I have several points with the same coordinates in one layer and of course they are located on top of each other. Is there a way to separate this points automatically (not manually)? I don't want to label them differently nor can I change the coordinates (although there's actually no other way...). But is there a trick or a tool I can use? I'm working ith qgis, v.2.0.1. Thanks.

  • Sounds like you want to do some clustering. This previous question might help you: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/11342/… – Craig Mar 7 '14 at 13:37
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    What do you mean by 'separate'? You want to display them differently? Or analyse them differently somehow? – Simbamangu Mar 7 '14 at 13:48
  • Interesting problem. I second Simba's question, but am also curious what sort of data you're representing. I'm wondering what data model has a many features to one geometry relationship, but in which it doesn't make sense to classify/symbolize the features differently. Something seems broken. – elrobis Mar 7 '14 at 14:24
  • Simbamngu - actually both, but first of all, display them differently. elrobis - I'm representing measurements on different machines that are in the same place. The problem is that if I have 20 measurements for one coordinate, i can't symbolize them differently, that wouldn't create a clear representation. – qgs Mar 7 '14 at 15:25

In the Vector Layer Properties -> Style dialog, try setting the renderer to Point displacement.

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  • Thank you for your answer. I tried this but there's another problem: if I do it with the point displacement style, i have a problem if i want to display for example all the values above 1000: if I have two measurements in one place and one is below 1000 and the other one is above, it isn't displayed if i mark all the attributes above 1000 in the attribute table. – qgs Mar 10 '14 at 7:47
  • Sorry, I do not understand your description of the secondary problem. Please clarify. – dakcarto Mar 10 '14 at 16:41
  • i have a point with coordinates displayed in the map window. The point a description for machine A, machine B and machine C. Each machine has an own entry in the attribute table, but they are displayed in one point because they have the same coordinate. But i want to separate them without changing the coordinate. – qgs Mar 11 '14 at 10:38

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