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Concerned with the process of creating and subsequently modifying and maintaining software and systems.

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Switching career from GIS Technician/Analyst to GIS Web Map Developer/Programmer?

I am a GIS Analyst at work that dabbles in python scripting in ArcGIS and the Google Maps JavaScript API V3. My professional goal is to either be in web mapping development or desktop/server GIS ...
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Web GIS Development Skill Sets [closed]

What technologies and skill sets should one who wants to do web GIS development study/acquire? One skill/technology per answer please.
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Which framework is best to implement an application robustly, using ArcGIS Server JS API?

Over on the Esri forum, user Matt Moyles suggested that the approach used in the Esri JS samples isn't suitable for robust development of a web mapping application using HTML, JavaScript and CSS: ...
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How to get started on a GIS Programming Career? [closed]

I am already working as GIS Consultant in UK. Being an engineering consultancy (not IT or GIS based) company there wasn't any need of GIS development in the organisation. But due to some recent ...
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How to unit test ArcObjects with Mocking?

I'm a huge fan of unit testing, but still make use of a FGDB to grab features for running unit tests against when using the ArcObjects framework. Is anyone successfully using mocking against thinks ...
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WMTS : Convert geolocation (lat, long) to tile index, at a given zoom level?

I wanted to know how to get the indexes (x,y) of a WMTS tile for a given geolocation (latitude, longitude) and zoom level. For exemple, I have a POI located at (48.675, 2.7), I want to get the ...
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Why can't the breakpoint be "hit" when debugging an ArcGIS 10 Add-In?

Now and then I run into the following problem: I start debugging the Add-In and breakpoints are ignored. Almost seems like the communication between the IDE and the component is not working. My ...
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How can I programmatically display the "Create Features" dockable window in ArcMap 10?

When I start editing in ArcMap 10, by default the "Create Features" window is automatically opened and docked. Stopping the edit session hides this window. When I use the IEditor:StartEditing method ...
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How to let user only rearrange layers in a group layer?

We have a stand-alone application were we let the users add local shape and raster layers. We would like to add functionality so that the user can rearrange the added layers within a specific group ...
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Force a new AddDataDialog to open at a defined directory path

Is there a way to force the AddDataDialog to open to a specific path? I created a tool that when clicked on a specific feature will open the Add Data dialog, but I need it to open starting at a ...
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Are there any GIS component that can be used for developing GIS applications for Android phones? [duplicate]

I know that ESRI has ArcGIS APIs for Android what other options are there for me as developer, if I'm about to develop GIS applications for an Android phone?
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When to store geometries using SQL-server geometry datatypes or ArcSDE?

With the release of SQL Server 2008 Microsoft added geometry data types. So geometries can now in an ESRI enviroment be either be stored using SQL-Server datatypes or ArcSDE datatypes. A colleague ...
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How to setup a debugger for QGIS Plugin development?

As the title of the question implies, I wish to know how to set up a QGIS Python Plugin Debugger so that I can develop plugins more efficiently. Any information regarding this would be much ...
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Where is the ArcGIS Snippet Finder?

I am just going through the "Building custom UI elements using add-ins" walkthrough. ArcGIS integrated development environment (IDE) is installed. No problems creating the ArcMap Add-on project until ...
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Splitting rectangles into a desired number of parts in QGIS

I'm working on a project using QGIS and there is a process that I'd like to try to automate. I'm working with the "rectangles,ovals digitizing tool" plug-in to make perfect rectangles. The next step ...
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Qgis 2.7 (Dev) feature rotation?

Curious if the following code has a blatant error that has been overlooked with respect to rotating a single polygon feature. The *.geometry().rotate(...) returns a '0', indicating it was successful -...
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plugin 'hook' when writing with Python

Just a conceptual question... when writing a plugin using Plugin Builder 1.8.3, where does the script get connected to the application instance objects? As an example (taken from eventlayerplugin.py)...
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Why does the qgis LTR release date lag behind the current release?

This is just a simple curiosity but I haven't been able to find an answer. Qgis 2.14 will be the LTR, but when it was released it was posted as the current release with 2.8.7 still as the LTR. Will ...
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2011 ESRI DevSummit [closed]

This is probably more of a community wiki question. Who will be attending the ESRI Developer Summit next month in Palm Springs? Which sessions and/or new products look most interesting to you? ...
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How to set a definition query for an AGS layer?

Is it possible to filter out some features using a definition query set from the client on a AGS layer? I've checked out the map server layer but it only supports find and identify. Also looked at ...
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Best Platform to develop QGIS Python Plugins

I am currently developing QGIS Python Plugins in a Windows 7 64-bit environment. Having said this I am stumbling across various issues which from what I have been able to gather have a less tendency ...
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How to calculate oblique photo scale?

Is it possible to calculate oblique photo scale by given vertical photo scale ? I mean is there any kind formula relation between them or maybe is it possible to calculate rough approximation of ...
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How to work with .lyr files in ArcGIS Engine

I want to be able to load .lyr files created in ArcMap and ArcGIS Engine and save any updates in symbology in ArcGIS Engine back to the .lyr file. What APIs should I use the only method I found so ...