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Making an access plan with openstreetmap

What tool would be best to create an access plan (with directions written on roads, local zooms, etc.) from OpenStreetMap (preferably using the MapQuest Open map)?
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Why would labels not display in dynamic arcserver service?

I’ve got a dynamic map service running ArcGIS Server 9.3.1 that will periodically stop displaying labels for some features. When you access the service either through a web application, or ArcCatalog,...
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How to emulate this grayscale basemap look+feel in Google Maps

I love the design on the Development Seed homepage, where they've used a grayscale basemap with bold 3D-style graphic markers. It appears that they've used the ModestMaps API to create a tiled ...
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Which program that merges excel data onto shapefiles is easiest to use?

some options for merging looks like fusion tables, vizmaps, and these 2 http://mapbox.com/tilemill/docs/guides/joining-data/ http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.3/index.cfm?TopicName=About%...
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How to do bivariate or multicriteria line symbolization in QGIS?

Bonjour, je cherche à faire sur Qgis un tracé d'un itinéraire avec comme légende une couleur pour le type de route et la largeur du trait pour la fréquentation de cette route. J'ai vu qu'il était ...
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Is there a way to add system date in print composer?

Is there a way in the Print Composer of QGIS to create a label that will automatically update the date (systems date) instead of having a label that you have to manually have to update?
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Is there a simple way to create a new custom vector marker symbol for ArcMap?

I would like to create a set of custom marker symbols for environmental sampling locations. I need there to be "vector" marker symbols not picture symbols. I've tried picture marker symbols and there ...
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How to calculate forest area of a bitmap (jpeg) map?

I have a map of 1:50,000 scale map in .jpg format. Can i calculate the land area of forest,lakes etc from arcmap.Anybody can give me the step to do it? And I want to know what is the coordinate ...
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Need to create custom map based the spatial Database

I need to create a custom map in .net 2008 c# webapplication based the spatial database(sqlserver 2008) without using any third party tools For example in sqlserver 2008 i am create a map using this ...
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Is there a layout view in Quantum GIS?

Is there a layout view in Quantum GIS (something similar to ArcGis layout view) ? Anyway I am looking for tutorial or some good practices how i can prepare a nice map to print in Quantum GIS.
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Grid perspective tool

I'm not a cartographer, but want to use a map for my project from world atlas book. I scanned the map, but no matter how carefully it is scanned, it's perspective is slightly distorted and it's ...
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How to create polygon “stamps” and extend lines by fixed distance? in QGIS

This is related to Does QGIS have these CAD editing functions? Cadtools have solved a lot of the issues I had but I need the ability to see how long a line is while I am drawing an orthoganal polygon?...
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Looking for a colormap for SRTM like OCM Landscape

In Quantum GIS there's an OpenLayers plugin. I would very much like to use the same colormap/scheme/theme used in the OCM Landscape layer and apply it to SRTM image I have. I checked the the open ...
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How to improve the display of color images?

I've found some really nice color ramps for portraying rasters, but in ArcGIS and QGIS, they don't seem to be easily usable for a finished product because their complexity causes obvious steps rather ...
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How to plot approximate geospatial data on a historical map?

Our library is undertaking a project to map historical data regarding 18th and 19th century British and American printers and publishers. One of the problems that we have encountered is the different ...
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How to connnect two lines with different width so it looks good?

Simple question, how do you create a symbol with or without representation to connect two lines with different line width so it looks good? I need to have a smooth transition between the lines, ...
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MapFish Print: does it support ArcGIS Server?

we are looking for a map print solution, MapFish printing module quite fits. but as far as the searches I've done, it seems MapFish doesn't support ArcGIS Server. One thing I am not sure about is, ...
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Advanced colour palette for raster data

I'm working with satellite date namely chlorophyll and sst. Each geophysical parameter generally has standard colours to represent them. I'm importing geotiffs into Qgis and I'm having difficulty ...
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Export Data Driven Pages extents to Kmz

Is it possible to export the extents of DDP to KMZ using arcpy - Map to KML (Conversion)? Alternatively can we export each extent of a single DDP extent to a new mxd and then run arcpy.MapToKML_3d on ...
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Beautiful MapServer maps and their map files [closed]

Looking for beautiful MapServer produced maps and their associated map files to get insights from it. beautiful is subjective, quick definition: pleasant to look at such as maps from http://...
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Seeking a GIS for indoor mapping and direction finding

I've seen a few options for indoor GIS platforms such as Google's indoor mapping, implementations of OpenLayers, Open Street Map, and many other plausible solutions. There's even a post on here asking ...
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What are the essential elements of a cartouche, if any…?

I'm trying to design artistic cartouches for some maps that show traditional knowledge locations from specific First Nations in Canada so the cartouche's will reflect their Nation's identity, culture, ...
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Symbol Level in ArcGIS 9: 'Broken' look of symbols, how to resolve

I am using symbol levels in ArcMap to style roads so that I have a banded feel. My problem is that at intersections and sharp turns, the cartography gives a broken effect in the road. How can this be ...
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Opensource solutions for finishing maps

After seeing the $600 price tag for Adobe Illustrator, I am especially interested in learning open source solutions for finishing maps created in a GIS. What open source, or commonly available, ...
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How to capture data for mapping

Well it might be an newbie question but I can't find it In my project I need the paths in a campus but these paths are inexistents so I'm going to walk around and mapping (I don't know if it's the ...
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Accessibility Mapping

The realm of cartography depicts many facets of the physical space within both urban and non urban settings. Specifically within the urban setting lies the challenge of navigating spaces such as ...
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How best to map lines based on multiple attributes?

I need to plot lines onto a map to display road quality. I'm already using colours to distinguish between different road conditions, but I also need to display another factor - the survey origin. ...
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How to make an emf into a character marker symbol north arrow?

I have an emf that I would like to make into a North Arrow. How do I get the emf to be a Character Marker Symbol in ArcGIS 10?
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How to represent an imaginary flat world in QGIS without using a round-world CRS

Like one or two other users, I'm interested in using QGIS to map an imaginary flat world. A previous answer suggested simply refraining from defining a CRS for such a world, but I cannot seem to make ...
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Ideas for showing Land Use and Zoning on a Single Map

I was wondering if any of you had any creative ways to clearly show zoning and landuse together on a single map. I thought about showing one in a thick outline and the other in a fill with no outline ...
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How can I setup a simple web mapping system?

I'm new to mapping and GIS and I'd like to setup a mapping system to display informations on a map, I think the following could work but I'm not sure how good it is.. 1- I store my data (lat, lng etc)...
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PDF Output for Manifold 8

Does anyone have any recommendations for outputting a PDF of map from Manifold 8? The following printer drivers have all failed to output anything: CutePDF PDF995 eDoc Nitro PDF worked (after 3 ...
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Is there any swamps/marshes symbol using Quantum GIS?

I am having hard time to find nature symbols for polygons. Any tips to find more symbol (any plugins?)
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QGIS not reading colormap from hand-edited .qgs file

I have a set of rasters which store solar radiation incidence over the course of a year. In QGIS, I want to map the same extent, and with the same reference features, varying only the solar raster ...
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How to force polygons to the bottom, without compromizing drawing speed?

I have a large polygon dataset and no time to rebuild it to regoranize the Object IDs. Many polygons are drawing above others, blocking their symbol (for example on one side of the polygon). I tried ...
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How can I modify the tiles size in Openscales or other ways to boost the application performance

I am developing an application in Flex that uses Openscales and GeoServer in order to provide a map in the background. It works but the perfs aren't really good; even if everything is on the same ...
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Different level of detail(layers) on different zoom level at OpenLayers map

I want display different detail(layers) on different zoom level on OpenLayers map. I mean when zoom in should display lot of layers and when zoom out those unsuitable layers should hide automatically. ...
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Is there any extension to “optimize” the creation of maps in QGIS?

is there any extension to "optimize" the creation of maps in QGIS? i searched the repository, but found nothing useful, maybe i searched in a wrong way.. there are some things i am really missing: ...
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How should I correctly exaggerate a hillshade raster (ArcGIS10, Spatial Analyst)?

I once wanted to generalize a high resolution raster and instead of MEAN i accidentally selected the default SUM technique, using a cell factor 5 (Lidar DEM is 1m resolution). When I used this result ...
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How to create a user map from CSV?

I dont even know if QGIS is the right program for what I need.. What I need: I need a program with maps(Denmark to be specific), that I could feed with a database of users through a CSV file.. e.g. ...
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How can save and restore my map's extent with GeoExt?

I'm using GeoExt with OpenLayers and trying to save the extent of the map. while exploring the page, users can be able to save the extent and restore via their browsers. Here is the point that I'm ...
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sending a XAPI-Request to the API-Server - over http

pretty new to Geo-Informatics so do not bear with me if my questions sound like newbie-questions: can i do some requests on POIs of Openstreetmap with XAPI. doing like so: i send a request to the ...
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Python and Data driven pages - Advanced use

I need to make a number of maps where only one input changes (a layer with the range of a radio tower) and I want to add the layer, apply symbology, zoom to it, change the title to include the name of ...
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I would like to show points moving on a map by date

I would like to create a map where i can see points moving. I have table of points for example with a date column, A 01/01/2012 B 02/01/2012 C 03/01/2012 D 04/01/2012 E 05/01/2012 F 06/01/2012 I ...
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Most useful program to create an accurate city map for printing?

I googled around and several sources said this would be a good place to ask about mapping so here goes. Thanks in advance for reading! I want to make my own city map (specifically Paris) as a gift to ...
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Best way to build my own simple web-based map server

I've got a requirement for a project where I need some relatively simple mapping functionality on a web page. I'm familiar with the Google Maps APIs but unfortunately this is a project that will be ...
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Embedding slippy map in Access form

I have an access database which holds several sites. This is linked to a MapInfo TAB file which holds geometry for each site. I would like for our non-GIS users to be able to view the sites in an ...
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How to display Radius after Resizing a Feature in Openlayers

@captDragon has helped me with calling the coordinates of a polygon after I have resized or dragged the feature. Ineed the radius now, i have done a radius alert on my other map,Which works correctly, ...
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Which software to use for designing city plans?

Which software would you suggest I use for designing city plans? The result needs to be an image (jpeg) so georeferencing is not necessary. I have options like ArcGIS, AdobeInDesign, Adobe Illustrator....
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How to alter transparency by spatial location

I'm trying to create a map that has a all layers within a subject area having 0% transparency (full opaque), while features outside that area (defined by a polygon shapefile) having a reduced ...