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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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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Why aren't my basemap tiles showing up via ArcGIS Server

I have a leaflet js script referencing the ArcGIS server imagery api. The code worked fine up until about two days ago. Now when I click on the layer there's a gray background. I am using my local ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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: ...
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check if mapquest geocoding return no values

I use mapquest's geocoding api. I want to check if the request is sucessfull, but returned no data. I type vdfsbvdf54vdfd (just a silly string) in a form field and nothing happens. I expect an ...
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setSubsetString with limit?

I have a layer with couple thousands objects in QGIS and I would like to create a filter of the layer where result would be only one object. I would like to do it in console or plugin. I am using ...
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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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What happened to the DynamicLayerModel in the Android API?

We were using the Dynamic Layer model from the Alpha API and well, we are updating our large codebase and can't seem to find the DynamicLayerModel. Can someone point to where this went or how to just ...
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How to Query Parks in GeoNames and Combine it With a Polygon Layer?

I run a hiking site and would like to get parks where you can at least have a nice walk. That means they should not be playgrounds, stadiums, and probably be bigger than 3 square city blocks at least. ...