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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 ...
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Source for countries/country codes for the entire world?

Is there any Google API which would return all the countries in the world with the country code?
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Is it possible to get coordinates for locations from Google Map?

I wonder is it possible to get coordinates (of pins) from Google Map which is integrated in some website?
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How to use Google's Distance matrix on server side?

I am developing a web application wherein i need to find the closest bus-stop from a users location and mark it on a map. I have the list of bus-stops on my server. I am using Google's Distance Matrix ...
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Using Google Maps to track work per building and allowing users to manipulate that data

I work part time for a political campaign office, who are going door-to-door for several months at a time, all over a city. We need a system to track where we have been, and how long ago we were last ...
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Is it possible to export a layer with a related table to kml/kmz and view related data in Google Maps?

I have a polygon shapefile with a related table in ArcGIS 10. When I use the "Layer to KML" tool to export the shapefile and then load it into Google Maps, it doesn't see the related data. I would ...
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Map Info tab file in Google Map

In my asp.net 3.5 application , I'm using Google Map API v3. I want to draw layers using MapInfo Tab File and showing them on GOOGLE MAP ( API V3). Anyone have any idea about this . Thanks
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Getting Started with Map Server 6 and Google Maps

I'm relatively new to GIS, but what I'd like to do is display map layers on top of Google Maps. From what I understand, mapserver provides the tiles that can be overlaid onto a Google Maps page. I'm ...
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Is it possible to gray out a Google Maps map except for some area?

What i am looking for is a way to emphasize a certain area on a Google Maps map by graying out the rest of the world. I heard about some solution of using 2 polygons of which 1 is visible and the ...
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Why does this Mapserver layer not overlay correctly onto Google Maps?

I'm using mapserver to serve an overlay of weather data onto a google map (V2) and the weather data is not displaying where it should. The image below shows the problem i am having. The black lines ...
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How to Modify Polygons in GeoDjango?

Just getting acquainted with GeoDjango. Have Basic Tutorial app created with sample world data. In trying out the admin, I appreciate seeing the polygon on the map and a couple basic tools for adding ...
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Using a list of geographic locations, and determining the X closest locations to a user-defined location

I've got a list of geographical locations in an Excel spreadsheet. I want users to be able to search for a user-defined location, and then have the X number of closest locations from the list pulled ...
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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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Simplifying Shapefile using ArcGIS Desktop or alternative?

I have a shapefile that contains neighborhood boundaries that I want to simplify. Right now I am thinking of converting the shapefile to Google maps KML so I can insert the boundaries into the map as ...
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How to create a custom Balloon for Google Earth?

I just came across one question related to google maps in stackoverflow. Google Maps: How to create a custom InfoWindow? I really like the popup that they mentioned in the question and the image is ...
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How can I display this polygon in Google Maps, properly

NOTE: this question is sorta like a follow-on question to this original GIS Question I asked. In that question, the main suggestion was that I was trying to show two polys. Now, I'm asking about a ...
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Plotting 1M+ intensity reading as custom shapes with Google Maps

I currently have a database (Mongo, atm) holding roughly 1M points of data corresponding lat/lon/intensity values that I'd like to plot over a region using the Google Maps API. Ideally, I'd like to ...
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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 ...
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Best program for crowd-sourced polygons on Gmaps

Looking for a way to crowd-source polygon creation on GMaps (in a wiki environment) that doesn't involved ESRI's expensive server software. Requirements: - a bunch of different wiki pages can be ...
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MS SQL Server's STDistance output differs from Google Earth/Maps straight line distance

I am testing SQL Server STDistance function in the following way: DECLARE @g geography; DECLARE @h geography; SET @g = geography::STGeomFromText('POINT(53.553813 9.99158)', 4326); SET @h = ...
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How to toggle Fusion Tables layer on/off based on map scale?

In the Google Maps API v3 I'm displaying points derived from a Fusion Table by specifying a FusionTablesLayer Is it possible to set a minimum/maximum scale on this layer, so it turns off when zooming ...
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Transforming EPSG:3857 to EPSG:4326

I am new to gdal and have a simple question. I want to transform an image from OpenStreetMap projection to Nasa Blue Marble projection. What I understand is that OpenStreetMap projection is EPSG:3857 ...
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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 ...