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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Project location on a (great circle) path

I've been searching this SE site for quite a few hours now, and I'm still struggling to find a solution to my question. My goal is that given a way in OSM and my location (lat/lon coordinates), I want ...
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shadow simulation from buildings [duplicate]

is it possible to use hillshade function in ArcMap to calculate shadow areas of buildings or simulate shadows of buildings, using DSM of the buildings and the sun angle and azimuth?
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How to calculate grid convergence (True North to Grid North)?

I would like to know how to calculate the grid convergence angle between True North and Grid North for UTM maps. I am using ArcGIS 10.0 (ArcView licence) and have used the Calculate Grid ...
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Is there any algorithm or library can generate alternative path?

I want to generate alternative path for the plane to avoid colliding with the polygons (red area) using C or PHP or Nodejs etc in Linux. Currently, I have developed a Web page to display the flight ...
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Algorithm to remove Loops from a Line-String

I am using a third-party API to acquire a linestring representing a route. Occasionally, this API (which I will not name, here) returns a linestring that contains loops. Logically, this makes no ...
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A method for noise reduction in GPS derived cycling routes

I'm pre-processing GPS data to assess possible methods for a planned research. The aim of the research is to use crowd-sourced cycling routes data to plan a cycling paths in an Israeli city. ...
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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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open-source code for the map matching algorithm

For map matching of the GPS data to the network data, there is a algorithm from Schussler, N. & Axhausen, K. (2009a). Is this algorithm released under open-source license ? Where can I find this ...
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Algorithm to detect entity (aircraft, ship, etc) intrusion into geographic area

I have been tasked with coming up with an algorithm to determine whether or not an entity (aircraft, ship, etc) is inside or outside of a geographic area defined as a set of geodetic (lat/long) ...
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Fix Self Intersecting Polygons Manually

I are looking to implement a method to fix self-intersecting polygons by editing the vertex order. We want to take the polygon rings and re-arrange/add in vertices to make a valid polygon. This is ...
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Using 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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How to check if a polygon contains another polygon in OL3?

Is there any possibility to check if a polygon is contained in another polygon in OL3? I noticed there is a couple of methods in ol.extent e.g. ol.extent.containsExtent(extent1, extent2). But this ...
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Does this ArcGIS flow accumulation example have an error?

The lower right corner of the flow accumulation example in ArcGIS Desktop's documentation has a flow accumulation value of 2. However, I only see one cell flowing into the lower right corner (the ...
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How to convert a bing maps quadkey to mercator coordinates

How do you convert a bing maps quad key, such as "03200320023" to coordinates in mercator virtual earth (epsg 3857) coordinate system? I've got an algorithm to convert to coordinates in latitude ...
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Point of Intersection for a Ray and Earth's Surface

Say I have a ray vector originating from somewhere out in space. An example might be a ray of light from the sun. How can I calculate the point of intersection (if it exists) between the ray and the ...
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Band values after TOA reflectance calibration of WV-2 exceed 1

I use custom python-GDAL script to calibrate WV-2 scenes to TOA reflectance accordingly to 'Radiometric_Use_of_WorldView-2_Imagery'. Here you are a histogram example with the pixel values of the ...
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Why doesn't the split tool return any records in the attribute table?

I've been trying to split a large land use shapefile using a set of study area polygons as the split feature, but when the function finally finishes running (the land use dataset is quite large), all ...
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How do I convert a screen position to geographic coordinates?

I'm looking for resources that explain how I should convert screen coordinates (the point that I pick on-screen) to geographic coordinates (lat / lon). I want to build an application where, the ...
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Finding the Center Line from a set of 3D Points

I have a set of 3D points. They follow a curved pattern with a rather constant diameter as shown below. What would be the algorithm to trace the approximate center line of these points?
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Geoserver labeling algorithm

Hello everyone (good morning, afternoon and evening ) :) im really interesting in knowing what kind of algorithm does the Geoserver use when presenting its maps. The Geoserver has its own algorithm , ...
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How to calculate a set of minimum bounding boxes for a polygon

I need to calculate a set of minimum bounding boxes for a polygon. Id est having a complex polygon I want to envelope it with a set of small boxes instead of a big one.
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Calculate an intersection point of multiple spheres on the surface of earth [duplicate]

The question i am going to ask is very much similar to this question-How to calculate the intersection of 2 Circles? But the problem here is, the radius of the spheres are too small (within 8 meter). ...
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Segment matching on a polyline

I have about 1000+ running routes which I can load into memory as polylines using latitude and longitude data captured from a running watch. From these polylines I would like to be able to identify ...
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Assign points with varying radii to central meeting locations

I have a set of points in a city, each with a maximum distance radius of 0.5 - 1.5 miles. From this set of points, I'd like to create a small number of 'meeting points', i.e. locations that are ...
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automatic extraction of dtm using grass gis

i have generated dsm using erdas lps tool which is in img format. i want to import this file in grass gis and extract dtm. can you please tell me how to input the data , in which format it should be, ...
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Recommendations for route optimization algorithms to handle more variables than just distance

I'm researching route optimization algorithms for my graduate supervisor. He'd like an algorithm to optimize routes for the local library's "library-mobile" that will travel to various neighborhoods. ...
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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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Calculating a point Lat/Lon from another Lat/Lon point angle

I need help for a solution of this problem to make an algorithm: : I have a point O center of a circle of radius r, on this circle there is two point P1 and P2. I know latitude and longitude of ...
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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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D8 algorithm to get the flow direction in ArcGIS

I am using ArcGIS 10 for the get the flow direction from DEM. I wonder about the algorithm they have used while calculating flow direction. It is mentioned there that it is using D8 model. D8 model ...
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ArcGIS - Flow Direction (Algorithm)

I am curious about the algorithm of Flow Direction in ArcGIS. Recently I am studying about Hidrology, and I have some questions regard to Flow Direction in GIS. The size of this cell is 100m x 100m, ...
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How to calculate the Oriented Bounding Box (OBB) of a polygon or point set?

I'd like to calculate the "Oriented Bounding Box" (OBB) which is the enclosing rectangle aligned to the longest extent of a point set (which is not necessarily aligned with the axes of the co-ordinate ...
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How to programmatically partition a large Polygon in smaller parts within a given Area Threshold?

I'm looking for a Java library, or even an algorithm to do the following: I have a large polygon, about the size of a large city. I need to break it down into smaller polygons such that: The area ...
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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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Create an optimized point layer derived from a road layer so that the driving distance between each point is x

Consider a classic state-wide or country-wide roadway network. I want to create a point layer, where each point is on the roadway network. This point layer will have each point separated by its ...
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How to split a line every x meters? [duplicate]

I have a line that I ultimately want to split up into points. The points should be every 100 meter along the line. So I don't want to extract the nodes. Are there any OpenSource (QGIS, Python) tools ...
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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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Is Hershbergers improved Ramer-Douglas-Peucker algorithim worth implementing?

Here is the article with code samples Other than the C code he wrote are their any implementations? Is it worth making a python or R module out of the C code? Are their known flaws to the algorithm? ...
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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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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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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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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 ...