Kurt
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Reprojecting vector layer in QGIS
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right click on your layer in the left panel and select "save vector layer as" and choose wgs84(thats epsg:4326) under Selected crs:

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Merging/Dissolving polygons by Common Attribute Field in QGIS?
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use vector ->geoprocessing tools --> dissolve: select shapefile and field (LEP_NAME in your case), choose name for new shapefile and you are done

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Seeking free Shapefile editor
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There are lots of free GIS tools available. One of the imho best is QuantumGIS: http://www.qgis.org. It is available for win/mac and linux. But maybe you prefer openjump a tool written in java, which ...

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Saving project with data source path as relative in QGIS?
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Goto: Settings Project Properties.. Now check the general tab you should see save paths and besides relativ ( I believe its even standard since vers. 1.73, before 1.73 the default was absolut) Kurt ...

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How to display special German characters "ÄÜÖß" in a map?
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try opening the dbase-file with libreoffice (or openoffice) and try different encodings, if utf-8 doesnot work try iso-8859-1 and look if the chars öäüß are displayed correctly

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Can QGIS open KMZ files?
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as far as I know, you are right: vectors in qgis are read and written by ogr. qgis 1.8 uses the lastest gdal/ogr, which is 1.91. you can read zipped shape-files, but *.kmz, which actually are a zip-...

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Kaspersky Dangerous Object when installing QGIS 2.18
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This - in my humble opinion - seems to be a "false positive". I uploaded it to virustotal.com and 0 of 56 scanners gave an error (last analyis ~ 2month ago). I forced virustotal to reanalyze the file ...

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Can I Turn Off or Remove Map Layers in QGIS Print Composer
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you could unmark the layer (which you dont want to be drawn in one composer) in the layers panel, then do your settings in the print composer and then mark "lock layers for map item" in the Item ...

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Creating lat/lon grid in QGIS?
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use the MMQGIS plugin, after installing you find it in qgis 1.8 under plugins--mmqgis. select create --create grid layer and enter the appropriate values for h spacing and v spacing select 1 or 0.5 (...

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Converting KML to shapefile without losing attributes using QGIS?
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I converted one of the wetlandfiles with globalmapper to shape: enclosed two screenshots from converted dbf-files (areas and lines): hopefully this is what you want ..

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How to edit Shapefile Attributes?
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the attributes of a shapefile are stored in an extra dbase-file. for example: mypolygons.shp contains geometries, mypolygons.dbf contains attributes. via an id the attributes are connected to the ...

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Assign multiple colors to features within a single vector layer
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If I understood you right this tutorial should answer your question: One of my favorite features of QGIS – Rule based styling. From the same author there is also a follow-up: Improvements to the ...

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Saving multiple layers from QGIS to SpatiaLite database?
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give the qspatialite plugin a try (https://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/QspatiaLite/) (Create empty db, now you can select all your layers and add at one go. see screenshot 1)

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How can I clip a shapefile?
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In qgis 1.8 you can use Vector->Geoprocessing-Tools -> clip: Select Input vector (ex: AUT in screenshot ) clipping-polygon-Layer (ex: clipper in screenshot) and save clipped layer to disk (ex: ...

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How to create a user map from CSV?
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Try the following: use the plugin mmqgis and select: -> transfer -> geometryimport from csv . select the appropriate columns for lat /long ! try the following: goto http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/...

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Is there a source for historical shapefiles and tiles?
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take a look at: http://nils.weidmann.ws/projects/cshapes Quote from the website: "CShapes is a new dataset that provides historical maps of state boundaries and capitals in the post-World War II ...

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Create Geospatial PDF (GeoPDF) is greyed out in PDF export options in QGIS 3.10
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the official release qgis 3.10 is compiled against gdal 2.41, therefore this option is not available. if you need this feature at the moment there is a workaround use the OSGeo4W networkinstaller and ...

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Seeking public Web Map Tiling Service (WMTS)?
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This question has been converted to Community Wiki and wiki locked because it is an example of a question that seeks a list of answers and appears to be popular enough to protect it from closure. ...

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Getting polygons of all countries and ISO-3166-2 subdivisons
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This site may have what you are looking for: http://www.gadm.org/ and http://www.gadm.org/country

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Exporting to DXF file from QGIS?
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In QgiS: rightclick in left panel on layer and use save as and select Autocad dxf as export format - this works for me. areyou using qgis 1.8? edit: I now also tried "save selection as", seems to ...

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Which CRS would you use to georeference historical world maps?
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I never used this software, but I think it would be very useful for your purpose: Mapanalyst http://mapanalyst.org/. the software is written in java and runs on windows, mac and linux. the author of ...

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How to create polygons with straight lines and right angles in QGIS?
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the CadTools plugin should do what you want. there is also an tutorial: http://www.catais.org/qgis/cadtools/ (especially look under "orthogonal digitzing")

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How to display a Shapefile on a browser? -offline-
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take a look at: http://s3.amazonaws.com/shapefile-js/simple.html and http://badassjs.com/post/845509816/rendering-binary-shapefiles-with-javascript both use javscript for rendering the shapefile

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1'' DHM: Hillshade is too rough - how to "generalize"?
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If your DHM is a ESRI ASCII grid file, you should definitly give Dr. Jennys Terrain Sculptor a try: http://terraincartography.com/terrainsculptor/! Look also at this post for converting to ESRI ascii ...

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Creating population dot density map at the block group level in QGIS
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Use Vector -> Research Tools -> Random Points Inside Polygons. Select the variable, which contains the number of people in each Block (=polygon) under expression. leave sampling strategy ...

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Maperitive: how to add a new rule-set
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Okay, I figured it out. On the command-prompt, run: use-ruleset location=rules\myruleset.mrules Maperitive will add this ruleset under Map->Switch to Rules

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drawing boundaries in google earth
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goto: http://www.gadm.org/country Select Malaysia and download a) as kmz-files : two files level1 and level2 , level2 unfortunately gave me an error when loading in Google Earth b) as a shapefile. ...

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Where can I download public data set, especially shapefile?
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best source for global data imho is naturalearth: http://www.naturalearthdata.com/ I collected a big list of public available data here: http://desktopmapping.blogspot.co.at/2012/06/diverse-...

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Loading .osm.pbf file in QGIS
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the openstreetmap plugin (current version 0.5) only reads osm-files , but there is a commandline-convert (both for linux as well as for windows. I only tried windows), which can convert *.pbf to *.osm....

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Which topics are essential for QGIS beginners?
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Micha Silver has published a complete tutorial for qgis beginners (11 excercises), see overview here: http://www.surfaces.co.il/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Exercises.pdf and the complete course ...

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