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What is the state of the art in html5 geospatial applications?

I am very interested in the html5 canvas element for maps; work like Cartagen from an MIT Media Lab researcher looks very promising, for example. There is some interesting SVG based work at ...
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Creating a small web-mapping/map-tiling service

I am looking for a small-scale and easy way to present one or more polygon shapefiles online (on a municipal website without any existing map-server infrastructure, to be precise). Right now, I'm ...
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What python web-mapping framework to use?

I am interested in developing a web-mapping application. I am relatively familiar with Python and so i'm looking for a python framework. What are my options? what are the pros and cons of each option? ...
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Advice on a generic open-source package roadmap

I just wanted to ask an advice from the open source GIS gurus on a recommended stack to use for my envisioned project, as I do not fully understand the limits of the possible with most packages. I ...
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How to apply custom Google map style in OpenLayers?

Recently I stumbled upon interesting article showing potential of adding custom styles to Google Maps. Some examples of styled maps can be seen here and you can design your own from scratch here. ...
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Comparing two maps with nice web interface?

Is it possible in Leaflet or OpenLayers to compare two maps with a bar to slide between the two? Examples include: ...
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Displaying cross-sections on a web page

I'm looking for inspiration and possible tools on how to display cross-sections on a (dynamic) webpage. More specifically I have to show on these cross-sections how underground pipelines are located ...
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What are the advantages of using Rails for a GIS/mapping application?

I've heard some good things about Rails, but I don't know much about it yet. There are only a few questions about Rails on GIS.SE (and there's not even a Rails tag). Is it worthwhile to learn about ...
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What is the best web editor and server for postgis?

I'm looking for a web editor (similar to openstreetmap) that works with an map Server (postGIS). This should permit edit and create new structures on map. What is the best option? Can you help me? ...
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Best practices for visualising clustered features in web maps?

I'm looking for the best symbol to display clustered features in the ArcGIS Server JS API. I don't like the "fly-out" animated cluster symbol, as used in the Silverlight API clustering or the JS ...
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What is the best free web GIS browser?

Hi I have created several projects for several different clients. Each project has OS maps, shapefile layers from Government Bodies, Shapefile layers created, AutoCAD dxf loaded in (in various ...
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Toward a protocol for encoding vector data as image

This is a follow up to this question: How to create Vector Polygons at the same amazing speeds GISCloud is able to render them? In his answer, Yagi outlines a rationale for encoding geographic ...
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Looking for a Table of Contents sample for the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API

Where can I find an example of a Table of Contents control to plug into the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API 2.3? Ideally it should support feature/dynamic/tiled layers; show symbology; and allow grouped ...
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What is a “mashup”?

GIS users mix spatial data layers from an early age of GI science. What is new in the concept of "mashup"? Is it something really new, or only a trendy word?
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How could I crowdsource spatial data with online clickable map?

Here in northern Tanzania we are experiencing a huge westward butterfly migration - originally those of us who saw it thought it was local but it turns out that it's very widespread. We're getting ...
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30,000 data points… can this be reasonably served using openlayers?

I'm trying to tackle a web GIS problem and need to figure out the best strategy. I have a map with 30,000 cells on it forming a grid for the province of Alberta. I have a list of data points for ...
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Using local mbtiles in openlayers?

--The problem-- I've successfully added mbtiles from Mapbox free online source to OpenLayers, but cannot figure out how to get the mbtiles I've created/stored locally to show up in OpenLayers. --The ...
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Good examples of interactive maps and associated technologies?

The display of maps and data within an interactive framework is becoming more prevalent online. I'm thinking beyond merely the ability to pan/zoom/control layers, but more along the lines of ...
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Are there open-source alternatives to ArcGIS online that can be hosted on my own server?

I know this might be too broad topic. But I am looking for web-GIS portal similar to ArcGIS online that is self-installable (configurable) to be hosted in my private server. The main features should ...
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Difference between a WMTS and a WMS?

What is the main difference between a Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) and a Web Map Service (WMS) When should you choose one over the other? What are the (dis)advantages by choosing one ...
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Web mapping software for a huge raster time series?

I'm an ArcGIS Desktop user who is stepping into the world of web mapping for the first time. Following advice I found here on GIS.SE, I started with the free tutorials from OpenGeo. However, I ...
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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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What web mapping libraries are suitable for indoor maps?

I am looking for a custom mapping library but not to display an actual geographical area but to display a custom floor-plan. I have been looking for a while but most of the solutions that I found are ...
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Design question: what's the role of WFS-T in this kind of webapp?

I have more experience in "traditional" (Java EE) webapp development, and I am trying to figure out a decent design for a mapping web application. My application has a map, and users can see and edit ...
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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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Looking for collaborative webmapping projects

I´m looking for open source collaborative web mapping projects which allow vector editing, wms display and other features like comments, photo-uploads etc. I´ve only found Ushahidi and Sahana so far, ...
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How to serve local maps for an offline HTML5 webmapping app?

How could one serve maps (tiles in wherever format possible) within a Android device to be consumed by an offline webmapping app also accessed within the device's browser?
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Is there a web mapping server works on a linux shared hosting account?

Question: Is there a web mapping server software out there that works on a typical linux shared hosting account? Background: I have been trying find a web mapping server that would allow me to serve ...
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How to put zipcodes data onto a web map?

This is to create a cellphone coverage map. I'm being given a list of zipcodes and need to create a detailed static cellphone map (plus, ideally, an interactive zoomable map) of cellphone coverage ...
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Data visualization and maintenance tool

Background Looking to leverage an existing GIS system for exploring organizational data. Architecture The following figure represents a high-level overview of the system's desired features: The ...
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How Can I make UTFGrid files?

I have been looking at the UTFGrid specification and the usage of UTFGrid in Openlayers. How do I create the required UTFGrid files for my data in PostGIS?
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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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gdal2tiles.py generates wrong tiles / MapTiler the right ones

I'm trying to generate tiles with gdal2tiles.py and the resulting tiles are stored as 18/132639/164219. If I do the same thing with MapTiler (the GUI variant of gdal2tiles) the tile result is ...
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How to create an interactive map with jQuery and HTML?

I want to develop a map in JQuery and HTML. It needs to show world country borders. It must be enabled mouse hover effect and also popup (when mouse over) in which I can add my own text. What JS ...
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How to create shortest route and multiple routes service using openlayers?

I created a digital database of many important features and locations of my city. and I want to create a web application in which shortest distance between two locations can be calculated and ...
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Testing software (like QTP ,Selenium) for ESRI platform (Desktop and Web based)

Does anybody know any testing software/tools for ArcGIS platform (version 10.1). Specifically : Customized ArcGIS Desktop application & Web application. I researched on Google but am not able to ...
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PostGIS data visualization

I have dump my data in PostGIS from shapefile successfully. I made a postgres connection through PHP and that also returning the data of other field. But the main problem is GEOM field visualization. ...
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How to publish my map on the web? [closed]

I want to publish my map is created in QGIS 1.7.4 version on to the web.Can u pls suggest me how to publish the map with proper documentaion and screen shots if possible?
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What server and API to use for displaying complex polygons with dynamic symbology?

Background I need to interface a map into an existing website which allows the user to query a database and which currently results in a table listing population statistics per county. For example, ...
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Problem with Swiss coordinate system overlay in WMS

I have administrative boundaries data for communities in Switzerland from SwissTopo. Original data came in shape files with 'Bessel 1841 Hotine Oblique Mercator Azimuth Natural Origin' projection. ...
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Alternative layperson-friendly names for 'Legend'?

I am making a mobile mapping app that has a button that displays a legend. Because my legend is initially hidden from view, it is really important the text I put in the button that displays the ...
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PHP tile server

I am newbie in PHP. I am using tileserver.php to serve my *.mbtiles as web map. I have configure it and when I am trying to access the localhost it replying like following Now please help me to ...
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Is Geoserver's “styler” plugin dead?

The "Styler" plugin for Geoserver promised flexible styling of your data, using the GeoExt library: The user guide tells you to first install the REST plugin, and then extract the styler zip file ...
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Is there a way to limit the overview map to a certain zoom level?

The OpenLayers overview map control works great when I use standard options. I would like to limit the overview to one resolution, but I can't seem to find the right combination of values for the ...
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mapserver displays raster image in mirror

I've installed Mapserver and used a map file to set a raster layer and vector(shp) layers on top of it. However, although displayed in the expected order, the png file is displayed in mirror(compared ...
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Is latitude / longitude a universal coordinate system?

I hear people complain: my biggest gripe with google spatial apis is that they hide the fact that latitude/longitude is not a universal coord system My question is Is latitude / longitude a ...
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Collaborative webmapping systems/platforms

What are the existing collaborative webmapping systems/platforms? I am looking for some information like on this page for wiki softwares, but specific to out-of-the-box on-line geographical data ...
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How to get a copy of the raw photo from the Mapillary app

In Mapillary's documentation it says the photos are stored in the "app folder" before upload, and are deleted afterwards. I have looked around the filesystem but can't find them. I don't necessarily ...
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Web Mapping SNMP polling and databases

I am doing a project that involves Web Mapping. The project involves having a simulated communications network for a wind turbine company. My project involves building a user front end to display ...
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What sub-meter geolocation solutions exist and how can I integrate them into a web and mobile mapping workflow?

I am the manager of seven water systems. What I am trying to do is map out every meter and valve on to a map and then my workers can have the maps on their iPhones so when they have to go fix a water ...