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Are there Open Source alternatives to ArcGIS Aggregate and Extract Value to Points?

I am looking for some kind of Open source GIS library which can perform spatial analytic functions same as ArcGIS. My use case is : I am processing GeoTIFF file provided by USGS and performing ...
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Is there a Python Lib for requesting WMS/WFS and saving as image/PDF?

i am wondering whether there's Python open-source GIS lib which has APIs to support call WMS/WFS from another GIS server (e.g., GeoServer) and then save the response data(WMS Basemap and WFS layer) as ...
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Infrastructure networks in GIS modelling

I am currently working on a GIS-based project which aims to model the interdependency of existing infrastructure networks, e.g. transport, oil, pipeline networks, etc. The network interdependency ...
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Looking for free / opensource Lidar web viewer

I have lidar data which I want deploy my users using web viewer. I will probably hold the data in PostGIS (not sure yet). Is there good opensource/free lidar viewer that I can integrate with ...
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How to calculate polygon length and width using open source GIS?

How can I calculate the length and with of polygons using open source tools? By "polygon length" I mean the length of the longest line within the polygon (update: to be correct, I just need the ...
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Export layer with symbology with open-source tool

Similar to ArcGIS's "Layers", and "Layer packages", are there any open-source analogs? If I have a PostGIS table opened in QGIS (or GRASS, etc.), can I export it WITH the data, as well as with a ...
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Suggestions for simple mapping platform for alumni web site

I'm working on a proof of concept alumni site with a WordPress backend. I want to have a very simple map that shows where alumni are living. I'm thinking something like the Bing API or a simple open ...
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Render huge amount of points on a map

I already had a look here. My situation is, I have huge amount of points (about 1 million). I have to display these points on a map. I searched but I found arcgis solutions. I want an open source ...
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Open source methods for kriging?

I have a point dataset which I'd like to Krige, ideally using an open-source software package. If possible, I'd also like to choose the semi-variogram model during the process to improve the ...
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How to bring polygons closer to a point?

I have some scattered polygons with a lot of space between them. I want to make a thematic map but all that white space doesn't look very good, so I want to bring the polygons closer to the center of ...
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Looking for open source Spatial file server that ArcGIS 10.1 will connect and work with?

I'm looking for an open source spatial file server to house and serve my GIS data. I'm currently using my Ubuntu Server as a ssh file server and have to download the data to the local computer, ...
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Are database client files platform specific?

I'm just looking for some clarification on a question that came up with me this morning. Are the DLL client files (libeay32.dll, libiconv-2.dll, libintl-8.dll, libpq.dll, and ssleay32.dll) platform ...
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Watermarking photos using their geotag and create a shapefile

I have geotagged photographs and I would like to place a watermark of the photos location on the front for easy reference as well as creating a shapefile from the coordinates. Does anyone know of any ...
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UMN MapServer alternatives [duplicate]

I am new to GIS application world. I would like to ask what are the other alternatives to UMN MapServer in the market preferably open source?
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Searching Open Source tool to load raster data into Oracle spatial

I'm looking for a tool to load raster data into oracle spatial. I found several commercial products but no open source tool. Is there anything available in the open source world?
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Flow modeling and FOSS GIS; lahars and HEC-RAS

What are the options for FOSS flow modeling of dilute debris flows in QGIS or GRASS? Have you, or can you refer me to studies where the authors, tested these models/plugins/functions/etc. for use in ...
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Delineate polygonal catchment areas from a raster using open-source GIS

I'm 90% sure this basic question has been asked before but looking through the other posts I simply do not see a useful answer. I need to calculate polygonal(vector) catchment areas from a raster ...
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Seamless, color balanced mosaics of aerial RGB photos with Open Source

I'm looking for an open source tool/workflow (even a command line one) to obtain what it is advertised in programs like http://www.inpho.de/index.php?seite=index_orthovista ...
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How to easily shift all features in a vector dataset?

Let's say that I put together a Shapefile and all the features have their vertices shifted by a constant amount. What's the easiest way of shifting all the features (hence the (x,y) position of their ...
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Is there an open source alternative to ArcGIS for Desktop's Integrate tool?

I need to snap about 1000 lines in one layer to the lines in another layer (there are about 5000 lines in the second layer). The lines to be snapped are about 15 map units away from the base layer ...
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Are there open source alternatives to ArcCatalog?

I'm looking for open source alternatives to ArcCatalog. The software should run on both Win and Linux and support the usual file formats (shp, kml, gml, ...) and databases (especially PostGIS, ...
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Open source Cloud GIS

I'm looking for an open source cloud GIS solution. Current situation: Up to 100gb of data stored in file geodatabases that is updated daily. Data is used to create maps as well as geoprocessing ...
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Extract polyline of border between differing polygons

I have a shape file with polygons with an associated variable that can take different values. I would like to extract the borders between polygons of differing value (red and blue) as a polyline (dark ...
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Open-source software solutions for an Esri user

I am currently a student and have been using Esri software pretty much exclusively for my GIS needs. I occasionally use R for raster creation, especially as outputs of statistical models - which I ...
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Sources for Geo-referenced data for Tiger populations in India or other countries

I'm currently an Undergrad student in a GIS class, and I'm trying to conduct some research on tiger populations and urbanization. Does anyone know where I might be able to find data for tiger ...
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What are some Free and Open Source GIS Desktop packages

Can someone please give me a list of free and open source GIS desktop packages?
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GIS - related magazines, monthly papers? [duplicate]

I was wondering if you can recommend some magazines or basically any other GIS-related papers (printed or digital) which are released on a monthly basis (or every 2-3 months); I am practically ...
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Making my GIS application OGC compliant

We have a stack of open source software's which we use to build a GIS. We would like to align our application to OGC as much as possible. I visited the site and read about the standards. Now my ...
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Pure Python Library for Geometry Operations

Does anyone know of a pure Python (no C or Java dependencies) library for doing geometry operations such as buffer, union, intersects, etc? I'm looking for something that Google AppEngine compatible. ...
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Are there any exisiting .NET implementations for WFS that are extendable?

I've been told its a bad idea to implement WFS from scratch: Implementing WFS within .NET Does anybody know of any exisiting .net implementations that I can extend?
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Looking for a Metadata Editor

Looking for a free open source metadata editor for the development of an enterprise database. It will mostly be used for documenting shapefiles and GeoTIFFs. Hoping that it will be an intuitive ...
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Any open source alternative for ESRI maps for office

I am looking for an alternative for ESRI maps for office. I know it is very good product for analyzing data within MS office environment. My requirement: -I have few stores data contains location ...
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Is there any open source library for reading OCAD files?

I would like to read map files created by OCAD (.ocd). The file format specification is open and available on the web page, but it's binary and complex. Is there an open source library that can be ...
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How to shift vertices of shapes in shapefile using FOSS python library?

I need to shift each vertice of shape in a shapefile (of any type:point, line, polygon, multiline etc.) with Python. I need to loop in all shapes, get the vertices, get it's coordinates and for each ...
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Quick Way to Finish Area of Interest GIS Data Export Requests

I would say that after custom map creation, data requests are the most frequent GIS requests I have on a daily basis. Now they don't take long, but they add up and I have much more important work to ...
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Alternatives to Network Analyst

I'm not sure how reasonable this question even is, but it leaves me no less curious after a bit of searching. If I am looking to build a network based on road features and attributes, is Network ...
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combine raster and polygon values in R

My question is similar to this one Get Raster Values from a Polygon Overlay in Opensource GIS Solutions but I think I need another step. I have a polygon layer of ecoregions which I brought into R ...
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Projection Transformations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I measure area from geographic coordinates? I created my spatial tables in WGS-84 with SRID:4326, I want to transform them to UTM Projection to measure length ...
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Do any open-source .Net libraries (commercially usable) exist for reading/writing LiDAR data?

I have a few LiDAR point data (.las files) with me. I would like to read the X,Y and Z from it using .Net. I found liblas, which is in C++ and I am not sure if it can be used commercially after ...
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How Can I get the Open Modeller plug-in for Quantum GIS 1.7.4?

I would appreciate if you can tell me to install the plug-in of Open Modeller in Quantum GIS 1.7.4. It is not in the list of plug-in in the spanish version of the QGIS. Thank you,
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Ubuntu user want to use District Council Uk OS data to print a map!

Hi, I have been told by my Local District Council that to make proper maps that can use their published UK OS data without having to buy the special program is your open source solution. I happen to ...
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Have there been any geospatial applications run in OpenStack by non-governmental entities?

This whitepaper about NASA's Nebula project, describes how cloud computing was used by NASA's Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center to identify damage scars left by tornadoes. Since ...
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Where to find and share Python geoprocessing scripts? [duplicate]

Where are folks storing and sharing their Python geoprocessing scripts? For example, I know that GitHub has some shared scripts. ESRI is phasing-out ArcScripts, which is still really handy, and ...
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Splitting a shapefile into many shapefiles with open source

I want to create a shapefile for each of the 72,000 census tracts in the United States that includes the census blocks in that tract using open source software. I will probably start with a state ...
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how to automate changing polygon's shape while keeping its area the same and limiting deviation from orginal centroid? [closed]

I have a polygon that was digitized based upon visually interpreting underlying values of rasters/vectors that represent a natural environment (soil type, surface roughness, slope, elevation, ...
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Open source implementation of “feature density” algorithm

I'm working on a dataset of house searches - 1 polygon for each area in which people want to find a house from an online search tool. This produces many overlapping polygons. It would be great to ...
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How to integrate SAGA Python Modules into ArcGIS Desktop?

I have been having a look at SAGA (http://www.saga-gis.org/en/index.html) and it seems to have some nice tools for geoprocessing. I was wondering if anyone out there has had any luck bringing SAGA ...
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Discontinuous or Interrupted map projections?

Do any of the current open source GIS softwares support discontinous projection systems? E.g. sinusoidal, dymaxion, butterfly, etc? If not, are there any affordable commercial ones that do (affordable ...
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Why should a user choose to use open source software in their remote sensing research?

If you judge by the amount of the questions regarding FOSS software that are being asked in gis.SE many users seems to prefer FOSS over proprietary software. I've read some articles - more precisely ...
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Rasterization tools for vector datasets with styles

I have hundreds of Personal Geodatabases and I want to create one georeferenced TIFF for each one. Each PGDB has the same feature classes ('CotourLines', 'Hidrography', etc) for what I have some ...