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In GIScience, is there a generally agreed list of top tier conferences?

In many fields, such as computer sciences, it seems to be quite clear which conferences are top tier and how a paper accepted to those conferences compares to journal publications in the same field. ...
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What are the “must read” academic articles every GIS professional should read?

There was a related question a while back that dealt with the top GIS blogs, but I'm also very interested in "academic" sources of GIS information. I'm currently updating my repository of information ...
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What are the main research areas under development for GISc today?

Along the lines of the closed topic about a master thesis, I would like to propose you guys with a question that it is simple: What are the main areas under active research and development for GISc? ...
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Is there a comprehensive list of latitude and longitude values for cities around the world?

I'm developing an application that calculates the distance between cities using their respective Longitude and Latitude values. But the problem is where to get a comprehensive list of latitude and ...
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Would it be possible to use geohash for proximity searches?

I'm looking to optimize point proximity geo searches time. My input is lat,lng point and I'm searching on a precomputed set of locations to n nearest points. I don't care how much time/space the ...
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Is the software used in the “seabed UFO” video GIS software? If so, what is it?

The icons almost make it look like the software is ArcReader or an ArcEngine based, but it's hard to tell from the video. I supposed it could not be GIS software at all. Is anyone familiar with this ...
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Managing error with GPS routes (theoretical framework?)

I'm looking for the appropriate theoretical framework or speciality to help me deal with understanding how to deal with the errors that the GPS system has - especially when dealing with routes. ...
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Distributed WMS (and TMS, optionally) server architecture, GPU rendering

What if we could use the power of dozens of servers to process a lot of incoming WMS requests? And more, using the power of GPU's to do the job of styling the maps for scalability and speed! The ...
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Linear Referencing Methods: Station Equation origins

DEAR PEOPLE FROM THE FUTURE: Here's what we've figured out so far… I am working in the pipelines field, and I get in touch with the concept of the linear referencing methods, specifically with ...
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Polygons of Land Use Change

I am doing a project where I am digitizing a map of Haiti from the 70s. Through R2V I digitized the lines and then I exported it into ArcGIS 10. I am just interested in the land use change, therefore, ...
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system runtime error from ArcHydro [duplicate]

I am getting the below error during execution of archydro. "system runtime interoperservices com exception (0x80004005): error HRESULT E_FAIL" I tried all options available on internet to solve this ...
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Longest common prefix of geohashed points

I currently use Geohash to index some points and retrieve information faster by providing a geohash prefix for a given point for a given distance.. For example if I get a given point at '1600 ...
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Is it possible to get the positions of all the stoplights for a given area?

I would like to know if there is a database of longitude and latitude values that locate all stoplights for a given area in the US like a city or a state? How would one go about obtaining this info? ...