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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postgis values within XYZ viewport in openlayers

I got this XYZ server where I get my maptiles. Now, when the user is at zoom level 1 ( closest). I want it to execute a command that gets the current viewport from the map and Queries my PostGIS ...
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Several questions about using spatial data?

If you have spatial data for SQL server, can you use the spatial data (both geometry and geography) in another application for instance ESRI ArcGIS? Is spatial data a standard that every GIS ...
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SQL Server data modelling + spatial data = what book?

What recommended book can you provide about data modelling for geographical spatial data (geometry) in SQL server?
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Visualize Spatial Data in Reporting Service

Is it possible to visualize a piece of geographical map from SQL server Spatial data (geometry, not geography) in a report from reporting service? If yes, how should it be done in a course of action. ...
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How to Reduce Decimal Precision of Image Value in ArcGIS?

I'd like to ask about the value on following image. This is an interpolated precipitation layer using IDW method in Arcgis. On this layer, the values is like this: This is a raster image. After ...
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How to Export a Geodatabase with Subtypes and Domains to Microsoft Access Without Losing Information?

I want to export a geodatabase file with all subtypes and domains values to open in Microsoft Access without losing any information.
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Accessing data stored in related tables from a network dataset

According to ESRI's transit data model, this implementation, and several thesis papers, any non-spatial information (such as public transport schedules, employee info, trips etc) which is not stored ...
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Update query does not affect any rows, privileges are set to public and allow all actions

I've been trying to update a column of integers called level_dept in a table called adminboundaries within the sql query tool on pgadmin3 and the query runs and finishes with a lot of lag, but 0 rows ...
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How do I set the protocolVersion using the jdbc postgres driver? [closed]

I attempted to concatenate a string to the url parameter of the below in order to set the protocolVersion, but I'm not sure how to keep the string in the url without altering the name of the database, ...
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What in-depth spatial database systems tutorials exist?

Is there a good tutorial that explains in depth the internals of a GIS and a spatial database system such as PostGIS with examples and without any background assumption? I'm specifically looking for ...
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Postgres/Postgis spatial index - no speed up

I have a spatial table in a postgres/postgis database. Every row in it represents a Polygon. It is of following form: +----+--------+ |gid | way | +----+--------+ |241 | 01030..| The geometric ...
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Grid Analysis from samples data

I'm trying to analyze set of samples into vector grids in order to generate average data in corresponding grid.I'm working with 50m separated grids but the size of grid may change over time.That's why ...
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Can I incorporate an existing DBF file with coordinates for Tiff tiles into geodatabase like spatialite?

I have 285 Tiff files that make up the 1:10000 OS map of Norhtern Ireland. I am having problems running QGIS when I try to load all 285 tiff files in for base maps (I think the memory on computer is ...
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How do I find the pgAdmin connection parameters?

I need to create a connection from arcmap to pgadmin using a python module because of an arcpy script, but I am unsure of how to get the pgadmin connection parameters. I think it may be some kind of ...
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Search in Bounding Boxes and Locations

Description of the problem (what I need): I have a set of bounding boxes (maybe the actual data is a location[longitude, latitude] in which case the bounding box will have identical corners). I have ...
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ArcGIS: Summarised Inside Join with Attribute Criteria

I have a situation in which I need to find how many points lie within a polygon, this would be quite simple with a summarized inside join from points to polygons except for the fact that the points ...
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Is it possible to run an arcpy execute SQL method without connecting to any database or server?

I want to simply process a layer by writing a tool script in a toolbox without having to connect any database, so I think I may have to set up a workspace environment in ArcMap, but I'm not sure if I ...
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Is there a climatic geo portal for every point in the world?

I'm looking for a geo portal or climate database that provides me with the daily climatic information like temperature, precipitation and humidity. Forecast data is not of my interest. I need ...
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What is the best way to create polygons on a map and download files associated with the polygon?

My client wants to build a tourist site and for that he wants a backoffice for the map and the ability to draw polygons on the map (that user can see). When the user clicks on a polygon, he gets a ...
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Creation of 3d terrain from real data [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 3d terrain from data in postgres I am pretty new to spatial database and 3D data. I have a project where i have to create a 3d terrain from data being taken by me by a ...
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Standard for storing human metadata in spatial databases

Is there an existing, standard, universal approach (and hopefully existing tools that support managing it) for storing geospatial metadata in non-ESRI spatial databases alongside (and therefore able ...
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projection issues from ArcGIS to Qgis

I am pretty new to ArcGIS and Qgis. I have loaded some geometry data in Qgis from my postgres database, then I have also loaded the same data in ArcGIS. Then from ArcGIS i have created a shapefile ...
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Insert points into SQL Server?

I am collecting X and Y values from a web service (Twitter) via a python script. In the long run, this will run over a period of months and I intend on stopping at around the 6 million point mark. ...
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Does MySQL only support bounding boxes calculations instead of the real polygon geometry?

Within our company we are deciding which DBMS we will use to store spatial data. IT wants MySQL with the Spatial extension because there is already knowledge about handling MySQL DB. We are doing ...
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3D Building Generator Tool

I am using ArcGIS desktop 10 and I would like to change a 2D polygon into 3D building. Does anyone have any idea from where I can download the 3D building generator tool for ArcGIS Desktop? I read ...
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Is the PostGIS Shapefile Import Manager able to upload to phpmyadmin or only pgadmin III?

After trying to import a shapefile into pgadmin III with no success I was wondering how to successfully upload it, but also if it is possible to upload to phpmyadmin instead. In any case, how exactly ...
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Why does AddGeometryColumn error using the libspatialite-2 DLL with pysqlite2?

What I'm trying to achieve is to create a geometry column of a point based on the latitude and longitude of that particular row in the already created table. Given the following code: ...
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Distributed versioning of geospatial data

I'm getting started on the design of a new system that would reconcile, merge, and synchronize changes made across numerous geospatial databases of common ancestry, on an ongoing basis. These ...
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Is there a standard data model for storing traffic volumes, layout, lanes, timing and phasing information?

I am at a crossroads where I want to store more than a scenarios worth of project data from a Synchro study, but do not want to keep this data in a series of text files. The data output by Synchro is ...
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Does a polygon in a layer intersect with another polygon in the same layer [closed]

I am a CS major with little experience in GIS. I am working on vector polygon overlay. Looking at GML and shapefile data, I realized that a map is made up of a large number of polygons. Does a polygon ...
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How to decide what type of GIS to use for my study project?

I'm a student and currently taking a self directed project course. In our assignment, we were given a bunch of shapefiles and the goal is to make a tool, which would display all the data based on ...
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Finding the Geometry within which a Point falls

I have the following query, which takes on average about 4 seconds. How might one improve the query such that the same response comes back faster? SELECT * FROM geometries g ORDER BY ...
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Creating table containing all filenames (and possibly metadata) in File Geodatabase?

I need to create a metadata-table for all files in a File Geodatabase or Spatial Database. It would be awesome if it were possible to automatically be updated with new filenames, and possibly even ...
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Where can I find spatial data on polar fish populations?

Where can I find spatial data on polar fish populations? I am looking specifically for polar cod, but any fish will do at this point in my project. I also need arctic ocean salinity, temperature, and ...
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Looking for GIS Data for Curitiba, Brazil?

I am wondering if anyone knows where to find building footprints, road network, transit, or environment feature data for Curitiba, Brazil. Thanks
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(When) should I use a GIS-enabled database?

I am a long-time programmer, new to GIS. I am trying to get a feel for the database aspects of GIS and I understand that there are some databases which are specialized for GIS use. Basically I am ...
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How to clip/export multiple selected vector layers in a map to extent of another raster/vector layer in ArcGIS?

Is there a way to clip/export selected vector layers (more than one) in a map to the extent of another raster/vector layer at a time?? in Arcgis or any other software. I am using Arcgis10. I am ...
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Need a spatial database that can be used by QGIS and R

I'm quite new to QGIS and I'm searching for a simple way to create a Database that allows me to use the tables in QGIS and R. I have a lot of data stored in Excel spreadsheets wich will be used for ...
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creating one tree to many observations in qgis

Looking to create a database for QGIS where each point represents a tree (with name attribute) and another table of observations about each tree over time. Ideally I can update tree location in QGIS ...
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How to test whether two countries are adjacent?

I have an interesting question: Is there a dataset by which I can use to test whether two countries are adjacent? For example, if inputs are Mexico and U.S., they are adjacent; if inputs are England ...
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Error creating a spatial database. ERROR : could not load library “/usr/pgsql-9.1/lib/rtpostgis-2.0.so”

I am running PostgreSQL 9.1 with Postgis 2.0 on Fedora 15. When trying to install the raster support, psql -d mydb -f rtpostgis.sql -v ON_ERROR_STOP=1 I get the following error ...
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Convert spatial Geographic data from sql server 2008 to Json

Is there any example to convert spatial data (point,line,polygon) stored as geographic in sql server 2008 into Json and display data using Arcgis Javascript Api 3.0.I have tried converting geographic ...
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Spatially enabled Postgres database

I am trying to create a spatially enabled PostGIS database. I am following the PostGIS documentation, http://postgis.net/docs/manual-1.5/ch02.html#id2648455. In the short version, i executed, ...
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MySQL GeoSpatial function for ST_Distance_Spheroid? Metric used in return Type of GLength?

Is there a ST_Distance_Sphere, ST_Distance_Spheroid equivalent function in MySQL's GeoSpatial Support? If not, any way to emulate this? What is the metric used in return type of ...
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What are the implications of changing the AutoCommitInterval on file geodatabase inserts?

All, I was wondering if anyone has any advice or "tales from the dark side" about changing the AutoCommitInterval property of the ITransactionsOptions interface? It's the sort of thing I generally ...
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How to get “.GDB” Esri File Geodatabase in QGIS for MAC OSX 10.6?

I understand there are programs like OSGeo4W that allow windows users to work with File Geodatabases, but is there something similar for Mac OSX?
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How do you organize your geodata?

A geodatabase doesn't provide much flexibility in organizing your data hierarchically. All feature sets live either at the top level of the database, or one level down in feature datasets. A feature ...
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2 Similar Queries Run at Vastly Different Speed in a Very Surprising Way

I have to be very careful here. Both queries are so similar that the only different is the area searched. What's surprising is the query that run on BIGGER AREA, and naturally yield MORE ROWS, is the ...
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How to speed up this simple MySQL points in the box query

MySQL doesn't have nearest neighbor search so. So I try to come up with a "distance" that's reasonable so the number of returned query is around 20-200. That way innodb doesn't have to compute ...
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Do you know of any project that stores features in a NoSQL database like Cassandra?

I'm a Master's student and software developer and I want to make a new contrib development based on NoSQL databases like Cassandra. Does anyone know any people, University or Research Group who works ...