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How to Geocode a City

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 (like Google) turn a city ...
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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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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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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 Maps/Earth becoming GIS solutions yet? [closed]

I've been researching internet lately to make a comparaison between Google Geo solutions ( Google Maps, Google Earth) and other GIS solutions (Free of charge or commercial, QGIS, ArcGIS, etc.). I can ...
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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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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 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 ...
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Best solution for printing Google Maps?

What is the best solution so far for printing Google Maps as a base layer of Vector layers in Geoserver/OpenLayers application ? I used to print WMS layers using GeoExt print page example, but when ...
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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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Leaflet / Google Map baselayer / markers not visible

New to Leaflet, currently trying to migrate a project from native Google Maps to Leaflet; having been drawn to Leaflet by the layer management and options of using better 'roadmap' style basemaps. ...
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How do you get the coordinates from a click or drag event in the Google Maps API V3?

I have made a Google Version 3 Geocoder , I want to be able to pick up the coordinates of the marker when it is dragged or clicked. Below is my code: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> &...
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Creating drive time polygon around map point? [closed]

I'd like to create a 30 min drive time polygon around 400 separate points I have plotted to google maps. I have discovered http://www.freemaptools.com/how-far-can-i-travel.htm but this seems to freak ...
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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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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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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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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: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=&output=svembed&...
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Determining if two polygons are overlapping in Google Maps?

I'm working with google maps and polygons, but I have to validate that polygons are not overlapping each other. I have a function that returns TRUE when a point (lat, lng) is inside a polygon, but it'...
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Drawing polyline that grows as the car moves by taking data from MySql and PHP in Google API

I wanted to show the polyline on google Map as car moves with animation (like in this site: http://econym.org.uk/gmap/example_cartrip2.htm) by taking data from MySQL and PHP. For that i refered the ...
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Simplest Way to Create a Custom Choropleth Map for a Website?

I am working on a choropleth map for a real estate site. My current workflow is: Edit and save SHP file's DBF in Libre Office Calc. Load SHP file into Quantum GIS. Set colored breakpoints based on ...
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Generate tiles for google maps overlays

I am trying to show some information on Google Maps which would be in the form of translucent circle overlays. The problem is that some circles overlap, which results in increased opacity and blending ...
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Calculating compass bearing between two GPS coordinates… with a twist [closed]

I'm building a virtual tour application that uses Google's streetview code to render the panoramas into a non-distorted view. Each panorama has 1 to n links where the user can select to move on. I ...
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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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How to scrape data from a google map (in flash)?

I've contacted the author of this NYC homicide map from the NY Times several times to see if he could send me a spreadsheet of information the data is based off of, but I have not had any response (...
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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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My house address isn't listed on Google Maps

When I search for my address on Google Maps it cannot be found which means I can't order takeaway etc. Is there a way of adding my address to Google Maps or even add a street address? I want the ...
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Check if lat/long point is within a set of polygons using google maps

I know how to do the above using Esri (Query task on shapefile), but can this also be done using Google Maps? Do I have to query each polygon or is there one method to query a set of polygons?
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Why do some maps show Sandy Island?

I need to ask you guys after reading this article. Any speculations on why some maps showed it? What can be the cause of inaccuracies in (web)Maps?
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Export Google Maps Route to KML/GPX

Since Google pulled the plug on Google Maps Classic, I'm reluctantly moving to its Google Maps New application. However, I didn't find how to export a route to a GPX or KML file so it can be copied ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Loading a png image as a map with ggplot2/ggmap

I am trying to find a workaround for ggmap's missing support of world maps (i.e. you can't create any maps that show latitudes > 80°, due to idiosyncrasies in the mapproj package). To a limited extend ...
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Connecting markers by following the roads in Google Maps

I have many markers in a kml file. All the markers are on the roads. I wonder if there is a way to process the data and connect the markers by following the road? Of course, the markers should not be ...
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What causes these shiny artifacts in Google Maps imagery?

Do you know what causes artifacts like this one: Source: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=embelgasse+wien&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=60....
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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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Calculate bearing between two decimal GPS coordinates

I'm building a virtual tour application that uses custom panoramas in conjunction with Google's StreetView service. With StreetView, you can have 1 to n links at each particular location to move to, ...
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How to simulate google maps user experience

I’m not familiar so much with GIS applications and libraries. There is something that I would like to know if it’s possible or not. We are using ESRI suite of products as our GIS infrastructure. We ...
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Google Maps not Showing in QGIS 2.12

The Google Maps in my OpenLayers plugin in QGIS 2.12 does not show anymore. The other maps do show, that is: OSM Bing MapQuest Stamen Apple Maps I tried in QGIS 2.8 and Google Maps does not show ...
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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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Examples of Google styled Maps? (including JSON)

After watching a great video on creating different map styles with Google Maps, I have been having some fun playing around with the Google Maps Style Wizard. I was hoping to find a gallery of user ...
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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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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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Google maps android vector rendering : how do they make it that fast?

Most of the question is in the title. If you are on android (I believe its the same on IOS) and use maps you will notice the quality of the maps app and how the vector maps are drawn in a very fluid ...