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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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Automated detection of tracks

Given an area with depressions in open area from; say all terrain vehicles driving on soft surface. The vehicles will cause parallel depressions (paths) of about 10-20 centimeters in depth and around ...
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Split polygon by area using ArcGIS for Desktop (or QGIS)?

I'm interested to split a larger, irregular polygon into smaller ones. I know the area of the resulting polygon, and I know that the line I want to split it by should be parallel to one of the sides ...
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ESRI Personal Geodatabases in QGIS 2.6

I am having an issue loading any ESRI personal geodatabase in QGIS 2.6. I have a number of files that worked in QGIS 2.4 and having done the upgrade I can't open them in 2.6. I have tried this with ...
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How to create a python plugin in QGIS 2.4.0?

While I am learning to create a python plugin in QGIS 2.4.0, I have followed the proceedure expalined in ...
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How to compare two sets of points in QGIS?

I have two point layers with XYZ data; one set are points measured in the field and the second set is a Lidar data set. I want to check the accuracy of the Lidar in comparison to the measured data. ...
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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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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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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 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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Simplified flood “model” / estimation from elevation data

The goal is to present an estimation of potential flooded area. But still keeping it simple. I know this will not be accurate. The question is: will it be good enough for at gestimate / rough ...
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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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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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How do I install Orfeo toolbox and Qgis 1.9?

I'm having a lot of trouble getting Orfeo toolbox and Qgis 2.0 working. I followed the qgis wiki instructios, added the ppa, installed qgis 1.9 (it's beautiful, great work!). But when i tried to ...
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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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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 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 ...
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Display a color ramp legend (of a vector layer) in the qgis map composer

I would like to have a color ramp instead of 10 categories of color when displaying my vector layer in the map composer of QGIS. Is it possible ? Thank you in advance
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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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QGIS Standalone C++ Application with Qt: “The program has unexpectedly finished”

I'm trying to develop an Standalone Application with Qt and QGIS API. There are several code examples that should work, but they don't. The Problem is that everytime I use "QgsApplication" the ...
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Has anyone used QGIS as an alternative to Terrasync or ArcGIS mobile?

We are planning to purchase a rugged field computer (Trimble, Juniper, Ashtec etc.) for accurately surveying habitats and work sites in remote locations. In the past we have found that the software ...
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Problem operating LAStools in QGIS 2.6.1

I have a problem with LAStools in QGIS 2.6.1. I have never used QGIS to process LiDAR data before. I downloaded LAStools yesterday from the rapidlasso GmbH website. I unzipped the “lastools.zip” ...
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Preserve datatypes when using SQLite and QGIS

Following Nathan's SpatiaLite/DBManager solution in this answer, I find that once the layer is loaded from DB Manager into QGIS (2.6.1), any calculated fields are appearing as text values instead of ...
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Why do each of my buffer-polygons have different areas

I`m using Qgis 2.2 and 2.4 and loaded a wms-map using the coordinate system ERTS89 UTM 32N. I set 8 points (all in on shp-fileand in UTM 32N) on various locations on the map. After that i created a ...
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QGIS isn't displaying dates in the attribute table

I have a QGIS project that links to data in a Postgres database. For some reason, QGIS is not displaying any data in date fields. The date fields appear to be fine in Postgres and I have performed ...
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Is there any reason not to upgrade to Windows 8.1?

I have the option to upgrade to 8.1, but before I do I want to see if anyone has had any compatibility issues. I mainly run ESRI, but occasionally use QGIS, and other open source products. Has anyone ...
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How to export two related layers to KML with multigeometry using QGIS?

From QGIS, I would like to create a KML file, for GoogleEarth, which contains multigeometry in that KML file. By example: consider two layers in QGIS -- the first layer contains polygons, and the ...
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QGIS Cross Section Profile Distance using Ellipsoid?

I am working with QGIS 1.8 and 2.6 and can't get any of the Cross Section Profile tools to provide the ellipsoid ("proper") distances. All the distances use geographic coordinates which are too ...
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How to submit user scripts for Processing Toolbox (QGIS 2.6)?

QGIS 2.6 change-log says that now there is some kind of repository where users can submit their scripts to make them available for everyone. Unfortunately I was unable to find any details about how to ...
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Action: Move pointfeature to other layer - Point becomes Multipoint

I'm trying to write an action that moves a pointfeature from one layer to another. It works fine until i try to save the layer with the new feature on. He says he can't save a MULTIPOINT to a ...
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Editing Cursor for GPS live tracking in QGIS 2.4

I am interested in using QGIS 2.4 for vessel navigation due to its ability to display NOAA vector charts or BSB's as well as user created shapefiles. I currently oversee a project that requires ...
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Generate a series of ellipses on a line

I am trying to create a series of ellipses (mocked up in green below) of defined dimensions along a line. I have got as far as generating regularly spaced points along the line that are attributed ...
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What Does the Cell Value in a Composite Raster Mean?

When I make a composite raster in QGIS using the GRASS r.composite tool and then click on a certain cell I get these values in the blue/green/red/composite rasters: blue = 124 green = 124 red = 172 ...
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Issue with dissolving a polygons layer in QGIS 2.4

I downloaded a dataset of roads and parks from OSM. I then buffered the roads and merged with the parks. Now - all i want is to dissolve / union all the features in the merged layer. I fail to do it ...
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In QGis, why do parts of the OpenLayers layer export in a different scale and position?

I have a problem printing with google satellite maps in QGIS. In the composer it's all right, but in the pdf file some portions of the image are in a different scale and in a different position. An ...
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How to snap and move circles by the center?

I have a point layer, and a polygon layer with buffers of a given radius around each point. I need to move points, and check that each buffer is not above forbidden land/plots. In autocad, you can ...
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Raising raster to a power gives no data values

When performing the following operation in QGIS Raster calculator: 10 ^ (("20091201_20100101_chl_modis_malvinas_ns@1" * 0.0000581)-2) I get no dada values for every cell where I should get < 1, ...
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Resampling air temperature gridded data to sub-grid resolution

I'd like to obtain a 30-m resolution gridded dataset of air temperature from the ~1km gridded data of WorldClim, of Hijmans et al., 2005) for a mountainous region. The easiest procedure (I thought ...
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Find Polygon in “Layer A” containing Polygon in “Layer B”

I haven't found yet someone with the same problem, so I'm posting a new question. The topic seems quite standard, so I'm sure there's a way to do it in QGIS. I have two layers: Region Layer Postcode ...
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Overriding the QGIS Feature Dialog

We are developing a QGIS plugin and would like to override the QGIS Feature Edit Form with our own Dialog. Have explored using setEditForm and setEditFormInit, but the init process appears to want to ...
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Is there a limitation on the numbers of layers that can be displayed in QGIS?

I have been looking for an answer to this question for the last several weeks, so hope that someone here has encountered the same issue and has a viable solution to my problem. I am currently using ...
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Problem with performance when loading PostGIS layer using pyQGIS

I'm having a question on loading a PostGIS layer into the project from my QGIS plugin. The code is like this: uri1 = qgis.core.QgsDataSourceURI() uri1.setConnection(str(host), str(port), ...