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comment Convert coordinates into decimal using SQL Server
@user1185790 no problem - keep in touch if you have more issues with MSSSQL spatial, we use it every day...
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comment MrSID on QGIS 2.10 Ubuntu
as I recall you can't run the proprietary libraries for MrSID on Linux otherwise try this link for Windows: planet.qgis.org/planet/tag/mrsid
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comment In what coordinate systems do true circles appear round?
Thanks, Whuber!
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comment In what coordinate systems do true circles appear round?
do you know anyone at PSU that could help adjust that document?
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comment In what coordinate systems do true circles appear round?
More on this answer found here: pasda.psu.edu/help/projection.asp
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comment ST_Area of a buffer differs by coordinate
Would Anita's answer in this thread overcome the warped circles? gis.stackexchange.com/questions/13258/…
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comment ST_Area of a buffer differs by coordinate
4326 is not a coordinate system that should be used for area, distance, length, or generally any calculation beyond location. Try using a projected coordinate system - preferably one that maintains area - and test this out.
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comment What are good tips/habits for a future graduate student in Geo information Science
@mkennedy Hi Melita!!! I bring that up because a friend has a class at DU in the MS GIS program and they're all hung up on making a summary table shapefile using python - so they have to 'make feature layers', etc. etc. and all this extra Arc-Stuff that makes no sense at the python level. So I sat with him and showed him how to use SQL to do the same thing - python would then be a wrapper to automate the execution of that SQL. The lesson here is when spatial education is more open, open data formats and open data processing tools bring more educational opportunities!
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comment What are good tips/habits for a future graduate student in Geo information Science
Also if you take any classes that are ArcGIS-dominated, ask the professor if you can complete the assignments using open source tools...!!!
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comment What are good tips/habits for a future graduate student in Geo information Science
Learn PostGIS...
Aug
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comment PostgreSQL trouble editing points / lines / polygons in QGIS
I think so! I can test it out at work and report back, but now knowing how you imported the data, that is your workaround. One issue though - why are you editing this data in QGIS locally instead of editing the data directly in an OSM editor and contributing it back?
Aug
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comment PostgreSQL trouble editing points / lines / polygons in QGIS
That's how you do it!
Aug
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comment PostgreSQL trouble editing points / lines / polygons in QGIS
ok - just updated my answer, but that is the GUI way of doing it... let me know if that works for you...
Aug
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comment PostgreSQL trouble editing points / lines / polygons in QGIS
@Mathieu I would use the DBManager plugin in QGIS and click the 'primary key' option and name the field OBJECTID or something similar. That should allow you to have editable features... if you have an existing unique ID field you want to use as your primary key, you can always re-set that later...
Aug
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comment How to set the target schema using osm2pgrouting
MANY thanks for adding that feature!!!
Aug
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comment How to set the target schema using osm2pgrouting
that's great - worked like a charm. Barring the feature request now in osm2pgrouting, this is a great workaround...thanks again!
Aug
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comment QGIS 2.10 with ubuntugis dependecies Grass issues Ubuntu 14.04
I've got it working following installation instructions I modified from the main QGIS debian/ubuntu install instructions - you can find them here: github.com/mapbaker/QGIS-Website/blob/master/source/site/… But they pull from the main QGIS repository, which I think is the best to pull from...
Aug
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comment Creating a new layer from a spreadsheet and an existing shape file in QGIS
Hmmm no that is strange! Not sure what to say about that!
Aug
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comment PostGIS Query returns duplicated rows
Why are you using ST_Dump? It seems that all you want are the zip codes that fall within the Florida polygon boundary? Is that the case?
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comment How to install the GDAL plugin for QGIS 2.0 on Linux Mint?
did you ever get this resolved? I've been using Mint with everything working fine...