A mathematical procedure used to solve problems with a series of steps. Algorithms are usually encoded as a sequence of computer commands.

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Geoserver (automatic labeling generalization)

I am a Master student looking to do my thesis in cartographic labelling using GeoServer. The thesis topic will be something like "Cartographic Labelling in Real Time Mapping using Web Services. I am ...
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Determine when heading off course

How does google or other map providers with routing capabilities determine when you are not staying at the right course? I am trying to figure out how to implement this feature in my gps that I am ...
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Route through water polygons

I have a water-polygon grid shape file as shown (Each grid is 1latx1long): I have created this in QGIS and files (coastal lines and land polygons) selected from http://openstreetmapdata.com/data ...
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Where to find more detail on algorithms used in ArcGIS Desktop's location allocation solver?

Where can I find more detail on the algorithms used in ArcGIS Desktop 10.0's location allocation solver? The help file specifies the following: The location-allocation solver starts by generating ...
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Algorithm to scan a road network geometry using directions service

Let's suppose there's a Directions Service which, given a pair of points, returns the geometry, along the network, which best connects those points (which are previously projected - "snapped" - to the ...
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Generating polygonal blocks using growing lines

We first generate a set of locations (i.e., points(x,y)), randomly. Then we assign for each point a number showing the angle of a line being centred at that point. The criteria for the length of lines ...
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Is there a Minimum Cut Network Delineation Package in QGIS?

Currently I am working out how to best subdivide a pipe network into respective areas. One of the best ways to delineate this network is to subdivide the region into strongly connected areas such that ...
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Generate polygons from a set of intersecting lines

This is a simple and quite common question which has already been asked for different purposes (see this link and this too, for example), here, however, we are looking for not a software package but ...
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Calculating Lat/Lng X miles from point

I am wanting to find a latitude and longitude point given a bearing, a distance, and a starting latitude and longitude. This appears to be the opposite of this question (Distance between lat/long ...
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Error: Algorithm not found

I wrote the following code to start using QGIS APIs. in a very short script seen below, the "Error: Algorithm not found" is thrown and "print processing.alglist()" is showing none. Any idea why this ...
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Find gap in / endpoints of linestring

I have a set of features of type linestring. I'm trying to polygonise the linestrings and assumed that they were closed (naive me :) ). Of course some were not closed and I'm trying to locate the gaps ...
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Algorithms for matching segments

What are the best algorithms to match segments? I'm trying to match corresponding segments from two map sources, one less accurate but with segment names, and one more accurate without segment names. ...
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Different approaches for map matching : links / ideas?

I'm using Open Street Map and its vectorial road network and I'd like to implement a map matcher algorithm. Currently I'm able, for each GPS position, to retrieve the nearest road segment and ...
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Similarity between two raster maps

Having two raster maps as the examples below: We are interested in evaluating their similarities. As shown, they are not fully overlapping. We guess one way is to clip small one area from the ...
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Fast Clustering Algorithm for Geographic Data?

I have been browsing through the net in my attempt to find a fast clustering algorithm to cluster geographic points, but lot many of the results found were for clustering algorithm in general and not ...
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How To Calculate Height of Point B from Point A with X, Y, Height, Angle (Dip), Azimuth, and Depth (Distance)?

I have a survey point data which has coordinates X, Y, Height, Angle (Dip), Azimuth, and Depth (Distance). For Example, point A: Easting: 290694 Northing: 715927 Elevation: 1060 ...
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Best flow routing algorithm for determining location where spill enters stream?

What would be the best flow routing algorithm for determining the quickest (and by this I suppose I mean shortest) path that a spill would take when traveling to a stream? My best educated guess ...
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Lines to Polygons

I have failed to find the "name" of the algorithm that would allow one to convert lines to polygons. Since this issues crosses GIS and the fields of computational geometry and computer science. I am ...
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Cover a polygon with fixed size squares

Can you please advice me of an algorithm (which I can implement in a Java) to cover some polygon (not exact cover) with squares of certain size (aXa squares)? The cover doesn't have to be exact - ...
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How to find if two gps tracks were from the same trip?

Given I have gps tracks from many users running or hiking, how can I find out who were running together? In other words, which algorithms are there to find out who were in the same party? Haven't ...
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Is this Intersect or Union algorithm associative?

Similar to Is the Intersection Operation Commutative? . Spoiler for that one: Intersection is commutative and associative. I've created an algorithm (in PostGIS but the theory would work in other ...
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Raster calculation confusion

I need to do some raster calculation, I've been trying to make it work but I am not sure everything is working properly. I need to apply a formula, but I am unsure if I am doing it properly. The ...
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Available modules/products for GPS+IMU sensors shipped with sensor fusion SW?

Are there any solutions/products (modules) in the market that integrate GPS and IMU sensors that come together with the sensor fusion algorithms (Kalman filtering etc.) implemented and ready for use? ...
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Algorithm to fill the gaps adjacent to parcels

I would like to find a way to fill the gaps between the road and its surrounding parcels, like described in picture below: I have different parcels like A and B , i want to fill the gaps by adding ...
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How to divide a polygon into specific sizes using ArcGIS?

I have several thousand irregularly shaped polygons in a shapefile. I want to be able to split each polygon into three areas, and to specify what the size of those areas (they sum to the previous ...
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How does Watson solve Geography problems?

In spite of losing to humans on the geography question, Watson still won Jeopardy. The explanations regarding this incorrect answer seem a bit lame to me (at 3:40 in the video). With a logo like ...
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Point in polygon algorithm for multiple polygons

I've a Google map with bunch of polygons on it. Here is a problem I'm interested in: Given a lat,lng point, what's the best way to determine all the polygons that this point lies in? The obvious way ...
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Calculate bearing between two decimal GPS coordinates

I'm building a virtual tour application that uses custom panoramas in conjunction with Google's StreetView service. With StreetView, you can have 1 to n links at each particular location to move to, ...
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Breaking a range of values into buckets for a gradient

If I have a range of values and want to make a choropleth map with a gradient, what algorithms are out there to determine the value ranges for the different colors in the gradient? For example, if I ...
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Getting incorrect results for Geary's Coefficient algorithm (incorrect math?)

I'm not sure if anyone here can help me with this, but I'm currently working on a program that uses a spatial autocorrelation algorithm to analyze patterns in an image. It's supposed to return values ...
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library for minimum bounding box “by width” in javascript or python

I'm looking for a library (or at least a code snippet) to calculate the minimum bounding box "by width" in javascript or python. Below is an illustration from the ArcGIS documentation of that ...
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netCDF4 Python climate algorithm

I have been working in Python with the Acaconda Python distribution to create code that accomplishes the following algorithm: I have multiple variable netCDF4 files [NCEP Reanalysis tmax(K), tmin(K), ...
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A Distributed Cost-Distance Algorithm

I'm currently trying to implement a distributed cost-distance algorithm, however I can't seem to invent my own and still make it fast. I've been googling around a bit but haven't found anything that ...
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How can I automatically make new computings after I have modified some value in a field in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm a computer programmer and I have no idea about geographic things. I have got a long algorithm with a lot of computings, computed from a previous computed field. There are 7-8 computed fields and ...
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How does ArcGIS Desktop calculate INSIDE point for Feature to Point?

Let me back up and say that from what I understand there are two common ways to calculate the centroid of a polygon in ArcGIS Desktop: Using Calculate Geometry on fields within the attribute table ...
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What are definitions of watershed segmentation, local maxima, variable window search, regarding LiDAR for vegetation?

I am not familiar about Lidar. I want to measure trees height and number of trees. I guess, watershed = to locate the trees, local maxima = to measure trees height. I used these methods in SAGA GIS. ...
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Is there an algorithm for transforming from CGCS2000 to WGS84?

Is there an algorithm that supports transforming from CGCS2000 coordinate to WGS84 coordinate? CGCS2000 is China Geodetic Coordinate System 2000. Any advice would be thankful!
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J2000 to WGS84 in QGIS?

How to transform Earth-Centered Inertial J2000 CRS to WGS84 CRS in QGIS? I searched J2000 in spatialreference.org, however nothing found. I don't know the proj4 string of J2000. Any advice would be ...
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How to assess quality of the TSP algorithm?

I'm trying to develop my own algorithm for solving Travelling Salesman Problem (TSP) I tested it (in its current state) on the "att48" instance of the TSPLIB and got following results: As we can ...
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What are Definition, Algorithms and Practical Solutions for Concave Hull?

Convex Hull A convex hull of a shape is defined as: In mathematics, the convex hull or convex envelope for a set of points X in a real vector space V is the minimal convex set containing X ...
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Aggregating river basins

I am not a hydrologist but am providing GIS infrastructure to our hydrology department which actually doesn't use GIS very much yet. Therefore I am asking for some hydrology related insights. Btw: We ...
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How to discretise a line into grid lines

Having a line and a grid, the aim is to discretise the line into grid lines. In the following figure, the given line is in black, its intersections with grid lines are blue, the desired is set of ...
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Counting number of points in 1 km grid covering surface of Earth?

I want to cover surface of earth with equal sized shapes and count number of points within each cell. shape of cell doesn't matters (triangle, hexagon ...), neither area, but equality of them is ...
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Which algorithm does gdal_polygonize use?

I would like to know which algorithm (i.e. Sobel operator ) is used to extract the polygons in gdal_polygonizer. I searched here and here but could not find it. Any help would be appreciated.
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Algorithm to find the boundary grid points [duplicate]

Let us consider a set S consisting of a collection of grid locations (i,j),i,j=1,\ldots,n, in 2-dimensional gridded plane. Here the point (i,j) corresponds to a rectangular grid in the X-Y plane. ...
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using MCA in GIS for suitability analysis

I have an essay about using MCD methods to solve suitability analysis. I must write a scenario about fuzzy membership, WLC and AHP. I feel that I’m confused about when and where to use each method. ...
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How to find the the boundary co-ordinates from a given set of coordiantes? [duplicate]

How to find the the boundary co-ordinates from a given set of co-ordiantes? I understand that this question asked previously and answered here How to find the boundary co-ordinates from a given set ...
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Free implementation of Polynomial Approximation with Exponential Kernel (PAEK) algorithm

I need a Free (i.e. Open Source) implementation of the Polynomial Approximation with Exponential Kernel (PAEK) algorithm, preferably in C, C++, Python, Julia or R. The algorithm is one of the methods ...
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Drawing Day and Night on a Google Map

I'm looking to plot day/night on a Google map, for an arbitrary point in time. I'm familiar with generating map tiles; I'm just looking for an algorithm to tell me whether a particular point on the ...
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Fast raster combine using rasterio

I'm trying to duplicate the functionality of ArcGIS's Combine function within rasterio. Given a list of (presumably categorical) rasters read with rasterio, I want to output a combined raster and a ...