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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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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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Satellite Imagery Providers

I'm building a web application - my requirements are: Must have global satellite imagery. Must have easy to use API's that are capable of geoJSON data imports, mouse and keyboard gestures, etc. To ...
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Does Bing Maps 7 support KML?

I'm having no luck finding examples. I've found code like that below but this is for earlier versions. shapeLayer = new VEShapeLayer(); shapeSpec = new ...
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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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How to determine the date of the Bing imagery for an area?

Is it possible to determine how current the Bing imagery for a certain area is? I've checked the community blog and searched through the monthly updates, but I could not find my study area. I found ...
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Is it possible to access the Bing Maps “dark” mode in the ArcGIS JS API?

Stamen Designs have made a beautiful Hurricane Tracker application which uses a "dark" mode of the Bing Maps backdrop. This is perfect for directing people's attention to the overlay rather than ...
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Is it possible to access older Bing imagery in ArcGIS 10

I've been using the Bing basemaps in ArcGIS 10. I'm studying bird ecology and have been overlaying bird GPS locations on to Bing imagery to see where the birds go and what habitats they chose. The ...
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How to export Bing Maps layers to Pdf with Arcmap - and get appropriate resolution?

I've got a GP service that creates a new mxd, adds Bing Layers to it, zooms to a particular extent, then exports a pdf. Sometimes (when the network is slow, I suspect) the resulting pdf has a mixture ...
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bing Basemap Missing

3/26/2014 - Since writing this question, a patch has been released. It can be found here: http://support.esri.com/en/downloads/patches-servicepacks/view/productid/160/metaid/2003 The bing ...
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Why is using Bing Maps with QGIS free but not with ArcGIS?

Since the end of 2013 a free use of Bing Maps in ArcGIS is no longer possible. You have to obtain a Bing Maps key directly from Microsoft. In QGIS (with OpenLayers plugin) it is possible to use Bing ...
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Does Bing maps silverlight API work on Windows phone 7?

Has anyone seen any good resources on using Bing Maps Silverlight APIs on WP7?
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Layer misalignment with UK Ordnance Survey data and OpenLayers

I am in the UK and my QGIS projects are based on UK Ordnance Survey mapping data and are set up in EPSG:27700. Whenever I have tried dropping an OpenLayers layer (Google Satellite/Bing Maps Aerial) in ...
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How to display dynamic raster (lidar) data on a Web map?

I have some high quality LiDAR data. I need to process it dynamically, and update a field (not elevation field) depending on my input and elevation at that point. Once this is done, I need to display ...
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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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Can I publish a Bing map from OpenLayer Plugin in my thesis?

I have QuantumGIS 1.8.0. I made a map that I'd like to use in my thesis. I made it using Bing road layer map. I found it in open layers plugin. Do I have the rights to publish the map as a part of my ...
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Grayscale Bing Basemap - Is it possible in ArcMap?

Is it possible to achieve a grayscale look for the Bing basemap in ArcMap 10? I noticed that its possible with the maps hosted by ESRI since we can access the server that is hosting them. I haven't ...
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Bing's geocoder with GeoPy not returning a zipcode

I'm just getting started with GeoPy and have been running some tests to determine the quality of the different available geocoders. I have noticed that Bing's geocoder is more accurate than Google's ...
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Does the Bing Maps API have a distance to coast service?

Does the Bing API contain a distance to coast service from an address? All we need to do is calculate the distance to a major coastline (Atlantic or Gulf of Mexico).
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OpenLayers with Google, Bing & MapQuest - Does it violate the terms of service?

to my understanding, you are not allowed to use the Google Maps API to display Google and Bing maps (Layer Toggle) (From the terms of service). However, I'm unclear if I can have an OpenLayers map ...
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Open a location in Bing Maps 3D

Does anyone know how I can link to a location in Bing Maps and have it open in 3D mode? A link formatted like this: ...
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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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Retrieve road segment from Google or Bing Maps

Let me see if I would be able to explain this correctly... Both Bing and Google Map geocoders can return you and a point given an address. Is there any way to retrieve an 'address range' instead i.e. ...
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Can we have a local BingMap server or Google Earth server?

Is it possible to have all the map data come from local server instead of Google Earth or Bing Map but still use their tools as front end. For example Bing Map control (from their SDK) would be ...
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Web map graphics and performance optimization

With a web map (in this case, Bing Ajax API v7), what's more important for performance - the number of individual map shapes/graphics drawn on the map, or the total number of vertices drawn on the ...
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Incorrect GeoCoordinate at Random

Sometimes when the device is pulling coordinates with the GeoPositionAccuracy set to High and the MovementThreshold set to 0, the GeoCoordinate that is captured is further away and not inline with the ...
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MapInfo Bing Aerial resolution/scale

I am using MapInfo to display some Bing aerial photos. It seems as if it is using the wrong scale of imagery - they look blurred, as if the image has been enlarged. Is there a way to force it to use ...
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Are there trade offs between using a geohash vs using a quadkey as a spatial index?

QuadKey Bing Maps uses a quadkey structure for their tiling scheme. Here is an overview of the concept http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb259689.aspx. GeoHash A geohash seems to be the more ...
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Plotting multiple addresses with distance to specific POI

I'm not sure if this is the correct place for this question but here goes. I am getting ready to move to a different city. Right now I have about 80 houses to choose from. One of my parameters for ...
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Can OpenLayers request different language tiles from map providers (eg Bing or Google)?

If I am in the US and my browser locale is en-US, I'll get English language maps by default from Bing. Same thing if I access Bing tiles with OpenLayers. If I change my country/region to (for ...
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Does Bing Maps have a 3D mode?

The following wikipedia page says that 3d mode in bing maps was discontinued http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_web_map_services Whats the reason for that? Is there any official ...
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How to convert a bing maps quadkey to mercator coordinates

How do you convert a bing maps quad key, such as "03200320023" to coordinates in mercator virtual earth (epsg 3857) coordinate system? I've got an algorithm to convert to coordinates in latitude ...
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Metadata for Bing Maps Aerial in ArcGIS

Is there a way to dynamically pull up metadata on the Bing Maps Aerial web mapping service in ArcGIS? I am working at a 1:245 scale across various locations in OR and CA and need to know if Bing's ...
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Can Bing base layers be used with the Mapfish / Geoserver print plugin?

After being able to solve most of my problems just be lurking, I find I now need to come into the light for this one. The headline is pretty explicit. I have been unable to use the mapfish print ...
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Bing Map Aerial Question

I am aware of Microsoft Bing Maps Aerial licensing changes with ArcGIS for Desktop at the end of this year. My question here is why I have two different ArcMap I saved had them in it. One was able ...
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How to parse and display KML on Bing maps under SSL

This may seem like a simple question at first, but let me explain. We have several mapping solutions, however one is strictly Bing maps (v6) based. "Use open layers" will not be a possible solution ...
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how to prevent a mixture of “old” and “new” Bing Maps tiles

The Bing Maps blog states that the "new" Bing Maps style will be implemented today. I'm seeing a strange mixture of old and new tiles when using the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API (use this sample to ...
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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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Extract a polyline f rom a geoserver shapefile

I've been Googling my question for 3-4 hours now but I couldn't come up with an answer. So I have a GeoServer which contains a shape file with some roads on it. Is it possible to programmatically ...
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qgis and embedded ajax (bing map)

I need to load in a docked QWebView this html: < html > < body > < iframe width="100%" height="499" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" ...
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Strange structures appear inside dry river in Egypt [closed]

Browsing Google maps site reveal some strange structures inside one of the dry rivers in Egypt near Quesser , what is really interesting is that those structures do not appear on Bing maps . ...
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How to embed a coordinate pair within URL to search OpenStreetMap, Google, Yahoo or Bing Maps

Is there a way to embed a latitude longitude coordinate pair within a url link to search for a location on either OpenStreetMap, Google and/or Bing Maps? I'd like to use the url link within Excel, ...
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How to restrict zoom levels based on Bing Map availability?

Background My site is built on ArcGIS Server 10 with the JavaScript API 2.3, and uses Bing Maps as the background mapping. Although the site is aimed at NSW, Australia we allow the user to zoom ...
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Place names on maps - why big differences between OSM, Bing and Google? [closed]

The following observations are from clicking between Chrome tabs. Managua, Nicaragua: At zoom 12 with Google Maps, I get about 40 place names. At 12 zoom on OSM, I get about 17, and only two of them ...
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Problem overlaying WFS on top of Bing maps using OpenLayers

I have a simple set of 99 polygons loaded into GeoServer from PostGIS. They were loaded from GeoJSON using ogr2ogr. (I'm using OpenGeo Suite 3.1 if it matters.) When I go to the layer preview and ...
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Compute Shortest Distance(s) between two points

I am using Mapinfo 11. I want user to be able to find shortest route between two points so that user can travel from point A to point B using these path. Any Idea how to achieve this? Edit: I need to ...
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How to display Lidar Data in ee0 (Interchange File) on Maps

Hi I have Lidar data in ee0 files (interchange files). Can i ovaerlay them on some maps like say Bing Maps or Geoserver with Open Layers? If yes whats the right way of doing it? Thanks
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ArcGIS for Windows Phone with Bing maps and shape files

I have a set of shape files that I want to display on a map along with satellite imagery. I currently use ThinkGeo for this sort of thing on Windows. I'm writing a Windows Phone app that must ...
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Bing Map Tiles 3D buildings

When I view bing maps in the browser 3d buildings are displayed If I load BingMap tiles using their API or in OpenLayers, leaflet etc, no buildings are displayed. Are the maps tiles with 3D ...