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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1answer
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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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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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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Drawing text and line-dasharray

Is it possible with TileMills and CartoCSS?
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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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1answer
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ArcGIS JSAPI draw toolbar tooltips not displayed in IE10

I am experiencing an issue where draw toolbar tooltips are not displayed in IE10 when using the ArcGIS JSAPI. Try the following example in IE10 and chrome (draw a polygon to see what I mean) ...
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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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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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1answer
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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 ...
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How to send polygon data to wms?

I use OpenLayers and GeoServer. I can read kml file format from OpenLayers. And I want to edit this polygon in kml. So I want polygon data(polygon circle and center coordinate etc..) to GeoServer.
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1answer
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Adding custom shapes to a new shapefile

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and I drew a rectangular shape to designate a junction on a map and i would like to add that to a new shapefile. Could you please give me some ideas.
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1answer
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customize handlerOptions

when i customize handlerOptions of drawfeature, savestrategy not work. Thats my code : var handoptions = { handlerOptions: { freehand: true, style: { ...
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DeleteFeature without click

controlPoint = function (feature) { alert(feature); pointNumber = 1; draw.deactivate(); ...
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How to create vector-based maps showing historic borders [closed]

I'm an absolute beginner in map making. I want to create digital maps with European historic borders that all have the same projection and style. All the data should be vectorized. My idea is to ...
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Blank Shapefile output?

When executing the following command string in the active browser, Qgis projects the triangle polygon and associated attribute table correctly. Upon reopening the shapefile in a new browser, the ...
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Draw polygon shape via Qbutton

Ideally; a Ui Qbutton is needed that will activate map canvas editing to add a polygon via the classic mouse click rubber band method. Upon a concluding right click with the active tool, editing ...
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How to draw a custom map on top of base layer

I'm looking for the easiest way to draw a custom layer and export it as a tile cache. Basically what I would like to be able to do is load a base layer, and then draw objects and annotations on top ...