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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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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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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 ...
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SDE Replication works through ArcMap but not through ArcCatalog

I'm running 10.1 on a 10.0 SDE database. We're trying to replicate our database (one-way parent to child) to a file geodatabase. Ideally I'd like to have this automated using python or .bat files but ...
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Which data formats can store Bézier curves?

I've heard that ESRI .gdb can. Are there other databases or file formats that can as well?
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Bounding Box approximation when calculating in euclidic space?

Although I will illustrate my problem using a database, I think this is a quite general GIS question. I hope I came to the right place to ask. I am working with a system that runs on a normal ...
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Importation of .csv on grass gis converts numeric data to string data

When importing a csv file on grass7, the numeric data is converted into a data of type string. My csv looks like this : id_core value 1 F1 83.0611472396 2 F2 98.8584345936 3 F3 ...
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Non-spatial database analysis in ArcGIS - need alternative solution

I've recently joined an organisation where we use ArcGIS to do a lot of non-spatial analysis on a spatial dataset. Our main dataset is an environmental polygon survey with lots of attributes (in an ...
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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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How can I import layers into a database?

According to the QGIS User Guide (release 1.8.0, page 203/204) I only have to drag a layer from the QGIS Browser to the DB Manager. But for me this does not work.
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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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How to use a database in Qgis

What is the primary use of database in Q-Gis? How to connect to a database in Qgis?
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How to add data to relationship table in ArcGIS 10.1 database design?

I have created 2 tables HORSE and VENDOR and a relationship table VENDOR_HORSE With the foreign key in Horse being the Primary key in VENDOR (VendorID) and the foreign key in VENDOR being the primary ...
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Raster layer with unique vector for each raster cell?

I have been looking around several hours, even days, but couldn't find a clear answer to my question. I am working on a WebGIS tool that interprets local geology. From more than 70 asc-files, I would ...
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DataB and DataB-copy worked on simultaniously - how merge DataB-copy into DataB

ArcGis 10 - EDITED (sorry for not being more specific, quite new to the arcgis world) We need to enter A LOT of Map data (Sewage system) into a Database in a relatively short time. It involves an ...
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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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Arcpy Insert Cursor not inserting all rows

Good morning all, I have a script here that takes data from a cross-tabulated non-spatial dataset where monthly values are stored in a single table row for a given year and linearizes those data so ...
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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 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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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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Open Street Map and PostgreSQL what do I exactly need?

I make my first steps in the GIS world and everything is very new for me even if I work on a "huge" project (ie: for a single programmer) very related to maps. My project needs to know informations ...
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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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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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Are there newer routing algorithms (than Dijkstra, A*) in GIS databases?

There are works like Reach for A* from Microsoft researchers and Highway Hierarchies by Sanders and Schtolz (if I spell the name correctly) from Karlsruhe Uni. Both of them reduce the calculations ...
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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: ...