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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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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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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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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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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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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 there a way to link ArcGIS to MS Access and use that DB?

I have an IT background but I am new to GIS. I recently recieved training using ARCMAP. I have about 5000 farmers that I need to put in a database and access the information using GIS. The vision is ...
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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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Suggestions for an efficient way to store raster files for lab use?

I'm trying to create a repository for our raster files from various sources and Im exploring the possibilities on how to store them and deliver them in our local intranet. I have come across rasdaman ...
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How to design a bus station query database schema?

We have bus station data, and we want to build an application which will provide the line/multiple line for a given start station and the end station. For example user try to get a bus line ...
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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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How to fix “Unable to initialize ODBC connection to DSN for ALC_AV_CO”?

So I am new to the QGIS community, and I have been trying to bring in some rather large access databases with little to no success. I have windows 7, so I've gone in through administrative tools/Data ...
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How to import a postgis database in ubuntu (osgeo live 7)

How does one import a postgis database in the ubuntu/osgeo live environment? In windows I would copy the backed up database file into the postgres bin folder and then use cmd to restore the databse. ...
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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 can I copy archive data from one server to another?

I have an SDE 10.0 server and an SDE 10.1 server and I am trying to migrate the layers from 10.0 to 10.1. (On a side note the 10.0 server is running SQL Server 2005 and the 10.1 server is running SQL ...
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How to write unique ID(s) of polygons in layer A intersecting polygons in layer B to field in layer B?

I'm working in ArcGIS 10.1. Suppose that I have two polygon layers, A and B. Polygons in layer B can have one of a few relationships to those in layer A: They may be completely contained by ...
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What are the best databases for storing spatial data? Pros and Cons

A couple of days ago I installed the demo of spatialware 4.9 from MapInfo into my SQL Server 2005 install and loaded all the larger dataset into it. I was quite impressed with the performance vs the ...
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Database for offline slippy map tiles

I currently have an offline HTML5 map application (built on Leaflet & KendoUI with custom additions) that has an app manifest and works fine on multiple platforms. However, I am hesitant to use ...
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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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Are database client files platform specific?

I'm just looking for some clarification on a question that came up with me this morning. Are the DLL client files (libeay32.dll, libiconv-2.dll, libintl-8.dll, libpq.dll, and ssleay32.dll) platform ...
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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, ...
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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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Saving a subset of a database

Here is a complete beginner´s question, maybe someone has time to help: I just downloaded the Corine land cover sqlite file, the whole database has 5.5 GB and takes forever to open. How can I save a ...
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Character encoding for Oracle DB and Geoserver

I have a setup that uses Oracle database->GeoServer->OpenLayers->my JavaScript. I use the UTF-8 character set in GeoServer and the JavaScript layers. The Oracle instance is configured to use WIN1252 ...
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What technology is used behind arcpy cursors?

I'm using ArcGIS Server 10.0. I have a geoprocessing using arcpy search, update and insert cursors. I'd like to know more about the technology behind these cursors. Does it use any driver or pool to ...
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ARCMAP ERROR 000464: Cannot get exclusive schema lock

I am trying to run the "Near" tool in Arcmap. Both my layers involved are on a SDE database. When I run the tool I get the following error... ERROR 000464: Cannot get exclusive schema lock. ...
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Do I have to convert a line shapefile to points to store it in another database?

This is the surprisingly the first time I've come across this. If I wanted to export a line shapefile from ArcGIS to another database (say Access) would I first need to convert the vertices to points ...
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How to create a new 'gis' database in PostGIS?

I'd like to create a new database in PostGIS, so I can load stuff into it while the current database is being used. According to the docs Some packaged distributions of PostGIS (in particular the ...
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How do you get a schema report from SHP, PostGIS, or other file type?

All, We're loading City and County data into our database, but looking to remove several fields we don't use. Those fields we do use I'd like our users to simply highlight on a printout I give them ...
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Reading National Elevation Dataset (ArcGrid/GridFloat/IMG) with python only tools

I've found high precision elevation (1/3 - 1/9 arcsecond resolution) data from the National Elevation Dataset provided by the USGS. It comes int IMG, Arcgrid, and GridFloat formats. I know ArcGrid ...
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Database connection failed

I am trying to connect from Arc Cataloge (version 10.1) to postgresql 9.2. But every time I try to make "Database Connection" I am getting this error: Failed to connect to the specified server. ...
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ArcReader 10.1 trouble (loading and printing is taking very long ime)

We've run into printing problems in ArcReader 10.1. Our trouble is with a particular floodplain feature class located in an SDE database. It simply takes forever to load! Then, when printing, it takes ...
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Looking for ArcPy tool for calculating statistics on field with summary field AND boolean fields

What I'm searching for is a tool that will sum a field by a secondary unique field AND booleans... Let's say I have 12 table each with 4mil records and the following fields: Donation_Amount ($ ...
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WFS & Feature Access -> Database connection / Database support (ArcGIS 10.2)

Over the last two days I've tried to set up and to use a postgreSQL database to use WFS and Feature Access. I've also started a thread in the esri forums, but I hope that I can reach a wider audience ...
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HTML Popup Database Actions

I'm working on a collection of points on the map, each comes with a bunch of properties. I succeeded using a customized XSL template to show the information when I click on any point. And now what I ...