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How can I pull a csv file directly from a website into QGIS?

I want to be able to automatically update my csv files in a QGIS project. My organization has an online database that can easily export csv files. These csv files are constantly updated with new ...
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Automating polygon mergers with python

This is the first real world python program am trying to write. I am trying to create a scrip that takes a shapefile that has n polygons with an integer formatted date (e.g. yyyymmdd or 6/24/2014 is ...
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How to extract, rename, and move files via scripting [migrated]

I am a beginner in Python, so this problem is really daunting. I am using ArcGIS 10.2 with Python 2.7 I have about 3,000 zip files (Winzip) which each contain four shapefiles describing different ...
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Automate import of multiple rasters as layers into tilemill

Could anyone please suggest a way of automating the import of raster tiffs into tile mill? It's driving me mad as I have well over 100 files. I could do it manually but I'm on a tight deadline... I ...
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Assigning a changing value to a variable in ArcMap using Python

I have two lists/strings/sets (the exact format can easily be changed) of values (u and v). I would like to do a cost distance analysis between each point in u and all points in v. For this, I need to ...
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Draw polygon shape via Qbutton

Ideally; a Ui Qbutton is needed that will activate map canvas editing to add a polygon via the classic mouse click rubber band method. Upon a concluding right click with the active tool, editing ...
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automated utility network region selection with variables?

I am working to develop an automated process of generating polygons at various points along a utility network as part of a dam-failure risk analysis project. I am working with a full license of ArcGIS ...
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Generating buffers in a automate way

I would like to creat buffers in a automate form and no matter the way (e.g. script, batches and etc) I am asking if anybody here knows how to do it or if are there scripts ready to do it. My ...
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Programatically export labels to CAD based on another field value

The problem: I have a fairly simple procedure to export both the polyline features (architectural cad layer) and the ID's (attribute fields from polygon features that fill the rooms in another layer) ...
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Automate Add Layer in ESRI ArcMap 10.1 [duplicate]

Using ArcGIS Desktop v10.1 with an Advanced level license we have georeferenced our engineering drawings in PNG format. Next we have created a polygon layer for every single drawing to see the Area of ...
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Add georeferenced png layer to map automatically

Using ArcGIS Desktop v10.2 with an Advanced level license we have georeferenced our engineering drawings in PNG format. Next we have created a polygon layer for every single drawing to see the Area of ...
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How to apply a specific Rendering to an Image and export to JPEG?

We have a specific process which generate an interpolated single band 32-bit Float Raster in Erdas Imagine (.IMG) format. This process generates an image every hour. We wish to apply a specific ...
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How to display a layer's label source column?

I have a CSV layer that displays points on the map. I use one of the columns as the Label. In Print Composer I would like to display the name of the column used to generate layer Labels. Is this ...
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Is there a way to run a python script on opening a QGIS project?

I have a .csv file containing financial data which is generated on a regular basis outside QGIS. Then I want to create a PyQGIS script that will add the .csv file as a layer in my project. (The idea ...
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How to produce multiple map PDF from Excel file with each record being two lat/long pairs?

I need to produce multiple maps from a single excel file consisting of approximately 1,500 records. Each record contain two lat/long pairs (four points) and I need a PDF map of each record zoomed to ...
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QGIS 2.0 Automatic generation of a vector layer out of a point layer

I am an environmental engineer and the aim of my QGIS 2.0 project is to visualize the results of a sewage water system inspection. In a first step I included the hoppers from a csv file and added a ...
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Automate data entry into Access from ArcMap

I have an Access 2007-2010 database that I'm currently working on by manually searching for roads in a defined set of areas in ArcMap 10.1 and then filling in the area's ID in an empty column in the ...
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How can I apply the same change to multiple map documents?

I have several map documents (around 30) that reference all the same files and display them all the same way. I created them by setting one map how I wanted it, then using "save as" to create a new ...
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Is there a way to auto-update symbology between .mxds for the same shapefile? (Python?)

I have a variety of .mxds for any one project I'm working on, which are all different but all use the same set of base shapefiles for my project. I know I can save a .lyr version of my initial ...
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Can Geomedia be automated using VBA

Can I automate Geomedia using VBA? The Geomedia training manual "Fundamentals of Geomedia Development Part 1" talks about automating using visual basic but I do not have Visual Basic.
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Workflow Scripting in QGIS

I have created a hexagonal grid shapefile using MMQGIS and want to use this for hexagonal binning. I have another point shapefile which contains patient records for three different types of hospital ...
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How to get a list of features from Oracle via FME?

I have a table in Oracle containing only the names of other tables of varying feature types, which I'd like to process (i.e.export to csv). this task is to be scheduled via FME Server. the feature ...
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Species atlas (how to automate to create on page for each species with QGIS)

With the use of QGIs, I would like to create an Atlas for a batch of species, with: a background with the country (from a vector layer or from the openlayer plugin). a vector layer (polygon) to show ...
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Automating non-trivial workflow in SAGA-GIS

My problem: I have two DEMs, one rectangular and containing the other. Both are given in grid formats and the outer one has gridsize 50m, the inner one 10m. I want to 'embed' the smaller one in the ...
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How does TomTom store trackpoint information on its internal drive?

How does TomTom stores tracks and trackpoints on its internal drive? I maintain an open source computer forensics tool and would like to extract the data from both files and unallocated space. My ...
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Prefixing graduated color labels using Python?

I have a series of (many) layers in an ArcGIS 10.1 map that are all symbolized using graduated colors. Each layer has the same number of breaks; however, the break values are different for each layer. ...
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How practical is this workflow, tiling from a complex, multi-step GDAL VRT?

This is probably a cw-candidate, but here goes.. I've got 1002 ~100 MB (5000'x5000') .tif files in a state plane (transverse merc) projection comprising a county-wide, 1-ft aerial dataset. After two ...
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Input a KML file dynamically into MapServer without losing attributes?

Is there any possibility for MapServer (I'm running v6.2.1) to process the features / styles from a KML file dynamically? I tried STYLEITEM "AUTO" but it turned out to work only for *.dgn and *.tab ...
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How to create arrows lines automatically on ArcGIS, for a thematic map of directed flux?

I need to create a Map with the Import and Export Flux between countries. I have the needed data in my table. But I wish to know if there is any tool or extension which allow me to create those ...
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Automating Point Data Collection [closed]

I'm supposed to go through Google Maps and manually record names and addresses of dentists in Texas for geocoding, by zip codes. This task is going to be immensely tedious and I know that there has ...
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Area precipitation using IDW

I'm having the following problem with IDW automation. I have a catchment and several gauging stations measuring daily precipitation amounts. I would like to interpolate the precipitation amounts from ...
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Automate map creation for 50k unique routes

I have a table with 50k entries. There is a to field and from field with location in either lat/lng or street address. All these location are in the USA I would now like to automate the creation of ...
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Tools/Script to reshape automaticaly topologic edges within a given distance in ArcGis 10?

I have a footprint feature class and a land use cluster feature class. I am looking for a method/tool/script that would allow me: to reshape two edges into one (topologically) to decide at which ...
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TMS or WMS source(s) for DEM data tiles?

I'm spinning my wheels trying to find an existing, free source for TMS or WMS elevation data that doesn't involve a long-winded clickabout or an emailed url. This question has a similar purpose, but ...
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Evaluate minimum points required to define polygons based on an error threshold

I need to build a model or write an algorithm to do this, which I would like you to share your ideas with me. here is my cadastral problem: I have plenty of polygons and I need to make a report of ...
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Polyline ZM: automatic vertex height errors correction

Paolo I've got many rivers (polylines ZM) with a lot of height errors in Polylines 'vertices. Vertices' Z errors are not all equal in height (i.e. they are not all at zero height). I must create a TIN ...
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Create CMS system using Cartaro

The main objective for our project is to create a portal website in Drupal. On this website, people must be able to upload their geographical datasets (mostly shape files, but also xml files that ...
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Convert large amount of County names to FIPS in excel file?

Is their a way (other than manual) to convert a large data set with county names to their respective FIPS code?
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Automatically changing field entry in related table when entering it in feature class?

I am working to try and develop a code or process that I can run that will allow me to automatically change an XY field in a related table when I change an associated XY field. Let me explain our ...
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How do I generate a large number of maps?

I have to make a large number (hundreds) of distribution maps of species. I have a shapefile that contain the distributions for each species, and for each one, I would like to get a map as an image ...
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Automating batch load of multiple GPX files into PostGIS

I've got 50+ GPX files that I would like to "batch load" into a PostGIS database. All of the track_points data would be loaded into a "track_points" table (with typical GPS fields like lat, long, ...
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How to automatically create a map for each column of attribute table?

I have an atribute table with yearly data for 10 regions, is there a way how to automaticaly create a set of maps (one for each year) with fixed scale? I tried to search the web but perhaps I didnt ...
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Are there any Python scripts for creating .mxd files?

I am a newbie to both ArcGIS and Python. My requirement is to automate the below MANUAL process: Creating a layer in ArcGIS for Desktop. To put it in another words, creating an ArcMap document ...
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ArcGIS Geoprocessing: Join multiple fields to a table and export new table as join field name

I am bit new to geoprocessing and ModelBuilder. I am using join field tool to join table (info tables/.dbf) to one a shape file. I am trying to use ModelBuilder, as there are around 100 tables (each ...
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Help with intersections in QGIS

I have a shapefile which defines for me the area of each oil field in the North Sea (~300 fields). I also have a shapefile which defines the location of every well that has been drilled (~13000) ...
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How to detect densely labelled areas?

I'm trying to detect densely labelled areas for a given scale like explained below. so dense labelled area is the area having high rate of overlapping labels. I'd like to detect densely labelled ...
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Map automation, create and populate inset maps for densely-labelled areas

I would like to know if it is possible to automate the example in the picture below, unlike the picture below i'm using vector data. I would like for a fixed scale generate map, but when labels are ...
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Dynamically Change Annotation Font Size According To Parcel Area

I'm looking for a solution to change annotation font size in an automated/dynamic way. The annotation data represents civic addresses and are displayed over a parcel fabric. What we would like to do ...
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Is it possible to automate the detection of clearcut areas in optical satellite imagery?

Given optical satellite or aerial imagery of a resolution similar to the image below, is it possible to accurately detect clearcut areas? Is their research or documentation that supports a specific ...
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Automate removal of duplicate polygon nodes from shape file in Arcmap

I have a whole lot of polygon shape files, many of which have got duplicate nodes. This makes processing difficult as almost all tools (erase, union, calculate area) do not work. I found that by ...