The process of generating an image from a model.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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() ...