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Best GIS system for high performance web application - PostGIS vs MongoDB

I am working on a web/mobile application based on location data. Since i am already familiar with MongoDB, i found the geospatial indexing of mongo is quite suitable for my needs. As i am mainly ...
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Are there any Indoor GIS platforms?

What sort of infrastructure is needed to allow me to write a simple mobile app for indoor navigation? Professor Mike Goodchild said: the average American only spends 13 percent of the time ...
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Trilateration algorithm for n amount of points

I need to find algorithm that can calculate centroid A (aka gravity center, geometric center, center of mass) from the figure where circles T1,T2,T3,T4,T5,..,Tn intersect AND length of line R from ...
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How can I determine the location of a visitor to my website?

If I want to provide a website with location appropriate content, what ways can I use to find the visitor's rough location using their IP or header information?
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What algorithm should I use for wifi geolocation?

School Pickup Use Case (update) It might be helpful to go into a more concrete use case instead of the original backyard example below. Local law enforcement has started cracking down on use text ...
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Mobile Data collection options

What COTS software is available to do mobile data collection, with GPS positioning. Map display not required. I'm looking across the board (platform wise). I'm already aware of... RhinoSpect ...
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Is there a smartphone app for mobile asset logging?

I'm after a recommendation for a smartphone app (iPhone or Android) to log asset information for litter bins. I need the following features GPS geotagged photos Form with drop down menus for user ...
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What is the most appropriate journal for publishing a paper about data collection with QGIS and mobile equipment?

I am a QGIS user, and a few months ago, we used QGIS on a PC Tablet to collect data on nesting birds on a cliff directly on the field. The principle is to have QGIS installed on a PC-Tablet with an ...
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What native spatially-enabled SDK options are there to deploy GIS data on iOS and Android mobile devices?

I am only interested in iOS and Android options that allow me to build native solutions to render/collect data. Response time is very important, since I want to be able to draw many geometries - not ...
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Alternatives to Shapefiles as open-source, cross platform dataset types

I am working on software that is very ESRI oriented, but a future version will likely not be using ESRI software. It uses Shapefiles and Geodatabases. I'm planning on getting all of my data to ...
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Can I collect Seismic data with an array of cell phones?

Suppose I have an array of cell phones, each having: an accelerometer a clock a GPS receiver Windows Phone 7 (WP7) How hard would it be to write a program so that synchronizes the phones to a ...
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How does WiFiSLAM work?

Apple recently acquired WifiSlam. How does their technology work? Their website doesn't go into much detail. Allow your smartphone to pinpoint its location (and the location of your friends) ...
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Future of ArcGIS Mobile

I'm not sure we can get a straight answer from ESRI on this question at his point because there is so much uncertainty with Microsoft in this area right now but "What is the future of ArcGIS Mobile ...
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Creating simple maps to view on Mobile devices?

My organization wants to create a few maps that will be interactive and viewable via phones (android, iphones,etc) and ipads. We already have a solution using Geocortex (Silverlight) for browser ...
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What GIS applications use Google Glass?

From techcrunch. I see a lot of press coverage about Google Glass, yet I haven't seen details of GIS apps that use it. What GIS applications use Google Glass?
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Mobile offline mapping and editing of shapefiles

I've got a client that wants to create a mobile app that can view and edit shapefiles stored locally on the device to enable it to work offline. There is a possibility of converting the shapefiles to ...
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Using android phone to plot GPS points?

I was wondering if I could use my android phone (HTC Wildfire) to plot gps points and export these into GIS software (I have QGIS and MapInfo). Thanks, Alan
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What technique is used to acquire client location?

So far I know how to grab the client location to a application or web application by using the users geolocation or GPS location. I remember the possibility of finding the users approximate location ...
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How to become a GIS Mobile Developer?

I am mid level GIS Analyst\GPS Coordinator who would like to become a GIS mobile developer at some point. At my workplace we work in the ESRI Platform,ArcGIS Server etc Being a GIS Analyst without any ...
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Possible ways to display maps offline, inside mobile hybrid app

I want to develop a mobile hybrid application to run on both Android & iPhone devices in which i want to display my own map data. I have the SHP files with the data i need. I have Geoserver and ...
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How do I use HTML5 Storage to cache mapservice data?

I would like to develop a web app that runs on any device (including iPad and iPhone) in a disconnected mode. It is OK if the user is required to browse around and download mapservice data to a local ...
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How to find a point half way between two other points?

I'm working on implementing the OSM Mobile Binary format for map data, and because it uses a 16 bit delta for each point along a way, it cannot represent a way if there is a large distance between two ...
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What type of OS is best for ESRI mobile Development?

I know there is going to be varied opinions on this question. We're being asked to create some mobile maps for various departments in our county. This happens to come at a time when AT&T has ...
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Field Data Collection Tool

I'm new to Stackexchange so please forgive me if I make an error in how I ask my question. I'm investigating the options available to my employer for the development of a Geological Field Data ...
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Any way to use a local background map in ArcGIS Mobile

My customer requirement is to support a MrSID image directly in ArcGIS Mobile. The details are sketchy but I think the intent is that they want a local background raster Map while the ...
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How To Do OpenLayers.Mobile Popup

It seems that the OpenLayers.mobile.js library (v 2.12) doesn't have a popup class. Does anyone know how to do a popup with the mobile version? I'm using some code that i ported over form normal OL ...
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Will mousedown events fire with Touch events on OpenLayers mobile?

I can't get the mousedown event to fire on a mobile device when I click on a marker. I'm using openlayers 2.11 with TouchNavigation. The mousedown event fires just fine in Chrome on my Desktop. Are ...
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Does a national(USA) interstate rest stop/rest area dataset exist?

And I don't care about format--worry about that later! I found some maps in Google maps, usually per state. I also have one map made my someone else, that no longer appears in the Google Maps search ...
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OpenLayers on mobile device: possible to use local map tiles?

Is that possible for an OpenLayers app (running on mobile device) to load the map tiles that are deployed in the device, if the app is able to access these files (e.g., using PhoneGap)? from this ...
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Best format for maps on mobile device with routing functionality

I am trying to choose the best file format for maps that meets these requirements: There are command line tools to convert from .osm data Are compact enough for mobile devices and internet download ...
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OpenLayers on iPhone with navigation: marker-click event won't work

I'm making a map with openlayers. For the navigation on the iPhone I added OpenLayers.Control.Navigation(), so zoom and pan work fine. On the desktop, i can click a marker and a popup appears. But on ...
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How to serve local maps for an offline HTML5 webmapping app?

How could one serve maps (tiles in wherever format possible) within a Android device to be consumed by an offline webmapping app also accessed within the device's browser?
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Choosing web/mobile mapping API

We are building a spatial application targeted to laypeople which will involve viewing and editing vector geodata (currently just points, but linestrings and polygons in the future) with a raster ...
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Generate Mobile Map Cache from ArcObjects

As of ArcGIS 10, is there a way to generate a mobile map cache using ArcObjects? This can be done in a stand-alone Python script: ...
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OpenLayers for Android: why does a popup panel show up twice?

I use Moto Xoom (Android V3.0 touch pad) browse the example "OpenLayers with Sencha Touch", when I click button "LayerList", the associated popup panel doesn't show up smoothly. it will show once, ...
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which mobile gis application developing is better for me [closed]

I want to develop a mobile app with the following features: work offline on mobile and don't need access to the internet (disconnect mode) can import layers to it in public extensions (shape file, ...
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Mobile, Offline viewer for geographic data

Currently, field crews consumer geographic data via laptop (no internet, no gps). ArcReader. I would like to get them shapefiles (or some derivative of a shapefile) on a mobile platform (smartphone) ...
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How to get a Leaflet app with a big GeoJSON file to work on mobile devices?

I have a leaflet app which displays a GeoJSON file as a layer. It works fine in the web browser. On the mobile browser it starts up, but quits after panning around on the map. I think the reason for ...
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How to get “Pinching” in Openlayers working on Android?

If you go to THIS OpenLayers Mobile example on android you'll notice that "pinching" for zooming does not work. But it works for iPhone and iPad. Anyone know how i can get "pinching" to work on ...
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How to capture accurate GPS points using mobile devices?

I'm currently working in Vietnam as a climbing guide, but am putting my GIS skills to use by doing a side project for the company involving the mapping of climbing routes. Along with another employee ...
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Can JQuery Mobile UI provide a user-created attribute table for a user-created point feature?

I'm looking into using the JQuery Mobile UI, and I would like the user of the app to be able to create their own point on the map and add a few short attributes. Any idea if this is possible? Thanks ...
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Visualization of Geographical information on mobile devices

To complete my thesis i have to develop mobile GIS application which will test/handle some issue related to visualization presentation of geographical/spatial information on mobile devices. I will ...
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Android ArcGIS Javascript 2.2

The website claims that touch gestures are supported for Android browsers. I'm running 2.2 and have not been able to get touch gestures to work. What can be done to enable it? This works for iPhone ...
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Place recognition with WiFi [closed]

I'm looking for some algorithm able to better recognize the geometry place only exploiting wi-fi antennas. I read about place recognition is divided in two classes: geometry and fingerprint. I'm ...
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Advantages of a GPS enabled PDA for field asset management

I'm having some trouble trying to convince some people of the advantages of having a entry level GPS enabled PDA for asset management. I've been asked to look into GPS enabled cameras, I've since ...
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Why mobile routing is so fast?

Why my mobile GPS routing calculates routes almost instantly and using pgRouting in my robust PC is so time costly ? EDIT: My test: In my cellphone (Android 4.2.2 - 1G RAM - Dual core - Arm v9) I ...
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Is it necessary to use a third party service for serving this case?

I have been assigned a task to help build a mobile app, which only shows terrain view of map with a fixed (min/max) zoom level based on mobile phone position and moveable markers which are provided ...
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Open Source Tools for Mobile GIS app development?

I want to create a complete Map application with the facilities of edit geometry and attributes of layers. The server and client for the application should be some open source tools. The application ...
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Techniques for offline reverse geocoding on a mobile device?

I am working on a mobile mapping application (currently iOS, eventually Android) - and I am struggling with how to best support reverse geocoding from lat/long to Country/State without using an online ...
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Can esri ipad app consume web mapping service?

Can the ESRI app for the iPad consume regular web mapping services, or do I need to publish services for this app as Mobile project services?