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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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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 an open source tool to planarize graphs?

I read about the planarize function in ArcGIS, which seem to do exactly what I want. Is there a similar feature in QGIS or another free tool? I have a shapefile with various shapes intersecting each ...
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gvSIG advantages

Direct comparison between software may not be the best thing to do but as I can't arrive at a conclusion thought of asking here. Is there any gvSIG user in this GIS community? Looking at the ...
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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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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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select by attribute on shapefiles with open-source python modules

I usually use ArcGis 9.3.1, but when running a python script that includes Select_by_attribute (from gp), the script runs very very slowly. Is there a way I can perform a select-by-attribute on a ...
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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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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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Memory leak in ArcGIS aggregate points/buffer/Addfield/cursor

I am starting to have concerns about the ability of ArcGIS 10 to fulfill a deliverable of mine. It got me to wondering what exactly else there is, that can perform similar functionality? ET ...
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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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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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Arcgis Server vs Open Source software [closed]

What do you think what are the advantages and disadvantages (of both)? Of course appart from fact that open source software is free to use. I mean rather somethink like capabilities, functionality, ...
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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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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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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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Looking for web and desktop tools with GML support

I am a graduate student and a novice in GIS field. I have few GML files that contain vector polygon data and I want to see them in a map format. The problem is that I do not have access to ...
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Where do I find the ogr2ogr command for Mac OS X Lion?

I am looking for the equivalent of FWTools for Mac OS X, Lion. Is there anything I can easily install and get that command?
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How to calculate orientation of line segments using open source GIS?

I'd like to calculate the orientation of line segments relative to north direction using open source tools. Which tools or functions would you recommend?
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3D visualisation with open source GIS software [closed]

I'm searching for QGIS (or other open source GIS software) tools that can analyse XYZ data. Also I'm interested to hear about if anyone have migrated to non commercial software regarding geological ...
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Workflow in ArcGIS 10

Our agency has collabrated with six townships and one city for preparing an inventory of stormwater network. We are using ArcGIS 10 (2 ArcView licenses) and ArcPad 7.1 (stuck with it since our ...
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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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How to efficiently project datasets of varying coordinate systems into one coordinate system?

I am working on streamlining data processing at my organization. Currently we are using various large-scale Models that we will gradually bring into Python. The gist of our data processing is as ...
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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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In Qgis, Is it possible to edit the datasource of a Postgis layer?

After creating a layer with RT_SQL_Layer plugin, I want to change some details in the query. Is it possible? or I have to aways create a new layer every time I want to change something in the query? ...
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Best way to visualize Google Maps and Mapinfo (or SHP or SQLite) at the same time?

I am having a bunch of Mapinfo data of a large area. This data has multiple layers and is also available as SHP, and of course it could be easily converted to SQLite ("SpatiaLite"). Although probably ...
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OpenLayers Style Question … not working in IE

I'm trying to use OpenLayers to produce a map I'm using the following to style a layer in the map. It seems to work fine in Firefox but I get javascript error in IE 'symbolizer' is null or not an ...
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flex/AIR based SLD generator?

Styling layers in GeoServer can be tedious to say the least. While Styler can relieve some of that tedium, it doesn't yet work in chrome. It can wreck existing styles if not carefully used and still ...
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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 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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How to cut a shape file?

I want to use a shape file of the Corine Land Cover. This covers all of Europe, but I am only interested in the area of Scandinavia. How can I cut this file using free software (preferably a ...
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Which are the best open source tools/solutions for digitizing road networks?

I was thinking on tools/plugins for QGIS, but other good suggestions are welcome.
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Converting tax map polygons from Shapefile to table of map number and corner coordinates

Fairfax County, Virginia provides a Shapefile here which shows the boundaries of the tax maps as polygons. Each polygon simply consists of four corners, and what I'd like to do is create a table ...
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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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How to display intersecting roads and create multiple labels for long roads in QGIS?

I am new to GIS and I am using Qgis 1.7.3 on Windows. Can any one please tell me how to display a map from line shapefile with these two characteristics: Roads are displayed with borders at the ...
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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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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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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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Is there an open source tool for both road network analysis and geocoding?

Is there any one open source software package that can perform both road network analysis and geocoding?
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How to create a polygon from other polygon boundaries?

I want to write an algorithm that creates a polygon inside a hole made by a set of other polygons. It's something like a flood fill and it's like the "boundary" tool in Autocad. The image shows an ...
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What do I need to create 3D model of real terrain?

I'd like to create 3D model of some real terrain (to be exact it's about some real roads and only as much as 80m to 100m of roadside - 40m to 50m of each side). As I don't have access to highly ...
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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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Which interpolation method is the most suitable for DEMs?

Which interpolation method is the best suitable for hill/valley areas and normal ground with undulations and rivers? When working with Aster 30mX30m DEMs, which method will give the most realistic ...
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What are the most efficient Geographic Weighted Regression packages?

What are the most memory efficient open source packages for calculating a geographically weighted regression (GWR)? I am in a situation where I need to do a geographically weighted regression on a ...
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How stable is MapWindow on a 64 bit machine

One of my favorite ArcGIS extensions (N_SPECT) is no longer going to be supportd under ArcGIS 10. It will be totally rewritten as a MapWindow plug-in, so I need to get up-to-speed with that in case a ...
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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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What FOSS GIS has the option to link attribute tables to rasters

In ArcGIS rasters can have attribute tables. What FOSS GIS offers a similar option?
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Ways to load OS VectorMap data

Us lucky fellows in the UK have been able to access public geodata from Ordance Survey under an open licence since April this year. Some of the datasets, including VectorMap, are broken into 100 ...
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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 ...