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Questions tagged [hardware-recommendations]

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Improve render speed for QGIS canvas (hardware)

I'm using QGIS to build complex maps from OSM-Data (GPKG or PostGIS). I'm wondering, how I should upgrade my system, to speed up rendering in canvas: Intel I5 4x3,2GHz, 16GB DDR3, SSD Or what about ...
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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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Accurately tracking location in outback? [closed]

I am looking for a way to efficiently track my whereabouts/tracks whilst traveling through the Australian bushland. In the past, I've just recorded my longitudes and latitudes from a basic GPS onto a ...
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Using drones in high mountain environments (Andes) [closed]

In my research, I am interested on deriving a [very] detailed vegetation and elevation maps, for this purpose I considered the use of drones (UAV). I do not mean to develop a drone but to acquire a ...
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Looking for low-mid range desktop computer specs for a basic GIS user [closed]

I am replacing a computer in our organization for someone who uses a desktop GIS software (ArcGIS Pro for the moment). It is really a basic usage (maybe occasional small geoprocessing...) and I am ...
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GIS server hardware specification [duplicate]

I was wondering if we have to look for special thing while buying a server for GIS . I will be hosting geoserver , mapserver , arcgis server on different vm for our client . in future we might get ...
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GPS Device using non-proprietary software and connector

Are there GPS devices that use non-proprietary software and connector? Ideally USB C for the connector. I've been using my Android phone with GPS Essentials and am frustrated by the constant dropping ...
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Which equipment should I buy for GIS work, and which OS should it run with? [closed]

I recently received a research grant with which I can spend up to 2500-3000 USD to buy a piece of equipment. For my research, I use QGIS, R, and Stata. My new project is also likely to require ...
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Working Alone Satellite Devices

I am researching potential tech solutions for personnel to use out in remote areas in the event of an emergency situation. I have been told I need to 1) find satellite based solutions as the phone ...
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QGIS live GPS tracking /recommended hardware (GPS USB stick) [closed]

Is there a list or any other recommendation of certain GPS hardware (esp. GPS USB sticks) working with QGIS? I have been off this topic for far over a decade, and i remember that in former days not ...
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i5 or i7 CPU for ArcMap on desktop PC with 12GB RAM [closed]

I can get a good deal on a desktop computer with a 128GB SSD and 12GB of RAM. The CPU is i5 (not sure which i5). I have a huge map that I am working on with ArcMap. Do you think the i5 PC will be ...
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Android devices and apps with support for Galileo positioning? [closed]

While the European's Galileo positioning system is only expected to be fully deployed by 2020, the first positioning made using already deployed Galileo satellites was made back in 2013. Also, ...
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Working with orthophotos on an SSD drive vs HDD drive: is the performance gain significant?

I'm shopping for a server that will allow my coworkers to use QGIS through a terminal server. We have 2 Tb of orthophotos in tif, twf, ecw and shapefiles format. They tell me that actually when they ...
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Hand-held GPS to which I can upload imagery and shapefiles?

We've been struggling with Garmins. We can upload imagery and data using a phython script to create a KMZ file then drop it onto the GPS. It kind of works (much better on the newest units, barely on ...
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Choosing video card in laptop to use with ArcScene [duplicate]

I need a new laptop within the next couple weeks to use at grad school for GIS. I am a geology & geography major and use numerous aerial and satellite photos at once and often use ArcScene. I know ...
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What is a good, small GPS data logger that stores accuracy information? [closed]

I'm looking for a small GPS data logger for geotagging photos, and I've had trouble finding one that meets my requirements: Small, key-fob size would be ideal. It should also store its tracks on on-...
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CPUs to process lidar data using ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

I am looking to build a computer to process data in ArcGIS 10.2.2. The main use will be to rasterize 10-100's GBs of lidar data. However, I am unclear as to the capabilities of ArcGIS 10.2.2 to ...
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Mapping underground Utilities, like pipes, gas lines and telephone lines? [closed]

I just got hired on to a small local government and I am sill learning the ropes as a GIS Analyst. What is an inexpensive way to map underground Utilities, like pipes, gas lines and telephone lines? ...
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Seeking smallest device able to interface with GPS unit? [closed]

For GPS units that talk over USB, what's the smallest device you could plug the GPS in to in the field, in order to upload from the device to the GPS and download from the GPS to the device? Netbook? ...
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Hardware requirements for a modern GIS workstation [duplicate]

I need an advice on what hardware configuration would be most efficient for a modern GIS professional. Should I go for out-of-the-box HP/DELL workstations or should I assemble different parts? Note: ...
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What are the Server Hardware Needs for Using ArcGIS Desktop in a Citrix Environment? [closed]

We are currently ramping up our ArcGIS Desktop usage and capacity in a Citrix environment and I am wondering if there is some good documentation available regarding best practices for Citrix server ...
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Buying pocket GPS? [closed]

It's my first time making this kind of choices, and I really don't know how to go with a choice or another. I basically know that it should have good durability , a good battery life and good ...
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Seeking recommendations for driverless GPS loggers? [closed]

There are a bunch GPS loggers out there, but a good portion need software to download the data onto a computer. Some of the software is Windows-only, but others are Mac-compatible (what I need). ...
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Good advice regarding Mobile GIS Hardware and software for outdoor tasks? [closed]

Could anyone offer advice regarding outdoor mobile hardware and software for GPS-photos, data capture, and textual input. We don´t want to necessarily write long text, so the ability to write into ...
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Seeking advice on hardware/os upgrade? [closed]

Forester, not a geospatial or IT professional, currently using QGIS and SAGA for generally county level geoprocessing of multipspectral imagery and DEM's (cluster analysis, zonal statistics, stream ...
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Cluster processing resources needed for 50 Gb DEM?

For "renting purposes", I have to specify the computing resources I need from the computing center at my University. I have very little idea of what to ask for. Considering the information below may ...
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Seeking GPS device for vehicle tracking? [closed]

I am a programmer with no connection to Geographic information, except that I work on application which uses Google Maps. I need some device, which I will be able to set in a vehicle in order to keep ...
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Determining suitable server specification?

I am looking for server specifications for a moderately sized habitat mapping project. My current server is about to reach its storage capacity, so I am researching buying a new one that I can ...
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Choosing graphics card for ArcGIS 3D Analyst?

in order to make the most of ESRI´s 3D analyst I would like to order an appropriate graphics card. I have been recommended the AMD FirePro V5900 2 GB by someone who doesn´t know much about GIS hence ...
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Specifications for GIS desktop hardware [closed]

I'm in the market for a new pc/laptop. Judging from what I've seen around here, a lot of people are discussing having a laptop for their personal GIS use. Portability is not an issue for me, so I'm ...
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Seeking hardware recommendations for Mapnik Server? [closed]

I'm looking for some suggestions for a Mapnik-TileCache server. How much hardware is really necessary? The dataset I use is about 380mb in osm raw format. My actual database is a bit more than 1GB. ...
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Looking for system specifications for a modern GIS workstation [closed]

My current employer has given me the opportunity to design my own GIS workstation. The problem is I have no idea what is important when it comes to hardware! I have been given a datasheet from Fujitsu ...
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Optimal video cards for GIS programs [closed]

I recently purchased a Dell XPS-8300 (i7-2600|16 GB DDR3 RAM|64-bit Windows7) which I intend to use primarily for GIS programs. I bought a refurbished model because it was much cheaper and because I ...
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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 ...