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A coordinate-based data model that represents geographic features as points, lines, and polygons.

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Delivering map tiles in real-time without caching? [closed]

Is it possible to deliver map tiles quickly over the web without worrying about caching or seeding them? With raster map engines this is a problem because endering raster tiles is resource consuming. ...
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Programmable buffers using GDAL and python

Is there a way to programmatically generate buffer layers for vector layers using GDAL and python?
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How to calculate orientation of line segments using open source GIS?

I'd like to calculate the orientation of line segments relative to north direction using open source tools. Which tools or functions would you recommend?
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Calculating polygon length and width using open source GIS?

How can I calculate the length and with of polygons using open source tools? By "polygon length" I mean the length of the longest line within the polygon (update: to be correct, I just need the ...
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How to get a list of adjacent lots to a road in ArcMAP and PostGIS/QGIS?

In the following map, I have: A line / road layer A parcel / lot layer The Task: Find and count the list of lots adjacent to the road with their types (parcel_type is a field in the parcel layer) ...
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Merging DEMs or other raster datasets and clipping Raster dataset to vector line?

I have two DEMs that I am going create a hillshade from, and ultimately want one hillshade clipped to a county boundary. I am running into a couple problems, though. When I try to merge the two ...
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How to style OS VectorMap district data?

Following a question about ways to load OS VectorMap data, I have imported the data into ArcGIS, but now want to style it in a OS-map style. I have searched around, and found various bits of ...
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How to reference vector based data to raster data that already has spatial reference in MAPublisher?

I have been able to load in raster data into MAPublisher and properly registered it, however I have been having trouble with a further step. I am trying to reference vector data that has no GCS or ...
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Nearest neighbor between point layer and line layer? [closed]

I've asked this question several times on stackoverflow and irc between #qgis and #postgis and I also tried to code it or implement it my self in postgis with no real answer. Using programming (most ...