projects include data which is non-spatial or which is point data and can be managed by a regular relational database. Previously I found Manifold and ms-access were a good combination ...
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Is Dynamic Traffic Format supported by QGIS?

I have to merge (Dynamic Traffic FORMAT) DTF file into QGIS. This data is only available from NAVTEQ or TOM TOM. When I have searched ArcGIS network analysis tool, there is a clear option for adding a ...
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QGIS does not read ESRI Geodatabase correctly

I have a geodatabase from the EPA that does not seem to me reading correctly with Quantum GIS. When I open the attribute table the first two columns have the same data. The first column is CERCLA_ID ...
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Create a path following a road, interpolating from a set of points

I have several hundred vehicular routes within a city from which I wish to create shapefiles. These take the form of directions such as "From Green Street, turn left into Brown Street, Right into ...
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Can extracting raster values work in polygons' CRS without raster resampling?

I am trying to extract raster values using polygon layer with different CRS. Raster is in WGS84 (EPSG:4326) and the polygons in UTM (EPSG:23031). 1. If I want to work in the projection of the ...
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Is there a way to label a layer using its file name or layer name?

Is there a way to label a layer using its file name or layer name (if I'd change it in Layers window TOC)? I tried some functions but I'm not good on that. I have lots of shapes (lines) and it would ...
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Multiple text formats in a qgis label

Is there any way to have multiple text formats in a single qgis label? I am making a map that shows mountain summits. Many of these summits have more than one name and I would like to show each name ...
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Why are my raster mean and standard deviation -1?

I have a set of about 25 rasters whose descriptive statistics I have been examining. The data in the rasters were calculated in Python and the rasters were created using Python-GDAL. In all but one ...
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How to write an address search plugin?

I am migrating some users from MapInfo to QGIS, and before they sign off on it, they want a very simple address search in the same way that we currently have one working in MapBasic. I;ve been having ...