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File Geodatabase (*.gdb) support in QGIS?

Following questions: Open Source Tool capable of reading Esri File Geodatabase (.gdb)? How to access file geodatabase in Qgis? How to get FGDB support in GDAL 1.9 without compiling? I have spent ...
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What are some Free and Open Source GIS Desktop packages

Can someone please give me a list of free and open source GIS desktop packages?
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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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Open Source Training Materials

This recent question made me wonder if there are any open source training materials for GIS. By this I don't mean training specifically for open source software - of which I know there are some - ...
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List of desktop GIS FOSS case studies

I think we should create a list of best desktop GIS FOSS case studies. First of all this list will be useful to anyone who considers desktop GIS FOSS for a project as an viable alternative.
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How to split shapefile per feature in Python using GDAL?

is it possible to split a shapefile per feature in python? (best would be a solution where i can temporarily save the resulting vector objects to the memory instead to disk). The reason: I want to ...
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How to add custom Feature attributes to ESRI Shapefile with Python?

I am seeking a way to take an existing ESRI Shapefile that has a Feature set of 200 countries. Each country Feature has an attribute of "NAME." My objective is to create a Python script that adds an ...
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Is there a way to properly have GDAL raise exceptions in Python?

I am working with GDAL in Python and have wanted to get GDAL to raise exceptions so that I can do something useful with them. For instance if a file cannot be opened with gdal.Open() I would like to ...
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How can I uninstall Quantum GIS that was installed using OSGeo?

I installed QGIS using OSGEO4W, and would love to know how to uninstall it, because when I go to "Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall" the program does not appear in the list of installed programs. ...
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What is the OSGeo4W-equivalent for Linux?

OSGeo4W is a windows based stack of GeoFOSS which is based upon cygwin. I know there is a package listing describing what is inside the OSGeo4W binary package and I could fetch and install every ...
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What Open Source (command line/API) method is there to orthorectify and georeference an aerial image given telemetry data?

How can I take an image and orthorectify it automatically with open source software? The information associated with each image is: camera specs latitude, longitude, elevation of the camera ...
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How can I use py2exe with the OSGeo4W Python installation?

I have a default Python installation in c:\Python27. I have also installed Python through the OSGeo4W installer, which has created a "sandboxed" Python installation with all the geospatial bindings I ...
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Do OSGeo4W and ArcGIS 10.0 use the same Python installation?

This question was asked several years ago at: Can ArcGIS and OSGeo4W share the same python install?, but it seems that versions have changed since then. I currently have ArcGIS 10.0 installed (not ...
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Point-in-polygon using Python and OGR

I want to use OGR in Python to write a simple point-in-polygon test: def point_in_polygon(point, polygon): """ point : [longitude, latitude] polygon : [(lon1, lat1), (lon2, lat2), ..., ...
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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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Advice in setting up foundational OSGeo enterprise GIS

First let me describe the task: My lab has approached me about setting up a simple GIS for a colleagues 'non-spatial' lab. There are a couple of key characteristics to the intended setup: Fully open ...
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Does OSGeo4W install a 32 bit or 64 bit version of QGIS?

I just want to know if you are installing Qgis via OSGeo installer on a windows 64 bits OS (XP, vista or 7) Does it install a 32 bits or 64 bits version of QGIS? Usually the stand alone installer ...
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Issues with osgeo - qgis.core and arcpy modules

Is it possible to have the python shell from either qgis or argis to load (import) both qgis.core and arcpy? I am developing a metadata creation tool and have completed the core functionality using ...
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How to transform data points from WGS84 to NAD27?

Preface: I have a set of lat and long data points from Google Maps, which I believe are in WGS84. My project data is in NAD27(BLM14). These points are in West Texas, where NAD27 differs from WGS84 by ...
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Are the functions in OGRPolygon accessible through the python bindings?

I'm currently trying to use the OGR python bindings to process some shapefiles. I want to obtain the number of interior rings in a polygon feature. Unfortunately I'm unable to use the documented ...
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Determine if shapefile and raster overlap in python

I am building a script in python using osgeo/gdal. I have a set of shapefiles and a set of GeoTiff raster files. I would like to have my script ignore shapefiles if they do not intersect with the ...
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OSGeo4W and QGIS 2.0

I just ran the OSGeo4W installer to update my previous installation and I noticed that it was updating my QGIS installation from 1.8 to 2.0. I haven't been able to find any information on the web ...
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How to run OSgo4W shell script on Windows?

I have a lot of DEMs that I want to use to create hillshades, slopes and color relief from and would like to automate the processes using a shell script within OSgeo4W shell. Here is the code I used ...
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How to use wget inside Msys - OSGEW4W?

I open MSYS from the OSGEO4W and type wget and I get 'command not found'. I'm using Windows 7. Does anyone know how to solve this? Thank you!
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Clip and copy files to same directory structure using OGR/GDAL with Python

We need to clip all our data (many TB) by a new boundary and save it while maintaining the same data structure. I want to use OGR/GDAL as the data is in shp/tab/kml/geoTif/ecw etc. I can find the ...
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How to uninstall standalone QGIS & reinstall in OSgeo4w on Win7?

I need to apply a patch to QGis but installed as standalone instead of OSGeo4w: foolish. I'd like to uninstall then reinstall via OSGeo4w so as to have linux-like updating support, but before I do ...
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How to exactly copy one installation to another PC?

I've installed qgis on one workstation using OSGeo4w. I've launched the installer from a local folder and I have downloaded source files on a remote mapped drive. Frequently I relaunch OSGeo4w to ...
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How to connect PostgreSQL from osm2pgrouting

I am using OSGeo Live. It is an Ubuntu system. I installed it in my PC. I was following one pgRouting workshop. http://workshop.pgrouting.org/index.html In one step, I needed to connect ...
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arcgis server performance comparison

Are there any recent comparisons/studies of arcgis server vs. open source gis servers in common tasks like providing a wms/wfs, filtering data/search performance, and so on? We received a lot of ...
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Has anyone compiled QGis for 64-bit Windows 7?

It seems to me that a 64-bit build would be a much desired version. Has it been done or are there Qt 64-bit compiler issues blocking the way?
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Osgeo live - Geonetwork install issues

I have a machine running OSGEOLIVE 6 Geoserver and most packages work without any issues but I can't get Geonetwork to run. The ApplicationsGeoserversGeonetworkStart seems to work fine but then I ...
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problem transforming CRS coordinates EPSG:4269 to EPSG:3857 in python

source_srs = get_srs(shp_abs_path) source_epsg = source_srs.GetAttrValue("PROJCS|GEOGCS|AUTHORITY", 1) print source_epsg #prints 4269 target_epsg = 3857 # because these are headed to leafletjs ...
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GDAL loads in Python, but not IPython (Linux)

I am trying my hardest to utilize the work of the good folks at the GeoDa center, but I cannot seem to get all of the components to load. GDAL, in particular, has been giving me some difficulty. The ...
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Converting Mapserver default URL to a more user friendly version

I use the default MapServer URL to view the map in browser. http://localhost/cgi-bin/mapserv?map=/home/mwh/osm-demo/basemaps/osm-google.map&mode=browse&template=openlayers&layers=all ...
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OGR CreateLayer returns TypeError

I'm trying to create a shapefile layer based on the spatial projection of an already existing raster. (Ultimately, this will be used in gdal.Polygonize to get a shape from my raster data.) However, I ...
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Converting arcpy based python script to OGR for semi-automated Metadata creation

I have created a script to automatically generate base ANZLIC standard metadata using arcpy based coding. Can anyone help me convert it to OGR/GDAL python? This is so that it can be run in QGIS and ...
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OSX 10.9 + QGIS 2.0.1 - Missing osgeo module

Running the following: QGIS 2.0.1 (via Kyngchaos) OSX 10.9 GDAL/OGR 1.10.1 (via Homebrew). Recently, I've become unable to use the OpenLayers plugin, which is complaining that I'm missing the ...
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Gdal2tiles with tif projection failure

I downloaded this .tif image of the world (small version) from Natureal Earth and tried to convert it to tiles using Gdal2tiles in OSGeo4W. In the terminal, I used the following commmand: gdal2tiles ...
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importing osgeo module in ubuntu 10.04

I have problem with importing "osgeo" module in ubuntu 10.04; I have installed GDAL 1.7 from source ( 1)./configure 2)make) however, still in python I cant import osgeo module. I appreciate any hints. ...
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What is the shell command for the tool 'simplify geometry' in QGIS?

I was wanting to batch the tool 'simplify geometry' for a set of shapefiles, in the osgeo shell.
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Osgeo Welcome window

Is it possible to disable OsGeo Live 7.0 Welcome window? It annoys me a bit appearing each time I Run the system. Solved by: menu->settings->settings manager->session and startup->"Application ...
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why is there a difference between using EPSG and using basic code

I have the OSgeo4w installed on my PC and I am trying to upload ITM(israel transverse mercator) landmarks to google earth. To do this I am using the cs2cs command.I noticed that i get a deviation ...
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Writing array to vrt

I would like to write an array from a single band image to a 3 band vrt where each band has the ColorInterpretation() tag of red, green, blue respectively. My code below; from osgeo import gdal ...
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Run OTB commands in OSGeo4W Shell scripts

I am trying to run shell scripts with Orfeo-toolbox commands, and I'm new to all this.... (I'm working in Windows 7). I can type otbcli_ComputeImagesStatistics -il Imagery/P1_10cm1.tif ...
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How to have PostGIS 2.1 and the Python osgeo library installed together without compiling from source?

My python application makes heavy use of the osgeo library. We're looking to upgrade from PostGIS 1.5 to PostGIS 2.1, and I'm having issues. I'm installing packages from the Ubuntu GIS PPA. Before, ...
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SetColorInterpretation() for a GeoTiff using GDAL not working

I have a single band image which I would like to copy to a 3 bands of a new image and set the ColorInterpretation to red, green and blue respectively. I have tried two approaches, one using the GTiff ...
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How to import a postgis database in ubuntu (osgeo live 7)

How does one import a postgis database in the ubuntu/osgeo live environment? In windows I would copy the backed up database file into the postgres bin folder and then use cmd to restore the databse. ...
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How to use gdal module in python

I am trying to import gdal modules from osgeo installed in my win64x machine but I get the following error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "", line 1, in from osgeo import ogr ...
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A way to log the output from the Msys terminal in OSGEO4W?

Is there a way to log all the text output from commands in the Msys terminal to a text file when using OSGEO4W in Windows? I'm using GDAL commands and specifically wish to record any error messages ...
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Why do I get different results with gdal_calc within the osgeo4w shell and QGIS' raster calculator?

I'm just wanting to make a simple map algebra operation in the osgeo4w shell using gdal_calc but I get wrong results when I divide one raster with the other. When I use the same rasters in QGIS and ...