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Calculate lat lon bounds for individual tile generated from gdal2tiles

I have multiple tile sources generated using gdal2tiles I'd like to present on the same map. So when presenting a tile I need to determine which source to serve it up from, checking against the ...
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Pan & Change Zoom to show Fusion Tables Query Results in Google Maps JavaScript API V3

I've created this map -- https://s3.amazonaws.com/pdb.files/lookup_auto2.html -- using Google Fusion Tables and Google Maps API. I'm attempting to modify the code so that the map will pan and zoom ...
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What are the requirements for using Google's GEvent?

For a current project, we need to know when a Google map is done loading all of its tiles. I found the following question, which was for the same basic problem: register event "loadend" on ...
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Calculating radius / buffer on EPSG 3785 in meters vs buffer in WGS 84 in meters

The goal is working in EPSG 3785 and in particular Google Maps, one wishes to render (on a tile) a circle of a given radius in meters. The rendering is done in pixels. I would guess that one could ...
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Map in an iFrame - open hyperlink from infoWindow in the calling page

I've got a Google Map being served inside an iFrame on a page (eg xxx.com/PageWithMap.html) The code for the Google map sits on another domain (eg yyy.com/MapCode.html) So it looks like this on ...
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How to restrict zoom levels in the Google Maps API

Is it possible, in the Google Maps API v3, to restrict the zoom to specific levels (eg 16 and 7)? In my case I wish to show city points at a global scale, then show suburb polygons when zoomed in - ...
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Map projection in OpenLayers

I want to overlay some data whose projection is WGS-84 on Google map layer in OpenLayers. But I just can't make them in the right place. I did as follows: map = new OpenLayers.Map('map', { ...
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How can I fix my complex Polygons so they show correctly in Google Maps?

Problem: I'm trying to find a way to fix some broken polygon shapes and I'm not sure how I can do this. Details: I've got a number of polygons which I basically imported from TIGERLINES a while ...
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What are some options for embedding Google Maps into a WordPress site?

Background A non-technical user would like me to embed a Google Map into a WordPress-powered site. She needs the ability to add markers using a simple mechanism, and to link those markers to pages ...
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How to cluster 2 datasets in Google Maps API V3?

I'd like to produce a map that shows thousands of Markers. I'm using Markersclusterer to show all these markers. Yesterday, I received another huge data set (completely different) and I'd like to see ...
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Google fusion tables: Fill in lon/lat columns via geocoded address

I have a list of 100 companies that I want to geocode. I have all of their addresses but none of their lon/lat coordinates. I have three columns related to location: Address Longitude Latitude Is ...
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Point in polygon algorithm for multiple polygons

I've a Google map with bunch of polygons on it. Here is a problem I'm interested in: Given a lat,lng point, what's the best way to determine all the polygons that this point lies in? The obvious way ...
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Can you query overlapping user-defined polygons at a given point in Google Maps?

I need to find out the limitation of working with the Google Maps API, and the possible solutions for doing semi-complex spatial comparisons. What I'm looking to achieve is a system of comparison ...
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Using Google Fusion Tables to read Wordpress database… which in turn creates map. Can it be done?

Is it possible for Google Fusion Tables to read my Wordpress database? If so, how? I have custom wordpress fields which contain addresses for several hundred companies. Ideally I want Google Fusion ...
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Why can't I “turn on” a map view in Google Earth?

Why can't I toggle between map view and satellite imagery in Google Earth as I can in Google Maps? Is there an easy way to add Map View to Google Earth?
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Why do FusionTable layers sometimes not work / slow down?

Fusion tables layers are great. I have uploaded some data and polygons of areas in Europe and most of the time they respond very fast. First thing in the morning (after prolonged inactivity I ...
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Google markers at same address not showing all markers

I've been working on this map - http://www.mediwales.com/mapping/test/ It's plotting companies fine and clustering them ok but a problem has arisen with companies in the same building with the same ...
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How to obfuscate data when using Google Maps?

I've been working on a google map (v3 of the api) that is plotting 120 markers or so (or will do shortly) - see http://www.mediwales.com/mapping. If you view the source the map data is for all the ...
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How to add address block on Google Mapmaker?

Is it possible to mark a block of addresses for example B-block, xyz colony, which is a logical block of addresses on Google Mapmaker? If possible, how do I do it? I want to add a polygon feature ...
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Is there any way to match images against google maps satellite view?

I've got an image that was snapped from google maps satellite view. I know the general location (within a county), but need to find the specific location of the top-down photo. Are there any tools ...
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google maps V3 : in javascript api, render route obtained with web api

I have to obtain route directions with the Google maps v3 WEB (http request) api (computations are made server-side, based on this data, without client interaction, so no JS available). Then, the ...
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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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How to display a geotiff-image with OpenLayers at the “right place”?

I'm just starting with OpenLayers. I have a georeferenced geotiff and the associated world file. Now I want to display this image as an Overlay and google-maps as baselayer with OpenLayers. Would be ...
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How to avoid Google map geocode limit?

I'm creating a custom google map that has 125 markers plotted via a cms. When loading the map I get this message: Geocode was not successful for the following reason: OVER_QUERY_LIMIT I'm pretty ...
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Integrate MarkerClusterer with Google Map V3

I'm having trouble getting the MarkerClusterer into my current Google Map (which has taken a long time to get this far!!). How can I combine the two? I'm using V3 of the api. Here's the example I'm ...
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Using Drop Markers and MarkerClusterer together?

I want to create a rather visually appealing representation of time-series data (Costco Store Locations w/ opening dates). My idea was to plot them on a map, in time-series, but it seems that the ...
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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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Given city and state, how to get the nearest zip code in US

We have a situation where user enters a city, state for which we need to find a corresponding zip code. In case there is no corresponding zip code, we are required to find a zip code that close to the ...
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Open source alternatives to Google's StreetView engine?

I am looking to create an open source javascript app using either Leaflet or OpenLayers. Is there any way to implement panoramic views (similar to Google's StreetView) into either of these, or any ...
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Choosing an aggregation strategy that will be spatially represented on a google map

I'm under an NDA so I cannot really get into specifics of what I am doing. But, suffice to say, I am taking a large amount of spatially-acquired data and drawing this data onto a Google Map surface ...
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Shapefiles for real world places [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any free administrative boundaries available as shapefiles? This is a follow up to my previous question How to highlight the area in google map on mouse hover. ...
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How to highlight the area in google map on mouse hover

I want to implement a feature in my app (gmap powered) to highlight the area on mouse over. Much like the functionality in wikimapia. Check out the pic or url But i could't find any info on how ...
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Where can i find free mapnik map styles with focus on waterways?

I am using Google maps for my map tiles. These tiles are very road oriented. As i am making an application for waterways i would like to change my map so that its main focus is on waterways. I have a ...
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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 ...
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How to overlay WFS output in GML format on a googlemap api v3 using GeoXML3

I would like to overlay a polygon layer on Google map API V3 from a WFS output file in GML2 format from a remote WFS server. No other output format is available in the WFS server. Is it possible to ...
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OpenLayers With StreetView Overlay

Im trying to add StreetView functionality to my OpenLayers web app, and would like to add the overlay showing StreetView availability to the map itself. I have seen an example of it being done ...
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What restrictions on KML/KMZ upload exist in Google Maps API v3?

I am currently using the google maps api v3 to load kml files into my web application. The file I am having trouble with is a KML which is 274 KB big. It will not load (uncompressed the file is ...
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Printing maps from OpenLayers with a Google Maps base layer

I need to implement an automatic pdf report generator on a web site. In the generated pdf file I need to insert images from maps extracted from OpenLayers with a Google Map base layer. On top of ...
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Why does one part of GML -> KML conversion not work on Google Maps?

Brand new to all of this, not even sure this is the right forum to ask in... I have a client who wants to visualise cancer incidence and mortality rates by local/unitary authority across Great ...
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WMS GetFeatureInfo and Google maps api V3

Is there a way to request GetFeatureInfo from a WMS service with the Google maps api v3?
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Using Google Maps or Bing Maps provided as WMS in MapInfo Professional?

Is there any way that I could use google maps or bing map or other free map provider as WMS in MapInfo Professional 10.0?
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How to generate a grid of horizontal equal-area rectangles in a Mercator projection?

I'm new to GIS so pardon my ignorance and bear with me. I'm generating a grid relative to a LonLat point. To make the cells all equal area, I'm creating it in 2163 projection. The problem is that when ...
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How to map our data with Google Map data

I want to add all the bus route data and create a route finding app for my country since Google map has no data about bus routes in my country but with JavaScript API i could get the shortest path ...
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Georeferencing with Quantum GIS and reprojecting to EPSG:900913

I'm trying to reproject a map to EPSG:900913 The image I'm reprojecting is the following http://i.imgur.com/HmfLW.png I'm using the cities as reference points obtaining the coordinates from Google ...
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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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Rendering 3D timezones KML on a 2D map

I'm trying to render a KML layer (with timezones) in Google Maps API v3. The KML layer works fine in 3D (in Google Earth), but when I render it in 2D, the timezone lines that meet at the North Pole ...
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Why has Web Mercator (auxiliary sphere) become the web map standard?

I understand what the difference is between the Web Mercator projection and Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (WMAS). I also understand that both Google and Esri have adopted this projection as their ...
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Looking for a Provider of UK boundary data

I'm working on a web project centered around the input and mapping of GIS data. We have a need to display polygons of town boundaries. The RightMove.co.uk website has and uses this data: ...
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How to export KML from points plotted in javascript Google Maps API

I want to export a KML file from points plotted in Javascript using the Google Maps API. Is there a way to do this? I would like the user to be able to log in and see Google Maps, then plot points on ...
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are there any shapefiles for a simple road network of the UK that are similar to what you would find on google maps?

I wish to add a shapefile to ArcMap that displays a road network which is similar to what you may find on google maps. I dont require a detailed ordnance survey map, just the roads