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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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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?
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Web-map with mouse-over effect

under photoshop, I have different layers, each representing a region and a background which the country. I would like to make an animated map for the web, that is when the mousse is over a region, it ...
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Getting started to Web GIS development using JAVA [duplicate]

I am a newbie in GIS web development with java. I am starting to chose the tools(open source) to start with. Can i use degree with eclipse or should i use geomajas instead. thank you
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How to publish a GML file as a Web Feature Service (WFS)?

I am interested in publishing a GML file as a WFS. I don't want to use a database like PostgreSQL. What would be the rough steps I need to do for that? I like to use open source software (geoserver). ...
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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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Hydro-Enforced/surface constraint DEM Creation using GRASS/QGIS

I am wondering if there is a way to create a hydro-breakline enforced DEM by means of any open source solution? I am able to create a DEM from Lidar data using GRASS, but would like to enforce some ...
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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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GRASS Geoprocessing in Python Script

I´m trying to get some GRASS geoprocessig tools running in a python script outside GRASS. I´m able to import grass.script, but I´m not able to get the tools running yet. Does anybody know what I´m ...
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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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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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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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batch create DEM from contour maps (open source)

I have around 100 shapefiles of contours (1m interval) that I need to turn into DEMs; Is there a way to batch create these mde from contour lines? Using open source preferably.
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Get all vertices of a polygon using OGR and Python

I'm having a little trouble with the Python OGR API. What I am trying to do is get all the coordinates of each vertex of the outer ring of a polygon. This is what I have so far: import osgeo.ogr ...
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How can I assign road names from OSM to gis linestrings using open source tools?

Starting with a shapefile of linestrings I want to assign street names to these lines if there is a match with a road/street in OpenStreetMap. There are no exact matches as the linestrings have a ...
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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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Is there an open source GIS to view and edit CityGML models?

I'm looking for an open source GIS that supports viewing and editing of CityGML models. So far, I've found a list of open source applications that support CityGML, but they all seem to be ...
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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 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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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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Is there a free and open-source MXD to SLD converter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to edit or convert ArcGIS 10 layer style to a SLD’s file I'm trying to set up a web map server for one of the government agencies in my country. Server setup's done ...
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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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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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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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How can I switch baselayers as a user zooms in to the map in OpenLayers

I have a map which overlays Open Street Map data on imagery for Pennsylvania. As a baselayer to the roads (and eventually other layers) I have two baselayers - Blue Marble NG and USGS EROS 1ft ...
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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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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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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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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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Which GIS support DXF and/or DWG?

Which GIS support DXF and/or DWG (preferably read&write)? Update: Are there any open source GIS supporting these or similar CAD files? Support of CAD files generally seems to be problematic. ...
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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 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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Looking for a fast, open-source raster cost-distance function to use in code

I've been scouring the internet for a fast, open-source cost-distance function that I can embed inside my code. The functionality should basically work like the ArcGIS implementation where I can ...
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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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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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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 ...