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I am retired now but was in public health working on metadata systems and standards plus some web development (ASP.Net and c#), mainly in data visualisation. I am by no means an expert but have usually managed to do everything I've needed to, albeit a bit slow at times, especially in the early days and with help from some real experts.

Now-days I am mainly just keeping my hand in working on a few websites for voluntary organisations (using VS2010 in ASP.Net and c#) and have recently been working on some interactive mapping which is going really well. I have now started playing around with QGIS to help with presentation of archaeological find data.


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comment Converting custom grid to OS grid
I agree, but as I said, it is not my data and that is the way it was recorded. I guess if you think of the Y as negative numbers, it looks right.
Oct
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comment Converting custom grid to OS grid
Sorry, I guess it's a little hard to spell out. This is not my data, so I am not sure of why it was done this way, but I guess you's need to be on the ground to see it. Anyway. You are right in that point 3 in the 0,0 origin. I have updated your image to show the way the x / y for the grid. docs.google.com/file/d/0B0MrRmfXA_iLS2VOSzhnQklmS1U/… I hope that helps?
Oct
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comment Converting custom grid to OS grid
The four OS coordinates are the datum points. For the purpose here, two provide the X datum and the other the Y. The local grid coords are just an example from the 100+ records. Their value refers to the distance from the X and Y datum lines.
Oct
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revised Converting custom grid to OS grid
More information
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comment Converting custom grid to OS grid
The local data is simply set out as quantities and at 10 metre intervals from the X/Y datum line. X Y No. 600 20 2 600 30 6
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revised Converting custom grid to OS grid
corrected grammar
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asked Converting custom grid to OS grid
May
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accepted I don't seem to be able to save Layer Styles in QGIS
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answered I don't seem to be able to save Layer Styles in QGIS
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comment I don't seem to be able to save Layer Styles in QGIS
Thanks @darrencope. I installed 1.8 on an old laptop. I then shared the style directory on my pc over my home network. Working on the laptop I can save styles in this shared directory, so it is something weird going on. Not a QGIS issue.
May
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comment I don't seem to be able to save Layer Styles in QGIS
I have just checked, and according to the properties I have full control over the directory. I'll have to wait until I get my new PC very soon, than I'll install it there. Where do I get version 1.9? I can't seem to find a genuine install for it.
May
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comment I don't seem to be able to save Layer Styles in QGIS
I have admin permissions anyway, so there is nothing more I can do. Does anyone know if there are permissions set by QGIS when it is installed? I can only think something else has changed them as I certainly have not. The defaults directory is under my login too.
Apr
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comment I don't seem to be able to save Layer Styles in QGIS
I tried to save as SLD and I get a message ERROR: Failed to created SLD style file as . Check file permissions and retry. I tried in various locations and I still get the same error. Is it possible a Windows Update has added something in the security? Do I need to set special permissions in a directory? Apart from that, I don't have another machine to try out an other versions yet and I'm reluctant to mess with my current system. I can live with this for now as it's not something I need to do very often, but it is a nuisance. I will have a Windows 8 box in a about a week, so could try then.
Apr
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comment I don't seem to be able to save Layer Styles in QGIS
Yes, I have access and tried other directories to save as well, but always the same problem.
Apr
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comment I don't seem to be able to save Layer Styles in QGIS
I'm using 1.8 and it is the same version I used initially. I've searched for others with the same issue but found nothing. I've tried new projects, completely new styles.