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How to create own ribbon with MapCad tools in Mapinfo Pro 16?

I just updated Mapinfo Pro from 15 (32bit) to 16 (64bit). At work, I use the Mapcad tools. I tried to create my own ribbon with only Mapcad tools, but I don't have them in the Customize Ribbon dialog ...
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Identifying Coordinate System of Shapefile when Unknown?

I have a Shapefile but its coordinate system is Unknown, and there is no *.prj file. How can I identify it now?
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Move Label Not Working

I'm using QGIS 3.2 and want to manually move a few labels on a layer but when I try to use the move labels tool I can't move them. I can however rotate and change them using those tools. I looked in ...
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Measure Line while editing in Edit Mode (Workaround?)

It's unfortunate that QGIS does not allow the use of the Measure Line tool while activiely editing something with Add feature or Vertex tool. As soon as one of the latter tools are switched on the ...
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Why my Geoprocessing tools was lost

How can I bring up my Geoprocessing tools again?
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Set of standard accessibility guidelines for online maps?

Recently I've been designing maps without navigation tools like the Zoom In/Out and Pan tools, or arrows to pan north, pan west, etc. Instead, most modern mapping APIs support the direct use of the ...
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Setting Alpha Slider and Feature Count ON by default using QGIS?

In QGIS 3.4, I would like to automatize and uniformize the appearance of each layer. I would like that each new layer is created: with the alpha slider activated with Feature count activated
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Unable to execute any processing tool in QGIS [closed]

I am new to QGIS and want to learn some basic tools. However, after software installation I cannot execute any tool from the processing toolbox. All the tools is giving me the same error: The ...
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Identify Route Locations tool to display Z coordinate

Identify Route Locations tool working with routing which is connected to M coordinate. Is there a ArcGIS tool which display route location with Z coordinate? It could be similar aproach - identify ...
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Why does ArcMap drag and drop report “one or more dropped items invalid”?

I've noticed that I can drag and drop data sets into a custom tool within ArcCatalog 10.1, but if I launch the tool in ArcMap and try to drag and drop layers already in my TOC, I get an error one ...
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HGT Elevation vs Calculated Elevation

I wondering how to interpret the elevation calculation. Per example. We are in Canada and I use SRTM3 files. I use the GDAL library to extract my elevation, everyting is ok, except: Why (or how) the ...
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Free Android app / website to create street based polygons and export them (GeoJSON, gpx)?

I'm looking for a very simple app / website that allows selecting multiple points on the map to create a polygon that can be exported as a gpx / GeoJSON file. The idea is to communicate special areas ...
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No result with VRM tool ArcGIS

I am using ArcMap version 10.5. I downloaded the VRM tool from here: http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=9e4210b3ee7b413bbb1f98fb9c5b22d4. I followed the steps in 'read me; Unzip files (readme....
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Analytical hierarchy process tool - SAGA. How to configure Pairwise comparisons table?

What is the configuration and extension (.txt, .csv ...) of the Pairwise comparisons table file requested by the SAGA AHP tool- Analytical Hierarchy Process - in QGIS? Are there examples of ...
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Find the theoretically fastest route based on many partially overlapping GPX tracks

Between the points A and Z in a city, there are several possible routes that may partially overlap or cross at crossroads (such as A→B→C→D→Z, A→J→C→D→Z, A→K→C→L→Z, A→M→N→L→Z, etc.). This may be ...
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Unable to Edit Shapefiles - New Installation [closed]

I recently installed 10.6 and everything seems to be working great except I can not edit. It began every time I tried to edit a shapefile or feature class- the map would crash even with no basemaps or ...
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Reconciling Features with different field types

I have two feature classes who mostly have the same fields. However, some of the fields do not share the same field types. For example, one has a created date field that is a Date while the other ...
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Is there a “Merge Parts” tool in QGIS?

In the advanced digitizing toolbar, QGIS has these 3 tools: Split Features, Split Parts, and Merge Features. Is there a tool or equivalent algorithm for the logical fourth one: "Merge Parts"? This ...
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ArcMap 10.6. Input Features of any tool causes software to crash

Any tool I use in ArcMap crashes the entire program when I click the folder next to the "input features". Literally any geoprocessing tool. I'm not sure why this is happening, or what relevant ...
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Project tool swallows data [closed]

I want to project my data into another coordinate system. I tried using the Project tool but when I opened the attribute table after ArcGIS said it had finished it was empty. I also tried using ...
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Using Make Feature Layer tool in ModelBuilder?

I am having a slight problem with using the Make Feature Layer tool in ModelBuilder. Basically I have a file geodatabase of points. I am trying to make a model to pull out points according to a ...
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Looping Eliminate tool in Python?

I am very new at Python,I'm not sure if this is even the appropriate way to do what I want to do, but basically, I'm looking to eliminate all of the small polygons in a feature class that was created ...
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Disperse markers - trouble with input file?

I had an excel sheet listing addresses that I imported into ArcGIS and geocoded which created a File Geodatabase Feature Class of all the points. I am trying to display the map where it disperses ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to draw a perftectly straight line?

In most programs, when you have a line tool, you can hold control or shift and it will let you draw a perfectly vertical or horizontal line, sometimes it the tool will snap at 90 degree angles. How ...
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Can Python 3.6 Script be turned into tool that will work in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a Python 3.6 script that I want to turn into a tool for that I can use in ArcMap (10.5). Will that even work or will I strictly have to do it in ArcGIS Pro? I couldn't seem to find any ...
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Pretty-printing WKT strings?

Is there a tool that will pretty-print well-known-text strings? One that would accept for instance MULTIPOLYGON (((40 40, 20 45, 45 30, 40 40)), ((20 35, 45 20, 30 5, 20 35))) and output something ...
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Choosing layers for processing tools in QGIS?

Am I right that if I want to choose layers for QGIS processing tools I always have to choose the shapefiles via the path directory, and that I can't drag and drop them from the layer window on the ...
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Error with QGIS and Grass Tools

I wanted to use the r.viewshed tool in QGIS. Everytime I want to start the tool there is a error (german): Dieser Algorithmus kann nicht ausgeführt werden run :-( GRASS GIS 7 ist anscheinend nicht ...
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No processing tools in QGIS 3.2 [duplicate]

I recently upgraded to QGIS 3.2 and followed the install instructions carefully. Under the raster and vector menus I have only 1 tool for vector and only 3 for raster. No analysis, geometry, ...
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Lat Lon Digitize tool not working with MULTIPOINT in QGIS?

I don't know what is a reason but in QGIS 3.2 "Lat Lon Digitize" tool doesn't work with MULTIPOINT, it works only with POINT layers. Is it a bug?
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What raster smoothing/generalization tools are available?

I have a DEM that I would like to smooth or generalize to remove topographic extremes (chop off peaks and fill-in valleys). Ideally, I would also like to have control over the radius or level of "...
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Function process diagram of cut polygon tool

As far as the Cut Polygon tool from the Editor toolbar is concerned, polygons can be cut into two or more shapes according to that line drawn by a user. Where can I get a detailed function process ...
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Is there a specific tool to globally manage visibility/theme in QGIS?

In short : I'm looking for a Visibility Manager (QGIS 2.18) ou Theme Manager (3.0). I couldn't find it in the QGIS plugin list or in different methods on gis.stack. Maybe I missed it and maybe it ...
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Using Polygon centroids tool - points aren't always inside polygon, can I fix that?

When I use Polygon centroid tool, points aren't always inside polygon, because some polygons have weird shape with holes inside them. I have big amount of polygons and I need to use this tool and I ...
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Illustrating the average utilization of trails by hikers

I have a question about illustrating the average utilization of trails by hikers. I have made a survey where I asked the participants which trail they used for hiking.There are a lot of trailoptions (...
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Convert Raster to grid [duplicate]

I want to convert or a raster into a grid. I am with QGIS. I have a raster of a parcel. I have a vector grid of the same area. I want to add in each block of the grid a mean value of the raster. ...
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Tiling image to be used with Google Maps?

I have a 2880 x 2880 image that I would like to tile so that it replace the entire usual world map. So far I got this working gdal2tiles.py -p raster -z 0-6 5KNewMap.png abc3/ but for the zoom ...
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Densify tool equivalent for Basic ArcGIS License?

I'm looking for a tool/script/quicker process that does the same thing as the standard license's densify tool. I'm only using a basic license though. Just wondering if there was anything out there ...
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How can I manipulate the timestamps in a GPX file?

I have a GPS tracked stored in a GPX file. Now I'm looking for a tool that allows me to set the start time of the track and the duration, and the tool should automatically evenly distribute the ...
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How to select and delete past freehand features in ArcMap?

I am editing an older map in ArcMap 10.1 and want to edit a freehand drawing someone made. I cannot "select" it or find the shapefile it was made under... Any advice? I know how to make my own ...
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Fast implementation of polygon overlay tools in osgeo suit

I am currently using symmetrical difference, difference and intersect tools from standard QGis implementation in python (I use pyqgis). I do topological checks ie. if Fc1 is contained within Fc2. ...
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Building query tool for spatialite data in QGIS?

I am trying to build some tool for a collegue of mine to query data from a spatialite database while clicking on vector features. My first guess is, that I could do this with an "action" I define for ...
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Opensource Metadata management tool [duplicate]

I am looking for an opensource web based metadata management tool for geographic data. I have gone through a related question: Seeking Open Source ISO Metadata Editor? First of all it was asked six ...
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Python script from Python Toolbox do not work and show no error

I have a Python ToolBox with two Custom Python Scripts. The first one works well, but when I try to run the second, there is no errors, but the operation do not run. import arcpy class Toolbox(...
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Adding a Tool to a DockableWindow add-in

I have inherited a C# ESRI (ArcMap) add-in that needs a UI tweak (the rest of the changes are completed). And I had no previous experience with such add-ins before starting on this. The add-in in ...
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Is there any tool for coordinate system detection from a point coordinate?

I have bounding box points below; -20037508.34, -20037508.34, 20037508.34, 20037508.34 Let's think about a tool that gives one of these points as an input and returns the coordinate system/...
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QGIS Densify Geometries based on expression

I tried using the Expression Based Input in the Densify Geometries tool with the following expression: attribute( $currentfeature ,'VertNum') where VertNum is a field in the attribute table that ...
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Pause drawing button (plus others) missing from view window

The pause-drawing, refresh, and data/layout toggle buttons have disappeared from my view window. I'm using ArcGIS Desktop Standard 10.4.1. I've not upgraded recently or made any changes to the ArcMap ...
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QGIS python error for XY tools plug in, even after installing xlrd and xlw modules!

As I am a complete beginner, I had troubles getting the XY tools plug in running. Now that the xlrd and xlw module error has disappeared after installment of said modules, I can finally choose the X ...
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Add new actions to identify feature context menu

How can i add new actions to identify feature context menu, i mean when selecting a feature with identify tool and right click on the selected feature, here i want to add new actions to the popup menu....