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

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Geofencing: Query if a POINT is within a POLYGON

I am trying to use the following query to search if a point is within a defined POLYGON (aka a geofence I want to define): ...
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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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How do some companies receive GPS data from vehicles if GPS's can't send any data?

I know that some companies offer tracking services for vehicles such as live GPS tracking they can access any time, but as you can't use the GPS protocol to send any data i wonder how the do it... I ...
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Is a Country/State/City Database available?

I asked this question Stack Overflow but I was informed that I would get a better to this question here because it's not related to programming. I am creating a directory which uses locations to ...
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CartoDB detecting user location - putting dot on the map

I have a CartoDB question. Long story-short, we have a project we are piloting in Rio das Pedras, Brazil, a favela near Rio. We have sampling points, working on adding Fulcrum photo uploads and ...
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Using LocateButton with Tracking enabled

I have been using esri's LocateButton on a map for almost a year now and it works well. I'm now trying to enable the Tracking option to create a moving map for staff and I can't seem to get it working ...
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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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How much sense does it make to average (lat,lon) samples in order to increase 2D accuracy of a GPS location?

Several GPS applications, like this one, or this one, acquire multiple (lat,lon) samples of a given location, assuming that the GPS unit is not moving, and then take an average of the samples in order ...
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How to create a custom input text in a CartoDB

What is the best way to modify the searbox listener searchbox in the CartoDB map? I would like to disable the default event listener for the CartoDB searchbox and first to execute my own listener and ...
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How to generate random locations nearby my location?

I am trying to create random locations nearby my location. What i want is to create random latitude/longitude pairs inside a 200 meters circle surrounding my location. This is the formula i came up ...
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Python Geolocation Software to Filter Cities By Population Within a Radius?

What I'm trying to achieve I want to enter a US city/state or zip code value. Then enter a radius (ex: 30 - would stand for 30 miles). Then I enter a minimum population (ex: 100000 - would tell the ...
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Does iOS know the phone's location solely from cell tower, i.e. without GPS data?

Question Does the iOS operating system know the phone's location even if one could turn off the iPhone's built-in GPS module or if it was broken? Elaboration What I understand I understand that ...
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I want to trace a gps device

I want to create a device that should transmit its location to a server using anyother medium other than GSM. Bascially I need a tracking device which i could give to my worker and he goes to a forest ...
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Yandex Navigator / Maps - Determining user location

Kindly redirect me to a more appropriate forum in case there exists one. I am an active user of Yandex.Navigator App (available for all kind of mobile platforms). Whenever I open the App, even though ...
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Looping a location-allocation problem in ArcMap's Model Builder

I have developed the model below in which I iterate through a series of values for a variable in the Location-Allocation type of problem. The variable is the number of facilities to solve. The model ...
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Create Archimedean spiral with geographic coordinates

I don't know if this is the right place to ask but here it his. I want to create an Archimedean spiral based in some location. Lets say I have this set of geographic coordinates (48.860770, ...
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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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google maps float pin in center and return location

I would like to keep the pin constant in the center of google maps while the user can move the map and zoom around and whenever the map is untouched the current gps location of the pin (in the center ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Calculating the distance between a point and a virtual line of two lat/lngs

Please refer to the example and corresponding image. I would like to achieve the following: provide two locations (lat/lng), which are shown below as A and B. From this, a virtual line would be drawn ...
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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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Device for Logging GPS and Accelerometer Data?

I am looking for a device that can track my location (lat,long) and speed all day long. Perhaps, I need GPS and accelerometer data bundled together. What I want to do is to log my daily activities. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...