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How do I get and install the latest version of QGIS in Ubuntu?

I'd like to get the latest 64-bit dev build of QGIS on my Ubuntu setup. How exactly do I go about it? I assume it's some kind of arcane terminal command...
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“Hello World” introduction for ubuntuGIS?

Is the GIS equivalent of "Hello world!" = "You are here?" I installed ubuntuGIS recently, but I'm a little overwhelmed navigating the network of many packages to begin accomplishing simple things. ...
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How to create svg symbols that have modifiable fill color, stroke color and stroke width?

I want to create some svg symbols for Qgis using Inkscape, those symbols must have attributes as described in the question. For the last two days, I have been experimenting as instructed by Sourcepole ...
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Is the GIS Repository In Ubuntu in a different stream than the main repository?

I was checking out this: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuGIS and it outlines how to install PPA for GIS. I performed a basic apt-cache search on a few things and QGis and mapserver are available. Such ...
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QGIS projects - collaboration on different platform

on my computer, I have both - Ubuntu and Windows - operating systems. Since I work on both of them and QGIS save path to particular layers using absolute path, it's very inconvenient to store ...
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Issues with OSM Plugin in QGIS on Ubuntu 12.04

(not sure how to wrap the subject into a question! But...) Here are some issues I've been having with the OSM plugin: 1) When I bring in the .OSM file, close QGIS, then reopen, I get a "Handle Bad ...
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Why does the QGIS 'project properties' option disappear in Ubuntu?

For some reason my 'project properties' button has disappeared for good. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and QGIS 1.8. Sometimes it would straight up disappear, to return later, but now its just 'gone'. I'll ...
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How to fix crashes after update to Ubuntu 12.04?

Some weeks ago I had updated Ubuntu at the 11.10 version, but I had started having problems with QGIS 1.8: I installed the program and launched it, but it didn't open and crashed continuously. I ...
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How to install PostgreSQL 9.2 with PostGIS 2.0 on Ubuntu 11.10 (or higher)?

I have read this question: Install PostGIS v2 for PostgreSQL v9.2, but it didn't resolve my problem. I added the PostgreSQL backports PPA and installed the postgresql-9.2 package, but there is no ...
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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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“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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Unable to locate PostGIS in OpenGeo Suite using command line

I am working on this new ubuntu 12.04 server and I need to work on the Postgres database which is PostGIS enabled. The problem is I am not sure how to locate the database using command line. The ...
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Django client install postgresql/postgis on Ubuntu 12.04

Does anyone know what apt packages one should install for a postgres(8.4)/postgis(1.5) django (1.4) client on ubuntu 12.04? All recipes seem to assume that I want to install the full ...
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Tilecache seeding with mapserver doesn't generate tiles

I'm attempting to seed my tile cache on the server for use within OpenLayers for a few zoom levels, however the script doesn't seem to be working at all and everything I try I just get the same ...
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QGIS and Ubuntu 'browse' dialogue causing crashing

Below is an image of 'the suspect dialogue' in Ubuntu that when you encounter it in QGIS you are most definitely going to crash the application. http://ow.ly/i/ZGNc/original You find this ...
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QGIS Georeferencer and Coordinate Systems

I'm having an issue with Ubuntu and Windows versions of QGIS where the georeferencer does not properly assign the coordinate system to the output raster. When I assign the output CRS to 'EPSG:900913 ...
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QGIS 1.8 Desktop and Ubuntu 11.10

I'm working with QuantumGis 1.8 Desktop on Ubuntu 11.10. Two days ago the program crashed while I was working with some WMS layers and then it hasn't been working anymore. When I open QuantumGIS ...
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QGIS locked into fullscreen mode on Ubuntu 12.04

No crash in this case, but I made the mistake of toggling to fullscreen mode on my netbook running Ubuntu 12.04. It's now impossible to escape this "No Menus" view, and it seems to have disabled the ...
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Why can't I install python-qgis on Ubuntu 12?

I am with ubuntu 12 and Qgis 1.8. I have installed QGIS and grass plugin but I can't install python plugin. How to install python plugin with dependeny in Ubuntu? ~$ sudo apt-get install python-qgis ...
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How to use Dealul Piscului 1970/Stereo 70 (EPSG:31700) with Google Mercator?

To open Google layer I use OpenLayers 0.93 plugin, the base layer has CRS "Dealul Piscului 1970/Stereo 70 (EPSG:31700)", the Google layer is set to "Google Mercator (EPSG:900913)". The same base ...
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Installing the development files libqgis-dev in Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install development files which include the headers and the libraries for qgis in Ubuntu 12.04. I used Ubuntu software center, synaptic and the terminal and am still getting the same ...
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QGIS Crashing in Ubuntu / 'Save As' browsing

When trying to create a new shapefile in QGIS on Ubuntu, I get a crash whenever I browse to a folder to save the file. Has anyone else experienced this?
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Why does the layer list context menu not open anymore?

I cannot access layers properties (i.e. change color, filter by query, anything). The mouse right click doesn't do anything. Is there a way restoring qgis to default? Ubuntu 12.04, QGIS 1.8
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QGIS 1.8 problem with rendering polygons in WGS84 on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm using QGIS 1.8 on Ubuntu 12.04. If I add a polygon layer in SHP format and WGS84 projection and start to zoom in, from a scale of 1:200.000 aprox. polygons on the edges are not drawn anymore and ...
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GDAL does ECW but QGIS (Linux !!) does not load ECW file

Followed instructions from various posts (each one with slight variations on the theme) and most of the time have no trouble getting the installed GDAL to accept ECW files. However, QGIS stubbornly ...
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SID and/or ECW support on QGIS for Linux

Running QGIS on Ubuntu 11.04 and QGIS for Android on Galaxy Tab 10.1 (which is an awesome project by the way) NEED to figure out a way to get SID and/or ECW files loaded. Saw some posts about ...
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Spatially enabled Postgres database

I am trying to create a spatially enabled PostGIS database. I am following the PostGIS documentation, http://postgis.net/docs/manual-1.5/ch02.html#id2648455. In the short version, i executed, ...
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How to install fTools and Table manager

I've just make clean install of Qgis Lisboa under Ubuntu Precise. Latest Qgis version under Windows XP is very unstable (crashes every few minuter while editing shp file). After new installation ...
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How to install QGIS on Ubuntu 12.04?

Has anyone had any luck with getting QGIS working on Ubuntu 12.04? I have tried the stable and unstable versions and with not luck. I also get the following: "Some packages could not be installed. ...
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Python GDAL package missing header file when installing via pip

I asked this question on Stack Overflow before I realised this site existed. As this site it more appropriate, I'll ask it here too. I'm trying to install gdal from pip pip install gdal inside a ...
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QGIS Globe UnsupportedOperationException

My QGIS Globe is not working: After starting it, that massage pops up in a endless loop: UnsupportedOperationException: GeometryGraph::add(Geometry &): unknown geometry type: ...
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Compiling Grass from Source in Ubuntu

Hi a while ago I drafted a semi-universal guide on how to compile GRASS GIS on Ubuntu. Because I had enough emails asking more details I thought to post it here for everyone and if possible to ...
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Migrating to Linux from Windows

I am looking at switching over a computer from Windows to Ubuntu. I have been a Windows user all my life and been using GIS for over a decade. I am curious about the migration to Ubuntu. Mostly, ...
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Problem loading vector layer (pyQGIS)

I've installed the qgis on ubuntu 12.04 following the instructions on http://hub.qgis.org/projects/quantum-gis/wiki/Download. I am trying to test the Python API and try to do the follwoing from ...
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ECW for QGIS 1.8 in Ubuntu 12.04

I have followed various online help guides on how to make ecw for QGIS 1.8 work in Ubuntu 12.04. I had it all working in Ubuntu 10.04 but since migration to 12.04 no such luck. Is there a guide that ...
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“Find by attribute” plugin error

This is the error message, when launching the plugin. I hope this is the right place, where to report this kind of message. Any help would be appriciated! An error has occured while executing ...
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Unable to access Geoserver on Ubuntu Server

I installed the complete opengeo-suite on Ubuntu Server and it displays that it is working fine here, opengeo-geoserver: Installed: 2.5 Candidate: 2.5 Version table: *** 2.5 0 500 ...
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Installation issue with OpenGeo-Suite

Ok so last time had a big issue with running WFS. Seems the issue was neither with my OpenLayer code nor Geoserver. The issue was with the servers not able to communicate with each other. The tomcat 6 ...
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Uninstall opengeo suite in Ubuntu

How can I properly uninstall the complete opengeo suite in my Ubuntu 12.04? I had installed opengeo suite but it seems there was some error in the PostGIS extension to the Postgres of the OpenGeo ...
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Switch classes on/off within shapefile in QGIS 1.8

Hei! I got shapefile with 1800 points. They are classified by attribute in 10 classes. How can I display only 1 or 2 classes (like - switch on/off layer)? It seems quite usual function, but I ...
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Unable to Import Data

I am following this tutorial, but i am not able to get the right username and password to import data. How do I know what the username password is? By default I see tomcat6 as database and username ...
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Any pgrouting enabled hosting providers?

I am really interested if any of you know about a hosting provider that offers postgis & pgrouting pre-installed? If not, can I just go ahead and purchase a linode hosting account and do all the ...
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Cant install QGIS 1.7.4/1.8 after system update

after a routine system update my qgis got lost (xubuntu 12.04). After trying to reinstall 1.7.4 this massage apears in Softwarecenter (german): Die folgenden Pakete haben nicht erf├╝llte ...
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“Geometry” Problem while creating Postgis database on Ubuntu

I am trying to build pgrouting on ubuntu. Therefore, I now firstly try to create a Postgis database on ubuntu. I am following the instructions on this site: Installing PostGIS 1.5 on PostgreSQL 8.4 ...
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Click Handler not working on OpenLayers Map in Ubuntu

This is really strange as the problem seems to be persisting on the Ubuntu OS itself. I have created a WMS and it works fine on Mac and Windows, but not on Ubuntu. I have a simple WMS which is ...
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How to install GeoServer on Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit?

I borrowed the user name from friend. I need to install GeoServer on Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit. first, I installed Oracle Java 7 (JRE/JDK) successfully. then, i thought i need to install JAI and ...
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Why can't I add most plugins under Ubuntu 12.04?

I loaded QGIS into 12.04 with much trouble but it works. Although I do not seem to be able to load most plugins. I go to fetch plugins and most are not loaded so I try to load some and they will not ...
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How to install QGIS Server Ubuntu 12.04?

I am new user to Ubuntu (12.04) and am trying to set up QGIS server. I have QGIS desktop installed and working. In regards to QGIS server I have used apt-get install qgis-mapserver ...
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QGis 1.7.4 on Ubuntu 12.04

Will there be available stable version of Qgis 1.7.4 in Ubuntu 12.04? Version 1.9 is working fine at the moment, but as it is unstable yet, dont want to risk with my work. Thanks.
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Why can't r.patch find the rasters?

I have elevation rasters which loaded just fine in a GRASS session. They represent adjacent areas, so I want to meld them into one raster. I ran r.patch using the GRASS GUI, and it would only accept ...