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Basics about Spatial Indexes

I was asking on a forum if it could be a good idea to create spatial indexes on subsets of a table when your application display on map only those subsets and never the entire table. I was asking ...
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Offline SLIPPY Map (Tiles) Database for Leaflet

How can create an offline cache of a large number of SLIPPY tile (PNG, 256x256) inside a web browser and then display them from that offline cache. For example, can one use HTML5 IndexedDB as an ...
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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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Collapsing the multi-row output of a one-to-many spatial join to single-row (arcmap 10.1)

I'm working with TIGER data, looking at the relationships among incorporated places and counties. Not all places are completely contained by counties; some do span multiple counties. In the final ...
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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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How to determine correlation between two databases?

I need to perform some tests and verifications on databases and/or datasets. I need for example to analyze two databases and then determine if there is enough correlation between both. My main issue ...
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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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GIS Database Migration Project (Oracle to ArcGIS)

I have been tasked with converting an Oracle Database into an ESRI file geodatabase. The data represents a gas network. The client's Oracle database has over 400 tables, 120 of which are spatial. ...
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Naming conventions PostGIS Database

We are starting to build up a database with PostGIS. The database is supposed to be for a team of about 5-8 researches who work frequently with geodata and statistics. Has anybody experience with ...
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What is the proper way to delete an SQL Server database in order to delete an SDE geodatabase?

I'm new to this SDE stuff and would like to know the best way to cleanly delete an SQL Server database in order to delete the SDE geodatabase. Is it as easy as right clicking on the database in SQL ...
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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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Allocate places according to distance

I've asked this over on Stack Overflow but thought that someone may have a GI point of view that may help: As an over-simplified example I have a list of events that have a maximum attendance: ...
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Who knows GIS based Customer Relationships Management (CRM) tools?

I'm searching for a tool like something around a "GIS based Customer Relationships Management Tool". The functionality I am looking for is: 1) collect: collecting customer related data in several ...
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How to create something similar to GDB in QGIS?

I used to work with ArcGIS. There I had geodatabases in which I could store several shapefiles with defined layer styles. Is there a way to do something similar with QGIS? The background is: we are ...
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How to detect(condition) if Query Layer Connection is failing?

I have a job (arcpy script) which relies on a query layer but it fails sometimes. It has to do with the query layer connection (the point where job fails randomly)- which is totally under the control ...
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Calculate Field based on field value in a second table

I have a table in a MSSQL Server Enterprise SDE database. I need to join a table from a MS SQLExpress Workgroup SDE database and then calculate 11 fields in the Enterprise table based on values in ...
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Connect QGIS to MSSQL view (i.e. not a table)

I've got a MSSQL view containing data I want to show in QGIS. The view transforms a BLOB field containing WKB that is in one of my tables into a SQL geometry, which QGIS will be able to display. ...
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Creating tables using the coordinates of weighted graph?

Hello All, Kindly let me know how to create tables using the coordinates of a weighted graph ??
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Geolocation database of beaches

Anyone know where or how to obtain a database of worldwide beaches? Required fields are: name latitude longitude coastline aspect (if possible) Alternatively, is there a way to query Google Maps ...
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Can I import a .gml file into Spatialite in QGIS?

I have some Ordnance Survey Address Base data files which have a .gml extension. I have imported them to GGIS as vector layers along with some mapping data but would like to explore them with ...
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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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Column exists in DatabaseMetaData, but does not exist in relation?

I am using JDBC to query a PostgreSQL database. And I want to populate a column called wiki_url based on the value of another column, level which will determine which value of 5 columns to concatenate ...
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Search in Bounding Boxes and Locations

Description of the problem (what I need): I have a set of bounding boxes (maybe the actual data is a location[longitude, latitude] in which case the bounding box will have identical corners). I have ...
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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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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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Google maps api, several moving markers using a csv file containing the coordinates

I collected 5 sets of coordinates of moving vehicles and I want to play the scene using googlemaps API showing those 5 vehicles moving. The sets are saved in a postgresql table. is it possible ? if ...
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Geoserver Link to External MS-Access Database

Is there a way that I can link a shape (as a polygon, with a LINK_ID = 12345) from Geoserver and have it open or link to the specific information (LINK_ID_DB = 12345) within an online Web Microsoft ...
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One Polygon Joining to Database with Many matching records

Using ArcMap 10.1. Is this possible to have one polygon and join to a database/excel with many matching records? I would like to have 1 polygon but match to 100 corresponding records in a table. When ...
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Using Google Earth to query database

I've been reading about using Google Earth to query data (this article) and I'm interested in learning how to make one of these. I just have a couple of questions: 1. Is this possible with the free ...
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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 connect QGIS to an online database on Mac OS X? [closed]

I'm a real beginner/dummy when it comes to QGIS and online databases. I have tried a variety of things trying to connect to Spatialite, PostGIS and MySQL but all attempts have failed due to my lack of ...
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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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(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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spatial data filtering without GIS?

I have access to a database here (description of the columns are also available) containing spatial data in text format and with WGS84-EPSG:4326 coordinates. I would like to only select data in my ...
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Need a spatial database that can be used by QGIS and R

I'm quite new to QGIS and I'm searching for a simple way to create a Database that allows me to use the tables in QGIS and R. I have a lot of data stored in Excel spreadsheets wich will be used for ...
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Converting ms-access database into easy to use spatial database

I've recently come into ownership of an MS-Access database (2007 accdb), which I want to be able to use in a GIS. I know a little bit about GIS (I've used QGIS and ArcGIS quite a bit) but very little ...
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Database has duplicate values after running pgrouting

I am a newbie with postgresql and sql statements so maybe it is a trivial question, I'm sorry for that. I am working on a postgis database and try to use the pgrouting function. My goal is to store ...
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Problem in Spatialite database creation

When I try create a new DataBase, Spatialite plugin return the dialog error box: The SQL query seems to be invalid. no suck table: views_goemetry_columns When I click in OK button, a second dialog ...
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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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QGIS error when open project when layer via accesses the database

I changed from QGIS 1.7.3 to 1.8.0. Problem is that I can´t open QGIS Projects, QGIS crashes when there are layers involved loaded via access-database connection. I used eVis. What can I do?
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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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Creating admin roles with limited access to PostGIS

I'm trying to cram three different organisations into one server. Today they each have their own geoserver instance connected to separate PostGIS databases, which works fine. But now they also need to ...
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Why is the database connection lost on every query?

Every time I started a query the connection with the database is lost. Anyone familiar with this problem? This problem occurs with various query, for instance: CREATE TABLE table SELECT a.*, ...
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Qgis: How to display special characters German “ÄÜÖß” in a Map?

I have a shape file with names for Regions. These don't seem to contain special characters but ugly hyroglyphes. What can I do do display them correctly. If I import the shape as UTF-8 it doesn't ...
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How can I handle tables with 256+ variables?

I'm working with census data and downloaded several CSV files, each with with 600ish columns/variables. I'd like to store them all in a query-able database, but everything I've tried so far (MS ...
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Web site with: google map like or GIS, one million record database and a feature to run advanced search

What is the GPL way - without or with little developing - to build a web site runnning on apache which has to feature: one million record database (MySQL; which may be editable), an advanced search ...
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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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Create an ArcCatalog OLE DB Connection using Python

Is it possible to create an OLE DB connection (*.odc) to a database in ArcGIS 10 , but using Python instead of the ArcCatalog GUI wizard? I don't need to necessarily create a file on disk, just make ...
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ArcGIS Server simple link with SQL Server database

I am using ArcGIS Server 10 to create Rich Internet Application with embeded Maps. Basicaly, I created an Optimized Map Service on ArcGIS Server, from an MXD file (produced with Arc Map). I have ...
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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 ...