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Determine tile identity of tile set displayed on Google Maps/OpenStreetMap

I'm not sure if this is best way of approaching this, so I will explain where I'm coming from first. I want to load data onto my webpage containing a map based off a lat/long point. The only way I ...
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What's next if our KML is too big/complex for the Google Maps API?

Our web app includes simple mapping capabilities (currently just markers and KML overlays on an embedded Google Map). This works pretty well; the only real limitation we face is KML overlays that go ...
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Does Google Maps follow W3C guidelines for accessibility

Hello Does google maps conforms with the w3c accessibility recommendations(A,AA,AAA)? Cheers
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Satellite Imagery Providers

I'm building a web application - my requirements are: Must have global satellite imagery. Must have easy to use API's that are capable of geoJSON data imports, mouse and keyboard gestures, etc. To ...
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How to change the zoom on an embedded google mymap?

I embedded a google mymap in my website using the embed code they provide. However it is zoomed much too far out. How can I zoom it in? I added the second character (undrscore) so it would display. ...
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Select more than one place at a time in Google Earth?

I've got a Google Earth .kmz file opened in my copy of Google Earth 6.0.1.2032 running on Mac OS X 10.6.7. There are about 5000 points/"places" in the file and they show up fine. What I would like to ...
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Geowebcache does not displaying map tiles in EPSG:900913 from a remote WMS server

I connect Geowebcache to a remote WMS service through their Getcapability request by adding the url in geowebcache-servlet.xml document. Geowebcache demo page displays the list of wms layers from ...
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Highway Mile Markers to Lat and Lon?

Is there a way to search for highway mile markers on an existing mapping system and find the lat and lon?
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How can I get a KMZ file with image to show in Google My Maps?

Maybe this isn't possible but does anyone know a way I could get a KMZ file that includes a raster image to save into Google My Maps. I can get the KMZ to display fine with image by uploading it to ...
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How to create a 4096x4096 png from a 1440x720 data set using GDAL?

I'm having a bear of a time trying to do something that seems fairly straightforward. I'm trying to take a netcdf file from ftp://eclipse.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/OI-daily-v2/NetCDF/2011/AVHRR-AMSR/ and turn ...
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Interpolate points between coordinates for smooth animation in google maps or openmap

I have an application where we want to create an animated route based on recorded points. I have an example that use the google maps driving directions, however, we already have points and they are ...
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GIS newbie, How to georeference a jpeg metro map using OSS?

I have a metro map in jpeg format and I want to georeference it. My goal is to find GPS location of the metro stops and visualize them on google maps. Probably, the first step is to overlay the map ...
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Unexpected Result After Reprojection Attempt

I'm a member of a student team that is currently researching how to query raster information using PostGIS v2.0. Our raster's coordinate system is EPSG 2236 (NAD 83 / Florida East) and as we will be ...
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Performance of google map tile creation processes

I know that question is rather vague but please bear w/me. I'm trying to get an idea of what sort of product performance - specifically timing - people have seen for various methodologies they have ...
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How to setup GeoWebCache to produce same grid as GoogleMaps?

Is it possible to create gridSet in GeoWebCache which has same number of zoomlevels with scaleDenominators compatible with google maps? There is EPSG:4326 default, but no mention of number of ...
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Drawing Day and Night on a Google Map

I'm looking to plot day/night on a Google map, for an arbitrary point in time. I'm familiar with generating map tiles; I'm just looking for an algorithm to tell me whether a particular point on the ...
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What ratio scales do Google Maps zoom levels correspond to?

Can anyone provide me with a link (or some details) on the actual ratio to "zoom level" figures for Google Maps? e.g. Google Maps Level 13 = 1:20000
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Can one hide the Lat/Lng information sent to Google maps?

most services that use google maps have the Longitude / Latitude stored in the source to be sent to google maps to render their markers. However on this site (sorry Chinese) ...
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ARC GIS 10 + Google Maps API

Assalam o Alaikum I am new ARC GIS, is it possible to create a website that uses Google Map API but imagery from the ARC GIS 10 REST service? Actually, I like the functionalities provided by the ...
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GPS coordinates to neighboorhood?

I have tried both Google and Yahoo's Geocoding services to get the Montreal neighborhood/district from GPS coordinates but while they are both able retrieve the correct (address, city, state, country) ...
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Google Maps API v3 vs v2 (JavaScript): overlay problems

I have been using the Gmap API (v2) for dynamically displaying some data: oMap.map = new GMap2(document.getElementById("map")); oMap.geoXml = new ...
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Is it possible to query a MySQL database using the results from map.getBounds() with Google Maps API v3?

I have a MySQL database that contains a large number of polygons, one for each district on a map. They are all quite complicated and it's unrealistic to simply load them all at once. I've looked into ...
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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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Server side clusterer for Google Maps

After doing a lot of research on different types of clustering coordinates (server side) I am still having problems with choosing the best approach for my project. My requirements: Ability to work ...
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Why is the 'straight line' path across continent so curved?

This is the result of mapping the straight line path from a point in US to Poland using Distance Measurement Tool. Also, planes from Asia to US would travel almost over North Pole. Why is the path ...
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protecting kml access to google only

I have a large amount of data (thousands of polygons) that I want to share with people through my site. I want them to be able to view the polygons, and due to the large amount of data, I am not ...
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What is a best practice way to display/feed US census/tiger data into Google Maps API?

Let's say I want to display age, income, etc based on census block groups on Google maps. What is the best practice or recommended way to do so and also to allow to do simple queries?
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What causes these shiny artifacts in Google Maps imagery?

Do you know what causes artifacts like this one: Source: ...
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Google Maps API: Is there a way to do proximity analysis to POI

Using Google Maps API can I do proximity analysis, for example: In a state, let's say Virginia, display all the points that are 500 ft/m from a POI such as McDonalds or Bob's Diner, 1,000 ft/m from ...
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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 ...
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How to apply custom Google map style in OpenLayers?

Recently I stumbled upon interesting article showing potential of adding custom styles to Google Maps. Some examples of styled maps can be seen here and you can design your own from scratch here. ...
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How to Geocode a City

First, a little disclaimer. I know that I can just call one of any number of geocoding APIs to perform this for me. This is more of a curiosity than anything else. With that aside, how does someone ...
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What methods are there to produce map tiles for google maps?

newbie to stack exchange here. I'm currently using the automatic tile cutter found here to make the standard 256x256 tiles required to make a custom map type for my map. The map tile cutter script ...
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Best way to visualize Google Maps and Mapinfo (or SHP or SQLite) at the same time?

I am having a bunch of Mapinfo data of a large area. This data has multiple layers and is also available as SHP, and of course it could be easily converted to SQLite ("SpatiaLite"). Although probably ...
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How to Georeference 3D model or 3D buildings?

I am working on 3D project so i have to do georeference to 3D buildings which are created by 3D designer.Anyone Knows the solution.Please send me.
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How to overlay country map on google world map in openlayers?

Hi I am creating one map.So i want to overlay country map on google world map.I am trying with OpenLayers.Layer.wfs() function.but i am not getting perfect solution.If anybody knows the solution ...
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Google Earth alternate tile set

I have a Google Maps compatible tileset running on a local server and I can browse this in a browser with the Google Maps API and OpenLayers. Can I force Google Earth to use this tileset so I can ...
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Using the Proj4js library to convert from Google Maps to projected values

I'm using the proj4s javascript library (based on advice from this question I asked previously) to convert lat/long values on my webpage. This page receives the lat/long values from google maps and ...
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Converting google map api coordinates into meters

How would I go about converting the results of my map bounding box into meters within javascript? For example, if I have the coordinates 51.52366625446907, -0.07467269897460938 decimal degrees, can I ...
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GGeoXml error with Arcgis extension for google maps api

I'm using the ArcGis google maps extension. I've created a simple page based on the esri example here... I have successfully buffered a polyline, however, when I create a query and execute the ...
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Google Street View with Image Only

Is it possible to open a location in Google Street View and have it show ONLY the Street View image? For example, if I open the following link: ...
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Opacity control for KmlLayer in Google Maps V3 API?

Using a KmlLayer object within the Google Maps API, is it possible to control the opacity of a KML's image overlay features ?
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Is there a library to make custom markers for Google Maps API V3 by setting the marker's icon, labels and opacity?

Is there a library to make custom markers for Google Maps V3 by controling the icon, labels and opacity? This library for Google Maps API V2, Labeled Markers, seems OK, but I was hoping for a V3 ...
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Google Maps with Tiled Image

I'm trying to get a weather image to display on Google Maps, however in my comparisons to others it seems as if my image is slightly to small (Vertically).. I'm wondering what I might have done wrong ...
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Technical and usability differences between OpenLayers and Google Maps API V3

I know this is supposed to be a wiki question, but the feature has been taken of the site What are the main differences between OpenLayers and Google Maps api? What are the strengths and weaknesses ...
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What is the wire format for Google's new vector map tiles?

Google recently released new vector cartography for their mobile maps. I'm curious if anyone here has any insight into the wire format they use for transmission? I've experimented with a few formats ...
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Differentiating a building from a road on a map?

This question was originally asked here by Steven and I felt the question was better asked here. Steven would also like to know the sources Google buys it maps from. I remember seeing a post about it ...
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Detecting trends in local business web services

Do you know any research paper about spatial data mining algorithms to retrieve trends about local business services (such as google places.. etc) let's say most rated restaurants this week.. etc ? ...
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Using a web map to identify and access data

I am trying to making a webpage where the user pans and zooms on a map, and based on the location and zoom level, some data is displayed on the webpage (drawn from another source). The data that will ...
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Find bounding box of a Google map

Is it possible to get the bounding coordinates of a google map that a user has zoomed to using Javascript? I see that it can be done using the Google App Engine but I don't know if is possible using ...