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Oct
21
comment ESRI REST API clients?
Hey, that's interesting @Jim, thanks. In our case we already have direct OpenLayers support in sandbox, so we're covered there, but this is a good justification for others wanting to support both OpenLayers and ArcGIS web APIs with a single interface.
Oct
21
comment ESRI REST API clients?
Thanks @Simon. We've been looking at the REST API as a secondary interface to GeoREST (similar to the current OData support). But if they best we can hope for is that people who already have ArcGIS Server can connect to GeoREST data, that's a pretty lean enticement to spend the required development and ongoing maintenance time. As an open source project, it doesn't make sense to implement a protocol that with its current client support encourages proprietary lock-in.
Oct
20
asked ESRI REST API clients?
Oct
3
comment How can I transform a georeferenced JPG to a georeferenced TIF?
gdal_translate allows you to create a basic, non-GeoTIFF tiff with worldfile by passing GeoTIFF creation options with the -co parameter. Something like gdal_translate -of GTiff -co "PROFILE=BASELINE" -co "TFW=YES" myFile.jpg myFile.tif
Sep
23
answered Creating GeoTiff from Tiff+WorldFile+Proj
Sep
20
awarded  Enthusiast
Sep
14
comment Where can I download 1 arc-second elevation data for Canada other than Geobase?
Unfortunately, for some of the data GeoBase is the only source. For instance, the BC TRIM DEM is only available for ridiculous and unsupportable fees ($500 per 1:250k sheet, I'd guess more than $50k for whole province) otherwise.
Sep
13
answered Is anyone using JSONP in Web mapping applications to get around the browser same origin policy?
Sep
8
comment How illustrate cells in attribute table?
In general, it's a good idea to not include "hi" and "thanks" in the question, and to spend some time formatting the question it so that it's easier to read and contains all the details someone might need to help answer it. Don't assume anything.
Sep
7
revised Where can I get UnitedStates.gdb file
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Sep
1
comment Subsurface data in Google Earth
@mankoff you're likely better off hacking something like NASA WorldWind or OSSIM Planet. Google Earth is proprietary (and possibly subject to reverse-engineering restrictions depending on where you live) and is becoming less programmable over time... the COM interface is going away after 5.2. googlegeodevelopers.blogspot.com/2010/08/…
Aug
31
comment Future of ArcGIS Mobile
I agree with @Michael ; Stack Exchange sites and discussion forums have some overlap, but this format does not work well for discussion, and the value to future visitors is limited.
Aug
31
comment Subsurface data in Google Earth
This isn't an answer, but here is one way of representing subsurface data in Google Earth: googleearthdesign.blogspot.com/2008/05/rising-block-howto.html
Aug
26
comment How can I convert Shapefiles (SHP) to KML?
Although this is the inverse operation, the majority of the answers to the question @iant linked to work both ways.
Aug
26
comment API to build GoogleStreet-like photo maps
@Kevin might want to double-check the terms of use before going ahead with a project that uses the GMaps APIs in a non-publicly-available context
Aug
26
answered List of desktop GIS FOSS case studies
Aug
26
revised List of desktop GIS FOSS case studies
moving case studies to the answers
Aug
26
awarded  Scholar
Aug
26
accepted Make the nodata area of a resampled orthophoto overview white?
Aug
24
answered Good conferences for Spatial/GIS developers