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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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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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Looking for open-source solution to show map with massive objects(3x3 polygon) on a web site

I don't have much experiance in GIS systems. I am developing a web site which need to show a map with 3m x 3m rectangles for a radius of about 400 meters.(about 58,000 polygons for one location) I ...
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Calculating radius / buffer on EPSG 3785 in meters vs buffer in WGS 84 in meters

The goal is working in EPSG 3785 and in particular Google Maps, one wishes to render (on a tile) a circle of a given radius in meters. The rendering is done in pixels. I would guess that one could ...
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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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Google fusion tables: Fill in lon/lat columns via geocoded address

I have a list of 100 companies that I want to geocode. I have all of their addresses but none of their lon/lat coordinates. I have three columns related to location: Address Longitude Latitude Is ...
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Using Google Fusion Tables to read Wordpress database… which in turn creates map. Can it be done?

Is it possible for Google Fusion Tables to read my Wordpress database? If so, how? I have custom wordpress fields which contain addresses for several hundred companies. Ideally I want Google Fusion ...
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Is there any way to match images against google maps satellite view?

I've got an image that was snapped from google maps satellite view. I know the general location (within a county), but need to find the specific location of the top-down photo. Are there any tools ...
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What restrictions on KML/KMZ upload exist in Google Maps API v3?

I am currently using the google maps api v3 to load kml files into my web application. The file I am having trouble with is a KML which is 274 KB big. It will not load (uncompressed the file is ...
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Is there an event fired when a kml layer has finished loading in google maps?

Is there an event fired when a kml layer has finished loading in google maps? Google maps api version 3 To add a layer I have code like: var layer = new google.maps.KmlLayer(layerUrl, { map: map, ...
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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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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 do you sort points so that they are geographically near each other [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: One dimensional map of the world? I am trying to create a google map. I am creating placemarkers using an external script in a kml file. I'd like to sort the markers ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Using a list of geographic locations, and determining the X closest locations to a user-defined location

I've got a list of geographical locations in an Excel spreadsheet. I want users to be able to search for a user-defined location, and then have the X number of closest locations from the list pulled ...
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Looking for a Provider of UK boundary data

I'm working on a web project centered around the input and mapping of GIS data. We have a need to display polygons of town boundaries. The RightMove.co.uk website has and uses this data: ...
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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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Outline a plot of land on a map

A client has a very old Certificate of Ownership document for a plot of land. We need to show the outline of the plot on Google maps to potential developers. Sadly the description of the plot is in ...
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Is there a way to populate a spreadsheet of city names with their latitudes and longitudes from Google Maps or some other service?

I have a long list of cities in the United States, and would like to get the coordinates for each city without looking up each one individually. Is there a way to do this?
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Maps API that look “fancy”

We have been using Google Maps V3 during the development of a web service. We've been struggling with getting the maps integrate good with the design, since the maps look kind of grey. Now when i look ...
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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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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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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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Misplaced Google Maps with OpenLayers plugin in QGIS?

I was using Google Maps with OpenLayers plugin in QGIS with my vector layer with projection EPSG:4326 with google map projection EPSG:3857 and "on the fly" transformation enabled. It was matching ...
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Can I view a Google Maps map by bounding latitude and longitude coordinates

With Google Maps I can enter a single lat/lng coordinate and the map is drawn with that lat/lng in the center. What I'd like to be able to do is enter two coordinate pairs, say the southwest ...
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How to display a PostGIS table on Google maps?

I am attempting to take a shape file and display it on a map: I can do something like this: SELECT ST_AsText((ST_Dump(the_geom)).geom) as the_geom FROM shapes; But the problem is I still have to ...
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register event “loadend” on layer

I'm trying to register a listener event on "loadend" for my google maps layer on OpenLayers. But for some reason it's not firing. There must be something small i'm overlooking. What is wrong with my ...
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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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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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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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Loss of synchronization between map and markers (Leaflet + Google Maps)

I have a problem using the markers with Google Maps with Leaflet. In this example you can see the difference between Google Maps or OSM. Using OSM, the marker moves with the map but when using Google ...
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Search by street name/postcode in OpenLayers

Can anyone help me search by street name in OpenLayers? I essentially want to be able to search fir streets/postcodes in openlayers in the same way I can search on google maps. Is this possible. ...
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Solving the Point in Polygon Problem Using Google Maps and Fusion Tables

The Point-In-Polygon problem is fairly well documented on this forum. My question is if there is a way to use Google's free tools, i.e. Google Maps, Fusion Tables, and possibly Google Refine, to solve ...
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Open street map accuracy problem

I want to locate shops with open street map. For that I send a query to nominatim, a webservice which geocodes coordinates from addresses. I draw a marker at the returned coordinates, and it´s ...
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How to highlight the area in google map on mouse hover

I want to implement a feature in my app (gmap powered) to highlight the area on mouse over. Much like the functionality in wikimapia. Check out the pic or url But i could't find any info on how ...
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Google earth Borders on Google maps

Google earth comes with a variety of borders, for example: International Borders 1st Level Admin Borders 2nd Level Admin Regions I was wondering if it is possible to render these borders on Google ...
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Slight translation with coordinate-transformation from Gauss-Kruger to WGS 84. Possible Reasons?

I have a number of points in Gauss-Kruger, Zone 3 that I want to convert to display them within Google-Earth. Assuming WGS84 for Google-Earth the transformed coordinated differ from the original ones ...