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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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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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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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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 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 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 to render Multi-Response GeoJSON tiles

I am using TileStache to combine and server multiple vector layers in a single Mutli-Response GeoJSON tile, which is basically all my individual tiles/layers (GeoJSONs containing either roads, pois, ...
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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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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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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 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 render bottom layers after higher ones in QGIS?

I'm using QGIS 2.14.3. Is it possible to render bottom layers after higher layers while still keeping them underneath? (or can rendering only be bottom-up?) I have seen the "control rendering order" ...
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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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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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Map on canvas renders after image saving

I'm a beginner to Qgis and Python; i need a script (don't need it to be a plugin) to get maps of selected features from a layer satisfying certain conditions; Here is my code: from qgis.gui import * ...
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QGIS reduce density of points displayed

I'm working with a considerable amount of points and I would like to be able to display only part of them since they overlap a lot and are cumbersome to display. Most of them form a trajectory so ...
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How to render layer into png in a standalone application?

I would like to use standalone appliction to apply .qml style to a layer and use QgsMapRenderer() to save it as image on a hard disk. The are a lot of questions like mine at this site and it seems ...
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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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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 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 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 is QGIS only one label rendering at a time?

I'm new to QGIS, but I'm experiencing what I think is a bug. When I load the qgis_sample_data landcover raster and lakes vector layers, then enable labels for NAMES on that layer, I can only ever ...
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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 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 Rule-...
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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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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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Creating a Vector Tile base map

I want to create a vector tile base map using my own shapefiles/postgis tables for use on a mobile primarily. By my understanding the process is divided into 3 main steps: Creating/slicing the data ...
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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 to create a dashed polygon border in C++?

In my maps I have a symbol, his type is polygon, I want to change the line style of the border, actually is solid , I had to put it in dash Is there a simple way to change it ? i think to the ...
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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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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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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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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 render tm2 projects

What are the options for rendering tm2 projects? As far as I know the open source Mapbox tm2 projects have proprietary data sources (like OSM Bright 2), thus they are of little use, but some other ...
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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. ...
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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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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, Chrome,...
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QGIS canvas refresh & rendering control from plugin?

Plugin Description I have been working on a plugin which essentially doing the same as "GPS information" live tracking but with capability of displaying two GPS streams. I am comparing streams and ...
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Rendering features based on relationships using ArcGIS for Server?

We are trying to determine an efficient way of rendering features depending on values in a different table. Background is this: We have a few thousand features in a MapService on an ArcGIS Server and ...
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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 ...