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Building disconnected web based mapping application? [closed]

I have been tasked with building a disconnected, web-based mapping application. It must run in a browser, but it will run on a disconnected Windows based laptop. It needs to be able to do simple map ...
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Which Open Source GIS application support Linear Referencing and Dynamic Segmentation?

I'm looking for an Open Source GIS application that supports Linear Referencing and Dynamic Segmentation for the development of a road inventory system. I already know about GRASS but I'd like to know ...
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Choosing Python 3 libraries for GIS analysis? [closed]

I am trying to do some spatial data analysis in Python 3 now, and I was wondering what the best libraries are for GIS in Python 3. The Fiona library was developed with Python 3.3 but the Python 3+ ...
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Creating simple maps to view on Mobile devices? [duplicate]

My organization wants to create a few maps that will be interactive and viewable via phones (android, iphones,etc) and ipads. We already have a solution using Geocortex (Silverlight) for browser ...
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Given two lat/longs, how can I tell if they are within 1 mile of each other?

I'm trying to implement a very efficient check to see whether two points are within a mile of each other, or not. My current approach is to compute the Haversine distance, and then check to see if it'...
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Advice on choosing ideal software for consultancy [closed]

I am taking the step to start a small business consultancy using digital map technology to assist retail business to better understand their environment and make informed location based decision. My ...
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ArcGIS Server vs Open Source software [closed]

What do you think what are the advantages and disadvantages (of both)? Apart from fact that open source software is free to use. I mean capabilities, functionality, workload to GIS servers, easy ...
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Seeking free web GIS browser?

I have created several projects for several different clients. Each project has OS maps, shapefile layers from Government Bodies, Shapefile layers created, AutoCAD dxf loaded in (in various manners). ...
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How to open/display and extract NetCDF files info?

I am working with NetCDF files using R & Matlab and I would like to know if the GIS community is using them. I know that ArcGIS can open & display, however most of the times the results are ...
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Seeking software for opening .img files?

I have some cpc precipitation data stored in IMG format. Could anyone suggest a software beside ERDAS imagine or Arcgis which can be freely downloaded?
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Producing wire frame images from DEM? [closed]

As part of a project for a wind turbine assessment, I would like to make a wire frame image to compliment my Viewshed / line of sight and Photo montage. I have never created a wire frame image from ...
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Is there a web page where I can test a WMS URL?

I am using JMP 9, which supports WMS maps (as a client), but it doesn't seem to be working now. Is there a web based, or small install GIS client on which I can test a WMS URL? [To clarify, I was ...
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Self-hosted WeoGeo-style geospatial library software

I've been hearing a lot about WeoGeo Library recently, but (a) it costs and (b) it is hosted 'in the cloud', which is not acceptable for the data my organisation is using because of data usage ...
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Is the software used in the “seabed UFO” video GIS software? If so, what is it?

The icons almost make it look like the software is ArcReader or an ArcEngine based, but it's hard to tell from the video. I supposed it could not be GIS software at all. Is anyone familiar with this ...
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Roadmap to creating a GIS? [closed]

Got asked that today in a job interview, I replied with the usual : Gather Data : what data do we want, do we possess it ? If not how to do we acquire it, etc. Database : after we have successfully ...
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Seeking tool to convert GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification) to SHP / KML? [closed]

I need to convert GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification https://developers.google.com/transit/gtfs/reference), data into some GIS data format like ESRI Shapefile or KML or something else. Do you ...
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Storing brief cartographical tips, information, possible future designs?

I find inspiring maps and/or brief, 1-line design tips (i.e. "when satellite image is used as a basemap, I like to desaturate the tarnation out of it" that I may want to consider later using in a ...
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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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Seeking GIS tools for simulating landscape fragmentation?

I am currently looking for any GIS packages (or add-ons) that allow the simulation of landscape fragmentation on raster data. Maybe also other software than GIS tools? Does anyone of you have had ...
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Mobile offline mapping and editing of shapefiles?

I've got a client that wants to create a mobile app that can view and edit shapefiles stored locally on the device to enable it to work offline. There is a possibility of converting the shapefiles to ...
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Seeking alternative to ERDAS Imagine? [closed]

I am having trouble with the ArcGIS 10.1 and ERDAS Imagine 9.2 license conflict. From what I found out it isn't that rare, but I do not understand why there such a conflict in the first place. ...
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Using Visual Studio 2008 or 2010 for ArcGIS Desktop? [closed]

Is there any differences, pros or cons between Visual Studio 2008 and 2010? I am going to buy Visual Studio and just want to be sure which one will work the best and have the most support going ...
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Alternative to ArcGIS Desktop for software development? [closed]

I'm looking for a free and reasonably licensed alternative to ArcGIS Desktop (or maybe just ArcGIS Server). I'm quite new to GIS, so I'll state some of the things I want to be able to do and you can ...
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Which spatial DBMS should I select?

I found there are a number of RDMS have the spatial capability e.g. mysql, postgreSQL I considering which I should go forward! I would like to store the lat lon coord from the tracker to the db ...
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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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Choosing technology to start Web GIS development? [duplicate]

I am very new to GIS development, and to be be frank I have no background about it at all. I searched the web but the tutorials I found seemed to assume the reader has some background information. ...
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Landscape software to analyze amount of dirt moved

I'm about to embark upon a design project for re-contouring landscape around my home. Assuming I get an accurate measurement of the landscape into the computer, and after I modify the landscape model ...
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Is there a software package that allows users to create map tiles?

We would like to create map tiles to be used via mobile device in the field in an offline environment. The imagery will come from our personal collection of aerial images taken via UAV.
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FOSS way of creating space time cube?

I've been experimenting with ArcGIS Pro's "Visualizing Space Time Cube" tool but found that there is a feature limitation when I try to publish it via ArcGIS Online. My goal is to publish it on the ...
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Seeking Software for Stitching Aerial Photographs?

I am looking for software that is capable of stitching together large number of aerial photographs. The photos are taken with a high quality DSLR from a small helicopter, they cover about 100 meters, ...
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ArcGIS Conflation Tool Recommendation or Custom Script for Comparing Points [closed]

Can anyone recommend conflation tools for ArcGIS Desktop (10 or 10.1, paid or free) or a scripting outline / procedure (or just a script) to have a technician efficiently process the following rules? ...
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Seeking a GIS for indoor mapping and direction finding

I've seen a few options for indoor GIS platforms such as Google's indoor mapping, implementations of OpenLayers, Open Street Map, and many other plausible solutions. There's even a post on here asking ...
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Seeking Field Data Collection Tool? [closed]

I'm investigating the options available to my employer for the development of a Geological Field Data Collection tool. We would like to develop an Android app that can run disconnected from the ...
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Looking for more realistic 3D terrain renderer than ESRI Arcscene

I am looking for simple suggestions of software packages that go beyond what ESRI ArcScene can offer. I want to create 3D terrain visualisations, particularly of orthophotos draped over high quality ...
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Need to get distance matrix for large set of points on-the-fly [closed]

I do not know much about GIS and I do not know much of the jargon. Hopefully you can help me a bit here because I am really unaware of the services and software available. My problem is as follows: ...
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Interactive geographic region definitions [closed]

Background An organization has regions within a province, but has no list of coordinates that define region boundaries. I would like to draw custom polygon areas on a map using a web-based and user-...
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Survey Data to GIS database [closed]

This is a General Question on a possible workflow for Survey Data directly to ArcGIS In most GIS/Survey workflows there is a field collection team and backoffice GIS team. When the availability of ...
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Looking for software to interface GPS data with PC

I have GPS Unit from Garmin (GPS 18xPC). I'm looking for software I can install on my PC that will allow me to interface with the data I collect on my GPS unit. Any help will be great
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Workflow for sharing inventory of stormwater network in Open Source GIS?

Our agency has collaborated with six townships and one city for preparing an inventory of stormwater network. We are using ArcGIS 10 (2 ArcView licenses) and ArcPad 7.1 (stuck with it since our ...
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Converting orthophotomap to .ecw file? [closed]

I am looking for a method for convert orthophotomap (.adf files) to ERDAS .ecw file. Have you got any ideas ? Or maybe you have got any other idea how i can reduce a size of orthophotomap .adf ...
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What are my options in terms of implementing a WPS server?

I know about PyWPS, are there any good alternatives?
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Best Program to use for DEM data?

I need to estimate the elevation at various access points of some rivers in South Carolina. I use the elevation information to calculate the average gradient (feet/mile) between two access points. The ...
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Basic Mapping Software

I have a desktop application for a client that needs to map a main subject location and around 5 "comparable" locations, within a range of 1-2 miles (often even less), from an aerial view, and zoom in ...
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Truck Routing in Google Maps?

I know that Google Maps does not have a truck routing feature , ie, changing the route if a low bridge is detected. Is there a way I can implement this in Google Maps using a 3rd party API? If yes,...
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Seeking software to perform basic editing of GPX files? [closed]

I'd like to do some basic editing to my GPX files which I record from my mobile. Features I'm looking for are: open GPX file display data of GPX overlayed on a map (google, bing, whatever) select and ...
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Seeking route calculation service to get route between several points?

I need a routing service with an API callable from a web or desktop application. I have several points: a start, an end, and intermediate points in the disorder. I expect the routing service to send ...
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Flow Accumulation in R [closed]

Is there an ArcGIS-like implementation of Flow Accumulation for R? What I am trying to avoid: Using ArcGIS; Using Grass; Using RpyGEO (but will if need be) I am aware of the landscape/hydrology ...
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Are there any open source network analysis tools? [duplicate]

A researcher in my field* recently created an "Urban Network Analysis Toolbox", an ArcGIS extension built upon Network Analyst. It calculates a number of measures on urban networks, such as ...
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Evaluating training samples for supervised image classification in ArcGIS Pro?

Its my first time using ArcGIS Pro and I have started doing a supervised classification. In most software you have some tools such as histograms, scatterplots and/or statistics to evaluate training ...
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What are alternatives to ArcGIS for Desktop and Google Earth for these requirements?

I currently have a python script that will take in data and output it as a KMZ file, which I then open in Google Earth on my desktop. The data has two views; a 3D polygon tower (clustered data) and ...

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