Acronym for Structured Query Language. A syntax for retrieving and manipulating data from a relational database.

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Why is Spatialite showing dates in MM-DD-YYYY format?

I have a table with a dates column that is formatted in MM-DD-YYYY format, as shown in SQL SELECT statements. I'm using Qspatilite (QGIS 1.8) and Spatialite GUI. When I ORDER BY the date column it ...
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query syntax to select every multiple of nn record (shapefile) [duplicate]

I have data like multiples of 40. 40 80 120 160 200 and so on. I would like to label every record that is a multiple of 100. I have tried a couple of methods and cant get them to work either as a ...
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Qgis: Select multiple layers in sql-Filter [closed]

I have a Shape-File with lines of streets. Now I want qgis only to show the categories: Type: primary and Type: secondary and Type: motorway. How do I do this? This doesn't work: "type" = 'primary' ...
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How to merge connected lines with same direction (PostGis)

I am looking for a way to join all lines that are connected, have the same direction, i.e. start point of one is end point of the other, and share some common attributes. In fact, I want to connect ...
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How to trace SQL queries sent by ArcGIS Server (ArcSDE) to Oracle database?

I'd like to generate a log file containing all SQL queries sent by ArcGIS Server (ArcSDE) to Oracle database. Is there a way to do so? I'm using Oracle 11g and ArcGIS Server 10.0 on Windows. ArcSDE is ...
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PostgreSQL, find points near points

I'm going to have a database with a 'people' table and a 'shops' table. I'd like to find all people within 500m of a shop, and details from both tables. I'm used to working with mySQL, but I'm ...
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What are benefits of using ArcGIS with PostgreSQL over simply ArcSDE?

I understand that in order to benefit from ArcGIS spatial datatypes (ST_GEOMETRY, versioned geodatabases etc.) ArcSDE needs to be installed - and with the 10.1 client it is automatically installed ...
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How to fetch polygons from PostGIS into a PHP array?

Currently I fetch polygons from a database table using ST_AsText(). The results are in text format, like this: POLYGON((84 104,212 48,321 122,243 179,275 238,131 240,84 104)) I am not quite sure if ...
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Geoserver WMST Date Format

There is table in SLQ-Server 2008 R2. In this table i have date column with date format like this 2006-09-08 14:39:41.000. Now i make View from this table on Geoserver side but do nothing wiht date ...
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Cannot insert simple geometry data

I installed PostgreSQL 9.2.4 and PostGIS 2.0.3 on my Windows 8 machine. Then I created a table using phpPgAdmin and added a geometry column using the following statement. SELECT ...
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GDAL SQL syntax to add field an put values

I try to make a new field in my attribute table and put in values from another field after converting from character to integer but can't get the right syntax. I run this as shell-script in MSYS. cd ...
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arcpy: can I use SelectLayerByAttribute to compare fields from joined tables?

I can't figure out the syntax to select table records where one field's value exceeds that of another. The fields are from a pair of table views connected w/AddJoin(). One view is of a fgdb table and ...
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Trying to use an integer in a WHERE clause

I'm trying to use an integer value in a WHERE clause (looking at an integer field). expression = "'SERVICE' = 'Service' " expression = expression + 'AND ' expression = expression + "'GPS_TIME_TOTAL' ...
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Select by attribute expression invalid in python

I'm not sure how my expression is failing. Any ideas? inPoints = "points.shp" i = 0 arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(inPoints, "pts") arcpy.SelectLayerByAttribute_management("pts", "NEW_SELECTION", ...
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Raster as Attribute Field Error

I'm using Arc 10.1. I am creating a parcel inventory where I would like to have a photo of the property attached as an attribute and view-able with an HTML popup. I have a polygon feature class built ...
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What formula does SQL Server 2008 use in STDistance?

I am analyzing the accuracy of the STDistance function for geographical objects in SQL Server 2008, in order to understand its behaviour better I need to find the underlying formula. Does anyone ...
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How to Export to PDF after zooming to extent of each feature that meets SQL where clause?

I realize that I've asked two similar questions recently, but following suggestions in the comment chain, I'll make this a separate question (separate as it is not the no output problem in ArcPy: ...
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Why does this SQL syntax produce empty feature class with ArcGIS Select_analysis?

I'm working on a script that involves an arcpy.select_analysis function. The problem I have is that when I run the script it produces an empty file. I've verified that the whole thing works when in ...
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How to populate SQL options for parameter in ArcGIS 10 tool?

I'm trying to create a tool where individuals can select a variety of records using a SQL expression that is then passed to a calculation. I can add a parameter under the tool, and select SQL ...
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Plotting large numbers of objects on a chart using R and WKT format

I am retrieving thousands of geometry lines in WKT format from a Microsoft SQL Server database. I would like to plot all of those lines in one map, but I am having some difficulty with the code. How ...
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PostGIS Better ST_Intersects Query

I am currently using the following queries to return all features that intersect a large and complex polygon. I initially tried to use a single ST_Intersect query but because the number of features it ...
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How to create Where Clause from user input via Python list?

I am trying to perform a query based on values in a Python list. The where clause will then be used in an Update Cursor, so that the rows NOT equal to the values in the list will be deleted. This is ...
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Get vector features inside a specific extent

The problem: I have a very large vector layer with many features and a much smaller raster layer in a defined region. I want to get only those vector features which are within the raster layers ...
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SQL Command to convert pgRouting result to GeoJSON

My goal is to produce a Web UI for pgRouting using this tutorial. I have already imported my data from an OSM pBF to PostGIS using osm2po. Using the pgRoutingLayer plugin for QGIS, I was able to ...
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Where Clause problems when all parts are user input variables

I have written some generic user ipnut code for a toolbox script (ArcGIS 10.0) but because everything is a variable I don't know how to write the SQL whereclause. Please can someone help and suggest ...
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How to share *.sql files between ArcGIS and MapInfo?

In Denmark many municipalities have the same provider of public data. These data are pushed to a local database – often a SQL Server. The DBMS layout is the same for all municipalities. When I create ...
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How do I perform a 3 parameter geotransformation and projection in Sql Server 2012?

I have a table with latitude longitude (NAD27) columns in it. I compute two other columns, X and Y, representing Web Mercator (WGS84) location. Currently I'm using a Arcmap to do this, by applying ...
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SQL Server UNion of geography feature returns FULLGLOBE result?

I have some trouble with sql server 2012. I store coordinates of french cities in my database as geography object (with ESRI 4326) and i want to make the UNION of some cities. I have in result ...
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ST_Box2D in PostGIS 2.0

I am getting an error trying to create a bounding box of a geometry using ST_Box2D(). Is the function deprecated? If so, what is the equivalent function? SELECT ST_Box2D(ST_GeomFromText('LINESTRING(1 ...
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Matching points in table to polygons

this is my first post to this forum. I hope to start participating actively. I have a table with several records (aprox 200.000), each with its own coordinates. And I need to identify the "Polygon" ...
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Sql syntax in Model builder

In ModelBuilder I am trying to perform the following query, using the select by attribute tool. I am having great difficulty with the sql syntax. What I am trying to do is Select Top 3 (Avg) Price, ...
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Defining SQL 2008 store within GeoServer 2.3

I want to define a SQL server 2008 store within Geoserver 2.3. I installed the sql Extension. After defining the different attributes, I get the following error message : Error creating data store, ...
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Select top 5 most items in a geodatabase

I'd like to know what is the best way to select the 5 most expensive items (in terms of actual monetary value) in my geodatabase where i have a price field. Prices are not necessarily ordered but can ...
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is there a public street database that I can do SQL queries on?

Sorry if this isn't strictly a GIS question. I want to know if there's a public database of US streets and US States that I can simply connect to (e.g. JDBC) and run SQL queries. For example, I want ...
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Function for Selecting Points in a Polygon

I've been banging on this for a few hours, but since I'm relatively new to PostgreSQL and PostGIS, I can't find the solution. I'm trying to create a stored procedure (function) which will return all ...
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Given a lat/long point, determine if it's land or water?

I have a PostGIS-enabled PostgreSQL 9.1 installation with the 10M physical dataset from Natural Earth imported. It's been converted to 900913, and in QGIS I can visualize the data. So the plumbing's ...
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Traversing a PostGIS table tree

I'm developing a geospatial db for a company that operates at a number of large facilities. Its primary purpose is to help staff locate themselves and equipment within each facilities' multi-storey ...
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Which Geodatabase supports SQL and is easily portable?

I want to choose the geodatabase type, which could be: permits direct sql queries. easily portable, because the app would installed in one computer. I know that the personal geodatabase is a good ...
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Updating 30 Shapefiles, adding attribute and populating based on data

I need to add an attribute to each shapefile attribute table in ArcMap, I was thinking to do it in SQL, but I'm not sure how to go about doing it since I'm very new to ArcMap. Can someone explain to ...
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PostGIS stored procedures

I am wondering if there are open source applications that make extensive uses of the special functions (the ST_* stored procedures) provided by PostGIS? I found many apps that support storing map data ...
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How to get routes in the database that intersects circle?

I have routes (linestrings) recorded in the database. I want to create a query which returns the routes that have some commonality with a circle whose center and radius are passed as parameter. I ...
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How do I prevent Arcmap from verifying SQL expressions when using a plugin dataset?

I've written a plugin workspace for ArcGIS. I'm able to compose a where clause containing syntax that my implementation of IPluginDatasetHelper understands, assign it to IQueryFilter.Whereclause, and ...
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SELECT DISTINCT from table in Geoserver SQL view [closed]

The postgis table I have has the following columns, id | name | style_id | unique_id | time_stamp | the_geom(polygon) and logically the unique constraint (not currently imposed in the db) lies with ...
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How to find the nearest land mark from a given longitude and latitude?

I have a table called osm_places with place_name geometry, place_type and many other info related to the city. My database system is PostGIS. My requirement is: Given a latitude and longitude ...
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How to join two tables using date, time, lat and lon as common field?

I am sorry if the question is elementary but I did not find any clear discussion or guide to understand how to run a query in postgresql. So that a pointer to another website would be also useful. ...
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How to get a list of distinct values from a shapefile field using QGIS?

I have a shapefile whose features I can filter by specifying a where clause in the query dialogue. F.x. I have a field named 'city_name' and by stating 'city_name = "London"' in the where clause only ...
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PostGIS SQL query to find a polygon that intersects with a line

I need to build a PostGIS query that would select every polygon inside an area the river is flowing through. I'd better describe with an example below: There is a river (blue line) flowing through ...
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Case sensitive query of shapefile in ArcMap 10

I am an IT guy, not a GIS guy. What I know about how to use ArcMap 10 I learned from Google. It has served me well so far. Apparently what I'm wanting to do worked in version 9, but no longer does in ...
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Geoserver create SqlView Layer with Geoserver Manager

I would like to register a new sql view layer to geoserver through the rest api. I am using geoserver-manager. The registration is ok, the layer is working fine, except wms getFeatureInfo, which ...
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What are FLOOR and CEILIING in PostGIS designated for?

Just a short question to lighten up my understanding of some PostGIS-code: Regarding the creation of user-defined grids I often find the expressions CEILING and FLOOR. Like in this non-representative ...