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Software for amateur topographic surveys

I'm interested in doing rough topographic surveys using my tripod-mounted Brunton transit compass for azimuth readings and laser rangefinder (and maybe an optical level), so obviously going to be much ...
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Which software for mapping connection intensity between locations

The idea is to map the connection intensity (number of rides) between different locations, and groups of locations, in a bike sharing scheme. I wondered if someone could give me high level advice ...
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What can I use for Territory Management in Canada?

For our Canadian organization, I would like to map out the Postal Codes for each sales rep on a map. I've so far used R to pretty good success, but it completely lacks the interactivity I need to ...
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In depth assessment of SuperMap GIS? [closed]

Does anybody have any idea about SuperMap GIS? What are its limitations and strengths? How does it compare to other GIS (especially ArcGIS)? Can a local Government Department rely on it?
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I want to browse a city map offline, what are my options?

I found exports on http://download.bbbike.org/ and http://metro.teczno.com/ But it's not tiles, so it's not really usable unless I render it. Are there software where I can browse openstreetmap.org ...
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How should “consumer oriented” geographical applications be called?

I se the term GIS being used for professional applications, while there is a growing interest on applications (online or desktop) that use Web Maps and User-Generated GPS Data so that individuals can ...
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GIS mapping software for visualizing and publishing maps [closed]

Currently I am writing my Bachelor thesis and for testing purposes I need software where I can visualize and publish maps and put vector data (point, line, polygon) on them. Can anybody recommend such ...
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In what data format should I export a (lat,long,alt) or (x,y,z) grid to be compatible with the largest number of GIS software?

I am new to GIS and developing an application that generates a 3D grid with (latitude, longitude, elevation) or (x, y, z) metric triplets, and I would like to add an exporting feature that ensures ...
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Combine aerial imagery pictures to create a layer

We are looking for software or a web service that we can put in pictures we took using our weather balloon to create a single image, that we can use as a layer for our GIS project. Preferably free, or ...
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Self-hosted WeoGeo-style geospatial library software

I've been hearing a lot about WeoGeo Library recently, but (a) it costs and (b) it is hosted 'in the cloud', which is not acceptable for the data my organisation is using because of data usage ...
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Best way to build my own simple web-based map server

I've got a requirement for a project where I need some relatively simple mapping functionality on a web page. I'm familiar with the Google Maps APIs but unfortunately this is a project that will be ...
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Display freight volume by city on a geographic map

I have been requested to show on a geographic map the volume (in meters cubed m3) of freight (parts) that ship to various cities (Canada/USA). The idea is to show which cities receive the most freight ...
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What annoys you about your GIS Environment?

Hello Spatially Enabled Folk, I have a question regarding your favourite GIS environment. Over the past few decades, there have been the usual major players, MapInfo, ESRI, Intergraph (Grass?), and ...
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Best software to draw lines on Maps (eg. Neighbourhoods or Streets) and then import it into SqlServer 2008?

I wish to draw some custom boundaries (eg. neighbourhoods or streets or city boundaries). What software (free or paid) can I use to do this? I read that google maps recently has support for this? ...
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Where to buy training licenses for learning ArcObjects?

A client of mine wants me to do some work with C# and ArcObjects. However, I have no real experience with C# (or much ArcObjects except with Java to be honest). Rather than outsource the work, I ...
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Is MapMaker interoperable?

Has anyone used / come across MapMaker GIS Software http://www.mapmaker.com? A consultant has stated that they will use this for a piece of work involving GIS analysis and that it is compatible with ...
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Alternative to Terrasync for Trimble Windows Mobile unit

I have a number of Trimble Nomad 900 series devices and am currently using TerraSync. TerraSync does the job, but are there any other alternatives out there that would be even simpler to use? ...
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Looking for software to interface GPS data with PC

I have GPS Unit from Garmin (GPS 18xPC). I'm looking for software I can install on my PC that will allow me to interface with the data I collect on my GPS unit. Any help will be great
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Looking for map calibration software and city database

I'm in need of a mapping software which, given a map, lets you calibrate it (choose which geographic coordinates project to which pixels on the map image) and then given a database of cities, you can ...
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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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GDAL ECW Support on OSX

I have a large number of ECW format raster images and would like to use with GDAL (and ultimately in QGIS) on Mac OSX. Having seen that there is no official ESRI support for the ECW library on any ...
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Which arcgis extensions do you find most useful? [closed]

Which arcgis extensions do you find most useful? The institution I work is trying out arcgis for the first time and they asked me to come up with a list of the most useful extensions available. ...
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Location storage and query algorithms. How do they work?

One of the most important aspects of a GIS-equipped database is that it provides the user with the capability to quickly query for all points within some arbitrary geographic area that match some ...
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Recommendations for road maintenance management (on a small scale)

I am in a road association and we maintain our own 3 mile dirt road. In doing research on best practices for maintenance I discovered that other organizations use some mapping/GIS programs to help. ...
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Secure online GIS for sensitive data?

My company I started working for is looking to move from ArcInfo and MapPoint to an online GIS for easier data access/availability. Obviously the GIS capabilities needed are rather basic, but ...
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Formal Training in Software Development

I am a GIS Programmer/Analyst in Vermont with formal training as an Environmental Scientist with GIS. I have found throughout my GIS career the need to learn programming skills. I currently work for ...
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Where should I start advanced GIS learning

I am relatively familiar with most of the GIS stuff. I develop GIS applications as well with open source offerings. Still I find some lapses in my theoretical knowledge in GIS. What resources can you ...
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Alternative cartographic software programs?

I am looking for an alternative software product for cartography other than ArcGIS and Adobe Illustrator. The graphic quality in ArcGIS outputs is substantially poor when compared to outputs in ...
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Basic Mapping Software

I have a desktop application for a client that needs to map a main subject location and around 5 "comparable" locations, within a range of 1-2 miles (often even less), from an aerial view, and zoom in ...
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Any idea what software abc.net.au is using on the scrolling before/after earthquake aerials?

Japan Earthquake: before and after the copyright says: © Google, Digital Globe, GeoEye Guessing it's something of Google's since Digital Globe and GeoEye are probably only the aerial image's ...
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GIS - Beyond Earth

I wanted to open a discussion on GIS beyond Earth. Here are some questions so far. Would the term GIS be changed to something else since the term "geo" means of Earth (e.g. Lunar Information ...
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Landscape software to analyze amount of dirt moved

I'm about to embark upon a design project for re-contouring landscape around my home. Assuming I get an accurate measurement of the landscape into the computer, and after I modify the landscape model ...
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Tools for planning a building

I'm planning to build a cabin, and I'd like to combine all the GIS data available from my home country with my own measurements for placing and the cabin layout. That is, I need a tool which can: ...
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What are some of the OSX GIS tools

Most Opensource tools are cross platform; however, some GIS tools such as ArcGIS are platform specific (windows only). What are some of the GIS tools that are usable on the mac? EDIT Although thank ...
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Geomedia resources

Are there any Intergraph Geomedia users visiting this site? As of today, there is not one question about Geomedia. Do you know about any site where there is any discussion on Geomedia products ...
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Is there a web page where I can test a WMS URL?

I am using JMP 9, which supports WMS maps (as a client), but it doesn't seem to be working now. Is there a web based, or small install GIS client on which I can test a WMS URL? [To clarify, I was ...