Refers to writing a program or script, or creating a model to perform repetitive and/or complex tasks.

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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 will 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 (.mxd)...
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Join multiple fields to table and export new table as join field name using ArcGIS Geoprocessing?

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) wells....
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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 ...
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How to handle events with ArcMap automation?

We have a bunch of forms written in C# as ArcMap commands, which are running happily in the normal way from command buttons. The forms interact with the map by creating layers and symbologies, and by ...
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Automating removal of all demo layers from Geoserver

Is there an easy way to empty out an install of a standalone Geoserver jar (i.e., delete all the examples) or do I have to do it through either the admin GUI or the RESTful interface? Can I just ...
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Building extraction with LiDAR data (Improve Process)

I have the following process for automatically creating building outlines/footprints from Las files and was wondering if anyone can help improve it or has suggestions for other processes to use? ...
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how to automate changing polygon's shape while keeping its area the same and limiting deviation from orginal centroid? [closed]

I have a polygon that was digitized based upon visually interpreting underlying values of rasters/vectors that represent a natural environment (soil type, surface roughness, slope, elevation, etc...)....
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Automate “add junction flag-->trace downstream-->update field”

I have two point feature classes in a geometric network, say featureA and featureB. FeatureB is downstream of featureA. And there are about 10 featureB points downstream of 1 single featureA point. I ...
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Fully automating a workspace to create maps with different file names but same information?

I have a lot of maps (over 600) to create. They all contain the same column titles and the layouts will be the same. I don't want to have to go through and repeat the same process everytime, I would ...
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Looking for python/VB script to insert a new uniqe field

Is there any phyton/VB script which will add a field to shapefile which will be corresponding to first three characters from the shapefile name ? I am working in modelbuilder and arcgis 10. Thanks ...
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How to automate relative filepath when adding a new toolbox to the arcmap catalog?

So I'm creating an arcpy script for a custom toolbox and I want to make it so that a user can essentially utilize the script in that toolbox without having to change the source path (which I made ...
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Automating ArcMap with ArcObjects for unit testing?

I need to run unit tests against ArcMap extension which closely coupled with specific edit workspace and map state. When I try to initialize ArcMap 10 application with code like this: ESRI.ArcGIS....
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automating roof orientation detection from satellite imagery

A while ago I did a neighbourhood roof orientation survey for solar panel deployment, by visually checking each roof and marking individually whether they were south or almost south-facing. As this ...
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Python module to delete SHP features (without Desktop GIS installed)

I have a piece of software (not Arc) that runs nightly on a non-production machine which updates shapefile features from an external database. Periodically I would like to delete all of the features ...
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Automating Select by Location in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have 2 shapefiles (A and B) each with thousands of polygons. I want to select polygons from A which intersect a specific polygon from B, and save the selected polygons from A as a new shapefile. I ...
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How to extract road and building features from raster data?

I work with raster data and my task is to digitize a big image. This consumes much time just for digitizing roads and buildings! I'm looking for tools to simplify working on raster data to digitize ...
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Interactive “For each … Do” loop?

What is the most direct and straightforward, hopefully interactive, method to conduct a For each item Do... loop, where the input list is a selection of polygons? A word about "interactive". I'm not ...
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Polygons from Polylines in either ArcView or FOSS

I have 20,000 polylines in a .gdb that represent about 5,000 building footprints. Some of the building footprints have pretty substantial gaps (image below). I would like to snap the polylines closed ...
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How do I programmatically create non-feature-linked, simple line callout annotation and set the anchor point?

Vitals: ArcGIS-ArcView 10.0, Python 2.6.5, PythonWin, comtypes I'll start with my main questions: How, using ArcObjects, do I go about creating non-feature-linked geodatabase annotation features ...
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Platforms for repetitive automated mapping?

I could give a lot of examples, but imagine you have to do, for example, a study in 10 different locations and have to generate a lot of maps with the same layout, legend. Maps can contain vector ...
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Automating the “Add Data” tool to add 400+ geotiffs based on file extensions

I have a spreadsheet that lists the file extensions for 400+ geotiffs that I need to add to ArcMap 10. Is there a way to automate the "Add Data" function? Thanks!
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Converting GIS features into multiple CAD layers based on attribute values

I am often requested to provide my water or sewer data in in a dwg or dxf format. I can easily move data back and forth between the two platforms using either the native import or export functions ...
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Existing solutions to automate generalisation/simplification of geographical data?

I am looking for existing solutions (softwares, libraries, methods, etc.) to automate the generalisation/simplification of geographical data as presented there, and also there. Do you know and use ...
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How to change feature class and field aliases in bulk?

I have over a hundred FCs, each with 10 or 20 attributes to add or change the aliases for, two or more times a year. Needless to say, this is not something I'm going to grunt my way through. How can I ...