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Questions tagged [gis]

GIS is an acronym for Geographical Information Systems. GIS software is software that allows for the visualization, access, and processing of geospatial data.

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WKT desktop viewer and SQL query on ODBC database

I have a proprietary database that supports SQL and has ODBC driver to connect to. it has geography columns stored in WKT format. Is there a free desktop application that I can use to connect and ...
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Render WKT data from HTTP calls, or JDBC

I have a proprietary database, which I can access either through JDBC, or HTTP calls. The database has WKT data I want a desktop viewer that works on Linux to show the data, and preferably it is free.
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PDOK (Dutch geo-information) download package (Python)

Is anyone aware of a Python package that enables the user to easily download raster or feature datasets from the Dutch NGR/PDOK? So for instance, based on a bounding box, download the appropriate AHN ...
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Is there a software package that can determine camera position from a photo of objects whose locations in 3D space are known?

Someone answered a question over on the Photography SE that this could be done with photogrammetry. I had initially discounted this as I thought this was used to generate 3D models from many ...
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What can I use to scrape data from WFS or ideally WMS?

I'm looking to see if it's possible to extract data from WFS or ideally WMS. Here is an example dataset: https://data.gov.uk/dataset/b5d8eaa4-638c-436b-a66c-a6bd1a25f0df/historic-landfill-sites The ...
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Data mapping platform

Is here.com a good platform for mapping/tracking scientific species information for a bio study? (I started with google maps, but the library went obsolete and they're now asking for billing info to ...
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What open source GIS is a good alternative to ArcGIS for editing - with main interest in the Freehand mode

I am looking for an alternative for ArcGIS for editing. Tasks are mostly editing new polylines. An important ArcGIS feature for this is the Freehand mode. QGIS for instants offers something similar, ...
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Does anyone know an open source software to find the thalweg using a digital elevation model? Or the whole thing in a python code?

I have a high-resolution digital elevation model of a river course and would like to find out multiple thalwegs from it. The thalweg is the connecting line of the lowest points of all cross sections ...
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Which Software Hough transform algorithm is available for geological lineament analysis?

I want to extract geological lineaments using Hough transform algorithm. In which software Hough transform algorithm is available to extract geological lineaments?
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Database to support offline access to 5000 x 5000 matrix of integers in Swift iOS

My app needs offline access to GIS information using a database table approximately 5000 columns by 5000 rows. I would be able to access a single value by using a 'horizontal' and 'vertical' value key ...
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Scan my disk for geolocalized pictures close to a Wikidata item without an image

Context Many Wikipedia articles lack a picture, for instance most articles about Congolese towns or schools do not have a picture. So when I travel to out-of-the-beaten-path places I always take ...
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I hope to find an open source solution for Mosaic datasets

A project needs to manage massive image data (like satellite images), and publish it as a service for use on the web side, and control the display of some part of the image on the web side. ...
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Seeking open source framework or SDK for working with nautical charts (ENCs)?

I have to start working on a project in which I will have to work on ENCs. I was searching for the open source sdks or frameworks to work with, and came across QGIS; is it good for working with ENC? ...
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Reverse geocoding API to check if location is residential

I'm using several reverse geocoding options such as Foursquare, Google, and OpenStreetMap to retrieve place information, but the one type of place that none of these seem to be able to do is ...
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Opensource map webapp builder

I need to propose an alternative exclusively built with free software and self-hosted, to an app generated with ArcGis Web AppBuilder. The data to show are only statistical indicators (education, ...
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Geofencing android app with ability to create custom waypoints

For bike and running purpose, i'd like to find a GPS app that automatically cut a track into several tracks based on custom waypoints. The idea would be : Create some lines (at least two points) ...
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Fully disconnected GIS field data collection options

I'm looking for recommendations for a disconnected GIS field data collection system that can satisfy the following conditions: map-based data collection app can work on iOS and Android (data would ...
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Divide the world in longitude/latitude rectangles of similar population

I am looking for a tool that can split the Earth's surface into rectangles of similar population. That means oceans would get a few huge rectangles, as almost nobody live there, and cities would get ...
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Free Software GIS mobile data collection software for Wildlife conservation?

Looking for Free Software GIS mobile data collection software for Wildlife conservation. The idea is to use a mobile touch screen device with satellite navigation to keep track of objects such as ...
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Using GIS to store any type of file

I work for an engineering company where we use a large range of software's and file types, including but not limited to, GIS and CAD based software. We are aware of the broad trend to BIM and are ...
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C++/Qt libaries and tutorials for GIS programming

I want to start programming GIS applications for simple composing of maps by vector and raster data using C++ and Qt. Which libaries and respective tutorials your can recommend?
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Open source mobile GIS data inspection software

In my workplace we are looking at collecting and inspecting GIS data using free mobile apps. The one that is fit-for-purpose from a data collection point of view is GeoODK. I have been able to prepare ...
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An interactive desktop app with Java (free GIS tools, api, bib, …)

I'm looking to develop a Desktop app (and later a web app) with Java (JavaFX or Swing) that do some specific tasks but I don't know where to start from. I'm quite new to GIS, so I'll state some of ...
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Commercial OSM Overpass server

I am looking for a reliable hosted Overpass server where I can pay for N requests per sec/hour/day. I looked at https://switch2osm.org/providers/, and https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/List_of_OSM-...
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Is there a GIS system that can be adapted for use with a warehouse or factory?

I'm trying to create a "map" of a factory for the purpose of navigation. Basically, given points A and B, what's the shortest distance between them without walking through a wall or knocking over a ...
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Drone imagery online deaddrop

I have aerial imagery produced using a drone. In my case the images have been processed and are presented as decently georeferenced to geotiffs. I would like to make the products freely available. ...
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Seeking software for visualization and sketch on yard from photos

I'm asking for software recommendation to use for my process. I'd like to digitize my yard using photogrammetry and then sketch some planned buildings on it, make a visualization, measure distances ...
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Cartography: Software for creating high quality topographic maps

I’m looking for recommendation for (a) professional solution(s) for printing large-scale high-quality topographic map (e.g., topographic map for hiking like this one or large-scale city map like that ...
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Looking for baseline GIS software

I'm looking for a C# GIS app, preferably one that can be used easily with WPF, that does some if not all of the following: Layered GIS with world shoreline representation, zoom, etc Selectable ...
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Data collection freeware for Trimble

Does anyone know of any free software that can be used to collect GIS data in the field on Windows Embedded Handheld systems? I am using Trimble Juno T41/5 devices. Ideally I want to then be able ...
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Augmented Reality SDK that will show pipe lines using GIS data

I need AR SDK that will show pipe lines using GIS data for field crew. Wikitude and layar have GEO support. But none of them is supporting lines. We talked with these companies they have no solution ...
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C++ library for lat/long to screen coordinates

I am looking for a C++ library that will allow me to draw a map from a series of WGS84 lat/long geospatial points onto a canvas. Specifically, a wxPanel or perhaps wxGLCanvas, but I don't think the ...
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Windows GUI software for georeferencing, projecting and converting PDS 3 files

I need to georeference, project and convert Chandrayaan HYSI PDS 3 datasets into geotiff. I need a simple gui with less commandline interface software running on windows platform to do the job.
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Recommendation for a program to map flood extent? [duplicate]

Given DEM and inflow hydrograph, I am trying to make a map of flood inundation from a dam breach. Does anyone know of a suitable GIS program (free) to model this? I have tried to model without GIS, ...
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Geospatial SDK or tool

I am building a .Net app for a client and need to add some strong geospatial capabilities and a mapping component. Can anybody recommend a tool/SDK? I need the following: Fixed, non-transnational ...
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How to view GPX files, created by OSMTracker on desktop?

I want application, which can view GPX files, generated by OSMTracker application for Android. These files are accompanied with photos and audio records, which also should be shown. P.S. Application ...
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Web interface where I can draw objects and export PostGIS insert statements

I am looking for an application that will allow me to draw a box or polygon on a map and then export the definition in a PostGIS database so that I can insert it into my own database. Currently, my ...
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Globe program like Google Earth, but with physical or political map?

Can I have the same program as Google Earth or Google Maps in satellite images mode, but which can (1) display Earth without distortions (i.e. in normal 3D view) (2) display image like this or ...
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Filter/Highlight areas on a map by critera [closed]

I'm looking for a tool to filter/highlight areas on map by criteria. As an example I'd like to get all areas in a town which are at least 100m away from a highway and closer than 2km to a train ...
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Is there any good software to convert (multilayer) DXF to shapefile?

I need to import architecture DWG's (AutoCAD files) into qGIS. However, QGIS imports all layers in the DXF into the same layer in QGIS. I need to create separate shapefiles for every DWG/DXF layer. ...
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Web based solution for large point clouds

I am looking for a software that would be able to store huge point clouds generated from LIDAR and stereo camera scans of terrain and urban areas (with buildings etc.). I need to visualize the data ...
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Best GIS georeferencing software which automates the placing of passpoints

I am currently using ArcGIS 10.3 in order to georeference infrared aerial photos. I have about 1500 photos to georeference and am certainly not relishing the thought. ArcGIS can automatically place ...
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Open source crime incident reporting tool with mapping web app [duplicate]

I'm looking for an incident reporting tool that meets these requirements, Provides a web interface Can be run on Linux Open Source Has a map where one can report crimes linked to specific places Can ...
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Android GIS app to find specific device

Are there any apps that will track a specific device in a map view? Maybe track by phone number, or pair it using the same app. If possible without "Hack"ish method. I want to use this app so I can ...
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Software that tells you in what country is a given latitude/longitude

In what country are the coordinates 41.44241, 21.31530 ? A manual Google Maps search tells me it is in Macedonia. Is there a program (or library) that would tell me this programmatically? ...
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Online KML validator

I wrote a KML file (geographic annotation XML) and want to validate it. Is there a webapp for this? Requirements: Free Able to validate big files like this one (50,000 points) The webapps below ...
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Web-based KML filtering and export project - GIS server required? [closed]

I am designing a web page that will be accessed by 10-20 users simultaneously, with the following requirements: Display Google map data as the base layer (higher quality street information in our ...