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What does it mean that shapefiles are “mostly” open specification?

Esri Shapefiles are commonly considered the standard format for GIS vector data. I noticed on Wikipedia and the OpenStreetMap wiki it is noted (emphasis mine): The shapefile format is a popular ...
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Format of raw LiDAR data (ToF data)

I am doing a project where I need to simulate LIDAR data, and I am looking for specifications on how raw LIDAR data looks. I want the format of the data before it is translated to x,y,z coordinates ...
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Which hardware for running FME 2015 on linux

I am running FME on Xubuntu. It works very fine save for some minor glitches with the inspector. I am planning on setting up a couple of rather heavy vector calculations (areaonarea,buffering and ...
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Where can I find the format specification for LSLIFF data?

I have an LSLIFF file which should contain some map contour data, and I want to write a renderer for it, but to do that I need to understand the file format. A preliminary search has not turned up ...
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Guideline/scheme for naming properties in GeoJSON

Are there any guidelines/requirements for naming properties in GeoJSON? Should I add a vendor-prefix for my properties which only make in use with a specific application? I already read the ...
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Metadata and GeoJSON?

My agency currently maintains and distributes shapefiles with FGDC XML metadata. We have now converted a lot of shapes to GeoJSON but are concerned that if our developers forget where they got the ...
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Can a shapefile store several geometry types? [duplicate]

Can a shapefile store several geometry types? Yes or no? Why or why not?
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What can I do with lidar returns of 6 or greater in LAS 1.2 specification?

I have lidar LAS data that contains a number of points that represent returns 6 or 7. The data is supposed to be in ASPRS LAS 1.2 specification, which does not allow return numbers (echos) greater ...
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Are there any resources or standards when writing a GIS data specification?

I have been searching for sources of GIS data specifications to assist with documenting a number of datasets that I'm currently working on. I'm used to looking at Ordnance Survey specifications, such ...
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DTED Level 3, 4 or 5

Does the specification for DTED 0 - 2 also apply to 3 - 5? I know the finest resolution supported by spec MIL-PRF-89020B is 0.1 arc-seconds which I think would barely cover up through DTED level 4, ...
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In an ESRI Shapefile, what is the “Record Number” field of each record header in the .shp file?

The shapefile specification (http://www.esri.com/library/whitepapers/pdfs/shapefile.pdf) only says "Record numbers begin at 1." (page 5), which doesn't specify what the field actually is. As per page ...
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Looking for qml specification

Where I can find qml specification which is used for store symbology information in QGIS? Try to googe it - no result.
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Recommended Server Specs for GeoServer

we serve our Geographic data via our flagship application Dorset Explorer. This uses OpenLayers and GeoServer to serve our Geographic data, including OSM and OS Basemaps and a mass of other data such ...
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Where can I find Specifications for Canadian National Topographic Map series?

At one time the Natural Resources Canada had the specifications for the National Topographic Series (NTS) maps online at http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/cartospecs. It included things like the ...
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What's up with the GeoJSON spec and CRS as a IRM?

I'm writing a web API to our GIS data, currently revamping our geocoding service. I'm creating the option for folks to specify the output type as GeoJSON so I'm trying to follow the spec. Our data is ...