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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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 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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Linestring to CartoDB api

I want to add a linestring to a CartoDB API web app for one time use, I have SQL statement being ran at the same time and just want the linestring in the SQL statement to be displayed.
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APIs to render custom WMTS source

We have a custom WMTS source which we want to show on Android and iOS. What would be my options to do this using native APIs (so no Leaflet or Open Layers)? An ideal API not only shows the maps but ...
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Display linestring on Cartodb with SQL

I have a Cartodb api for a separate map, I need to display a linestring for each time the sql is run, but not store the linestring in the database.
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Use Ushahidi api in another map using openlayers

I have a ushahidi deployment and i am using Openlayers + ushahidi api to show the reports in a separate map along with other features. i have queried the data from ushahidi api and made a vector ...
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Web API for reverse geocoding geographic features

Is there a free web API that can reverse geocode geographic feature names? I'm currently using the Google API, which will return political and street address info, but I would like to return the names ...
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GDAL C/C++ API and filtered pyramid tile generation

I have been tasked with adding functionality to an existing C++ developed toolset whereby a source dataset (typically a single GeoTIFF) needs to be split into tiles at various resolutions ('zoom' ...
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esri ArcGIS javascript api compatibility with Internet Explorer 7 and 8

I've developed a web map using esri arcgis javascript api version 3.8 and its not compatible with IE 7 or 8. I've advised the people who have reported this to update their version of IE but, if it ...
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geoprocessing libraries for Google Maps [closed]

Are there any GeoProcessing libraries that I can use with Google Maps to get some more advanced features?
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ArcGis Server Java script API error code 500 while using proxy.ashx on one particular server

I am looking for help with using proxy.ashx in Javascript API on one particular server at a client site. We have a GP service that the proxy is used to access (when request is more than 2048 ...
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Connecting a map to live data from Yahoo Finance

I have a vector world map and am trying to connect it to Yahoo Finance, Live, in such a way that: a) If a particular country's currency goes down, the map of that country will go RED and if it goes ...
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Communicate synchronously & continuously (coords, etc) from terminal to application-based mapping software such that updates are displayed live on map

I run a lot of spatial queries. Hundreds of thousands a week. While these things are running, it would be nice if I could see what (where, actually) my scripts are working with. Distance calculations, ...
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What alternatives do I have for Directions API other than Google Maps and MapQuest?

I need an API, other than the two below that, given the starting point and possibly the ending point, will re-order a list of waypoints by the shortest, fastest or optimized route: Google Directions ...
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Geoserver api: how to determine a layers respective workspace?

I am using the geoserver api to find information about layers that are available. I am using: http://localhost/geoserver/rest/layers.json to get a dynamic list of all layers. If I then select a ...
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Write WKT/WKB to File Geodatabase using FGDB API

Is there a way to set the geometry of a row using either WKT or WKB with the File Geodatabase API? Is there any other way to write spatial data to the file gdb using the fgdb api without having to go ...
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Is there a “yellow pages” web service for Europe?

I need to put some European businesses on a map, but I only know the country of these businesses. I am looking for a way to obtain a lat/lon position or an address for each. What "yellow pages" web ...
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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 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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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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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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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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I am looking for a library or API to do vector overlay for two map layer (shapefiles or GML files)

I need to perform vector overlay operation on any two map layers as ArcGIS and Grass GIS performs. I am wondering is there any API or library ( in C, C++ or Java) so that I can use that third party ...
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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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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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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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What technology does google analytics use to show the map?

Does anyone know what technology is used by google analytics in the Geo location tab? It looks like a combination of image and vector. Is it WMS & WFS or something else?
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CartoDB create layer at runtime

I'm almost totally new to CartoDB. I've been looking around and read the api reference, but there seems not to be what I'm looking for. What I want to do is to "Create visualizations at runtime". ...
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Need help with ArcMAP API to find coordinates of points in point shape file

I need to find some reference or even C#.Net example code of how to use the ArcMAP 10.2 programmers API. I have got a CSV file with X, Y and Elevation coordinates of soil samples and I want to write ...
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Unable to make infowindow work in CartoDB runtime layer

I'm trying to personalize a layer created with CartoDB. The layer is created at runtime and the problem is that I cannot make work even easy things like custom infowindow or legends or click ...
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How can I extend L.mapbox.legendControl?

I'm trying to override legendControl.onAdd, but I can't seem to do it early enough. I can override the other functions, since they're fired after map init, but I can't seem to change the prototype? ...
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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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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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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 Add a QgsSvgMarkerSymbolLayerV2 to VectorLayer in Qgis?

I'm using Qgis2.4.0 API to develop a C++ application. I want to add a svg symbol to a vector layer. Here is what I have already done: add vector, then add symbol. But I get stuck dong this. Here is my ...
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How to find variable names for SF1 Census files

I'm trying to to read the 2010 Census data so that I can link some of my research data to geographic information. Ideally I would like to use census tract data and other covariates. I've downloaded ...
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Mapquest directions API in ArcGIS javascript webmap application

I'm trying to build a webmap application using the ArcGIS JavaScript API. A functionality I would like to include is driving directions from a current GPS location to a feature in my feature service. ...
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“US NED” OnEarth JPL NASA Tiled WMS working?

I am working on developing a computer software application that displays a 3D terrain based on the 30m elevation data for USA. I am using the OnEarth JPL NASA Tiled WMS for fetching the elevation ...
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Is the QGIS API suitable for my application

I am working on an Linux/QT application that includes a real-time map based display of multiple robotic vehicle positions, where the positions are derived from a variety of sources--some are GPS, ...
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Geocortex Viewer: Running a Workflow with Arguments

I have a webpage with the Silverlight Geocortex Viewer embedded in it. Through the browser's developer console, I can run commands through it such as ...
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How to use Javascript Esri map as GPS Tracking?

I have an android application that get the gps coordinates of the device and stores it in a remote mysql database. I want to use ajax to display the coordinates in a javascript api using esri. I just ...
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Programmatically set layer properties Python Init function

Is it possible to set the layer properties Python Init function field programmatically? I've been looking through the qgis 2.2 api but can't seem to find anything on it. Hint, suggestions and ...
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Is there a way to calculate driving time/driving duration with google maps api without considering the traffic situation?

I am currently using this VBA-Code, written by Jamie Bull, to calculate both, driving distance, as well as driving duration, between approx. 1.500 villages and a specific shopping center, using excel. ...
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How to hide features based selection using API for Silverlight?

my challenge is to, when i want to select feature on the map by the mouse the action must be zoom to the feature and all other features hidden in the same layer my application created by API for ...
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CartoDB - renamed table and changed API calls but still failing

I used the SQL API to make a new table with some data from an existing table. I also renamed all the API calls in my code to point to the new table. However, no point markers show up on my map now. ...
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overpass-api: data export into csv-formate

update; perhaps we can do this like so: to use Perl for text-mangling - so we can use the XML::Simple module. here's an example of a little script to parse your XML: see the Code: #!/usr/bin/perl ...
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Cross platform gis api wrapper architecture

I have a python class library for arcpy which is just a couple of class definitions with my common code attached as methods and properties so that I can do code centralization for stuff that I have ...
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How do I get a JSON list of all the visualizations in my CartoDB account?

I'd like to integrate all my CartoDB visualizations on a website, is there a way I can make a call and get them back as JSON?
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Custom infowindow exception in CartoDB

I'm building a runtime layer and til a couple of days ago my code was working. Since today it started giving me an exception that is causing subsequent code not to work. Uncaught ReferenceError: ...