Bing maps is a web mapping service provided as a part of Microsoft's Bing suite of search engines and powered by the Bing Maps for Enterprise framework.

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How to add Basemaps from Google or Bing in QGIS?

Like ArcGIS Desktop has the option of using basemaps from ArcGIS online, does QGIS have any such options?
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What is the current Web Mercator projection code?

The web mercator projection, popularised by Google Maps, seems to be given a new EPSG code every couple of years. EPSG:900913 (Google in calculator text) was an unofficial code EPSG:3785 - is the ...
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Performance of google map tile creation processes

I know that question is rather vague but please bear w/me. I'm trying to get an idea of what sort of product performance - specifically timing - people have seen for various methodologies they have ...
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Coordinates of upper left corner in the world file?

According to Wikipedia and ESRI last two lines in the world file represent x and y coordinates of center of upper left pixel. Now, if I have a world file like this: 32.0 0.0 0.0 -32.0 691200.0 ...
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Cache tiles for offline use of Google/Bing aerial maps

I am currently working on a project where QGIS is used for creating and editing vector data and requires a Google or Bing aerial photo layer as a basemap. I can add Google satellite/Bing aerial ...
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Can I use QGIS plugins in PyQGIS as a stand alone script without iface?

Can I use a qgis plugin especially (openlayers plugin) in stand alone pyqgis script? I don't find examples, just code using iface but that cannot used in stand alone script.
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Zoom to see entire MapLayer in Bing Maps

If I have a MapLayer that I'm applying to Bing Maps where I have a list of coordinates, how can I zoom to see the full MapLayer (dynamically zoom to the proper size) and toggle between seeing the ...
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sharpmap overlay mapinfo on bing/google

I want to use sharpmap to overlay a mapinfo tab file onto google or bing. I have it working pretty much at the moment however the co-ordinates that bing/google show are in correct so my mapinfo file ...
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Importing Bing Maps into application using ArcGIS Engine?

I'd like to create an application using ArcGIS Engine 10. I want to import Bing Maps into my application as base map. I surf the internet but couldn't find any tools or API to import these maps to ...
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How do I use a layer of Bing / Google a “WebApplication” in “ArcGIS Server Manager”?

I'm using "ArcGIS Server." I want to publish a "WebApplication". I created a map of my city. I want to have as the background world map with satellite images of "BingMaps" or "GoogleMaps" or "ArcGIS ...