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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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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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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 to get “.GDB” (Esri File Geodatabase) support in Quantum GIS (osgeo4w - qgis)

Following questions: Open Source Tool capable of Reading .gdb? How to access file geodatabase in Qgis? How to get FGDB support in GDAL 1.9 without compiling? I have spent around 2 days to find the ...
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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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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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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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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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Import Error while Importing osgeo package [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install GDAL with Python on windows? I have downloaded Fwtools for python2.5 from http://fwtools.maptools.org(windows installer) after installing it, it was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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?