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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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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 http://i.imgur.com/2rWYC1O.png , such that α / 360 gives me the fraction of ...
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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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I need to rectify 200+ historic aerials, looking for software to help with a batch-rectify

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 ...
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Conversion from .shp to.swf?

Does anyone know which free software can I use to convert a .shp file to a .swf?! I have created a shapefile on QGIS which I would project on STAT PLANET PLUS. In addition, I would like to display ...
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Bring trails onto a Garmin nuvi GPS

I seem to be having a lot of trouble uploading Utah Trails onto my nuvi 50 GPS. Is it not possible? The Black hills national forest has a img file that is able to be loaded onto the GPS, but the ...
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Reshaping polygons while preserving area

I'm looking to manually skew the shapes of areal polygons, but need to ensure their areas are not altered. Is anyone aware of any GIS tools or programming workflows that exist for manually reshaping ...
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Any open source alternative for ESRI maps for office

I am looking for an alternative for ESRI maps for office. I know it is very good product for analyzing data within MS office environment. My requirement: -I have few stores data contains location ...
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Fleet And Fuel Management Software

Is there a free software like the ArcGIS Server/ tracker that can perform Vehicle Tracking and Fuel Monitoring? I would like to monitor more than 1000 units both stationary and moving. I would like ...
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Tool for exporting las data

Is there any tool available for extracting the X, Y and Z channels from a .las file and exporting them to a .csv or similar file?
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I need recommendations for route planning software, preferably open source

While not productivity per se, finding a solution to my specific issue will lead to greater productivity and a better use of my time. As part of my freelance business, I do real estate photography. ...
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Multipoint routing logistics software solution?

I work for a state health program and am looking for the most efficient way to route inspectors from restaurant to restaurant. This is something like the travelling salesman problem, but with ...
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How to create a Winkel-Tripel map of countries with different colors?

I need a good quality rasterized world map, Winkel-Tripel projection, in which all countries have different (random?) colors. No borders, text, grid or anything else on the map. Is GIS the right way ...
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What are use cases of Esri's CityEngine?

I would like to know the use cases of Esri's CityEngine, and what distinguish this tool from the other standard GIS like ArcMap and QGIS? and in which fields could be used ?
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Framework/software for dynamic WPS creation

We have some specific EO data processing facility and are about to provide an access to one using WPS-based interface. The are plenty of solutions for the task. However, it is hard to find one that ...
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What are alternatives to ArcGIS for Desktop and Google Earth for these requirements?

I currently have a python script that will take in data and output it as a KMZ file, which I then open in Google Earth on my desktop. The data has two views; a 3D polygon tower (clustered data) and ...
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Advice on choosing ideal software for consultancy

I am taking the step to start a small business consultancy using digital map technology to assist retail business to better understand their environment and make informed location based decision. My ...
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Good advice regarding Mobile GIS Hardware and software for outdoor tasks?

Could anyone offer advice regarding outdoor mobile hardware and software for GPS-photos, data capture, and textual input. We don´t want to necessarily write long text, so the ability to write into ...
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What software would be useful to create General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS)?

I am doing a project in which i am required to create GTFS. I look at transit google developer forum which provide a format to create feed but that completely have to done by hand (we have to write ...
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How to manually edit 16 bit GDEM elevation data on a Geotiff file

I'm building a virtual 3D terrain scenery using both satellite imagery (google maps satellite) and elevation data from GDEM Aster elevation data (geoTIFF format files). My problem is that the ...
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What are best alternatives to Esri software for LIDAR data?

I will be working with LIDAR data soon and am wondering what are the best alternatives to Esri software in your opinion? Which are generally considered to be the tops and flops of the LIDAR Sofware ...
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Best Program to use for DEM data?

I need to estimate the elevation at various access points of some rivers in South Carolina. I use the elevation information to calculate the average gradient (feet/mile) between two access points. The ...