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Exporting basemap & Layers as an image?

I need a open-source server-side component for a web-application that can export basemaps + layers to an image format (saved on a db). Being slightly new to GIS, I've managed to find a few tools that ...
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Is it a good idea to use GRASS Algorithms for Geoprocessing in a Server Environment?

I´m designing a web-service to run in a server environment that will do some geoprocessing actions to datasets uploaded by users and send the results back. I´m programming in Python, and so far I´ve ...
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Seeking Icon library for custom GIS software? [duplicate]

I am building a desktop application and currently utilizing a mix of icons for pan, select, zoom, attribute table, etc that have been randomly taken from the internet and modified. The overall look ...
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How can I share my own spatial data on an online map?

Note: I am very new in this field! Can I find an open source map that enables me to display an overlay of my own layers? I need to add some text and rectangles for a certain area, but my ...
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Open Source True Ortho Software

My work does true ortho rectification. We are looking to transition into a more open source company. One of the processes we are looking to "open source" is true ortho. Does anyone know of a ...
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Performing Raster Calculator functions using Python and open source modules?

I would like to perform mathematical functions similar to those you would use Raster Calculator for in ArcMap, however I'd like to do it in Python without using the ArcpPy module. I have the osgeo ...
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Can I use Google API or Google Maps in web application developed with ArcGIS APIs?

I need to know that is it possible to use Google Maps (as a base map) and its GIS functionalities (like find/search features) in my web application developed with ArcGIS API for Silverlight/JavaScript....
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Open Source equivalent to Collector for ArcGIS to use with QGIS/PostGIS?

From my reading of the Esri web pages the Collector for ArcGIS is tightly tied to that platform. I would be delighted to learn that I am wrong about this. I have a strong interest in generic mobile ...
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Creating a postgis database a GML application schema

Is there any open Source tool(automated or semi-automated) that converts GML application schema to a POSTGIS database/table .Specifically I have a huge application schema containing many feature-...
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What tools or opensource library could I use to deal with LIDAR data(mobile laser scan data)? [duplicate]

I would like to do some reasearch job relating to automatic objects extraction along the road, like road markings, pole-like objects. I have to pre-process the original data before applying my own ...
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3D visualisation with open source GIS software [closed]

I'm searching for QGIS (or other open source GIS software) tools that can analyse XYZ data. Also I'm interested to hear about if anyone have migrated to non commercial software regarding geological ...
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Calculating distances between boundaries of polygons with Python

I have two sets of shape-files which have to be worked on within a Python Script. Those two Shape Files might differ from each other (same thematic content, but 2 different epochs). If there occurred ...
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A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding

I'm using OpenLayers - 2.11,GeoServer 2.13, ExtJS 3.4, and Java for developing GIS based web applications. Recently i'm getting below error message in my application "A script on this page may be ...
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Are there any open source tools for the processing of UAV images?

I have aerial photographs taken by a Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). I want to do ortho mosaicing and DEM creation to do volumetric analysis. Are there any open source tools that process the UAV images?...
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Infrastructure networks in GIS modelling

I am currently working on a GIS-based project which aims to model the interdependency of existing infrastructure networks, e.g. transport, oil, pipeline networks, etc. The network interdependency ...
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How to run Layer Stack in Batch Mode with GDAL?

My goal is process fifteen Landsat-8 scenes with three bands. I need to rescale the pixel depth from 16 bit to 8 bit, stack three bands and mosaic all them. This job must be making via open source ...
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Issue Trying to create Zonal Statistics using Gdal and Python.

I am trying to create zonal statistics using Python and Gdal. I have a polygon shapefile and a raster file, and in order to do so, I am using a piece of code I found in StackExchange. The raster and ...
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Export layer with symbology with open-source tool

Similar to ArcGIS's "Layers", and "Layer packages", are there any open-source analogs? If I have a PostGIS table opened in QGIS (or GRASS, etc.), can I export it WITH the data, as well as with a ...
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Render huge amount of points on a map [closed]

I already had a look at Rendering huge amount of points My situation is, I have huge amount of points (about 1 million). I have to display these points on a map. I searched but I found ArcGIS ...
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Open source equivalent of Esri story maps?

I am currently interested in story telling with Maps. Esri offers a tool and this is a great example of what I am looking for. However, I do not own ArcGIS Online because I am not an Esri user. Do ...
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DEM generation from ASTER L1B imagery using FOSS

Is there any (photogrammetric or other) FOSS package to support the generation of a DEM from ASTER L1B products (i.e. combining the spectral bands 3N and 3B)? Are there any practical examples or/and ...
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Calculating minimum/maximum width for overlay of two polygon strips in ArcGIS or some Opensource GIS

Is there some solution for calculating minimum and maximum width for overlay of two polygon strips? When I clip these strips the result is another strip with variable width about 1 km and 20 km long. ...
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UMN MapServer alternatives [duplicate]

I am new to GIS application world. I would like to ask what are the other alternatives to UMN MapServer in the market preferably open source?
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Looking for free / open source Lidar web viewer?

I have lidar data which I want deploy my users using web viewer. I will probably hold the data in PostGIS (not sure yet). Is there good open source/free lidar viewer that I can integrate with ...
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What free or open source cloud-based software is recommended by/for the GIS community?

Note: This question is intended to complement an earlier question on installed, desktop software. What GIS-related, or even non-GIS-specific, web- or cloud-based software/tools/services -- that are ...
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Viewshed / Line of Sight analysis- as a batch process?

I wish to carry out a line of site analysis similar to the subject in here (preferably within QGIS): Visual Impact Assessment in QGIS or GRASS Scenario: I have two points, A and B. Point A is a ...
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Delineate polygonal catchment areas from a raster using open-source GIS

I'm 90% sure this basic question has been asked before but looking through the other posts I simply do not see a useful answer. I need to calculate polygonal(vector) catchment areas from a raster ...
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How to calculate distances between addresses and cities and coast line?

I am totally new to GIS, and so I apologize if my question is not clear enough. My basic problem is the following: I have about 160,000 Danish addresses with longitude and latitude for each address. ...
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Open-source software solutions for an Esri user

I am currently a student and have been using Esri software pretty much exclusively for my GIS needs. I occasionally use R for raster creation, especially as outputs of statistical models - which I ...
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Sources for Geo-referenced data for Tiger populations in India or other countries

I'm currently an Undergrad student in a GIS class, and I'm trying to conduct some research on tiger populations and urbanization. Does anyone know where I might be able to find data for tiger ...
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GIS - related magazines, monthly papers? [duplicate]

I was wondering if you can recommend some magazines or basically any other GIS-related papers (printed or digital) which are released on a monthly basis (or every 2-3 months); I am practically ...
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Open Source + Offline Geo Notebook

I am looking for an open source offline software to record points of interest that I might visit at a later date. Let's say I am reading a book about Alaska, I'd like to take notes about interesting ...
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Searching Open Source tool to load raster data into Oracle spatial

I'm looking for a tool to load raster data into oracle spatial. I found several commercial products but no open source tool. Is there anything available in the open source world?
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Open source/free software for generating a 3D view of mapping?

Is there any software that will generate a 3D view given a DTM/height data and raster mapping, and output an image in a printable resolution? I am looking for something similar to what you'd find in a ...
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Making my GIS application OGC compliant

We have a stack of open source software's which we use to build a GIS. We would like to align our application to OGC as much as possible. I visited the site and read about the standards. Now my ...
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Seeking open source alternative to ArcGIS Desktop's Integrate tool?

I need to snap about 1000 lines in one layer to the lines in another layer (there are about 5000 lines in the second layer). The lines to be snapped are about 15 map units away from the base layer ...
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Are there any exisiting .NET implementations for WFS that are extendable?

I've been told its a bad idea to implement WFS from scratch: Implementing WFS within .NET Does anybody know of any exisiting .net implementations that I can extend?
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Are there open source solutions for travel demand modelling?

I'm looking for open source tools for travel demand modelling (eg The four-step UTMS). Preferably in a GIS environment. That works well with Qgis, Grass and Postgis. My question is not related to ...
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Any open source alternative for ESRI maps for office

I am looking for an alternative for ESRI maps for office. I know it is very good product for analyzing data within MS office environment. My requirement: -I have few stores data contains location ...
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How to shift vertices of shapes in shapefile using FOSS python library?

I need to shift each vertice of shape in a shapefile (of any type:point, line, polygon, multiline etc.) with Python. I need to loop in all shapes, get the vertices, get it's coordinates and for each X,...
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Open source solutions for Landsat-8 mosaicing and correction?

I am familiar with the major commercial remote sensing packages (ENVI, IDRISI ERDAS, etc), but I haven't previously had the opportunity to utilize open-source solutions. I have a several new Landsat-...
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Open Source Alternatives to ERDAS IMAGINE ATCOR?

I have been using ERDAS IMAGINE's ATCOR extension for ATmospheric CORrection of ASTER imagery. What opensource options exist for atmospheric correction of ASTER Level 1B products? I'm primarily ...
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combine raster and polygon values in R

My question is similar to this one Get Raster Values from a Polygon Overlay in Opensource GIS Solutions but I think I need another step. I have a polygon layer of ecoregions which I brought into R ...
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Seeking open source route planning software?

Let's assume for this post that I know the amount of time I'll be spending at each location; the only unknown is travel time between locations. I've been loading the addresses into Google maps, ...
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Where to find and share Python geoprocessing scripts? [duplicate]

Where are folks storing and sharing their Python geoprocessing scripts? For example, I know that GitHub has some shared scripts. ESRI is phasing-out ArcScripts, which is still really handy, and ...
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Seeking Open Source alternatives to ArcGIS Aggregate and Extract Value to Points?

I am looking for some kind of Open source GIS library which can perform spatial analytic functions same as ArcGIS. My use case is : I am processing GeoTIFF file provided by USGS and performing ...
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Splitting shapefile into many shapefiles with open source?

I want to create a shapefile for each of the 72,000 census tracts in the United States that includes the census blocks in that tract using open source software. I will probably start with a state ...
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Open source implementation of “feature density” algorithm

I'm working on a dataset of house searches - 1 polygon for each area in which people want to find a house from an online search tool. This produces many overlapping polygons. It would be great to ...
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Are FOSS4G conference presentations available online?

I'm wondering if anyone has knows of links to a website(s) where previous FOSS4G conference presentations are available online. I would like to: watch recorded video presentations, listen to audio ...
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Which geodatabase type is most appropriate for both open source and ESRI use?

Main Question: Is there a geodatabase type that seamlessly works with both ESRI and open source products? Details: My company currently passes around geodata in various vector and raster file ...