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Is 2Gb RAM enough to run ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am on a budget and I want to buy a laptop solely for the purposes of using Arcmap and nothing else. The laptop I am going to buy is as follows: HP Stream 11-d061na 11.6 Intel Celeron N2840 dual ...
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Is it better to take the elevation of a GPS unit or that of a Digital Elevation Model?

When searching of gps routes in wikiloc, for the trailrunning race "Transvulcania" I have several routes to look. I downloaded a lot, but every route has a distance between 71 kilometers and 74 ...
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Hardware Requirements ? Overpowered?

I'm running a i3 3,1 GHz Machine, 4 GB of RAM with an onboard Graphic Chip. I build a small GIS with Mapbender3, Geoserver based on PostGIS data. It's running pretty fluid from what i can see. Now i ...
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What is a good, small GPS data logger that stores accuracy information?

I'm looking for a small GPS data logger for geotagging photos, and I've had trouble finding one that meets my requirements: Small, key-fob size would be ideal. It should also store its tracks on ...
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Will external antenna on handheld GPS improve location in a forest?

I want to improve the probable accuracy of waypoints that I collect during vegetation surveys on foot, where the canopy is overhead and continuous. My handheld receiver unit is a Garmin GPS 60 ...
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CPUs to process lidar data using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am looking to build a computer to process data in ArcGIS 10.2.2. The main use will be to rasterize 10-100's GBs of lidar data. However, I am unclear as to the capabilities of ArcGIS 10.2.2 to ...
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Trimble GeoXH Geoexplorer 2008 COM1 problem

I am using TerraSync and getting an error: GPS: The COM port is already configured for use by another device. Does anyone know how to correct this so I can start using my bluetooth connection ...
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Which hardware for running FME 2015 on linux

I am running FME on Xubuntu. It works very fine save for some minor glitches with the inspector. I am planning on setting up a couple of rather heavy vector calculations (areaonarea,buffering and ...
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Arduino compatible GPS modules with support for GAGAN SBAS and 10Hz rate support

Looking for an Arduino compatible GPS module that supports: - GAGAN SBAS AND - 10Hz update rate Any suggestions? Not able to find one that meets both requirements. Thank you.
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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 [closed]

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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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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Choosing graphics card for ArcGIS 3D Analyst?

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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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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Can anyone share their experience with SpaceNavigator 3D mouse? [closed]

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: ...