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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Apply QGIS Style to osm-File like in Open Cycle Map, Landscape Base-Layer

I try to mimick a rendering style like in Open Cycle Map (landscape base layer) in QGIS. However, I'm not able to find certain elements (i.e., wood and rivers) that are used in Open Cycle Map but seem ...
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Rerendering OpenLayers in JSF2

did anyone try rerendering OpenLayers in JSF2? I am using a4j:ajax events, I mark the render atribute with render="map" where map is naturally the id of the openlayers div tag, and I use ...
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Implementing custom IRenderer for ArcGis 10.0/WPF

EDIT: Updates in the bottom As a followup to my earlier question, I'm trying to implement custom symbol rendering for my WPF/ArcGIS application. I'm accessing layers that have been published on the ...
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How to automate creation of PNG maps using Python?

I have a project with 50 vector layers and I have done custom styling for them. Now I want to make around 30 png files with different xmin, ymin, xmax, ymax. The output size (png) should be width ...
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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() ...
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QGIS 2.0 How can i get a precisely Rendering time?

I work with QGIS 2.0.1. I have a large number of raster data files and i selected different methods to represent them. Method: Import all raster data as individual files Method: Generate a single ...
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Why won't GeoServer render my SVG symbols?

I'm trying to use GeoServer to render a point layer with custom symbols. This worked perfectly well when my symbols were PNGs, but we haven't decided exactly what size our symbols should be, so I ...
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Can you reorder a classified vector layer in QGis?

I have a GML file that I'm displaying in QGis - it contains a set of contours and they are written out in such a way that the lowest contour (largest polygon) is drawn last thus covering up all the ...
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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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QGIS: drawing order of lines and polygons (line between polygon)

I have 2 layers. One with forests and lakes (polygon) and one with rivers (line). Now I want the features to draw in that order: The river have to be UNDER the LAKES and the forest have to be UNDER ...
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How to use PyQGIS ( Python QGIS API ) to open/close Update Drawing Order checkbox in QGIS2's Layers (Legend Interface)

Thanks qgis 2, the Legend Interface (layers dockwidget) now has Update Drawing Order check box on right-click mouse context menu. I think this feature can let user temporally closes rendering, then ...
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How to create a color ramp to change the color of a svg image in arcgis javascript api

I have a svg image to create a PictureMarkerSimbol for a feature. How to create a color ramp to change the svg color based on a criteria, like a attribute on my feature? The ideia is like that: var ...
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GeoExt Feature Renderer

I am working with OpenLayers and GeoExt and I have the following problem: I have a point vector layer and I want to create a style that contains 2 symbolizers. In this example they show how this ...
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How to use CropCoverage Render Transformation in Geoserver SLD (WPS)? [closed]

I have yet to find an example on the web (or in code) of anyone using the "Crop Coverage" Render Transformation from a Geoserver SLD. Does anyone have an example or at least be able to point me to ...