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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looking for places-api that exposes qualitative data/tags like 'trendy' or 'casual' for a place

I'm looking for places-api that exposes qualitative data/tags like 'trendy' or 'casual' for a place. I hoped Foursquare would give me this but I believe it doesn't. It would be great to have tags ...
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How to collect tweets outside a given bounding box?

I checked the twitter API here. I know how to get tweets in United States within a bounding box such as: [-124.47,24.0,-66.56,49.3843]. How can I easily get all the tweets NOT in this bounding ...
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Where can I get free nautical route planner Data?

Please read - and understand - before closing; I do not yet have an answer. Thanks. I made a mistake. I phrased my original question so that it could be answered by recommending an application. It ...
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How to perform a cascaded combine from python script in QGIS?

I'm working with a large dataset, and I need to be able to combine up to 400,000 polygons. I have been using the QgsGeometry::combine(QgsGeometry* geometry) function and simply looping over all ...
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OSRM API - nearest point fed into routing

I am using the OSRM API to (1) determine the nearest point on a road segment from a give random point with http://server:5000/nearest?loc=_lat_,_lon_ The returned coordinates are used then as an ...
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I have n points, how do I find the closest one from a point p by road?

I'm currently working on a map with stores and clients. I want to find the closest store by road from a given client, with the aim of simulating the creation of a new store. Requirements: ...
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Cloudmade geocoding API: what are the volume limitations?

I'm trying to understand the TOS of the Cloudmade's Geocoding API, but it's not very clear. It says in section 6: use CloudMade APIs in a manner that exceeds request volumes that are set by ...
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Geocoding API Comparison

Is there a good updated source for comparing existing Geocoding APIs (i.e. Google, Mapquest) and their features? I'm really interested in their language support as well. For example, Google has ...
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3D maps on web application [duplicate]

1) Is there any web API which can show 3D trajectory below earth surface and can consume the ArcGIS feature service which can work closely with ArcGIS web platform. 2) Is there any way to publish ...
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How to create a suitable filtered .osm for osm2po using OpenStreetMap Overpass API?

I successfully created a (.osm) set suitable for routing in a desktop GIS over a large custom area thus keeping only primary network (way object) using the Overpass API (see below). I'm trying this ...
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upgrade from 1.3 to 3.3 javascript api for arcgis with jsviewer [duplicate]

I try to use jsviewer (v.1.0) in my application , but it doesn't work with JSAPI version uper than 1.3 . How can I work with both :jsviewer and the 3.3 JSAPI version? Thank you in advance
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jquery communication with arcgis services

I am working with the ArcGIS JavaScript API for my application. My app users are stored in a table published in a map service. Whenever a user wants to connect to the app, he needs to provide a ...
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Using the API of QSpatiaLite plugin

I am using the popular QSpatiaLite plugin for QGIS. Since I am creating and modifying SpatiaLite tables directly with Python (using pyspatialite), I wonder whether I can automate tasks such as ...
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intersect two shape files using QGIS API

I am trying to automate a process of a shape file. We are using google maps engine and we have limitation on number vertices in a shape file. so I am using a grid to split the shape files. In GUI , I ...
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Re-enabling a web service API call that has stopped working unexpectedly

so we have are running an instance of ArcGis Server, and have a handful of services running. These were set up by someone who is no longer working with the company. Some of them are built into ...
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Requesting styled Google Map tiles via URL

I'm not working with the Google Maps API but I'd still like to be able to request styled map tiles. Is it possible to request a styled Google Map tile via a URL similar to the slippy map URL format ...
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extract elevation values along a line using Google Elevation API

I note that there is the Google Elevation API. I see they have an example at the bottom showing an elevation profile for a line. Is there a premade service someone has put up on a website for me to ...
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How to request a limited no of features in Overpass api?

I am using Overpass api to query Building data from OpenStreetMap. the query string is like this (way[building](bbox);node(w););out body; This works really fine (the bounding box is specified by ...
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Where to find QGIS API documentation?

Where to find QGIS API documentation? Can someone please share a QGIS API documentation link, i couldn't find it anywhere on the site. please help thanks
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What Reliable Reverse Geocoding API Can I Use?

I am working in a company where our team requirement is to do reverse geocoding lookups. Below is our requirement. To give you more background, the 3 geolocation-related needs I have are as follows: ...
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Closest set of points to another set of (predefined) points

I have 10 sets of points which I call templates that I have manually classified from 0 to 10. Each point is a X, Y coordinate in a text file. Each template has 5-8 points. I have new sets of points ...
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Is the QGIS blog broken?

I would like to use the QGIS API in my own program to display maps .... So I thought I would find some tutorial here : http://hub.qgis.org/wiki/quantum-gis/Writing_custom_Applications_with_QGIS_API ...
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API for Real Time World Statistics

Does anyone know of an API (preferably free) that can provide real time world statistics such as Crude Birth Rate, Crude Death Rate, world/country population, or emails sent today as on the website ...
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How to download GeoTIFFs using the REST API in GeoServer 2.2?

I am using GeoServer (Version 2.2 Git Revision f5b5c35076b52d02eb9cca3fa3232bc17b5f6d80 Build Date 19-Sep-2012 18:33 GeoTools Version 8.2 (rev 704570474295e339c08d1ca140d884f23a8a03a3)) and I've got ...
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I am looking for a list of mapping libraries? [closed]

I am looking for the top APIs that I can use to display maps from a number of map servers/sources. (like openlayers and openscales). So are there any other popular APIs for other languages than ...
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What are the top best webmapping API clients? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comparison of JavaScript mapping libraries? I am looking for the top APIs that I can use to display maps from a number of map servers/sources. (like openlayers and ...
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How can I fix “ImportError: No module named qgis.core”?

First of all, I'm using Python 2.7.3, QGIS 1.8 (Lisboa) on Windows 7 pro 64 bits. Now let's go to the actual question: I have written some code (Python) that works well within the QGIS built in ...
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Load third-party APIs only when the corresponding map layer is requested?

OpenLayers allows multiple map layers to be hosted on a common platform. If the map application supports a wide variety of maps, say from Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, I find that upon initialization, ...
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programmatically create and publish geotiff layer in geoserver

We need to automatize process of creating datastore and publishing geotiff layer. Also, before publishing we need to change Declared SRS and to save Native Bounding Box to our database. Geotiff file ...
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Regarding property setMinScale(scale) and setMaxScale(scale) in ArcGIS Java script API

I am new to programming in JSAPI. I have two dynamic layers and I want to set the property setMinScale(scale) and setMaxScale(scale) to layers so how do I Set ? ex. I tried using ...
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How to export a shapefile through the Wikimapia API?

I am trying to download a kml file from Wikimapia containing information on quaters (districts), the very same information that is nicely available on Wikimapia. What I want to get at the end of the ...
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How to Add FileGDB driver to PyGDAL installation

I installed ArcGIS 10.0 and it installed Python 2.6.5 with it. Later, I installed pyGDAL using the windows installer within that Python installation. I cannot find a specific place where GDAL is ...
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'invalid parameters' on ArcGIS rest API used from Silverlight

I have an Silverlight application from which I'm trying to create new features to ArcGIS server. Every time I get error {\"error\":{\"code\":400,\"message\":\"Unable to complete ...
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How can i use MapServer service using arcgis api for silverlight?

Is it possible to use a service published from MapServer using ArcGis api for Silverlight ? for exemple : <esri:FeatureLayer ID="Schools Without Attendance Areas" ...
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Should I use OpenLayers or Leaflet?

I was debating with one of my collegues on OpenLayers v/s Leaflet. I made a point that OpenLayers is much better API if we wish to build a project, where you need direct connectivity to the Geoserver ...
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Spatial Rendering using ArcGIS Restful APIs

Always when I read the documentation, I always hear the term Restful APIs and ArcGIS Server using Restful Service to render the mxd hosted on the server. I am a bit unclear about what exactly does ...
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GeoServer REST API Issue: PUT HTTP Method

I've the function below which creates or replaces an existing layer group: public bool AddToLayerGroup(string layerGroupName, string layerName) { try { ...
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Using GeoServer REST API and C# to create Layer Group

Following information at this link in the section on creation of layer groups, I've created the method(C#): public bool AddToLayerGroup(string layerGroupName, string layerName) { ...
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GeoServer REST API Timeout Error

I'm trying to upload a 20MB shapefile using the REST API, but gets a timeout error. I can upload smaller files without problems. I'd like to be able to upload a shapefile of any size without ...
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GeoServer REST API: Creating Database Data Store does not persist password

I'm passing the XML created by the method below to a GeoServer REST API request that successfully creates a postGIS data store. However, password is not persisted. I have to update the password ...
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Where is the ArcGIS Workflow Manager REST API documentation?

I hope it is online and I'm just missing with my searches. I'm looking for this API documentation for 10.0 (but I will +1 answers relating to the 10.1 version):
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Global Geo Api places

I'm looking for a global geoapi for the places. I see Facebook places, google places, simplegeo, factual etc... Why not create an API that includes all places? Free and easily accessible as ...
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How to draw lines, dashed lines, routes and add images to the QGIS mapcanvas?

I need to draw a rectangle in a map canvas and inside it draw routed dashed lines and add small images to it. These actions are to be performed using the QGIS API. Is there any place with examples ...
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API to suggest nearby streets

For an app I'm developing, I want to use the phone's GPS to locate it. I then want it to list streets that are nearby. The customer might be in his back garden for example, and this may be closer to ...
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Cloudmade Web Maps API Geocoding Issue [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cloudmade Web Maps API Marker Clustering problem I'm at Geocoding in Cloudmade Web Maps API. I've the code below. Whenever I try to access the page, content of elements ...
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sending a XAPI-Request to the API-Server - over http

pretty new to Geo-Informatics so do not bear with me if my questions sound like newbie-questions: can i do some requests on POIs of Openstreetmap with XAPI. doing like so: i send a request to the ...
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Is there an easy common gis abstraction available in .Net

Is there an easy common gis abstraction available in the .Net programming world that cuts the dependency to a concrete gis implementation, e.g. to the esri silverlight/wpf sdk. ... for example ...
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google maps API v.2 to v.3 conversion

I want to go from http://www.zolnai.ca/WMS/whereintheworldV2.htm to http://www.zolnai.ca/WMS/whereintheworldV3.htm I went through Gmaps API documentation on code.google.com And added the changes that ...
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Free api to reverse geocode latitude, longitude to census tract?

I have a bunch of latitude,longitude coordinates (mostly city/town centroids) in the United States for which I'd like to find the containing census tract. For instance, input => nn.nnn, -nn.nnn ...
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How to insert reversed map with Google Maps API?

Is there a way to put map with Google Maps API to a website, but upside down? North must be down, and south up. Is there any possible way to do it? I really need to put map that way and I need really ...