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Efficient algorithms for recovering watershed boundaries?

This is somewhat related to a previous question I asked: What Algorithm is used by ArcGIS Watershed tool? I was wondering if there is a more efficient way to calculate catchment areas if you are ...
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0answers
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Custom python datasource to QGIS

I'm working on a homebrew spatial feature data format, and using Python to write it's API. It occoured to me that use some tool like QGIS to display my data would be very nice to have, for debug/test ...
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2answers
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Generating GeoJSON with Python

Hi I want to programatically create a GeoJSON file using polygons from a shapefile but adding attributes from my own application. This is easily done for a shapefile: def ...
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1answer
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Calculate bounding box + buffer for rendering a map tile with mapnik library

Mapnik library has a Projection object (I'm using Python bindings): spherical_mercator = '+proj=merc +a=6378137 +b=6378137 +lat_ts=0.0 +lon_0=0.0 +x_0=0.0 +y_0=0 +k=1.0 +units=m +nadgrids=@null ...
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1answer
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Locate DTEDs from one layer that intersect a polygon in another layer

I'm new to the GIS world, and using ArcGIS 10, so please forgive me if this is a simple question. I have DTED files (level 2) that I have placed into a mosaic dataset, and I'm trying to determine ...
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1answer
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Combined area of all features within features of another layer

I have a grid shapefile (basically, a half-degree grid of the world, where each cell has a unique id number), and a set of files with features. I want to record for each grid cell, all the areas ...
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Compiling Python Scripts That Use ArcGIS Geoprocessing Tools

I've been coding with Python for several months now and have developed some reasonably complex scripts for primarily geoprocessing tasks. That being said, I'm still learning a lot as I'm coming from a ...
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How do I programmatically update/recreate an ArcSDE feature class from external sql data?

I have an ArcSDE feature class that contains project points based on xy data from an external SQL databaes. (Not a geodb). I am looking for the best way to "recreate" the ArcSDE feature class from the ...
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What are the best resources for learning GIS programming with Python?

In your opinion, what is the best book/site to learn Python with GIS goals in mind? By "best", I mean: not very long (book) easy to understand (book/site) good practical examples (book/site)
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How do I develop my GIS programming skills?

I would like to develop my GIS programming skills, where do I start? People say learn C++ or Python but where can I learn this in a geographic context? Tutorials or anything would be very helpful, as ...