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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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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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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 ...
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Unable to see whole world map by decreasing panzoom bar?

I am seeing one weird thing in Openlayers today. I am unable to see whole map by using panzoombar, previously i used to. <html> <head> <title>OpenLayers Example</title> ...
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Options for a historic Web Map?

EDIT: I'm an intern at a small local history museum. We have a budget of $0. Project overview: I've got a bunch of old paper maps. When I say old, I mean 1800s and up. They've been scanned into ...
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Compiling Grass from Source in Ubuntu

Hi a while ago I drafted a semi-universal guide on how to compile GRASS GIS on Ubuntu. Because I had enough emails asking more details I thought to post it here for everyone and if possible to ...
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Opensource solutions for finishing maps

After seeing the $600 price tag for Adobe Illustrator, I am especially interested in learning open source solutions for finishing maps created in a GIS. What open source, or commonly available, ...
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Comparison components open source GIS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comparison of Open Source Desktop GIS Packages I'm doing a little research to the available open source GIS-applications. I found a lot of OSGIS on the internet and now ...
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Selecting a suitable GIS for my project

I need to develop a web-based map using existing shape files. Using the web-map, we must be able to select a region and produce contours for that selected region. Can any one suggest the best open ...
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Loading Raster and vector data In MapGuide using Maestro

I am new to Mapguide , working on it for my summer Internship.I have Installed it perfectly. Now the task is to load vector data and Raster data in map Guide (mainly have to load *.shp files and *.tif ...
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looking to integrate R-trees into AlchemyDB

I am the author of AlchemyDB: http://code.google.com/p/alchemydatabase/ I would very much like to add geospatial indexing in the form of R-trees (most likely) and need some advice on whether or not ...
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OpenLayers 2.12 Release Schedule? [closed]

Does anyone here know when OpenLayers 2.12 is likely to become a Stable release rather than a release candidate, it contains so many handy performance and user interface improvements that I really ...
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Advice on a generic open-source package roadmap

I just wanted to ask an advice from the open source GIS gurus on a recommended stack to use for my envisioned project, as I do not fully understand the limits of the possible with most packages. I ...
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Looking for open-source solution to show map with massive objects(3x3 polygon) on a web site

I don't have much experiance in GIS systems. I am developing a web site which need to show a map with 3m x 3m rectangles for a radius of about 400 meters.(about 58,000 polygons for one location) I ...
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How to batch process (100s) of interpolations in QGIS or other open source software programs?

Is there an efficient way to run 100s of interpolations in QGIS or other open source software programs? I have groundwater contamination data collected from monitoring wells at about 800 different ...
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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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Is there any open-source object-oriented GIS?

Most GIS are layer based. But I am looking for open-source object-oriented GIS. Is there any out there? By object-oriented I mean logical data model for vector GIS. Here's explanation of my ...
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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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Where can I get neighborhood boundaries?

Besides Zillow's creative-commons licensed neighborhood boundaries shapefiles, what sources of neighborhood boundaries are there? Not just in the US, but all over the world. Free/open source is ...
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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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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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Large mosaic process failing - what are the options? software independent only focussed on result

I need to mosaic about 550Gb of tif imagery together and the software I have tried keeps failing. The area has been split into zones so that the smallest has approx 200 tiles. I have used the latest ...
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Are there GIS tools for simulating landscape fragmentation?

I am currently looking for any GIS packages (or add-ons) that allow the simulation of landscape fragmentation on raster data. Maybe also other software than GIS tools? Does anyone of you have had ...
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Which open source software to create desktop interface for Geo-processing tools?

I want to create an desktop interface to create geo-processing tool and that to using Open source GIS software. I will be using Postgresql and postgis too to save and retrieve data for operations. I ...
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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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How to smooth the polygons in a contour map

Here is a contour map for which all the polygons of levels are available. Let ask how to smooth the polygons keeping all vertices preserved in their exact locations? Indeed the contour is made on ...
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WMSGetFeatureInfo not showing in Firefox and chrome

This code set works for me in IE but not in Firefox and chrome.What is the problem? Map is showing in all browsers ,but when i click on point of map nothing showing in Firefox and chrome. Welcome ...
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3D snapping in open source platforms

I'm looking for tools and extensions in open source platforms (gvSIG, QGIS, uDig, etc) that allows 3D snapping. In the last years, most of the projects my company is working on required the editing ...
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Is there any safe fme alternatives?

Just wondering if there is any open source solution which comes close to safe FME? I would like to integrate it into my workflow, but it´s just another few thousand which my employer has to give out ...
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Open Source Tools for Mobile GIS app development?

I want to create a complete Map application with the facilities of edit geometry and attributes of layers. The server and client for the application should be some open source tools. The application ...
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Any Open source implementation just like ArcGIS Desktop Identity function? [closed]

I tried to identity thousands of points with millions polygon. ArcInfo work well but i have to get the result from Web Services.So i tried to implement the algorithm(Point in polygon) by myself,it ...
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Comparison of Open Source Desktop GIS Packages

I'm curious as to what comparisons are out there between different Open Source Desktop GIS software packages. I'm aware that there has been a QGIS and gvSIG comparison on this site but I am looking ...
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Enrich a dataset of POIs with OpenStreetMap

I have a list of POIs, some with a full description and some with only a few data entries, like the following: 6.9441000 50.9242000 [50677] (Ital) Casa di Biase [Köln] 6.9373600 50.9291800 ...
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Overlaying user raster datasets on nasa world wind

Currently I am developing a desktop application with Nasa world wind JDK for 3d visualization of my data sets, but when i overlay my raster data sets those are vertically exaggerating with the default ...
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Create a color scale/legend for choropleth map using geotools (or other open source Java library)?

I'm experimenting with choropleth maps using geotools. Is there an easy way to add a color scale to the map (using geotools itself or some other os library)? By a color scale I mean a bar that shows ...
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Open source engine that is similiar to ArcEngine

If I was to develop a mapping application to be a standalone windows app, is there an open source engine that is somewhat comparable to ArcEngine?