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Getting list of coordinates for points in layer using QGIS?

I've got a layer in QGIS that is comprised of points. Its attribute table doesn't have (show) the corresponding x and y coordinates for each point. Is there a way for me to extract a list of ...
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Installing QGIS3 on Mac?

Kyngchaos installer is not finding python3. I installed python3 using HomeBrew and is not located at /usr/local/Cellar/python/3.6.4_4/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.6/bin/python3.6 How do I ...
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Installing GDAL on MacOSX?

Does anybody know what's the easiest way to install GDAL 2.0 on a MacOSX? The usual suspects kingchaos binary distribution and homebrew seem to be stuck on GDAL 1.11 I need support for TopoJSON ...
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GRASS Processing not working on QGIS?

I've been having several issues making GRASS algorithms work from the Processing toolbox. When you fresh install QGIS 3.4 (MacOS High Sierra), first it doesn't find python -- which I solved by ...
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How to Uninstall QGIS from MacOS

As many probably know, the MacOS installer for QGIS is not as turnkey as the windows version. You have to basically install 3-4 sets of packages, only one of which end up in the Mac apps directory (e....
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Map display not filling window in QGIS on Mac?

In this screenshot of QGIS, you can see that the map is not filling the window. I have tried resizing the window in various ways. Am I missing something obvious, or is this a bug? Versions: ...
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Working with File Geodatabase in QGIS for MAC OSX?

I understand there are programs like OSGeo4W that allow windows users to work with Esri File Geodatabases, but is there something similar for Mac OSX 10.6?
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Issues to be aware of running ArcGIS Desktop on Mac?

I'm considering upgrading the PC to a MacBook Pro and installing Parallels, and would like advice from other ArcGIS Desktop users who have done this. The performance aspects of VM-ware are considered ...
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Installing QGIS to virtual environment?

I'd like to install QGIS. I'm on a system that defaults to Python 2.5x and I downloaded python 3.7x with homebrew. I created a virtual environment with this code. brew install pyenv brew install ...
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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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Generating TIN from DEM using MacOSX/Unix tools?

I'd like to generate a 3d terrain model moving from a DEM dataset (currently in shp and GeoTIFF format). As far as I understand it, the first step of the better path would be generating a TIN, but I ...
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Is there a 'QGIS Browser' app on mac?

Starting at 1.8, there's a standalone Quantum GIS Browser application on Windows. I am unable to locate that app on Mac. There is a 'Browser' panel for Mac but its functionality is limited.
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SAGA algorithms not working on Qgis 2.18 on Mac OSX

Since last update to Qgis 2.18 from 2.14, I'm unable to successfully run SAGA algorithms (Mac OSX Yosemite). No matters if it is vector- or raster-oriented algorithm, the algorithm stops at this point ...
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Installing QGIS with ECW support on Mac?

I bought a imac recently and I tried to install qgis: without success! It is not possible to read the raster files. I installed GDAL ECW plugin, but it is necessary to copy and paste another file ...
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How to connect to Postgres with QGIS?

Oddly, it should be simple, but I can't connect to a local PostGIS database. My installation is with Mac OS X (10.8), Postgres.app (in doc it's said to have PostGIS included) and Quantum GIS 1.8. ...
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Can I export a polygon shapefile to a Garmin device?

I want to export the boundaries of a parcel to my GarminMap 60CSx. I downloaded a parcel map from the county, and I want to use it to walk the perimeter. Does the .gpx format support polygons? Or is ...
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How do I open personal geodatabase in QGIS 2.0?

Good afternoon. I am trying to use an ArcGIS (10.2) personal database MDB as a container for data to pass to a QGIS user. I formerly used QGIS 1.8 for Mac OSX, and after some fiddling around, I was ...
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Why is QGIS georeferencer much faster on Windows than Mac?

I just went from temporarily using a Windows 7 machine with 4GB of RAM and no video card as far as I know. I'm now using a mac with 16GB of ram, etc. Its a much more powerful machine. However, QGis's ...
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Plugin causes QGIS to crash on startup

I get the message "the plugin will be disabled because it crashed QGIS during last startup." Which plugin? None is identified. I'm a bit of a rookie so not sure where to look to solve this. Running on ...
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How to install the Python module shapely for QGIS use?

I'm using QGIS 1.8.0 on a Mac with OSX 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). I've installed QGIS including GDAL, GSL, UNIXImageIO, Freetype, and Matplotlib all from www.kyngchaos.com. When installing the plugin ...
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ESRI GDB Support in GDAL / ogr2ogr on Mac OS X 10.8

How do you incorporate support for ESRI's fgdb format into GDAL / ogr2ogr on Mac OS X 10.8?
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Install QGIS3 (QGIS-dev) on MacOSX

As it mentioned on the official doc we can download a nightly build for QGIS-dev-2.99. I did, but the version is actually outdated QGIS_2-99-0_2016-09-20_cd1d44b.dmg it's the 2.15 dev version instead ...
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Unable to stylize raster data as pseudocolor render type on MAC OSX

In a raster layer's Style Properties, I can choose pseudocolor render type, and choose a color ramp and classify the raster. However, when I click the 'Apply' button, or click 'OK', the ...
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Opening file geodatabase using QGIS for Mac?

I'm trying to open a GDB on QGIS for Mac but having no luck. Details: I'm currently running OS 10.9.3 on my laptop. I downloaded and installed QGIS 2.6.1-2 from KyngChaos I installed the GDAL ...
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Options for visualizing LiDAR data on (Mac) OS X?

I've recently come across open data LiDAR files for the city of Vancouver. I'd like to view it on my Mac (2011. 10.6.6 OS). My intention is to use the LAS file to identify what the tallest trees are ...
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Why don't GRASS tools work in SEXTANTE? (QGIS, MacOS)

I've got both SEXTANTE and GRASS installed on my platform. GRASS-SEXTANTE report an error when I'm trying to create the Modeller, however, other tools (R) work fine in SEXTANTE. Do these tools have ...
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rpy2 installation on Mac OSX. A still unresolved problem on StackExchange and rpy-list [closed]

following lgautier's advice on rpy2 installation on Mac OSX, I posted my request on rpy-list and got in touch with Yair Benita who said he could only install rpy2 through his default Mac OS X python ...
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Instructions for QGIS Mac Installation?

So apparently the MAC install needs various stuff besides QGIS itself. The QGIS website sends you to an outside source for GDAL and for even the QGIS download itself. So I got a disk image from that ...
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QGIS on Mavericks

I have been trying to install QGIS on Mavericks and I have failed. Prior to installing QGIS, I installed GDAL using homebrew. I also installed Numpy, SciPy and pyqt using the detailed instructions ...
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Update QGIS on Mac OS X

I would like to update QGIS from 2.2 to 2.4 on Mac OS X (10.8) but I cannot find how to do so. Do I have to uninstall and re-install all from KyngChaos? If so, I would therefore lose the extensions ...
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How do you create a CSVT on a Mac?

I am working with QGIS on a Mac, and understand the process for importing a CSV file. But I do not know how to create the CSVT file to define the CSV file's data types. Can someone please instruct me ...
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MrSid => GeoTiff

I have a MrSid file that I would like to convert to a GeoTiff. Is there a way to do this on a Mac running Mountain Lion? I know it can be done on Windows and Linux using the LizardTech command line ...
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Finding GRASS module after upgrading QGIS (Mac)?

I upgraded from QGIS 2.10.1 PISA to QGIS 2.18 last week (via KyngChaos), and since then have not been able to run GRASS within QGIS - it appears not to be able to find the module. I had a look at ...
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Getting db manager error from QGIS 3 on Mac?

I've got a new QGIS 3 install from Kingchaos on osx, but have few issues. One of them is with db manager and sqlite database. This is the error I got: Une erreur est survenue lors de l'éxécution ...
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Installing python xlw and xlrd libraries for QGIS on Mac OSX with Python 2.6

I am trying to use the XYtools plugin for QGIS (because copy-paste is not working with just one of my files?!), and I'm concerned that I actually just need to update my Python but not sure if doing so ...
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Open project made on OSX lion on a windows computer with QGIS

I made a project in my personal computer (mac OS Xlion) and now I would like to modify it on my work computer (windows 7), Is it possible?
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Failing to merge rasters in QGIS

I am new to QGIS but have some familiarity with other GIS software (namely ArcGIS). I want to merge a number of LiDAR digital elevation model (DEM) tiles (specifically, 30 individual tiles) to create ...
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Using GRASS command line tools within QGIS?

How do I use the GRASS command line tools within QGIS? I use the QRASS plugin to open the mapset, and then I open the GRASS tools window. I click on 'GRASS shell' under modules and it brings up a ...
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How to load mdb geodatabases in QGIS for MAC?

I've been unsuccessfully looking for a way to add data from a .mdb geodatabase into QGIS for mac. Using the add vector layer, .mdb is not available in the filetypes, and in the database connection I ...
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QGIS won't install on Mac OSX, during install says “The Installation Failed.”

I have installed the requirements: GDAL Complete 1.11 framework package Matplotlib Python module and I've made sure these requirements are properly installed by checking library/frameworks and /...
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Setting up PyCharm CE 4 to work with PyQGIS library in Mac OS

I am trying to set up pycharm to work with pyQgis library but with not success till now. I am using PyCharm CE v4 and QGIS version 2.8 I have tried to implemnte the instructions of several posts like ...
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Install older versions of QGIS on Mac

I tried to download and install an older version of QGIS, but I don't understand how it works... I downloaded and opened this file: qgis-2.0.0.tar.bz2, but I don't see any program file here. I also ...
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Export to PDF or SVG in QGIS

How do I export to PDF or SVG file? I tried SimpleSVG and it consistently gives me an error message. Then I tried to print to PDF, but it comes up blank and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. ...
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Launching multiple instances of QGIS (Mac)?

Often I need to work on two qgis projects at the same time. How can I launch two separate instances of QGIS?
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QGIS import polygons in CSV

QGIS 1.8 on Mac: I'm hoping to migrate several dozen local maps from my 30 year old Win3.1 plotting system to QGIS. Polygons are in X,Y (CSV), first point repeated at the end to close it, with ...
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Resizing attribute form in QGIS 3

I am working in QGIS 3.4.11 on macOS 10.14.6. For a polygonal vector layer, I have a simple autogenerated attributes form in QGIS. Every time I add a new feature in the layer, the attributes form ...
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Installing QGIS Statist plugin in Mac OS X?

I'm trying to install the Statist plugin. I'm running MacOSX 10.7.5. with Python 2.7.3. and Numpy 1.5.1. I have also installed matplotlib 1.1.0 (for python 2.7). When I try to install the Statist 1....
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QGIS 3 on Mac OS - Where is the configuration directory?

I've got a fresh clean install of QGIS 3 running on Mac OS and I can't find where the plugin directory should be. I don't have a directory at ~/.qgis3. I've search my drive with locate qgis and ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.8 QGIS not using user-installed Python 2.7

My QGIS does not recognize the recently installed python 2.7 on my mac osx 10.6.8. it still uses the python version 2.6 that is automatically installed by apple. Opening qgis I always receive an ...
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no popup menu with “right-click” on layer

I am trying to work with ArcGIS 10.4 on a MacBook Pro (OS X El Capitan 10.11.5) using Microsoft Windows via Parallels Desktop 11. "Right-click" in this context normally = "control-click." No matter ...