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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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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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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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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 do I rotate the OSM map before printing?

What is the simplest way to rotate and render Openstreetmap data, and still get a nice render? For example Toronto, would fit best rotated slightly on a page in landscape mode, so the northern ...
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Can Mapnik render spatial data from SQL Server?

This is a very simple question - I just want to know if anybody can confirm that they have successfully used Mapnik to render tiles directly from data held in SQL Server. (And, if so, what did you do ...
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Maps, black and white/ gray scale printing

I'm working on Mapserver to do beautiful maps with AGG rendering Until now, I've only thought about the best way to get color maps. Now, I have to think how to make color ones compatible with a grey ...
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How Can I Make QGIS Stop Blinking Every Time I Pan?

The way QGIS draws the canvas when panning is quite annoying. If I pan the map even a little bit everything goes blank for a second or two before the layers are drawn. It looks like this happens only ...
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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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Render the PostGIS OSM data in 3d?

I wonder is there any open-source application that can query a PostGIS-enabled database and render the resulting OSM map in 3d. The only thing I have found so far is Navit, but it renders only from ...
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How to Optimize Openstreetmap Tile Rendering?

I am currently trying to render Water (3,198,333 records) and detailed world borders (processed_p) for the world. I am successful in rendering both layers, but I am not happy with performance. My ...
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Leaflet: How to enable pan & zoom while GeoJSON still rendering?

I've overlaid a huge GeoJSON geometry on top of my Leaflet map, covering about 20 countries' borderlines (about 1,5 million vertices) using "L.geoJson". Each time I zoom in/out, the computer has to ...
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Why does the 3D Analyst 2D export renderer create anomalies?

A lot have been improved in the 3D Analyst 10 including the ability to export large scenes as large 2D images. However, some problems still exist one of which is: When I export a scene that contains 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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QGIS renders outlines where none should be

QGIS always renders the borders of a feature polygon. How can I disable this? Even if I set Border style to "No Pen" and the colour is exactly the same for different categories there is a small grey ...
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How do I know when to use a map server or a tile server?

I'm new in GIS tech and I still have some questions about GIS. I wanted to know why to choose a map server (mapserver, geomap) instead of a tile server (tilestream, tilecache or tilestache) + tile ...
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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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Is it be possible to re-render parts of a tile pyramid when postgis table updates?

I have this idea of using postgis together with a tile renderer for serving my organization with tiled maps. As I believe my data will be partially altered almost on a daily basis it does feel like a ...
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Shapefile layers in QGIS don't display unless I zoom out

I have two shapefile layers in a Qgis project that have problems with zooming. One is a line I copied/pasted in a new layer from a set of height contours and the other one is a polygon layer I created ...
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How to render features with different symbols depending on in memory data?

We are developing a complex ArcMap extension software which contains class extensions, a workspace extension and some ArcMap extensions. The purpose of the software is to link our existing management ...
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Can you set a QGIS print composer to render the map as default?

I have set up a number of templates for the print composer in QGIS. In the Print Composer, there is the option to have the map image displayed in 3 ways: as a blank rectangle with no updates until ...
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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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Google Maps/ OpenLayers only rendering top left tiles

I'm seeing a weird issue with Google Maps and OpenLayers. When loading a page as shown below, only the two top-left tiles render, leaving the rest of the map blank. I looked in the Network tab 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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Manually building a tile server

I use this instruction http://switch2osm.org/serving-tiles/manually-building-a-tile-server-12-04/ I have the problem on the step "Starting your tileserver" sudo mkdir /var/run/renderd sudo chown ...
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How to control the rendering priority/order of feature layers?

I am displaying polygon, line and point feature layers on a button click event and adding layers in order based on their geometry type, e.g.: polygon -> line -> point. In certain cases layers are ...
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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 to control how points are displayed across different programs

I'm completely new to GIS, but I'm trying to control how Points are displayed (shape, color, size, etc) across different programs (ArcGis, qGis, etc). Is there a way to control the rendering of ...
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Dynamically rendering polygon, point, and line features

I have a Feature Collection consisting of features having id, color_code, etc as attributes. I have to render this feature with the color in the color_code attribute. Is this possible and please ...
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Rendering local osm files android dev

I'm development an android app for navigate inside the university campus, it's my graduation project :). I did the campus map with Josm, now I have it in .osm I found many libraries and frameworks ...
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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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Why does Save as “Rendered Image” change the raster styling?

Rasters exported from QGIS (via Save As > Rendered Image) do not retain original styling. See attached. Any thought on how to prevent this error? The top image is exported from QGIS as a .bmp, the ...
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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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arcpy.mapping.ExportToTIFF fails to render layer?

Has anyone else had this problem? I have an mxd file with two layers in it, one of which is fairly 'heavy' (i.e. takes a minute or so to draw). All layers are visible by default. I have the ...
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OpenLayers.Renderer.Symbols custom named by function

Is there any approach to define custom OpenLayers.Renderer.symbol by a function? For example, instead of making a symbol for each 3-pointed, 4-pointed, 5-pointed etc. star ...
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Symbolizer with external GIF image is not rendered pixel-perfect

We want to pinpoint some locations on a map with some external GIF symbolizers. The issue we have is visible in the attached image*: looks like somethings happens on a sub-pixel level, so that the ...
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IUniqueValueRenderer on Polyline and Points made my Features all invisible

I am currently using IUnique value renderer like this: foreach (string nodeType in nodes) yield return new KeyValuePair<string, ISymbol>(nodeType, CreateNewSymbol() ); public static ...
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MapServer - map rendered at the wrong angle

I've just started using MapServer to check the topology in my database, and whenever I render a map I have to flip the image vertically and then rotate it quite a bit to get it facing North. I've set ...
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MapServer rendering at the lowest zoom levels

I am developing a web mapping application based on OpenLayers and using a WMS layer from MapServer (the source data for this layer is stored in PostGIS database) and I am facing the following problem: ...
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GeoJSON Rendering in Leaflet

I have published a wms using the QGIS Cloud and on top of it I am overlaying the same data (countries of Europe), using GeoJSON. Have a look at an example here: http://jsfiddle.net/j21kh7ao/ At a low ...
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How do I produce map images for Wikipedia?

I would like to make several map images (e.g. SVG or PNG) like those on wikipedia but in not popular projection. I am interested in scripting solution. Here I found this note: Generation Notes perl ...
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QGIS Newbie Rendering Time

I am new to QGIS and have just installed 1.8.0 on a Gateway laptop that is about 2 years old. It is running Windows 7, has an Intel Core i3 2.13 GHz processor, 4 GB of RAM. I've just brought in my ...
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How to suppress polygon boundaries shared by objects of same type in QGIS?

Given polygons - like landcover in OpenStreetMap or street areas in cadastre - how can one suppress those polygon boundaries which are shared by objects (features) of same type in QGIS (see figure ...
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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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QGIS way to import OSM/Google Maps but remove or exclude extraneous areas, limit geographically the use of OSM

GIS Newbie question, perhaps: But I am looking to place an Open Street Maps/Google Maps layer underneath the rest of my shapefiles for referencing purposes. Let's say for instance, that I am looking ...
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Render a map showing lots of individual traces/routes simultaneously

Google's "My places" is great for showing lots of traces (in my case, paths representing bike rides I've done). But it only shows 20 or so per page. I'd really like a map (a statically rendered .png ...
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What is the compression gained by caching mod_tile's metatile instead png tiles?

What is the level of compression gained caching mod_tile's larger metatile instead of 256 by 256 .png tiles? I am trying to determine the extra cost of storage resources for pre-rendering some set of ...
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GeoTools Dynamic Layer

I need to change the features of a MapLayer in real-time but I don't know how I can update/refresh/repaint the layer on the map without having to remove it and add it again (which creates flickering). ...
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Rendering a map in QgsComposition on Win 7 / 8 in QGIS 2.2.0 with QgsComposerMap gives blank map

I'm writing a plugin for QGIS 2.2.0 which should render a pdf file with a map and some text. The code is working under Linux (current Arch) and Windows XP, but it's not working on Windows 7 or 8. ...