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brand or model of handheld GPS

What brands or models of handheld GPS are only maximum weight 300g with minimum 10 hrs operational with GNSS?
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Will Toshiba Satellite 70-A-11h meet GIS student notebook requirements?

I'm just about to start a college to study GIS and I need new notebook computer. I would like a one that will last me for awhile and that can run the ArcGIS and ERDAS Imagine programmes that are ...
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Storage hardware options for large datasets

We are about to organize our data in a centralized spatial data system. The system would provide various services (mainly supporting ftp access, geodatabase editing, and several web mapping ...
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Workstations versus desktop computers for GIS applications

ArcGIS for Desktop has native 32-bit data processing limitations, which is somewhat offset by 64-bit background processing capabilities. Additionally, multiprocessing and parallel processing ...
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Desktop PC spec to run QGIS [duplicate]

I am helping a voluntary sector organisation in East London install QGIS to map 2011 Census data. I would be grateful for any advice on the spec of the Desktop PC we should purchase to run QGIS. Many ...
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Indoor positioning system hardware [closed]

I'm a software developer, dont know much about the hardware specifications and dont know where to start. (Even not sure is that the right stackexchange I should ask this question.) So, I want to know ...
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Hardware specifications for QGIS

New to QGIS, running on a Mac with adequate RAM & HD space. Looking to future I find no real hardware specifications. I want to find more information, can someone point me towards QGIS forum that ...
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Good advice regarding Mobile GIS Hardware and software for outdoor tasks?

Could anyone offer advice regarding outdoor mobile hardware and software for GPS-photos, data capture, and textual input. We don´t want to necessarily write long text, so the ability to write into ...
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Need advice on hardware/os upgrade

Forester, not a geopspatial or IT professional, currently using QGIS and SAGA for generally county level geoprocessing of multipspectral imagery and DEM's (cluster analysis, zonal statistics, stream ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 on a Dell XPS Laptop [closed]

Does anyone have any experience or knowledge of using ArcGIS 10.1 on a Dell XPS model laptop? If so, is this a good platform, or are there any particular issues. The Dell 15 comes with a Nvidia ...
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Can a Bluetooth barcode reader update a Geodatabase via ArcGIS Server on iPad?

I need the ability for a field operator (using an iPad) to select a feature in a geodatabase served via ArcGIS Server, and scan its barcode, which should be entered into the geodatabase as an ...
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ESRI 3D Analyst: Which Graphics card?

in order to make the most of ESRI´s 3D analyst I would like to order an appropriate graphics card. I have been recommended the AMD FirePro V5900 2 GB by someone who doesn´t know much about GIS hence ...
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Minimum system requirements for ArcGIS on Mac

Just looking to buy a new-ish computer for study for my PhD. I will be using ArcGIS. I know the ideally it would be best to buy all the memory and ram I can afford but I am self-funding on a low ...
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Specifications for GIS desktop hardware

I'm in the market for a new pc/laptop. Judging from what I've seen around here, a lot of people are discussing having a laptop for their personal GIS use. Portability is not an issue for me, so I'm ...
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Which processor for GIS Desktop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Looking for system specifications for a modern GIS workstation I am picking a new pc configuration for my GIS workstation. I use ESRI ArcMap and ArcCat geoprocessing ...
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Looking for quantitative evidence supporting SSD adoption

Has anyone seen quantitative evidence supporting the use of a SSD (solid state drive) in an ESRI ArcGIS Desktop workstation? Or any GIS workstation for that matter? I keep reading that SSDs can be a ...
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Solid Laptop Specs for running ArcGIS

I'm getting a Lenovo thinkpad w520 with 8gb of ram/2000m quadro GPU/2760qm Corei7 to use as my secondary work laptop. I mostly deal with large amounts of ortho photos and some GPS software. Do you ...
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Looking for system specifications for a modern GIS workstation

My current employer has given me the opportunity to design my own GIS workstation. The problem is I have no idea what is important when it comes to hardware! I have been given a datasheet from Fujitsu ...
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Are there any 3D GIS which exploit consumer level 3D HDTVs?

My company is moving into a new building and we will be purchasing a 65" or greater HDTV for the conference room. I am interested to know if there are "3D" GIS applications which currently exploit ...
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What type/model of pointing device do you use for GIS?

I've been using basic mice for a long time but have been thinking of moving either to an ergonomic mouse or trackball. Trackballs seem like they may be better for me, but it seems like manufacturers ...
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Can anyone share their experience with SpaceNavigator 3D mouse?

I was wondering if any of you had a chance to use any of the 3Dconnexion products in GIS setting? What are your experiences? Is something like SpaceNavigator worth investing into? Update: ...