Application programming interface (API). A set of interfaces, methods, protocols, and tools that application developers use to build or customize a software program.

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google geocoding api usage restrictions and other free api options

I would like to use the google geocoding api to geocode a few thousand addresses. I understand the daily limit for a free account is 2,500. I want to retrieve the coordinates and then map them in ...
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OpenLayers 3 how can I get the current center of the view?

I would like the get the center (coordinates) of the current view. I need it for the geoserver print modul. I've found the following code: var center= ol.extent.getCenter({}); But it unfortunately ...
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CartoDB Update API

Im uploading a csv with the following command: (attached) curl -v -F file=@/var/www/html/map.csv "https://account.cartodb.com/api/v1/imports/?api_key={apiKey}" I had item_queue_id from the response ...
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Looking for API providing accurate timezone data

I'm looking for an API providing accurate timezone data. Thus far managed to find earthtools api but daylight saving time info isn't very accurate. I need to lookup by latitude/longitude or as an ...
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Ways to extract DEM for urban areas using Google Maps?

Is Google maps' elevation API suitable to obtain the high resolution elevation data for areas that have 3D building such as Manhattan? Would the API for example yield a significant different value on ...
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Wikimapia export all geoglyphs category in an area

I am creating a page with all geoglyphs in Peru. I am looking to download from different areas and upload to google maps, thus I need a kml file. Wikimapia seems to have quite a bit of these and I ...
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Extract geometry from citygml data using citygml4j

I have a citygml file with some buildings. And I am trying to extract the geometry of the polygon in that building using the citygml4j library. I have looked at the FeatureWalker class but I am unable ...
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What packages are required to install C++ API on Linux Mint 17?

What packages are required to install C++ API on Linux Mint 17? I already have access to the Python API (installed via “python-qgis” package), but no C++.
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Implement Leaflet search box for 370,000 points stored in PostGIS served as raster tiles

I have built http://opentrees.org. It's a TileMill/PostGIS/Leaflet stack with raster tiles and UTFGrid interactivity. I'd like to add a search box, so users can search for a feature – trees in this ...
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Need to get distance matrix for large set of points on-the-fly

I do not know much about GIS and I do not know much of the jargon. Hopefully you can help me a bit here because I am really unaware of the services and software available. My problem is as follows: ...
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How to implement Add feature action from PyQGIS

I'm trying to implement / reuse Add Feature functionality in my python plugin. there a class/function that handles geometry creation on canvas based on layer geometry definition? I'm checking API but ...
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ArcMap, Editor and Geodatabase API edit session question

Say a feature class from a File GDB is added to ArcMap and an editing session on it is in progress. What happens if an add-in launched from the same ArcMap session tries to start an edit session using ...
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Converting CAD to map tiles

My team is working on an application that has a map feature, and we want to extend this feature greatly. Among other things, we want the user to be able to load a CAD drawing, and place it on the map. ...
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What's the most detailed level of location can I get only by knowing the ZIP code?

I am looking at APIs to get location information from ZIP codes. So far the most detailed level of location I could get was Country --> State --> City. Does ZIP code also map to neighborhood / ...
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[GDAL API]: can't save image in some formats

edited "32-bit buffer" below means that it contains 32-bit rgba pixels. I need to save image to file from 32-bit memory buffer. Code below works well for that when I use TIFF format. In this case ...
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How to programmatically partition a large Polygon in smaller parts within a given Area Threshold?

I'm looking for a Java library, or even an algorithm to do the following: I have a large polygon, about the size of a large city. I need to break it down into smaller polygons such that: The area ...
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Using REST APIs and interactive maps

Are there any tutorials available showing how I can learn to harvest data from a REST API to an online interactive map? I am very new to the use of APIs so something pretty basic in the first instance ...
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Is there a web service to get the area of a city?

I'm looking for an api/service/db that contains the surface area of every city in the world. For example, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London, the box on the right contains that information. I've ...
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GDAL C++ API: How to create PNG or JPEG from scratch

I'm new to GIS and GDAL. My question probably is very basic, but I couldn't find answer. May be I don't understand GDAL ideology. I need to create raster images from scratch, for example, JPEG or ...
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Use QGIS as API [closed]

I would like to develop a simple application to use raster and map from a server. Is it possible to use QGIS as API to display map and raster? I also know that QGIS use API and library like ...
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Google Earth plugin deprecated. Which alternatives?

I've got a costumer of mine asking for an integration of the Google Earth Plugin to his website. From Google earth Plugin site I read this: Google Earth Plugin API has been deprecated as of ...
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Download US census data profiles?

US census summary file information is available on the census ftp server: ftp2.census.gov/acs2013_5yr but I can't seem to find the data profiles information anywhere. The only source appears to be ...
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Can you use the US Census ACS Api with TIGER Shape File GEOID?

The US Census makes available the TIGER Shape files for geographic area like States, Counties, Tracts, etc. (https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-line.html). They also supply an api for ...
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KML Layer Watermark Removal

Hello right now I have a google maps page with KML Layers from multiple online resources. However all of these layers especially those from noaa have giant watermarks that take up large portions of my ...
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CartoDB - can we overlay 2 visualizations

Suppose we make two map visualizations from a loaded polygon shapefile in the CartoDB free online system. Could we overlay these 2 maps on top of each other in a web page using the CartoDB.js API? ...
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Getting the middle of a way over Overpass API

I´m trying to import several Ways and Nodes from the OSM. But i dont want to get the Ways as a way with different nodes, only the middle of the way. In my case, all ways are an area (Parks, Parking ...
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Geonames API database update

Last Thursday I created several places in Geonames (using the website UI). When I tried to retrieve these places using the API, I couldn't get them. In that moment I thought that perhaps the API ...
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Multi-Lingual Places API

I'm developing a website and I'm looking for a places api (that isn't google!) one which can take a place parameter in any (or most) languages and return me values both in the language I've sent the ...
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How do I make my map use a set of coordinates

Right a little background. I've made a custom google map with the google map api which has a few functions that work well within it - one specifically is limiting the user on what they can view within ...
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Including WMTS Layer from API in Openlayers2

I´ve generated a map API from the GBIF data portal. It shows points from the country Mali. I included the API as a WMTS in Openlayers2, but I dont know how to change the xyz accordingly, so that my ...
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Conventions for returning GeoJSON via an API

I have a queryable API that returns one or more GeoJSON FeatureCollections. Currently the response looks something like this: { "success": { "data": { "layer1": {"type": ...
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Web Mapping SNMP polling and databases

I am doing a project that involves Web Mapping. The project involves having a simulated communications network for a wind turbine company. My project involves building a user front end to display ...
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Mapping API's which one to use [duplicate]

I am currently doing a project where I want to use some form of mapping API (Google maps or an open source alternative) that can show the location of simulated wind turbines across Ireland. I am ...
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Web mapping API popularity

Are there any online statistics for the popularity/usage of web mapping APIs? A diagram would be sufficient, if it can be published in a paper. I have only found one source: ...
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How to load a *.qgs file in a C++ QGIS standalone app?

I'm using QGIS-2.4.0 API to develop a standalone app by C++. I saved a test.qgs file in QGIS Desktop software, in the project, there was one layer and it was visible. Then I loaded the test.qgs ...
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Open a *.qgs project file in API, why maps do not show?

I'm using QGIS-2.4.0 API. I saved a test.qgs file in QGIS Desktop, in this project, there is one layer that is visible in it. Then I open the test.qgs project file in QGIS API to developing an App, ...
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Can QGIS generate a map that composed of several .shp maps?

I'm using QGIS-2.4.0 API to develop application. I need a map that composed of several vector layers. If only this, it can be done by merge in QGIS, but I need more for that: the map(or project?) I ...
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SVG Issues in QGIS API

I'm using QGIS-2.4.0 to developing an application. I created my own custom MapCanvasItem for showing SVG. It is great to load a SVG from symbol library that QGIS provides(such as d:\QGIS ...
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API to online map

I've had a search online and still a bit confused. Would someone be able to outline a summary of the basic configuration of exposing data to an online map from an API. The API supports a REST model ...
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Querying a shapefile and returning values?

I have a lot of experience making maps in ArcMap. I don't have much experience programming or working with APIs. Here's the (simple) problem: I create a shapefile of a region and then load the ...
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Is there a public API that can be accessed with Python and will geocode Points of Interests?

I recently downloaded tagged hospital data from OpenStreetMaps.org using the API. Some of the data have a 'node' tag which are attributed with a lat/long while other data are tagged as 'way' format ...
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Loading KML WMS Network Link through Google Earth API

I'm trying to add a KML network link with the Google Earth API using the same function that I have used for regular KMLs and KMZs. Sources suggest to create a KML with a "Ground Overlay" to connect to ...
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Problem migrate 3.4 to 3.6 or upper JS API

I have a problem when I tried to migrate from 3.4 to 3.6 or upper. I can see the map but once all is loaded the page becomes blocked, also the web browser. I can put more information, because the ...
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How to change the color of vector layer of QGIS in api?

I'm using QGIS-2.4.0 api to develop app in C++. When I add a vector layer to the app, the vector map's color would be random. I used QgsFeatureRendererV2 to get the geometry type of the layer, my ...
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Is there an api for world terrain/biome data?

I'm looking for an api where I pass a lat/lng, and get "Desert" or "Mountains" or "Ocean" back. Just the general biome of the area. Most of what I've seen involves getting tiles back, so you can ...
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How to write a custom canvas item for SVG marker by subclassing QgsMapCanvasItem in QGIS?

I want to subclass QgsMapCanvasItem for SVG marker in QGIS, I looked up a similar topic in stackexchange and QGIS mailing list, I found that this is similar to mine, I did exactly what @Nathan W did. ...
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Can I use the Google Elevation API for academic research (licensing)?

I would like to use the Google Elevation API to generate about 5 elevation maps for master's degree research on aircraft collision avoidance. The data would be meshed and used in simulation to ...
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How to develop a real-time navigation App using QGIS API?

I want to develop a navigation application based on QGIS using C++, for live tracking. I think it is quite normal for GIS to do such things, especially QGIS as it is a very mature GIS platform. But ...
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How to create a svg item onto Map Canvas in QGIS API?

I'm working on a project with QGIS-2.4.0 API using C++. I need to load some svg files to the application for displaying as symbols. QGIS API has a class named QgsMapCanvasItem, which is an abstract ...
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Finding equivalent API-supported data to the 2000 Census

I'm having some difficulty choosing Census datasets for a project that involve various SES measures at the block-group level. I'll be looking at things like median household income and percentage of ...