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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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Can ArcMap 9.3 process sqlite files?

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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Are there open source solutions for travel demand modelling?

I'm looking for open source tools for travel demand modelling (eg The four-step UTMS). Preferably in a GIS environment. That works well with Qgis, Grass and Postgis. My question is not related to ...
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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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Fleet And Fuel Management Software

Is there a free software like the ArcGIS Server/ tracker that can perform Vehicle Tracking and Fuel Monitoring? I would like to monitor more than 1000 units both stationary and moving. I would like ...
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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 ...
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Which geodatabase type is most appropriate for both open source and ESRI use?

Main Question: Is there a geodatabase type that seamlessly works with both ESRI and open source products? Details: My company currently passes around geodata in various vector and raster file ...
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Is there any model builder in QGIS or other open source GIS?

Like the model builder in ArcGIS Desktop to run simultaneous geoprocessing tools, is there any model builder available in QGIS or an open source GIS software.
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Hypothetical Cost Saving Question: Proprietary v Open Source

I am writing a paper for my GIS MSc and trying to justify a move for the EPA from proprietary GIS software to open source (QGIS). Can anyone hazard an educated guess as to how much ArcGIS would cost ...
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is my open source web GIS software selection ok?

Which are the best open source tools for building a web gis application having PAN, Zoom, Query/search, Label etc options ?. I have decided to use Postgre sql for database and geoserver as middleware. ...
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Which open source GIS software to use for utility management?

I am looking for open source GIS software which can be used for utility management (like water, gas, electricity, road, etc.). I have done this in ArcMap 10.1 but am now looking for open source GIS ...
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Metadata -auto build using python

We have a large (10,000 plus) repository of spatial data (shp/gdb/tab vectors and ecw/tif rasters and also las, xyz and DEM data) where some have metadata records in xml using anzlic metadata editor. ...
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Looking for open source GIS that doesn't use Google Maps or Bing Map map viewers

I am looking for an open source GIS that does not use Google Maps or Bing Maps. Are there any?
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Are there any open source mapping APIs/toolkits for drawing axes,labels,graticules etc?

I tried to post a more generic question to meta, but it's my first question, so I didn't have a reputation yet. The first question I have is whether this is an appropriate place to ask questions ...
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What are the differences between spatial databases?

What is the difference between Oracle Spatial, PostGIS, SQLServer2008, SpatiaLite, and MySQL in terms of their spatial support. Are there specific use cases where each shines. What might you want to ...
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Any GIS program with GPX support and free hand selection tool?

I'm looking for GIS program that has good support for KML/KMZ or GPX route files and also has free hand selection tool. Right now I use 3dem and it would be perfect for my needs if only it had that ...
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Is it possible to fix a vector layer after I badly georeferenced a map? [duplicate]

Sorry in advance if I missed another question on this topic. I searched for everything I could think of, but I didn't find anything with a solution to my problem. I am quite new to GIS tools and ...
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How to convince an organization to move towards open source GIS?

After spending the better part of the year on this site I am seeing how big the open source GIS community is. I used to just think it was ESRI and nothing else. That said, how do you begin to nudge or ...
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GPL License - App only uses QGis components as a GIS display

I'm still not clear on QGIS licensing ... I am contracted to write a system that has nothing to do with GIS and GIS analysis, but goes around managing animal tags, and I want to use QGIS to draw on a ...
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Open Source solutions for building a Traffic Management System

I am trying to set an Open Source alternative to proprietry ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems) The goal is to build a Traffic Management System for a middle size city center. Main requirements ...
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Post Processing GPS Data with open source software

I am using Magellan Professional Mapper CX working on ArcPad 7.1 platform. It has sub-meter accuracy after post processing. Without post processing the data collected in the field is off by 10 to 15 ...
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Help with Parameters for MCC-LiDAR

I am attempting to use MCC-LiDAR to reclassify points (.las) originally classified using TIFFS. However, I seem to either be misunderstanding what the parameters really mean or where to get the ...
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How do I generate a large number of maps?

I have to make a large number (hundreds) of distribution maps of species. I have a shapefile that contain the distributions for each species, and for each one, I would like to get a map as an image ...
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Most suitable open source GIS platform

I'm looking for an open source GIS server or desktop package that supports as many file formats as possible, is fast, runs on Linux or Mac and can be controlled via an API. Planning to do very basic ...
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Are there any OpenSource ArcObjects Projects?

One of the major benefits of developing GIS applications based on opensource libraries, is that many projects spring up on top of them which are also opensource. Well designed opensource projects ...
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constant deviation projecting lat lon to itm(israel tranverse mercator

i use two different ways to project lat lon data taken from google earth to ITM (Israel Transverse Mercator) and export the data to arcmap same ways i try to unproject ITM data and export the data to ...
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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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Creating Raster with values based on function output

I have a function that calculates a price based on the input slope and distance. I want to write the price to a raster as the rastervalue. How do I do that? OpenSource and ArcMap solutions would work. ...
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QGis and developpement version [closed]

On various forums, when I asked some question, I have got more and more answer like that: "you can do this with the development version of QGis 1.9... but you can't with the current version..." It is ...
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Open source CAD software

Does anyone know open source CAD software (like edit, update cad files and attach external information, create topology etc.) Researching on internet also (Going through Kosmo Desktop,DraftSight ...
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Transform RGB-Map to CMYK (qgis, opensource tools)

I want to print a map I made with qgis. For the print I need CMYK-colors but the print-composers pdf-output is RGB. How can I convert the RGB-map/-pdf to CMYK?