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Oct
17
comment Site to download al USGS Topo Maps in bulk
@ak112358 has posted a revised process using essentially the same method at Programmatically download (seamless) NED tiles?
Oct
17
comment Programmatically download (seamless) NED tiles?
awesome answer! This would also (likely) be applicable to Site to download al USGS Topo Maps in bulk
Oct
7
comment Is there a programmatic way to retrieve Landsat 8 Satellite Images?
My answer for Site to download al USGS Topo Maps in bulk may help in constructing POST requests (though we'll have to wait for the US government to resume operations to find out).
Sep
30
comment Synchronize data edits between ArcMap and ArcGIS Online
@Blendt, I still get missing features from time to time when uploading new data to an existing feature service. I've tried both data synch tools (e.g. Windows Mobile) and just straight upload everything and overwrite the service. Some features just refuse to go. For what it's worth, I've opened a ticket with Esri Canada "arcpy.StageService omits features {[CASE#143409]}". There is progress but a not a solution I'm willing to trust on an ongoing basis. I've all but given up on ArcGIS Online for our needs. But that's for me, I encourage contacting Esri tech yourself, might be different for you
Sep
28
comment Why do people pronounce GDAL (Geospatial Data Abstraction Library) like goo-dal?
@ArditSulce, excepting that "goodal" is older than google. ;-)
Sep
23
comment Are there any cartography “rules” you should follow when labeling maps?
This answer is horrible to read. It should be filled with pictures and examples!
Sep
19
comment canvec: why so quiet? where are all the users?
Though this speaks to just a portion of the original post, I'm marking it as the new accepted answer because it really is a significant step forward in Canvec utility. Thanks for bringing the change to my attention!
Sep
18
comment Understanding the .asc file
...for completeness I also added something about GRIDFLOAT
Sep
7
comment How to read vector datasets using GDAL library
the OGR C & C++ tutorial is here: gdal.org/ogr/ogr_apitut.html
Sep
7
comment please Introduce me a free 3rd party library appropriate for showing Geospatial information
removed raster and gdal tags. Gdal can't be used for vectors, and this Q is not about rasters. (gis.stackexchange.com/questions/7077/… may be useful)
Sep
7
comment How to read vector datasets using GDAL library
sepideh, you use the phrase to "and then show them using opengl" here, so it is hard to determine what the difference between this Q and your next one is. (Technical point: GDAL is for reading/writing rasters, and OGR for vectors. Though often bundled together they aren't the same.) We need you to back up and provide more context to your questions, give us the view from 10,000 feet as it were. What would be your end goal, after you have the answers?
Aug
31
comment openlayers and labeling
@amritkarma, please add your suggested edit as a comment first. It's a small but significant change (and the OP may not even be aware of that problem yet).
Aug
30
comment Open source/free software for generating a 3D view of mapping?
Converted to Community Wiki, since the answers will be of the "list of" variety that are generally not encouraged on Stack Exchange. (Thanks for asking though! it's a good list to have around.)
Aug
30
comment What is Lanczos resampling useful for in a spatial context?
An outstanding answer, thanks whuber!
Aug
26
comment Using Mapserver WFS with Openlayers: shows empty map
Welcome to GIS.se :) You're to be commended for providing good detail and context for your problem. I don't have the knowledge to help, but suggest pointing to live version of the app, if at all possible, might better help others help you.
Jul
31
comment What is gid in OpenStreetMap data model?
I have confidence in that Doruk. :) We were all new at some point, and the Stack Exchange approach is quite different from many systems that have come before it. Read the help, walk through the tutorial, and you'll be doing fine in short order. Just remember that up & down votes are not about you, they're about the post.
Jul
31
comment What is gid in OpenStreetMap data model?
Hi Doruk, Welcome to GIS Stack Exchange :) One line answers are generally discouraged, and one liners that are are just a guess doubly so. We strive to build quality answers that will still be useful some time from now.
Jul
31
comment Using ogrinfo to list all projection source of a database
reference for how redirect in a command shell works: ss64.com/nt/syntax-redirection.html
Jul
29
comment Using Sum() or something similar with CalculateField_management and FieldLists
...like here: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/9871/…
Jul
29
comment Using Sum() or something similar with CalculateField_management and FieldLists
@EugeneDurshpek, when the response doesn't fit in a comment (e.g. because you need code formatting) the convention is to amend (edit) the question instead of the other person's answer. Another approach is to leave a comment and link to a chat room created for exploring the Q (and then summarize the results of that chat back here later).