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Calculating terrain slope

Having a set of elevation measurements along with coordinates, I am looking for a way to calculate the slope (the main goal is to determine the locations where the precipitation water might be ...
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Micro-mapping features of a private garden [closed]

I'm looking for a ≥ half decent (FOSS) solution to map the contents of my garden (shrubs, trees, grass, patio, driveway, buildings). I would like to be able to map out my garden, such that I can ...
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Generate horizon mask or arbitrary point using digital elevation model

I would like to generate realistic horizon masks for a number of points, using a digital elevation model. The intent is to compare GNSS satellite visibility at different points in mountain valleys. Is ...
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Connection of QGIS with Gantt/Project management/Timeline management

Is there any plugin or possibility to connect QGIS with MS project professional? I want to show working in QGIS with time management.
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Seeking software to replace ArcGIS completely [closed]

I'm a longtime ArcGIS user so very familiar with the Esri environment but ArcGIS Pro has myriad issues. I'm not really sure what else is out there that can compete, but I'm spending way too much time ...
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Seeking Python module to find volume of xyz data [closed]

I have an xyz file in the following format: 720567.698,733950.021,-4.20 720567.698,733949.021,-4.04 720567.698,733948.021,-3.86 720567.698,733947.021,-3.68 720567.698,733946.021,-3.45 720567.698,...
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Software used to plot GPS data on a map to be saved as an image

I have GPS data from some bike rides which I'd like to use to create a video overlay showing my position on a map at a given point in time. The plan is to find some library for Python or JavaScript ...
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Open-source tool that is equivalent to Compute Control Points in ArcGIS Pro

I was wondering if there are any plugins or open-source tools that are equivalent to the Compute Control Points tool in ArcGIS Pro. It is essentially used to create the control points between the ...
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Seeking Python library to check validity of 3D polygon

In the case of 2d polygons I have been using shapely: from shapely.geometry import Polygon Polygon(points).is_valid But for 3D polygons, shapely simply computes the validity in the x-y plane as ...
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Viewing KML/KMZ file within web browser

We work with people that need to view large KML files, but they cannot install Google Earth or any other desktop software. We have tried using earth.google.com, but it does not handle all of the ...
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Advise on GPS logging for walking trails [closed]

Context: I am part of a volunteer organisation that needs to accurately log the GPS coordinates of walking trails. They cover around 350km. They are marked with waymarkers and signs, which we also ...
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Searching for waterfalls / water drops within an area of interest, return location and height

Is there a system/service for finding or searching waterfalls or "water drop" (say 1.5m drop)? Or is there another (simply) way to gain this data? finding := Input a location and drop ...
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Seeking Web/Mac application for editing and display of gpx files

Recently I made month-long cycling trip through Europe. I have some gpx files of existing routes (like Eurovelo) which I used for planning. I also have ~30 gpx files of daily recordings of my route ...
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Seeking Python support for WMTS 1.0.0

I am trying to access a WMTS server what only supports version 1.0.0. With OWSlib 0.25 I get: from owslib.wms import WebMapService base_url= 'https://cyanoalert.brockmann-consult.com/api/latest/' wms ...
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Seeking API for Rail-route distance [closed]

I am new to GIS and looking for a way to get rail route distance between a given origin and destination set (available as names, or city center lat-long for widely used city pairs within europe). SO ...
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Seeking GIS tool to automatically extract polygon geometries from images

Let's say I have multiple png images like the following one: I'd like to find a way where I can automatically draw polygon geometries on this image. Something like the following: My expectation is ...
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Does anybody know of a good QGIS symbol library that can be used in conjunction with the qgis2web plugin?

I'm working on finalizing a map that details the preferred cycling routes through my city and am trying to use the qgis2web plugin to export an interactive map but I'm having some trouble exporting ...
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Select a cataloging / metadata system? [closed]

We are setting up a GIS server based on QGIS / PostgreSQL-PostGIS and GeoServer. We are missing an important tool, the cataloging and metadata system. PostgreSQL and GeoServer are on a Windows Server ...
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Team access for remotely shared GeoPackage

I am looking for ways where an annotator using GeoPackage Layer can save the gpkg database somewhere that can be accessed by a supervisor/QA person for checking and corrections, save edits, and then ...
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Developing web GIS app for editing large scale vector layer with OpenLayers

I am developing a web GIS based application with OpenLayers and Angular. My problem is how to handle editing a large scale vector layer, e.g. I have a layer with millions of features, using ol​/source​...
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Interactive equidistant map for HAM radio application

Our local HAM Radio Club is currently using a Google Map for our rotor direction visualization software, here is an example of our app: https://linkpaste.org/visu/ Now - for obvious reasons - I want ...
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Seeking alternative to QGIS Cloud

Host web-maps currently through QGIS cloud and looking an alternative to QGIS cloud that allows maps to be hosted in the web securely and accessed by other parties as viewers. Have already ruled out ...
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Is there a tool that directly exports a .DWG map with coordinates to GEOTIFF?

Input: AutoCAD Output: GeoTIFF Is there a tool that directly exports a .DWG map with coordinates to GEOTIFF?
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Circling area on map / drawing a circle on a map

I'm trying to find a map of the US East coast, with cities, that I can draw a circle, say of 150mi radius, so I can plan a road trip from my hometown. As far as I can tell, I can't do this on Google ...
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Alternative to Snappy from ESA to work in QGIS

Is there a Alternative Python Package (https://senbox.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/SNAP/pages/19300362/How+to+use+the+SNAP+API+from+Python), which allows the User to geocode Sentinel-1 Data? Snappy doesn'...
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Searching software to return UK Postal Addresses from polygon

Does anyone know of software that will return a list of UK postal addresses from a polygon drawn on a map? We are currently using AFD Postcode Plus but that only allows us to do a radial search. A ...
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Displaying the 8-Bit image's bits [closed]

I have an 8-Bit cloud mask derived using cloud masking software from Sentinel-2 L1C and want to visualize each bit separately. Is it possible? If yes, what kind of software can I perform this task? (...
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Load raster images with bounding box coordinates into PostGIS using Java

I have 10K+ aerial images and the images are in the jpg format. I have the bounding box coordinates for each jpg image (i.e. x_min, y_min, and x_max, y_max). My requirement is to save these images in ...
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Seeking library for computing accurate geographic buffer around coordinate in EPSG:4326?

In short, are there any C# or JavaScript API's that are capable of replacing https://sampleserver1.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/Geometry/GeometryServer/buffer? I am trying to compute a ...
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Is there a OS-Tool / Plugin for "trailing curve simulation"?

A customer was asking me for a "trailing curve simulation" (german: Schleppkurve) on QGIS or OSGIS basis. A interesting question but I found nothing on the internet. A tailing curve is the ...
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Which Big Data analytics platform has most extensive GIS support? [closed]

I've recently had to deal with datasets that are simply too large to be efficiently processed using PostgreSQL and so I've turned to Google's BigQuery for those tasks. BigQuery, while offering ...
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Calculate pixel and area from PNG or Geotiff to measure area under NDVI [closed]

We have built an Application that generates NDVI Imagery using API. What we are trying to achieve is to let users have an option to understand what areas of his/her farm have good and bad NDVI.NDVI ...
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Make probabilities with geospatial data

I work on a particular area, my data are geospatial types and are stored in a geodataframe which contains: a structure column (house, building, town hall, store etc). a neighbors_structure column ...
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Python implementation to generate Delaunay triangulation based spatial weight matrix [closed]

I'm looking for Python implementation for Delaunay triangulation based spatial weights. There are a lot of spatial weights techniques available in a Python geospatial library PySAL but Delaunay ...
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Alternatives to LAStools lasthin?

I have a classified LAS file that I would like to further filter the ground points to only include the lowest z values based on a variety of grid sizes. Is there an alternative tool available that ...
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Boolean operations on polygons using Python [closed]

I have 2 polygons and I would like to subtract one from the other. Is there any Python library that can do this for me? In the image below I'm trying to subtract the darker polygon from the lighter ...
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Creating custom map projection based on mathematical formula

For example, the formula for the Mercator projection is as follows: Suppose I want to create a map using my OWN formula. What are the tools I can use to achieve this? I seek a solution using Python, ...
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Which map engine is best for S57 maps [closed]

I am looking to hear opinions about which is the best offline map engine to display S57 and possible S63 nautical maps. The map engine supposed to be embedded in our offline application, we need the ...
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Convert WKT Polygon to ESRI Geometry String in Standalone Python Script

I am trying to convert a WKT String like this to ESRI Geometry String. I am looking for a solution that does not require an ArcGIS license. Polygon ((-95.92442111883893574 30.18765532529553752, -95....
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Free API/SDK for exporting map with scale and legend

I am looking for some free/opensource GIS api/sdk (preferably in Java) to accomplish following workflow. I have couple of raster files like tif, and vector files like shapefiles with associated SLD ...
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Spatial relation (correlation) between polylines

I'm evaluating the spatial relationship between two polylines (morpholineament and magnetic lineament). If this two polylines are spatially correlated or not. Traditionally, this analysis is realized ...
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Google Earth KMZ file converter to GeoTIFF

Any easy KMZ to GeoTIFF converters? Mygeodata converter works perfect but its limited to 3 files per month. I also can use QGIS to convert from KMZ to TIFF, it just takes a few extra steps. Does ...
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Are there any free and open source tools to convert JPEG/GeoTIFFs to CADRG format?

I am trying to convert some JPEGs/GeoTIFFs into CADRG format. I have tried to use GDAL in QGIS to convert to RPF/ADRG but with no success. There are licensed tools like ERDAS/Global Mapper which give ...
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Seeking tool to generate topographic profile from points

I'm trying to generate a topographic profile, but not the typical terrain profile. To do this, I generate a grid of points uniformly distributed on a surface of a DEM. From these points (from which I ...
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GPS emulators on Linux/Windows

I'd like to know if there are any GPS emulators available? What I'd like to do is the following: Given a series of straight lines and a vehicle moving at a certain velocity on the lines, I'd like the ...
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Regression using spatio-temporal data

I'm trying to implement a regression using R, but the various models I have tried so far do not predict well at all. The dataset I'm working with consists of roughly 10,000 observations which ...
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Geocoding by route number and distance

How can one get coordinates from input consisting of country, route number and distance from the beginning of the route? For example: (Austria, A1, 0 km), (Belgium, A12, 20 km) etc. I have looked at ...
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Seeking GIS Library for C# Applications using WPF

This question has been asked multiple times before, but not in the last 5+ years so I think it's worth asking again as I'm struggling and the answer way well be different now. I want to create a C# ...
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Seeking Python solution for point, line, and poly in poly intersections [closed]

I'm just learning Python, and I need a little direction. I've been reading many of the posts on this site, but I haven't found one that puts me on the right path. These operations are trivial in GIS ...
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Analysing differences between 2 dataset versions [closed]

In my GIS department, we purchase vector GIS data and regular updates. Each update delivery includes a new "snapshot" of the dataset, which is a brand new version of the entire dataset. As ...
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