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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 way to render lines with a smooth (bezier) curves in QGIS?

I am moving from creating maps with Illustrator to making them with QGIS and actual data. One of the things I haven't been able to re-create in QGIS are the smooth curved lines I can get in ...
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What is the replacement for 'setColorShadingAlgorithm' in QGIS 2.6?

I have been struggling with setting the colorshadingalgorithm for a raster layer in QGIS with no success for the past few days. The QGIS cookbook seems to be pretty outdated. Anyways, the code that I ...
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Fastest spatial storage format?

I am wondering what storage method will result in the fastest reading of the map vectors for rendering. SHP? PostGres? SQLite? (They do not change often and I do not need spatial functions for these ...
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How to handle display of nested polygons (census, county/state, etc) for a given map extent

My question is how best to decide which layer (from a set of nested, aggregated census polygons) to display for any given map extent in an online map. Australia's census boundaries are built from ...
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Optimal video cards for GIS programs

I recently purchased a Dell XPS-8300 (i7-2600|16 GB DDR3 RAM|64-bit Windows7) which I intend to use primarily for GIS programs. I bought a refurbished model because it was much cheaper and because I ...
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Obtaining *rendered* OSM data

I'd like to produce a simple walking map with some points of interest. Ideally, I'd like to use the rendered OSM data, as you can get from the page. Using the QGIS OSM plugin, I can only download a ...
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How to use scale -rule based renderer in QGIS?

I wish to render a shapefile of builindings such that at scales below 1:5000, they have a border, and above 1:5000, they do not have a border. For this, I went into layer properties, selected ...
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Dynamic rendering on a layer with a long SQL query

I have a question on dynamic rendering with the cartodb APIs. These APIs are new for me. Data is a big layer stored in cartoDB (about 30 000 polygons). In my application the default rendering of ...
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Any Good Map Rendering Engines for SqlGeometry/SqlGeography

Can anyone suggest good map rendering engines for MS SQL Server Spatial types (SqlGeometry/SqlGeography)? By rendering, I mean plot the geometries to a common image format such as png or jpeg with ...
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qgis 2.10.1. mac - geotiff singleband pseudocolor [duplicate]

i've installed mac version from kyngchaos including all required packages ... ... and just noticed the following: while windows version behaves like expected when trying to render an ordinary tif via ...
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Problems while rendering with Atlas

when I export my data genereated with the openLayers using Atlas rendering is always incomplete. Atlas is rendering too fast so that the data from openLayers is not completely loaded. Do anyone ...
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How to filter features in a layer?

I am trying to display certain features in a shapefile-based layer using QGIS. I have found the subset function in the properties panel, which does exactly what i want, but is too tedious given that I ...
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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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How to save the Map Canvas as PNG with transparent background programmatically?

I wrote a script to create a big number of heatmaps for a given scenario. I would like to save the result of every heatmap as a png image. I have figuered it out doing it with simple Map Rendering but ...
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Need help getting started with QgsComposition

I am using QgsComposition for the first time, but I fail at the first step :-( mapRenderer = iface.mapCanvas().mapRenderer() line 31, in mapRenderer = iface.mapCanvas().mapRenderer() ...