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What are the steps required to extract building information from Lidar?

We are currently purchasing 2D building footprints and building heights, which have been derived from airborne Lidar by 3rd party companies. We are evaluating whether it makes sense to do this ...
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Software which can generate 3d modeling and texturing from Lidar [closed]

i am looking for a software which can generate not only 3d modeling but texturing at same time from lidar data.
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Help choosing an appropriate GIS solution for the following question [closed]

I am currently researching for an appropriate GIS solution. My requirements are pretty simple: Ability to create circles, symbols or diagrams with transparancy tied to their geographical location ...
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Is there an easy-to-install website plugin for territory routing?

For an application I'm creating, I want to be able to place dots on a map in locations that my users will be visiting. Each user will have his own locations he has to visit, so I'd like to 'connect ...
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Vectorized a historical soil map advice

I received a PDF file of a soil map in the Middle Rio Grande Valley near Albuquerque, New Mexico however it is dated in 1914. I was able to split the north and south because it came in one map and ...
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Finding coordinate pair at any given distance along calibrated route?

Goal: given a route as a set of ordered coordinates, measure the overall distance of the route and be able to access the coordinate pair at any given distance along the route. Application: I'm ...
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Software for opening .img files

I have some cpc precipitation data stored in IMG format.Could anyone suggest a software beside ERDAS imagine or Arcgis which can be freely downloaded?
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Leaf Area Index (LAI) processing software

I took a bunch of hemispherical vegetation images with a fisheye lense in the field. Now I am looking for a software that can (semi-)automatically translate these images in LAI values. So far I ...
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Unique Natural Area Code (NAC) for a building

NAC is a geocode system for identifying an object anywhere on the Earth. I am going to assign a unique NAC address for each building in Detroit. But different NAC addressed can be assigned to each ...
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Build a Raster GIS Web Application

We need to build a Web based GIS application for Raster data computation (analysis). All the maps are in form of raster images. We are failing from a week to find a proper tool which allows ...
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Open source space time series database management system

I am aware of the existence of space time DBMSs such as Druid, InfluxDB or OpenTSDB. Is there anything like it for spatially explicit data? A time series extension for a common spatial DBMS (say, ...
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Software/scripts to calculate Frontal Area Index (λF)?

Maybe you know some software/scripts to calculate Frontal Area Index (λF)? This article (page 2) describes that index. For now I have not found any software or script that can calculate that (even ...
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creating GIS data directly on camera images

If I'm taking few photos with superimposition and enabling a stereo system for images pairs, Is there a software for 3D or 2D calibrating that will enable then creating GIS vector data directly on ...
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Need software to create Info-graphic map

I want to make an info graphic map for history theme hence I am researching on Google for suitable software but not able to find suitable software and very less information regarding available related ...
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Is there free GIS reader that supports transparency of JPEG layers? [closed]

I need to make from my ArcMap layers (which are georeferenced JPEG files) a file that can work on a free and easy to use program. The program needs to be able to open multiple layers so we can put ...
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Digital Elevation Model Fusion

I want to fuse Digital elevation Models extracted from Carto-1 satellite. I already extracted DEMs & tried few algorithms in Matlab. Unfortunately as they are not Georeferenced i am not getting ...
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Free/Open-Source Archaeological Geophysics Programm?

Does anyone know a free/open source software or a GIS plugin for working with archaeological geophysics data, especially for data from a magnetic survey (magnetic gradiometer map)?
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Print A0 sized map

Currently I am exploring an option/software to print A0 sized maps on web and also on desktop, can you guide me if any software support this printing option. Note: ESRI will be expensive therefore I ...
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Are there any GIS software that can generate the input file for Air Quality Model(e.g. Caline4)?

I want to find a GIS software that can be used to graphically input some data, like geometry of emission points, receiver points and roads, by clicking in the base map (.dxf). And then I can ...
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Do you recognise the software used to make this map?

What software or template does Max Fisher use to create his maps for the Washington Post? Do you recognise the software used to make this map? As an example: More examples here: ...
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Career Advice for a GIS Graduate with 1 Year Experience [duplicate]

Any advice would be appreciated... Im a GIS Analyst with one years experience and no idea where to begin with professional development. I'm competent with the ESRI suite, although im not too familiar ...
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What GIS software is used by web maps sites (Google, Bing Maps, etc)?

We all have seen beatiful (imo) maps produced by Google and Microsoft. There are many others; some of them are of global use (such as MapQuest, TomTom or HERE), and some are just of country scale. I ...
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Analyzing spatial differences: conceptual and technical questions

My question is both conceptual and technical, but more conceptual than technical. It's a little long and multi-pronged, but I figured the best answers would consider everything, so thanks for bearing ...
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Find intercept WGS84 coordinates between two segments defined by (Lat1-Long1 and Lat2-Long2) and (Lat3-Long3 and Lat4-Long4)

I need to determine the WGS84 coordinates for a point that is defined by the interception of two segments represented by two sets of WGS84 coordinates each (lat1-long1, lat2-long2) and (lat3-long3, ...
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Is there an alternative for ERDAS IMAGINE AutoSync (eventuelly for QuantumGis)?

I had the possibility to work with a Demo-Version of the ERDAS IMAGINE module AutoSync. I have different geo-rasters (i.e. geoTIFFs) produced by UAV photography and which have to be matched the best ...
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Is there Open Source equivalent to Collector for ArcGIS to use with QGIS/PostGIS?

From my reading of the Esri web pages the Collector for ArcGIS is tightly tied to that platform. I would be delighted to learn that I am wrong about this. I have a strong interest in generic mobile ...
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Using attributes of a polygon in one layer to identify polygons in another

So I'm in the process of developing a web application, I am using open source tools so qgis, postgis, play framework for the web app. And I have come across an interesting problem that I'm trying to ...
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Converting files for use in fragstats

To use my data in fragstats i need to convert it into a signed integer grid. I have the data in a raster format and have tried 'right click>data>export data> and setting the format to 'Grid' and it ...
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Creating a postgis database a GML application schema

Is there any open Source tool(automated or semi-automated) that converts GML application schema to a POSTGIS database/table .Specifically I have a huge application schema containing many ...
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Alternatives for ERDAS Imagine

I am having trouble with the ArcGIS 10.1 and ERDAS Imagine 9.2 license conflict. From what I found out it isn't that rare, but interestingly enough why is there such a conflict in the first place? ...
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How do I get GIS experience if no companies hire entry level? [closed]

I graduated with a BS in Geography with a Business/GIS Minor, ever since I graduated I wanted to get into GIS. The GIS classes I took in college really interested me, but after 2 years of applying to ...
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Digitizing map into three dimension?

Can somebody help me in making 3-dimensional map from 2-dimensional??some software reference or some tool which can do this. I know the height of the building and other aspects....
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Infrastructure networks in GIS modelling

I am currently working on a GIS-based project which aims to model the interdependency of existing infrastructure networks, e.g. transport, oil, pipeline networks, etc. The network interdependency ...
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How to restrict buffer extent within land area only?

I need to create buffer for a point feature, but the buffer area will be restricted within the land area only. For example consider the following: A buffer of say 500 km radius is to be generated ...
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What python web-mapping framework to use?

I am interested in developing a web-mapping application. I am relatively familiar with Python and so i'm looking for a python framework. What are my options? what are the pros and cons of each option? ...
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Calculate field of view / angle of a point to a shapefile

I am trying to automate a calculation of the blocked fraction of a field of view from a point to a shapefile. I.e. find α in , such that α / 360 gives me the fraction of the field of view covered ...
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Render huge amount of points on a map

I already had a look here. My situation is, I have huge amount of points (about 1 million). I have to display these points on a map. I searched but I found arcgis solutions. I want an open source ...
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Interpolation Technique

We have following solar metro logy parameter through satellite data with resolution of 100 Km^2 (10Kmx10Km) Insolation on horizontal surface Diffuse radiation on horizontal surface ...
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AGI STK Server alternative

AGI has a server product called STK Server that exposes REST services to perform satellite acquisition planning. However the cost is astronomical $200k+ (pun inteded). They also have STK components ...
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UMN MapServer alternatives [duplicate]

I am new to GIS application world. I would like to ask what are the other alternatives to UMN MapServer in the market preferably open source?
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Looking for free / opensource Lidar web viewer

I have lidar data which I want deploy my users using web viewer. I will probably hold the data in PostGIS (not sure yet). Is there good opensource/free lidar viewer that I can integrate with ...
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Is there a software package that allows users to create map tiles?

We would like to create map tiles to be used via mobile device in the field in an offline environment. The imagery will come from our personal collection of aerial images taken via UAV.
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Variogram Software

I would like to know wich software are suitable to create Variograms and to know sill, nugget and range easily. I would prefer if this software could run in Linux. I've tried SAGA but lacks a lot ...
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Stitching Aerial Photographs

I am looking for software that is capable of stitching together large number of aerial photographs. The photos are taken with a high quality DSLR from a small helicopter, they cover about 100 meters, ...
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Open-source software solutions for an Esri user

I am currently a student and have been using Esri software pretty much exclusively for my GIS needs. I occasionally use R for raster creation, especially as outputs of statistical models - which I ...
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How to improve accuracy or extrapolate missing or bad GPS points

Is there an easy to use freeware tool to postprocess my location data, in order to correct 1) location errors (or improve accuracy not based on differential GPS correction) and 2) deal with missing ...
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Batch rectifying 200+ historic aerial images?

I have acquired historic aerial imagery for the surrounding towns, circa 1954, and the images have no georeference. I am looking for software to help me batch-rectify the 200+ images. I have current ...
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What are some user-friendly GIS alternatives to Alteryx and ArcGIS?

I'm posting for some inspiration. At my last workplace we used Alteryx extensively for all data analysis, pumping out shapefiles which we'd then symbolise and output maps in ArcGIS. In my new ...
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Python with GDAL and PostGIS as a replacement of ArcGIS

Few times ago, I worked with daily land surface temperature satellite images of an area with the size of Alaska. I had to process around one thousand images. I downloaded them, mosaiced, projected, ...
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Roadmap to creating a GIS?

Got asked that today in a job interview, I replied with the usual : Gather Data : what data do we want, do we possess it ? If not how to do we acquire it, etc. Database : after we have successfully ...