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Importing DWG into QGIS project?

I have a lot of DWG files like basemap, and water and wastewater network. How do I import these files into my QGIS project?
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How to migrate from ArcGIS for Desktop to QGIS? [closed]

Our lab has about 10 projects in ArcGIS 9 (a couple are made in ArcGIS 10) that includes the following in each: A georeferenced (WGS1984 geographical projection) raster seafloor image, representing ...
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Seeking options for Spatial ETL (Extract, Transform, Load)?

I am interested in the pros and cons of various spatial ETL (extract, transform, load) tools. If you have used the items listed here (or add your own), I seek your opinions and experiences. In ...
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Converting KML to shapefile without losing attributes using QGIS?

I have a KML file with hundreds of points. To each point there is information, such as Name, Power, Age (it's a map of hydroenergy powerplants). If I import that KML file to QGIS, this information is ...
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Opening and extracting data from Shapefiles?

We are in need of US highway data. We found it for Florida at the state GIS website. We downloaded the data for Florida highway intersections from here (this is a zip file). How do we use these ...
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Is it possible to georeference an existing, un-georeferenced pdf?

I was wondering if there was anyway to georeference a pdf directly without first converting it to an image. I have access to ArcGIS 10.1 but haven't been able to find any information that would ...
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Importing polylines and polygons into QGIS from CSV

I want to import a large number of polylines and/ or polygons into one one or more QGIS layers in order to plot the data. Each will only have simple attributes (e.g. name). I need to know: The ...
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Preparing CSV files for use in ArcGIS Desktop?

How do I prepare CSV files for use in ArcGIS Desktop. I ask because I have some troubles using CSV files because ArcGIS attributes wrong field types to my columns and also misinterprets special ...
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Importing .shp to PostgreSQL?

I want to import a shp file to postgreSQL. First I create sql file and then run PostgreSQL. To create sql file, I run this command in windows cmd: shp2pgsql -s 4326 worldCountries.shp worldcountries ...
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Setting up PyCharm to reference ArcPy?

How would I setup PyCharm to recognize import arcpy? I'd like to use PyCharm to develop and debug geoprocessing tool.
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Why the order of imports matters in a standalone PyQGIS processing script?

I've come across a weird issue while running standalone PyQGIS processing scripts. The order of imports in the script affects its normal execution. You can reproduce the problem by opening a Python ...
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How can I sucessfully import 3D surface and features from ArcGIS 10 into Sketchup 8?

What are the steps required to successfully export an entire 3D model (composed of TIN surfaces, 3D polygons, 3D polylines and 3D points) from ArcGIS 10 to Sketchup 8? Preferably, I would like the ...
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How to import using shp2pgsql?

I want to import shapefile into PostGIS. There is one database postgres in it but no table added yet. I am using this command: shp2pgsql -I -s 4326 districts.shp districts | psql -d postgres -U ...
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ArcGIS fails to import all records from huge CSV file to file geodatabase table despite being within FGDB table size limits

I'm using ArcGIS 10.0 on Windows 7 64-bit with 4GB of RAM. I have some very large tables in CSV format to import to ArcGIS, they all have about 30 fields, upwards of 5 million records per table (a ...
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Importing shapefiles to SQL Server [closed]

I often use the brilliant SQL Server 2008 Spatial Tools to import shapefiles into SQL Server 2008. This works absolutely fine but it leaves me wondering, how do Microsoft expect end users of SQL ...
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Import GeoJSON into PostGIS

I want to import GeoJSON avaliable in the following dump into PostGIS but I am not able to import it. I already imported geousa data available in this public dump into MongoDB smoothly. Let me know is ...
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Seeking tools for uploading GIS data to database? [closed]

I would like a nice graphical tool that allows me to take standard gis data such as shp files and kml files and upload them to a database such as PostGIS, MySql or Oracle. Are there any such tools?
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Importing .svg images to use as Symbols in ArcMap?

I have several .svg files that I want to use as symbols in ArcMap 10.1. However, I do not see any import feature or the sort to use these .svg pictures.
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Integrating geolocated Twitter posts in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Is it possible to integrate the lat/long data included with Twitter posts (those few that have it enabled of course) into an ArcGIS Desktop environment? I've seen Twitter applications on ArcGIS ...
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How to fix “Unable to initialize ODBC connection to DSN for ALC_AV_CO”?

So I am new to the QGIS community, and I have been trying to bring in some rather large access databases with little to no success. I have windows 7, so I've gone in through administrative tools/Data ...
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Multiple styles for GeoPackage in QGIS

I am constructing a GeoPackage from vector layers that have values for a number of years, each year is an attribute (1965, 1995, 2025, 2055, 2085). I have styled the layers and added the styles to the ...
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Add an Excel file with a list of coordinates to QGIS as a layer?

I've added delimited text layers to QGIS before with columns consisting latitude and longitude separately. But Now I have an Excel file like: station no parcel no parcel coordinates 63 ...
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Looking for an open-source Java based GeoTIFF library

I have written many programs for reading and writing various types of spatial data in the past but I must admit that the GeoTIFF format has often gotten the better of me. It's such a flexible format ...
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Loading multiple CSV files into QGIS 2.10

How can I load multiple CSV files into QGIS with Longitude/Latitude already included in it. I downloaded the "Load Them All" plug-in, however, the result loaded was converted as text files ...
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QGIS won't read table columns in CSV import on Mac OS

I am trying to import a CSV file into QGIS, but it ends up looking like my print screen below (program is in Swedish but in the preview window you can see how QGIS won't read my data correctly). I can'...
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Importing large dataset with osm2psql? [closed]

My question is similar to slow import via osm2pgsql to postgresql database and Optimizing osm2pgsql imports for OSM data but as we currently have quite some problems importing a large set of OSM data ...
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Setting geometry types importing to PostGIS with OGR

I'm using ogr2ogr to import data into a PostGIS database. Each dataset I need to import has (theoretically) the same exact data structure, but it appears that they are not the same geometry types. ...
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Shapefile/vector layer not appearing in QGIS

I have a shapefile (calling it 'new.shp' for discussion's sake) that won't show up with other layers. If a fresh file is started and I bring in 'new.shp', it will appear, but any other layers imported ...
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Importing OSM Data into MongoDB?

Can anyone tell me how to import OSM data in mongoDB step by step ? This is the link to the data http://download.geofabrik.de/europe/germany/baden-wuerttemberg/karlsruhe-regbez.html https://gis....
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Getting ArcMap to recognize csv column as float and not int? [duplicate]

I am trying to show a .csv file (2 columns, 291 rows) in ArcMap 10.2 using Catalog window to drag the .csv file into ArcMap. The second column of the .csv is a floating point number (range is [0-1]), ...
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How to use ATOM FEED Data in QGIS 3.6.1?

I would like to know how I can work with ATOM FEED Data in QGIS. In ealier QGIS versions this worked with the Plugin "INSPIRE ATOM Client", but this Plugin doesn't work in the current version. An ...
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Adding CSV layer to QGIS when X and Y fields are the same

I would like to add the CSV file, where both Longitude and Latitude head have been defined in one cell as per below: But QGIS can't add them, as both X and Y are deemed as the same. I've tried with ...
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How to rename PostgreSQL/PostGIS columns while importing Shapefiles?

I discovered shp2psql to successfully import geospatial data from ESRI Shapefiles into PostgreSQL/PostGIS. Now I would like to automatically rename the target column names. Is there any mechanism ...
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Importing data from Excel and maintaining the time format

I am trying to import a file from Excel which is a GPS data set of consecutive points at 15 minute intervals. When I import the file and save it as a shapefile the time column is not read properly and ...
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How to import/export geographic information (gml or csv file) to geodatabase?

I am searching for C#/Java libraries that can import and export geographic information (gml/csv file formats) from and to geodatabases. If not yet available, is there other way to do this task? Any ...
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Creating new QGIS color ramp from r,g,b text file?

I am using QGIS 2.18.22 I would like to create the Cividis color ramp in QGIS. Here's a (non-cartographic) display example of Cividis: Source Cividis' creators have made public a 256-line r,g,b ...
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Import info from mdb file into a project?

I need to import info on a QGIS project. The info are in a MDB file (population, mean age, number of cars and so on: one record per region) that is written to be connected with a region shape from an ...
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How to import polygons from OSM to QGIS?

I am trying to import Polygons from OSM to QGIS 2.0, but so far I have no idea how to do that. E. g.: Kisterseg auf Tatabanya in HU: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?relation=1027806 Is there any fast ...
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How does shp2pgsql define schema?

Can anyone explain how it is that the shp2pgsql loader for loading shapefiles into PostGIS goes about defining the schema for a table when importing a shapefile? To further explain, shapefiles are ...
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QGIS and SQL Server Spatial Tables Performance

I'm trying to get a SQL Server 2008 R2 spatial database up and running to streamline the production of maps using QGIS. Currently I just have a handful of spatial tables (a postcode level point table ...
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Difference between raster() and readGDAL()?

I am new in working with rasters and after having trouble working with them i'd like to know the difference between those two import functions. for example i did this library(raster) s<-...
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QGIS DB Manager Import layer/file Oracle not working - Error 8 Loading of the layer failed

QGIS 2.12.0 - DB Manager 0.1.20 - Windows 7 - Oracle 11g 11.2.0.3.0 Import vector layer Shapefile as well as a layer (vector) and with every possible combinations of settings, the results are the ...
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Is it possible to open MapGIS files ( .WL, .WP & .WT ) in QGIS or other GIS? [closed]

We received some files from clients located in China created in a program called MapGIS. I was wondering if anybody knows how to make QGIS or any other GIS program, excluding MapGIS, open these files? ...
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QGIS 3.2 - Forcing column type when importing csv

I've got this csv file that I'm trying to import to QGIS 3.2. It's just a data table with no geometry attached. When I just drag it from the Browser on the left-hand side, all the columns get ...
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Header row in Excel is not header row when imported into ArcMap?

I am importing an Excel table with X/Y coordinates to plot on a map (point data). The original Excel table has a header row as its top row..The row is 'frozen' in Excel. When I import the table and ...
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Importing simple xyz in QGIS

I have found out how to get tab-delimited X,Y data into a layer but the Z field value is not given as an option on import? I tried to edit the attributes to add and define a new field but it keeps ...
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Change default data source encoding in QGIS to utf8

Working in languages with special characters, I always struggle with remembering to change the data source encoding from system to utf8 when I import files. Is there a way to have it automatically use ...
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Descrambling scrambled coordinates?

I've got a data set that comes with coordinates, however they seem to have gotten scrambled somewhere along the way of data-collection, data-entering and data-export. For some of the places the actual ...
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Using ArcPy outside of ArcMap?

There may be something I'm missing, but is it possible to use the arcpy module outside arcmap? My situation is that we have one license on a computer which is shared over a network. I need to do ...
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SVG graphics fully black when opening it as SVG Marker in QGIS

I have an SVG graphic that should be placed in certain locations on my map in QGIS 2.18. It is accessible via JSFiddle: SVG_Example I can open it through Adobe Photoshop, Inkscape, Chrome, it even ...

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