Geolocation is a means to discovering the physical location (in real-world geographic terms) of an object.

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Understanding the error term

I have some (mobile) location data from a vendor. For each user and timestamp, there are three columns: lat, long, error. I "guess" that the error means that the user is located within a circle with ...
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Save millions of points in the server side

I have asked a similar question about millions of points a few days ago:Display millions of points in the browser. It focused on how to display these data in the client(browser), however I think it ...
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Display millions of points in the browser

I have a web application which will track he movement of user, and save the history location to database. And user may want to see his/her movement trace over a period of time, we have to display ...
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Randomly distributed cases according to census data

I'd like to randomly place a point within a geographic boundary with the caveat that I would like to use census data so that points are randomly placed according to population density (i.e. more ...
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Location API works, but neither Google Maps, not Here maps can not find location

I used Holux M-241 as GPS receiver. On Windows 8.1 I installed GPSDirect drivers, and now can see my location on PC. I tested that Location API can access to gps data (I used this Mozilla Developer ...
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What options are there for geolocation-aware SQL databses?

I need to implement an SQL database that can make queries using geo-location based logic. e.g. select rows within 500m of coordinate x, y What options are available to do this with sqlite, mySQL, ...
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Checking for proper administrative location?

I would like to ask you about one case. I have two vector layers. The first layer contains points. This layer has a lot of fields with data like name of district, voivodeship etc. The second layer ...
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Cost of usage for various providers [closed]

I want to use maping services in my website and I am confused about the options that are provided. I try to do a comparision between features, accuracy and most important cost. I am total newbie and ...
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extracting geographic location from NOAA NARR grib

I've downloaded a NOAA NARR grib file that I want to extract the wind component as well as the geographic location. I'm able to extract the wind component from the grib but I can't seem to find any ...
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How to calculate degrees per pixel in a given image? Or .nth of degree?

I am trying to make very rough estimates of Lat/Long coordinates in some random parking lot images. If I visit any such random parking lot on a Google map, I can click some driving area and Google ...
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Best Practice for HTML5 Geolocation with ArcGIS for Javascript API

My organization would prefer to use its own basemaps rather than those provided by ArcGIS Online due to the accuracy of information that is represented in them. The area we service is rapidly ...
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Locating Moon in Sky from Earth

I am working on project which need to find moon location from a specified lat, long on earth. So basically info I am having is Lat,Long and Timezone. Format of the moon location Info? So first in ...
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Downloadable, Open Source, IP GeoLocation database

I have an open source project I need a similarly open source IP GeoLocation database for. i.e. IP address to country (and ideally city). Ideally with a license that allows redistribution. This is a ...
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Finding the shortest distance between a point and a line

I read and understood the following GIS question and the accepted answer, calculating-the-distance-between-a-point-and-a-virtual-line-of-two-lat-lngs I can return the value in the ShortestLength ...
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Free Tide prediction service - World (a freeware program would work as an alternative)

Is there a free service where I could input a GPS location and it would return me the current tide situation at the position? As an alternative - some library / program that does the exact thing one ...
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European Address Locator on ArcGIS [duplicate]

i want to create a geocode address with european address locator on ArcGIS 10. There is only for US.
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How can I extract variable information from an OpenLayers 3 object?

I have tried to make a simple map with OL 3's Geolocation module. I succeeded with a resource wasting method. There must be a simpler way to extract variable information from an OpenLayers 3 object. ...
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Geolocation Ptojection Transform is not working for custom coordinate system

I am using Openlayers API and I have a custom projection and I defined it to my geoserver named "EPSG:51100". I have a custom tile map. var tms2013 = new OpenLayers.Layer.TMS("2013", ...
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Algorithm for estimating position of many objects and differentiating those?

Let's assume a crowd-sourced tree location use case where a research team asks hikers to GPS the location of a specific tree type in case they encounter it. This will lead to a large number of ...
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Retrieving all towns/cities/villages within 2km of river path?

I need to find all the cities/towns/villages that are within a 2km range along a river path. So the solution I have now is to create a google custom map, and draw a polygon which will be 2km from ...
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Data of worldwide shore lines and bathymetry

Please excuse my probably naive questions because I am new to this stack exchange. Is there a free database with all geolocations for shorelines? Is there a free database for near-shore bathymetry ...
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Difference between Positioning and Localization

I would like to know what are the differences between Positioning and Localization. In most papers they are used interchangeably. Are they the same? Does one come after another? I always thought ...
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Determining if a Geodetic location is inside a polygon made up of Geodetic vertices

Suppose we have a polygon with Geotic vertices (Points A through E). Is there an algorithm that I can use that could determine If F is inside of it? In addition, what is the most efficient way to ...
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Locating Wlan accesspoints-how? [closed]

Having a Netbook I would like to map routers geographically-how? Starting from scratch. Thanks a lot for your suggestions!
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What sub-meter geolocation solutions exist and how can I integrate them into a web and mobile mapping workflow?

I am the manager of seven water systems. What I am trying to do is map out every meter and valve on to a map and then my workers can have the maps on their iPhones so when they have to go fix a water ...
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Aggregated zoning (sq footage) records by town [duplicate]

Is there a database of zoning records where you can find the square footage by room of an address? I would like access to it to create a cost splitting application.
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Which are the most useful NMEA sentences for location based services

I am pretty new to GIS, I have been learning about all the different NMEA sentences from this website http://aprs.gids.nl/nmea/#allgp What is $GPGSV and $GPGSA and why are they useful to location ...
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Detecting esri markers within certain distance using ArcGIS JavaScript API?

I have a set of coordinates that is loaded from database. I would like to detect all the loaded markers that are close to each others which is within a certain distance. so the code is something ...
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Get lat/lon points from image pixels

I need to build an application with the following requirement: shows a map .png picture to user. then, users select several points around the map (I can get the x/y pixels from each point) based on ...
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Worldwide places reachable by sea/ocean

I'm looking for a list of all populated places(not just big cities/ports) on the world that reside on sea/ocean. The list should contain the place name, latitude and longitude. Does something like ...
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How to convert distance into latitude + longitude [duplicate]

I have start point (latitude) I know direction, lets say strictly north, and I want to calculate latitude which is 100 meters above the start point. The same for longitude. I believe there should be ...
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Mastering Geo Locators in ArcGIS 10.2

We just moved from 10.0 to 10.2 and woke up to the wonderful news that all our geolocators are broke and need to be recreated. Most were made in 9.3. This is fine, but the locator building process has ...
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What is the best database for an online Android location app?

I am working on Android app for locating food places in my city. Using Google Map v2 api. App shows user his current location, and the closest food spots around him. I want to store location ...
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computeDistance() does not work in Google Maps API

I am trying to learn Google Maps API. When I try the below code, execution stops at var km = computeDistance(position.coords, ourCoords);. I get to see the "before compute distance" alert but not ...
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Socket Server to receive GPS location data

I am working on a web application which receives data sent from trackers via TCP Packets containing location information. Up until this point we have been working with dummy data within the mysql ...
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Which geo-location available in Twitter data should I use?

I am extracting twitter location on my side.Few tweets has perfect location but in most cases additional details are available (i.e. Country,bounding_box,poly lines etc) So confused regarding ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 Geocoding problems - Creature Feature Class/Error processing the table

I am trying to geocode a list of addresses to location in a particular shapefile which has roads. I'm using ArcGIS 10.1, and trying to geocode using the address locator 10.0 north america geocode ...
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Tools to write bus map?

I noticed that few cities provide a bus map for smartphones. As a result, tourists usually resort to just taking the subway instead because it's easy to figure out, although riding a bus is a better ...
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Extracting area with a range of lat long?

Is there any online tool to extract a certain area with a range of lat long? I'd like to overlay some locations on a map. To do so, I need a map whose range is specified so that I can determine the ...
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How to add Points to a jvectormap in Miller Projection [closed]

On jvectormap you can pull down a map of map of austria. I want to be able to plot points (using WGS84 coordinates) onto that map. The map has this information inside: "projection": {"type": ...
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How to use GTFS data to create a Transit Route?

I am brand new to the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) stack and subway calculations and I'm working on a project where I need to tell a user what the best route / line to take based on their ...
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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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Spatial databases in location based search

I'm developing a location based application in which i was in the plan of dividing the globe into grids and when the client requests information, will create a table or similar data model which will ...
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How to get bbox from geolocate?

I am using geolocate to zoom to the users location. Afterwards I am trying to get the bbox of that area. However the geolocate function is for some reason always executed last, so I don't get any ...
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Is 45005000 a recognisable location?

Hello and sorry if this is not a relevant question to this SE. Please if it is not, mitigate it to where you see fit. I have recently purchased an item online and I have been provided by the seller ...
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Offline Python or C++ library for plotting locations on map?

I'd like to plot locations using longitude and latitude coordinates using Python or C++, is there a good library for such a task? I know that matplotlib is an option, I'm wondering if there are any ...
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Definite way to confirm a geocode as correct

So you tested few geocoding services for the same street address. You got results varying by 0.7 to 3 kilometers. How can you tell which geocoding service was more right, other than letting your user ...
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Android GPS: average location resolution time

What is the average location resolution time on a SmartPhone(Android) GPS? Assumptions : The user is under the open sky.
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How to verify if a point feature has correct geographic attributes? [duplicate]

I am having a problem with a geodatabase where I want to verify if a geographical coordinate belongs to the correct locality. How can I do it with ArcGIS? I have been given a set of coordinates for ...
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converting grid references to long/lat

If I import from a POST DB a set of points that are referenced by grid reference, will the long/lat decimal also be added to the file? or will I have to convert the points to long/lat myself? In ...