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Why is QGIS not launching?

I've got a problem using qGIS. Always when I try to launch the programme with the desktop icon, nothing happens. I also checked the Task Manager and it doesn't show any process running regarding qGIS. ...
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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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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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Are there any known issus opening a QGIS Desktop project on Android?

Does anyone else have trouble when they try to open a project which was worked on in the QGIS desktop version 1.8 (I understand this is the most up to date version for the desktop) and try and open it ...
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Is ArcGIS Desktop-ArcMap 10 affected by the stacked toolbars bug (NIM003161) when opening an MXD on multi-monitor configurations?

In ArcMap 9.3, we had issues with our toolbars always stacking up instead of remaining where they were placed. This was mainly an issue on dual monitor workstations and we would occasionally see the ...
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Offline entire planet in Java Desktop app

Sorry if this question has already been asked, but I need your help. In program that we are developing we need to integrate maps. Here are the requirements that are put for integration: Maps should ...
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FME Desktop 2013 Rastermosaiker: Why do I get strange edge patterns?

I have just mosaiked around 200 ecw tiles to a single ecw file. On inspecting the result, I see that I fme has produced a strange pattern around the edge. The Pixel values vary from R-G-B: 1 -1 -1 to ...
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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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Geoserver WFS Point Coordinates

I'm using SharpMap's desktop client within a C# WinForms application and GeoServer/PostGis as datasource. When i add a WFS layer that contains Multi-Line it works like charm. But if i add a point ...
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How to Select By Location with matching attribute?

I have a whole bunch of overlapping polygons (buffers), I want to select with points only those poly's which: the point falls within; and the poly attribute matches the point attribute What would ...
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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?
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What is the difference between a Custom Layer & a plugin data source?

You can add custom data to ArcGIS desktop in two different ways: Plug-in Data Sources Custom Layer What is the difference between these two? I'm looking at the possibility of creating an editable ...
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In ArcMap 10.0, how do you vertical dock the Tools toolbar to the left of the map and right of the TOC?

In general, I really like the docking environment in ArcGIS 10. As I was showing off ArcGIS 10 to some of my end-users, I couldn't get the toolbar docked to the left of the map and to the right of ...
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need to clear cache memory using python

I have looked at several posts here and on other sites but have not found a solution to the problem I am having with this python script. In this script I use 2 nested 'for' loops to extract a series ...
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ArcGIS 10 Add-Ins

What are the best Add-Ins for ArcCatalog and ArcMap v10? XRay for ArcGIS 10 is very useful, what else is out there? Thanks, Seth
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Getting an“ 001270 error : Consolidating the data failed.” while publishing as map service in arcgis server 10.1

I am getting an error "001270 error" . I am inserting table for sql-server database and joining few records to polygon layer also I have lat,Lon data in few tables so I am displaying data using ...
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Are there any known issues with using database triggers for reacting to a WMX Job status change?

I'm looking to notify another system when a WMX job (of particular job type) has been closed. And I know this will be a call to an Oracle package. I'm considering a database trigger because it seems ...
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Most suitable open source GIS platform

I'm looking for an open source GIS server or desktop package that supports as many file formats as possible, is fast, runs on Linux or Mac and can be controlled via an API. Planning to do very basic ...
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Testing ArcMAP 10.0

I want to test performance of Arc Desktop based applications. I tried GDBT but it not give me any information about request time etc. I tried also a Workflow Profiler, but this tool usually crash my ...
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Add WMS group layer (only) to ArcMap

I am trying to add a WMS group layer to ArcMap, without having the sublayers being listed in the TOC. I will give a little background here: We are sourcing images from Nearmap.com, and their WMS data ...
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How can we stop Manifold from writing TMP files?

We work with sizable Manifold Projects that sometimes go over a Gb of vector data. After working in Manifold for a while Gigs of TMP files are getting written to the hard drive. We use manifold 8 64 ...
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Quantum GIS ->ArcGIS Server configuration possible?

Is it possible to connect a Quantum GIS Desktop 1.8.0 to an ArcGIS Server 10.0 ? and of course publish services on it?. The configuration would be like this Quantum GIS-> ArcGIS Server 10.0 on ...
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Mac OS 10.7 QGIS 1.8 Desktop Install Problem

I've downloaded QGIS-1.8.0-2.dmg and the required GDAL Complete 1.9 framework package and GSL framework. The frameworks are installed; however, when I try to start the installation of ...
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How to connect ArcGIS Destkop 10 with PostGIS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I connect to a PostGIS database from ArcMap 9.3 and 10.0? I've installed postGIS 1.5.3, and would like to connect it from ArcGIS Destkop v10. Which is the best ...
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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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offline ovi map in desktop application

I asked a Map related question in the main Stackoverflow site before I realised this is the right place for it. Any help with respect to this question is appreciated . Here is the link to ...
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Has anyone experienced appreciable performance increases in ArcGIS Desktop by using a RAM Disk?

I configured a RAM disk on a Virtual PC running ArcGIS Desktop 10 and set my HKCU\Software\ESRI\Output\TempPath to a directory on the RAM disk. It’s hard to perceive any sort improvement with that ...
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What's your view on the direction of GIS?

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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Reusing Layer Selection on Toolbar

I'm working on a custom toolbar for an extension which will have operations that work upon a specific, user-selectable layer. Is it possible to directly use the layer selector used by ESRI's toolbars ...
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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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Why are my additional Add-In folders disappearing?

I thought it just something I was doing. Then someone emailed me about about the same issue. Then I checked a user that I set up on ArcGIS 10 and his had been wiped. It doesn't happen right ...
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9.2 to 9.3.1 Desktop - How to troubleshoot slow data access with shps?

We have just upgraded from ArcGIS Desktop 9.2 to 9.3.1 For a ~250MB .shp in 9.2 it took 1 minute to render, at 9.3.1 it now takes 50 minutes. The format has to stay as shapefile. The data is stored ...
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How do you use Spatial Analyst Geoprocessing functions in ArcObjects in ArcGIS 10?

I'm trying to run some geoprocessing functions in ArcObjects. Some of the tools I want to use are part of the spatial analyst extension. In 9.3.1 it was fairly straightforward to follow the ...
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Are there any “highly customizeable” GIS platforms out there or am I doomed to manual labor?

I'm new to this site which I find useful and refreshing until now. And to my question ( WARNING: it's a bit long, so you can skip right to the question two paragraphs down). I was educated in GIS ...
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What alternatives exist for EOBrowser.exe & LibraryLocator.exe for ArcGIS Desktop 10?

Original Question: Where are the EOBrowser.exe & LibraryLocator.exe tools in the ArcGIS Desktop 10 > Developer Kit? I went to use LibraryLocator.exe and couldn't find it now that I'm on ...
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Learning .NET for arcgis use (mainly desktop) - how to start?

I know that many of you guys don't like GIS analysts that turn (or act as part time) programmers and think that their codes are sloppy (which I guess that they are many times) but as everybody has to ...