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Comparison of the different open source GIS servers

I currently know the following open source GIS servers: Geoserver: java based, vector and bitmap support, also supports. Is now on par with mapserver (performance-wise). mapserver: c/c++, used to be ...
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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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Embedding a open source topographic Earth (maybe Google Earth) onto a website?

For a project, I want to create a website that includes something that resembles Google Earth. For this website I would like the starry night background with the Earth in the middle (like that on ...
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Chosing a GeoCMS server collaboration tool

I have seen a few things about different GeoCms. Researching these, none of them by default to actually seem to be a GeoCMS. Somehow when you hook these up to mapserver they become a GeoCMS. I do not ...
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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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Create DEM from stereo pairs?

Does 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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Cloud Removal from Landsat Data

I'm trying to remove clouds from Landsat 5,7 and 8 data. I'm also trying to do this using only open source options, avoiding ArcGIS. I'm familiar with python and have some QGIS experience. Originally, ...
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Calculating minimum/maximum width for overlay of two polygon strips in ArcGIS or some Opensource GIS

Is there some solution for calculating minimum and maximum width for overlay of two polygon strips? When I clip these strips the result is another strip with variable width about 1 km and 20 km long. ...
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Open source alternative to Esri geoprocessing service concept?

I am searching for any examples of implementing a logic that Esri has built with geoprocessing services. You author a custom tool or it can be a system tool >> you publish it exposing this ...
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How to determine the distribution of pollutants using marine tissue samples?--3D Interpolation [closed]

I have point data representing tissue sampling performed by NOAA NCCOS for Gulf of Maine waters. I am assuming a temporal resolution of one sampling point per location for one year. I have searched ...
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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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Open Source Alternatives to Erdas ATCOR

I have been using Erdas ATCOR for atmospheric correction of ASTER imagery. What opensource options exist for atmospheric correction of ASTER Level 1B products? I'm primarily interested in converting ...
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Framework/software for dynamic WPS creation

We have some specific EO data processing facility and are about to provide an access to one using WPS-based interface. The are plenty of solutions for the task. However, it is hard to find one that ...
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Best GTFS-Editor for create and export routes

I am at inertial level and need information about gtfs-editor. I want to create routes,trips,patterns,etc... and export it to GTFS-format. I have setup locally two gtfs-editor TransitDataFeeder ...
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Extract raster values at points

How can I extract values from a raster by points. I prefer not in Arcgis. I prefer in Qgis or Mapwindow or other open source gis.
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How to convert to web mercator projection using an open source tool?

I've got a KML file which I need converted to a web mercator projection. This file will go into Tilemill. What are some good open source tools to convert files to the web mercator projection?
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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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Need a Benchmark GPS Trajectory data-set? Anyone?

I'm looking for a benchmark GPS data set, available for research purposes for free. I've found GeoLife GPS Trajectories dataset from Microsoft Research but I find it a little incomplete. What I need ...
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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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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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Creating noise maps using ArcGIS for Desktop or Open Source Desktop GIS?

In a previous role I helped create Noise Maps for Northern England. The predicted noise levels was done using the IMMI package (which I can recommend) and the cartographic output was done in ArcMap. ...
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Free software to publish tiles on Amazon S3?

Does anyone know of free software that would allow me to publish tiles on Amazon S3? I know of Arc2Earth, but it is not free.
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Open source, Python option for Arcpy's Con tool?

I'm wondering if there is a method to perform a function similar to Arc's Con tool, using open source options in python. I have two rasters, one that shows locations of clouds and the other is just a ...
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Build a Raster GIS Web Application

We need to build a Web based GIS application for Raster data computation (analysis). All the maps are in form of raster images. We are failing from a week to find a proper tool which allows ...
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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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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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Is there an open source Geocoding tool which can be used commercially?

Is there any Geocoding tool which is open source and can be used in commercial application? We tried Google geocoding API's but cannot continue with it because of some licensing limitation. Now ...
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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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Fleet And Fuel Management Software

Is there a free software like the ArcGIS Server/ tracker that can perform Vehicle Tracking and Fuel Monitoring? I would like to monitor more than 1000 units both stationary and moving. I would like ...
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Open source space time series database management system

I am aware of the existence of space time DBMSs such as Druid, InfluxDB or OpenTSDB. Is there anything like it for spatially explicit data? A time series extension for a common spatial DBMS (say, ...
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Is ther open source tool for calculating Getis-O-ord (ARCGIS) and able to customize in own platform

i would like to know is there any open source tool for calculating Getis-O-ord(ArcGIS)? If so can i customize for own application or can i write my script within that application like qgis.
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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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creating GIS data directly on camera images

If I'm taking few photos with superimposition and enabling a stereo system for images pairs, Is there a software for 3D or 2D calibrating that will enable then creating GIS vector data directly on ...
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Need software to create Info-graphic map

I want to make an info graphic map for history theme hence I am researching on Google for suitable software but not able to find suitable software and very less information regarding available related ...
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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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Is there any model builder in QGIS or other open source GIS?

Like the ModelBuilder of ArcGIS for Desktop to run simultaneous geoprocessing tools, is there any model builder available in QGIS or any other open source GIS software?
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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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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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Split polygon into four with respect to single point

Some days ago one of my colleague came to ask me a query related to Geometries. The situation is as....There is one Polygon(suppose a city polygon) and there is one point(suppose user's current ...
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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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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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Workflow to convert a DWG CAD file to a shapefile

I'm trying to develop a workflow where I can convert a .dwg file to .shp. I don't have a good understanding of which tools I should be using. My preference is to use software that runs on OSX, is ...
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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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What are the equivalents of ESRI products in open source for Web Mapping? [closed]

I have been using the following licensed products to publish my GIS data on web. web server: windows 2008 R2, GIS desktop: ArcGIS desktop, GIS web server: ArcGIS server, API: ArcGIS API for JS, ...
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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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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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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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Is there Open Source equivalent to Collector for ArcGIS to use with QGIS/PostGIS?

From my reading of the Esri web pages the Collector for ArcGIS is tightly tied to that platform. I would be delighted to learn that I am wrong about this. I have a strong interest in generic mobile ...
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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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FOSS method to split raster into smaller chunks

I have a raster (USGS DEM actually) and I need to split it up into smaller chunks like the image below shows. That was accomplished in ArcGIS 10.0 using the Split Raster tool. I would like a FOSS ...