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Would PostGIS offer an advantage over MySQL for a produce farm application?

I have a web app that stores the locations of farms in West Michigan. You can search for a product (e.g. "broccoli") and it will show you all the farms that grow that product. Right now I'm using ...
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How to Geocode 300,000 addresses on the fly?

I have a database which has 300,000 address, which are to be shown on map. I know if I geo-code all the address it will be too expensive for me. So I was wondering if it is possible to geo-code the ...
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Find points within a distance using MySQL

I have a mySQL table with user name, latitude and longitude of the user. I would like to get a list of user who are inside the circle or square of a given latitude and longitude with given distance. ...
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Drawing polyline that grows as the car moves by taking data from MySql and PHP in Google API

I wanted to show the polyline on google Map as car moves with animation (like in this site: http://econym.org.uk/gmap/example_cartrip2.htm) by taking data from MySQL and PHP. For that i refered the ...
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What constitutes a valid spatial layer when connecting QGIS to MySQL?

I'm trying to work with a MySQL 5.5 table using QGIS 1.8. I can do "Add Vector Layer", choose "Database", and successfully connect to the MySQL connection I previously set up. QGIS shows me a "...
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Comparing TIGERLine 2006 (and prior) With New Shapefile Format

I have created a geo database using MySQL and the TIGERLine data files available from the US Census. This is actually an MSSQL database I created that I've transfered to MySQL. Everything works ...
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Converting Shapefile to MySQL?

I have used Grass GIS imported a .shp file; I now want to export this file to MySQL. I understood that MySQL will contain the function of all three the files necessary in a Shape file system (.shp - ...
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How to know if a point is inside a rectangle on the map?

I have four points that represent a rectangle (a,b,c,d). I got these points from mobile GPS. In my database I have this table of business locations: bussId | longitude | latitude --------------------...
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Trigger geocoding without having to visit page

I'm using Google's geocoder to store results in database then display them on a map on another page. The problem is that each company profile page needs to be visited before it's geocoded. Is there a ...
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Which spatial DBMS should I select?

I found there are a number of RDMS have the spatial capability e.g. mysql, postgreSQL I considering which I should go forward! I would like to store the lat lon coord from the tracker to the db ...
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Establishing a MySQL connection in ArcGIS 10

Is it possible to create a connection to a MySQL database in ArcGIS 10?
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Should We Be Using a GIS? [closed]

I'm actually a graphic designer - the manufacturing company I work for wants to develop a map with layers for Regional Sales Managers territories, Internal Sales Associates territories, Local Rep ...
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Large loads geojson from mysql to leaflet?

I have a mysql database with +25K rows including geometry and other attributes. Using a mysql2geojson php script I then added it to a leaflet map. It is super slow now, what can I do to boost the ...
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Best GeoDjango MySQL workaround for distance queries

I'm using mysql 5.1.50, so the distance QuerySet method is not available to me. Here is my model: class Location(models.Model): name = models.CharField(max_length='100') point = models....
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Calculating distance in WGS84 (MySQL and Geoserver)

Here is the environment in which I work: An application using geo-referenced data Database MySQL 5.5, storing georeferenced points A Geoserver server, connected to the MySQL database Here is the ...
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Moving from MapInfo to web mapping

I use MapInfo and have a lot of data in .tab format that I would like to put into a database in order to access it through a website. I would like to continue using MapInfo as my GIS programme and ...
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MySQL to GeoJSON - Formatting Issue

I'm trying to make a select on a mysql table and then write it out to a geojson file. I'm getting close but there are a few issues. Here's what I have so far: <?php require("dbinfo.php"); // ...
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Find number of points within certain radius of a set of points

I have two tables. One is a list of stores (with lat/long). The other is a list of customer addresses (with lat/long). What I want is a query that will return the number of customers within a certain ...
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How do I update joined data from MySQL programmatically?

I have a point vector layer (Sensores) in my QGIS project, I also have a MySQL database layer (SensoresDB) containing only data. I have joined these two layers in order to geographically reference my ...
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How to join MySQL data with GIS data using arcpy?

Here is my problem, I have a MySQL database with table in it that has 4 columns: ID, Owner, Address, Legal. And I also have an ArcGIS GDB that has a parcel layer that has in it a PID field. I am ...
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Plotting X, Y coordinates generated from MySQL database in QGIS

Currently running QGIS 1.8.0 on Mac OS X 10.8.4. I can plot points on a map using the "Add delimited text layer" plugin to get x-y coordinates from a text file. However, I'd like to be able to ...
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How to show QGIS maps in android application?

I have created map using QGIS software and trying to display data-set records on that map. Also developed android application where user want to see that map. But I am stuck in how to show this QGIS ...
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QGIS 2.0 without MySQL connector

On a mac (Mountain Lion), after a major upgrade to GDAL (1.10) and related frameworks from KyngChaos page, QGIS 2.0 doesn't show any MySQL connector: Add Vector > Database > ... The driver doesn'...
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Does MySQL only support bounding boxes calculations instead of the real polygon geometry?

Within our company we are deciding which DBMS we will use to store spatial data. IT wants MySQL with the Spatial extension because there is already knowledge about handling MySQL DB. We are doing ...
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How did QGIS fix a shapefile's character encoding, and can I do this on the command line with ogr2ogr?

Solved: I'm not sure why, but it works fine if I specify --config SHAPE_ENCODING "ISO-8859-1" in my ogr2ogr command. For whatever reason, this allowed ogr2ogr to go from the original TigerLine ...
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Loading Tiger 2010 Edge Shape File w/ ogr2ogr Produces Reversed Latitude and Longitude

I'm attempting to build a MySQL database that will allow me to reverse geo-code addresses using the MBR functions within MySQL. I've downloaded the latest set (2010) of TIGER edge shape files from ...
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What are the limitations of using MySQL with ArcGIS?

I recently connected a MySQL database to ArcGIS by adding an OLE DB Connection. I can view the tables just fine; however, my XY data will not show up on the map directly from the MySQL table, I have ...
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Connecting CartoDB to existing MySQL database

I'm trying to create a simple heat map based on longitudinal and latitudinal map coordinates that can be transferred from a database on MySQL that I've created. I read that CartoDB can be connected to ...
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CartoDB - update existing table from external data (i.e. Mysql database)

I would like my CartoDB data to be updated, using external data (mysql database, I run and manage locally using php scripts), so that the CartDB table gets updated with the most recent data, whenever ...
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Why can't I edit polygons once they have been saved to MySQL?

I have a simple table with an id field and a polygon field in mySql. Using QGIS I can add new polygons and give them an id. Before saving them I can also edit them. But once a polygon has been saved ...
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Why is GeoNetwork not displaying any maps?

I've just installed GeoNetwork 2.6.4 on CentOS 6.2 using MySQL as the database backend. Now, when I go to the web interface, I see the main web site, but no maps are displayed. On the geonetwork ...
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Optimisation of MySQL JOIN based on a Within match

I have a table of points and boundaries, and am trying to add the boundary ID which a point is within. However, using a LEFT JOIN ON Within(location, boundary) it is taking about 3.5 hours match 450,...
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Submit form information from a leaflet popup to MySQL table

I have a leaflet map and I want to have the user fill out a form in a leaflet popup and upon clicking the 'submit' button - the information in the form will be inserted into my MySQL database. As a ...
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MySQL select linestrings into a multilinestring

I have a mysql column of linestring type with 2000 linestrings (high water mark values to be more specific). I want to merge them into one multilinestring so i can see what the shape of these values ...
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Why are OGR (MySQL / PostGIS) connections extremely slow in QGIS 2.0 - 2.8 (when compared to QGIS 1.8)?

In our project we have been using QGIS 1.8 Lisboa with a MySQL database placed on a server accessed via local network since two years. Everything is working fine and quick. The vector layers can be ...
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Get Distance between two point on linestring using mysql Spatial

I have a linestring and two point on this linestrin according to my picture i want distance between two point as base of linestring please hellp me
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Problem connecting QGIS to MySQL [closed]

I'm trying to create a new vector layer and store it in a MySql-database, but when I test the connection I get an error with no detailed information at all. If I give an erroneus password I get a ...
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Postgis functionalities in Microsoft SQL Server

I'm using Postgresql 8.4, Postgis 1.5 for My GIS works. Planning to change my Database to Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Can we use all the Postgis functionalities in Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Please ...
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PostgreSQL, find points near points

I'm going to have a database with a 'people' table and a 'shops' table. I'd like to find all people within 500m of a shop, and details from both tables. I'm used to working with mySQL, but I'm ...
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How to add polygon in MySQL database

I have a table which contains an field zoneShape of the type Polygon. When inserting some geometry in this field, in phpmyadmin it says: affected 1 row. The row is added, but the geometry field says ...
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Take data (points) from MySQL to Leaflet Map using PHP and Ajax

I have records with lat and lngs in a MySQL database and I want to add them to a Leaflet map as markers. I have tried a couple of methods but none seem to work. When the webpage opens the map doesn't ...
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Import MySQL data to QGIS with a plugin

Does anyone know about a plugin that can import a MySQL database into QGIS?
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Reverse Geocoding - calculate every time, or store result in database?

Several questions, such as this one, discuss whether to store only lat/long in the database & calculate the street address every time it is needed, but they seem to miss a few points & seem to ...
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Import MySQL Spatial vector layer in QGIS

I have a spatial table called 'places' in MySQL, with a spatial column 'pt' (point). I tried to import it in QGIS and no points appear. I created a view 'places_as_text' which reproduces the table but ...
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Can qgis cooperate with phpmyadmin?

Can this two cooperate together? I am asking this, because I have database in myadmin with column for long. and lat. informations. Is there a way to connect qgis with myadmin? Or what type of ...
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MySQL Polygon (Spatial) Insert Statement works sporadically

I know that MySQL doesn't have great spatial support at the moment, but is it that buggy that my insert statements would work sporadically? In general, longer coordinates seem to be failing on insert (...
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MySQL GeoSpatial function for ST_Distance_Spheroid? Metric used in return Type of GLength?

Is there a ST_Distance_Sphere, ST_Distance_Spheroid equivalent function in MySQL's GeoSpatial Support? If not, any way to emulate this? What is the metric used in return type of GLength (...
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Accessing coordinates of polygon

I have designed a polygon in a web page and the coordinates are stored in the database of the type polygon. However when I check the database, I find GEOMETRY - 120B under polygon field. What does ...
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Creating line-strings from points in MySQL

I am extracting the lat/long information from Geo-tagged images and storing them in MySQL. I want to get a line-string from the points, I looked into the GROUP_CONCAT() function but I am not able to ...
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Why are a polygon's vertices jumbled after importing KML into MySQL?

This is original KML : <Polygon><outerBoundaryIs><LinearRing><coordinates>104.700355,-3.056064 104.632127,-3.103623 104.608924,-3.103169 104.570166,-3.102411 104.5588,-3....