A spatial data infrastructure (SDI) is a data infrastructure implementing a framework of geographic data, metadata, users and tools that are interactively connected in order to use spatial data in an efficient and flexible way.

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Spatial data modelling tools

Is there anything like MySQL workbench for PostGIS? Something that supports SQL output and geometry types would be nice. CLARIFICATION: I am trying to implement the Land Administration Domain ...
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PostGIS: Remove stale/obsolete geometry columns from the geometry_columns table [closed]

I understand that the function Populate_Geometry_Columns() inserts records in the geometry_columns table for geometry columns that are not yet listed there. However, an invocation of ...
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PostgreSQL vs. MySQL - Advantages / Disadvantages with a spatial component

We are the in the process of building out a web application that has a spatial data component. In the beginning our spatial data comparisons will take a given point and return matched overlapping ...
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How do I set a geography point to be the North Pole?

I tried to execute this query on my SQL Server 2008 R2 instance: UPDATE ITEMS SET GEOG=geography::STPointFromText('POINT(0 90)', 4326); SQL Server returned the following error: ...
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Creation of spatial index locks the table for hours

I used this code to create a spatial index in SQL Server 2008 R2: BEGIN TRANSACTION SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON SET ARITHABORT ON SET NUMERIC_ROUNDABORT OFF SET CONCAT_NULL_YIELDS_NULL ON SET ANSI_NULLS ...
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SQL Server - Using spatial data

I'm using SQL Server 2008 R2 for real-time location aware service. The service mostly receives location data (lat/lon) from a user and returns locations around the user. The data is being sent from ...
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Permission to create Spatial Index

Permissions required to create a Spatial Index on a table, for this BOL says: Requires ALTER permission on the table or view. User must be a member of the sysadmin fixed server role or the ...
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How do Application Like Yelp Retrieve distance information from data base efficiently

For example, say I have a table: Business(BusinessID, Lattitude, Longitude) All are indexed of course. Also there are 1 million records Say I want to find businesses closest to 106,5, for example, ...