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Seeking Public API to get GPS satellite's position?

Is there any public availible API that allows you to retrieve the current coordinates of satellites such as GPS and Galileo? I've only found ways to get Satellites Ephemeries and calculate the ...
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Reshaping polygons while preserving area

I'm looking to manually skew the shapes of areal polygons, but need to ensure their areas are not altered. Is anyone aware of any GIS tools or programming workflows that exist for manually reshaping ...
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Seeking QGIS plugin with functions like ArcScan?

Is there a QGIS plugin which does raster scanning, like ArcScan. Typical QGIS Vectorization returns very bad outputs that have thousands of 'islands'. I require a clean and efficient vectorization ...
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AGI STK Server alternative

AGI has a server product called STK Server that exposes REST services to perform satellite acquisition planning. However the cost is astronomical $200k+ (pun inteded). They also have STK components (...
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Seeking iOS GIS applications/frameworks for mobile data acquisition?

I'm starting to develop an application for iPad which should enable the users to go to the field and acquire georeferenced information. The idea is to enable acquisition of points and polygons, and ...
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Rank-based Spatial Clustering in Python

I was wondering if there was any python (or R) packages out there that can do spatial clustering on ranked data? For each US state I spatially varying value for education rankings. For example, for ...
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Building footprint polygon simplification / generalisation

I'm looking for implementations of polygon simplification algorithms that preserve topology and overall rectilinearity. The input data is building footprints which often have squarish protrusions and ...
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Seeking C/C++ equivalent of gdal2tiles.py?

Is anyone aware of a permissively licenced open source C/C++ equivalent of gdal2tiles.py? Want to generate OSM compatible tile sets from geo-referenced raster files, and have already confirmed that ...
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Clustering latitude longitude data based on distance

I have a large dataset of latitude and longitude. I want to cluster the data into groups based on distance such that the distance between two points in a cluster is not greater than a minimum ...
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Appropriate web-server framework for serving slices of an interactive Leaflet vector layer from a large PostGIS table?

I'm trying to develop a web map with a clickable chloropleth layer of streets in a large city. There are approximately 40k polylines in this layer, producing a 21MB GeoJSON. This is too much data to ...
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Software that when input any angle, any CRS, outputs custom CRS that produces maps rotated by the angle

What open source GIS application, or plugin for same, or separate utility (GUI preferred but command line OK) has as part of its functionality the ability to take any angle (and a center of rotation) ...
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Installing ArcGIS Runtime SDK for .NET and what else to be able to display offline maps?

We have WPF application that is intended to run on Windows laptops carried in the field, that includes some mapping functionality. We need to be able to provide some mapping functionality, even when ...
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Seeking open source geospatial viewer of attachments stored in file geodatabase?

I have a file geodatabase that contains imagery and photo attachments linked to each record of a feature class. I am looking for a non-proprietary solution that allows a user without Esri to view ...
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3d model to point cloud

Excepting FME, is there a way to convert 3d model to point cloud?
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Supporting NON GIS capable people to draw/make maps?

As GIS/cartography capable people... what do you advise when faced with "can you show me how to make a simple map?" questions from non-GIS capable people? Some answers I can think of (depending on the ...
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Open source space time series database management system

I am aware of the existence of space time DBMSs such as Druid, InfluxDB or OpenTSDB. Is there anything like it for spatially explicit data? A time series extension for a common spatial DBMS (say, ...
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Optimizing polygon ordering

Does anyone know of any GIS tool that reorders polygons so that the path through all polygons is minimized, i.e. it solves the travelling salesman problem? Here's an example of just how poorly ...
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Software/Plugin for .mpr/.mph ( German Topo Maps, not ILWIS!)

I am looking for an alternative to GlobalMapper, regarding reading .mpr/.mph-raster ( German topo maps, not ILWIS). As far as I know, only Global Mapper can read this raster-data properly. Ideally I ...
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Seeking Multiprint plugin for QGIS 3?

I'm working on QGIS3 and I'm looking for a plugin to print multicomposers at once. I know that in QGIS2 there is a plugin (multiprint) that does this, but for QGIS3, I can not find anything similar. ...
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Co-registration of two DEM raster

I have 2 different elevation files, a ALOS GDSM elevation set & a DSM extracted from Corona imagery. Since the Corona file has some inevitable offsets (mainly in z, non-systematic across the area ...
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StoryMap : following a path not a location point

I am looking for a way to make a storymap with StoryMap JS (Knight Lab) or any other Opensource solution, where it can focus on a Path (a part of a waypoint), and still have the link with the text ...
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How to find least cost path subject to distance constraint?

I have a raster with each cell representing a travel cost. I need to find the least cost path from one point on the raster to another point on the raster. One additional twist: the path cannot exceed ...
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Pedestrian network analysis for campus routing in QGIS?

I am working on creating a network analysis routing system for a school campus. As of right now I am just focusing on calculating the network analysis based on 10 buildings. I want the user to be able ...
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Software for matching spectral end members with spectral library

I am working with Moon Mineralogy mapper(M3) - hyper-spectral data and i am trying to match the endmembers obtained from M3 with RELAB spectral library. I have tried spectral analyst tool in ENVI but ...
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What tools exist for web-mapping line or polygon chloropleths over time?

In my survey of timeslider web-mapping plugins I've mostly seen a focus on mapping different geometries over time, in particular points (e.g. Torque.js). I want to create a choropleth map with 1000-...
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Free UK Geocoding with Java

Is there any free solution for geocoding UK with Java? I would like to avoid APIs, like for example Google's Geocode service as I have over 1 million addresses to geocode.
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Is there a free mapping tool which has its on Android SDK?

I am looking for the functionality(s) ArcGIS provide for developing Android apps for free. What I want in specific is a tool like ArcMap where I can develop a map and convert it to some file format ...
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Juno 3D open source software

Is there an open source software that I can use to collect data with the Juno 3D GPS? I'm hesitant to buy a Terrasync or ArcPad license.
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How to determine uncovered fixed units using RadioMobile

I've been tasked with determining if certain houses in a specific area won't be covered by a proposed radio network. The houses and stations are fixed but I'm using RadioMobile which doesn't seem to ...
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Simple software for mapping residential address in Singapore

I am new to GIS and I recently have a project where we will like to map clinic addresses vs patients' address, to show the distance between these locations. In addition, at each clinic address, a ...
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How to do Aerial Triangulation from raw aerials?

I have received 1390 raw aerial images. For the purpose of understanding I have imported 4 images and here you will see that roads are not lining up. When I spoke to the creator of these aerials, he ...
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Open-source tools for run-off depth calculation

I am working on modeling surface run-off (in ArcGIS 10.2) due to a rain event (e.g., 5 year rain for a duration of 30 mins.) over an approx. area of 30 km2 for which I have a DEM and necessary soil as ...
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is there a gis web engine for displaying video on terrain?

i desire to display video on a globe surface on it's geographic position context. i prefer an opensource solution for displaying the video on map elevation model in web GIS application, but could ...
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Data Collection Solutions

I am seeking a new data collection software for a team of biologists who track migrating animals from planes through aerial telemetry. I currently use Delorme TOPO USA but when collecting point data ...
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Combine group of maps to add/edit features in .NET

Use Case: I have 100s of square/rectangle shaped maps which I want to edit/add features like Dam, Ponds etc. either one map at a time (or 8 maps on each side & corner, if possible). The task is to ...
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GIS system for displaying GDSII(*.gds) format?

I want to display vector graphics on raster graphics and I have vector scheme in GDSII format. There are some viewers for GDSII like KLayout for example, but they don't support raster graphics. Is ...
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Web Mapping with Select by Rectangle and Modify Symbology?

I want to create a free/simple web map where users can click & drag to select polygons in the map, then once selected, choose a color for all selected polygons. The map should also maintain these ...
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Surveying software with geocoding abilities

My company is a market research firm looking for an integrated surveying software that has the potential to geocode on-the-fly via tablet device. Requirements: -Ability to collect rider ...
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Is there an easy-to-install website plugin for territory routing?

For an application I'm creating, I want to be able to place dots on a map in locations that my users will be visiting. Each user will have his own locations he has to visit, so I'd like to 'connect ...
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Free software to publish tiles on Amazon S3?

Does anyone know of free software that would allow me to publish tiles on Amazon S3? I know of Arc2Earth, but it is not free.
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Looking for free/paid RSS to GeoRSS converters

I am looking for an RSS to GeoRSS converters. I was able to find only one converter i.e. GeoNames (it's crashing sometimes) and Meta-carta (looks like closed) So does anyone knows free/paid RSS to ...
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Any plugin for converting web-based satellite imagery into ArcMap

I recently lost an Add-In toolbar that displayed imagery in ArcMap where I could assign projection to the data frame and my drawings on the satellite images would be "accurate" (vs drawing in a WGS ...
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Routing Engine written in JavaScript

I'm looking for a routing engine written completely in native JavaScript or Nodejs, which is distributed with an open source license So far the solutions I've found are implemented only in Java, C++ ...
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Seeking Java libraries that encapsulate HGT files download and returning elevation data on demanded area?

The googling of Java HGT libraries recovered processing libraries only, not covering the selection of the HGT files of the desired area and accessing them from their hosts. Is there something ...
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SAR processing - geocoding shapefile which is slant range

Is there any software (like snap, sarscape etc.) can be used to geocode shapefile (slant range) to shapefile (ground range) (like WGS84)? If yes, which data is need for that? By the way, the ...
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Using QGIS or GRASS API in custom application

I've already read in this link that is not possibile to use QGIS or other GIS application API (GRASS, ArcGIS) without rebuild all libraries into my custom code. First I would like to know if that ...
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Sharing interactive/dynamic maps online with restricted access for free?

I've produced a number of maps for work using QGIS that I want to be able to share online, but I only want people within my organisation to be able to access the maps. QGIS Cloud looked perfect, but ...
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Geocoding spaces issue

I have a dataset that I would like to geocode using an API, but I am anticipating some difficulties. It would be helpful to know: is it even possible to geocode this? if yes, what API(s) would be the ...
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JOSM-like editing for QGIS

I am used to digitizing stuff using JOSM, the Java OpenStreetMap editor. Recently, I tried some digitizing in QGIS and it felt rather clumsy. What I was missing specifically was an equivalent to the "...
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Seeking library that reads/writes shapefiles to use with .net core 2.2?

Previously I used to use Easy Gis .net. Now we have a .netcore 2.2 project and I need to read/write Shapefiles. I have googled for 2 hours and I didn't find anything. I also tried to use dotspatial ...