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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.


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
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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
Nov
25
comment How to apply colour ramp to user-defined range of values for contour lines?
My crude way of doing this would be to merge all of the contour shape files to one, apply the required style and then save the style as a QML file.
Nov
25
comment Why do each of my buffer-polygons have different areas
Grass v.buffer.distance is available from the QGIS Processing Toolkit, you won't need to go into GRASS to use it.
Nov
24
comment How to apply colour ramp to user-defined range of values for contour lines?
I should have a look at the MultiQML plug-in, which allows one QML style file to be applied to multiple vector layers in one operation.
Nov
24
comment How to apply colour ramp to user-defined range of values for contour lines?
I'm not sure I fully understand the question, but I think you will need to merge the contour tiles into one big shapefile and style this.
Nov
16
comment Which monitor for working on printable maps?
How about KMag?
Nov
13
revised QGIS Composer thematic map : one (png, pdf, etc.) map per feature type
Typo