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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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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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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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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Creating polygons over maps and extract the latitude/longitude?

I'm looking for software recommendations in order to do the following: Create a polygon (by clicking with a mouse) over an area on a map Extract an array of latitudes/longitudes from the polygon ...
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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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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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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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Python modules for GIS visualization tool

First of all, sorry for my English, since is not my mother tongue. I decided to develop an interactive GIS visualization tool for my Bachelor's project. I would like to code it in python, since it ...
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How to get route segments for a given coordinate

I have X,Y coordinates reported by GPS, via IoT from a vehicle. I need to identify route information, including route segment, that corresponds to that coordinate. Like this: GetRouteInfo(X, Y) --&...
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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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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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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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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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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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Seeking advices to choose WebGIS full stack architecture

I tried to ask this same question in gis.stackexchange.com but I need to build a WebGIS service. I work in Linux platforms with open-source software. I have some experience of GIS now (PostGIS, ...
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Find centroid POI for 2 or more places by travel time or distance using multiple modes of transport

I want to find a mutually convenient POI between two or more places so that everyone drives or goes by public transport or bicycle a similar distance or travel time. I've done a Google Search: find a ...
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Recommendations for a GIS hosting platform to publish to customers

I'm doing some research for my company - looking for any recommendations for a GIS platform where we can publish in-house geospatial data to our stakeholders and customers, and my knowledge of such ...
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Looking for a standalone program to convert coordinate systems in a Shape file

Does anyone know of a standalone program that will convert the coordinates in a Shape file to another coordinate system? By this I mean a program outside of a full GIS package. I have customers who ...
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3D Building automatic texture software recommendations?

Does anyone have any recommendations for any software (proprietary/opensource/programmable) that can automatically texture 3D building models (collada/shp) from digital aerial camera (large/medium ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Custom Map making tools (Mapbox vs Scribblemaps or alternatives)

I noticed there is one similar questions to this (I provided an answer based upon what I know already). I am looking for recommendations for web map customization software, specifically comparing ...
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Create own webmap

I'm looking for tools to create own, drawed map, which will behaves as normal map, something like this: http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season-4/episode-10/map/location/8/castle-black ...
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Recommendations for an Android based GIS application for finding points

I currently use an Android DGPS for GIS data collection along with navigating to points stored in GIS. I use QGIS and Qfield for data collection which I am extremely happy with. My problem with QField ...
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Software to automatically convert from pdf to shapefiles

Is there a software to automatically convert from pdf to shapefiles (polyline, polygon, points) to be managed in GIS software? For example, from this pdf: The software must run on Windows. I'd be ...
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Seeking GIS web applications and front end solutions that would serve as replacement for the ArcGIS Web AppBuilder

I would like to find out if there are any Non-ESRI GIS web applications that would serve as an appropriate replacement to the ArcGIS Web AppBuilder application. A version of the ESRI web app builder ...
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Searching for software to interpolate hydrochemistry point measurements along linear stream network

I am looking for software to interpolate hydrochemistry point measurements along linear stream network. Interpolation algorithm should use non-Euclidian distance matrix (distance along the river ...
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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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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? ...