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What free GIS software is the best for graphic production? [on hold]

I was wondering what free GIS software is best for graphic production. I am creating art prints using GIS spatial data. I use ESRI software everyday for my regular job, therefore I am proficient in ...
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Free GIS software for mapping drain lines on a golf course

I work on a golf course that is built on old farm land. We have old clay drains from the turn of the 20th century and lots of additional drains that have been added in the meantime years. No maps ...
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What particular free softwares and what to do? [duplicate]

What particular free software and what to do in making map that allows users to find the approximate depth to the water table at any location in the area simply by clicking a point on the map?...web- ...
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Need to quickly know (CLI) whether point lies inside polygon

in my app I am parsing an XML from the web which gives me such coordinate info: I am able to use my app to get a pair of float values like 14.871381 and 50.065968. I do not want any complicate ...
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Using QGIS and PostGIS for multi-user capabilities, similar to ArcSDE for ArcGIS [duplicate]

I have previously used ArcSDE technology with Microsoft SQL Server to allow for multi-user database editing. My ESRI licenses have recently ran out and I have been using QGIS for my GIS work. I am ...
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Is there an image editor that can edit GeoTIFFs without affecting their embedded georeferencing?

I know there are a couple workarounds for this but I was hoping a direct solution exists. I am looking for an image editor (like Photoshop but hopefully free software) which can be used to edit ...
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Looking for atmospheric dispersion model with 3d GIS application

is there any atmospheric dispersion model with 3d GIS application that can use DEM and atmospheric data as input ?
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all-in-one gis packages for windows 8.1?

Is there an all-in-one installer that allows having all open-source gis apps installed in windows 8.1? with all apps I mean for instance postgresql, postgis, mapserver, qgis, grass. I have cygwin ...
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Choosing web mapping API to use with MySQL for making map of one country? [duplicate]

I hope this question isn't too general, but I'm new to using maps, I'd like to make a map of one country on which I can plot points according to their geocodes from my mysql database, and to have the ...
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Online GIS app that allows users to log points [duplicate]

I am developing a website for a dolphin volunteer group, on this website they want a system to let volunteers and the public log sightings against a map and add some comments. I have made a system ...
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Software for opening .img files

I have some cpc precipitation data stored in IMG format.Could anyone suggest a software beside ERDAS imagine or Arcgis which can be freely downloaded?
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Free software to publish tiles on Amazon S3?

Does anyone know of free software that would allow me to publish tiles on Amazon S3? I know of Arc2Earth, but it is not free.
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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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Leaf Area Index (LAI) processing software

I took a bunch of hemispherical vegetation images with a fisheye lense in the field. Now I am looking for a software that can (semi-)automatically translate these images in LAI values. So far I ...
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Building a WebGIS with search functionality for a charity

I am playing with the idea of building a Basic Web based GIS system for a charity. The problem: I work for a charity that deals with people with Cleft Palates. They currently have a website, but ...
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Alternative to using ArcGIS Online Geocoding

I have 1.4 million addresses that I need to batch geocode. I can't find a free service to do so. Does anyone know of something out there that I can use? Oh, the service needs to be were I can upload a ...
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What topologic relation means “interior-disjoint”?

I am using the JTS Topology Suite, and trying to write an expression that means "shape A and shape B are interior disjoint". I read this documentation page but I don't entirely understand the ...
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Removing duplicates from large LAS files

Are there any publicly and free (not necessarily open-source) applications that can remove duplicate points from LiDAR clouds? I would like something on the lines of lasduplicate -unique_xyz, which ...
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List of free WFS 2.0 clients

I have the task to provide my point observations data in the "WFS 2.0" (Web Feature Service 2.0) standard format. Are there any free, easy-to-use, desktop GIS clients or online viewers for showing ...
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best free easy GPS software? (not necessarily 'real' GIS)

Our search and rescue group is looking for some advice on what free and user-friendly (no computer savvy required) software folks could use to interact with their own GPS. Doesn't have to be a 'real' ...
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Are ArcObjects SDKs for .NET free to download?

Can anyone can suggest where I can freely download ArcObjects SDKs for ArcGIS 10.2 version?
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Patents in GeoSpatial software: impact on practices? [closed]

I've seen on twitter a tweet saying: Palantir has done well turning chapters of intro computational geometry, GIS, and ontology textbooks into patents: Looking into the results, my main ...
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What free or open source cloud-based software is recommended by/for the GIS community?

Note: This question is intended to complement an earlier question on installed, desktop software. What GIS-related, or even non-GIS-specific, web- or cloud-based software/tools/services -- that are ...
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Is there a free way to convert DGN v8i to… any other format?

(Update: We have postgis and ogr2ogr (etc.) but not any ESRI or Microstation software.) I just got DGN v8i files and I can't find any free way to convert them to... anything else. FME and AutoDWG ...
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Open source/free software for generating a 3D view of mapping?

Is there any software that will generate a 3D view given a DTM/height data and raster mapping, and output an image in a printable resolution? I am looking for something similar to what you'd find in a ...
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free way to author, share ESRI gis data

I hope someone can help. THE ISSUE: I work for a company where 90% of the personnel work remotely. The GIS department acts as a support tool authoring content for a variety of projects. There is a ...
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Linux alternatives to visualize and analyze LiDAR datasets

For a long time I have been using softwares based in Windows to visualize and analyze LiDAR data sets for forest application. Recently I have started to move all my work to Ubuntu platform, but I'm ...
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Can the OpenGeo Community Edition be used in a commercial project?

I would like to know if the Community edition of OpenGeo Suite can be used in a commercial project? And, if so, what are the conditions of use for the Community edition?
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Which methods are most suited to classifying urban areas from Landsat imagery?

I am trying to use Landsat data to map urban extents over time. I need to perform a classification into built up / non built up areas. I am new to image classification. I have access to the following ...
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Public PostGIS Server available?

can anyone point me to a (if possible at all) list of public PostGIS Servers, where one can set up it's own database/tables ? It's just that I would need a PostGIS 24h on, while dont having these ...
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What GIS software is required to export a GIS map as a hi-res raster image?

I am looking for some (preferably free) GIS software that will enable me to export multi-layered world maps (made up of shape-files and kml files and so on) as hi resolution (21,000 pixels wide), ...
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Automatic bulk snapping with FOSS

I'm looking for a tool that would be able to automatically snap features closer than a given distance. Is there such a tool/plugin for QGIS/GRASS/OpenJump? Would it be possible to achieve that with ...
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Find pseudo nodes in free GIS software

Software gvSIG OA Digital Edition 2010 have tools topology for finding pseudo nodes in linear geometry. I set cluster tolerance 0.00002 and maximum number of errors -10000 for 20000 link count linear ...
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How to find isolated geometry/attributes in road network?

I have a road network with paved/unpaved status in attribute table. This road network don't must contain isolated paved geometry. There are any solutions find isolated geometry in GIS software ...
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Looking for web and desktop tools with GML support

I am a graduate student and a novice in GIS field. I have few GML files that contain vector polygon data and I want to see them in a map format. The problem is that I do not have access to ...
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Looking for free Shapefile editors

I want to create and edit Shapefiles for my application, and I'm looking for a free shape (ESRI) file editor - free for creating and editing. Thanks in advance.
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Best software to draw lines on Maps (eg. Neighbourhoods or Streets) and then import it into SqlServer 2008?

I wish to draw some custom boundaries (eg. neighbourhoods or streets or city boundaries). What software (free or paid) can I use to do this? I read that google maps recently has support for this? ...
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How could I turn my data into a heatmap / intensity map?

I have database that tracks a large number of entities. Each entity has a 'coverage area' or 'catchment area' - a radius in miles from a specified UK postcode, eg Leyton office 4.3m E11 4LL ...
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Alternatives to ArcGIS Extensions using ArcObjects?

I was wondering if there are any projects based around using ArcObjects and external libraries to create open source alternatives to extensions in ArcGIS. For example 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst etc ...
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Which are the best open source tools/solutions for digitizing road networks?

I was thinking on tools/plugins for QGIS, but other good suggestions are welcome.
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Is MapMaker interoperable?

Has anyone used / come across MapMaker GIS Software http://www.mapmaker.com? A consultant has stated that they will use this for a piece of work involving GIS analysis and that it is compatible with ...
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Looking for map calibration software and city database

I'm in need of a mapping software which, given a map, lets you calibrate it (choose which geographic coordinates project to which pixels on the map image) and then given a database of cities, you can ...
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What free programs should every GIS user have installed?

Note: This question is specifically about installed, desktop software. There is another question specifically about free cloud-based software and services. I'm not necessarily referring to ESRI ...
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Freeware alternatives to eCognition?

Does anyone know any good freeware alternatives to eCognition? I need to do image segmentation and classification. I tryed the ecognition trial and it was really good. I'm doing the job with SPRING, ...
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Landscape software to analyze amount of dirt moved

I'm about to embark upon a design project for re-contouring landscape around my home. Assuming I get an accurate measurement of the landscape into the computer, and after I modify the landscape model ...
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GIS for the masses?

Is anyone aware of a GIS application that an ordinary person with no GIS expertise could readily download and use? By way of analogy, the average Joe cannot download and immediately benefit from ...
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Tools for planning a building

I'm planning to build a cabin, and I'd like to combine all the GIS data available from my home country with my own measurements for placing and the cabin layout. That is, I need a tool which can: ...
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Free Alternative to AutoCAD Map

I would like to know if there are any free (for commercial use) software packages that roughly correlate to the functionality in AutoCAD Map. Specifically, I am looking for something that is: ...