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Questions tagged [geolocation]

Geolocation is a means to discovering the physical location (in real-world geographic terms) of an object.

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Geolocate stores inside a mall?

OpenStreetMap lists the malls in Albuquerque, but not the stores inside these malls. Using the in-mall map/directory, wouldn't it be easy to add stores inside the mall? Is anyone doing this? ...
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Where does one ask “Where is …?”?

On a fairly regular basis at my place of work we get inquiries of the form "where is Lake Potato?" or "where is Poppingstone Creek?" or... The questions come from co-workers, the general public and ...
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Generating random locations nearby?

I am trying to create random locations nearby my location. What i want is to create random latitude/longitude pairs inside a 200 meters circle surrounding my location. This is the formula i came up ...
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How much sense does it make to average (lat,lon) samples in order to increase 2D accuracy of a GPS location?

Several GPS applications, like this one, or this one, acquire multiple (lat,lon) samples of a given location, assuming that the GPS unit is not moving, and then take an average of the samples in order ...
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How To Understand Geological Directions?

I was reading a "Guide to Some Minerals and Rocks in Indiana," which was published in the 1950s, and in it there were these bewildering directions: "Bluff along Mud Pine Creek 1.5 miles west of ...
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Probability of iOS/Android device location accuracy

I'm working with Android and iOS apps that report location. Both iOS and Android can derive location from a combination of cell tower triangulation, visible wifi access points, and assisted GPS. The ...
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Reading MODIS L1B into ENVI

I am working with MODIS Terra (and simultaneous ASTER) Level 1B swath data using ENVI and am having one of these "this should be easy" questions about the most direct way to get to geo-referenced ...
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I would like to show points moving on a map by date

I would like to create a map where I can see points moving. I have table of points for example with a date column, A 01/01/2012 B 02/01/2012 C 03/01/2012 D 04/01/2012 E 05/01/2012 F 06/01/2012 I ...
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Is there a way to get the method how the location was processed?

Experimenting with the W3C Geolocation API. Is there a way to get the method how the location was processed? I mean GPS, IP, Cell IDs etc. I didn't find any object properties doing that.
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How to get lat/long from Google Analytics when country but no city given?

About a year ago, I created a web-based map of the visitors to a web site. I've been asked to switch it from using Urchin and web server log data, to retrieving data from Google analytics. When I was ...
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Device for Logging GPS and Accelerometer Data? [closed]

I am looking for a device that can track my location (lat,long) and speed all day long. Perhaps, I need GPS and accelerometer data bundled together. What I want to do is to log my daily activities. I ...
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GPS and GIS for real time monitoring of an object

How is it possible to store coordinate of object in server in real time using feasible hardware ( can be used by student) GPS into database and retrived in real time?? What are the names of ...
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Looking for HowTos or Examples of Presentation Platforms targeting Management/Clients

Any good ideas about using Google Earth to present self contained geospatial data&app to a client or senior management? The broader issue being explored here is that many of our clients are not ...
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What technique is used to acquire client location?

So far I know how to grab the client location to a application or web application by using the users geolocation or GPS location. I remember the possibility of finding the users approximate location ...
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Calculating the distance between a point and a virtual line of two lat/lngs

Please refer to the example and corresponding image. I would like to achieve the following: provide two locations (lat/lng), which are shown below as A and B. From this, a virtual line would be drawn ...
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Best GIS system for high performance web application - PostGIS vs MongoDB

I am working on a web/mobile application based on location data. Since i am already familiar with MongoDB, i found the geospatial indexing of mongo is quite suitable for my needs. As i am mainly ...
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Open source location allocation modelling

I'm looking for open source tools for location allocation modelling (eg planning public health facilities). Preferably in a GIS environment. I know GRASS somewhat, but v.net.alloc doesn't seem to ...
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Dividing the world space to geographic sub-space

I am trying to divide the world space to geographic sub-space from "general" to "specific" locations and without using latitude and longitude information. That is, I am trying to think about the world ...
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Is there a GIS to locate exact opposite locations on earth?

I was wandering if there was a GIS that offers to locate the exact opposite location of key locations (countries, even cities ?) on earth ?
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What algorithm should I use for wifi geolocation?

School Pickup Use Case (update) It might be helpful to go into a more concrete use case instead of the original backyard example below. Local law enforcement has started cracking down on use text ...
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EPSG geotiff code and crs us48

I am trying to create a geotiff and the software (raster design) is asking for a code that I thought was EPSG code. however while trying to find out what epsg = us48 I noticed that the dialog actually ...
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Seeking Country/State/City Database? [closed]

I am creating a directory which uses locations to categorize all listings. Instead of relying on user input, I'd like to provide a list of locations which the user can select. I have already tried ...
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How can I determine the location of a visitor to my website?

If I want to provide a website with location appropriate content, what ways can I use to find the visitor's rough location using their IP or header information?