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Jan
15
comment Access Shapefiles from PostgreSQL/Postgis in R
In addition to Evil Genius' answer below, double check to make sure the PostGIS extension was installed in your database. Unless it has been added to the default template PostGIS won't be in a newly created Postgres database.
Jan
15
comment Access Shapefiles from PostgreSQL/Postgis in R
I agree, going through unixODBC is extra, unnecessary step that adds a middleman between you and your data. Other than that the example that Joschi was working from looks really good. I'd check out PL/R as the example mentions down towards the bottom, it brings R directly into your Postgres database.
Jan
14
comment why must Qgis 2.0.1 Desktop access the internet when I start it?
Does it start up if you're not connected to the internet in general or only if you block it through the firewall? QGIS will check for updates to the main program itself, but I think only if you force the check. The only other place it might be going out looking for stuff is in Settings -> Options -> Network. Clear the WMS search address and see if that helps.
Jan
13
comment Will Toshiba Satellite 70-A-11h meet GIS student notebook requirements?
Note on the RAM: Until ArcGIS 11 comes out ArcDesktop is 32 bit only, and as such will only use 4GB of RAM. Radar's right, what you've specced will do just fine. Good luck!
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answered why must Qgis 2.0.1 Desktop access the internet when I start it?
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comment How to get sum of table column values into Python variable?
Yep, you're right. Ignore that second example, the da.SearchCursor is a much better option.
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revised How to get sum of table column values into Python variable?
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answered How to get sum of table column values into Python variable?
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comment SpatialLite BulkLoad and Merge
One good reason to go with PostGIS is its query planner will automatically use spatial indexes while you have to manually join to Spatialite's spatial index tables. For a dataset this large the indexes will make a world of difference.