A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, data, and people for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal ...

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Antivirus deleting files?

I am working with QGIS and noticed recently that some files (.shx) disappeared... I read somewhere on StackExchange that an antivirus may "clean" some folders (I have Avira and CCleaner). Is it ...
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Amazon Cloud as a Server with alot of RAM [closed]

I need a server with very big size of RAM, so around a ~1TB, for a GIS DB, that would be not written to hard disk, because the data is irrelevant after a seconds. So i do not need a lot of disk space, ...
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mysqldump alternatives --hex-blob doesn't convert geometry binary columns to hex

I'm trying to create a mysqldump in utf8 encoding. The table I'm trying to dump contains geometry columns. Now, when I use the --hex-blob option, the geometry columns don't get converted to hex. Are ...
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Sort by selection..spreadsheet software

I am so frustrated... I use ArcMap a lot and therefore I use the 'show selected features' a lot when I am in the attribute table. Now I need to manipulate a csv file in excel with 150,000+ records ...
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Windows 8 RT Internet Explorer- SVG plugin?

My current company is using a GIS firm that requires us to web-interface with it specifically with 'Internet Explorer' and with the 'current' 6/7 year old Adobe SVG Plugin. I've thrown every ...
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Desktop computer for GIS and home networking use specifications [closed]

I'm in the market for a new pc/laptop. Portability is not an issue for me, so I'm leaning more towards a desktop, since it will be easier to upgrade specific components at a later stage. The problem ...
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alternatives to google maps for large-scale GIS viewers?

I would like to view a map of Indonesia / Australia / New Zealand like Google Maps, except that I'd like to customize the layers viewed: I'd like to use a topographic/bathymetric basemap, and show ...
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Import 71 and file permission in ArcGIS

I am making a map for my thesis. While using ArcGIS, I must use Import71 to convert some .e00 files (In this particular case, political boundaries and Hydrography networks). When I select my output ...
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Building new GIS Workstation - is it worth upgrading to a workstation GPU?

We are currently building a machine from scratch to act as a GIS workstation. The primary software used is ESRI's ArcGIS and we are mainly working with vector data using raster data only for ...