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Questions tagged [gui]

graphical user interface (GUI,[1] sometimes pronounced 'gooey')[2] is a type of user interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators such as secondary notation

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Change style properties of several layers simultaneously?

I'm working on bulk data. I have a few hundred GeoTIFF images imported into a QGIS project, and I'd like to modify their layer properties - things like the no-data-value, transparency of certain pixel ...
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The general public and their ability to use GIS applications - do we still need paper maps?

I am endeavouring to convince others in my organisation that GIS tools, in particular digitising tools, CAN be used by the general public and we should promote their use instead of using paper maps. ...
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How to create a QGIS Installer for Windows with GUI customization?

I'm trying to build a custom QGIS installer for Windows with a stripped down GUI. I customized the GUI using the customization function of QGis and saved it as a .ini file. The question now is: How ...
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GUI tools for PostgreSQL/PostGIS?

as a cartographer I work with TileMill to visualize geodata. I installed a local PostgreSQL server with PostGIS and osm2pgsql. Everything works fine. Anyhow, I am new to working with servers and the ...
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Adding new menu item to QGIS Desktop app?

I need to add new menu item to the top level menu of QGIS Desktop (2.7.0); I.e. it shall be on same level as "Project", "Edit", "View", "Layer" etc. As far as I know there is pretty nice way how hide ...
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Open Source Map Composing Tool

Are there any open source tools which can be used for map composing, preferably GUI based. I use Quantum GIS sparingly but I am interested to know if there are others. The tool must be able to read ...
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Are there GUI resources for gdal and ogr?

For those who are new to the programming side of GIS, I feel that a lot of great tools and resources are inacessible. I am interested in GUI based wizards for handling geoprocessing with libraries ...
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Prompting for user input during ArcGIS Python script tool execution?

I want to prompt for user input after all parameters have been specified for the script tool. I've seen many forum posts and stackexchange questions about this, and they all conclude that it's ...
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QGIS on UHD screen

I've got a new laptop that came with a 4k UHD screen. The GUI on QGIS doesn't scale well making most of the menu elements too small to easily see. Is there a way to change the scale of the gui?
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How to customize the QGIS GUI using Python?

Is it possible to hide/remove/customize the default UI of QGIS from a Python plugin? I want to add my own menus and toolbars and remove some included by default in QGIS. If it's possible, which ...
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Processing modeler Output Order

I have a model running on the processing framework it produces a serie of vector layers as output(alt-0, alt-1, alt-2, alt-3, and so on). I have prepared the model keeping the order of these ...
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Seeking pretty icons for GIS development?

I am developing GIS software and I want to build a pretty GUI for it. Where can I found some pretty icons for my GUI? I mean for example, icons for adding a vector or raster. I mean icons like ...
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Arranging GUI elements in QGIS 3 processing model user interface

Using QGIS 3 graphical modeler I created a model with a variety of input parameters (> 10). When starting the model, a nice user interface is generated. But the arrangement of the GUI elements is ...
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Launching Processing tool User Interface using PyQGIS

I am trying to launch the UI of a processing algorithm using Python script but I cannot find a simple way for it (aside double clicking on it in the process toolbox of course). The plugin is a water ...
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How to display a picture in QGIS custom form?

I'd like to integrate an UI file as a form in QGIS 2.8. The UI file is created in QT Designer. One of the attributes in the attribute table is a filepath to an image. I'd like to display the picture ...
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customizing QGIS Layers Panel to show layer CRS next to layer name

Is there a way to customize the Layers Panel so that the layer CRS is showed next to the layer name? A little bit more context why this would be handy: I am writing some instructions to use (Q)GIS in ...
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How to display QGIS “processing …” bar from a plugin?

QGIS seems to have an integrated animation which purpose is to tell the user "Please wait, I am not freezing, I am processing" What is especially cool about it is that it is perfectly integrated to ...
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QGIS 3.0 (from OSGeo4W Installer) unusable on HiRes Displays?

Just installed QGIS 3.0 from OSGeo4W Network installer on a 13'' convertible notebook with 3200x1800 resolution (Win10) and it looks like this (toolbars and menu bar cover nearly half the display ...
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Deploying QGIS settings in an enterprise environment

Are there any recommendations to manage and deploy various settings in QGIS (GUI-settings like visible plugins/toolboxes etc., settings in options, print compositions ...) to hundreds of clients / ...
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How to reference to my in QT designer created buttons in python?

I have created an own QDialog (using QT Designer) with three push buttons. The names are pButton1, pButton2 and pButton3. After saving the file I created the ui file by using: pyuic4 ui_xy.ui > ...
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QGIS doesn't update some snapping options from Python

I've just installed QGIS 2.14.3 (Essen) on a Windows 7 machine, so I've got the default configuration on everything. This means that under "Settings -> Options -> Digitizing", I've got "Default snap ...
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Is there a way to locate plugins in the QGIS gui programatically from pyqgis?

I've let my love of shiny new QGIS plugins get the better of me, and I'm finding it difficult to remember which menu / submenu / panel that a given plugin is in. I'm using well over 100 now, and going ...
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High quality public transport trip planner examples? Trip visualization examples?

Do you know high-quality online public transport route/trip planners? I'm looking for sites with recognized usability, most carrier-owned planners are bad or very bad from Human-Computer Interaction ...
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How to create a dock widget correctly in QGIS plugin?

I am building a QGIS plugin and would like to use a dock widget. I have used QT creator to design the UI, with the object type being a QDockWidget. When the plugin is enabled in QGIS the dockwidget ...
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Where are the button icons stored in QGIS?

I'm trying to create a custom icon theme to make my install of QGIS a bit nicer, but I can't find where the icons are stored. All I've found is the QGIS logo in /usr/share/qgis/images/icons.
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Change language of QGIS Browser to English

I want to change the language of QGIS Browser graphical user interface (GUI) to English. I know how to change the language of QGIS GUI itself from (Settings->Options->Locale), but that does not change ...
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PyGIS remove QgisVertexMarker from scene

I am writing a plugin that includes interaction with the map. Therefore I use a QgsMapTool. It is possible for a user to mark a point on the map. When the user clicks a red X is drawn on the mapCanvas ...
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Add Help Menu entry in QGIS 3 from `startup.py`

I would like to add a menu entry in the Help menu pointing to some web ressource, say https://gis.stackexchange.com. The following code executed from the python console works perfect: from qgis.utils ...
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I hid the QGIS Menu bar, how can I bring it back? [duplicate]

I was trying to save customization templates in QGIS 2.4 and have managed to hide the MENU bar. Now I cannot access Settings->Customization to switch it on again. I even un-installed and deleted ...
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Symbol selector cannot be resized

I recently use QGIS 3.0.0, in Windows 8. Today, I work with symbol. When I use SVG symbol, the symbol selector window become so long, even under the taskbar, I cannot resize or drag up the window (it ...
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Why does the QGIS 'project properties' option disappear in Ubuntu?

For some reason my 'project properties' button has disappeared for good. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and QGIS 1.8. Sometimes it would straight up disappear, to return later, but now its just 'gone'. I'll ...
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How to flash selected feature using pyqgis?

In ArcGIS, when one clicks a feature with the identify tool, it will flash/flicker, which makes the feature really easy to see for a moment. Reportedly, there is also a flash method in its ArcObject ...
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Is it possible to “crack open” the QGIS GUI to see what coding commands are executed whilst working?

I would like to see the coding that is executed when working in QGIS e.g. using the tool bars and performing tasks in the GUI. Is there a way to see what coding is going on behind the GUI? I would ...
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Why does the Select by expression dialog not show field values?

I haven't found a similar question that already has an answer so I hope I can get one... Please forgive me if the answer is obvious. I'm using QGIS version 2.14.0-Essen on my macbook pro with OSX ...
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How to remove/disable a toolbar via python?

How do I remove or disable a toolbar e.g., Raster, programmatically using Python?
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Configuring QGIS to show only toolbars wanted?

I friend of mine asked me a question the other day that I didn't knew the answer to. In his organization, they are using QGIS for non GIS-experienced people. He would like to configure QGIS to only ...
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Customize QGIS interface

I'm writing here to ask some questions for a thesis project. My ideas are confused, but I'll try to be clear. I have a GIS project that represents some historical goods in a region. Each good has ...
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Standard user interface for QGIS plugins

QGIS plugins found in "processing" all have the same user interface. In particular, to open a file, the selector either show the list of already downloaded files, or have a "..." button to browse and ...
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How may I use Umlaute programmatically to show up correctly in PyQGIS messagebar?

So far I couldn't figure out how to write something like u"Einstellungen aus ArcView übernehmen" to show up correctly as the titel of my messagebar. At least I can save my source (although this seems ...
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Using Gui tools and arcpy.mapping? [closed]

For a project I want to create a little program that does simple things like export a map from the python command line, but also users are able to edit said map (without having to open arcmap) e.g ...
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Launch QGIS GUI using batch file and Python 3 - Windows 10

Ultimately I'm attempting to launch the QGIS GUI and run a python script from a batch file. I've reviewed numerous instances referencing similar scenarios on this and other forums but for the life of ...
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QGIS “Raster->Georeference” menu item not showing up

I am using QGIS 2.12.0 Lyon. I have installed a plug-in called "Georeferencer GDAL" and the version of that plug-in is 3.1.9 . [I am working on a Mac which is running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5.] I am ...
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QGIS processing scripts, more than one progress bar in the generated GUI?

Since I sometimes have to process cross product of two vector layers with geoprocessing scripts, causing me to use nested loops like source_count = source_layer.featureCount() target_count = ...
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QGIS GUI: How to get independant windows?

I am working with the georeferencer plugin, and I would like to have it working in fully independent windows. Is it possible ? Thanks for your help. Context: I am working with qgis 2.4 under ...
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Recovering toolbar from disconnected window?

I've faced this problem many times. I created a python addin toolbar and installed it in ArcGIS 10.2 . I work on dual monitors in the office. If accidentally this toolbox is left on the secondary ...
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LiDAR GUI tool for selecting and saving groups of points?

I'm working in a small group that is processing LiDAR data with some custom code. We need to see how well our stuff is working so we need samples of "truth" data that we can compare our output against....
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Create foldable section in QGIS tool using R script

I am developping a GUI tool in QGIS using an R script and I am wondering how to add this kind of foldable section in the graphical interface.
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Change QGIS Snapping-Utility-Vertex-Marker

I am trying to change the appearance of the QGIS-Vertexmarker that is used when snapping is active and vertex/segment is found where you can snap to. I think i found the code snippet where in the cpp ...
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Can a custom command be placed in attribute table window toolbar in ArcMap?

Is it possible to place custom command on ArcMap's attribute table window toolbar? As far as I understand I need GUID or ProgID of this toolbar in order to find appropriate ICommandItem with ...
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PyQGIS command from QGIS GUI

I'm fairly new to GIS. I'm using QGIS to overlay a vector grid on my map and getting data on different attributes within each box of the grid. I need to do this for different grid sizes hence there ...