One or more structured sets of persistent data, managed and stored as a unit and generally associated with software to update and query the data.

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Hydrology, operational rainfall-runoff models

I am trying to collect information about operational rainfall-runoff models used around the world. I hope to build database with country outline with attached information what organization is covering ...
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How to import info from mdb file into a project?

I need to import info on a QGIS project. The info are in a MDB file (population, mean age, number of cars and so on: one record per region) that is written to be connected with a region shape from an ...
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using arcpy to get all database names within a server?

I am trying to populate a folder with ArcSDE database connection files for all the databases within a server instance. I need to be able to do this for several of our servers. Although I know within ...
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How to create efficient database for routing?

I created a database of many important features and locations of my city, and I want to find shortest/fastest path between two locations. Now, I'm calculating the route by using A* algorithm in Java ...
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How to transfer layer data from OpenLayers to PostGIS database or QGIS?

Supposing I have a created some layers in OpenLayers containing only Geometry Points, how do I transfer my data to a postGIS database? Is there a way to turn pure javascript/openlayers to a table in ...
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Why use a database when you can have all of your data in javascript/openlayers?

I have a really simple and basic question. First of all, I have to mention that I am pretty new to web applications and GIS. I am working on a web application using Openlayers, Postgresql/postGIS and ...
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(When) should I use a GIS-enabled database?

I am a long-time programmer, new to GIS. I am trying to get a feel for the database aspects of GIS and I understand that there are some databases which are specialized for GIS use. Basically I am ...
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Disconnect QGIS from database without closing the whole program

I'm making PostGIS queries to a GIS database from python and I'm using QGIS to visually check the results of my queries, but every time I want to run a new query I have to close QGIS because it keeps ...
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Adding a GIS feature to existing database entry with QGIS

I've built a database with postgreSQL with tables, which include geometry columns. When I add some data to my non-geometry columns, I can see them in QGIS when I connect to my database using postgis. ...
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Need Advice - Displaying very large amounts of data on Leaflet js from database

I'm researching the best way to display a very large weather dataset (850mb +/-) for folks to use on their mobile and desktop devices. This huge dataset (1 point every 12km across the USA) that I'd ...
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Backend: look-up address, spatial join, and enter to db

I'm not a GIS admin and we don't have one, so I am completely lost on this one. We currently have an sql db where folks remotely enter address data via web-browser interface and it is recorded as ...
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Detecting patterns in vehicle GPS data

I need to analyze data uploaded from vehicle GPS devices to detect travel patterns and then attempt to learn about the normal travel patterns for that vehicle so that predictions can be made about ...
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Google Maps, here maps data in one database

I want to create a database from here and Google Maps to combine with my data. Then I create an application that can use this database. Basically I want to host the server with Google and here map ...
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Loaded SQL Point Data not displaying correctly in QGIS map

Having some issue getting my SQL data to display correctly in my QGIS map layout. I am using Postgresql/Postgis, QGIS 2.4, Windows 7 (64bit OS). I created a database with some point data that is ...
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How do versioned views work with multiple editors?

I understand that in the database environment, by executing version_util.set_current_version('version1') Editor1 is able to write SQL statements against [table_name]_vw views to edit the data at ...
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Configuring spatialite database access for Python 2.6.6

I'm working on a GIS project, and I would like to implement and test some geo-spatial algorithms in Python. For this purpose, I will not only need sqlite, but also spatialite, in order to store and ...
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ArcGIS fails to import all records from huge CSV file to file geodatabase table despite being within FGDB table size limits

I'm using ArcGIS 10.0 on Windows 7 64-bit with 4GB of RAM. I have some very large tables in CSV format to import to ArcGIS, they all have about 30 fields, upwards of 5 million records per table (a ...
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About the storage of GIS attributes

I'm quite new to the GIS world and I currently have some technical questions for which I have no answers yet. I'd like to know the good way to store the attributes for a feature using the PostgreSQL ...
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Word cloud labels in QGIS from database

I would like to do some word clouding as labels in QGIS from a series of tables in a database. Examples of word clouds can be found here: Word Cloud - Google Search I have two tables in a database: ...
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Installed PostGIS extension not listed for database

I have a PostgreSQL database with the PostGIS extension enabled. I know that this extension is enabled, since I am using PostGIS functions, and I can actually see the PostGIS functions. However, ...
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Adding information from excel into ArcGIS [closed]

I am working in ArcGIS and have a excel sheet with data pertaining to properties. I want to add this data to a map in ArcGIS of which i have property boundaries as a shapefile? I have a common folio ...
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How do I join an MS Access (accdb) table to a Feature Layer in ArcGIS 10.1?

I would like to join a table from a microsoft access database (.accdb) to a featurelayer in ArcGIS 10.1. How do I associate tables from that database with existing layers that have a matching ...
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Cannot convert dms to dd in Excel 2007 using VBA code

I am trying to convert the data in an Excel sheet from dms (degree-minute-second) to dd (decimal degree) format using the vba script available here. Here is sample data: 53° 0' 39.31" 6° 44' ...
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PostGIS SQL NOT EXISTS Statements? [closed]

I'm trying to query my PostGIS database for ID of people who did X but did not do Y. I've attempted the query below, but it does not return any results. I'm very new to SQL so I may be overlooking ...
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Using a web map to identify and access data

I am trying to making a webpage where the user pans and zooms on a map, and based on the location and zoom level, some data is displayed on the webpage (drawn from another source). The data that will ...
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What is the best hack for importing large datasets into PostGIS?

I have to import large Shapefiles (> 1 million records) into PostGIS, and I have been wondering about the best way to do it. In my question I used the word "hack", instead of tool, on purpose ...
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Pulling CSV file directly from 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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POI database of tourist attractions, or POI database with popularity index

I'd like to build a list of popular points of interest and tourist attractions for many/every city in the world. Is there any sort of dataset that I can use for this which either contains only popular ...
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What is best way to reorganize osm into PostGIS database entity?

I'm just wondering how to reorganize the OSM given entity to more flexible and schematic purpose. The OSM gave 4 entities the planet_osm_line, planet_osm_point, planet_osm_polygon and ...
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How to get sql error from postgis when a plugin fail to load vector layer?

I am writing a plugin for qgis that load a sql layer from postgis database. I am disappointed that when the layer fails to load i can't find a way to get the sql error message from database server. ...
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connecting cartodb to existing mysql database

I'm trying to create a simple heat map based on longitudinal and latitudinal map coordinates that can be transferred from a database on mysql that I've created. I read that cartodb can be connected to ...
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Extracting data from GeoMedia *.mdf database without using GeoMedia?

Is it possible to extract data from Geomedia .mdf without Geomedia? Preferably with use of QGIS or ArcGIS for Desktop?
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How to join MySQL database to QGIS polygons

I Have an *.sql file that has no spatial information. For every record there is an id. I also have a Qgis project with polygons without any id. How can i connect the polygons with the database? I ...
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Load information about a feature

I must mention first of all that I am very new to this area... I am developing a GIS application. I created a simple map using geoserver with openlayers, it is all working through apache tomcat - and ...
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Setting up a GIS server or platform

Sorry for my lack of knowledge. I have been using GIS for a while but just for analysis and don't know much about the data side of the business. Recently my boss asked me to think about setting up a ...
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How to read the GEOMETRY table inside a sqlite database

I'm working on an android app which should display some lineobjects stored in a sqlite database. This sqlite database is created through an export in QuantumGIS. My first question is it a real ...
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Is there a special tag to calculate way length in osm2pgsql?

There are special tag 'way_area' in osm2pgsql creating a database column that stores the area of polygon fatures. So is there something like this for calculation of length of line oblects?
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world city database (with lon,lat) & population per year

I'm building a visualisation with cities population around the globe for a website, found the MaxMind free database that includes most cities around the globe with coordinates and population, which is ...
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web map service - does it update by default when data is amended in Oracle source tables?

I have a WMS which source data is held in Oracle. Every year an amendment to the view in Oracle is run to update records. Does the web map service need to be re-published once these amendments are ...
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GPL-compatible database of country & region names

For WordPress's sister project BuddyPress, we are looking for relatively-reputable resources that manage a list of countries and regions. Due to the WordPress OpenSource philosophy, we are only ...
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flatten / collapse one-to-many table and keep the 'many' attributes separate

I have a data set that contains intersection data. Each intersection node has up to 6 links which is identified by IN_LINK and OUT_LINK attributes. I want to create a new dataset that includes the ...
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Best simple GIS for Estate inventory and mapping

I think my GIS needs would be considered simple for the 3500 acre estate I manage: create maps of our roads, trails, fields, and buildings, and show distances on the roads and trails; calculate ...
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Possible to store 3D features such as dome into geospatial database?

Is it possible to store 3D features such as dome into geospatial database such as PostGIS? I know that it can store x,y,z data, can such complex features be stored into database?
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Schema locking logistics on ArcSDE for SQL Server?

I have a set of feature classes that I want to be able to edit schema or what ever I want to do in the heat of the battle and I don't want to be stiffled by schema locks. I have a interpretable ...
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Integrating ArcGIS for Desktop with Past Perfect for mapping public art objects?

I am working on a project where I need to map out several assets that are found around the city. The Arts Department utilizes a software called Past Perfect to catalogue and track any art assets. My ...
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How do I get started with PostGis

I have been reading a lot about it, but I am struggling to find a good beginner's guide. Which tutorials/books do you recommend? My past experience involves python and arcgis. But I have never worked ...
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Aggregated zoning (sq footage) records by town [duplicate]

Is there a database of zoning records where you can find the square footage by room of an address? I would like access to it to create a cost splitting application.
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I'm looking for a comprehensive database of all cities/towns in South Africa

The title says it all really - I'm looking for a comprehensive list/database of all cities/towns in South Africa. I know about these guys: http://www.afrigis.co.za/, but they're just not getting back ...
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Compatibility between ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2.1 and Node4j databases

The software that I use for spatial analysis and database connection with an external database is ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2.1, by Esri. Do you know if it is technically possible to connect ArcGIS for ...
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Most optimal way to create a (spatial) database for big amounts of data?

I am using QGIS, and on my way to set up a huge spatial database (geographical), where most of the data is points without geometry), along with other types of data (like lines in DXF and areas in ...