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Automatic bulk snapping with FOSS

I'm looking for a tool that would be able to automatically snap features closer than a given distance. Is there such a tool/plugin for QGIS/GRASS/OpenJump? Would it be possible to achieve that with ...
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Open source database of world locations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comprehensive list of Latitude and Longitude values of cities round the world i would like to know if is out there any downloadable database of world locations, i know ...
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How to calculate most efficient route passing through all the houses in the world?

I'm new to GIS. I need some help in determining the best or most efficient route, using a flying sleigh, through all the houses in the world. One of my coworkers told me that this site would be the ...
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Open source tool to view DTED and DEM raster-data

I am new to GIS field. Is there any open source GIS tool to view DTED and DEM tiff-files? Update 1 I have some DTED files and DEM files. I want to open and see those files using some open source GIS ...
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Differences in costs of open-source hosted GIS software?

I recently saw a listing of the available GIS products at thegismarketplace.com, which led to a couple of questions. What is the difference between a paid version of GeoServer or MapServer and the ...
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How to print from arcpad without buying more ESRi sofware?

I am running ArcPad 10 in windows 7 on a laptop and on a field unit consisting of an Ashtech MobileMapper 10 as a PDA talking to an SXBlue GPS. This system provides the real time half meter (without ...
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Tiling Rasters based on an existing Polygon Shapefile (Vector Grid)

I have a tile index representing the tile scheme used to tile Lidar data. I want to tile imagery rasters using the same tiling scheme. I have not found anyway using open source tools to tile a ...
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Getting SAGA-GIS Python Bindings without compiling from source

I am very new to SAGA-GIS, but I recently developed a workflow using SAGA for processing LiDAR data. Now I need to batch the process using Python. I installed SAGA from the Windows installer and I ...
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Looking for free program, similar to 3D Analyst, to visualize tree stands in 3D

Heyho, I want to make a 3D stand visualization of trees in a specific area. I need something similar in functionality to ArcGIS 3D Analyst, but I don't have a license for that plugin anymore. The ...
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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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Where can I find a GDAL distribution with DWG support?

I want to use the GDAL utility ogrinfo with dwg files. Where can I find an GDAL distribution with a support for DWG files (read only)? DWG support is moved out of the normal GDAL/OGR source ...
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What are my options for Server side clustering using open source GIS tools?

I need to make a webapp that will show over 40K Points on a map. These points are all across the globe. Using WFS Service and OpenLayers, it is possible to do clustering on small set of points, but ...
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How to add shapefile name as attribute during merge? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add field with filename when merging shapefiles with ogr2ogr? I have more 200 shapefiles with a unique name. I would like to merge all of these together and save ...
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Quantum GIS ->ArcGIS Server configuration possible?

Is it possible to connect a Quantum GIS Desktop 1.8.0 to an ArcGIS Server 10.0 ? and of course publish services on it?. The configuration would be like this Quantum GIS-> ArcGIS Server 10.0 on ...
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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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Create DEM from stereo pairs?

Can ArcGIS Desktop (or any of its native extensions) allow me to create DEMs from stereo pairs (acquired by satellite, Geoeye 1)? If the answer is a clear no, brownie points will go to an answer that ...
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Creating Mobile web mapping application [closed]

I was interested in creating a mapping application in the iOS environment. I have looked at what ESRI has to offer, but I am interested in open source. Could anybody suggest any documentation or point ...
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Geocodin process in open source GIS tools [closed]

I want to do geocoding with open source gis tools , is it possible? if then tell me the solution? I have my village attribute data with me like addresses and contact information of persons in every ...
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Is there a FOSS solution for legend parsing in a web mapping environment?

Our web mapping requirements are fairly standard - some basic querying and the ability to print out the resulting map (or save the image). Typically we've used ESRI products in the past (right now ...
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Create Basemap with custom Data

I am getting trouble with creating a basemap with my own data. I have huge data. So I don't want to use any other basemap platform like leaflet or Mapbox or Google. I have tried with ArcGIS server ...
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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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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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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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Which GIS best for this problem?

This problem is similar to retail presence optimization. I'd like to know which GIS's could help us do the following: Given a set of point locations, create a circle of radius n meters around each. ...
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Can Quantum GIS replace Proprietary GIS? [closed]

I’m an MSc GIS student in the final year of my studies. I’m researching for my dissertation project which is entitled ‘Can Quantum GIS replace Proprietary GIS in large organisations?’ I’m primarily ...
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Parse error while inserting values into polygon feature

I created a polygon as follows create table boundary (id int, name text); table created; select AddGeometryColumn ('',boundary', 'latlon' 4326,'POLYGON', 2); geometry column added; then i'm ...
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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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Are There Any OpenSource GIS Software Programs With an “Interactive” Rotate Feature Option?

![Rotate feature option][1]Sorry if the question is too simple, but are there any open source GIS software programs available with an interactive "Rotate vector feature" option? Eg : ArcGIS has it ...
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How to view the class files of QuantumGIS for further development?

I have been searching class files of QGIS for a while for customisation and edit it for a project..But I am unable to get or download the files...can anybody give some references if we can really view ...
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What open source software should I use to geocode the addresses?

Need to geocode the student addresses using the regular 5-digit zip codes. Geocoder will give us an accurate point on the map, so in a Latitude and Longitude environment that should suffice for our ...
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Are Zonal Statistics possible in PostGIS2?

Now with postgis2 which supports rasters by default is it possible to do a zonal statistics analysis? I've google it but I haven't found anything solid? Is there a tutorial outthere to get me ...
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How you can repair invalid topology errors within postgis?

I've imported the shapefile of corine land cover project to my postgis database and the select gid, ST_IsValidReason(geom) from gis.clc2000 where not ST_IsValid(geom); returns in every occasion ...
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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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Permissive Open source planarize algorithm?

Is there a permissive open source implementation out there for a "planarize" algorithm (in the style of arcgis planarize - including user modifiable cluster tolerance)? NB this is not a duplicate of ...
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How to join two polygon layers into a resulting layer with overlapping polygons merged together (including attributes)

I am trying to find a method (in QGIS and/or GRASS) to join two layers of polygons into a resulting layer with merged overlapping polygons. It's hard to explain in words, so I've drawn a simplified ...
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QGIS 1.8 Desktop and Ubuntu 11.10

I'm working with QuantumGis 1.8 Desktop on Ubuntu 11.10. Two days ago the program crashed while I was working with some WMS layers and then it hasn't been working anymore. When I open QuantumGIS ...
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What is Change Detection and how I can perform such analysis with open source tools?

From wikipedia page: Change detection for GIS (geographical information systems) is a process that measures how the attributes of a particular area have changed between two or more time periods. ...
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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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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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What is the relationship between Autodesk and the MapGuide Open Source project?

In the year 2006 Autodesk started MapGuide as an open source project (MGOS). At the same time they began to develop the commercial version of MapGuide (MapGuide Enterprise MGE /Autodesk Infrastructure ...
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What is the best open-source web mapping solution for handling 3000+ polygons

I have 3000+ polygons which represent watersheds (18 main watersheds). At the first stage all the 18 watershed will show and their list will be placed in the left sidebar. If any user mouse over the ...
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Can ESRI Personal Geodatabase be viewed with any software other than ArcGIS?

Is it possible to open a PGDB file in software other than ArcGIS? i.e are there any opensource software available just for viewing the data?
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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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Open Source Remote Sensing vs eCognition, ERDAS etc Is it worth it?

What, if any, would be the main benefit of using a commercial tool like eCognition (in particular) or ERDAS as opposed to something like Orfeo Toolbox or OpenCV? (Feel free to suggest other open ...
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What open-source web mapping solution I need to use for this situation?

I will try to explain what I need to do. I have about thirty KML polygons. I need to put them on some satellite map. On the top of these layers (KMLs, satellite) there must go layer with roads. I ...
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Looking for a tool for Orthorectification of Archived Air Photos

I was wondering if anyone knows of an open source, perferabily something for QGIS and not GRASS, that can be used for orthorectifying scanned archived air photos. I have looked at OSSIM and a few ...
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Should I start a new project using MapGuide OS?

I'm wary of starting a debate based on opinion, so I lifted my title from this question which seems to be doing fine. I'm also worried about offending MapGuide enthusiasts so please understand I am ...
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How to put a roads layer (OpenStreetMap) on top of KML polygons?

I need to develop a map where KMLs are overlayed with road layers. So, KMLs are polygons, and I would need to use a map tiles like OpenStreetMaps. But the problem is how to put roads on top of KML ...
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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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Opensource Tools for Optimizing Server Performance

I use a server with a basic Microsoft OS primarily for data storage and as a central repository for edited vector data. These data are not intended to be used as mapping or GIS products available ...