Best practice is a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means, and that is used as a benchmark.

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Color palette conventions

I wonder if there is a "unified" source for map color conventions, that GIS map builders are encouraged to follow? EDIT To clear up my question a bit. I'm more interested in the color <-with ...
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Looking for best practices for GIS file systems [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Organization and tidiness issues - How do you deal with multiple copies of layers? I'm trying to organize my GIS data in a file system. I work with DTED (0,1,2), raster ...
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What is the best practice for data management? [duplicate]

I have always been curious how other folks are storing their spatial data. Outside of an enterprise environment where much data is stored in enterprise geodatabases, is it better to store data per ...
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Is there a standardized or “most used” dummy Z value?

Creating and importing both 2D and 3D data, I have many times encountered the situation where I have no Z value for a coordinate set, that the value of a Z coordinate seems out of range (like -99, ...
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OpenLayers Handle Tile Load Failure

This is a question about a best practice. In my application, I am consuming a WMS layer. However, I would like to be able to gracefully fail if the service doesn't respond to a request. Instead of a ...