A term widely used to describe the combination of spatial software and analytical methods with terrestrial or geographic datasets

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Python Function for Altering shapefile's attribute datatype

I want to merge a few hundred shapefiles depending on geometry type, which are in several directories and subdirectories. i have written a python script and i am using mainly arcpy for the routines. ...
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What is the radius of earth [duplicate]

What is the real radius of earth? Google says 6378.1 km Wiki says 6371 km And there are references for 6378.7 km I'm using maximum radius 6378.7 km in distance calculation in spherical law of ...
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Neighborhood boundaries and building footprints for Johannesburg?

Are there any sources for free (or commercial) and distributable neighborhood and building footprint datasets for Johannesburg out there? I've already looked on: Google OpenStreetMap joburg.org.za ...
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Chosing a GeoCMS server collaboration tool

I have seen a few things about different GeoCms. Researching these, none of them by default to actually seem to be a GeoCMS. Somehow when you hook these up to mapserver they become a GeoCMS. I do not ...
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How do I break up a shape file into contiguous area?

I've got a shapefile which is a union of non-contiguous shapes. I'd like to be able to break them up into individual groups. For example, suppose I have a polygon of the entire US, currently only ...
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How is Canada Vector Data (CanVec) hydrology data collected and updated?

Canada is vast and collecting any geographic data must be a monumental task. Natural Resources Canada provides a free access to a comprehensive Canada-wide topographic data now refereed to as CanVec ...
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Scaling x,y coordinates in proj4

This question was asked before, but without answer. Let's say we have mercator map with given resolution (for simplicity in centimeters). Now let's get coordinates of (lat,lon) = (50, 15): $ proj ...
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Sending and receiving gis data to map

I have a spatial database in Sql server and I am working in asp.net mvc. My project must show stored shape in web page that uses openlayers js and user must see and edit shapes and send the result to ...
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GDAL WMS Question

I'm new to GDAL and am currently trying to hit a WMS using gdal. I need a way to save the image to my desktop. I currently have an xml file with the WMS description syntax that gdal wants -> ...
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How to clip LAS data using shapefile polygons and open source software?

I am trying to clip or filter lidar files (las, xyz) using a shapefile that contains multiple polygons. Is there open source software that can do this spatial operation? My las files are enormous, ...
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How to check if points are within a circular sector using PostGIS?

I want to get the stars within the black region as shown above. To find this I have the centre of circle (lat, long), radius and the angle of region (45 degree). I am new to postgres. I worked on ...
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Similar paths to Compare [duplicate]

I want to implement a mechanism to compare similar / identical paths. For example, a person who makes the trip home - work every day, be able to detect these paths and create groups to compare ...
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How to get screen coordinate from geographic one?

I need to know, how can I convert some geographic coordinates to the screen one. I want to remind you about desktop coordinates system, how it look like: I've developed soft, which is loading map ...
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geospatial libraries like postgis

I'm pretty comfortable with postgis, but I realized that for part of my application, having a database is pretty heavy. I'd like to be able to take a stream of Point objects and check against an in ...
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GeoDjango with MongoDB

Has anyone had experience successfully deploying GeoDjango with MongoDB? Is it possible? If so, how is it as simple as as installing the non-relational fork of Django and setting MongoDB as the ...
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Create image (TIFF/PNG) from geodetic (lat/long) data

Using Java, I need to render a bunch of geodetic data to an image, ideally TIFF or PNG. Specifically this is weather data, with each sample having a latitude, longitude, and amplitude value. I'd like ...
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ShapeFile with Z Co-ordinates

I have 3 shapefiles, two of them wihtout the Z Co-ordinates elevation but 1 of them has a Z co-ordinate elevation. I can load two ShapeFiles into my SQL Server Database which does not have Z ...
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Given a Lat and Lon, identify if the point is over land or ocean?

In R, what is the quickest way to identify if a point is over land or ocean? e.g. for: set.seed(0) lat <- runif(10, -80, 80) lon <- runif(10, -180, 180) points <- expand.grid(lat, lon) ...
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Best Approach to display charts on a web map?

I have a very basic understanding of GIS through some basic work with openlayers in Drupal CMS. I am trying to understand what is the best approach to display a chart on a map (like the one below)? I ...
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How to interpolate GPS data correctly?

I'm working on a project that involves using linear interpolation to fit lines to lat/lng points. I'm pretty new at scientific programming related stuff, and I was wondering if people could steer me ...
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How to calculate the size a bounding box?

What formula could I use to calculate the size in Kilometres of a bounding box based on a given Southwest latitude/longitude and a Northeast latitude/longitude points? The bounding box format is ...
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When did the word “geospatial” first come into usage?

For historical reasons, I'm trying to figure out when the term "geospatial" came into use? The earliest usages I can find are from around 1994, but I would be really surprised if it wasn't used ...
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Geospatial Tools for SketchUp

I was wondering if anyone knows of geospatial tools that work in SketchUp? I know if GeoSketch, which allows a user to import ortho imagery, DEMs, shapefiles and GPS enabled photographs into SketchUp ...
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Convex Quadrilateral Polygons subdivision in equal parts using Python / OGR

Consider an irregular polygon (P) which has four vertices. I would like to subdivide P into smaller polygons as shown here http://i.stack.imgur.com/4SKhB.jpg In the old days I was using ArcGIS 9.3 ...
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Function for Selecting Points in a Polygon

I've been banging on this for a few hours, but since I'm relatively new to PostgreSQL and PostGIS, I can't find the solution. I'm trying to create a stored procedure (function) which will return all ...
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Produce raster map using universal kriging as interpolation method

I want to do kriging with external drift(universal kriging) in R. The covariate I use is in WGS84 refrence system. Because of nature of kriging which calculates distance in planar surface I have to do ...
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Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards

I was trying to understand about the OGC and OGC Standards but i got confused that are they provide standards like ieee or they provide standards that should be implemented with your application i am ...
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How to cite Geospatial Data that has been edited?

I used data from the Ordnance Survey for some maps I created. License information for the Ordnance Survey says to cite OS data like this: Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database ...
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How do I detect traffic incidents in a set of geospatial gps traces?

I have a large database of gps traces (long, lat, timestamp) and would like to see if I can detect when congestion occurs on roads from that data. Any idea's or pointers on good algorithms to use? ...
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Calculating tiles extents using some level data

I have some data looking like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <levels> <level nr="0" tileWidth="512" tileHeight="512" envSizeX="5000" envSizeY="5000" minX="465000" ...
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What are some good examples of geospatial UI's

I am interested in understanding and applying practical geo-spatial examples for some of the transportation data that I have. I have several geocodes that I will pull from the database, and display in ...
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Presenting geospatial data in Powerpoint

I am looking for a more elegant way to display geospatial data in Powerpoint. KMLs seem to be becoming the norm for quickly showing interactive geospatial data to colleagues and the general public. ...
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How to get points in bounding box by degrees for map

I have some concerns about working of BOX3D PostGIS function. I tried to find places in square -158.721365889063 66.09275164148659, 154.608712235937 52.56807548751039(degrees). But this where ...
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Shape looks like big Square in SQL Server 2008

I was provided with a polygon defined in WKT which has 4741 points and am able to insert it as a geography data type within a database in SQL Server 2008. However, when I view it using the spatial ...
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What's a good way store borehole data in SQLite / SpatiaLite?

I have a bunch of bores / wells with downhole data. The 'header' info for each borehole can easily go into a single table, but I'm wondering how best to store the downhole log data. Typically they are ...
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Openlayers Vector Layer Polygons not displaying properly with OSM

So I have an Openlayers map displaying Acetate tiles in OSM, and I'm drawing polygon regions on a vector layer to represent the countries of the world. This works fine for the most part, however, ...
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How to add a simple WFS layer from GeoServer to OpenLayers map?

I'm trying to add one of the included datasets with GeoServer to an OpenLayers map. I've followed the OpenGeo tutorials, seen similar thread on here, but I can't seem to crack it. Can somebody take a ...
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How do I determine the center point of several features in OpenLayers?

I have several polygons being drawn on a map, usually representing a country or province or state. Depending on some chosen data, different regions may be selected, so what I was hoping is that ...
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How can I transform some KML data to Sql Server 2008 using FME?

I've just downloaded FME 14 day trial. I'm trying to see how easy/hard it is to transform some KML data (a simple neighbourhood shape) into my Sql Server 2008 database using FME. I sorta don't even ...
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Point in polygon algorithm for multiple polygons

I've a Google map with bunch of polygons on it. Here is a problem I'm interested in: Given a lat,lng point, what's the best way to determine all the polygons that this point lies in? The obvious way ...
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Are large companies successfully using SQL Server GeoSpatial functionality?

I am working on a project where I have to allow users to find things that are near by. In the past I have just manually stored lat/longs and done my own calculations but I'm curious if it's worth ...
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Why is my PostGIS query not using a 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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Predict user's future location - location awareness mobile computing

This question is a part of an online course (Mobility Data Management) that I am currently auditing. A part of the project is to implement a system that can predict user's future location. This kind ...
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Examples of GIS Visualisation [closed]

Examples of GIS Visualisation [This is a community wiki post, you are inviting other members of the community to edit it - not just to correct spelling or improve formatting] Example: Dr. John Snow ...
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How does Watson solve Geography problems?

In spite of losing to humans on the geography question, Watson still won Jeopardy. The explanations regarding this incorrect answer seem a bit lame to me (at 3:40 in the video). With a logo like ...