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How to learn basics of ArcObjects? [duplicate]

I wish to start learning ArcObjects and I have some basic knowledge in .NET. I am looking for materials (books, e-books) to start learning it and have heard about "Getting To Know ArcObjects" by ...
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Looking for an “introduction to photogrammetry” book with a well documented chapter on UAV

I would like to recommend a book for my students to learn the basis of photogrammetry. I've read "Introduction to modern photogrammetry", 2001, from Mikhaïl, Bethel and McGlone. Unfortunately, the ...
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New python GIS Programmer : Fundamentals of the Python Language for ArcGIS [closed]

I am new to programming and I'm trying to learn "Fundamentals of the Python Language for ArcGIS" and then I've been trying to compile an example code but python GUI keeps throwing throwing this error ...
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Using ArcScripts

I use ArcGIS 10 I want to use an arcscript to compute an index of ruggedness for each cell of my map. For this purpose, I found, Evan's TRI.aml script here: ...
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Roadmap to creating a GIS?

Got asked that today in a job interview, I replied with the usual : Gather Data : what data do we want, do we possess it ? If not how to do we acquire it, etc. Database : after we have successfully ...
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Advice on learning Remote Sensing software? [closed]

Can you please advice me on which Remote Sensing software ? Which one is popular ? Which one is the least ? Which one is the easy to learn curve ? Pros and Cons welcome ?
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Good Learning Resources [duplicate]

I am very new to the GIS, maps, openlayer , mapserver etc Can someone recommend some good intro resources that can start from basics and build up. Thanks
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How to learn ArcGIS Server? [closed]

I have SQL Server, ArcGIS Server Standard Enterprise 10.0 - and I am new to both. How can I learn to use it. I want to learn ArcSDE but i am unable to understand it. Is ArcSDE available with ArcGIS ...
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Help choosing most suitable gis for archaeology

I will start on project in archaeology where I'll have to start using GIS. I only tried using ArcGIS a while ago but for the rest i have no experience. What platform would you suggest I start on? ...
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Which topics are fundamental to ArcGIS for Desktop?

Similar to Which topics are essential for a crash course in QGIS?, which topics are fundamental to ArcGIS for Desktop? Basic through advanced topics are welcome. Should be freely accessible to all. ...
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What should QGIS course for advanced ArcGIS Desktop users cover?

I will build a 16 hour (2 day) course on QGIS for ArcGIS users. The target users that breathe and sleep ArcGIS. As we're trying to reduce our costs, we're thinking of switching some people to QGIS and ...
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Which topics are essential for a crash course in QGIS?

What topics do you think are essential in a 25-hour "crash course" introduction for Quantum GIS? What topics do you think are nice extras to be included in such a course? Target audience: Zero or ...
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GIS developer blogs … recommendations?

I'm looking for recommendations for GIS blogs ... specifically GIS developer blogs. I'm less interested in the geography than in how apps are put together. I'd like to keep up with ESRI ArcGIS as ...
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Need to learn more about Precision and Accuracy

I am currently taking Introduction to Image Interpretation online and there is a section in it that talks about Precision and Accuracy. I wanted to know if someone out there has any good information ...
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GIS learning resources for a .NET developer

There are couple of questions which are related to learning GIS or GIS skill sets here but I would like to ask very specific question. My current skills: I don't claim that I am a good programmer ...
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Research papers on SWE (Sensor Web Enablement) and SOS (Sensor Observation Service) with security

I am looking for research papers (conference/journals) on the topic of SWE (Sensor Web Enablement) and SOS (Sensor Observation Service) also dealing/including security aspects. I have already found ...
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How do GIS web apps work?

I am completely new to GIS and therefore have questions regarding how the GIS Web development should be made, because the entire concept still confuses me. So, imagine I have a map. And by this, i ...
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GIS and RS MSc interview questions?

I have applied for GIS and RS Msc and GIS and RS Diploma courses in a university. They called me for an interview. They will select me to either MSc or to Diploma based on my performance. Please help ...
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Do you know of any sites where I could find some cool recreational shapefiles?

Do you know of any sites that I could find some cool recreational shapefiles? An example would be shapefile of the golf courses, ski resorts, or maybe baseball fields in the united states?
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Free GIS workshops, tutorials, and applied learning material

Note 1: Please enter answers separately or feel free to edit this post directly Note 2: Please report on any broken links so they can be removed This thread lists free as in $0 workshops in GIS and ...
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Does google maps use elevation to calculate travel distance?

For example, lets say I have two parallel roads with starting point and ending point 1 mile apart. The left hand road is as flat and straight as an arrow. The right hand road is also ...
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Is there GIS Video “that Mom can understand”?

Working as a professional within the GIS discipline, I often find it challenging to describe to people what GIS is (in a face to face conversation). Telling them that GIS stands for Geographic ...
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List of GIS Challenges, Competitions or Puzzles

In software development there are tons of various challenges or competitions, just take a look at stackoverflow. Also, there are challenges with huge prizes involved, such as for netflix competition ...
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Learning how to use Mapinfo Professional ?

I am wondering if there is a good website where can I learn how to use Map Info Professional ? I am an advanced ArcGIS user and am a beginner MapInfo. Thanks. What I mean "Good website" I mean they ...
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Best book for learning ArcGIS functionality?

I was wondering what the best book(s) for learning how to use most of the ArcGIS functionality were that I could use in conjunction with books on the theory of GIS since even though I can understand ...
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Getting started with Arcobjects

What is the best route or place to get started with arcobjects if one is not a developer and not aiming to become a developer? I've been using gis professionally for a long time, almost two decades, ...
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Where should I start advanced GIS learning

I am relatively familiar with most of the GIS stuff. I develop GIS applications as well with open source offerings. Still I find some lapses in my theoretical knowledge in GIS. What resources can you ...
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What is a typical GIS configuration?

In a typical GIS setup what are the different components that need to be there? For example: there needs to be a client program that can show the tiles and layers there needs to be some GIS server ...
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Use of GIS in fixed telecommunication network management

I want to get an idea how GIS can be used in fixed line telecommunication management? there are open source GIS tools as well as Proprietary tools as well. what is the best tool can be used in above ? ...
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What are Raster and Vector data in GIS and when to use?

What are raster and vector data in the GIS context? In general terms what applications, processes, or analysis are each suited for? (And not suited for!) In answering someone's question today, I ...
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What is the single most influential book every GIS professional should read?

If you could go back in time and tell yourself to read a specific book/text/guide/tutorial at the beginning of your career as a gis-developer, which book would it be? I expect this list to be varied ...
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Computer vision/Image processing degrees [closed]

I just want to ask. Where do you recommend someone to take a "Computer vision/Image processing" related degree ONLINE? Thanks.
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Reading BSQ file format

is there a way to open BSQ file format in IDL? thanks in advance.
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Tutorials for UML/GML

Do you know any good tutorials or any resources for learning from the beginning UML and GML ? I am asking because (later) i would like to learn how to make a application schemas in context of ...
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How do I explain what GIS is in a business context

This is hypothetical so don't ask for details: I've heard of this GIS thing with computers and maps and stuff and it sounds like it might apply to this project I'm working on. Could you explain what ...
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How do I get started with PostGis

I have been reading a lot about it, but I am struggling to find a good beginner's guide. Which tutorials/books do you recommend? My past experience involves python and arcgis. But I have never worked ...
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Is it common to save geographic coordinates in minutes instead of degrees?

Are there any communities or fields where it is common to save geographic coordinates in minutes instead of degrees? (I just received a batch of addresses referenced that way and it made me wonder.) ...
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Official term for latitude longitude coordinate system?

May I know what is the correct specific term for latitude longitude coordinate system? With "Geographic Coordinate", it seems to be a general term for every other system?
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The arctic circle moves?

I heard today that the Arctic Circle, along with it's siblings the Antarctic Circle and the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, are different from year to year. Is that true? Can you please explain ...
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Define the “system” in Geographic Information System

When speaking or writing about GIS all too often the concept in peoples' minds for Geographic Information Systems can be rephrased as "the software for map data". While software is integral to GIS, ...
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Another Student in Need of Career Advice

I would like to apologize in advance for asking yet another "what should I do with my life" type of question. I am currently a senior who is very close to finishing up my B.S. in Information Systems. ...
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How to interpret GRASS v.kernel results?

GRASS manual reads: v.kernel - Generates a raster density map from vector points data using a moving 2D isotropic Gaussian kernel ... Ok, but how do I interpret the results? I understand that ...
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How can I add an interactive map to a PDF?

I have been asked to add an interactive map to my company's annual report. The requirements are that it should have multiple layers that can be turned on and off, zoom in/out and pan functionality, ...
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Organization in a GIS Shop

This question is about staying organized and current on all your to dos and project tasks. For me I am an avid user of GTD and a variety of online tools such as evernote, toodledo, and gmail. I ...
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GIS scholarship sources

What are good sources to find GIS scholarships?
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How do I develop my GIS programming skills?

I would like to develop my GIS programming skills, where do I start? People say learn C++ or Python but where can I learn this in a geographic context? Tutorials or anything would be very helpful, as ...
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Define “geospatial data” for a non-GIS professional

I realize this is a sort of a subjective question, but I've seen other subjective questions on the site, so I thought it I'd put it out there. A colleague recently had a request for "geospatial data" ...
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Podcasts related to geospatial technologies

Here I would like to make a list of the best podcasts related to geospatial technologies. Do you listen to any? Do you find them interesting and informative? One podcast per answer, please.
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How do I explain what GIS is for the 11 year old kid?

Well, since it was one of the highest rated proposed questions, hasn't been asked yet, and I would love to know the answer, I thought I'd ask it. How do I explain what GIS is for the 11 year old kid? ...
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Good conferences for Spatial/GIS developers

What are good conferences for GIS and spatial developers to attend. For ESRI desktop users I think the User Conference is a must attend but if you are an ESRI developer I think the ESRI developer ...