An application programming interface specific to Google Maps.

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How are Google serving up their Styled Maps?

As we all know, Google changed web mapping when they introduced Google Maps. At the time of writing this, tiled maps are now the norm with web mapping. For example, with ArcGIS Server, you cache ...
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Google Maps and Search for KML URL

Can anyone tell me how I could add the functionality as seen on google maps that allow users to specify a URL to a KML file in the search bar? I would like to include this in my own embedded map but ...
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How to Geocode 300,000 addresses on the fly?

I have a database which has 300,000 address, which are to be shown on map. I know if I geo-code all the address it will be too expensive for me. So I was wondering if it is possible to geo-code the ...
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Output polygon data from postGIS and read it on Google Maps API

So, I have a group of polygons stored in PostGIS. I'm trying to build a web application with Google Base maps (using Google Maps API). Now, How do i output the polygons in the right format so that ...
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Trigger geocoding without having to visit page

I'm using Google's geocoder to store results in database then display them on a map on another page. The problem is that each company profile page needs to be visited before it's geocoded. Is there a ...
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How to achieve an “inner glow” effect on polygons drawn using the Google Maps v3 javascript API?

Is it possible to produce an "inner glow" effect on polygons drawn using the Google Map v3 javascript API? If not possible using the vanilla Google Maps API, is there a 3rd party tool that can do it? ...
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Build your own Street View with Google Street View API

Is there is a way to upload my own panoramic images of our hours/building using Google Street View API, then use Google Street View Engine to navigate through them?
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Which GIS Software is Right for small manufacturing trends analysis?

I'm a graphic designer who has been tasked with choosing a mapping platform for the manufacturing company I work for. One of my colleagues began our project by using a trial version of ArcGIS to ...
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Create drive time polygon around a map point

I'd like to create a 30 min drive time polygon around 400 separate points I have plotted to google maps. I have discovered http://www.freemaptools.com/how-far-can-i-travel.htm but this seems to freak ...
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Existing ArcGIS Rest Services - What platform to use for building mapping application?

I have clients that have an existing ArcGIS Server. Map layers are published as rest services and I am going to build a mapping application that displays their datasets. Functionality should include ...
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How to find the nearest polygon from a given point?

Basically I have set of points [lat-long pairs] which defines different polygons on map. Now I have a coordinate [lat-long] from which I want to find the nearest polygon from that point. Any help ...
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Corner coordinates of Google static map tile

How to calculate the corner coordinates (bounding box) of a static Google Map image, fetched with e.g. ...
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Arrowhead in polyline google map v3

I would like to create a map, that shows a vehicle traveled path. The map should shows arrowhead for each turning. I need to show the map like this. I can create the map by following code var ...
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Changing projection in KML from Google Earth to Maps

I have created a bunch of map tiles for Google Maps mistakenly using the Google Earth projection. Is there a tool available to batch warp the KML files to the correct projection or will I need to ...
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Drawing polyline that grows as the car moves by taking data from MySql and PHP in Google API

I wanted to show the polyline on google Map as car moves with animation (like in this site: http://econym.org.uk/gmap/example_cartrip2.htm) by taking data from MySQL and PHP. For that i refered the ...
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How to implement Google Map to WordPress site?

I need to add Google Map with about 400 markers into WordPress site (into one page). Every marker needs to have info window with photo, description and link. It is really high number of markers, so ...
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What is the formula for calculating world coordinates for a given LatLng in Google maps?

I want to calculate a given LatLng to the world coordinate . I know I can use the internal projection of Google maps like this: var map=new google.maps.Map(...); ...
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How does Google Map API authenticate users?

They put a limit on the amount of map views, geocodes etc that can be done each day but in the documentation I can't find anywhere where they actually list how it is authenticated. My guess is it has ...
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Google Maps Decodepath change variable name

I have this code: var directionsService = new google.maps.DirectionsService(); var request = { origin : start, destination : end, travelMode : ...
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Can I use the Google Geocoding API to parse and standardize address data?

I need to parse single-field addresses into multiple fields such as address number, street name, street type, etc. Esri has the Standardize Addresses tool in the Geocoding Tools toolbox, but I am ...
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Are there any good libraries for visually creating simple Google Maps?

I'm working on a simple webapp that lets the journalists I work with easily construct styled Google maps. In short, I need an interface that lets users place markers, set zoomlevel and choose a ...
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Google Maps Polygon to WKT

I need to convert a Google Maps polygon object (can has multi paths and holes) to wkt string (multipolygon) at client. Then i'll able to save polygon as geography in Sql Server 2012. I tried Wicket ...
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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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Google Geocoder Lookup get postal code by country and city

I'm currently using Google Geocoder API to determine location data for my web service. It's important for me to get the postal code for a given country and city, but it's look like that Google is ...
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Is it possible to link Google maps API for business from Openlayers?

I want to know whether it is possible or not? to get Google's 3 layer types in openlayers, nothing more. Just I came across a web-page about supplying private key from openlayers to google maps for ...
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How to add markers to OSM base map in Google Maps API?

I am using the example from this webpage to display my maps: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Google_Maps_Example#More_examples (Example - Using Google Maps API v3 setting OSM as a base map layer) ...
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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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Is there a way to Collect Lat-Long in a Google Docs Form?

I'm helping out a small non profit. They are collecting some simple data using a Google Docs Form. The need to collect exact latlong (upto 5 meters accuracy is fine). Ideally the end user would ...
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Rendering geoJson polygons in google maps android apiv2

I'm in the process of publishing spatial data stored in a postgis database to a google maps based android app and am trying to put together a plan for rendering my data in the most efficient manner ...
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Can a google calendar go on a map?

Can a google calendar go on a google map? Is there a GeoRSS that can be consumed? Thanks! -mb
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Can I create a Styled Map for only one section of Google Maps?

I have been reading everything I can to find out how this can be done. It looks like the styled map applies only to the whole map, and I can't find a way to only apply it to a certain polygon region. ...
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How Do i Secure My KML files for a rails application?

I would want to keep my KML files to be secure or password protected. I am keeping them on a public server, and i dont want them to be accessible to anyone. I am using geoxml3, so any lock applied to ...
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All latitude and longitude within 1 mile circle area

I am trying to generate pins over the map of my database coordinates by using fusion table and I want to generate only within 1 mile area circle around the specific location. To get 1 mile area's ...
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Do the recent developments in the Google Maps API replace necessity of OpenLayers?

I think the main drawback of the Google Maps API is that we can't add our own vector data or raster imagery as one of the layers in the map. Is this correct? Or is there any alternative in the Google ...
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how to convert latitude, longitude projection from epsg:3857 to epsg:4326

I want to use geocode in our application. so that, I got Google geocoding API and could achieve with Google Maps. Problem is that I wanted to achieve the same with my own map which is having ...
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Reverse Geocoding - calculate every time, or store result in database?

Several questions, such as this one, discuss whether to store only lat/long in the database & calculate the street address every time it is needed, but they seem to miss a few points & seem to ...
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Openlayers Transform not transforming a point from EPSG 27700 to EPSG 4326

I am trying to add Google street view functionality to a Openlayers Map. I have started by using 3 divs to hold the Openlayers Map (which uses a local tilecached base map), a google api map and ...
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how feasible is building my own map server? providing GeoCoding, Directions and Navigation

My need is a heavy use of routing. same as Google's Directions API. I'm looking for a viable alternative to abusing google and paying them too much. how difficult is it to have my own server for that ...
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FME Server API - Retrieve Output file as a URL

I have a FME Server web workspace converting a file from SHP to KML, once it runs it outputs a kml file, I need to be able to take this file and drop into my web API google Map. Is there a way to ...
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How to retrieve historical imagery from web mapping services?

Is there a way to retrieve historical imagery from Google/Bing/Yandex mapping services through their APIs? For example, I'd like to show on my website imagery from 2005.
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How accurate is the google maps latitude and longitude I am using?

I am making a program that uses GPS location preferably from smart phone, laptop works too and compares it to a building, the points you in its general direction. I am making this web application ...
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When was the Google Earth API launched?

Do you know the date when google launched that API: https://developers.google.com/earth/
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KML with Google Maps : Google violates same origin policy?

Doesn’t Google Violate the same origin policy when it tries to access the KML files from a globally accessible server? The condition for Google maps to display the KML is that it should be globally ...
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How to get the mapserver url from ArcGIS Server

I have been creating some web-map applications using GoogleMaps Javascript API v3. I've been bringing in tiles from ArcGIS servers which is really easy using the API. The code below loads a sample ...
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Is it possible to query via bounding box in the Google Maps Static API?

We have a Qt program written in C++ to request wms tiles and display them. This works fine. Now we want to display imaginery from Google Maps and due to some restrictions in our program, we can't use ...
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Tiger Census data of 2013

I'm looking into geocoding U.S. locations without using Google or Bing. I found a service that geocodes according to the Tiger Census data of 2013. I have little knowledge about this Census and didn't ...
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How to use WKT in Google Map V3?

We have a shape with the following WKT. The problem with google map we normally extract out each of the lat and long value and put into an array and finally will do something like this. It works fine ...
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How to make editable polygons in Google Maps?

I've just recently started learning Google maps, JavaScript, etc., and have a few questions about a project that I'd like to do. I'm wanting to take some ESRI shapefiles, convert them to KML, and then ...
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How to use fusion tables to query data

I have two datasets on fusion tables. One is a points layer (libraries) and the other is a polygon layer (land parcels). How do I design a query using Google Maps/fusion table to figure out this ...
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Downloading Google Maps municipal geometry

When searching for a city on google maps, google is that smart it displays a geometry line on the boundary off the municipal. See this link: http://g.co/maps/23dz5 Is there a place in the google maps ...