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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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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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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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Which CRS to use for Google Maps?

I am trying to map a Shapefile (download) onto a Google Map using the Javascript API. The Shapefile describes the boundaries of NYC School Districts. The file's projection was Lambert Conformal ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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geodjango slowness and debugging

I'm using geodjango + postgres to display polygons from tigerline on a map. Pretty simple stuff so far. My issue is that when I use the GPolygon object: django.contrib.gis.maps.google.GPolygon there ...
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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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Using ArcPy to zoom to Y,X (string) coordinate pair copy/pasted from Google Maps?

I frequently use google maps to find locations, and paste the coordinates into the "go to XY" toolbar in decimal degrees. It's a bit repetitive to paste the latitude into one box, and the longitude ...
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where to host private cartodb/leaflet web app

I am looking for opinions on where to host my cartodb/leaflet map site. It needs to be private with authorized users and have a document management system. So, I was thinking sharepoint online 2013 so ...
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Attempting to use ST_DWithin to locate objects within a given distance of meters using SRID 4326

I'm a Rails developer with minimal GIS experience, working with PostGIS and the RGeo gem. I'd like to find all of the cows within 500 meters of my current location. So, I'll create a model for my ...
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How to use Google Maps geocoding with Openlayers?

I'm making a Openlayers map with some shapefile and I have Google Maps base layer. I want to create a text area and a button. When I input a address and click the button, the map should show me the ...
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How to adjust the difference between the coordinate from OpenStreetMap and Google Maps

I have downloaded the OSM from OpenStreeMap that came with all nodes from the map and their respective coordinates. Now I have to plot a node (latitude and longitude) on Google Maps, but all ...
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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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Looking for Alternatives to Google gmaps utility widget for ArcGIS JSAPI API

I have been using https://code.google.com/p/gmaps-utility-gis/ as a solution to displaying Google imagery as a base layer on a ESRI JSAPI map. With the advent of JSAPI 3.4 and full AMD support this ...
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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 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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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 do I determine if a road is privately owned or not? (USA)

I'm working on a project where it matters greatly whether or not a piece of land is on a private road. Google Maps in many cases takes private roads (for example in master-planned subdivisions) and ...
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Application for online overlay images on Google Maps

I want to develop javascript app which will take any image user uploads, user will click on 3-4 points on the image (3-4 cities, for example NY, Chicago, LA and Miami) and image will be overlayed on ...
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Cache tiles for offline use of Google/Bing aerial maps

I am currently working on a project where QGIS is used for creating and editing vector data and requires a Google or Bing aerial photo layer as a basemap. I can add Google satellite/Bing aerial ...
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How to unproject coordinates on a Google map with Openlayers?

Below is my code and a pic. When I finish making my circle on a Google map with Openlayers, I get the following coordinates but I want coordinates like E.G: bottom: -27.762124575762 left: ...
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How do I convert ESRI X,Y to Lat, Long for Google Maps?

I've downloaded the data from NYC Parking regulation. I want to plot that on Google Maps. I use http://www.shpescape.com/ft/ to convert to Google Fusion Maps but the data is in X,Y coordinates instead ...
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Googlemaps Layer on Openscales

I'm using openscales in a web mapping project, i would like to add a Google maps layer, i know that there's some licence problems , but i don't care for these licence issues, i'm looking to add ...
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Can I use QGIS plugins in PyQGIS as a stand alone script without iface?

Can I use a qgis plugin especially (openlayers plugin) in stand alone pyqgis script? I don't find examples, just code using iface but that cannot used in stand alone script.
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Where to find free map icons sets? [duplicate]

Which is the best source of free map icons (royalty free & price free)? I need an icon set for my Google Maps project that will give it a custom feel. Ideally I want an icon set with a creative ...
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Overlaying WMS from Mapserver in OpenLayers with epsg:900913 from Google/Bing/OpenStreetMap

ADDED: Another curious effect is that no matter to what scale I zoom on the baselayer google/bing map, the WMS overlay is always the same-sized shot of MN. That is, as the baselayer map is scaled up ...
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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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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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QGIS OpenLayers 3 Google Maps not zooming

Google Satellite will not zoom. Although the scale changes as I zoom, as the map is re-rendered, it zooms out to its maximum extent every time. This first happened in the latter part of November ...
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Converting from an x-y coordinate system to latitude/longitude

I'm building an indoor wifi-based tracking system that can calculate the position of a device in meters relative to the sensors distributed throughout the building. So far I've gotten to the point ...
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How to determine and send alert SMS for next bus stop in a GPS tracking system?

In my gps tracking system (PHP/MySql) I have got 5 Stops for a vehicle. Whenever the bus reaches stop 1, the passengers at stop 2 should get an SMS alert. And in the same way for the sops followed ...
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What projection to use for Google Maps?

I'm loading a WMS layer which comes in WGS84 into Google Maps. From what I've read so far, I should reproject this layer to Google Pseudo Mercator (either 3857/900913). However, when I save the layer ...
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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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Google Earth/Maps aerials via arc2earth producing cuts in PDF output

I just purchased a month of arc2earth. They provide Google imagery backgrounds with great resolution and display fine in ArcMap but after exporting to PDF they have these triangular cuts as seen here: ...
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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 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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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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Converting projected coordinates to google maps pixels

I have a single polygon in a local projection system. I would like to convert that polygon into an image that can be used as an overlay on google maps. I understand that it may be better to use ...
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sharpmap overlay mapinfo on bing/google

I want to use sharpmap to overlay a mapinfo tab file onto google or bing. I have it working pretty much at the moment however the co-ordinates that bing/google show are in correct so my mapinfo file ...
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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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A small map take so much place and time?

I am using TileMill and try to generate an MBTile from Lyon in France. Doing so takes me +100GB and an incalculable time (25mb for a really small portion of Lyon take me 1h) Is it normal ? Does that ...
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How to apply weight to Google heatmap?

I am trying to plot a Google heatmap based on the JSON objects returned. Here is my JavaScript: function getHeatMap() { heatLayer = new HeatmapLayer({ config: { "useLocalMaximum": true, ...
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Generating polygons with streets as borders using QGIS?

I have searched online for almost a week and can not find an answer to my issue. I need to generate polygons from street borders in a given city. I have downloaded data from openstreetmaps and ...