I installed the plugin qgsaffine but cannot find the entry in the menu bar. Where do I find this. Can anyone here help me with this?

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In Qgis, Select Plugins > Manage Plugins and Select the qgsaffine plugin.

In Menu, it is located at Plugins > Geoprocessing > Affine

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  • It looks like qgsaffine isn't available for qgis 2.x any more. Is this correct and if yes, is there a replacement?
    – bfncs
    Sep 27, 2013 at 8:22
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    @boundaryfunctions - it is probably not yet updated to 2.0..many plugins are still catching up to the latest version..
    – vinayan
    Sep 27, 2013 at 10:28
  • Thanks for answering. Ok, I suppose you're right, so let's just wait for the update.
    – bfncs
    Sep 27, 2013 at 17:19

in normal installing qgis plugins locate under Plugins menu. i think you have to re-install it again because of wrong installaion or bugs...

you can also look at your plugin folder under Quantum GIS ... > apps > qgis > plugins or Quantum GIS ... > apps > qgis > python > plugins whether qgsaffine is there or not...

i hope it helps you...


You can find it now under Vector (version 2.6.1):

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I think they renamed it. Got to Plugins->Fetch Python Plugins... and select "Affine Transformations". You won't find it under qgsaffine anymore.


For Geoprocessing of DEM in QGIS 2.0 , there is an alternative to use qgSurf plugin. Hereby the description from the qgSurf developer:

This plugin allows to calculate the best-fit plane give a DEM and a set of points, or alternatively, given a geological plane, a DEM and a point, to calculate the intersections of the plane with the DEM.

I want to point out on the difference and similarity of those two plugin. qgsaffine plugin concerns on doing affine transformation, which is translation, rotation, scale on a vector. This function is basically covered in qgsurf plugin.

qqsaffine is developed in github and the qgsurf is bitbucket but both are python based developed plugin.

I wish that I can improve this answer more. Feel free to give some more constructive information to be added. Thanks

  • Welcome to gis.SE. This answer would be better you explain the differences / commonality between qgSurf and qgsaffine, and why one would choose one over the other. You don't need to bold nouns either.
    – BradHards
    Jan 4, 2014 at 3:37

In QGIS 3x you can find it in the toolbox:

Toolbox - Vector Geometry - Affine transformation.

Just start type Affine in the Toolbox search, you will get it on the list shortly.

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