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Graphical Modeler Equivalent in Arcmap? [duplicate]

Is there a similar interface as the QGIS Graphical Modeler in Arcmap for geoalgorithm development? If so can one develop a sequence in Arcmap and open it in QGIS? I would prefer using an 'Arcmap ...
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Way to split and create buffer space between polygons in QGIS or ArcMap

After performing a feature extraction of rooftops, some of my buildings have been joined together as one polygon. I want to split these large polygons so that each new division is only covering one ...
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Cropping or removing borders (not NoData) from multiple scanned and georeferenced maps (ArcMap or QGIS)

I have several hundred scanned maps in TIFF format, each correctly georeferenced and forming a large grid of images. The problem is that the border for each map is present - a white band, with a black ...
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Cross platform gis api wrapper architecture

I have a python class library for arcpy which is just a couple of class definitions with my common code attached as methods and properties so that I can do code centralization for stuff that I have ...
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Erase within a feature class - Planar enforcement

I´m using ArcGIS v10 ArcInfo. I´m working with a feature class that has 5 features which are waterdepths (1 to 5m). These features are overlapping each other. What I need, is that they are not ...
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How can I correct a .pgw file for a PNG image?

I have a PNG file and I need its .pgw file to be set with NAD 83 as the projection. I have created a .pgw file: 799 0 0 -799 -122.562 37.1946 However when I open the PNG in QGIS or ArcMap 10.2 it ...
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QGIS Widget for data entry. Many fields based off 1 combobox

I have used QGIS for a while now but have just started getting into creating widgets for data entry. I want to know if there is a way to create a widget that will auto populate 2 or 3 other columns ...
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How do I select specific colors within a raster to create polygons with in QGIS or ArcMap?

We have a few georeferenced zoning map rasters and would like to convert specific zones (colors) to polygons, sometimes multiple zones as different polygons. Our workflow has been in the past to ...
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How do I open images georeferenced in ArcMap in QGIS? (.aux.xml)

We have several ArcMap georeferenced images (raster datasets) that we are attempting to open in QGIS without any luck. These are not inside of a geodatabase and are not Arcinfo Binary Grid format or ...
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Determining gaps in polylines and identifying continuing sections?

Is there a relatively quick way to identify where gaps < a certain size are present between polyline? E.g. would there be an easy way to join line likes the ones in the below image if the gap was ...
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How to add an offset to a GeoJSON layer in Leaflet?

Using the example GeoJSON tutorial code at leafletjs.com. Change the myLines variable so that the two lines overlap, but run in opposite directions as follows: var myLines = [{ "type": ...
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Can Geodatabase files from ArcMap be imported and used in Qgis?

I'm looking into Qgis and am doing some tests, but one thing I need to be able to do is use geodatabase files from ArcMap and ArcPad. Is that something that can be done and with relative ease? I ...
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How to determine the location that has the most intersections with other polygons in a certain distance/buffer?

I have a very scattered map with a lot of very differently shaped polygons. Now I want to determine the location where a circle polygon of a certain size intersects the most surface of these scattered ...
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Add only unique features from another shapefile

I've got a problem that I am sure at least one of you have dealt with. I'm new to a company that makes use of a rather large database of point data. For whatever reason, the woman who was here before ...
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Adding UTM Zone Number to Coordinates

The computer program that I'm working with requires an 8 digit UTM Easting for the coordinates of shapefiles (i.e., the UTM zone number must be included with each coordinate within a shapefile). The ...
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How to digitize a raster automatically

I have a raster (.sid extension) file. I want to digitize roads automatically in ArcMap, QGIS..etc. Digitizing by hand would be too time consuming. How can i do this ? Thanks
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Identify polygon overlaps within single shapefile

Using either QGIS (1.9) or ArcInfo (9.3.1) I'm trying to identify unique overlaps of prehistoric building footprints from an archaeological site recorded within a single polygon shapefile. While the ...
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Can I export QGIS basemaps as raster in ArcGIS 10.0?

I'm mapping a National Park in Malawi using Quantum GIS as with the plugin I can get the images from G.Earth (I need to see the vegetation). Since my supervisor is using ArcGIS 10, do you know if ...
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Hypothetical Cost Saving Question: Proprietary v Open Source

I am writing a paper for my GIS MSc and trying to justify a move for the EPA from proprietary GIS software to open source (QGIS). Can anyone hazard an educated guess as to how much ArcGIS would cost ...
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Select / Deselect and Identify Features in QGIS

Sorry if this is all a bit 101, but I'm new to QGIS. I basically have a large Arc project that I can access in QGIS for reference, so will only really be using it to identify features. For example to ...
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What are use cases of Esri's CityEngine?

I would like to know the use cases of Esri's CityEngine, and what distinguish this tool from the other standard GIS like ArcMap and QGIS? and in which fields could be used ?
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Import Civil 3D DEM to ArcMap or QGIS

I have some survey data exported from Civil 3D in both dtm and dem formats. I thought the I would be able to use the dem more easily, but I think the format is different from a USGS DEM. Is it ...
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WMS layers don't draw in QGIS or ArcMap but do in OpenLayers

WMS Map was published by myself in AutoDesk Infrastructure Map Server 2013. I can connect and load detials (properties / metadata) in QGIS Browser, ArcCatelog. I can load the wms into QGIS desktop and ...
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Raster Analysis - Identifying features from Raster

I have an IDW, tension spline and hill-shade rasters that show an archaeological landscape and from these rasters I want to identify new features which are seen in the landscape as depressions. And ...
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Creating rasters?

I am doing my masters in archaeology, but have used GIS for some time now, however this is my first attempt at generating and using rasters. I appear to have been successful for some, but not so well ...
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How to symbolize vector features using RGB values stored in three fields?

I need to symbolize a vector layer in Arcmap based on RGB (or HSB - can do either) values found in fields in the attribute table. I'm working with up to 10 different datasets, each with over 100 ...
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1answer
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Is there a recipe for large shape files to be used in an Android App?

I am very new to GIS and I am diving into cartography and mapping because of an Android App that I am currently developing. I want to display environmental data, more precisely noise pollution data on ...
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How to identify image footprints of an aerial photograph

I need a tool that will take aerial images with Lat, Long, and Alt in their EXIF data and produce foot prints of the images. We need to verify that the images cover the photographed area with proper ...
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1answer
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How to transpose the lat/lon coordinates of a shapefile?

I need X to be Y and Y to be X (switching lat/long) within the polygon shapefile. If it were a point shapefile I know I could simply reverse the lat/long or x/y parameter and import from a table. I'm ...
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Open source software to merge large shape files

Some background: I have 2 polygon shape files with approximately 500,000 records each. The two files are identical in terms of field structure. Using ArcGIS 10.0 I can'nt merge these two files using ...
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How to create regular soil sampling grids?

I need to be able to set up a soil sampling grid at regular spacings of around 50 - 100 meters. Then export the points to a GPS so I can be guided to the points. I am new to GIS and have tried to do ...
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Optimal video cards for GIS programs

I recently purchased a Dell XPS-8300 (i7-2600|16 GB DDR3 RAM|64-bit Windows7) which I intend to use primarily for GIS programs. I bought a refurbished model because it was much cheaper and because I ...
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Qgis or ArcMap ,find later added data from two layers?

i have two layer which consist of 2010 and 2011 years poi. and in qgis i want to find which poi have been added new in 2011 data .. or can we get result from arcgis or any tool ... thnks
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How to copy attributes from one polygon layer to another?

I have a problem that I can't seem to get my head around. I have two polygon layers: Polygon A - is a subset of polygon B with the same fields and has identical polygons to Polygon B Polygon B - has ...
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Vector Analysis: Determining area of county land mass without water features

Here are the layers that I have: State / Province polygon file (With Area Field) County / Ward polygon (with no area field), but all the polygons are within the state boundaries Water ways for the ...
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Is it possible to get arcpy on 9.3* or Qgis? Or maybe some of the functions?

If this isn't possible what would be the closest equivalent open source? Could parts of the module be ported to work on 9.3 or QGIS? I'm not sure if this would infringe on the license porting for 9.3. ...