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Extracting features to feature classes from a REST service

I've seen this done before but I can't figure that out how to do it. How do you extract features from a REST service to a feature class (or shapefile)? I believe it involves adding a REST service link ...
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Selection Tool selects random multiple points around the one aimed for

I have a problem selecting points in ArcGis - the selection feature seems to be misbehaving, not allowing me to select point features precisely. I've imported the XY data of households as a csv file, ...
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Windows desktop application that allows to visualize, edit, download, upload and convert GPX files?

I am looking for a simple application that will allow me to visualize GPX data, edit and create new GPX tracks, areas and points and download/upload GPX data to and from devices. This application ...
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Desktop client for local OSM Server

I've just installed a local Open Street Map server. Is there a simple desktop client (win or linux), which can connect to local OSM server?
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web based GIS geoprocessing vs desktop based GIS geoprocessing [closed]

difference between the WEB and DESKTOP GIS geoprocessing (buffer) what is the main difference in the area of processing speed or retrival speed of output take in case of contour generation from DEM ,...
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Internet mapping UX design strategy: Separate desktop and mobile sites, or one site fits all?

I searched GIS.SE for "Desktop vs. Mobile" and didn't get anything helpful, so I guess I'll be the one to ask. Question: With respect to Internet mapping applications, is it better to have separate ...
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offline map tiles in standalone desktop app

Which mapping API can be used (either in a C# desktop app or as a standalone mapping app) that accesses an offline tile collection and requires only a minimal amount of additional servers / other ...
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Are there Desktop GIS alternatives to ArcGIS 10.X for topology and vector conflation?

Is there any options other than ArcGIS for Desktop for topological rules and automatic topology integrity enforcing in a Desktop GIS? I am looking for something that will automatically snap features ...
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What does Scale mean in the reference of Desktop GIS or WebGIS?

I'm having trouble understanding the meaning of the concept of scale when it comes to maps on screen, i.e. either in a Desktop GIS or in a WebMap. When it comes to paper maps, the idea is very clear. ...
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Comparison of Open Source Desktop GIS Packages

I'm curious as to what comparisons are out there between different Open Source Desktop GIS software packages. I'm aware that there has been a QGIS and gvSIG comparison on this site but I am looking ...
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Looking for market share of GIS desktop tools

What are the relative market shares of the various desktop GISes? I'm interested in this within the open-source and non-opensource realm. One article that I read, is that the market share of ESRI is ...
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What's your view on the direction of GIS? [closed]

I am a long standing GIS developer and consultant. I am often asked, is there still a place for Desktop GIS, to which I, currently, answer, of course; if there are jobs specific to individuals, you ...
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Add map making to java desktop software

In my project (a desktop application) I need to create a map with three layers, basic geographic layer at the bottom, a GSM coverage area layer on top of it, and then a location based services layer ...
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Basic Mapping Software

I have a desktop application for a client that needs to map a main subject location and around 5 "comparable" locations, within a range of 1-2 miles (often even less), from an aerial view, and zoom in ...
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What are some Free and Open Source GIS Desktop packages

Can someone please give me a list of free and open source GIS desktop packages?