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The Answer was on James Fee's Blog from your question there. "For Linux: only ArcGIS Server, the ArcGIS Engine Runtime, and ArcReader, but not (likely ever) ArcGIS Desktop. As for Desktop: why in the world would you even want to install that collection of buggy 32-bit COM objects on a nice, clean 64-bit Linux box If you want a Linux desktop with GIS, then ...


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Build from source, with Python bindings: sudo apt-get install build-essential python-all-dev wget http://download.osgeo.org/gdal/gdal-1.9.0.tar.gz tar xvfz gdal-1.9.0.tar.gz cd gdal-1.9.0 ./configure --with-python make sudo make install In addition, some Linux distributions require the shared library cache to be updated after install: sudo ldconfig ...


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With ogr2ogr, you can specify a bounding box that you'd like to clip by with -clipsrc x_min y_min x_max y_max, so for example, to only get the northern hemisphere of a global dataset you could do: ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" borders_north.shp borders.shp -clipsrc -180 0 180 90 See the ogr2ogr documentation for further options, including clipping to ...


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Here's a dedicated page for OSM SVG exporting: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/SVG One way to do this through command line would be to use Maperitive - here's a tutorial on how to generate SVG. You can simply write all the commands mentioned in the tutorial into a text file and run Maperitive with the file specified in the command line. Here are some ...


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Basically pick a computer as a server, install the OS and database software, open the firewall for port 5432, modify the postgresql.conf and pg_hba.conf files to allow external access, and serve the data to the other computers. These are the same instructions for setting up a server on either Windows or Linux, except one OS is free. Most folks would pick ...


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I can't make any claims about 'smallest' but a couple options are: PySAL: Python Statistical Analysis Library. It can read shapefiles natively. You could include only the modules you need. SpatiaLite: Store your data in a spatially-enabled SQLite database. SpatiaLite includes a feature called 'virtual shapefile' that allows you to directly access a ...


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What about using the OSGeo Live distribution? OSGeo-Live is a self-contained bootable DVD, USB thumb drive or Virtual Machine based on Xubuntu, that allows you to try a wide variety of open source geospatial software without installing anything. It is composed entirely of free software, allowing it to be freely distributed, duplicated and passed ...


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It appears that mint is able to handle package installation via a web embeddable trigger. Navigate to community.linuxmint.com/software/view/grass and click install. Looks like Mint manages everything from there.


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Ok, although it is funny to answer my own question I think it might be useful also for other QGIS users. If you go to Muon Package Manager and in Software sources remove all QGIS related repositories like Ubuntugis etc. then you add these (obtained from QGIS website): deb http://qgis.org/debian-nightly raring main deb-src http://qgis.org/debian-nightly ...


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Blender has a Python API. Therefore, I use Python in Blender and import the GDAL libraries and construct a Blender-native mesh directly from the GIS data. The only thing you need to be careful of is that the version of GDAL you have matches the version of Python in the Blender release you are using. EDIT Plugins: If you don't want to write your own script ...


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A Perl script called Geo-OSM-Tiles-0.02 might just do the job. From the module's description: This script downloads all map tiles from an OpenStreetMap tile server for some geographic region in a range of zoom levels. The PNG images of the tiles are stored in a directory tree that mirrors the paths from the server. A bounding box of geographic ...


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It's hard, but not impossible, to hide a password, even from root. The trick is to save the password in a password protected keyring (like the Gnome Keyring), unlock the Keyring once and then (from the same session!) run a script like the following (written in python). Please note that even if root can su to your account he still cannot open the Keyring ...


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You can install and use qgis to load the file you downloaded; use the mouse or query the data for the features that you would like to select; and export the selected features to a new shapefile. QGIS is a cross-platform (Linux, Windows, Mac) open source application with many common GIS features and functions. A link containing tutorials that illustrates ...


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It's a problem with postgresql. You can solve it by editing pg_hba.conf with sudo nano /etc/postgresql/8.x/main/pg_hba.conf where 8.x depend of your postgresql version (8.4 on Lucid Lynx) You change in the column METHOD of the file the word ident by trust and save the file. After you do a sudo /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.x restart Your pgrouting command ...


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A really good guide to setup connecting to a postgres database on another machine (which could be remote) is at http://library.linode.com/databases/postgresql/pgadmin-windows. I won't repeat it here, as that guide covers it well. The advantage of this is everything transferred between the two machines is encrypted, and you don't need to give any other IP ...


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I've not used Sabayon before, but assuming it is the same as with Gentoo: You need to enable some additional USE flags for GRASS and QGIS. In /etc/portage/package.use add the following: sci-geosciences/qgis python grass sci-geosciences/grass python Then recompile using the new USE flags: emerge --newuse sci-geosciences/qgis sci-geosciences/grass


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How to compile latest QuantumGIS on a non-Debian/Ubuntu Linux-system with Python-plugin-support and GRASS-integration? I finally did it! Download and prepare dependencies. Most of them I could find in repositories, sometimes package names vary. Dependencies from INSTALL read-me file: CMake >= 2.6.2 Flex Bison >= 2.4 Qt >= 4.4.0 Proj >= 4.4.x GEOS >= 3.0 ...


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Package management in Mint Linux is based on apt: http://wiki.debian.org/Apt, which means that the following, typed into your terminal, should install GRASS: sudo apt-get install grass Once the package is installed, you should be able to launch it by typing grass into your terminal. This will get you the latest stable version of GRASS. If you want ...


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ArcGIS Desktop does not require a high end graphics card. It can run with a low end Graphics card or even without one. What it requires is hardware graphics acceleration to draw all the gradients and shading as well as dynamic display. Have a look at the hardware requirements of Arcgis Desktop? 64 MB RAM minimum, 256 MB RAM or higher recommended. ...


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Geonetwork's default configuration tries to put H2 database files directly in /var/lib/tomcat7, which is not writable by the tomcat user. You need to change this to a location that is writable, and that is persistent (won't get overwritten by a redeployment). A simple solution for this is using the tomcat user's home directory. First, make sure your tomcat ...


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You can get 1.9 from Ubuntugis (see https://launchpad.net/~ubuntugis/+archive/ubuntugis-unstable) as you're running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid. 1.9 was built for Lucid for the OSGEO Live DVD and should be available for other Ubuntu versions soon (ish). Source: some email traffic on the UbuntuGIS mailing list.


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While the ArcGIs 9.4 (later 10) Beta was underway I was made aware that Esri was looking into Ubuntu but at this stage it is not supported, and does not work. In saying this it does depend on which portion of ArcGIS Server you are looking at. If you are looking at the database portion, then you can install the database on your Ubuntu Server and then install ...


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You can get 1.9 from Ubuntugis (see https://launchpad.net/~ubuntugis/+archive/ubuntugis-unstable). See http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/DownloadingGdalBinaries for other sources of binaries. Failing all else you can build 1.9 from the sources (http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/BuildHints)


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Does the version of the GDAL python package you are trying to install match the one for your GDAL installation? I was having the same problem because I was trying to build the GDAL python package v1.9.0 against GDAL v1.8.1 that I had previously installed on my development machine. Simply telling pip to use v1.8.1 solved this issue for me. pip install ...


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Following the instructions from Installing PostGIS 2.0 on ubuntu on linfiniti.com: 1) sudo apt-add-repository ppa:sharpie/for-science # To get GEOS 3.3.2 sudo apt-add-repository ppa:sharpie/postgis-nightly sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.1-postgis 2) create a new database. 3) create postgis extension: CREATE EXTENSION postgis; ...


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Besides the OSGeo Live distribution, as already mentioned here, see also Enterprise Linux GIS Enterprise Linux (EL) and derivatives (that is, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS and Scientific Linux) is a popular and robust platform for servers and computing-heavy workstations, and is therefore a good fit for GIS specific requirements. It works also ...


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I see that Linux Mint 14 is based on Ubuntu 12.10, which probably offers a similar set of packages. If you'd like a little older (but still good) PostGIS 1.5, try installing from packages: sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.1-postgis If you want a newer PostGIS 2.0, you will need to build it from source. The reason why your build failed is that you were ...


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I think the best option if you want to work with several GIS applications and a Ubuntu-based system is the UbuntuGIS repository. Adding it to your sources is very easy, just enter this commands in the terminal, one at a time. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntugis/ubuntugis-unstable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install qgis After that you will have ...


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Looks like you're running the license manager on a Linux machine. If you have a GUI installed, start it, then try to run the authorization. If not, see this knowledge base article on how to set up a fake display environment and how to authorize from the command line.


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Backup your database first [most important] http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//00170000000q000000 and there is 9.3.1 version Migrating Oracle data from one storage type to another http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.3/index.cfm?TopicName=Migrating%20Oracle%20data%20from%20one%20storage%20type%20to%20another Process: ...



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