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How to use PostGIS to handle complex geoprocessing workflows?

Our organization is considering moving our geoprocessing workflow to PostGIS. We are currently using ArcGIS, with a plethora of custom Python tools used in ModelBuilder. We're moving most of our data ...
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Pros and cons of using Ruby/Rails/RGeo or Python/GeoDjango for a web based GIS

We're at the investigation phase of creating a web based GIS. We're assessing options for an ORM to use in all of our backend import/export and processing routines. From my research, GeoDjango appears ...
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Usage of GeoDjango

We are creating a website that displays geographic data on map (currently using Google Maps js API). We are currently using postgres + postGIS + php. It has been recommended that I look into usage ...
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Use Esri Geoservices REST as backend for Python web framework (Django?)

I would like to know if it's feasible to use an existing Python web framework such as Django/GeoDjango as a frontend to work with Esri's Geoservices REST API? I envision developing a database engine ...
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How to set up GeoDjango with PostGIS 2.0?

I would like to run GeoDjango (Django 1.4) with Postgis 2.0. Whenever I try to run syncdb I get the following error for geographic fields: Failed to install index for stores.Store model: operator ...
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What are some good resources related to Geodjango?

I am trying to learn Geodjango. Has anyone used it in their own project? The documentation on the official site is sparse. Can someone point out the best resources helpful in learning it other than ...
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Optimize GEOSGeometry's spatial operations by avoiding thread-safety checks

A ranking algorithm I'm developing for a Django webapp requires performing spatial operations (within, intersections, sym_difference, etc.) using a query against large number of geometry objects. ...
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Can Polygons be generalized to MultiPolygons in GeoDjango?

I set up a model with models.PolygonField in geodjango, using postgres as database. I try to import shp into postgres. The problem is, shp (compiled with QGIS) mixes polygon and multipolygon, hence it ...
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Help simplifying multipolygons in geodjango

I have a few multipolygons that have several hundred points in them. I'm looking to create less complex "thumbnails" polygons. Naturally I'm attempting to use the simplify method, which is supposed ...
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Generating GeoJSON tiles from GeoDjango - basic overview?

I'm working with the glorious PolyMaps and I want to build a map similar to the population example. I understand that this needs GeoJSON tiles. I have a GeoDjango database, with a bunch of County ...
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Is there a GeoDjango tutorial for GeoRSSFeeds?

I'm going through GeoDjango basics right now. Ideally, I'd like to publish a GeoRSS from a set of data I have that is already in Django's database. I know how to get a regular Feed working, but when I ...
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How to handle updates to pgRouting network in webmapping environment?

I'm building an application for a client of mine that will need to create routes in a PostgreSQL database. So far so good, but I need to support edits and changes to my network and I need to support ...
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Getting a square mile bounding box anchored by coordinates?

Let's say I have a lat/lng coordinate pair. I want to determine the coordinates that would create a square mile box. The existing coordintae pair would be the top left of the box, and the coordinate ...
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What are lazy geometries

What are "Lazy Geometries"? How are they different from other types of geometries? I'm an experienced Python/Django developer but am very new to the world of GIS, and understand that this is a ...
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Using OpenLayers (with OpenStreetMaps) and PostGis for rendering data acquired from GPS tracking device?

I'm researching and planing to acquire data from GPS device and store them in postGIS database, then use geodjango to process/work them out and finally chart them on a map with OpenLayers. Will these ...
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Geodjango distance between two points appears incorrect

I want to show you something. I am using django+postgis and I am experiencing wrong distance values between two points. This is my model: class Location(models.Model): name = ...
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Django PolygonField: how to display on map?

Extremely beginner question. I have a GeoDjango model with a MultiPolygonField. How do I retrieve the value of this field and display it as a polygon on a map? class county(models.Model): cd = ...
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Geodjango- get the distance between 2 points

Sorry to be asking yet another geodjango newbie question. What I want to do is quite simple, I have 2 locations defined by gps coords, lat / long like returned by google maps: ...
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Best GeoDjango MySQL workaround for distance queries

I'm using mysql 5.1.50, so the distance QuerySet method is not available to me. Here is my model: class Location(models.Model): name = models.CharField(max_length='100') point = ...
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How to import an Access database to GeoDjango?

I'm a I've just inherited a pile of institutional geodata that's stored in an MS Access database. I need to pull that data out into a format that I can work with in GeoDjango--so I'm OK with ...
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How to compute geodesic area in GeoDjango?

I have some polygons which can be anywhere in the world. I would like to compute their areas. The GeoDjango docs for GEOSGeometry.area don't specify whether it is geometric or geodesic area, but ...
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Monster Spatial database server suggestions

I'm going to setup a open Mapserver w/ Openlayers, Geojango, Postgis using Postgresql. And I need some suggestions from people that have been shopping for what I need longer than I have. What would ...
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Why is PostGIS query not using spatial index?

I am having an issue with a spatial query that is not making use of indexes. My schema is: CREATE TABLE geoplanet_place ( woeid integer NOT NULL, "name" character varying(300) NOT NULL, ...
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Wrap GEOS functionality into python

I've been looking on how to get GEOSExtractLine available in python. I looked into Shapely source to if it was available for it, but it's not. I'm trying to wrap this funcionality into Django, much ...
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GeoDjango: Order by distance for model that has a ForeignKey relation to another model that has a PointField

Model A has a ForeignKey relation to Model B. Model B has a PointField. Is there a way to order Model A objects by distance from a POINT?
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Geodjango insert statement: psycopg2.IntegrityError: violates check constraint

Why is the following INSERT statement throwing this error? INSERT INTO domes_place (placeid, structidx, oscode) VALUES ('10', '1', 'POINT(51.121282945772 1.3138398501222)'); psycopg2.IntegrityError: ...
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geodjango slowness and debugging

I'm using geodjango + postgres to display polygons from tigerline on a map. Pretty simple stuff so far. My issue is that when I use the GPolygon object: django.contrib.gis.maps.google.GPolygon there ...
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How to design model in Django using GeoDjango?

I am using Postgresql 9.0 and PostGIS 2.0. I am using Django 1.3 and GeoDjango.I have model with id,latitude,longitude and placename. All the places are in USA. My requirement is following - User ...
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GeoDjango: order PointField by distance?

I've got a GeoDjango model as follows: class City(models.Model): id = models.IntegerField(primary_key=True) county = models.ForeignKey(County) location = models.PointField(null=True, ...
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Shapefile postgis database to be queried by GeoDjango

I would like to create a Postgres database (postgreslq-9.1 and postgis-2.0.2) storing several shapefiles but I am uncertain on how to implement it so I'm searching for some advices. I have already ...
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Distance between Paris and San Francisco with PostGis (out of range coordinates?)

SELECT ST_Distance(gg1, gg2) As spheroid_dist, ST_Distance(gg1, gg2, false) As sphere_dist FROM (SELECT ST_GeographyFromText('SRID=4326;POINT(37 -122)') As gg1, ...
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General GeoDjango Opinion

I'm forced to crawl out of my intranet and create a public GIS site with quite an extensive dataset. All of my data is contained within PostGIS. I started dabbling with Geoserver/Postgis/OpenLayers ...
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How to fix this spatial query in GeoDjango?

I am new to Geodjango. and I am following the steps given in https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/ref/contrib/gis/tutorial/# and the steps i followed before ...
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Should states/provinces be stored as geographic or geometric data types?

While reading the GeoDjango documentation, they advise using geometric rather than the geographic data type when storing values that are on a continental scale. The Canadian province of Ontario, for ...
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GeoDjango admin: how to use a WMS background other than the default OSM or VMAP0

The standard GeoDjango admin has a basic VMAP0 background. OsmGeoAdmin adds an OSM background. How do I replace the background map with another WMS? In the source code of the admin OpenLayers ...
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Invoke PostGIS functions outside of the database? Need to force 3D in GeoDjango

I'm looking to ensure that all geometries saved to the database are three-dimensional. It's easy enough to do with a call to the database, select ST_Force_3D( ST_GeomFromText( blah blah ) ) ...but ...
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Checking if a point is in a circle

I'm using shapely to check if a point is in a polygon, but I also need to check if a point is in a circle. Checking the docs, I don't see how do that... Maybe I could create a circle? circle = ...
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GeoDjango Changing My Coordinates

I'm running into a problem when saving a coordinate into one of my models in (Geo)Django. My point field is setup as: location = PointField(blank=True, null = True) So while running some tests in ...
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How to mix coordinate systems in GeoDjango?

This is a beginner question about working with different coordinate systems in GeoDjango. I've got a GeoDjango object with a polygon field, stored as OSGB coordinates: class Region(models.Model): ...
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PostGIS + pgRouting: Adding dummy links to a road network and performing routing analysis

I'm a beginner when it comes to postgis and pgrouting development. For a project I'm working on and a bit of the algorithm: I have a polygon layer that represents zones I have a line layer that ...
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Unit testing with postgis 1.5 and django

I'm trying to get some unit tests working in Django/PostGis. When the test database is formed, it doesn't have the postgis and postgis_topology extensions installed. Is there a way to issue commands ...
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How to configure tilecache on nginx

I am running a geodjango application with mapnik and tilecache. Currently tilecache is run on another server to decrease the load on the application server. The application server has nginx as the ...
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Is there a Python WMS client (thin client analogue of OpenLayers)?

I'm making a geoportal based on (Geo)Django 1.5, PostgreSQL 9.1 + PostGIS 2.0, QGIS MapServer and OpenStreet Map or Google Maps WMS services for the base layer. It seems like there is no problem, but ...
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Geodjango read raster files

I am developing a web app in geodjango (django) framework but I need to import raster files. Is it possible a geodjango app read raster files from a directory? Thanks
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GeoDjango Order by distance for Model that is linked to User who has a location on their user profile

I need to order my query model by distance, however the point field in question is not on the model class but on the user profile and the i am getting an error when attempting the following. g = ...
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DatabaseError: Coordinate values are out of range [-180 -90, 180 90] for GEOGRAHY type

I am using Django 1.3, PostGIS 2.0 , Postgresql 9.0 and GeoDjango. I had a database with a table for places. This table had latitude and longitude for places in the US. I enabled this database with ...
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struggling with GeoDjango install: ERROR: could not access file “$libdir/postgis-1.5”: No such file

I'm installing GeoDjango on Mac OSX. I've followed the official Mac install instructions, which all went smoothly, and am now creating a spatial database template for PostGIS. However, when I try to ...
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which map projection should I use to calculate distance in Poland

I'm using/learning geodjango + postgis, and I'm trying to calculate distance between 2 cities in Poland. First using WGS84/4326 I define 2 points, and then after transforming this points into ...
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Error adding data to Geodjango database: parse error… within geometry

I'm trying to insert some values into a Geodjango database, but getting errors. This is the table: class Place(models.Model): placeid = models.IntegerField(primary_key=True) structidx = ...
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Area units for GEOS area property?

I'm working with GeoDjango and have a polygon in the WGS84 projection. I need to find its area in square meters. When I call polygon.area, I get some float out and I have no idea what the units of ...