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Nov
19
answered How to add a sequence to the attribute table?
Nov
19
awarded  Self-Learner
Oct
24
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Oct
24
comment Using android phone to plot GPS points?
I love this one, it's the best GPS app I have found so far on android. Not quite as good as the one I had on WebOS (but i can't remember the name anymore), though...
Oct
24
comment Using android phone to plot GPS points?
There is often even an offset of 2-3 m between map view and satellite view - and I'm talking about southern Germany here, not some far away place with poor data quality...
Sep
10
comment Why does Table Manager not work?
Done. My thought was to wait for some feedback from Tampas, as we are still guessing here, even if it is very likely a special character issue, but upvoting probably won't hurt :)
Sep
10
comment Why does Table Manager not work?
I had a similar problem with a Win7 username containing the German umlaut "ä" once, changing my username to a umlaut- and special-character-free one solved all problems.
Sep
3
comment Is there a way to add system date in print composer?
Are there any more commands like that?
Aug
16
answered Is there a Legend Limiter in QGIS?
Aug
16
comment How to change position of columns in attribute table?
The table manager works perfectly with shapefiles, you don't even have to save the changes to a new file but can keep the current one. Working in OO/Libre would work just fine, too, but take care not to resort your dbf-file without being able to restore the original sorting (e.g. by using a feature id field) or the shapefile will show wrong attributes for each feature.
Aug
15
comment DBF creation and manipulation without excel 2003
Sorry for bringing this thread back up to the frontpage, but: I resort and modify data types within my DBFs all the time during data manipulation, and the trick to avoid corruption is quite simple: Create a "feature id" field in your GIS package (using the field calculator), and resort your DBF using this column before saving and closing OpenOffice or Libre. It seems that *.shp connects features and attributes purely by "row-ID" - feature 1 goes to row 1, no matter if you resorted the DBF file or not.
Aug
15
comment How to add labels outside of features?
Awesome, thanks for the info on the circle-creation technique!
Aug
15
comment How to add labels outside of features?
Hm, i think underdark's editing made my comment disappear, so here again: according to my notes vertical alignment is defined by these commands: 'Bottom', 'Base', 'Half' and 'Top' (without quotation marks, of course)
Aug
15
comment How to get OS Mastermap data into QGIS?
I'm not too familiar with GML and have no knowledge on Mastermap data, but I suppose it's just like any pure vector data (like shape) and thus doesn't contain any styling by default - that would be your job (maybe there are some pre-defined stylings in the web somewhere?). Also, QGIS can copy-paste styles from one layer to another, that might be handy. Regarding the multiple folders: As far as it looks, the GML plugin converts ALL *.gz files within the input folder and puts them in accordingly named output subfolders, so you just would have to run the process four times?
Aug
15
revised How to get OS Mastermap data into QGIS?
added information on file type
Aug
15
answered How to get OS Mastermap data into QGIS?
Aug
15
comment How to add labels outside of features?
Wow, quite some handy plugin. Btw, if you can't find it, it's still marked as "experimental" and thus might not show up in your plugin list by default (you can change this under "Options" - "Allowed plugins").
Aug
15
comment Is there a way to add a “current user” label to the print composer?
"$CURRENT_DATE(yyyy-MM-dd)" turned out to be very useful and I included it in many of my composer templates. Are there more of these commands available? Like to automatically show my project's name, or a certain layer name, etc.?
Aug
1
comment 'undefined' is not a constructor (evaluating 'new > OpenLayers.Layer.GML'
Plus, you avoid bandwidth leeching :). Building your own OpenLayers JavaScript file with Python is quick and easy even on Windows machines, just don't try to use the wrong Python version like I did (that is, use Python 2.x and not 3.x)
Jul
3
comment How to publish my map on the web?
The answer heavily depends on how you want to publish your map online - the spectrum of possibilities ranges from exporting a simple *.jpg and putting it on your website to creating a dynamic webservice a la Google maps, either with tiled raster data or true vector data.