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Seeking alternative to ArcGIS Water Utility Tools to create lateral lines?

I need to automatically create perpendicular lines from a point to a line (curb box to water main) and also create perpendicular lines from a point to a line or polygon (curb box to building footprint)...
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Seeking open source alternative to RivEX (add-in for ArcGIS designed to process vector river networks) [closed]

I wish to process a river network - for the assessment of hydrological potential. RivEX is one addin (not free) which could be used with ArcGIS. Is there any alternative to this?
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Points to Polygon in OpenLayers [closed]

Is there a method to join points together to create a polygon in OpenLayers or other WebGIS platforms? I have been searching for some while and I have found that dropzone.js can allow me to upload ...
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Seeking inexpensive GIS software that can export TIN files to AutoCAD? [closed]

I'm an architect who would like to be able to download 3D terrain info and then bring it into AutoCAD 3D for use in renderings and animations using a couple of rendering/animation softwares called ...
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Seeking Image similarity software?

Could anyone suggest a script/tool/software, that would: recognize and quantify the similarity/dissimilarity between the four attached images? Meaning, it would show that there is a greater ...
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Open source desktop GIS for high school curriculum?

I am a physics teacher and contemplating to integrate GIS to our high school's curriculum. A de facto software looks to be ArcGIS, which is a proprietary software. I wonder what are open-source ...
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Creating boundary box in Python on randomly generated longitude / latitude points? [closed]

I'm trying to create a boundary box to separate a list of randomly generated longitude / latitude points. I would also like to look at the distribution of randomly generated points over time. I wrote ...
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Seeking software similar to Google Earth Pro?

Are there other software products similar to Google Earth Pro? I am looking for a recommendation that: Can import an image to the software to overlay an exist imagery. Must have historical imagery ...
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Seeking GIS Program With Dynamically Updating Layers?

I am looking for a GIS platform which supports dynamically updating layers. These could be updated by file, socket, plugin, or any other measure, that isn't important. The goal is to be able to ...
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Seeking QGIS plugin for creating buildings?

is there a plugin for QGIS, which extrudes buildings with sort of random heights and adds a roof on top? Ideally, the plugin would also put different textures as facades, e.g., having some templates ...
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Service or way to input a table of lat long and return an output of street addresses?

The following website can be used to enter a single pair of latitude and longitude coordinates and return a street address: https://www.latlong.net/Show-Latitude-Longitude.html I want to get street ...
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ogr2ogr for KML to Shapefile [closed]

I am looking for a way to convert KML to three Shapefiles (point, line, polygon) with a Windows script (exe or bat). The script should open a window to choose the input KML and save the three ...
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Can QGIS be used to define territories of equal population?

I was wondering whether the QGIS plugin Cmaps region generator can be used to define territories of equal population by splitting a file of small postal areas/polygons and then automatically building ...
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Seeking ST_Subdivide implementation in Python?

I'd like to utilize PostGIS' ST_Subdivide operation via Python. I would like to avoid interfacing directly with PostGIS, have a database up, etc. Instead, I would like to pass a geometry object and ...
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Pix4D vs. Agisoft Photoscan

How do Pix4D and Agisoft Photoscan mechanically differ in producing an orthomosaic, given the same set of geotagged images? Are they any resources that discussed this? I'm also assuming full ...
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Free shapefile designer

I am using health mapper to display health data. It uses ArcGIS to draw district boundaries as a shapefile. I am interested to to draw sub district boundaries, e.g County or neighborhood boundary ...
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Seeking Open Source implementation of Majority Filter?

I am performing postprocessing on Landsat GeoTIFF images and want to use the Majority Filter as mentioned in the book on Image Analysis, Classification and Change Detection in Remote Sensing and ...
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Seeking Python library for Sentinel SAFE files?

Is there a library for navigating Sentinel's SAFE product and tile archives (i. e. a nice object-oriented API for reading metadata, getting tiles, reading imagery files) As far as I understand, ...
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Spatial query and sending SMS - Which techno on mobile? [closed]

I would like to set up a mobile application to send SMS messages to nearby contacts. To make it simple, here are the steps in the process: The user opens the app and adds a point on the map. A script ...
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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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Create points on a map by clicking and exporing it to CSV? [closed]

I have been for a while looking for an app or website where I could display a map on screen and create a list of points over it by just clicking and adding them. I'd like to export this list in CSV ...
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Generating higher vertex count polygons to retain projection

I'm displaying polygonal boundary data from a government source (VicGrid94 projection) on a Mapbox-GL-JS (EPSG 3857) map (first converting it to GeoJSON, EPSG 4326). The client is concerned about the ...
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Know the shadows of a house before building it

Imagine a house/building, seen from outside, at sunrise. As the the sun moves in the horizon, a) the shadow of the house is displaced/deformed, and b) some faces of the house have more/less sunlight ...
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Open source alternative to Linkage Mapper & ArcGIS [closed]

I'd like to calculate least cost paths between fragments using a cost raster I created based on habitat suitability values. I saw that most people use Linkage Mapper, but I don't have access to ...
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Looking for an OpenEV replacement, i.e a fast geotiff viewer

I have in the past used OpenEV to have a fast preview of geotiff files. I tried to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, but it isn't in the ubuntu-gis ppa nor could I find another simple way to install it. The ...
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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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Modelling fiber optic network using free solution in GIS? [closed]

I am a beginner to GIS software and currently I have been given a task to model a telecom network. Most of the solutions that I came across are proprietary. I want to know which open source software ...
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Efficiently convert from Shapefile to GeoJSON without GDAL

Ogr2ogr is the standard way to convert files from Shapefile to GeoJSON on the command line. But it has a few limitations for me: The output format is not condensed (ie, it contains a lot of needless ...
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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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Looking for FOSS tool that converts polygons into polylines? [closed]

I'm trying to convert a polygon layer into a polyline layer using a free open source tool. I have been able to perform this task in ArcGIS but can't find any free tools that will do the same thing. ...
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Free Open Source Geocoders using Local Address Data [closed]

We publish a geocoding service using ArcGIS server but are interested in moving to a free and open source alternative but can't seem to find anything that allows us to use local address data. Are ...
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Finding tie points between a georeferenced and a non geo referenced image

Is there an open source program for finding tie points between a non-georeferenced image and a georeferenced image? I am looking for something I can run at the command line in linux to incorporate ...
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Seeking software to show direction photo was taken? [closed]

I am hoping to find a more efficient way to create a a photo location map that is used for my job. We take photos (anywhere from 20 to 100+) while outside in the field and back in the office we must ...
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Seeking software to pick up rectangular shape of basketball courts?

Is there any software/plugins for remote sensing or object orientated classification for my 3 band aerial image? I want the program to be able to pick up open air basketball courts or badminton courts ...
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Field data collection for QGIS? [closed]

I'm new to the open-source GIS world, having abandoned ArcGIS due to costs, and am looking for an OS analog to the Collector app. What I'm seeking to do is collect field data with an Android cell ...
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FOSS Command-line data viewer?

Is there a simple, free and open source command-line-accessible (other otherwise programmatically-available) viewer that can be called to visualize a GIS dataset? I know one could do fancy things ...
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Is there a service or library that takes a route (with unlimited points) as input and returns text turn-by-turn instructions?

I am making an application that generates routes based on atypical heuristics so I would like a service much like Mapbox Directions API but I could: Disable the internal routing. (i.e. if I give a ...
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Setting up service compatible with GeoPy?

GeoPy is a great tool, but the providers lack data for growing parts of the City that students are moving into, and we can't geocode them accurately because these providers can't update their data as ...
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Private maps/map-views? [closed]

I have been a passionate studier of old maps etc, but no formal toolsets used so far. I have relied on paper maps so far. Here's what I need to do 1) Track all the roads I have been on ( this could ...
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Seeking Mobile App to insert customized roads for navigation?

I want to know if there is a mobile app (for cellphone) where I can insert my line features (roads) and polygons features (fields), all in vector form (.shp) and somehow navigate with that information....
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Web page that dynamically draws contours at user specified elevation?

How might I setup a web page that will draw dynamically contours and/or hypsometric tints at a user specified starting elevation and/or interval? Example scenario: flood hazard modelling. The web ...
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Seeking LiDAR data processing and analysing tool? [duplicate]

I am working on Lidar VLP-16. Can you advise me about the open source software that I could use for processing the lidar data and extract the object from the data?
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Seeking tool to geocode USA addresses?

I have a 6000 USA addresses in form: Address, City, State and ZIP . I want to geocode these addresses. I have tried to use QGIS MMQGIS plugin with geocode tool using Google services, but I have got ...
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How to draw boundaries to separate clusters?

I have used the R Project for Statistical Computing to make a map of clusters based on latitude and longitude by using the k-mean clustering. Is there any software I can use to import the clusters ...
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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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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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Alternative to Business Analyst for Territory Design?

I would like to create sales territories. I have ArcMap desktop 10.3. I do not have Esri's Business Analyst. Is there an extension or workflow that will create equitable sales territories using ...
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Generating 512*512 tiles?

I want to generate tiles in custom size but can't find a tiler that can do it. In gdal2tiles I cant find the size option. TileMapper costs too much. Is there any opensource utils that can generate ...
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How can I resample statistics from one set of districts to another?

I have statistical data for a certain region based on a subdivision of that region into districts (e.g. number of schools per district). Now I want to resample that data to a different subdivision of ...
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Photomosaic non-georefferenced images using open-source software

I have a directory of images that were captured by drone. The images have GPS info in the EXIF tags but are not georefferenced and do not have world files. I would like to merge these photos into a ...