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Geoserver REST example not working

I am trying to follow the example to create a new REST service in Geoserver: http://docs.geoserver.org/stable/en/developer/programming-guide/rest-services/implementing.html After building, accessing ...
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Join GPS points obtained from .GPX file in Python Console

Having loaded the .gpx file into a new layer from python console, I'm unable to access the gps points in the attributes table. Essentially, i'm unable to join these points to form a polygon (buildings)...
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What is the best way to manage dependencies between layers?

I have multiple layers that has dependency with each other. Such as: City; Courts; Lots; Front Lot; Buildings. The polygon's "block" depends on the polygon's "City." Example dependency: Buildings-> ...
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How to georeference an areal photograph given known coordinates of the four corners and center of the image

First, let me say that I am new to this field. I have an existing image/video viewing application. My primary goal is to implement an efficient method to determine the latitude and longitude of any ...
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How to add data from a Google map as layer in ArcMap using C#?

I want to use C# to write a tool: add data from google map as a layer in ArcMap. I am using ArcGIS 10.0. Can you help me?
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Working as a Python Development Project Team with ArcGIS?

We have a development project in Python (ArcGIS 10). This project involves a mixture of toolboxes, map templates, layer files, file geodatabase templates (acting as templates being imported into a ...
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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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How to view the class files of QuantumGIS for further development?

I have been searching class files of QGIS for a while for customisation and edit it for a project..But I am unable to get or download the files...can anybody give some references if we can really view ...
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Geoserver build error

i am getting a build error with mvn clean install on geoserver 2.2.x branch saying Running org.geoserver.platform.exception.ExceptionLocalizeTest Tests run: 6, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Skipped: 0, ...
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Where to start GeoServer Development?

I want to contribute to GeoServer development. I am well experienced in programming and since I am now completely working on GIS projects, I think I will find enough time for these tasks. Where ...
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OpenLayers2 change feature's style

Working with OpenLayers 2.11, I'm desperately trying to change my feature style as the user selects it (fairly simple I agree!). Indeed, It seems easy but I can't see where It fails, perhaps someone ...
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QGis - Plugin libraries [closed]

I need to develop a couple of qgis-plugins. I made some promising first steps and completed a few easy plugins. Now its time to move to more complex plugins which need to import several tool-classes I ...
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Setting border-style to 'no pen' using QgsGraduatedSymbolRendererV2

I am developing a QGIS plugin that, after a series of inputs, will produce a thematic map using the QgsGraduatedSymbolRendererV2. Because the polygon are very small, the boarders make it such that ...
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How to Get my Custom Toolbar to popup when my Custom Extension is Enabled?

I am developing a custom extension for ArcMAP in Arcgis 10, and would like to display my Custom Toolbar automatically instead of having the user to select it from the customize window. Is this ...
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Why is IQueryGeometry crashing when ITextSymbol:Text contains more then one AMPERSAND (&) symbol?

I have a bit of an issue with my addin which converts annotations (text) to polygons. To do this I use the ITextSymbol obtained from the Annotation Feature which is then implemented by the ...
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Looking for advice regarding solar potential applications

I have the task of looking into whether it is possible to build a solar potential application which would inform the user whether a roof is suitable for solar panels and a brief report about the roof´...
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How can I develop a vehicle tracking application on a tight budget?

I need to develop and GIS application in .net with following Requirement, Can you please suggest the options how can i start with. I am new to GIS World, but I have a good knowledge. I neither ...
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How exactly is an SLD_body object (when extracted from its XML href) structured when using a cElementTree to parse it?

I'm trying to export data from a PostGIS database into a geoserver and I've gotten it to where I can get the PostGIS database to point to the geoserver (I'm doing this as a python script for a GIS ...
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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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Examples of web-mapping for plantations

Is there any of you ever work to develop a web-mapping project for a plantation company? Or is there any such project published? If there is then : Can you point where I can see an example of the ...
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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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Distributed WMS (and TMS, optionally) server architecture, GPU rendering

What if we could use the power of dozens of servers to process a lot of incoming WMS requests? And more, using the power of GPU's to do the job of styling the maps for scalability and speed! The ...
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Optimizing SLD map styling implementation

Styling a map on demand can be a great bottleneck if you don't have a good strategy to deal with it. I'm sure there is a lot of techniques to implement the styling of maps, but I would like to ask you ...
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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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Where can I deploy a JavaScript app for collaborative testing?

I'm developing a new ArcGIS Server JavaScript application, and I'd like to show the progress to the client, so he can provide feedback as I develop it. The application consists of an Index.html file, ...
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Visualization of Geographical information on mobile devices

To complete my thesis i have to develop mobile GIS application which will test/handle some issue related to visualization presentation of geographical/spatial information on mobile devices. I will ...
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Unique Identifier for a POI

I'm collecting POIs data from several sources and plotting them on map, i'm having difficulties merging the POIs because some of them are redundant between the data sources i'm using. How can i assign ...
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Formal Training in Software Development [closed]

I am a GIS Programmer/Analyst in Vermont with formal training as an Environmental Scientist with GIS. I have found throughout my GIS career the need to learn programming skills. I currently work for ...
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Suggestions for how to secure a custom ArcGIS extension using a license file or install key

I'm looking for a simple methodology for licensing custom ArcGIS extensions with an installation key or license file. When the user attempts to enable the extension I want to check that they have a ...
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Basic Mapping Software

I have a desktop application for a client that needs to map a main subject location and around 5 "comparable" locations, within a range of 1-2 miles (often even less), from an aerial view, and zoom in ...
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Why is sometimes geometryType not returned in JSON from ArcGIS Server layer REST API?

Does someone know why the geometryType not always get returned from ArcGIS Server layers? According to the API documentation Layer / Table the geometryType is returned on layers: //properties ...
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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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MFC Dialog Application using ESRI ArcEngine 10.0

I'm new to ESRI ArcObjects and I'm trying to create a basic MFC dialog application. I add the License and MapControl to the dialog resource. I compile and run the app, but I get the following runtime ...
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How to turn off tool tip for the Identify button? [closed]

When using the esriControls.ControlsMapIdentifyTool tool, the (i) button, whenever you click it, it says "Click on or drag a box over a feature and place on the map where you want to identify" in a ...
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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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JS relationshipQuery not returning multiple selected features

This is my first time posting a question here. I am working on a map application using ArcGIS Server 10 with Javascript API 2.1 and I am trying to figure out why I cannot return multiple selected ...
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How to overlay country map on Google world map in OpenLayers?

I am creating one map. So I want to overlay country map on Google world map. I am trying with the OpenLayers.Layer.wfs() function, but I am not getting perfect solution. If anybody knows the solution ...
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Persisted member in an application extension does not save to stream

I have an ArcMap extension in which I'm trying to persist a string value. When the document is saved, the public member m_LayerName in the application extension class is not being persisted. Either it'...
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WiFi Positioning System (WPS) setup

I need to develop a shopping mall GIS. I have no idea to develop it. The shopping mall GIS should function like GPS (guides user to desire shops). Do I need to set up some GIS device at each corner of ...
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postgres command to save the line coordinates in openlayers

I am working on project that we create one map ant editing toolbar. Then by using that editing tool bar we can draw point, line, polygon on the map. Next we are converting the line, point, polygon ...
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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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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 register dll extension with EsriRegAsm.exe?

I am having some issues with registering a dll: run DOS as Administrator CD "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ArcGIS\bin\" (where the ESRIRegAsm.exe is) I attempt to register the dll as follows: ...
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How can I programmatically add a new feature template to the "Create Feature dockable window"?

This is a new question but a continuation of this post: How can I programmatically display the "Create Features" dockable window in ArcMap 10? I like the new template system in ArcGIS 10 ...
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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 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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How can I disable and enable an ArcGIS 10 Add-In button?

Is there a way to enable / disable Add-In buttons / tools?
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ArcGIS 10 Add-In compile problem - Why are new edits to code igonred by ArcMap?

I've been compiling and debugging my Add-In (a toolbar with a few menus, custom commands, custom selection tool and a context shortcut menu) with no issues until suddenly the edits and changes I do in ...
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How can I determine whether a feature class is a 3D feature class (HasZ)?

I would like to be able to determine whether a feature class passed to a procedure is a 3D feature class (hasZ) or not. How can I do this in VB .Net & ArcObjects?
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GIS Development Trends [closed]

What do you think are the top current trends to watch in GIS Development? Which capabilities/tools do you think will be most in demand to both developers and end users in the future?