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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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Retrieving average building height in urban areas?

I am looking for a way to collect data on the height profile of some cities over time. I don't need to produce a detailed 3D reconstruction of cities, nor do I need to detect and measure individual ...
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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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What are license options to share and distribute ArcGIS ModelBuilder toolkit?

Do you have expertise or experience to share on what software license can be used to share a model created in ArcGIS ModelBuilder to ensure that it is free to use, or used for non commercial purposes. ...
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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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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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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 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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Is TileMill opensource?

I was reading this GIS.SE question about whether TileMill will be replaced by Mapbox Studio. I got worried about the future as a TileMill user, and the question suddenly came to me "isn't tilemill ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Recommended opensource solution for storing, publishing and querying GIS data

Our company has millions of feature classes currently stored through ArcSDE on SQL Server 2008 R2. We are kind of slowly making our way to opensource software. What we want to achieve is to be able ...
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Issue Trying to create Zonal Statistics using Gdal and Python.

I am trying to create zonal statistics using Python and Gdal. I have a polygon shapefile and a raster file, and in order to do so, I am using a piece of code I found in StackExchange. The raster and ...
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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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Open Source Interpolation Service?

We are seeking an open source solution for dynamic (on the fly) IDW or Kriging points interpolation. Basically we are looking for something similar to ArcGIS Spatial Analysis Service. ...
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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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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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How to bring polygons closer to a point?

I have some scattered polygons with a lot of space between them. I want to make a thematic map but all that white space doesn't look very good, so I want to bring the polygons closer to the center of ...
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postgres command to save the line coordinates in openlayers

I am working on project that we create one map ant editing toolbar. Then by using that editing tool bar we can draw point, line, polygon on the map. Next we are converting the line, point, polygon ...
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GeoServer in Windows x64 - war file installation versus Windows installer?

After running a GeoServer war file installation in Tomcat for some time in Windows Server 2008 x64, I've become increasingly unhappy with Tomcat's chronic memory issues and leaks. Now that the ...
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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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Open-source projects that use DotSpatial?

I'm intrigued by what I see with DotSpatial, mainly for its C# interface with GDAL. I've downloaded the source (and the 3.5 x86 package) and I'm a bit stuck with using the GDALHelper class to ...
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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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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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Can I create blended images with GDAL command line utilities?

I've written a program in Python with GDAL bindings that generates a single band georeferenced GeoTIFF as output. From there I use the GDAL commandline tool gdaldem to colorize that image to ...
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Open Source viewer Like ArcReader

I would like to know if their are any open source map desktop based map viewers something similar to ArcReader. Preferably if this can use the files created from QGIS.
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Are there any alternatives to ArcGIS Locator Report?

I'm a pretty new GIS programmer and I've found ArcGIS/Arcpy to be extremely unstable. I'm trying to run a Locator Report in arcpy with no success. I'm wondering if there are any other alternatives? ...
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Complete lookup table for German admin codes in Geonames data? (admin4_code)

I am working with both the postal and Geonames data for Germany. I noticed that while the Postal data may be used as a lookup for ADMIN_CODES 1-3 (ADM1,ADM2,ADM3), it does not mention ADM4 at all. ...
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Downloadable, Open Source, IP GeoLocation database

I have an open source project I need a similarly open source IP GeoLocation database for. i.e. IP address to country (and ideally city). Ideally with a license that allows redistribution. This is a ...
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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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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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Creating Polys and Displaying geo points within. ( Where to start? ) [closed]

Hey all, I'm somewhat of a newb when it comes to creating mapping solutions. I've stayed on a pretty high level playing with openlayers and pulling data from various webservices. The first part of ...
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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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Looking for map calibration software and city database

I'm in need of a mapping software which, given a map, lets you calibrate it (choose which geographic coordinates project to which pixels on the map image) and then given a database of cities, you can ...
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Creating GeoTiff from Tiff+WorldFile+Proj

I'm currently using the global mapper export function to convert my tiffs+worldfile+projection file to geotiff. Is there a commandline tool (for Linux) that lets me do the same thing? "gdaltranslate" ...
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How to apply a specific Rendering to an Image and export to JPEG?

We have a specific process which generate an interpolated single band 32-bit Float Raster in Erdas Imagine (.IMG) format. This process generates an image every hour. We wish to apply a specific ...
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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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Building a WebGIS with search functionality for a charity

I am playing with the idea of building a Basic Web based GIS system for a charity. The problem: I work for a charity that deals with people with Cleft Palates. They currently have a website, but ...
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Viewshed / Line of Sight analysis- as a batch process?

I wish to carry out a line of site analysis similar to the subject in here (preferably within QGIS): Visual Impact Assessment in QGIS or GRASS Scenario: I have two points, A and B. Point A is a ...
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GIS newbie, How to georeference a jpeg metro map using OSS?

I have a metro map in jpeg format and I want to georeference it. My goal is to find GPS location of the metro stops and visualize them on google maps. Probably, the first step is to overlay the map ...