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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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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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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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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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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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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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Joining MS Access (accdb) table to Feature Layer in ArcGIS for Desktop?

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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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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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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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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Lidar and Opengeo suite

Opengeo suite has provided a tutorial on how to manage LiDAR data using postgresql. I was trying to follow the tutorial in this link. I am new to Linux and using Ubuntu 12.04. I have successfully ...
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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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Tag for calculating way length in osm2pgsql?

There is a special tag 'way_area' in osm2pgsql creating a database column that stores the area of polygon features. So is there something like this for calculation of length of line objects?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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QGIS, Postgis: Geometry type does not match column type

I'm trying to import some polygon shapefiles to Postgis in QGIS via SPIT. One of them can't be imported and returns this error: ERROR: Geometry type (Polygon) does not match column type ...
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QGIS Connection PostGIS and shapefile

I'm working on QGIS with a database created in PostGIS and a shapefile. Inside the database, I have geometry type data about location of some points, instead on the shapefile there some selected ...
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In ArcGIS, how to automatically recalculate a calculation if I modify the Excel data source?

There's a database with buildings. Each of them has a few parameters, for example building type codes. In a distinct table each building type codes has 4 attributes. During the Join, the datas will ...
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Calculation to convert db data to Lat/Lng degrees

In a database I have the following Lat/Lng data. I wish to convert it to a readable format. 177514245:34726053 => S 32 7.3947, E 115 51.4245 177513828:34726948 => S 32 7.3052, E 115 51.3828 ...
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Is it possible to retrieve lost versioned data in SQL Server Management Studio?

One of my staff accidentally deleted a feature class she was creating in her version before I reconciled it. I have grabbed a back up of the database from yesterday in SQL Management Studio. Is ...
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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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is there any direct access to Mapbox data? (similar to CartoDB's sql api)

I've been asked to add a form to a map that will write data in the background (e.g., ajax to a magic file that does datawrites and some emailing, notifications etc) and a new marker will be added to ...
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attach point grid data non-grid points

Possibly a strange one: I have a dataset with loads of fields of environmental (explanatory) data, as a regular grid of points (black dots in image), and another dataset of sampled (response) values ...
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What is a good Javascript API for weather data?

I'm looking for a good javascript api which gives access to a weather data-base. I want to extract information like average number of rain days, amount of sunshine and average temperature. Is there ...
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Appropriate data structure for a bunch of polygons

I'm not a GIS guy so this might be a very misguided question. At present I have compiled a python dictionary, on which I perform some simple processing and return some answers. My data is structured ...
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Extract points from regular data.frame with coordinates based on SpatialPolygonsDataFrame in R

I have a regular data.frame called datos.merged class(datosmerged) [1] "data.frame" The last two columns are the corresponding geographical coordinates datosmerged[1,c(23,24)] XCOORD ...
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How do I capture data from an OBD-II device?

So I happen to have a little bit of web experience, and have recently bought an OBD-II device. Basically, I'm trying to log certain metrics from the car, such as location and other diagnostics. I ...
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Insertion of a raster geotiff in PostgreSQL database

I am new in PostgreSQL and psql. What is the method to insert a raster geotiff in a postgreSQL database using command psql? What is the best format? Someone indicates to save a raster image as BLOB ...
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How to combine Spatialite Databases

I'm trying to combine a few Spatialite Databases into a single database, so that I can properly reference them, etc. I don't care about referencing them to one another (No foreign keys, etc), but I ...
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Coverting annotation into a shapefile

I have created an annotation feature class in Arc10 and when viewed within the database, looks great. However, whenever I go into catalog and export the annotation feature class to a shapefile, it ...
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How I can insert feature attribute after feature drawing complete

I am new to OpenLayers. I am trying to insert wfs feature information to my map after drawing like this. I can draw a WFS feature like (polygon, line, point) on map and after drawing the feature ...
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How to get edge length(distance) from pgrouting DB

I have implemented pgRouting workshop and it's working fine. I need to get every edges length in kilometers to do some calculations I studied the ways table. It contains a length attribute, but it ...
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County-Level Ethnic Shapefile: United States

My professor usually provides the shapefiles that we deal with in our analyses of the United States--population, votes, etc., but I'd like to know how I can get these myself. I'd like, in particular, ...