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

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Parameterizing SQL Views Geoserver

I must do a view in geoserver. I seen some example here: http://docs.geoserver.org/stable/en/user/data/database/sqlview.html. The example show the operator like for parameterizing view. Suppose, now ...
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calculate value using maximum value from different feature class

I'm trying to get the maximum numeric value from one feature class and use that value in an expression to calculate values of a different feature class. fc2.bldg_id = max(fc1.bldg_id)+1 Can this ...
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Update ID Field Using Common Types

Not exactly sure how to word this, but hopefully I do it in a way that accurately conveys what it is that I'm trying to do... I'm using Manifold GIS for this particular project, but I'm open to any ...
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Assigning the modal average based on points within a polygon

I have two layers: Survey Points Habitat Multi polygon The Survey points contain the field sensitivity I want to assign a number to each polygon based on the modal average sensitivity. This ...
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how to create a new row with a counted points in postgis

I have two tables in postgis (pgadmin). In one table there are points and in the other table there are polygons(provinces). The tables are both over the same location (Netherlands). I want to count ...
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ST_MakeLine within CartoDB.js

I'm building an interactive map using CartoDB.js in an HTML page. I have the user input an address that gets geocoded. I then use the user's lat/lon coordinates to perform SQL queries on CartoDB. The ...
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How to reproduce FME Change Detector results in PostGIS?

we would like to use the function change detector from FME in PostGIS. We had a try with the following SQL-Statements but the function doesn´t work. There are no results in the end. The single ...
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Why can't I add a Spatialite table with clip results in QGIS?

I have 2 layers and I want to make a clip of layer 1 with layer 2 in SpatiaLite (I'm using the DB Manager within QGIS). That's the code I'm using: create table clipped_lines as select * from lines, ...
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If do not want to use pgRouting then what?

Good evening fellow GISers, I am interested in creating an online routing application. So supposing I have all the data I want into a postGIS database and loaded onto GeoServer and I am willing to ...
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PostGIS: Get closest point between geometry and Multipoint

I think my question is not that difficult for GIS professionals, but i didn't found an answer to my problem (even not in other questions). Problem: I have given two tables (table1,table2) with Points ...
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Selection subquery using another table in database ArcGIS

I need to 'extract' a list of variables based on the IDs from another table. Using a subquery seems to be the best method. I have a large list of variables and have outside calculated a second list. ...
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Connecting CartoDB to existing MySQL database

I'm trying to create a simple heat map based on longitudinal and latitudinal map coordinates that can be transferred from a database on MySQL that I've created. I read that CartoDB can be connected to ...
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adding geometries to a source, target table for multiple rows in pgrouting

I am having an issue trying to perform the pgr_dijkstra algorithm and getting back a line in my table for multiple rows. I have a table that has a columns of source, target node id's but I cannot ...
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Use selected value in postgis function

How can I use the selected value from a SELECT statement in a PostGIS function. e.g. using the geom_way from SELECT geom_way FROM osm_2po_4pgr ORDER BY ST_Distance(ST_GeomFromText('POINT(21.323329 ...
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Triggers for delta tables

I have been facing an issue to capture the delta updates on SDE. We have written triggers on A and D tables to capture the delta updates(to capture the version name based on state id's), however I ...
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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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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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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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Editing and Deleting Query Tables in ArcMap

How do I edit the query for a Query Table after it has been created? How do I permanently delete a Query Table? Even after I do right-click -> remove, it still appears in dropdown lists.
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Python SQL connection causes crash in ArcMap

I have the following code which I have striped down to just included the part that is causing a crash in ArcMap. import pymssql # Connect to the Research db using Windows Integrated Authentication. ...
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SQL for spatial view of line start/end points (Oracle ST_GEOMETRY)

How do I create a spatial view that generates dynamic point geometry of the start point and end point of a line feature class? The environment is Oracle, SDE 10.3.1. I have successfully made a ...
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Get domain descriptions for multiple fields using SQL (ArcSDE 10.3/Oracle back-end)

How can I get domain descriptions for multiple fields using SQL (ArcSDE 10.3/Oracle back-end)? I have successfully used the Oracle SQL in the ESRI document: Resolving domain codes to description ...
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How to use pythons' GeoAlchemy2 to filter on dynamically generated Points?

I'm trying to do something like this SQL query in Geoalchemy2: SELECT district_polygons.district FROM markers, district_polygons WHERE ST_Contains(district_polygons.multi_poly, Point(markers....
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Visualizing variability in the size and shape of polygons

I am working with a data set of area restrictions imposed by criminal courts. These restrictions ban a person from entering a demarcated area. These restrictions vary in their size, shape, and ...
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Preserve datatypes when using SQLite and QGIS

Following Nathan's SpatiaLite/DBManager solution in this answer, I find that once the layer is loaded from DB Manager into QGIS (2.6.1), any calculated fields are appearing as text values instead of ...
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Tables from SQL Server to QGIS Layers

I'm a beginner SQL and GIS user and this my first time using stackexchange, so apologies if I'm asking the question properly. I'm trying to open some MSSQL tables in QGIS. I established a connection ...
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How to export data from sql server into shapefile in the decimal format in QGIS 2.4?

The last couple of days, I have been working on exporting data from SQL to a shapefile in QGIS 2.4. While converting into a shapefile, the data type changes automatically from Float to Integer in the ...
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How to express not within/inside predicate in spatial database with good performance

In our application we want to express some spatial predicates as objects not within some areas, but unfortunately it has very bad performance. The following SQL is generated by our application: ...
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How to create a search box and SQL statement for searching an attribute field?

How can I add a HTML search bar that the user can use to search an attribute field for a polygon layer, and then tie that input into the SQL statement? So far I am able to hard code the query of ...
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Finding center point of MULTILINESTRING using PostGIS?

How to find the center point of MULTILINESTRING, which lies on the multiline? I am using SQL in PostGIS
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Spatial join versus classical join

What are the main differences between a spatial join and a classical database join such as an equi (inner) join?
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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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Formatting SQL queries for use in Arcpy?

I have to make an SQL query on a column having not adequat name "type_borne_id", I couldn't make SQL queries using arcpy.Select_analysis neither selectbyattribute, but when I use select_analysis ...
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Find point close to points from postgis table

I have a postgis point table with a large list of cities. I need to find duplicates in it, but only if they are 10km close each other, which means that is the same city. For example, I have 5 points ...
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Show Log of the Sql statements that QGIS generates to retrieve Data from Postgis

Is there a ways to - make QGis log its generated SQL Statement or to - force POSTGIS to log all interaction with QGIS? There is something strange happening to the WFS layer I retrieve in QGIS, since ...
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Add a serial id column inside a view

Is it possible to create a new id serial column inside a view? I need it to be able to add my view in postgis I have made a full outer join on two tables I need a unique PK to load the view in QGIS....
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Trouble with INSERT in PostgreSQL 9.1

I am trying to execute the following: INSERT INTO lithic (cp_east, cp_north, type, material, art_count, comment, field_no, gps_unit, initials, rec_date, cortex, geom) SELECT (cp_east, cp_north, ...
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Select by Attributes - If string has a letter

I'm running ArcMap 10.1. I'm using a File Geodatabase. I have a string coordinate field that I want to clean and some records have letters in it (mostly 'N' or 'E' or 'n' or 'e' e.g. '6213210N' or '...
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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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Selecting more than one feature from raster attribute table using ArcGIS Desktop?

How do I select more than one features from raster attribute table? For example: "lc_2001" = 21, 22, 23, 24 AND "lc_2006" = 11, 31, 41, 51
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How to use ST_DWithin to query features from one table within a distance of a specific feature or features in another table

I'm pretty new with PostGIS. I have a parcel layer and a census block layer in a postgres database, and I would like to be able to query out all census blocks within a specified distance of a specific ...
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How to use STUnion with GroupBy

I'm using SQL Server 2008 R2 to store Geometry data types. I have a bunch of lines as individual features, that share common names ('NAME' field). I would like to create a view that Groups By 'NAME' ...
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Definition Query to exclude certain values and return remaining values

I have been trying to create a Definition query to symbolize a set of water features. I cannot edit the .shp file and I want to exclude a multiple values. I have tried using NOT but have had no luck. ...
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SQL expression error for Select Layer By Attribute

arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management("N05-12_Station2_JGD.shp","station_12") year=2012 arcpy.SelectLayerByAttribute_management("station_12","#",'"closing">=%d AND "opening"<=%d' % year) ...
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Trouble formatting SQL expression for where clause in “Search layer by attribute” arcpy function

I am trying to pass a variable into a where clause in the "Search Layer by Attribute" arcpy function. I cannot seem to figure out the correct format for the SQL expression so that the function reads ...
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Why isn't my select by attributes query working?

I'm running ArcMap 10.1. I have a point feature class joined to a table and am trying to query a field. If I do [field] = 'TEST', it selects all the fields. But if I do [field] LIKE 'TES%', it ...
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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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Is there a way to save manual QGIS changes to Postgis to SQL script?

I am manually editing a Postgis layar with QGIS and would like to export these manual changes in the form of an SQL script. This way: I can do it automatically next time i need to it is easier to ...
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Connecting QGIS, SpatiaLite and Python?

I am trying to connect with python code, QGIS and Spatialite, to do SQL query. I have read some tips and I tried with this code, but no add anything. Any Idea? uri=QgsDataSourceURI() uri....