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Extract raster values at points

How can I extract values from a raster by points. I prefer not in Arcgis. I prefer in Qgis or Mapwindow or other open source gis.
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How to convert to web mercator projection using an open source tool?

I've got a KML file which I need converted to a web mercator projection. This file will go into Tilemill. What are some good open source tools to convert files to the web mercator projection?
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Setting transparency in an SLD file for a 4 channel GEOTIFF

I'm struggling to set the a background colour to transparent in an SLD file for a 4-channel GEOTIFF using GeoServer 2.1.4. I think I've set my background colour to transparent alpha layer in a ...
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Need a Benchmark GPS Trajectory data-set? Anyone?

I'm looking for a benchmark GPS data set, available for research purposes for free. I've found GeoLife GPS Trajectories dataset from Microsoft Research but I find it a little incomplete. What I need ...
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Postal areas for Germany? - Shape?

does anyone of you know how and where I can download postal area districts of Germany in shape files (download free of charge if possible). best regards desputin
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Is there an open source equivalent of ESRI story maps?

I am a french user, sorry for my spelling mistakes. I am currently interested by storytelling with Maps. ESRI offers a tool : this is a great example of what I am looking for. But I do not own ...
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Creating noise maps using ArcGIS for Desktop or Open Source Desktop GIS?

In a previous role I helped create Noise Maps for Northern England. The predicted noise levels was done using the IMMI package (which I can recommend) and the cartographic output was done in ArcMap. ...
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Free software to publish tiles on Amazon S3?

Does anyone know of free software that would allow me to publish tiles on Amazon S3? I know of Arc2Earth, but it is not free.
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Open source, Python option for Arcpy's Con tool?

I'm wondering if there is a method to perform a function similar to Arc's Con tool, using open source options in python. I have two rasters, one that shows locations of clouds and the other is just a ...
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Build a Raster GIS Web Application

We need to build a Web based GIS application for Raster data computation (analysis). All the maps are in form of raster images. We are failing from a week to find a proper tool which allows ...
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Retrieving average building height in urban areas?

I am looking for a way to collect data on the height profile of some cities over time. I don't need to produce a detailed 3D reconstruction of cities, nor do I need to detect and measure individual ...
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Building a WebGIS with search functionality for a charity

I am playing with the idea of building a Basic Web based GIS system for a charity. The problem: I work for a charity that deals with people with Cleft Palates. They currently have a website, but ...
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Is there an open source Geocoding tool which can be used commercially?

Is there any Geocoding tool which is open source and can be used in commercial application? We tried Google geocoding API's but cannot continue with it because of some licensing limitation. Now ...
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Processing SQLite files using ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm using qgis and grass for my work. I've produced a shapefile which is over 100mbs (s a result of some statistical analysis). If i convert it to sqlite format (spatially enabled) the data shrinks ...
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Open source space time series database management system

I am aware of the existence of space time DBMSs such as Druid, InfluxDB or OpenTSDB. Is there anything like it for spatially explicit data? A time series extension for a common spatial DBMS (say, ...
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Is ther open source tool for calculating Getis-O-ord (ARCGIS) and able to customize in own platform

i would like to know is there any open source tool for calculating Getis-O-ord(ArcGIS)? If so can i customize for own application or can i write my script within that application like qgis.
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Opening ArcGIS layer package in open source software?

It seems that ESRI introduced the layer package in ArcGIS 9.3.1. I have been provided with layer packages containing essential data, but do not have access to this software. Ideally, I'd like to ...
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creating GIS data directly on camera images

If I'm taking few photos with superimposition and enabling a stereo system for images pairs, Is there a software for 3D or 2D calibrating that will enable then creating GIS vector data directly on ...
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Need software to create Info-graphic map

I want to make an info graphic map for history theme hence I am researching on Google for suitable software but not able to find suitable software and very less information regarding available related ...
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What are license options to share and distribute ArcGIS ModelBuilder toolkit?

Do you have expertise or experience to share on what software license can be used to share a model created in ArcGIS ModelBuilder to ensure that it is free to use, or used for non commercial purposes. ...
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Preferred programming language and software for entire remote sensing workflow?

I have been involved in remote sensing for some years now during studies. I am wondering which combination of software and image processing modules would be most suitable for an entire process chain ...
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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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Split polygon into four with respect to single point

Some days ago one of my colleague came to ask me a query related to Geometries. The situation is as....There is one Polygon(suppose a city polygon) and there is one point(suppose user's current ...
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How can I display GeoEye1 imagery in colour in Opticks?

Anyone familiar with the use of the open-source remote sensing software Opticks? Im new to opticks, I load GeoEye1 imagery but it displayed as greyscale. It supposed to be displayed as bands ...
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What is the best open source software package for Remote Sensing?

Here are many questions with great answers about open source GIS software. I am wondering, what is the best open source software package for Remote Sensing? I would like to learn it and to use in my ...
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Workflow to convert a DWG CAD file to a shapefile

I'm trying to develop a workflow where I can convert a .dwg file to .shp. I don't have a good understanding of which tools I should be using. My preference is to use software that runs on OSX, is ...
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How to apply a specific Rendering to an Image and export to JPEG?

We have a specific process which generate an interpolated single band 32-bit Float Raster in Erdas Imagine (.IMG) format. This process generates an image every hour. We wish to apply a specific ...
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What are the equivalents of ESRI products in open source for Web Mapping? [closed]

I have been using the following licensed products to publish my GIS data on web. web server: windows 2008 R2, GIS desktop: ArcGIS desktop, GIS web server: ArcGIS server, API: ArcGIS API for JS, ...
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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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Is there Open Source equivalent to ArcGIS Integrate (for topology correction)?

I need to transform a set of polygons so that it forms an exact spatial partition/tesselation (no gap - no overlap). What are the existing open-source solutions (software or library) to perform this ...
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Is there an online source of raw contour data?

My goal is to get a vector image (SVG preferably) of a local mountain. The data clearly exists, but as an armchair cartographer without access to raw layer data I've been reduced to combing the web ...
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pgAdmin vs psql

I have downloaded postgreSQl 9.3 and Postgis 2.1 recently as an educational adventure and have been working with both through the pgAdminIII interface. I haven't used psql yet when working with my ...
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FOSS method to split raster into smaller chunks

I have a raster (USGS DEM actually) and I need to split it up into smaller chunks like the image below shows. That was accomplished in ArcGIS 10.0 using the Split Raster tool. I would like a FOSS ...
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FAHP/AHP for GIS in free software?

Anyone knows a free GIS software that implements the Analytic Hierarchical Process (or its fuzzy extended version) ? And while asking, have anyone had any experience with a commercial GIS that ...
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GPS Module Without Velocity or Altitude Limitations

I am looking for a GPS module that I can use in a high-altitude project. The problem I have discovered is that GPS manufacturers are required to place a set of restrictions on GPS modules. The ...
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How to calculate for every basin/sub-basin, drainage area at every elevation contour along stream?

With DEM as source, I created all necessary files like flow direction, accumulation,slope,streams,watersheds,pour point etc.... In my watershed(basin), I have many sub-watersheds(sub-basin) with ...
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How can I determine which polygons contain other polygons?

I am using only free, open source tools. I have two shape files: a shape file of voting precincts and a shape file of census tracts. I want to know: which voting precincts fit inside which census ...
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Open Source Tool capable of reading Esri File Geodatabase (.gdb)?

I have an ESRI File Geodatabase (.gdb) file that I would like to convert to shapefile (or any other non-proprietary format). Are there any Open Source tools to do so?
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LANDSAT Image classification and open source solution(s)

I have some experience with ERDAS IMAGINE in doing some supervised/unsupervised LANDSAT imagery classifications and now find myself in the position of needing to do the same but without the access to ...
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Which Open Source GIS application support Linear Referencing and Dynamic Segmentation?

I'm looking for an Open Source GIS application that supports Linear Referencing and Dynamic Segmentation for the development of a road inventory system. I already know about GRASS but I'd like to know ...
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How can I edit spatial data automatically on postgis and check for topology errors on said data whitout using shapefiles?

So, I have spatial data stored in postgis (points, lines and polygons) and would like to edit and update those in an Open Source software (quantum GIS, grass, etc.) to check for topologic errors, ...
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Open source tool to convert a DEM to a 3D model

I would like to convert a DEM (Digitial Elevation Model) file (e.g. from SRTM) into a 3D model that I can then edit with regular 3D modeling tools (e.g. Meshlab/Blender/etc.). However I'm using Ubuntu ...
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Viewshed / Line of Sight analysis- as a batch process?

I wish to carry out a line of site analysis similar to the subject in here (preferably within QGIS): Visual Impact Assessment in QGIS or GRASS Scenario: I have two points, A and B. Point A is a ...
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What free or open source cloud-based software is recommended by/for the GIS community?

Note: This question is intended to complement an earlier question on installed, desktop software. What GIS-related, or even non-GIS-specific, web- or cloud-based software/tools/services -- that are ...
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How to get an indication of how points are spatially distributed?

Let's say I have a set of points and I want to get an indication of their spatial distribution. That is, if all points are at one location a possible return value would be 0, whereas if all points are ...
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how to convert UTM northing and longitude to latitude

I am doing some work with the Military Grid Reference System (MGRS), which is based on Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM). I find that I need to convert from UTM northing and longitude (actually, ...
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Best OpenSource Database to serve images on web?

I am using a mysql database where I store images as blobs. From here, I serve them on the web. Does anyone know if there is another opensource option that works better? I would need something to ...
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Are there any open source tools for the processing of UAV images?

I have aerial photographs taken by a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). I want to do ortho mosaicing and DEM creation to do volumetric analysis. Are there any open source tools that process the UAV ...
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How can I share my own spatial data on an online map?

Note: I am very new in this field! Can I find an open source map that enables me to display an overlay of my own layers? I need to add some text and rectangles for a certain area, but my ...
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Is it a good idea to use GRASS Algorithms for Geoprocessing in a Server Environment?

I´m designing a web-service to run in a server environment that will do some geoprocessing actions to datasets uploaded by users and send the results back. I´m programming in Python, and so far I´ve ...