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Code to calculate elevation profile along line from a DEM

Given a DEM (Digital Elevation Model) say in and a line (x1,y1) --> (x2,y2) (paired coordinates (x,y)), how can one calculate the elevation profile or cross-section projected on that line ? I am ...
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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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I'm new to GIS and I'm looking for a developer-friendly web GIS [duplicate]

I'm a recent Computer Science graduate who prides himself on his knowledge of software development and problem solving, but has no idea how GIS systems work. (Read: I'm a programmer.) I've been ...
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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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Creating square grid polygon shapefile with Python?

I have the following coordinates minx, maxx, miny ,maxy = 448262.080078, 450360.750122, 6262492.020081, 6262938.950073 I wish to create a square grid of size 1 m using python. import math ...
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Finding points in extent using VBA

Is there a way to select a point from my map's current extent? I want to use ArcObjects to tell me if there is at least one point visible in my extent. I'd like to do this entirely in VBA, and without ...
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How to efficiently determine if a collection of coordinates (polygon) is an ellipse?

I'm attempting to determine a geometry type based on a collection of coordinates and have come across a situation where I'd like to differentiate between what is a "polygon" and what is an "ellipse". ...
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How to modify existing grass gis tools and run them in QGIS?

I would like to take an existing tool of the grass tool box and modify the code to the specific needs of my task. As I´m struggling to start some kick-off would be great. How to access code? What do I ...
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What are the advantages of using Rails for a GIS/mapping application? [closed]

I've heard some good things about Rails, but I don't know much about it yet. There are only a few questions about Rails on GIS.SE (and there's not even a Rails tag). Is it worthwhile to learn about ...
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What programming languages are used by different GIS platforms?

Suppose a programmer has no knowledge of GIS, but wants to leverage his/her programming skills to get into GIS. Please list different GIS platforms, packages, etc. that use a particular language. (I ...
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Is it a bad idea to hold references to ArcObjects inside business classes?

According to best practices is it a bad idea to cache features and geometries inside business objects? If it is bad, what is the alternative way? References to features may be replaced with their ...
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How to programatically populate a shapefile field with polygon areas in OGR?

I'm trying to programatically populate a shp field with polygon areas: import sys import ogr ds = ogr.Open( 'tttttttttt.shp', update = 1 ) if ds is None: print "Open failed./n" sys.exit( 1 ...
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Looking for a basic PostGIS viewer to use as basis for own application

I'm looking for a rather basic PostGIS viewer. It should be possible to pan, zoom and retrieve coordinate information on mouse click. No need to support coordinate transformations. It should introduce ...
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Basic proj4 conversion UTM grid -> longlat and back

I'm a GIS novice, and am struggling to understand how to drive proj4 to accomplish what seems like a simple thing. I've googled for a couple of days, but everything I find seems to presuppose quite ...
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Replacement for ArcScripts

Does an equivalent of ArcScripts exist? I know of the the ArcGIS resource center and "Code Galleries" but does something that equates to ArcScripts where users share useful ArcGIS code exist? The new ...
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Getting all vertex lat, long coordinates every 1 meter between two known points using PHP?

I am currently using php to try and write code that will take a start point and end point latitude and longitude coordinate pair in decimal degrees and calculate the latitude and longitude of every ...
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Newbie to GIS Development in ArcGIS? [duplicate]

I am new to GIS development and was wondering if there are tutorials available for development in ArcGIS 10. I have some experience writing simple scripts in python and fooling around in model ...
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QGIS Standalone C++ Application with Qt: “The program has unexpectedly finished”

I'm trying to develop an Standalone Application with Qt and QGIS API. There are several code examples that should work, but they don't. The Problem is that everytime I use "QgsApplication" the ...