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About FME and how much is it used in the GIS industry [on hold]

Because I've been noticing that some internships are requesting some know-how of this tool. I would like to ask how is it used in the industry? What do you use it for at your job? Where could you ...
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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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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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Free / Open source GIS Education sources

I'm looking for free / open source GIS education sources for advanced GIS users. Specifically sources that cover programming, spatial analysis, modeling, spatial databases / data management. I use ...
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Industry-based examples of using Python in geoprocessing and arcpy

I was asked recently by some students what types of operations GIS Analyst/Developer are usually trying to automate by using Python with geoprocessing in ArcGIS and ArcPy site package. I guess it ...
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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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Can I use a ArcGIS 10.1 book for ArcGIS 10.3?

To learn ArcGIS, I'm going to purchase a home license of ArcGIS 10.3. But because 10.3 just came out, there are no books out yet. Will a 10.1 book suffice, or are there too many changes? Looking at ...
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Learning resources - Getting started with development for ArcGis Online

I would like to develop search widget / find task for feature layer at ArcGis online website. I would love to get some resources for that (reading links, videos) for getting started. so far i've ...
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Are there any good MOOCs (online training courses) for remote sensing?

I'm looking for a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) for remote sensing. Does anyone know if there is currently running or if is there any change to begin in the future any MOOC for remote sensing?
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Need Oracle spatial tutorials

I am working on Oracle spatial 11g and I am referring to Oracle docs as a learning resource. Does anyone know any more Oracle Spatial tutorials ? We want to integrate Oracle Spatial data with ...
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Great GIS, maps & cartography quotes

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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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 are some resources for learning ArcPy?

I would like to learn ArcPy, but I do not know quite where to begin. Does anyone have any good advice on where I should start to learn ArcPy?
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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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General GIS Questions for Job interviews

I am trying to gather general GIS questions that are asked in an interview process, not related to any particular software but questions that can test one's core knowledge about GIS. I will ...
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GIS through Games: Ideas or Links [closed]

I'm managing a project - http://nepanode.anl.gov aimed at improving data awareness and sharing around Environmental impact analysis. I'm struggling to come up with ways to engage users and show them ...
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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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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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Are FOSS4G conference presentations available online?

I'm wondering if anyone has knows of links to a website(s) where previous FOSS4G conference presentations are available online. I would like to: watch recorded video presentations, listen to audio ...
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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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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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What is Change Detection and how I can perform such analysis with open source tools?

From wikipedia page: Change detection for GIS (geographical information systems) is a process that measures how the attributes of a particular area have changed between two or more time periods. ...
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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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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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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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How to migrate from ArcGIS for Desktop to QGIS?

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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What books, journals, and electronic resources are most valuable for expanding knowledge of GIS?

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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Learning to think spatially rather than just follow point and click tutorials

The college I work for is considering revamping their intro to GIS course. Traditionally, they've used the ESRI suite but are now open to using other options. There are two factors responsible for the ...
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Skill requirements and resources to run a private GIS consultancy/ GIS service providing firm?

I'm planning to make a private GIS service providing firm in the coming years. I just wanted to know what skills and resources are required to set up such a firm? I'm aware that the software, hardware ...
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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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How to learn ArcObjects (.NET, C#) for desktop applications but having only Arcmap desktop license?

How can I learn .NET and C# for desktop applications having only a desktop license? I want to upgrade myself in the development side so I'm trying to learn this stuff and I'm searching all the ...
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Python literature relevant to QGIS

Python for ArcGIS is a book that I have been looking at. Does anyone know if this would be applicable in QGIS? I am not looking to write application/plugins, simply get better at understanding ...
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How easily can you pick up ArcGIS for Desktop if currently learning through QGIS on a Mac? [closed]

I'm currently trying to teach myself GIS and I have some really basic questions. I apologize if this has already been asked, but I have yet to find an answer to my question. So since I use a mac and ...
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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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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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Completely new to GDAL: please help me with the best way to study it

This is the first time that I post here so pardon me for asking such a beginner question. I'm completely new to GDAL and I'm going to use it to work with satellite images, DEMs, etc. I have some ...
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How to select all cities in Germany from city and country layer?

I have 2 layers: layer_1: countries of europe, layer_2: cities of europe I want to create (and then save) a layer_3 which would be all the cities of Germany. Is there any good tutorial of how can i ...
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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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What are the best news resources for the GIS community?

I currently rely on a mixture of mailing lists, twitter and a couple of blogs. What do you find as an indispensable part of your GIS media intake?
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A comprehensive, user-friendly GDAL manual?

I'm becoming a real fan of using GDAL tools in a bash terminal. However, I quite often get stuck trying to solve particular problems, or getting syntaxes right. Apart from the details provided in the ...
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Reprojection - Learning the ins and outs

I would like to expand my knowledge coordinate systems, projections and reprojecting data, with a view of writing a reprojection engine. Could you provide me with some resources (books, websites, ...
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Idiots guide to expressions for QGIS

I have no formal training in GIS and have learned on the fly with ArcGIS 9.3 at work and have been dabbling with QGIS on my own time for my business. Is there any resource recommendations ingeneral ...
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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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Looking for material for learning geospatial development in Java

I want to begin using Java for geospatial development. For the purpose of learning I am interested in suggestions on some books, web sites, etc. (i.e. reference materials) that would help me out. ...
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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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Looking for literature on correcting one DEM with another

I am looking for some scientific papers (any language) according how to deal with the correction of one DEM with a other (such as ASTER with SRTM). Any idea? Thanks!
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Which pgrouting workshop or tutorial is most current?

Please recommend pgrouting tutorials or workshops that are most current. I ask because I just read a post that claims a tutorial is deprecated. (see osm2po vs osm2pgrouting: workshop post) I am ...
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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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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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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 ...