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Matt Travis
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Anyone interested in a South West QGIS user group meeting this Autumn ? Was thinking of holding it late October / early November at Dartmoor National Park in Bovey Tracey, Devon.

Offers of help / presenting / sponsoring all welcome.

Thanks

Matt
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Great stuff Ant. 
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Nick Benton

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Hi.  Wondered if the group could help me.  Im looking for the equivalent of the hotlink key in MapInfo and being able to set up maps in QGIS to perform in a similar way.
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Mark Percival

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I've got a shape file of land parcels with information in an excel spreadsheet.  I can open the excel file and join to the land parcels table - but here is the thing: I can edit info in the excel sheet in qgis and it updates in excel but it does not show in the joined table and the join table can not be edited in the joined browser.

I've cleared the cache but no joy!

Can joined tables be edited?

Bit stuck here.
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Though annoyingly you can't save a dbf in Excel 2010 (great idea MS). I used Libre Office for this instead.
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David Addy

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My query is about labelling rivers using OS Opendata . In both "strategi" and "OpenRivers", the river name is repeated within the attribute table  for every line segment between nodes. This means that using the field Name for labelling a river results in a cluster of names all along the river's length.
Has anyone got a clever way of using the river name label without a massive repetition along its length?
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Hi Nick,
I had not noticed the checkbox you mention, and I have now tried it. It certainly cuts out a lot of the duplicate names, but not all. However, I can now see that a combination of that trick, with Matthew and Matt's ideas, should solve my problem. Maybe two or three duplicate layers using a combination of these ideas, with each layer having a scale based  range, will let me zoom in and out as required.
Thanks to all of you for these excellent ideas. 
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Ross McDonald
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As another squall scurries across the hills and the cricket match looks like being rained off my thoughts turn to the next Scottish #QGIS user group meeting.

How about having it in Glasgow this time? Or Dundee? Or Stirling again?

Late October? Early November?

Do we want some workshops and tutorials?  Shall we tie it into an AGI or OS event?

Let me know in the comments and, as always, offers of help appreciated.

Cheers

Ross
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I'd be available :)
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Mark Percival

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Just a quick tip for showing polygon shapes in a legend https://geouk.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/qgis-legend-trick-polygon-shapes/
Whilst doing some work on a plan which involved many layers of information, actually I was trying to replicate the plan created in another mapping system, and part of this process involved making i...
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Very useful indeed!
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Nick Hopton

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Funny how things work out, the other day I was moaning about collapsed dual-carriageways in OS Open Data. This led me to wonder if it would be possible to find somewhere the old (uncollapsed) road layers for my area of interest. But yesterday something odd happened, I noticed I'd been given ten beans for an answer I gave to a question at Stack Exchange more than two years ago that concerned the portability of projects in QGIS.

The link is here:

http://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/23016/how-to-embed-metadata-into-a-spatialite-layer-in-qgis/23406#23406

And lo! As a proof of concept I'd posted a link to a zipped QGIS project which contained exactly the data I wanted. I'd forgotten all about this.

N.     
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Glenn Bald

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The introduction at the 3rd QGIS UK user group in Edinburgh 5th of May 2015. Slides at www.slideshare.net/RossMcDonald1/ross-mc-donaldqgisugintro
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Lutra GIS

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Dear all,

If you'd like to see DXF/DWG support in QGIS, please contact +Andreas Neumann to share your thoughts:
http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/qgis-user/2015-June/032503.html
[Qgis-user] DXF/DWG import requirements document. Andreas Neumann a.neumann at carto.net. Tue Jun 23 07:42:49 PDT 2015. Previous message: [Qgis-user] QGis - Orfeo: Toolbox Error: The following layers were not correctly generated. Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] ...
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Mark Percival

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This is a follow up to the presentation (plea) I made at the last user group.
I've been struggling with this for a while and not being a programmer I can't find a way forward as I don't know where to find things.

The issue: I would like to be able to colour the heading and the body in a table in composer, simple as that!  I'm sure it could be done as you can change the fonts in both independent of each other so therefore there must be a way of controlling the various elements.

Can anyone provide a starting point so I can look at this a bit deeper?

Thanks
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I don't know hot to send private message. My email is: simon.stefan@gmail.com
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The UK Quantum GIS (QGIS) User Group has been setup to primarily provide a forum where UK QGIS users can share information and experiences of QGIS and other Open Source GIS resources. The purpose of forum is not for individuals to ask general question about QGIS, these should be directed to the GIS Stackexchange.

Shaun Lewis

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Hi all. Is anyone else having issues loading a QGIS project that contains multiple WMS layers, in Windows 10? I receive the error 'Crash dumped - minidump written to C:\...'. I've tested it with both 64bit and 32bit of versions 2.4, 2.6, 2.8, and 2.10. I haven't got another Windows 10 machine to test on so I thought I'd check before reporting it as an issue.
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Stefan Simon

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Hi all.
On Qgis meeting on 22 May 2015somebody asked about how to install qgis server and qgis web client on windows. I just installed thhis on Windows 7 and Windows 8 using OSGeo4W 32 bits, and the tutorial for QGis web client. at this link http://anitagraser.com/2012/04/06/qgis-server-on-windows7-step-by-step/ is an tutorial..
After instalation, don't forget to create the tmp/ folder in OSGEO dir (it is very important)

Cheers,
Stefan
After my successful experiment with QGIS Server on Ubuntu, I took a shot at Windows7. These are my notes on installing QGIS Server following the instructions on the wiki. Installation Using OSGeo4W...
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Ross McDonald
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A Friday problem: anyone had any issues running plugins in QGIS in a Citrix XenApp environment?

On my desktop PC I can run the pgRouting layer plugin without hitch.  In the Citrix environment everything works right up until I click the RUN button and then I get an error message:

[Could not load library “D:/PostgreSQL/9.2/lib/librouting.dll”. The specified procedure could not be found.]

How does the plugin know where the libraries are installed?
Is Citrix restricting access to other servers?
Permissions?

Be interested to know in any others have experienced anything like this and possible solutions.
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Thanks Matthew. QGIS itself works perfectly as we've done a lot of work getting shared drives and permissions sorted. The problem is with the pgRouting layer plugin trying to find the DLL on server B while QGIS is running on server A and I am using it on machine C. I am sure the plugin is using the existing PostGIS connection to pull in the required data and libraries.  I think it might be a job for Process Explorer...
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Ross McDonald
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Howzit folks!

There is a very new official #QGIS blog for release news and other stuff - http://blog.qgis.org

And while we are talking about new things there is also a beta release of PgRouting 2.1.0 available (Windows http://winnie.postgis.net/download/windows/ pick your version and look in buildbot) with new and improved routing algorithms.  Get the source on Github: https://github.com/pgRouting/pgrouting/releases
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John Layt

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Did the slides from the last South East user group in May ever get posted?
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No, sorry totally forgot about it. I did receive some copies of presentations but not all. Will remedy over the coming days. Si
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Joseph Seddon

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I've asked this question on stack exchange. It's probably one of the biggest stumbling blocks to moving to QGIS at Islington.
When connecting to an Oracle Spatial database, QGIS is not consistently populating the list of tables under each schema. When I try to expand a schema (as I have tried to do with PARKING in the pic...
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Nick Hopton

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OS OpenData is improving (and I'm grateful for this) but aspects of it still puzzle me. Why, for example, in the Victor Map District and Open Map Local datasets are dual carriageways collapsed to centrelines? 
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Allan Smith

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LIDAR
I received the following fron Geomatics this morning. It would be nice to have a QGIS module that can pull this data in - sadly I am not a programmer and cannot help

Allan

We are pleased to let you know that from 1 September 2015 LIDAR data of England will be available free of charge for both commercial and non-commercial use.

We are releasing two LIDAR products under the Open Government Licence:
Composite LIDAR data, currently downloadable from our portal, and
Tiled LIDAR data (historic discrete surveys)
From 1 September 2015 you will be able to download these data from Datashare . Our Geomatics web portal will close by mid September 2015.

For more information on the release of LIDAR as Open Data please read our blog. 

We will post regular updates regarding this release on social media.

For information on Welsh LIDAR data, please contact datadistribution@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

If you have any questions, please email opendata@environment-agency.gov.uk.
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Contact me off list - illya.sparkes.santos@gmail.com- you could send me file by file over dropbox if you dont have much space. Thanks 
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Matt Travis
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Having been so happy to see the user defined python functions in QGIS to get the user name and scale in a label I thought  I'd have a go at getting the coords of the map center into a label. 

After quite a bit of playing around I've managed to get something working!

https://gist.github.com/mtravis/e7aee748a4779996aa42 

It gets the x,y coords of the current map canvas and then turns the x and y into a whole number and then a string. The raw function gave too many trailing decimal places for my liking. 

It automatically updates when you move the map around too! If you move the map content in the composer window you will have to click the view extent in map canvas button in the item properties before seeing any changes. 

As we have a few user defined functions now I was thinking of adding them to our github site. If you have any others please share them here and I'll add them to.

Cheers, Matt
QGIS Python Function to get map canvas center - Gist is a simple way to share snippets of text and code with others.
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Matt good idea to add then to the page and thanks for the x,y function.
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Joseph Seddon

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Not strictly related to QGIS but possibly that people here may have experience of this:

http://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/151250/talend-ogroutput-error
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