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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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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Google Earth plugin deprecated. Which alternatives? [closed]

I've got a costumer of mine asking for an integration of the Google Earth Plugin to his website. From Google earth Plugin site I read this: Google Earth Plugin API has been deprecated as of ...
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Grouping map points into fixed cluster sizes?

I have a dataset of 655 lat/long pairs which I'd like to split into about 100 groups. A group should have 5-10 pairs which are geographically close to each other. Dense groups should have more ...
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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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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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Creating drive time polygon around map point? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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What platform to use for building mapping application using existing ArcGIS Rest Services? [closed]

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 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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Why is the Google Maps circle shape not matching to the distance calculated with PostgreSQL?

I am running a PostgreSQL 9.1 Database with PostGIS 1.5 extension. Several coordinates are stored in there with type GEOMETRY (SRID 4326). I'm building a web-application with Google Maps Javascript ...
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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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How to calculate polygon area considering slopes?

I am looking for an accurate algorithm or a service to calculate surface area on earth where points are calculated on the basis of GPS Coordinates. I am using Google Map Api version 3 and are drawing ...
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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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google.maps.ROADMAP doesn't show on OL unless I change base layer and re apply

I have web app with OL 2.13 and google street as base layer. Everything worked fine till couple of days ago, suddenly (without any change) the map loads white (no errors in console) and only if I load ...
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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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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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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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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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Hexagon binning using Google Maps

I have a bunch of geolocated points that I am looking to cluster on a google map using hexagons. These clusters will be stored in a db for quick retrieval and will be reduced to a single point and ...
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How to offset/displace overlapping lines in a web map?

I have a dataset of points representing a To/From status - something like distribution centres and delivery addresses. When the user clicks on a point I'd like to show the relationships between this ...
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Generating random points on a route

I am trying to generate random points on a route from one point to another. What I have till now is, given a source and a destination, I can get a route using Google's API. But how do I get the ...
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How to Geocode a Google SpreadSheet?

I have a spreadsheet in Google Docs with about 20-30 rows, with the following 6 columns : ID, Name, Address, Cell_No, Latitude, Longitude where the last two columns are empty. What is an easy way, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Google Streetview API overlays

Does anyone know if I can draw georeferenced polygons in the streetview api. I'm curious to know if anyone has successfully tried this. I see that custom overlays are allowed but I'm not sure if this ...
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Are there any web services providing country border data?

I am an Android developer (working in Java) and want to write a geographical quiz game. The quiz will need a list of countries and will randomly choose one to highlight on a map (probably using Google ...
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Zoom Change Event Listener with google maps api

I'm trying to create an event listener that turns off a google fusion layer once the map is zoomed in to a certain level. I'm pretty new to javascript and its google maps api, so any help is ...
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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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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 ...
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Calculate length and area with Google Maps API v3

Google Maps API v2 had great methods for lines and polygons to calculate length and area. v3 is lacking these methods (maybe just for now?). What other options do I have for calculating line length ...
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How to disable Google map zooming animation effect?

I am using Openlayers mapping library in my application. I have integrated Google map V3 & added other several WMS overlays, Vector layers etc. Every thing working fine. But I am facing big ...
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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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esri google maps api - Create a single GPolyline from an array of features

I'm using the esri google maps extension api... I have a esri.arcgis.gmaps.FeatureSet() (of type esriPolyline) containing an array of features (esri.arcgis.gmaps.Feature()). Is there a simple way ...
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How to get polygon boundaries of City in JSON from google maps api?

When searching Google Maps for a city, the city's administrative boundary is displayed. Is there a way to get the polygon boundaries of City in a JSON format using google maps api? If there is, how? ...
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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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google geocoding service combined with openlayers - not working

I'm trying to combine google's geocoding service with openlayers. So when a user types an address and hits enter, map zooms there and renders a simple point. I edited my code according to the previous ...
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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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How do I remove the terrain checkbox from Google Maps?

I don't mind having the map/satellite options, but I don't need the terrain option for my map. How do I disable just that? I don't see it documented well on ...