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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 ...
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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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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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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:{ lat:...
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Geocoding API: house number precision for Europe (Germany/Austria), other than google?

I am looking for an affordable geocoding option with the following criteria: commercial use <500$/month allows to store LatLng results in my DB house Number precision for Austria and Germany ...
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Need to include GPS data in a GIS system

I work for a small telematics company and we received a request from one of our clients about integrating their vehicle GPS locations to their ArcGIS system. Our current system simply displays this ...
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Inserting coordinates from Google Maps into a Database

My question is pretty basic. I am using Android Google Maps to take the coordinates off a location on the map and I want to insert it into a PostgreSQL database. I know I have to use PostGIS but how ...
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Any way to view/create/edit Google My Maps KML files on Android?

I have two large (several hundred features) maps created by Google My Maps that I use for my field research. They contain important information required by the field crew for their work on site. ...
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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 Africa,...
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Simplifying Shapefile using ArcGIS Desktop or alternative?

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'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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how to extract lat long from WKT data?

i want to extract lat long form WKT data and stores into arary list i have tried one solution which is proposed by a user but it has some problems String str = tv.getText().toString(); str = ...
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Why are the tile coordinates different in Google maps and Google earth?

I have a .NET application that typically uses the standard Google Maps JavaScript API V2. Within this application I am using a GTileLayerOverlay to add my own custom dynamic tile layer. function ...
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What software to use for political analysis? [closed]

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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How to pull lat/lng from a map canvas and update a database

So if i want to pull out lat/lngs after user clicks on a map canvas (lat/lngs are pulled using any javascript API (leaflet, wax etc.) and add this to a postgresql database using a query, how do i do ...
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Given city and state, how to get the nearest zip code in US

We have a situation where user enters a city, state for which we need to find a corresponding zip code. In case there is no corresponding zip code, we are required to find a zip code that close to the ...
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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) http://www.dianping.com/...
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Way to “rip” bicycle directions from Google Maps Classic?

It's very unfortunate that Google Maps Classic no longer exports routes as a KML file, and Google Maps Engine Lite isn't as easy to use. So I was wondering if it were possible to somehow "rip" a ...
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Attempting to use ST_DWithin to locate objects within a given distance of meters using SRID 4326

I'm a Rails developer with minimal GIS experience, working with PostGIS and the RGeo gem. I'd like to find all of the cows within 500 meters of my current location. So, I'll create a model for my ...
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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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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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Client Zoom in OpenLayers with Google layer

I'm displaying some features on a map, but the features are somewhat on the small side and can't be easily viewed at default zoom levels. Using the Client Zoom example, I was able to enable acceptable ...
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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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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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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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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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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 = geography:...
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How to get categorized list of all entities in a particular area of Google Maps/Open Street Maps?

I have been asked by my Professor to get the list of all kinds of entities for a particular area. Here by entities I mean - Names and(or) Addresses categorically resolved to residential area, ...
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Using ArcPy to zoom to Y,X (string) coordinate pair copy/pasted from Google Maps?

I frequently use google maps to find locations, and paste the coordinates into the "go to XY" toolbar in decimal degrees. It's a bit repetitive to paste the latitude into one box, and the longitude ...
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QGIS OpenLayers 3 Google Maps not zooming

Google Satellite will not zoom. Although the scale changes as I zoom, as the map is re-rendered, it zooms out to its maximum extent every time. This first happened in the latter part of November ...
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OpenLayers behaves problematic after certain zoom level in Google Maps Satellite view

I have some polygon data in .shp format to show in Google Maps Satellite view. I can show them well until certain zoom level. But after certain level (zoom level 17 or 18), OpenLayers layer and ...
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Is it possible to query via bounding box in the Google Maps Static API?

We have a Qt program written in C++ to request wms tiles and display them. This works fine. Now we want to display imaginery from Google Maps and due to some restrictions in our program, we can't use ...
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Interactive Web Maps That Update as Users Change Attributes

I want to create an interactive map where users can go to the website, click on a polygon in the map, and have a chioce of three options. When they click one, it will change the color and update the ...
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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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Google Infowindow Position

I am using google maps and using markers on the map. When user clicks on any marker showing related information in the Infowindow and every thing is working fine. But every time the infowindow opens ...
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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(...); map.getProjection()....
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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 : google.maps....
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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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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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What is Google's source for topographic data?

I'm looking for as detailed as possible topographic data for a certain area and have found information displayed by Google Maps to be far more detailed than what is provided by 7.5 minute maps (from ...
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Where to host private CartoDB/Leaflet web app

I am looking for suggestions/recommendations on where to host my cartodb/leaflet map site. It needs to be private with authorized users and have a document management system. So, I was thinking ...