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Upgrading notebook performance for ArcMap [on hold]

I have bought a new computer to improve performance in ArcGIS. Specs: i5 4200H 2.80 ghz GTX850M 2 gb GDDR3 4 gb DDR3 (probably 1600 mhz) 500 gb 5400 rpm hdd But when I try to add big ...
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What is an inexpensive way to map underground Utilities, like pipes, gas lines and telephone lines

I just got hired on to a small local government i am sill learning the ropes as a GIS Analyst. What is an inexpensive way to map underground Utilities, like pipes, gas lines and telephone lines? What ...
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Hardware requirements for one instance Geoserver/PostGIS

What hardware minimun requirements do you recomend for one instance of geoserver and postgis and 20 concurrent users? Vectorial data stored in PostGIS is around 20 MB only. I need the ammount of RAM, ...
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Which monitor for working on printable maps?

I have a 24" monitor with a resolution of 1920x1080. Mostly I'm working on printable maps in QGIS. The size of some labels is sometimes smaller then 5mm on the final printed map. At my monitor this ...
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Hardware requirements for a modern GIS workstation [duplicate]

I need an advice on what hardware configuration would be most efficient for a modern GIS professional. Should I go for out-of-the-box HP/DELL workstations or should I assemble different parts? Note: ...
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Recommended ArcGIS Server and RDBMS layout on these two machines?

We're looking at setting up ArcGIS Server with Postgres for the RDBMS. We have two machines, one aging and a new hotness. What is the best implementation strategy with these resources? Should we put ...
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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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Quantitative evidence supporting Solid State Drive (SSD) adoption for ArcGIS Desktop workstations?

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: ...