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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I need information on a geocoding service that hosts and provides validation for addresses?

My company is looking to find a new service that can host our GIS parcel data, offer validation when addresses are entered from our site, and return owner name in addition to custom location data. ...
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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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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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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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problem with qgsmaptoolpan

i am using the c++ api qgis 2.8.2 i have a strange problem when i want to use the pantool for my canvas i used this code : mpPanTool = new QgsMapToolPan((QgsMapCanvas*)mpMapCanvas); ...
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Nominatim does not respect countrycode

Possible duplicate I have a question about Nominatim, but the OSM forum currently does not accept new registrations... I want to limit my search results to a specific country, so I am using the ...
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Where can I find a list with beaches which include coordinates?

I use World Weather Online marine API to get wave height of different beaches. This API provide data by coordinates and I need a list with coordinates of beaches.
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Google Earth plugin deprecated. Which alternatives? [closed]

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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pinchZoom with qgis 2.82 and qt

I am working with qgis 2.8.2 c++ api and qt4.8.5 in my project i had to implement the pinchzoom because i use a 27" touch screen i am looking for information on how to use the qgis lib with the qt ...
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Creating Interactive Web Map? [duplicate]

After a bit of help. I am looking at creating an interactive map for a website. There seem to be hundreds of different ways of approaching this. Wondering if anyones got any really good examples of a ...
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Creation of buffer area of 20mtrs upon click event on the base layer

I have a base layer upon which i wish to import a kml with certain lat lons and create a buffer region of 20mtrs around any point upon click event. i got google api for the same but want openlayers ...
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Using historical imagery Google Maps API for Business

Is there a way using Google Maps API for Business to see historical aerial imagery, like you can in Google Earth Pro, with the slider bar they have at the top of GEP?
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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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Where I can find API for Countries, States, Cities and airports

I'm looking for an API or data source (or multiple sources) that provide the following information: Countries Information: ISO code, Region, Capital, population, languages, currencies and climate. ...
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Possible to base GIS layers on results of calling API

Is it possible to call an API which returns spatial data as JSON, GML, XML for example and use it as as data source within QGIS or other GIS? I don't know enough about APIs to understand if I am ...
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options for using “identify” command with public api

Disclaimer: I'm new to GIS Goal: Create a report of how many customers we have in each senate district. Progress: I found this utility from the state of Missouri which allows me to search for an ...
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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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Static maps API that serves roads/labels without basemap?

I am looking for a static maps API (similar to https://www.mapbox.com/developers/api/static/ ) that can serve the map without an underlying base layer. My intention is to generate images with the ...
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Is there a Geonetwork API to create a user

I would like to build a bit of custom code around geonetwork where I want to reuse existing database from gn. For my usecase it would be nice if users could register on a custom site and then use the ...
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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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OSM server tiles and Overpass API

I'm a beginner in Openstreetmap, and I have some questions I didn't find answer yet. I created my own server tile through this tutorial: ...
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JavaScript library to read data from a WFS server?

Is there a JavaScript library available to read data from a WFS server?
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problem with my zoomIn or ZoomOu

i am using qgis 2.8.2 and qt4.8.5 i have a problem when i call zoomIn or ZoomOut, the raster on canvas is reduce or zoomed but : - the raster size change - it disaprar - it appear again but 3 to 5 ...
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the renderering of mapcanvas is still active

i am working with qgis c++ api 2.8.2 and qt4.8.5 i want to disable the rendering during zoom in or zoom out fonction in order to have a fast zoom i try to use : MyMapCanvas->stopRendering(); ...
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Is there a WebAPI to get latlong from PLSS Data?

I'm creating a Website, where users need to enter Principal, Township, Range & Section, and the map needs to be taken to that area. I have looked at the PLSS data here: ...
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OpenLayers 3 XYZ layer issues with OpenRailwayMap

Code with issue on Codepen - Having successfully integrated the OpenRailwayMap API into Leaflet, I wanted to use OpenLayers instead and followed the API instructions, but am getting an error: " Cannot ...
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What reliable GeoCoding service would you recommend me?

I'm looking for a web service providing a full address based on coordinates (and reverse). I'm ready to pay for that service. I don't want to use Google's API.
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Opensource Geocoding APIs

I am in need of a geocoding api to use in my application. I tried google maps api but it restricts 10 requests per second. The thing is place names will be there in my csv file and it should geocode ...
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Get all locations of Panoramio photos in a given extent

To create a visual quality heat map I'm trying to get a list of all Panoramio photos in an about 2000 Km2 wide study area. My idea is to perform a density analysis in GIS on a point shapefile ...
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Which GIS Map server software to use? [duplicate]

I want to build a small GIS web application, but i am really confused over which GIS map server software to use. I am not sure whether to build my own map server or there are any online services which ...
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Twitter REST API missing geo-tagged tweets from Europe

I used twitter's REST API to get few thousands tweets from last two days. Everything went ok, but when I put tweets on the map, there is empty "box-like" area (no tweets for almost entire Europe - ...
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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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QGIS — Create and move point using external python in an offline environment [closed]

I'm pretty new to QGIS and GIS. I have an python application that get periodically position [lat,long,height] updates of several moving objects. The idea is that the existing application sends the ...
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How can I remove feature selection from my layeroverlay in mapguide API?

I can add feature to my layeroverlay on mapguide API, but I don't know how to remove it. Can you help me find a method to remove a feature from a selection ? This is how i add features to my layer : ...
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What GIS API is slaveryfootprint using for this survey question?

I was taking the slaveryfootprint.org survey, and their question 1 is awesome: http://slaveryfootprint.org//survey/#where_do_you_live You type in a city, and the svg map locates it. If it doesn't ...
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Public transport drive times in Europe/ Germany possible with Deutsche Bahn?

Background: There are many data sources for calculating drive times for driving, walking or cycling, for example Google Maps DistanceMatrix, ESRIS WebServices (no bicycle at the moment) etc. They all ...
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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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What are the advantages of using Rails for a GIS/mapping application? [closed]

I've heard some good things about Rails, but I don't know much about it yet. There are only a few questions about Rails on GIS.SE (and there's not even a Rails tag). Is it worthwhile to learn about ...
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How do various JavaScript mapping libraries compare?

I am working on a web-based mapping system and I'm trying to figure out the best/most appropriate library to use. There are a few of them about and they each have pros and cons. Even after trying a ...
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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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how to rotate a symbol

I am working in c++/python/QT 4.5 with the api qgis 2.8.2 My application receive data from a communication port that indicate the change of position of an object diplayed on the map and represented ...
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How to change programmatically the value of attribute in one of several feature in a vectorLayer

I have a vectorlayer that contains a lot of feature, I know that each feature has an unique Id Each of them has some propertie like coordinateX, coordinateY, color, name With a QTimer, each 2 sec I ...
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get latitude and longitude of each grid point in a grid with squared cells based on a given shapefile

I would like to draw a grid whose cells are all squared on a given shape file. The shape file has the information of U.S. map at zip code or county level. I need to create the squared grid (with a ...
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How to select a feature with the mouse click programmaticaly

I am working in c++/QT 4.8.5 and the api c++ qgis 2.8.2 In my application i had top select layer with the mouse click button to get attribute value and show them in a popup windows I see in the api ...
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2 cartodb maps in 1 html page (with cartodb.js and API code)

I need to use 2 cartodb maps on the same html page. I've done many test, but I'm a newbie with javascript and I've not find any way. Below my code: for one map it works, for two it doesn't. Thanks! ...
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Problem creating polygon in a layer

I am working in c++ qt4.8.5 and api qgis 2.8.2 c++. In my application I had to put polygon to define attractive zone. I found a great post in stackexchange (86812). I have based my on this post and on ...
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QGIS “project will be closed” signal

If there is a signal in QGIS emitted when a project is about to be closed (QGIS closing or some other project opening)? Want to programmatically save changes in layers if they are in edit mode.
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how to add vectorlayer in a mapcanvas with a raster

I am working in c++/qt4.8.5 with qgis api 2.8.2 For my application I had to load a raster in a mapcanvas, then with different action I had to add pint , line or polygon Is there a simply way to do ...
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How to re-render only a single layer on a mapcanvas?

In my application I have a mapcanvas that contains several layers. some of layers need to be updated or rendered again because data has been changed ( like the geometry or some attributes ) Is there ...
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Is there a API which return the geojson data for a countries borders?

Is there a simple free REST API where I can send the name or code of a country and get in return geojson data which highlights it's borders ? I'm writing an application where I will have a changing ...