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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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Spatial reference for dummies?

Can anyone recommend a good reference or tutorial that explains the principles of spatial references, projections, and coordinate systems? We are a small team of programmers working with GIS ...
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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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GIS and RS MSc interview questions? [closed]

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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Distributed & Cloud GIS Resources

Are there any definitive research papers, web resources, or (text)books on distributed GIS? Topics I'm interested in are: Parallelism of sequential spatial algorithms Frameworks for implementing GIS ...
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Resources for python scripting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: QGIS tutorials and resources I would like to know regarding the available resources for starting to learn about python scripting for QGIS.
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GIS applications used in Civil Engineering & sources for acquiring more GIS knowledge

I have finished my masters in GIS in August 2009. Since then I have been working full time. My background is in Civil engineering. I do not know many people from similar background getting into this ...
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Sites with recreational shapefiles for United States?

Do you know of any sites that I could find some recreational shapefiles? An example would be shapefiles of 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 [closed]

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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GIS for Telecommunication

I previously asked this question in mapinfo-L (google groups). Since, I think that GIS & Telecommunication is broad subject, I think GIS SE is the correct platform to ask these questions: What ...
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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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What resources can you suggest for making beautiful online Maps or Mapping applications?

As a GIS developer, my design skills are rather limited. Are there any links, books or resources, that you would suggest to make my online maps more pleasing and beautiful?
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Book for learning ArcGIS Desktop functionality?

I was wondering what book(s) is/are available for learning ArcGIS Desktop functionality. I would like to use one in conjunction with books on the theory of GIS since even though I can understand the ...
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Styling road maps with QGIS?

I am trying to design a beautiful map using QGIS. As I'm a software developer not a designer, I was hoping that this will be easy, but it isn't! There is a similar question here Where to find QGIS ...
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Spatial databases learning resources for newbies

Would be taking up a course on spatial databases next semester. Would anybody know a newbie friendly introductory resource? A vendor neutral one would be preferable. Thanks.
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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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GIS/Geospatial Podcast

I wanted to know if there are any free available to download informative GIS/Geospatial audio or video podcast other than ESRI Instructional Series Podcasts and Speaker Series Podcasts in the market. ...
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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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How to Start Web Mapping?

I want to start working on a web map at work to map some of our statistics by city. I have an idea, but I'm not exactly sure where to start. Are there any definitive resources that provide step ...
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How to migrate from ArcGIS for Desktop to QGIS? [closed]

Our lab has about 10 projects in ArcGIS 9 (a couple are made in ArcGIS 10) that includes the following in each: A georeferenced (WGS1984 geographical projection) raster seafloor image, representing ...
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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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Modeling Telecommunications Infrastructure in GIS?

I am looking for resources that will help me to model telecommunications infrastructure of a small town/campus in GIS. Can anyone suggest where to look for: A telecommunications GIS data model (I ...
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What is the single most influential book every GIS professional should read? [closed]

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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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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Where to find QGIS tutorials and web resources?

I wish to familiarize myself with the capabilities of QGIS. I have downloaded the program, but apart from basic loading of data, I am lost (even after reading the help file). Can you recommend me ...
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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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Getting started with PostGIS?

I have been reading a lot about PostGIS, but I am struggling to find a good beginner's guide. Which tutorials/books do you recommend?
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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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Resources for learning Python programming with generic GIS goals in mind?

In your opinion, what is the best book/site to learn Python with GIS goals in mind? By "best", I mean: not very long (book) easy to understand (book/site) good practical examples (book/site) For ...
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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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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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Great GIS, maps & cartography quotes [closed]

Programmers' list has been a pleasure to read. Stats' list is growing fast as well. So perhaps there is a place for separate one on this site? Please share your nuggets of wisdom / humour / ...
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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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What books, journals, and electronic resources are most valuable for expanding knowledge of GIS? [closed]

What books, journals, and/or electronic resources have you found most valuable for expanding your knowledge in the GI field? To which of them you come back most often? One item per post please, and ...
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News resources for GIS community?

I currently rely on a mixture of mailing lists, twitter and a couple of blogs. What do you use for your GIS media intake, and why?
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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 ...