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Google maps white striations / false artifacts

What are the common white striations running from NW to SE visible when you zoom in around 5mi scale? For example at (+81, -80)? But they appear 'all over'. Are they snow drifts? or satellite sweeps? ...
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How does Google Map API authenticate users?

They put a limit on the amount of map views, geocodes etc that can be done each day but in the documentation I can't find anywhere where they actually list how it is authenticated. My guess is it has ...
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Google Maps Decodepath change variable name

I have this code: var directionsService = new google.maps.DirectionsService(); var request = { origin : start, destination : end, travelMode : ...
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How to display 33k placemarks with custom symbols/labels?

I want to overlay address numbers on our embedded Google Map (V3 api). Even though the KML is under 2 MB, it exceeds the 1,000 feature limit; there are over 33,000 placemarks. Fusion tables solve ...
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Stylized map workflow: Illustrator to Google Maps / OpenLayers

The aim My current aim is to create a series of (heavily) stylized diagrams and maps. I'm not very familiar with any GIS software, so my weapon of choice would be to use illustrator for creating the ...
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Unexpected Result After Reprojection Attempt

I'm a member of a student team that is currently researching how to query raster information using PostGIS v2.0. Our raster's coordinate system is EPSG 2236 (NAD 83 / Florida East) and as we will be ...
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Openlayers using Google Maps as base layer: possible to zoom out farther than max extent?

See attached picture. This is how it is when the page loads. I'm currently using map.zoomToMaxExtent(); Everything is working pretty well but I'd like to zoom out more/see the whole world using ...
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Are there any good libraries for visually creating simple Google Maps?

I'm working on a simple webapp that lets the journalists I work with easily construct styled Google maps. In short, I need an interface that lets users place markers, set zoomlevel and choose a ...
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How do I find the intersection of two polylines in PostGIS?

I have a set of road conditions reported for small segments of road, and I am hoping to determine the specific subset of each segment which intersect with a route along the road so that I can draw the ...
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Where can I find a map with the location of towns and cities in Southern Sudan?

For a project I have some name of towns and cities in the Southern part of Sudan, the region South Kordofan. Many of these towns I can't find on Google Maps, but I need to know their location. ...
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How to place markers on the outline of a circle in google maps?

I have the center of a circle and it's radius and I need to place variable amount of markers on the outline/stroke of the circle. The distance between this markers should kept same, so if I have 8 ...
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Google Maps: obtaining the border of an area

When using the geocode API it is easy to obtain the (centre of the) coordinates of the address. For example: Rotterdam. If you look up the same location in Google Maps you also get the surface area of ...
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Can I customize a Google Maps layer in terms of content?

I don't want all features that come with the Google street layer. I just want basic infrastructure like roads, national parks, cities, streets with their names, etc. Everything that is public is OK. I ...
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Image tiling math

I've been looking at MapTiler for the logic on how to render an image as tiles on a (google) map. Instead of storing the single tiles locally in a folder structure I want to use Djatoka. I'm able to ...
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Separation of Land - Body waters

Let me start by saying that I am not a GIS expert nor a cartographer , and my knowledge of GIS is limited to the quasi-null professional training I had as an architect. My question here was ...
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What are the requirements for using Google's GEvent?

For a current project, we need to know when a Google map is done loading all of its tiles. I found the following question, which was for the same basic problem: register event "loadend" on ...
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Calculate length and area with Google Maps API v3

Google Maps API v2 had great methods for lines and polygons to calculate length and area. v3 is lacking these methods (maybe just for now?). What other options do I have for calculating line length ...
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cartodb.js highlight the polygons on mouse hover for Google map v3

We are using cartodb.js with Google map v3. We are trying to highlight the polygons on mouse-hover. Is there a way to highlight the polygon on Google map using cartodb layer?
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Styled markers : how to get bouncing markers with location dots?

I want to mark important location with bigger markers (pointer with forks) and smaller location with normal markers (colored dots). I want big markers to bounce on hover. How to acheive this effect in ...
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Is google maps static api free?

I'd like to write an app which uses google maps (via javascript library like gmaps.js). I'll GET the GPS positions from my server and I'll use google maps+js library to draw them on map. I don't ...
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google map api v3 large/complex polygons

I have quite some large/complex polygons I'd like to overlay on a Google map. I can do this but wondered what the best/fastest way is to load them? I have tried using a KML but understand there are ...
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How to merge several google map images into one?

I want to have a high resolution aerial photo of a catchment area. I took some images from google maps and georeferenzed these and saved them as a layer file. but how can I merge them now that I have ...
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What is the best API to use GeoTools or uDig (for the context of my application)?

I am trying to develop a java application that displays : Google maps, Openstreetmap and Bing Map Data. So which is the best SDK to use in this contet Geotools or uDig ?
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OpenLayers - Vector Layer and Google Maps - vector layer and google layers don't seem to be in sync when zooming on Chrome

I am working with a Google Layer and a vector layer in OpenLayers. I was wondering if anyone else noticed any problems with Chrome displaying Google Maps layers on OpenLayers? It seems that when I ...
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Why does my WMS layer overlap the Google Maps v3 logo?

I'm using Google Maps v3 as a base layer and on top of that I create an overlay pointing to my WMS (streets and avenues). A few months ago all works fine, my WMS layer was not overlapping the Google ...
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Zooming Google Maps to fit the extents of a Fusion Table layer

How can I zoom a Google Maps control to fit the contents of a Fusion Table layer? The layer only contains pushpin / marker point data. One method is to perform a REST query on the Fusion Table and to ...
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Where can i find free mapnik map styles with focus on waterways?

I am using Google maps for my map tiles. These tiles are very road oriented. As i am making an application for waterways i would like to change my map so that its main focus is on waterways. I have a ...
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How to map our data with Google Map data

I want to add all the bus route data and create a route finding app for my country since Google map has no data about bus routes in my country but with JavaScript API i could get the shortest path ...
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Georeferencing with Quantum GIS and reprojecting to EPSG:900913

I'm trying to reproject a map to EPSG:900913 The image I'm reprojecting is the following http://i.imgur.com/HmfLW.png I'm using the cities as reference points obtaining the coordinates from Google ...
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Retrieve road segment from Google or Bing Maps

Let me see if I would be able to explain this correctly... Both Bing and Google Map geocoders can return you and a point given an address. Is there any way to retrieve an 'address range' instead i.e. ...
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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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Import Google Maps locations to ArcMap

I have a problem with importing a list of coordinates to ArcMap. I have a shape file of regions of Chile and I would like to add a list of locations with coordinates I got from Google Maps. The shape ...
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How to add link in ArcGIS Online web map popup to google or bing driving directions?

I have an ArcGIS webmap with school boundaries. I would like to provide a link in the pop up that takes a public user to a free routing website like Bing or Google with the directions to their ...
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Exporting massive gps tracks to a map

I have about 1000 vehicle equiped by a GPS sensor and 3G connection. Each vehicle feeds a csv file -using 3G connection- with its current location every 5 sec. Each vehicle have its own CSV file. ...
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Conversion from Namibian Coordinates to Google Maps (WGS84)

I have coordinates in Namibia, but don't know how to convert them to use them in Google Maps. The system is Lo22/19°. Then Y: +55 435,89 X: -498 157,28 Can anyone help with a conversion?
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GoogleMaps URL string to display unique marker

This is a topic I thought as easy as pie to solve with just a Google search and which is in fact quite complicated. When I use the following URL string to open a GoogleMaps window on a specific ...
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Render data on top of Google Maps

I have an interpolated temperature data samples that covers a map evenly. The data is in the form of (lat,lon,temp). I want to render that data on top of google maps. I tried google heat maps and the ...
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Plotting multiple addresses with distance to specific POI

I'm not sure if this is the correct place for this question but here goes. I am getting ready to move to a different city. Right now I have about 80 houses to choose from. One of my parameters for ...
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Routing with multiple points

I am using postgreSQL, postGIS and pgrouting. Now I am really confused on how am I going to find the shortest path between multiple points. I know how to find it between two points through dijkstra ...
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dynamically aggregate data based on user input and create KML to be displayed on map

I want to dynamically aggregate data based on user input (basically firing a sql on my database ) and create a dynamic KML file out of that and display it on google map using their java script API . ...
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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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making choropleth maps using PostGIS Windows

i read an article on chicago tribune blog about making maps, it consist on "making choropleth maps using PostGIS, TileMill, Mapnik and Google Maps" on Mac environnement, my question is how we can ...
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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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How to cluster 2 datasets in Google Maps API V3?

I'd like to produce a map that shows thousands of Markers. I'm using Markersclusterer to show all these markers. Yesterday, I received another huge data set (completely different) and I'd like to see ...
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How to display ONLY local country names in google maps?

I am using google maps in an application where it is important that country labels display the country name in the local language. If you pass in certain language parameters that google maps ...
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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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How to display Google Fusion Table map search result attributes

I am creating a map with Google Fusion Tables that will allow me to search for a local food product and display on a map the retailer that carries it. Along with showing on the map the location of ...
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R with ggplot2/ggmap - How to load a png image as a map

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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How to highlight multiple cities/towns in Google Maps?

I'm trying to create a service area map in Google Maps. When one searches for a city or town, Google outlines the town in a light red. If possible, I'd like to have multiple towns selected in this ...