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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 ...
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Plot a EPSG:4326 KML File using Google Maps V3

I have a KML file that uses EPSG:4326. Is there any way to plot this onto a Google Map (v3) which uses Mercator? Here is the page I am working on The district data comes from one source and is ...
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How to decode Google's proprietary latLon format for China?

This Google Maps link returns train stations in Shanghai, China. By appending '&output=js' it returns it in JSON format. I'm trying to decode the format Google uses for lat/lon: latlng:{ ...
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Plotting KML files onto a Google Map

I would like to show a map on my website. I have 2 different kinds of KML files that need to be plotted. One defines region boundaries. The other points within those boundaries. The region boundaries ...
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Using Google Maps as layer in ArcMap?

Can I use Google Maps as a layer in ArcMap? Is it possible?
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What is this “brown spot” in Google maps?

I was in Google maps today and noticed near Baltimore, US where the river is, there's a huge brown spot. Is this due to all of the waste? If so, will this keep going all the way into the ocean?
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Generate a kml file from Google results

Is it possible to generate a kml file of searched items in Google Maps. For example: Search for highschools in Virginia Return the results as a kml file with the schoolname address and location
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Randomly Generate Streeview Point without GIS in country

I'm interested in pulling street view data at random within a country. I can only figure out how to generate a point within a bounding box. Often it pulls data from nearby nations. I'm using a GIS ...
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Suggestions for simple mapping platform for alumni web site

I'm working on a proof of concept alumni site with a WordPress backend. I want to have a very simple map that shows where alumni are living. I'm thinking something like the Bing API or a simple open ...
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Add a polygon to PostGis from Google Maps

i have some experience with Google maps api, I have an app and currently calculate nearest points to locations via distance functions (great circle) and having a lot of waypoints on MySQL. I want to ...
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Moving marker smoothly along two GPS coordinates

I am trying to animate a marker from one GPS coordinate to another. I am currently using Google Maps to achieve this and, although my algorithm seems right, Google Maps is doing a poor job at ...
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Does a national(USA) interstate rest stop/rest area dataset exist?

And I don't care about format--worry about that later! I found some maps in Google maps, usually per state. I also have one map made my someone else, that no longer appears in the Google Maps search ...
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Google maps kml and polygon eventclick error

I have a google map polygon kml file that I am loading on a google map. When I click on the polygon, I draw a line from that polygon to places on the map. To do this I am using the code: //Add KML ...
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Algorithm for finding irrregular polygon centroid (label point)

I need to find a centroid (or label point) for irregularly shaped polygons in Google Maps. I'm showing InfoWindows for parcels and need a place to anchor the the InfoWindow that is guaranteed to be on ...
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Removing polylines from google maps

I have a point where a Gpolyline line is drawn from a marker to another point. After I click on it a second time, I want to remove the polyline. How do I remove the line after clicking on the marker a ...
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“File not found at…” error when loading KML into Google Maps

I have a KML file on a public URL like http://host.com/dir/file.kml If I put that KML file on another server, and put the new URL in the search box on Google Maps, it loads the KML into google maps. ...
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Coordinates of upper left corner in the world file?

According to Wikipedia and ESRI last two lines in the world file represent x and y coordinates of center of upper left pixel. Now, if I have a world file like this: 32.0 0.0 0.0 -32.0 691200.0 ...
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How to get an address or location from Google Maps?

How can one get the street address and/or coordinates of any location on Google Maps with a minimum of fuss? Google Calendar will spawn a window with a map to the location one specifies in the ...
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API to build GoogleStreet-like photo maps

do you know if Google offers a public API to display pictures in a map as they do with Panoranio? just to be clear, I don't want to use Google Street, or publish my pictures anywhere in the Internet, ...
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How can I plot GPS coordinates on Google Map

What is the best way to plot GPS coordinates on a Google Map? Are there any tools that can do that (written in python specifically)?
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What is a “mashup”?

GIS users mix spatial data layers from an early age of GI science. What is new in the concept of "mashup"? Is it something really new, or only a trendy word?
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Is there a way in the Google Maps API to perform a union?

I'm looking for a way to take the overlap area of multiple polygons and work with that result as a single entity, ideally all in the API.
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Consuming Google Maps as background map through ArcGIS Server?

I am doing a (non commercial) project where the client doesn't have the budget for purchasing map data like that provided by TeleAtlas. They only need map data for a background map, and they'd like ...
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What is the current Web Mercator projection code?

The web mercator projection, popularised by Google Maps, seems to be given a new EPSG code every couple of years. EPSG:900913 (Google in calculator text) was an unofficial code EPSG:3785 - is the ...
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Display a local file in Google Maps

How can I get a KML/KMZ file to display on Google Maps without a public facing web server?
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Buffers of public transportation transit times

I'd like to be able to create buffers/zones/rings of transit times using Denver's public transportation system. For an example of what I'm talking about, check out triptropnyc.com - I don't need it ...
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Can someone explain in simple terms the licence on Google “satellite” images?

What can I and can I not do with the Google satellite images?
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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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Can you make a travel region polygon with with Google Maps API?

I am working on a local design project and need to determine if someone is local to my area to allow them to participate. Local, as defined by the group, means that the person is within 2 hr driving ...