Tag Archives: QGIS

Rescale your raster data layer

Sometimes you want to rescale a raster layer, e.g., to reduce the number of categories, or to create a common scale for different raster layers. Very basic of course, so you can expect to find an appropriate function in any … Continue reading

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A new great version of QGIS

Are you one of those people eagerly waiting for all those new features in QGIS that have been mentioned in the last couple of months on various forums and blogs? Well, the waiting is (almost) over. QGIS 2.2 is already … Continue reading

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QGIS auto-trace plugin

Last time I opened QGIS there was a notification that there was a new plugin; the auto-trace plugin. I just tried it out to see what it is all about. I must say, it is a pretty nifty tool. It … Continue reading

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Creating a QGIS color map from text file

I recently found the interesting USGS map of global ecosystems. The data can be viewed online but can also  be downloaded as geotif files, which is great as about every GIS program on the planet can read that format. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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The all new shiny QGIS 2.0 has arrived

And it is looking great. I have been using the master (development) version for some time now, so I can tell you out of experience that this release rocks! Some of my favourites are the greatly improved map composer, great … Continue reading

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Sharing geotiff raster files

One of my favourite raster formats to share is the geotiff, mostly because I always thought it is one of the most portable formats. But yesterday I got an email from a colleague that the geotiffs I shared looked strange … Continue reading

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Point coordinates to polygon – part I

Articles about field studies sometimes (but not always unfortunately) contain coordinates delimiting the boundaries of the field study. What if you want to view those boundaries in e.g., Google Earth? In other words, how to create a polygon layer based … Continue reading

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Sum up values of neighbouring polygons – a GRASS GIS approach

How to sum up values of neighbouring polygons in QGIS? This question was asked on gis.stackexchange, with two interesting answers. One answer explains how to use Spatialite and SQL to achieve this. The other answer, explained in more detail here, presents … Continue reading

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From Underdark: New QGIS Symbol Packages

Check out this post by Underdark about two sets of new QGIS symbol packages with series of simple fill symbols based on ColorBrewer. Create work!

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Check out the new Landcover Polygon overlay function in the LecoS QGIS plugin

The author of the QGIS plugin LecoS came up with  a new feature which might come in handy for some of you: a polygon overlay tool. This tool can extract raster values and save them directly to the vector layers … Continue reading

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