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GIS, Transportation, Civil Engineer in New Brunswick Canada. I'm interested in using FOSS, python, QGIS, PostGIS, GRASS, and QT to develop open source engineering applications

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answered Formatting Dates in QGIS labels
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comment Help choosing a suitable routing engine
First, I would suggest to Look at urbansim an opensource land use model. As for your routing question, If this is planning application, then I would suggest looking at software like TransCAD, CUBE, PLANAR, or EMME/2 first for functionality and user interface. They usually give out 1 hour or 2 hour demo cds of their software (software you can run for an hour or two to get a feel for it). If you want to build something for online use or desktop use, then look at pgRouting; however, from experience, sometimes, it's not as easy as how the workshop/tutorial portrays it.
Aug
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comment Vehicle travel data for the USA
I haven't worked with NHTS in 8 years or so. I'll check for you at the office on Monday and see if I can track down older projects
Aug
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comment Vehicle travel data for the USA
I also have a lot more resources than this. Start up here, if that doesn't get you anywhere, comment on this with what you're missing and I shall see what I can do
Aug
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answered Vehicle travel data for the USA
Aug
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comment Vehicle travel data for the USA
Are you looking for AADT or hourly data and in how many vehicle class bins? Also historical or live?
Aug
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accepted Database design: road topology in GIS
Aug
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awarded  Talkative
Aug
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comment How to build effective heat-maps?
Thanks for the detailed explanation. Do you think you can take a sample data set, follow your instructions and give us a sample graphical output?
Aug
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comment How to convert between KML and Esri's shapefile (SHP) format?
@dkroy - except for double stereo formats
Aug
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comment How to use geoserver to display data on hosted website
If you have the time and chance, consider going through the tutorial they provide and workshop
Aug
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awarded  Nice Question
Aug
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comment What is the best way to do reverse geocoding with PostGIS?
There are a few results when you search on this site for reverse geocoding. One answer that stands out is this one about services that provide it.
Aug
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comment Database design: road topology in GIS
@Mapperz - Even in Canada, in Quebec, Right on Red is not allowed, and in some jurisdictions, they implement a 15 second all white rule (meaning, pedestrians on all approaches get white)
Aug
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comment Provide 3 colors to a polygon
On top of the comments above. by different colors, do you mean a gradient or distinct colors based on some data. I'm assuming you have polygon_a with variables A, B, C. and you want to show them all.
Aug
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comment Database design: road topology in GIS
Fabien, Thanks for the amazing info, I wasn't aware of the major differences between Arc and pgRouting. Currently, I haven't purchased a network analyst license, I'm considering using pgRouting/postgis for this application. any suggestions on how to mode3l and represent center lanes?
Aug
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comment Database design: road topology in GIS
The COl-Dot diagram seems to be heavily based on the Esri Book: designing geodatabases from Transportation. It's an awesome find though.
Aug
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comment Database design: road topology in GIS
@Mapperz - North american, but it shouldn't really matter. by one-way direction, I mean that some roads you can only go from point A to point B but not the other way around
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