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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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Learning resources for GDAL?

I quite often get stuck trying to solve particular problems, or getting syntaxes right. Apart from the details provided in the links on GDAL Utilities, does anyone know of any 3rd party resources/...
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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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ArcGIS Runtime .NET resources

Are there any books/blogs/youtube channels/websites, for beginners, that provide training for ArcGIS Runtime for .NET (C#). I know of this Add a map to your app resource provided by ESRI (which seems ...
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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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Story Map - good tutorials?

I am fairly new to ArcGIS and just wanted to know if anyone knew of any particularly helpful tutorials online or books for making story maps?
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Simple article to explain how GIS work? [closed]

I'm just a user of GPS and GoogleMaps/OpenStreetMap. I don't have the maths to understand how they work, but am curious to learn. Is there a good, newbie-accessible article that explains in simple ...
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Starting with GIS For Developers? [duplicate]

I'm a programmer, and I'll probably have to write code for some kind of a Geoserver based platform. (probably will have to maintain the server too). My knowledge in geography is (shamefully) quite ...
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Looking for advanced GeoServer tutorials?

What are sources where I can learn how to use GeoServer? I know of these two sites: http://geoserver.org/ - which in fact is not working (at least at the moment) http://workshops.opengeo.org/...
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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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where to find good GDAL training [duplicate]

Can anyone list out great sources of GDAL training? Books, videos, companies and/or people offering tutoring?
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Methodology for Image Classification (beginner) [closed]

I'm a beginner with remote sensing and have the task of creating a land use/land cover map of a region in India from IRS imagery. I've never performed an image classification before, although I do ...
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Instructor led Web mapping development courses? [closed]

I have been messing around with programing for a while now and have gotten proficient with Python and have some interest in HTML 5 and Javascript. I have recently received a request for an IRD (...
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Getting started with Geotools? [closed]

I want to get full guidance for using geotools from scratch in Java language. Can you show me the path or give me the suggestions about where I can start this? I am an intermediate level of java ...
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Getting started with GeoJSON using Python [closed]

I am a GIS analyst who knows ArcGIS and Python pretty well and have used QGIS. I am attempting to learn about GeoJSON and web-mapping. I am looking for suggestions on tutorials explaining GeoJSON, and ...
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How is Reprojection done in QGIS [duplicate]

am using QGIS 2.14.1: How i Reproject a point dataset i have into a different format? eg. wgs84 to local system Am New to QGIS, Switching from ArcGIS to QGIS
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Translating ArcPy Commands to GDAL Equivalents? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out GDAL equivalencies to the following arcpy functions: arcpy.env.overwriteOutput() arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management() arcpy.SpatialJoin_analysis() arcpy.da.SearchCursor() ...
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Seeking Federal Government or Public-Sector Oriented GIS Community of Learning/Practice?

Does anyone know if a public-sector oriented, or ideally, a federal government community of learning/practice for GIS exists? I have yet to begin really using GIS for my current position but I'm ...
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Does anybody have a link to a video or tutorial on how to georeference an image file with a crossection in ArcScene?

I am looking to put together a 3D site conceptual model. I have subsurface data as well as surface data and would like to display it in ArcScene. How do I georeference a crossection so that it ...
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Using MODTRAN 5?

I am trying to use MODTRAN 5 for atmospheric correction as well as retrieving atmospheric transmittance. Could anyone please help me with the basic MODTRAN 5? There's no video tutorial/guideline on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Tutorial for OpenLayers? [on hold]

I need to create a web map showing many raster layers. I am using mapserver and want to use Openlayers, however I can't find any good tutorial about it. I see a couple of old questions (1 and 2) ...
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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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Industry-based examples of using ArcPy in Python for Geoprocessing?

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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Using ArcGIS for Desktop when learning via QGIS? [closed]

I'm currently trying to teach myself GIS. I use a Mac and have limited access to ArcGIS for Desktop at a library, so I'm thinking about going the QGIS route. My concern is that most job vacancies ...
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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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Tutorials, examples of datasets to network datasets? [duplicate]

I am having a lot of problems finding road networks and converting to a working network dataset to perform location allocation. Is there any tutorials, examples where they take free datasets (TIGER,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Best example of a GIS project gone wrong

I would like to know some examples of GIS projects that have gone wrong. i.e. Bad decisions would/were made, based upon the GIS output from that project. I am not looking at naming and shaming ...
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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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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 to learn ArcObjects (.NET, C#) for desktop applications but having only Arcmap desktop license? [closed]

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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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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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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Learning QGIS Resources [duplicate]

I am mainly an ESRI user but want to begin branching out into opensource solutions. I wanted to start looking a QGIS and was interested to know what other resources people were using to learn the ...
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GIS developer blogs … recommendations? [closed]

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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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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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 ...