Spatial database is a database that is optimized to store and query data that is related to objects in space, including points, lines and polygons.

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Difference between adding spatial layer from MSSQL through “browser” and “add MSSQL table”

So I am trying to pinpoint the difference of adding layers from MSSQL Database that contains spatial layers like geography and geometry. I have noticed that when adding from the browser it retains it ...
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Issues creating ArcSDE sde_logfile for certain users (username begins with a numeral)

I am having issues when editing an sde feature class from certain users. The way my database is set up is that the authentication roles are updating constantly by comparing the current authentication ...
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geojson coordinate conversion to the format of the data coming from PostgreSQL?

I use hibernate spatial and geotools this is save to vector code : if (vectorType.equalsIgnoreCase("Point")) { LineString point =new GeometryJSON().readPoint(item.getData()); ...
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Importing feature class into feature dataset of different coordinate system

So currently I'm creating a geodata base and I'm arranging alot of the data into feature datasets. I have been using the feature class to geodatabase tool to import the data directly into the feature ...
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How do I optimise performance on a local QGIS + PostGIS installation?

I'm learning how to manage a local PostGIS (ver 2.1) database, with spatial indexing enabled on the shapefiles that I've imported (using the PostGIS Shapefile Import/Export Manager). I have imported a ...
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Visualizing map from Spatialite DB on Mobile

I am working on an Android application for a school project. I am converting shapefiles (examples) into SQLite databases using SpatiaLite and performing queries on those databases on the mobile with ...
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Showing multiple burials in same grave for Cemetery GIS?

I am an intern creating a Geodatabase for a municipal cemetery. The one lot can hold up to 3 people (2 people, 1 cremation) two people at the most. How would I show that information on the map ...
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Edit xy domain of feature classes during import from boilerplate geodatabase schema (ArcGIS)

Situation: I work for a company that creates geodatabases for a client that are restricted to a specific boilerplate schema (eg domains, subtypes, etc.). During a recent draft review, the client ...
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PostGIS - interfacing with CADCORP 7.1 and QGIS - user 'postgres' can import, but no other roles can

I'm new to PostGIS (reasonably) - but I'm plagued with one on-going problem: I'm able to access PostGIS from various GIS systems using the main 'postgres' user. Using a newly created user ...
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How to change field length with ArcObject?

I want to change some string field in sdegeodatabse with bellow code. The code are running without any problem. but after running, filed length return to default length. What am i missing? static ...
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Most efficient way to rasterize a planet

I'm working on a Webservice where GIS supports my services as a Crowd Intelligence Aggregator to help civilian (like civilized) aid to support provisioners in a case of emergency, e.g. pestilence, ...
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Poor performance with storing large rasters in PostGIS and visualising in QGIS

my question concerns the use and performance of several software tools in conjunction, namely PostgreSQL, PostGIS, QGIS, and GDAL. I'm a long-time ArcGIS, Python, and R user who is interested in ...
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Adding a column of WKT format in the table (postgreSQL)

I want to include this column of data that are in WKT format (they are mostly straight lines). What data type should I use? I need to create this database for mapping. There are about 30000 features ...
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Export Joined table an Feature layer based on a query

I have a table and a layer joined fine, I am trying to export the end result into a file geodatabase, the export is fine if I specify specific name, other than that it exports the original layer data. ...
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rural, urban data of the UK

I am looking for some reliable and potentially free data the divides the UK into rural, urban etc. sections: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/rural-urban-definition the classification can ...
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Need a vector format that is editable in QGIS and supports >10 character column names

For reasons, I need to create a new column in a vector shapefile with a name longer than 10 characters, and export to mapinfo TAB format. I know .shp's don't support >10 character column names, so ...
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bounding box - generate coordinates

I will be using mongodb database which supports data on an Euclidean plane (not spherical). I will be performing queries which return all points within a box. For the box I need to specify the upper ...
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Is order of selection in Spatial Data important (attribute, location, graphic)?

When dealing with spatial data in a GIS system, does it matter which way you select the information if you're using all 3 - attribute location and graphical selection? In my experience it seems to not ...
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GIS and Geodatabase with Reminder Function

a friend of mine, a landscape gardener, asked me wether it is possible to represent his garden (mainly big trees and a few flower fields) in a GIS so he could administrate these on his computer by ...
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Dealing with multiple georeferenced, but possibly slightly offset datasets

I have elevation data stored at 5 meter resolution in a raster file. I would like to go in and add this data into a database (lat, lon, elevation.) I have another rasterfile with other data, also at ...
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Raster appears like polygon in Arcmap

I copied rasters across into my geodatabase for a client but when they open the raster dataset in ArcMap they appear in tiles as shown in the image below. When I drag and drop individual rasters over ...
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Geo spatial extensions in MariaDB vs MySQL

MariaDB is interchangeable with MySQL, but are there any differences in terms of each respective GIS features? Switching from one to the other is still a drop-in replacement with geo data types or ...
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spatialite : spatial index on geometries

I'm currently learning to use spatial access methods for query optimization. I'm going through the examples in spatialite cookbook and got stuck in here ...
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urban and rural areas of the UK

Just curious, is anyone aware of any (commercial) data sets that divide the UK into urban and rural areas based on admin data (e.g. outcode postcodes) and/or physical data (e.g. eastings and northing ...
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Full Text Search in ArcSDE

We have a quite large ArcSDE (~120 versioned feature classes & tables, 1M-3M records) which has Oracle or SQL underlying DBMS. This SDE is exposed through a MapService and we use ArcGIS JS API to ...
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Creating spatial database with many categories that have same set of values?

I am working on creating a spatial database of county agricultural data where each county has multiple crops (30+) and for every crop there are several production metrics (yield, harvested area, ...
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How do I design a database for storing GPX tracks and supporting spatial queries? [duplicate]

I have a series of GPX files that contain 1...n tracks. Each track contains roughly 5k - 10k points. The GPX files do not contain waypoints or routes. I want to design a database with the following ...
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How to import data into a table from another similar table?

I am working with PostgreSQL to import a table from a .shp file and my task is to populate another table (same attributes as this .shp table) with the data of the table of the .shp file table that i ...
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Using Arcpy to search geodatabase for feature with smallest number of rows and export as .SHP

I have created a bunch of grids for a city boundary area. I would like to know how to use the Arcpy module to look through a geodatabase and find the grid with the smallest number of rows (assuming ...
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Performance is downgrading with multiple feature datasets design for ArcGIS?

My company develops a spatial planning solution since 2009. Initially it was an ArcMap application to create and maintain spatial plans (competing with AutoCAD folks) but recently we developed ...
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Creating geodjango model with geometry field that can accept different projections

I am working on web application with GeoDjango and within the model (db table) RoadAxis I have geometry field or more precisely LineStringField where I need to store different polylines (road axis) ...
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Unable to create a model from a preexisting spatial database in Postgresql, .NET provider for postgresql doesn't exist

I'm having this problem that's blocking me for over 4 days now. I'm developing a WCF webservice and tried connecting to my Postgresql spatial database (created in ArcCatalog) via Visual Studio 2010. I ...
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How to convert GeomSHP to WKB

I have imported a point shapefile called site_locations.shp into a personal geodatabase. Now I'm trying to retrieve the data from the database using SQL: dbpath = ...
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How to find which areas/regions a list of lat/lons are in?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) issues Esri shapefiles or MapInfo files which have a code # for each geographical area at various 'resolutions' and I have a database with a column of ...
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What is a “value raster”?

I want to understand the concept of a "value raster" and if I can use it in neighbourhood statistics.
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GIS information on worldwide cases of wildfires?

I am developing some case studies on wildfire cases around the globe, some examples include California (2007), Australia (2009), Moscow (2010), Valparaiso in Chile (2014), and so on. I was wondering ...
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How to change different projections of feature classes in geodatabase to one projection in new geodatabase?

I want to create a script that iterates through feature classes with different projections in a geodatabase and exports them into a new geodatabase, all with the same projections. What I want is to ...
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Importing and exporting KML into and from DashDB for Geospatial Analysis

I am a recent convert to IBM's DashDB, and I considering proposing to use it at my work. My case would greatly be bolstered if I could show good, easy integration for geospatial analytics data, namely ...
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ArcMap, Editor and Geodatabase API edit session question

Say a feature class from a File GDB is added to ArcMap and an editing session on it is in progress. What happens if an add-in launched from the same ArcMap session tries to start an edit session using ...
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Select and count street pattern features (morphology) using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'd like to be able to select and count the number of cul-de-sacs, lollipops, dead ends, or other types of street structure in a hillside community.
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How do I insert a Query Result into an existing Table?

I am attempting to create a map that displays the Service Area for Firestations within Toronto, In order to do this I need to identify the Length of all pathways. I tried using the calculate geometry ...
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Export geodatabase feature class to .dbf or .txt file

I have 40 super large (millions of records) geodatabase feature classes (areal data) and would like to export their attribute tables into .dbf or .txt files using model builder. I tried using "table ...
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Connect MySQL spatial database with ArcGIS10 [duplicate]

I'd like to know if there is any way to connect a MySQL spatial database with ArcGIS10. I use to connect these databases using ODBC driver but it doesn't work for spatial connections.
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Add Rasters to a new GDB/Mosaic Dataset in ArcGIS ModelBuilder

I'm attempting to add rasters to a new mosaic dataset in a new file geodatabase, all in the same model. However, the Add Rasters To Mosaic Dataset tool does not recognize the NewMosaicDataset or the ...
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Where can I find global spatial data for net primary productivity (NPP)?

The title is more or less self-explanatory. I have looked and looked but have met various road blocks. Does anyone know of a reliable source for such data? Thanks!
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ArcCatalog Registering a Feature Class into Geodatabase: Getting an Error

This is a SQL Server GeoDatabase. I have created a couple of tables using SSMS; then imported data to them. Then, inside ArcMAP, I created Layers and pointed their data to these tables via SDE. So now ...
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non alignment of base layer and other vector layers

i'm sure you've encountered this problem repeatedly. i've tried all different methods. Enable on the fly crs transformation. go to settings and options to use crs data. go to properties and change ...
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Best practice for a group working on the same shapefile, with open source tools

We are a small (~5) group working on a single, shared shapefile. The current workflow is that each one of us does the editing on a designated attribute field, on his local copy, then exports the ...
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QGIS crashes when geodatabase file opened

I recently updated my version of QGIS to 2.6 Brighton and am no longer able to open geodatabase files, everytime I try the program quits. Is there a way to fix this or is this a bug with the new ...
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Coordinates from a SQL Server Inserts don't Show Results

I am trying to parse a JSON output file from an .Mxd file. All work fine and the following SQL Insert in SSMS using sample coordinates: delete from RoomData insert into RoomData ...