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Export map from Google Earth

I am trying to export a map from Google Earth to Cloud storage with Export.map.toCloudStorage: Export.map.toCloudStorage({ image: myMap.visualize(myMapVis), description: '123', bucket: '...
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Cataloging small hardcopy map collections

We have a small collection of hardcopy maps, in the low hundreds, to catalogue and file into long term storage and are looking for lightweight guidelines and tools to do this in a way that will ...
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Is raster lossy and vector not lossy?

I am new to GIS, in school for it actually, but I come from a photography / graphic design background. So that said, I always thought that vector graphics were not lossy (scale up or down, doesn't ...
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QGIS: How to create a permanent vector layer

I am currently creating an vector layer like following: outLayer = QgsVectorLayer('Linestring?crs='+ crs, 'graph_with_azimuth_ogr' , 'memory') The outLayer is now stored in memory, which means it ...
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Accessing Microsoft Azure File Storage from ArcMap?

I need to store some raster files on Microsoft Azure account. They are rather large with each file being around 15MB. It seems the best place on Azure is in File Storage as blobs (unless there is a ...
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How much of a large collection of files is spatial data?

We need to determine how much of the 6.5 TB used space on a shared network drive is geographic or spatial data. It's a squirrels nest, built up over 3 decades from hundreds of people (though by volume ...
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How raster files are stored in databases? [closed]

When storing raster files in PostgreSQL only one row is created in the database, but the raster is a matrix so typically it must create rows and columns. I want to understand how raster files are ...
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Displaying buses from a transport network (newbie)

First of all, I'm noob in this subject so please give me some advice. I'd like to develop something like http://traintimes.org.uk/map/london-buses/#73 but with my own city. Unfortunately our MTA ...
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Copying raster from Raster Catalog

I have a Raster Catalog containing 4 File GeoDatabase Raster Datasets. Each raster is about 150-250 GB. I want to convert these to rasters with .TIFF extension so I can publish it in a map service. ...
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Precision for an FGDB raster dataset? [closed]

I would like to know the precision for an ArcGIS raster stored within a file geodatabase (FGDBR format); I can't seem to find this information anywhere in their documentation (apologies if I have ...
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Storage hardware options for large datasets

We are about to organize our data in a centralized spatial data system. The system would provide various services (mainly supporting ftp access, geodatabase editing, and several web mapping ...
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Where to store geodata to be layered over an OSM tile map?

I'm working on a project for which most data can come straight from OSM. But some data is not relevant to OSM and will need to be stored separately then layered over the top. Probably the tiles will ...
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How do I safely store paper/hardcopy maps?

What do I need to consider when deciding how to preserve paper maps safely from the ravages of time? I am trying to understand some best practices when it comes to archiving and storing paper maps. ...
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Mixing geometry types in one PostGIS table

I'm faced with the following problem. I have to migrate from Oracle database to PostgreSQL+PostGIS. Currently all geometries of all types are stored in one table and each record contains a "lid" field ...
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Why do valid polygons repeat the same start and end point?

In the GIS world, for most modern formats and Standards (e.g., Shapefiles, WKB/WKT, GML, KML, etc.), valid polygons need to have closed linear rings, which is a linestring of coordinates where the ...
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Data storage shared with co-worker [closed]

I would like to ask anyone out there who knows of a good free website that allows me to upload my gis data files to co-worker. Each project I am working on are quite large and would need to upload 1 ...
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Online/cloud storage options for GIS file-based data [closed]

I am currently looking into online/cloud-based storage solutions in general and also for my GIS data which consists of shapefiles, rasters, file geodatabases, and the like (no relational databases). ...
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How do algorithms load pieces of maps?

If the user moves the mouse pointer to the top left corner of the screen, I want my software to auto-load the three tiles that are closest to the mouse pointer. My assumptions are that the smaller are ...
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Managing large amounts of geospatial data? [closed]

How do you manage your geospatial data? I have terabytes of data spread out over hundreds of datasets, and have an ad-hoc solution using symbolic links within projects which link back to an domain-...