The process of rendering a georeferenced map using GIS software

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How would I draw and visualize custom maps based on OSM data?

I would like to be able to use openstreetmap data for a specific region as a source and "draw" from that the map of infrastructure improvements - mostly roads. I want it to be self-hosted (not ...
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Is there a decent open source map-editor?

I would like to have an open source map editor for drawing a city map? I don't want to use OpenStreetMap. It will be a custom map project. I don't need an advanced GIS system, but a simple ...
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Is there a way to decrease redraws in ARCGIS?

I'm using a huge database on arcgis desktop 9.3.1 and every time I do a pan/zoom I have to wait 0.5-1 minute for the whole database to redraw itself. Is there any way to decrease the amount of redraws ...
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Which data format typically displays fastest in ArcMap?

My organization is working on an application running on ArcGIS Engine. Previous versions of the application used primarily Shapefiles for displaying roads, parcels, buildings, etc. Since I was ...
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How to improve drawn shapes in Quantum-GIS?

I have a polygon-shape in qgis-1.7.0 and want to fix overlays and gaps between the edges of adjacent polygons. See image below. Is there any automated way to do this in quantum-gis? Or any other ...
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How to enable “snapping” in Quantum-GIS while drawing polygons?

I tried to draw polygons in qgis-1.7.0 and I somehow can't find or failed to find the "snapping" option. I'm used to ArcGIS-10.0 where you have some snapping options, like placing points of polygons ...
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How to capture a rectangle within the Quantum GIS software?

I want to use "capture polygon" function in QGIS software to draw the indoor office cubical which is a rectangle shape. But the "capture polygon" function is not able to draw a perfect rectangle ...
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How to draw shapes with highest possible decimal accuracy

I am trying to read input of lat and long to draw the shape based on condition.The input is standard array of lat and long with 15 decimal accuracy. I am realizing - I am loosing some decimal accuracy ...
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MXD Performance - number of layers vs number of datasets

My mxd currently has 5 buildings layers accessing 5 different buildings datasets (one for each of 5 counties). Most often there would only be a single county's buildings in the current view, if that ...
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Generating a vector contour map of fictional terrain

Originally I had asked this on the Graphics Design SE but after some realization of the question I was asking, it's probably better to ask it here. I'm making a fantasy world map in illustrator that ...
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Is there a QGIS bezier curve tool?

I'm a recent convert to QGIS but have been confused about the lack of support for drawing curved shapefiles, especially when Arc has almost too many. A lot of the work that our consultancy do is based ...
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Join two lines in one line

I have an array of Lines and I am using it to draw vectors in my map. I want to replace two superposed Lines (or have short distance between them) with one Line. Here is a picture that helps you to ...
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ArcGIS - possible to set the drawing order of polygon features [duplicate]

I have a table with polygons that I wish to display in a map. I would like the smaller polygons to appear on top of larger polygons. Is there a way to set the drawing order such that the larger ...
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Postcode Shape Files for The USA

I'm using ODL Studio to draw US zip codes, and though I can download the free database and get it to load, I can't figure out how to draw boundaries. The tutorial provided on their site explains how ...
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Creating a fully custom map using OSM infrastructure

I would like to make a fully custom map (fictional, have to start from scratch basically) and use the OSM tools to make following things possible: crowd editing - the source data which is used to ...
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Measure the Length of a Line on a Map after a MOUSE_MOVE Event

One of the actions a user can perform using the ESRI Flex Viewer application is to draw a shape on a map (e.g. a line). Once the user is finished drawing the line, they will double-click the mouse ...
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How to set drawing style for QgsRasterLayer in QGIS 2?

I am using PyQGIS. In QGIS1, I can use: rlayer.setDrawingStyle ( QgsRasterLayer.PalettedColor ) but In QGIS2, I got some errors. I follow pyqgis developer cookbook, put some demo scripts in ...
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OpenLayers polygon fill on IE has black shading

I have an odd problem on with OpenLayers on IE6, IE7 and IE8. A newly drawn polygon has odd black shading. In fact, even the line (stroke) has the same black outline. Works great in Firefox, ...
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How do you show agreement between polygons based on hand-drawn maps?

I'm somewhat new to GIS, coming from a linguistic background, and now I'm trying to make QGIS do something that I want from that background. I have some hand drawn maps with certain areas of the ...
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drawing concentric circles in arcmap 10.1

I am using ArcMap 10.1 and I would like to know if there is a way to draw circles at a specific distance from a georeferenced coordinate. I have a property and I would like to know how far you can ...
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How to draw one rectangle in ArcObjects?

Is there button in ArcObjects "draw rectangle" such as in openlayers? Update Well, I use this code for drawing: ESRI.ArcGIS.Display.IScreenDisplay screenDisplay = Map1.ActiveView.ScreenDisplay; ...
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ArcGIS JSAPI draw toolbar tooltips not displayed in IE10

I am experiencing an issue where the draw toolbar tooltips are not displayed in Internet Explorer 10 when using the ArcGIS Javascript API. Try the following example in Internet Explorer 10 and ...
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Drawing tools to add circles, arrows, lines for QGIS?

I'm pretty new in QGIS and i'm searching a drawing tool like it is possible to find in microsoft word or excel. I search something very user friendly (for dummies!) to add circles, arrows, lines... ...
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Best software to draw lines on Maps (eg. Neighbourhoods or Streets) and then import it into SqlServer 2008?

I wish to draw some custom boundaries (eg. neighbourhoods or streets or city boundaries). What software (free or paid) can I use to do this? I read that google maps recently has support for this? ...
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Is there a way to give the drawing red polygon a higher alpha channel

Is it possible to set the alpha channel a bit higher when drawing? I don't mean the alphachannel of a already finished polygon, that's possible for sure! I mean the red area. It's really stressful ...
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ESRI JS API - How to get event object from Draw Toolbar onDrawEnd

I am using the Draw Toolbar in the Esri Javascript API v3.4 and connecting to the onDrawEnd event using aspect.after(drawingToolbar, "onDrawEnd", drawEndHandleFunction, true); I am using the Draw ...
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Project geometry features upside down

I have shapefiles containing polygons and lines that are used in a mapfile for projecting them through Mapserver. Is there a way in changing the projection of the layers by 180 degrees(i.e. upside ...
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Openlayers 3 Select Interaction style function

I have a style function for LineStrings which will place a circle at each vertex of a feature. When I select the feature it reverts to using the default style even though I have replicated my style ...
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Is there a way to disable right-click in QGIS when drawing

I would like to know if I can disable the rightclick in QGIS. The issue is that I draw polygons that are kind of big, let's say 4000 polygon points. And as you know rightclick brakes the drawing ...
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How to draw a boundary feature of an area?

Which shape file is more appropriate for drawing a boundary of an area. I mean would I take polyline feature or polygon feature for drawing a boundary? I want to digitize a map of metropolitan area. ...
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Adding points with defined intervals in QGIS [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a grid with points of defined intervals (e.g. 5 m). How can I achieve this with QGIS?
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Draw an item from coordinates in QGIS?

Is it possible to draw a line or to draw a triangle or another figure by digit the coordinates of the vertex? I use QGIS 1.8 on windows 7 system.
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How can I use shift or ctrl key without openlayers 3?

I want to verify if Shift or Ctrl key is pressed to make my own multiselection. I use a digitizer to draw polygon, rectangle, etc... to make selection from geometry on server-side (with mapguide ...
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Snapping with polgon drawing

I am drawing a polygon with the drawing function within ArcGIS 10.1. Is there a way to snap orthographically at 90 degrees while using the polygon draw command. I added a picture of what i would ...
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Very basic drawing on a map

I have lat/lng, angle with North and a length of a polygone. I want to draw the polygone on a map. Like in this figure: And I want to adjust opacity of it in realtime. Which GIS or Map viewer I ...
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Can draw points but not polylines in WPF Runtime code

The following C# code works when drawing in Point mode, but not Polyline . . . // "Draw" is ESRI.ArcGIS.Client.Draw object _draw = new Draw(_map); _draw.DrawMode = DrawMode.Polyline; ...
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How can I make a polygon from intersecting lines of different layers in QGIS?

I am constructing a geological map which involves constructing boundaries to areas which vary in style across their length depending on how well defined they. To do this I have created two distinct ...
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Openlayers drawing interaction geometryFunction

Can anyone help me to convert this function so that it is not dependant on the ol3-debug file as I don't know quite what is replaced upon build. The function works but only in debug mode. It is in ...
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Drawing buildings with Holes inside with Openstreetmap XML data

I'm trying to draw a map using OSM raw data.Some of buildings have holes inside (may even more than one hole at a time) . In way list, all I can see is set of "way nodes". Where should I get the ...
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Drawing text and line-dasharray

Is it possible with TileMills and CartoCSS?
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Can typical Meets and Bounds (angles and distances) drawings be accurate in QGIS?

I’ve been working with parcel boundary shape files (.shp), standard satellite imagery, and Meets and Bounds (angles and distances) site maps / legal descriptions for a few weeks. Wondering if those ...
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Update CAD drawings with GIS data [closed]

We need to update 300 separate CAD drawings (a separate dwg file for each map grid page) with 38,000 point features that are currently stored in a geodatabase We need to remove the existing points in ...
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Memory leak updating geometry - ArcGis Runtime .Net

i'm working with ArcGis Runtime SDK for .Net v10.2.5. I have an UDP socket listening and waiting for image data that fires a function executed on a different thread in background. I want to draw ...
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graphics all change to same color when map zooms in or out

As the title states, I have a working "draw tool" where you can draw on the map using polygons, simple marker symbols, lines, and text. Whenever you draw any of these symbols on the map using ...
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openlayers drag control returns wrong XY

I am trying to use a Drag Control in a webgis. My problem begins when I finish the 'move' of a point. That is, originally the point has an XY like -8.308567019533697 and 41.376871762432685, displaying ...
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QGIS, drawing entity with a magnetized knot

I wanted to know if it was possible to draw with a magnetized knot, like Archi or Autocad ... !?
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alternative to mapClickEvent

I use gwt-openlayers lib in my GWT app. I have added a drawFeature control and now I want to show a radius of circle while I draw a feature. Now it looks like this: ...
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JS API - onDrawEnd firing twice

I have a simple editing application with the following code: startEditing : function(template) { var drawingTool = template.template.drawingTool; switch(drawingTool) { case ...
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How to match GPS collected data to routes on Google Maps?

I am using Google Maps to implement a GPS Monitoring system of data collected from vehicles. My problem occurs when the points and lines do not match with the route and cut through other streets and ...
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Best way to create/draw a map (especially indoor)

I'm currently developing an indoor map/room plan for an university project. I've already searched through stackexchange to figure it out but I couldn't find anything similar. So what I currently do ...