An image file containing a section of map.

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How to convert a bing maps quadkey to mercator coordinates

How do you convert a bing maps quad key, such as "03200320023" to coordinates in mercator virtual earth (epsg 3857) coordinate system? I've got an algorithm to convert to coordinates in latitude ...
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Populate planet with data

i have a game that described a planet and is a sphere. on the client side, the world is separated to tiles (images) and i mapped it follow by this and this, so now when the user is zooming / dragging ...
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Disk space and numbers of tiles for world layer

I'm thinking about testing tiles generation of a world layer for webmapping. In this context, I want to know how I can calculate the number of tiles (256x256 for tilecache if I remember) I will need ...
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Is Tile same as Layer?

Is there difference between a tile server or a layer server? Can I load tile in ArcGIS control in WPF from some other source? Can I host my own layer server? Or is there any such thing as layer ...
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Are there open access terrain tiles with a permissive license like OSM?

Are there open access terrain pyramidal map tiles with a permissive usage license like OpenStreetMap's? I'm building aviation-related maps with Polymaps and need a good raster basemap. The Google ...
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Performance of google map tile creation processes

I know that question is rather vague but please bear w/me. I'm trying to get an idea of what sort of product performance - specifically timing - people have seen for various methodologies they have ...
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Tiling Vector data without losing geometrical and topological information

I am trying to figure out a way to sub-divide a vector based map into smaller blocks. I can tile the map based on different strategies such as q-tree. However, it is unavoidable to cut some polylines ...
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Difference between Geoserver stores: ImageMosaic, WorldImage, ImagePyramid

What are the differences between the Geoserver stores ImageMosaic, WorldImage, and ImagePyramid? I noticed that ImagePyramid is no longer included in the latest Geoserver. Is one of these more ...
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What tile/tiling strategy should I use with GeoNode/GeoServer?

I've got a wicked GeoNode instance running, loaded with some basic vector data. I want to be able to serve our local-County aerial imagery as a basemap within GeoNode. I am thoroughly overwhelmed with ...
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Is there an online tile-based elevation service?

I am working on an application that requires the elevation at a given lat/long coordinate for lots of closely spaced coordinates along any given irregular path. (The path is a trace of a ...
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Advice on benchmarking my Tile Server (Apache2+mod_wsgi)

I'm wondering what advice people have for benchmarking a tile server? Specifically, I'm running a TMS using TileLite, and Vector Tiles using TileStache. Both are running under Ubuntu Server 10.10 / ...
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What methods are there to produce map tiles for google maps?

newbie to stack exchange here. I'm currently using the automatic tile cutter found here to make the standard 256x256 tiles required to make a custom map type for my map. The map tile cutter script ...
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Maximum number of Tiled Layers in Open Layers

I'm developing an OpenLayers site where the client wants a dozen layers that can be individually turned on and off, which is a bit of a bummer in terms of performance. The data is PostGIS and static ...
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How to cut a 'tiled image' from a raster dataset using GDAL?

I am working on an app that needs to create tiles (jpeg) from a given raster dataset. My initial inclination was to use gdal2tiles.py, but its performance seems like it could be improved. That leads ...
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How do you publish map caches from ArcGIS Data and Maps for Server?

I haven't published ESRI-supplied data before, but I followed the instructions that came with the Data and Maps for ArcGIS Server 10. When I view the supplied MXD file for a map cache, it's just a ...
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Google Maps with Tiled Image

I'm trying to get a weather image to display on Google Maps, however in my comparisons to others it seems as if my image is slightly to small (Vertically).. I'm wondering what I might have done wrong ...
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What is the wire format for Google's new vector map tiles?

Google recently released new vector cartography for their mobile maps. I'm curious if anyone here has any insight into the wire format they use for transmission? I've experimented with a few formats ...
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How do algorithms load pieces of maps?

If the user moves the mouse pointer to the top left corner of the screen, I want my software to auto-load the three tiles that are closest to the mouse pointer. My assumptions are that the smaller are ...
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What's the easiest way to move tile-based services?

We're still running ArcGIS 9.3.1 for a short while longer, and have been tiling more of our data, which is great until we have to deploy it. Deploying currently consists of transferring the entirety ...
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Delivering map tiles in real-time without caching? [closed]

I am wondering how useful would you find to have a way to deliver map tiles quickly over the web without worrying about caching or seeding them? With raster map engines we know that this is a ...
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How to georeference a web mercator tile correctly using gdal?

As an example I will take the following tile http://a.tile.openstreetmap.org/3/4/2.png and save it as "4_2.png". The WGS84 coordinates of this tile can be calculated or read there by clicking the ...
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OpenLayers with my own OSM data server

I've gone through the process of setting up my own OSM database / tile server by setting up PostGIS, importing the Planet.osm data snapshot (took a few days), and setup Mapnik / cascadenik, etc. I ...
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Converting huge geotiffs to tilepyramid

I'm trying to convert a 20 GB LZW compressed geotiff to a tilepyramid using gdal2tiles. Unfortunately, gdal2tiles seems not to be able to handle this, after running it for 10 hours it still hasn't ...
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Rendering custom OpenStreetMaps style (land=white, water=black): do I need a dedicated computer just to do this?

EDIT: My goal is NOT to use OpenStreetMap or cloudmade as a web map. I described exactly what I want ("a full, rasterized set of tiles for the entire world at zoom=10 (around 68 Gigapixels, ...