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Bad Elf not showing location data in QField

We have a K88 Android tablet running version 7.1.1 (currrent version is 14 something). I can connect the Bad Elf to the app via Bluetooth, but no positioning data appears to be transmitted. I've ...
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QGIS 3.16 and 3.20 Georeferencer freeze issue

Has anyone across the geo-referencer freezing on 3.16 LRE and 3.20? I have tried this with multiple different jpegs and tiffs. The progress indication bar sticks on 0% and the only way to resolve this ...
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Cheap relative positioning

I have a 6 acre permaculture farm, and I would like to be able to plant something at a location, log the location, and be able to find it again to within about a foot accuracy. I do not need the ...
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Does QGIS 3.6.0 make use of GPUs in order to accomplish 2D tasks (rendering, zooming, panning...)?

does anyone know whether last versions of QGIS (like last one, 3.6.0) make use of GPUs (either integrated or dedicated ones) in order to accomplish 2D tasks (rendering, zooming, panning...)? If it ...
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Geoserver rendering & GPU

Would a nice GPU on the Geoserver server (let's pretend it's old school housing) help in any way, or make any difference at all with the rendering tasks ?
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Hardware requirements for GRASS 7

I need to know the minimum hardware requirements to run GRASS 7, at the request of a Journal editor. There is plenty of information in the Wiki about software requirements, but none on hardware. All ...
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Can a Lenovo Thinkpad X201 (4GB RAM, 120 GB SSD) run the latest ArcGIS software? [closed]

I'm a GIS student and I usually run Linux on my laptop, but I'm starting to get sick of having to run to the computer lab every time I have to do some work with ArcGIS + ArcCatalog. If I were to ...
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Increasing/allocating RAM for ArcGIS usage?

In my x64 laptop I have 16G of RAM. I see arcGIS is using 4G, I have 11G of RAM available. Also, I was trying to process an 8G raster and I've got a not enough memory error. Is there anyway I can ...
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Moving Table of Contents, Search window, Toolbox, etc to second screen? [duplicate]

Table of Contents, Search, Toolboxes etc. all compete for horizontal space on the computer screen, often obscuring the map display itself. If I use two screens can I put these windows on one screen ...
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Does a large amount of GPU memory help when working with very large images and image mosaics? [closed]

It seems like it would help a great deal to store as much of the image as possible on the GPU for panning and zooming, etc. We deal with a lot of very large images. Many range from 8 GB to hundreds ...
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Is it better to take the elevation of a GPS unit or that of a Digital Elevation Model?

When searching of gps routes in wikiloc, for the trailrunning race "Transvulcania" I have several routes to look. I downloaded a lot, but every route has a distance between 71 kilometers and 74 ...
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Hardware Requirements ? Overpowered?

I'm running a i3 3,1 GHz Machine, 4 GB of RAM with an onboard Graphic Chip. I build a small GIS with Mapbender3, Geoserver based on PostGIS data. It's running pretty fluid from what i can see. Now i ...
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Will external antenna on handheld GPS improve location in a forest?

I want to improve the probable accuracy of waypoints that I collect during vegetation surveys on foot, where the canopy is overhead and continuous. My handheld receiver unit is a Garmin GPS 60 (...
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Trimble GeoXH Geoexplorer 2008 COM1 problem

I am using TerraSync and getting an error: GPS: The COM port is already configured for use by another device. Does anyone know how to correct this so I can start using my bluetooth connection ...
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Which hardware for running FME 2015 on linux

I am running FME on Xubuntu. It works very fine save for some minor glitches with the inspector. I am planning on setting up a couple of rather heavy vector calculations (areaonarea,buffering and ...
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Arduino compatible GPS modules with support for GAGAN SBAS and 10Hz rate support

Looking for an Arduino compatible GPS module that supports: - GAGAN SBAS AND - 10Hz update rate Any suggestions? Not able to find one that meets both requirements.
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Hardware requirements for one instance Geoserver/PostGIS

What hardware minimun requirements do you recomend for one instance of geoserver and postgis and 20 concurrent users? Vectorial data stored in PostGIS is around 20 MB only. I need the ammount of RAM, ...
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Which monitor for working on printable maps?

I have a 24" monitor with a resolution of 1920x1080. Mostly I'm working on printable maps in QGIS. The size of some labels is sometimes smaller then 5mm on the final printed map. At my monitor this ...
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Recommended ArcGIS Server and RDBMS layout on these two machines?

We're looking at setting up ArcGIS Server with Postgres for the RDBMS. We have two machines, one aging and a new hotness. What is the best implementation strategy with these resources? Should we put ...
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Will Toshiba Satellite 70-A-11h meet GIS student notebook requirements?

I'm just about to start a college to study GIS and I need new notebook computer. I would like a one that will last me for awhile and that can run the ArcGIS and ERDAS Imagine programmes that are ...
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Storage hardware options for large datasets

We are about to organize our data in a centralized spatial data system. The system would provide various services (mainly supporting ftp access, geodatabase editing, and several web mapping ...
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Workstations versus desktop computers for GIS applications

ArcGIS for Desktop has native 32-bit data processing limitations, which is somewhat offset by 64-bit background processing capabilities. Additionally, multiprocessing and parallel processing ...
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Indoor positioning system hardware [closed]

I'm a software developer, don't know much about the hardware specifications and don't know where to start. (Even not sure is that the right stackexchange I should ask this question.) So, I want to ...
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Can a Bluetooth barcode reader update a Geodatabase via ArcGIS Server on iPad?

I need the ability for a field operator (using an iPad) to select a feature in a geodatabase served via ArcGIS Server, and scan its barcode, which should be entered into the geodatabase as an ...
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Minimum system requirements for ArcGIS on Mac

Just looking to buy a new-ish computer for study for my PhD. I will be using ArcGIS. I know the ideally it would be best to buy all the memory and ram I can afford but I am self-funding on a low ...
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Quantitative evidence supporting Solid State Drive (SSD) adoption for ArcGIS Desktop workstations?

Has anyone seen quantitative evidence supporting the use of a SSD (solid state drive) in an ESRI ArcGIS Desktop workstation? Or any GIS workstation for that matter? I keep reading that SSDs can be a ...
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Solid Laptop Specs for running ArcGIS

I'm getting a Lenovo thinkpad w520 with 8gb of ram/2000m quadro GPU/2760qm Corei7 to use as my secondary work laptop. I mostly deal with large amounts of ortho photos and some GPS software. Do you ...
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What type/model of pointing device do you use for GIS?

I've been using basic mice for a long time but have been thinking of moving either to an ergonomic mouse or trackball. Trackballs seem like they may be better for me, but it seems like manufacturers ...
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Can anyone share their experience with SpaceNavigator 3D mouse? [closed]

I was wondering if any of you had a chance to use any of the 3Dconnexion products in GIS setting? What are your experiences? Is something like SpaceNavigator worth investing into? Update: Apparently,...
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