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Nick Hopton is a retired ancient person who's background is in quarrying and ready-mixed concrete. His ambitions include learning more about how to make good maps and becoming an actuarial nightmare for his pension fund.


Jun
9
comment How can I import open street map power grid data into QGIS?
My apologies, I misunderstood the question and thought you were trying to extract the data you need from the OSM data set. You have a problem, if you can't get at the original vector data I think all you can do is download the JPG, georeference it and then trace the power network. N.
Jun
8
comment How can I import open street map power grid data into QGIS?
Sorry to hear this. The plug-in works well for me in QGIS 2.9 under Ubuntu 14.04. I think it would be worth reporting the bug on the plug-in's issues page at Git: github.com/3liz/QgisQuickOSMPlugin/issues
Jun
8
answered How can I import open street map power grid data into QGIS?
Jun
2
comment How to best import a US Map Schematic?
Are you interested in the whole of the US or only the lower 48?
Apr
25
comment Strange circles have appeared on QGIS map?
hub.qgis.org/issues/12618
Apr
25
comment Strange circles have appeared on QGIS map?
There was a posting on the UK QGIS Users group on Google+ about this problem recently. It has been reported as a bug, so it should be possible to find it on the bug-tracker.
Mar
31
comment Procedure putting online a graveyard in a GIS
The shapefile is the native vector format for QGIS and if you have a decent one for the area of interest I'd suggest that QGIS is the way to go. If the shapefile is not confidential it would help if you could post a link to it.
Mar
30
comment GPS Live tracking with qgis android
You have set the Garmin to output NMEA?
Mar
24
comment No cadastral maps in the UK. Solutions/alternatives for a methodology?
I wonder if the new OS Open Map Local dataset might help? The buildings polygons are much better than we've had before, but with no data of course. ordnancesurvey.co.uk/business-and-government/products/…
Mar
19
revised CAD line drawing to GIS polygons pt II
Typo
Mar
18
revised CAD line drawing to GIS polygons pt II
Fix typo
Mar
18
answered CAD line drawing to GIS polygons pt II
Mar
15
comment Coordinate mix up
Bear in mind that you can set Google Earth to show UTM (projected) coordinates if required. These might be easier than lat/lon for you to work with.
Mar
3
awarded  Critic
Feb
25
comment Transform from artificial coordinate system to a real one
Is this vector data? A shapefile, for example.
Feb
20
comment creating composite raster tiles from multiple vector layers as new background map in QGIS
You can export an image from the print composer with a world file.
Feb
8
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
14
comment Cut many lines with many polygons: Too much for my CPU/RAM?
The link is working for me.
Dec
3
comment Load .osm.pbf file in Qgis
This is the way I do it. The ogr configuration file osmconf.ini can be edited to select or deselect the OSM keys that will be reported as fields in the database.
Dec
1
comment shapefile for mumbai area or section wise
For Mumbai there are shapefiles extracted from Open Street Map data here: mapzen.com/metro-extracts