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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 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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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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online map of 242,888 locations: which service to use? (what if temporal heat map?)

I have a 161.8 MB large CSV file with geocoded locations (with latitude and longitude) for 242,888 lines. I want to have an embeddable online map of all this. I wonder which service could deal with ...
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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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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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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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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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Where can I download the Google Road network as shapefile?

Is there any site from where I can get Google Road network as shapefile? As per my knowledge It is not distributed by google. So anybody can suggest how can I create this road network for a custom ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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KMZ vector file over Google Maps

I have a KMZ vector file which works fine on my Google Earth application, but i want to overlay this on my phone (android) through Google maps. Is that possible??? thank you very much Mike
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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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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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“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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How to achieve an “inner glow” effect on polygons drawn using the Google Maps v3 javascript API?

Is it possible to produce an "inner glow" effect on polygons drawn using the Google Map v3 javascript API? If not possible using the vanilla Google Maps API, is there a 3rd party tool that can do it? ...
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Is it Better to Use Google Maps or OpenStreetMap When Dealing With Data Points in both Urban and Rural Areas?

My application tracks cancer-related trends across multiple US States. Most of the patient data in the application deals with people who live in poor, rural, or under-served regions. We want to start ...
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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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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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Google maps satellite view Pricing and limitations

This script at openstreetmap shows how one can use google's Satellite view as a layer on top of others. I noticed that to do so, one does not need to supply any API key. Does that mean that there are ...
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Layer misalignment with UK Ordnance Survey data and OpenLayers

I am in the UK and my QGIS projects are based on UK Ordnance Survey mapping data and are set up in EPSG:27700. Whenever I have tried dropping an OpenLayers layer (Google Satellite/Bing Maps Aerial) in ...
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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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BBOX and Projections of WMS services in Geoserver

we have tried to overlay a raster layer on Google map and have some difficulties to align the raster images onto the base map. When it is on the overview (Zoom level 1), it looks like this: On a ...
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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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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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Create drive time polygon around a map point

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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GIS-based reporting and maintenance tool

Background Conceptually, I am looking for a tool, or suite of software tools that can be readily integrated to help browse data using a GIS-based map (such as Google Maps). The proposed architecture ...
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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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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: ...