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Geographer specifically focused on utilities-based GIS since 1999. My expertise is primarily in the areas of data organization, geodatabase design and data creation. Most of my time has been spent with ESRI products. Over the last few years, i have been familiarizing myself with the open source GIS software that is currently available.


Jul
18
comment Editing PostGIS data in ArcGIS Desktop?
The basic reason you cannot find a solution for this is that Esri has not enabled this functionality. Your idea about WFS editing might be an option, but I have not tried that. I'm working with the same type of setup, PostGIS and GeoServer, so I might try to set something up next week and give it a shot. Until then, QGIS it is!
Jun
22
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
10
reviewed Reject suggested edit on QGIS display does not reflect projection
Jun
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
23
reviewed Reviewed Merging of two maps having different data in ecognition
Apr
21
reviewed No Action Needed Bulk insert into MS SQL Creating ObjectID's
Apr
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on errors while downloading a gis - file
Apr
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Bulk insert into MS SQL Creating ObjectID's
Apr
21
reviewed Reopen Issue with initializing ArcObjects Interface and classes
Apr
21
reviewed No Action Needed How to extract german restaurants from planet.osm?
Apr
21
reviewed No Action Needed trying to add content to the middle of a string
Apr
21
reviewed Reject suggested edit on arcsde - index LOADING/FAILED/UNUSABLE
Apr
2
comment File Geodatabase (*.gdb) support in QGIS?
@danagerous - This answer was written when QGIS 1.8 was the current install version. As you have shown, the current version is now up to 2.2.0. The process and steps to ensure that the library is installed remain the same, but you would always want to use the most current version available for both QGIS and the gdal-fgdb library.
Apr
1
comment Is there an online source of raw contour data?
It is worth noting that in addition to having a layer of the contour lines, this site allows you to download a DEM. I would venture that there are more areas where a DEM is available, than there are areas where the actual contours have been generated. The DEM can then be used to generate contours at a chosen interval, using your preferred GIS package.
Apr
1
comment Problem opening shape file in qgis
@Vince - Unfortunately, even if you are able to recreate an .shx file that is correct regarding record numbers, the data may still be corrupted. This is because the components of a shapefile are editable by more than just software which treats them as a whole. The .dbf may be edited in Excel. Any sorts that are performed and then saved will change the records associated with a particular record number. So, while it may be possible to recreate an .shx file and gain access to a shapefile in some software, it is no guarantee of the integrity of the data.
Apr
1
comment Problem opening shape file in qgis
possible duplicate of How do I load a .dbf file into QGIS?
Mar
27
comment Inserting union of two tables into another table Postgresql
Your initial problem is of syntax. You have the geom referenced with the destination table. In the values section, however, you are listing 3 different columns. The references to the spc as a, and simple_us as b should be in a subquery to the `ST_Union command. This is in addition to the information that @Mapperz provided.
Mar
25
comment Create an X,Y latitude and longitude grid from an raster
I think there is a bit of confusion in your terminology. A LandSat image, IS a raster image. Each pixel in the raster represents a return value from the ground, located with an x and y coordinate. What is your project? Having a bit more detail about what you intend to do with the raster, may help figure out the operation you actually want to perform.
Mar
18
awarded  Good Answer