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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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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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How can I enable Shapefile GUI Loader in pgadmin3?

I have installed PostgreSQL 9.1 with PostGIS 1.5.3 on Ubuntu 11.10. I also installed pgadmin3 1.14.0-beta1, following this instructions. If I remember correctly, when I installed PostGIS on Windows ...
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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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Is ArcGIS available on Ubuntu?

Is ESRI's ArcGIS platform of programs available on Ubuntu? I love open source and if I could I would love to try and migrate to this open source OS.
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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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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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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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Cannot add plugins to QGIS on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric

I have installed Qgis on ubuntu. it works fine but I am not getting option to add new plugins only option to manage plugins is available. Please help
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Building FGDB support for GDAL 1.10 on Ubuntu

Because data.gc.ca is now distributing some of its data in FGDB format (example: Plant Hardiness Zones), I would like to be able to use it with gdal/QGIS. The compile/install is not going as planned, ...
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Unable to get python-qgis-common on Kubuntu 14.04

just upgraded my Kubuntu from 13.10 to 14.04 LTS and lost all plugins. Found out that "python-qgis-common" is not installed. Tried to install it but was told that it depends on "sip-api-10.1" which ...
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Installing pgRouting Ubuntu Lucid

Here are the steps i did: Added ppa to repository sources in synaptic marked all pgrouting for postgres 8.4 apply (everything was ok) restarted postgres But, i just tried a simple function ...
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Memory considerations for cloud based GeoStack

Some time ago I asked about hardware considerations of cloud based GeoStack implementation. As a follow up to this question There are some good pointers in related question already, but they mainly ...
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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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ArcGIS Server 10 on Ubuntu or CentOS?

I know Solaris is on the way out with 10.1 I also know that v10 is only supported on 32bit flavours of RedHat & SUSE. What I do want to know, has anyone had any luck installing it on either ...
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Install PostGIS on Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install PostGIS on Ubuntu 12.04 and I think everything is installed correctly except for postgresql. I followed this post. I get the following error and nothing I do seems to satisfy ...
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SLD encoding in GeoSever on Ubuntu

I am facing a challenge with the encoding in my SLD file in GeoServer on a Ubuntu server. When I create a SLD file containing the danish letters æ, ø, å in the GeoServer web interface like this ...
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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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Installing Postgis on Ubuntu 12.04: unmet dependencies libgdal1

After sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.1-postgis I got that massage: The following packages have unmet dependencies: postgresql-9.1-postgis : Depends: libgdal1 (>= 1.9.0) but it is not going to ...
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Advice on benchmarking my Tile Server (Apache2+mod_wsgi)

I'm wondering what advice people have for benchmarking a tile server? Specifically, I'm running a TMS using TileLite, and Vector Tiles using TileStache. Both are running under Ubuntu Server 10.10 / ...
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Installing qgis 2.0 and saga 2.1 on ubuntu 13.04

I have been trying to get this working for a few weeks now. I am trying to install QGIS Dufor (2.0.1) and Saga GIS from the Unstable branch of the UbuntuGIS PPA. When I attempt to do this I get the ...
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Problems in installation of PostGIS

I will be installing PostGIS for my project using PostgreSQl (OSM) in Ubuntu 9.04. I had all the requirements prior to the installation (PostgreSQL, Proj4, GEOS). When I unzip the PostGIS tar, then ...
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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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Can POSTGIS 2.0 be install with POSTGRES 9.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 OS at the moment?

This question is more about environment set up. At the current moment, March 4th 2013, can POSTGIS2.0 be install with POSTGRES 9.2? I check their website out and to my understanding it is not ...
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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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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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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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Where is QGIS installation path in Ubuntu

I can't find the QGIS installation path in ubuntu 12.10
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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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Cannot fix QGIS after upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 Raring

I have following problem. After upgrade to 13.04 I had problem with PyQGIS mentioned here. I followed almost all advices described there, finally removed QGIS (had 1.8 Lisboa) and added the Ubuntugis ...
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PostGIS installation on Ubuntu 10.12 (Amazon Services)

On Ubuntu 10.12 (AMI on Amazon), I use aptitude to install Postgresql and PostGis. On terminal running psql interactive prompt, I type CREATE EXTENSION postgis and ERROR: could not open extension ...
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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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Qgis 2.2 how to fix bad epsg.wkt load

I installed Qgis 2.2 this morning from the ubuntugis repository for ubuntu precise. Qgis works great, except that all the common projections have been deleted. So, I am a Little bit having a heart ...
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Installing SAGA GIS 2.1

I am using QGIS 1.9 master with Ubuntu 13.04. I tried to use the SAGA hydrology tools in sextante today and it said they did not appeared to be installed. I checked and sure enough SAGA was indeed ...
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How to install GDAL 1.10 with OGR SQLite driver support on Ubuntu?

How can I install GDAL 1.10 with OGR SQLite driver support, and JPEG and PNG drivers per http://www.gdal.org/frmt_mbtiles.html
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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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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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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 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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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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Can Mapnik 2.2 and Qgis 2.0.1 be installed together?

I'm using LM15 (== Ubuntu 13.04 Raring) with the Launchpad repos for Qgis Unstable 2.0.1 and Mapnik 2.2.0. Quantum wants libgdal1h; Mapnik wants libgdal1. As soon as I install one, the other gets ...
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Unable to install QGIS 1.8 on Ubuntu [duplicate]

Can someone please walk me through installing qgis on Ubuntu 13.04. I keep getting 1.7 no matter what I do and I would like 1.8 if possible. I am a new Linux user. This was addressed in a previous ...
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GeoServer Web Admin Interface: 404 error

I'm working through the OpenGeo workshop and I'm stuck with setting up a GeoServer. When I try to access the Web Admin Interface localhost:8080/geoserver/, Tomcat reports a "HTTP 404 Status" error ...
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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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Ubuntu Newbie I am frustrated trying to install (all things GEOS) WEB-GIS

I am new to ubuntu SAUCY and I must confess the transition from windows has not been really easy for me. on windows everything seems pretty much straight forward but I am getting frustrated because It ...
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Linux Tool to visualize CityGML file

I am looking for a linux program that allows me to visualize CityGML models (3D). I have tried a whole bunch so far (most of them via wine but also native ones) but I couldn't get a single one of them ...
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How to access qgis, postgis, etc in ubuntu through Amazon AWS

I'm new to programming; however i have been able to read and research the programs i need to set-up for a GIS system. I chose to use Geoserver (as WMS) Postgresql, postgis, Qgis and Openlayers. I am ...
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pgrouting 2.0 package for postgresql 9.3

I'm trying to install pgrouting 2.0 on a postgresql 9.3 database (with postgis 2.1). Are there any packages on ubuntu 12.04 or do I have to install from source? Is postgres 9.3 supported at all in ...
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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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Fetch Python Plugins missing

I'm running QGis master v1.9.0 on xubuntu and the 'fetch python plugins' option is absent. This guy had this problem with vanilla 1.7.5 but fixed it by upgrading to 1.9.0 master. Nishant had this ...