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Google maps wms layer with 3857

I am adding wms layers to my google maps application. As Google Maps projection is a web mercator, I thought it would be better to request wms layers with srs=3857 (or equivalent) instead of the 4326. ...
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Can you use Google Maps offline, with OpenLayers?

I use OpenLayers, GeoServer and PostGIS in my application. Is it possible to have Google maps offline? No need to connect to internet to get it. I'm working to make my app working offline only for ...
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Time-aware layers WCS Service

I am currently developing an application that requires to display raster images over a period of time (I'm looking how Hurrican Sandy progressed). While investigating, people have suggested that I ...
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Openlayers - Vector layer polygon doesn't move in-synch with Google V3 baselayers

When a polygon is drawn on the map and the map is dragged, the position of the polygon relative to the GM V3 base changes. function init() { var map = new OpenLayers.Map('map'); var gsat = ...
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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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From pdf to google maps overlay

First post, so be gentle. Context - I'm doing some research into healthcare provision and I'd like to visualise the data. I'd like to be able to put these PCT boundaries as an overlay to google ...
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OpenLayers: Showing a WFS overlay on top of Google Maps

I have found similar questions asked previously, but I still fail to get a simple WFS point layer to work using OpenLayers and Google Maps. The original code I used was based on WFS polygon layers I ...
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Why does this Mapserver layer not overlay correctly onto Google Maps?

I'm using mapserver to serve an overlay of weather data onto a google map (V2) and the weather data is not displaying where it should. The image below shows the problem i am having. The black lines ...
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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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Google Maps with Tiled Image

I'm trying to get a weather image to display on Google Maps, however in my comparisons to others it seems as if my image is slightly to small (Vertically).. I'm wondering what I might have done wrong ...
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Google maps indoors submission

Does anyone here have experience with submitting Google indoor maps? I submitted one two weeks ago where the submission page stated "submitted for processing". (I submitted the indoor map on behalf of ...
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Why does the added raster layer have strange edges?

I'm using Geoserver in conjunction with the google maps API to add a raster layer onto a map. It loads fine, however there's some strange problem with opacity at the edge of the layer where you can ...
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Arrowhead in polyline google map v3

I would like to create a map, that shows a vehicle traveled path. The map should shows arrowhead for each turning. I need to show the map like this. I can create the map by following code var ...
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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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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 formula is used for distance between 2 points in Google Maps?

What formula is used by Google Maps for calculating the shortest distance between 2 points (having their Lat, Lng coordinates)? Is it purely based on Haversine? Or is it something different? Is there ...
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GPS tracking and Web mapping?

We are developing a tracking software and we are the stage where we test the reliability of our location stigma on the following web-maps Google Map Nokia HERE Open Street Map (OSM) We observe ...
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Pick random points in an earth circle

All I need is the ability to create random points within a radius of another point. so given self.fence.latitude and self.fence.longitude and self.fence.radius I should be able to generate random ...
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Changing projection in KML from Google Earth to Maps

I have created a bunch of map tiles for Google Maps mistakenly using the Google Earth projection. Is there a tool available to batch warp the KML files to the correct projection or will I need to ...
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Google maps and Ordnance Survey derived data licence restrictions

Current Status: You can't use data derived from restricted licence OS data with Google Maps. There's been an on-going question about whether it is legal to display data derived from Ordnance Survey ...
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Interactive maps for a survey - Are there any tools yet?

i am working on a draft for an online-based survey. I would like to enable the participants of the survey to draw polygons, lines and points (several) on a basemap (e.g. google maps) and (extra ...
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How do you define rail network branch geocodes

As per the attached document I'm trying to define a rail network by providing geocodes for each rail stop, how would I define a 'stop' as a junction for a branch in the network without having to ...
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What are some options for embedding Google Maps into a WordPress site?

Background A non-technical user would like me to embed a Google Map into a WordPress-powered site. She needs the ability to add markers using a simple mechanism, and to link those markers to pages ...
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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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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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Advanced GMaps directions

I try to create an application for taxis. The application will be GMap based. On the map will be marked the region in which the taxi driver is working in. The region will be a polygon designed by ...
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Adding XY Coordinates from GoogleMaps to ArcMap 10

I have a list of lat/long coordinates in .xlsx format. I imported this table into ArcMap, but when I plot the points, they are not showing up in the proper place. Instead of showing up in South ...
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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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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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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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What software to use for political analysis?

Years ago, in the 1990s, I used MapInfo to do political analysis, voting histories and trends and the like. My knowledge is two decades old at this point, though. What are the tools I should be using ...
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Simplify Shapefile

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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Can one hide the Lat/Lng information sent to Google maps?

most services that use google maps have the Longitude / Latitude stored in the source to be sent to google maps to render their markers. However on this site (sorry Chinese) ...
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Can someone clear up a lat/long issue? with google maps/arcmap

I know a bit about lat/long, projected and geographic coordinate systems etc, and a bit about geodesy and datums, but I would like someone well informed to help me out. I have a lat-long in ...
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Can't get simple map to show up on my test site using CartoDB

So I'm trying to get a simple test-site setup but it's not working. Whenever I load the site I can very quickly see the controls flash on the screen then go away. The when not doing local testing, ...
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Arcgis Javascript latitude and longitude convert to WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_36N

I am using Arcgis Javascript api. I have two points comes from Google maps like this x:-111.67095840000002 y: 32.7558935 I wanna use this points on my Arcgis map. My map spatial reference is using ...
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Is it possible to check incoming GeoJSON to see if any of the features are identical to existing ones before adding to map?

I am working on a Rails/PostGIS app and doing a typical ajax call to retrieve GeoJSON within the map viewport bounds. Whenever the map is shifted or zoomed all of the markers are removed and then ...
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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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Where can I get public transportation route information for USA?

I'm trying to find a list of public transit route information, mainly location of bus and train stops for the US. I've looked around at some of the Google products and openstreetmap but can't find ...
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How to convert ESRI SHP to KML with correct coordinate system?

I am working on this SHP file, containing geographical district of Hong Kong. I would like to export this to KML and export it to Google Map for overlay. After I converted it to KML in QGIS (just ...
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OpenLayers with Google, Bing & MapQuest - Does it violate the terms of service?

to my understanding, you are not allowed to use the Google Maps API to display Google and Bing maps (Layer Toggle) (From the terms of service). However, I'm unclear if I can have an OpenLayers map ...
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Third party base layer other than Google map

Can we use third party base map (images tiles) for displaying vector data?, like we use google map as base layer for displaying vector data in OpenLayers application.
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Google Earth alternate tile set

I have a Google Maps compatible tileset running on a local server and I can browse this in a browser with the Google Maps API and OpenLayers. Can I force Google Earth to use this tileset so I can ...
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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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UK area boundaries

I'm working on a web project that requires polygons and lat long coordinates for the boundares of towns, citys, countys and postcodes. Does anyone know where i can obtain this data? i know rightmove ...
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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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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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MS SQL Server's STDistance output differs from Google Earth/Maps straight line distance

I am testing SQL Server STDistance function in the following way: DECLARE @g geography; DECLARE @h geography; SET @g = geography::STGeomFromText('POINT(53.553813 9.99158)', 4326); SET @h = ...
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Printing maps from OpenLayers with a Google Maps base layer

I need to implement an automatic pdf report generator on a web site. In the generated pdf file I need to insert images from maps extracted from OpenLayers with a Google Map base layer. On top of ...
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What is the formula for calculating world coordinates for a given LatLng in Google maps?

I want to calculate a given LatLng to the world coordinate . I know I can use the internal projection of Google maps like this: var map=new google.maps.Map(...); ...