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25 views

How to create GoogleMaps/OSM hyperlink for given bbox coordinates

I have extracted the bbox coordinates from a shapefile and want to create a hyperlink for google maps respectively OSM. When you click on the hyperlink the map should be zoomed to the bbox extend and ...
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Draw area from street borders

I have searched online for almost a week and can not find an answer to my issue. I need to generate polygons from street borders in a given city. I have downloaded data from openstreetmaps and ...
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Map-based online questionnair/survey

thank you for your advice and I made changes to my question; I am planning to create map-based online questionnair/survey for my master dissertation on bicyle safety. What I want to do is, asking my ...
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1answer
239 views

Does OpenStreetMap have property boundaries?

I want to move from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap. I was planning on using MapBox to create the tiles if that makes a difference. OpenStreetMap seems to lack property outlines, which Google Maps has. I ...
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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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107 views

Very basic drawing on a map

I have lat/lng, angle with North and a length of a polygone. I want to draw the polygone on a map. Like in this figure: And I want to adjust opacity of it in realtime. Which GIS or Map viewer I ...
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2answers
1k views

Offline map(google/openlayers) for HTML5(Angular) based hybrid application

I have a requirement where the customer has explicitly asked for offline support for the map. The rest of the application works well offline, but i am not sure how to get this done using Google or ...
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2answers
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Create Fantasy Map

I'm currently looking to create a Fantasy map and share it with my friends. We have the map designed already in flash to certain degrees of detail and able to export as a vector. We'd like it to be ...
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1answer
297 views

Get coordinates of a building with geocoding

I want to get the coordinates of a building with geocoding. At the moment I use the GeoCoder class for android to get from the selected address the coordinates, but these are not corresponding to the ...
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1answer
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GPS tracking and Web mapping?

We are developing a tracking software and we are the stage where we test the reliability of our location stigma on the following web-maps Google Map Nokia HERE Open Street Map (OSM) We observe ...
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2answers
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Can OpenStreetMap display train stations?

I don't have a car and move around on a bicycle. I thus often need to know what the closest train station is to a location I need to go to. I notice OSM displays airports in an obvious way, such as ...
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2answers
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OpenStreetMap display as simple as Google Maps?

I'm glad OpenStreetMap exists at all, but I find their display has way too much details. Here's an exemple of the same location: Is there a way to view OSM contents with the same level of details ...
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107 views

What are the pros and cons of each mashup baselayer? [closed]

I've been making some mashups recently in OpenLayers and find myself naturally favouring OpenStreetMap as a baselayer, I think this is mostly because I like the concept. I realised the other day that ...
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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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1answer
111 views

Create tiles given images and locations; convert markers to tiles

What I need I need to convert a list of markers to a tile layer I've been googleing without success how to do this. Anyone has faced this problem and has a nice easy solution? Why I need it I've ...
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1answer
823 views

Understanding the difference between coordinates projection in OSM and Google Maps

I'm looking at the coordinate differences between Google Maps and OSM. I'm a noob in the technicality behind GIS. Having read: EPSG 3857 or 4326 for GoogleMaps, OpenStreetMap and Leaflet How to ...
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1answer
722 views

Multiple response from nominatim service call (Geocoding) in openstreetMap

I am using OpenStreeMap with Google as layer, and for geocoding , nominatim service. Below, is my code. $.ajax({ url: "http://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/search?q=" + address + ...
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1answer
346 views

Way to add 1km x 1km UTM grid onto online map service

Is there any exist services or way to add 1km x 1km UTM grid onto online map service such as Google Maps or OpenStreetMap?
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EPSG 3857 or 4326 for GoogleMaps, OpenStreetMap and Leaflet

The discussion at What is the difference between WGS84 and EPSG4326? shows that 4326 is just the EPSG identifier of WGS84.. Wikipedia entries for Google Maps and OpenStreetMap shows that they both ...
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1answer
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Add bunch of numbered locations?

To avoid carrying books and optimize things while traveling, I like to build a Google Map with sights and cafés/restaurants. I usually print it on paper or keep a PDF in my phone so that I don't pay ...
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2answers
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Where can I get public transportation route information for USA?

I'm trying to find a list of public transit route information, mainly location of bus and train stops for the US. I've looked around at some of the Google products and openstreetmap but can't find ...
2
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1answer
260 views

How to integrate Openstreetmap in Rails3.2 using Mongodb?

I'm planning to use Open street map in my Rails app to track locations, Can any one guide how to integrate Open street map with Rails 3.2, using MongoDB. Thanks
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1answer
289 views

What is the best API to use GeoTools or uDig (for the context of my application)?

I am trying to develop a java application that displays : Google maps, Openstreetmap and Bing Map Data. So which is the best SDK to use in this contet Geotools or uDig ?
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66 views

Node rating like in Google Places?

Is there any tool or node/way tag in openstreetmap to obtain a POI rate as with the Google Places service ?(here nodes/places have a label/tag with the rating. e.g. <rating>3.2</rating>) ...
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1answer
550 views

How to adjust the difference between the coordinate from OpenStreetMap and Google Maps

I have downloaded the OSM from OpenStreeMap that came with all nodes from the map and their respective coordinates. Now I have to plot a node (latitude and longitude) on Google Maps, but all ...
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2answers
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Can I use Google Maps API and substitute Openstreet map as base layer?

This Question is based on below requirements. 1 - our application will need to use functionalities of Google Maps API like custom marker/Info pop up/Routing etc. 2 - our application wants to use ...
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2answers
307 views

Can I use Google maps tiles in OSM for Iran?

I use Google maps in my application but because this service has limitation (2500 request per day for Geocoding) I want to use OSM instead of Google maps. But OSM doesn't cover Iran as well as Google ...
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1answer
256 views

EPSG:3035 wms layer over google maps or OSM

Is it possible to put EPSG:3035 wms layer over google maps or OSM? I managed to do this, but my wms layer is placed differently then google maps or osm. I assume, google maps/osm uses different ...
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1answer
196 views

Simple GIS to Provide Urban Boundaries

I have an app built on top of Google Maps right now and everything works great. I want to add one feature that seems exceedingly difficult. On my site, I want users to be able to type "Boston, MA" or ...
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OpenStreetMap or Google Map Maker: where should I donate and volunteer my geographical knowledge?

I definitely know a lot about the places I visit and want to share it with everyone. I want to know if donating and volunteering at OpenStreetMap—which is where I have been helping—is a waste of time: ...
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1answer
271 views

Is it Better to Use Google Maps or OpenStreetMap When Dealing With Data Points in both Urban and Rural Areas?

My application tracks cancer-related trends across multiple US States. Most of the patient data in the application deals with people who live in poor, rural, or under-served regions. We want to start ...
3
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3answers
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How to calculate the optimal zoom-level to display two or more points on a map

We want to display several markers on a static map and want to calculate the optimal zoom-level like Google Maps does. We already calculated the bounding rectangle and the centerpoint of the map but ...
5
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1answer
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What is the best map provider solution for repetitive routing use?

[edit] What is the best solution in terms of cost effectiveness, stability & speed for running a lot of routing requests and comparing them. lots of times over and over? I understand now that it ...
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1answer
540 views

Open street map accuracy problem

I want to locate shops with open street map. For that I send a query to nominatim, a webservice which geocodes coordinates from addresses. I draw a marker at the returned coordinates, and it´s ...
5
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1answer
3k views

Google Map API 3 with OSM overlay

I'm using GeoXml3 to parse XML files in Google Map and would like to add OSM as custom maptype. I fiddled with this example but it hides completely the original Google layers. I've found a couple of ...
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1answer
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Add a OpenStreetMaps road data layer on Google Maps API v3

I've successfully embedded a Google Maps API v3 map on my site, and added OpenStreetMaps (OSM) as the base layer. Is it possible to use Google's tiles as the base layer, and then overlay street data ...
6
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1answer
641 views

Retrieve speed and number of Lanes in Google Maps API, OSM data or any other stream?

Is it possible to return the posted speed and number of lanes of a highway segment using Google Maps API, OSM data, or any other stream (paid for or free)?
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1answer
2k views

Draw route direction overlay on Google Maps or OpenLayers

I'd like to display the route direction generated from GraphServer on either Google Map or OpenLayers. The result I want is basically identical to how Google Map shows route directions, by ...
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5answers
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Quality of free geodata compared to commercial sources

What are the sources of excellent geo-location data as possessed by Google Maps ? I am wondering that, even with large amount of volunteer work involved, why is OSM data not comparable to theirs in ...