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Switching career from GIS Technician/Analyst to GIS Web Map Developer/Programmer?

I am a GIS Analyst at work that dabbles in python scripting in ArcGIS and the Google Maps JavaScript API V3. My professional goal is to either be in web mapping development or desktop/server GIS ...
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Making Geoprocessing Service results table sortable using ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

Im aware a sort() function exists, just not sure where it should be placed in my code. I have a function that draws routes on the map and i'm getting my results that are in my table from those routes. ...
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Error when using spatial query in arcgis silverlight api

I'm developing a webgis using ArcGIS Silverlight API 3.1 . I used esri interactive SDK sample for spatial query in the webgis .The problem is when i draw a freehand polygon and the polygon intersect ...
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Common Web Server for Web Mapping?

I'm planning to create interactive routing map system( for small town only ) which will be running online. My server side language will be PHP and PostGIS/PostgreSQL with using pgRouting and client ...
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Show Geometric Network Topology data in the web

I am trying to locate any API's for JavaScript (or other) that will help me to display current linear Geometric Network Topology and add multiple point/line geometry from JSON in HTML/JS. I ...
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Dynamic labeling looks awful in flex map

I published a service to ArcGIS Server 10.1 from an .mxd with no halos around the labels and created a flex application using the flex viewer. When I browse to the map here and zoom in on an ...
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Leaflet center Marker AND Popup on Map viewport

I want center my marker on popup open.. and centering map not in marker latlng, but on center of marker and popup! The problem is that popup has dinamic content(loaded on click). The map size is full ...
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Building a WebGIS with search functionality for a charity

I am playing with the idea of building a Basic Web based GIS system for a charity. The problem: I work for a charity that deals with people with Cleft Palates. They currently have a website, but ...
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search a point of interest using GeoServer

I develop an application of webmapping using GeoServer, GeoExt and ExtJS. I want to search my points of interests (layer that exist in GeoServer) so i create a two combox where i have to put the ...
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Z-Index in GeoJSON features using leaflet

I have a watershed polygon with sub-watersheds contained within the larger watershed. I would like the sub-watersheds drawn on top. Can i control the drawing order of features within a geojson object ...
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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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Correct Use of MBTiles PHP Script

I have installed the OSGeo4W web server tools on a Server 2008 machine, and I would like to serve MBTiles to Leaflet. I have tried these: Zverik's mbtiles-php Infostream's mbtiles-php fork The ...
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problem login geoexplorer - redirect IP

I have problems when I want to log the administrative user through GeoExplorer when geoserver is running on a server with public ip but redirection to a private ip. GeoExplorer takes too long to load ...
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How to simplify shapefiles without losing attributes?

I want to simplify a huge shapefiles using mapshaper. However whenever I simplify the shapefile I loose a lot of data attributes. how can we simplify the shape files while retaining at least some of ...
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Map generation failing with Kartograph.js

I am trying to generate a very simple map using kartograph.js. But some how my code is not working. <html> <head> <script src="jquery-1.8.3.min.js"></script> ...
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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 ...
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How to query DEM elevation values in a web application based on cursor/click point location?

I work for a city government that has LiDAR derived DEM rasters which we would like to make accessible to other departments in the city. The problem is that many departments don't have anyone with ...
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How to handle the New ESRI Ocean Basemap

Some of you may have seen this recent (4/28/14) ESRI blogpost - The New Ocean Basemap. ESRI, in their infinite wisdom, has split up their Ocean Basemap into 2 separate services. One with just the ...
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OpenLayers3 vs Leaflet for styling multifeature geojson

I'm experimenting with various options for displaying geographic information to the public in html format. The ultimate aim is to build an online application where anyone can add the route they cycle ...
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Automatically download and merge webmap tiles into one big image?

Is there an easy way to download a bunch of web map tiles (in /z/x/y.png format) and stitch them together into a single large image? I could probably script this using ImageMagick, but would prefer ...
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Could someone suggest a good GeoExt Tutorial?

In my research I've found these two, which are only explaining the basics. Developing OGC Compliant Web Applications with GeoExt GeoExt Workshop (Pdf) And of course the native (but short) ...
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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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Why has Web Mercator (auxiliary sphere) become the web map standard?

I understand what the difference is between the Web Mercator projection and Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (WMAS). I also understand that both Google and Esri have adopted this projection as their ...
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Examples of Sanborn map WMS?

I'm wondering if anyone has heard of or come across any examples of scanned and georeferenced Sanborn Fire Insurance maps being served as a WMS. I know there are copyright issues, so presumably only ...
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Decarta - how to refresh map

I am using the Decarta JS API. I am displaying a map with layers. I want to refresh the map and redraw new layers, but I see no way to do this in the documentation. Is there a way to refresh the ...
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Videos (as headers) in CartoDB Infowindows

I need to know how to embed a video (YouTube or Vimeo) into an infowindow in CartoDB in the same way that an image appears as an image header. Potentially more complicated, when there is no video link ...
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How to tell if GeoWebCache REST API is working?

In my web application, i wanted a service to cache updated data using geowebche. so i worked on seeding tiles automatically with GeoWebCache as in this post: custom time interval for geowebcache then ...
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GOCAD and SKUA 3D Models Online

I am looking to build a 3D Web Mapping Application using data/projects initially created within GOCAD and SKUA. We currently use ArcServer 10. Initial looking around online has suggested that I could ...
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Web map tool with high interactivity [duplicate]

I'm looking for an ArcGIS Online alternative. It needs to be linked to a private MySql server Use shapefiles Display attribute data and charts upon click/hover Toggle shapefile to display/disappear ...
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How can I make a point buffer map on the web?

I am looking for a tool like Google Maps Engine Lite or Mapbox where I can draw a simple (buffer) circle around a point with a known diameter. Are there any quick and easy web mapping tools to draw a ...
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online map of 242,888 locations: which service to use? (what if temporal heat map?)

I have a 161.8 MB large CSV file with geocoded locations (with latitude and longitude) for 242,888 lines. I want to have an embeddable online map of all this. I wonder which service could deal with ...
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Looking for cloud hosting similar to QGIS cloud

I have about 6 or 7 large clients who each require some form of personalised online mapping service. My aim is to produce a secure login required database for each client using my shapefiles and ...
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How to add content below the map with Javascript? [closed]

Is it possible to enable some container below the map with JVectorMap? I have some links for all states which needs to appear when user clicks on state. I am new with Javascript so please help me. ...
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Is it possible to render tile-based web mapping projects in any other projection than web mercator?

Web-mapping technology has to a large degree adopted the web-mercator projection as the standard projection for displaying geographic objects with interactive map-clients. This is due to many factors ...
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Extract Polygon Data for Each Neighborhood from GIS Shape File

I have a dataset that has four types of files with the following file extensions - .DBF,.PRJ,SHP,SHX My goal is to get all the polygon coordinates for each neighborhood and draw the boundary outline ...
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looking for an esri compatible javascript engine

I work on an esri heavy team, i'm looking for a mapping engine that will give me flexibility to build on top of and leverage only the pieces I need and or add more as the app grows. I've been using ...
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3d earth mapping with javascript or browser plugin

I am currently working to develop a web-based mapping application. A lot of the mapping tools such as google maps are 2d imagery. I know that google earth has a 3d browser plugin, but a requirement of ...
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Collaborative map editing using local openstreetmap server

I tried to make a collaborative web-map solution. that is allowing multiple users to edit map features and enter data collaboratively. I read that OpenStreetMap give this solution. I've installed a ...
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Edit tilemill legend to add circle symbol

I am trying to edit my tilemill legend so that instead of displaying a red rectangle as below, it displays a red circle (I'm making a proportional symbol map). What line would I need to add in my ...
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How to optimize color ramp for terrain

I'm working on a project to highlight LiDAR terrain on the web and part of the idea is to show the detail of the data at large scales. I've already read through the excellent Mapbox guide and I've got ...
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Edit legend Tilemill legend items

I am trying to edit my legend in tilemill to add a "Note". What I did was essentially copy the legend-source code to do this. However, I would like the line spacing in the "Note" section to be ...
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How to add title in TileMill/Mapbox map

I have successfully made a legend and teasers for a tilemill map. However, I don't know how to add a title and don't see a function for it. If I wanted to add a title, how would I do that? Thank you, ...
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Display Error in Django when querying data from postgis

. i am trying to query my data from postgis through Django .. and i am not sure what is going on with my code. . i just follow processes form online research and docs. . i have my results.html {% ...
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Sharing a Folium Interactive Map w/ Embedded Markers

I have been experimenting with a few Python packages that have great potential for my dissertation research. Since I use pandas for pretty much everything, geopandas was a natural choice for working ...
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Web Mapping using the ESRI Javascript API

So I've been tasked with coding the interactive map for the city I'm interning at. I'm still a beginner with Javascript but I learn best "one the fly" by just getting started. I just need to know how ...
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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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What GIS software is used by web maps sites (Google, Bing Maps, etc)?

We all have seen beatiful (imo) maps produced by Google and Microsoft. There are many others; some of them are of global use (such as MapQuest, TomTom or HERE), and some are just of country scale. I ...
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Moving from MapInfo to web mapping

I use MapInfo and have a lot of data in .tab format that I would like to put into a database in order to access it through a website. I would like to continue using MapInfo as my GIS programme and ...
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How to create Vector Polygons at the same amazing speeds GISCloud is able to render them?

EDIT (outlining new bounty added): I have added the largest bounty possible to this question in hope of getting a very detailed answer. Your solution should outline a step-by-step guide utilizing open ...
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How can a 3D model of a building be displayed in a web-browser?

I would like to try to show a proposed building in a web-browser such that the user can interact with it in a way similar to google maps streetview. Is it possible to do this, in any platform? I can ...