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Splitting a string and extracting the numbers

I'm using QGIS and i have an attribute field that contains several compacted info such as "aaa1-bbb2-ccc3" and i want to extract those three different numbers into new fields .. so far i have managed ...
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QGIS 2.0: Automating tasks, text files and shapefiles [closed]

Wondering if it's possible to automate some repetitive tasks in QGIS (2.0). This is my general workflow for importing some xyz type text files from another software package which export (not overly ...
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SVG trouble in QGIS

I am having some issues using some SVGs that I have created in Inkscape. I am trying to use them in QGIS but they're not displayed properly. This: is how the SVG looks like in Inkscape and how it ...
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Hiding specific icons/markers on text generated vector layer

I'm displaying a vector layer with pois, generated from a text file: lat lon icon iconSize iconOffset title description 56.030325 14.4774116666667 http://www.medinsbiologi.se/hano/Foto....
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Using field calculator to change domain type

I have a table with a bunch of domains, and a table with the information needed to populate the domains. I joined the two, but the table of information is populated as text. I need to be able to ...
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Text in Google maps displayed as blocks in Chrome

Any idea why this is happening in Google maps while using Chrome? I can see the text display but then the text changes to blocks when it finishes rendering. I'm using Chrome Version 54.0.2840.90 (64-...
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Change font size of all labels print composer

I have to print a map in A0 paper size and also in A3. First I completed the job for the A0 size map, then I duplicated the print composer and I am changing the fonts of attribute tables and label ...
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Using an asterisk in an annotation textstring

I try to add an asterisk to the annotation (converted to shapefile), to indicate in my report that there is missing data for this polygon. However when I add the asterisk to the string and press "...
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Arcpy mapping text element reset

I am writing a script to create thousands of maps and I am trying to create a table that updates for every map. Basically an updating table of the information specific to each map. I have been trying ...
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GDAL - Python27 - Text to shapefile

I've been looking for a way to convert txt file columns to shapefile's. With the code below I am able to divide txt columns, what I don't know is how to store all those columns in a point shapefile, ...
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Getting ArcGIS to include leading zeros in text field?

I am entering characters in a text field that is essentially a 5 number ID. I need leading zeros to be included in the value, but every time I enter or calculate the field, the leading zeros are ...
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Having title which includes dynamic text of layer name?

What I'm currently working on: approximately 20 historical topographic maps of a specific area spanning 70 years. What I'd like to do: instead of saving each historical topo as a different file, I ...
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Getting text to center in a label expression

Is there an expression that can be entered in the label expression that will force text to center? Such as the ones used to change case/replace/etc.
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Using ArcPy to copy/paste text boxes from template?

I am in the process of generating hundreds of maps in ArcMap 10.3 from a few master templates. I recently found out that I have to add a small text box in the bottom-right hand corner of all the maps ...
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Qgis 2.18.1 text under a degree angle (Grass 7.0.5)

I have a points layer with an attribute table with in one column the text (in this case streetnames) and in another column the angle in which the text should be to match the road (which is in another ...
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CSV text files loading error / crash in QGIS 2.18.8

I got a problem when I try to load tab-separated text files in the "Create a layer from the delimited text file" tab (that one with de comma symbol). After normally selecting the X and Y fields and ...
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Projection of delimited text file does not match shapefile

I am using Windows 10 with QGIS 2.10.1 Pisa, and have tried the same on other QGIS versions with the same result. I am trying to project a delimited text file onto another shapefile, however the two ...
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Debugging unexpected characters placed by ArcPy Python script tool in text element of ArcGIS Pro layout?

I am seeing something very unexpected from ArcGIS Pro 1.4.1 when exporting what should be the same PDF from the same ArcPy script and same data using two methods. When I run the script from IDLE the ...
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Minidump everytime I upload a delimited text file [duplicate]

I am having a problem loading delimited text files into QGIS 2.18.8 Las Palmas (the same error also happened in past versions). Every time I try to upload a delimited text file the following error ...
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OL3 the text is incorrectly aligned

Using OpenLayers3 I have observed an incorrect alignment of the text when styling the features of the Cluster source. Also the baseline of the text appears to be ignored. The below code sample (or ...
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How to count text values

My issue is to count text values from vector layer. I got a layer with streets for one of administrative region and it's names in column. It looks like this Id Street_name XYZ XYZ ABC XYZ . . . ...
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How Do I Open Grid Text Files?

I've received wind speed data in grid text format and I have no idea how to open it in QGIS. Please go easy on the computer jargon, I'm no computer scientist.
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Create polygons per ID from txt file (ArcPy)

I am writing a script that can take a .txt file as input and as output has a shapefile containing polygons to be used in ArcMap. My input looks like this with points at each vertex of a polygon, and ...
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QGIS - is it possible to convert accented characters to regular ones in attribute table? [closed]

I have OSM dataset containing names with national characters (this is CSV export, but I have it in SHP): osm_id,code,fclass,population,name,longitude,latitude 276645544,1003,village,221,Krč,14.248410,...
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How to create shapefile from text file with multiple headers using arcpy? [closed]

I found various examples but nothing like what I'm looking for. I seem to be able to do it if I format it in a specific way but it doesn't let me add NAME and LOCID. My ultimate goal is to create a ...
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DivIcon vertical text

Iam struggling with one letter below the other vertical text orientation for DivIcon. Found some hints/hacks here https://davidwalsh.name/css-vertical-text But i couldnt manage to get it working for ...
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Change Dynamic Text language in ArcGIS

Being in a bilingual (English/French) organisation, I want to add dynamic text showing the date in both languages. I have a line that shows English month/year but since my ArcGIS is in English, by ...
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Line spacing at print composer

I'm using a text box in the print composer (QGIS 2.16). If I write more then one line, how can I set the line spacing between the lines?
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Automatically resize font in a text box

I'm using dynamic text for owner names in my layout. Problem is some are two words and some are a lot more. When using a text box if the font is to big it just drops the extra. Is there an easy ...
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Can one convert text annotations to a layer in QGIS?

I know text annotations can be turned on & off with Ctrl+T... but is there any way to export them as a layer?
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How do I export labels as editable text objects to be used in Illustrator?

How do I export labels as editable text objects to be used in Illustrator? QGIS 1.8
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Prevent GRASS from converting utf-8 to latin-1

I am opening two shapefiles in QGIS 2.18 and then perform a v.overlay from the GRASS toolbox. The shapefile contains attributes with characters that need Utf-8 to display all the characters correctly....
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Transferring one field name from text file to new field name in feature class?

I am working on a script that involves incidents of fire. I'm taking my values from a text file that is comma delimited. The first line of the text file contains the field names (Latitude,Longitude,...
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Has MapInfo text objects formatting tags as ArcMap annotations?

Esri ArcMap allows you to set annotation formatting via formatting tags, eg: <FNT name="Arial" size="12">Text size = 12</FNT> <FNT name="Arial" scale="200">Text scale = 200</FNT&...
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How to delete specific line in Text elements using ArcPy?

I work with several maps (in folder named "aa") and the text boxes in the layout view are: I try to delete,using Arcpy, the empty line in the this text properties box so my result will be one ...
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QGIS Set label text quadrant as above baseline or below the top of the ascent

In the product description for a topographic map over Sweden there is a recommendation to use an abbribute field containing digits to quadrant placement of labels in a point shapefile containing all ...
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Creating transparent text (watermark) in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to insert a watermark into a map using ArcGIS. As you can see from the screenshot, I have the text in place, although I need to make the text transparent (e.g. 50% transparency). I used "...
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“Import Textfile as Layer” generates only 1 feature

I have a text file containing adresses with coordinates wich looks like this: [...] N;DEBYv00018000101;A;09;4;75;120;0001;00000;9;;4496255,330;5571332,790;Brunnenstraße;95182;Döhlau;, Kr Hof, Saale;...
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QGIS 2.14 Composer incorrectly renders svg text position

I just noticed that SVG rendering in composer since upgrade to QGIS 2.14 is incorrectly handling some text placement. I have an SVG compass rose, which was rendering fine before upgrading to 2.14 (...
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Opening Notepad text editor from ArcPy/Python? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use arcpy to open up an editor (like Notepad) to show a simple text file? I'd like to do this in a tool that generates text which is supposed to be copied and pasted into another ...
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changing text in an MXD textbox with items from a list in ArcPy

I am trying to create a text label for a series of maps over time. I have a text box with the element name "DateBox" in my mxd. As a filler, it says "Week # here". I want to it say "Week XX", where XX ...
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Geocoding: Match address is doubling up text [closed]

I'm geocoding some addresses, and using our address data as the locator service's reference. The oddest thing is happening, though, which I've never encountered. The 'Match Address' address is ...
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Turning Text into Layer in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop. Can I turn the text boxes which I have inserted on my map into a layer which keeps the same aspect ratio with the map?
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Center Text In Table Column

I'm building a static map, and want to center text in a table I've added to the layout. How can this be accomplished in ArcGIS Desktop?
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Exporting text to CAD [duplicate]

I am using ArcMap 10.2 and have a shapefile with parcel data. I have all of the polygons labeled with attribute text. How do i export the text to CAD?
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Loading texts with shapefile in ArcMap

I am currently trying to load different shapefiles in ArcObjects programmatically. Currently I can load lines, polylines, polygons and ellipses (even though that's just a fancy polygon as far as ...
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Setting anchor/pivot point to layer features (point and text) by which symbol or text will rotate in ArcMap?

I know I can change the rotation and pivot point when editing, but if I have point layer that contains for example an arrow symbol (EMF picture) and I need the arrow to rotate around the bottom part ...
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Choosing interpolation method for monthly atmospheric parameters derived from AQUA/Air satellite?

I want to investigate atmospheric refraction and i am using Aqua/ Airs satellite data. These are atmospheric parameters (1) Air temperature (2) Geopotential height (3) Relative Humidity All these ...
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Inserting new Text Element into MXD using ArcPy? [duplicate]

I'm using Desktop 10.2 and I tried with this script to add new text element "road 90" to a lot of mxd's, but Something wrong with the code: import arcpy from arcpy import env env.workspace = r"F:\...
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Adjusting text border thickness in MapInfo

MapInfo allows you to add an outline to your text by using the 'border' or 'halo' function. Is there any way to customise the thickness of these outlines? I find the standard setting far too thick, ...