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My original background is in civil and water resources engineering, but I am into open-source GIS and web mapping these days.

I am interested in bringing open-source GIS and web mapping tools to cash-strapped, rural local units of government in northern Michigan, USA, to enable them to more effectively bring public domain geospatial information to the general public.


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Jan
21
comment How Can I Install “QGIS Server” in a Windows 7 PC?
I apologize to everybody for the tardy reply. I have not been able to make it work as of yet!
Jan
21
comment How to reproject from Michigan Georef to WGS84 in QGIS?
I'm glad it worked! I've been wondering if the method was applicable for anything other than State Plane. I don't have enough rep for upvoting anybody, either! <grin>
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answered How to reproject from Michigan Georef to WGS84 in QGIS?
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Apr
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answered How can I view a KMZ on an iPad?
Feb
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comment Reprojecting from MGRm to WGS84 using open-source tools
Somebody has posted in one of the QGIS forums an alternative projection parameter set for Michigan GeoRef: [code] +proj=omerc +lat_0=45.30916666666666 +lonc=-86 +alpha=337.255555556 +k=0.9996 +x_0=499839.8337 +y_0=528600.2398 +ellps=GRS80 +datum=NAD83 +units=m +no_defs [/code] This SEEMS to be somewhat better than the 3078/3079 definition, but still is not without problems.
Feb
20
comment Reprojecting from MGRm to WGS84 using open-source tools
This type of behavior's been discussed in the QGIS forums before, and the QGIS devs point to GDAL implementation of GeoRef. Those of us in MI are really in a quandry as the best way to use State-supplied GIS shapefiles on QGIS is to convert them to State Plane or WGS84. But the GDAL utilities can't seem to handle GeoRef at all. (Plus the fact that the state distributes aerials as *.ecw files, which is somewhat problematic as well in QGIS.)
Feb
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revised Reprojecting from MGRm to WGS84 using open-source tools
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answered Reprojecting from MGRm to WGS84 using open-source tools
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Feb
10
comment Flood modelling insights
Sorry, just saw your comment this afternoon. Joseph Jones has answered your question about flow from an open gate, and I agree with his answer.
Feb
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answered Flood modelling insights
Feb
8
comment How Can I Install “QGIS Server” in a Windows 7 PC?
Thank you, relima! There is no "apache2.conf" file in my "C:\OSGeo4W\apache\conf" folder. There is, however, a "http.conf" file. I may try to add the "SetEnv" path command in there. Also, the only Qt *.dll files I can find are in "C:\OSGeo4W\bin" folder, so I guess I'll specify that as the "Path_to_Qt_libraries." The qgis libraries seem to be in the "C:\OSGeo4W\apps\qgis\lib" folder, so I'll specify that path and see what happens. I will report here on how it went. If you have any further information, please let me know! Thank you!
Feb
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comment How Can I Install “QGIS Server” in a Windows 7 PC?
Thank you, relima! I'd seen the reference you cited, but had dismissed it because it did not match the files I found in my two instances of Apache server in my PC.