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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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How to label GeoJSON polygons?

I'm using Leaflet combined with GeoJSON features. Is there a way to label GeoJSON features (in this case - polygons)? It should get labels from feature.properties.name This is my code where I ...
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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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Web-mapping with editing capabilities?

I'm embarking on a new web map project that seeks to display simple geometries (lines, points, polygons) and rasters/basemaps. Ideally, the map will also allow authorized users to add/remove/edit ...
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Using a map offline [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mobile, Offline viewer for geographic data I want to show a map(North America in particular) in a web app with basic navigational functionalities like zoom and pan and ...
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Is there a set of standard accessibility guidelines for online maps?

Recently I've been designing maps without navigation tools like the Zoom In/Out and Pan tools, or arrows to pan north, pan west, etc. Instead, most modern mapping APIs support the direct use of the ...
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Why do some maps show Sandy Island?

I need to ask you guys after reading this article. Any speculations on why some maps showed it? What can be the cause of inaccuracies in (web)Maps?
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How can I switch baselayers as a user zooms in to the map in OpenLayers

I have a map which overlays Open Street Map data on imagery for Pennsylvania. As a baselayer to the roads (and eventually other layers) I have two baselayers - Blue Marble NG and USGS EROS 1ft ...
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How to decide what type of GIS to use for my study project?

I'm a student and currently taking a self directed project course. In our assignment, we were given a bunch of shapefiles and the goal is to make a tool, which would display all the data based on ...
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How would I go from a set of points representing routes to a set of map tiles for online consumption? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Web-based user editable routing application I have a set of routes as a text file with coordinates. For each coordinate I also have whether or not it is an intersection ...
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Looking for interactive map visualization software that allows user input

I am looking for a software tool that allows to create maps which can be customized by the user later on. To be more concrete: the user should be able to choose different indicators, create his own ...
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Is there a FOSS solution for legend parsing in a web mapping environment?

Our web mapping requirements are fairly standard - some basic querying and the ability to print out the resulting map (or save the image). Typically we've used ESRI products in the past (right now ...
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Using Geocode Service Published to ArcGIS Server Within Silverlight Web Map

I'm trying to replicate this sample on my web map. I have been able to build it successfully as-is within VS 2010. However, I run into some issues when I try to get it to work with my services. ...
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Most timely source of California Fire Map data?

Fire season always has me scouring the web for satellite fire map information. Unfortunately many of the locations I find are outdated or not maintained well. What would be the best site to go to for ...
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Retrieving Google Map data into Matlab to plot points

First of all, I hope this question isn't too basic, obvious or inappropriate for this forum. I'm very new to using map data. I'm working on a project on more accurate map routing using Matlab. My ...
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What are the top best webmapping API clients? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comparison of JavaScript mapping libraries? I am looking for the top APIs that I can use to display maps from a number of map servers/sources. (like openlayers and ...
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What are the key features of a web map?

In response to comments, I'll rephrase the question: We're building a web based mapping and data querying system. The data are at several different scales, and should be queryable at these scales. ...
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How do GIS web apps work?

I am completely new to GIS and therefore have questions regarding how the GIS Web development should be made, because the entire concept still confuses me. So, imagine I have a map. And by this, i ...
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Wanting to build Web Mapping Application

I am wanting to build a web mapping application and am trying to gather all the pieces that I'll need. Is it possible to build REST services with opensource Geoserver from an ArcMap document and tools ...
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Resources for learning to create mobile GIS Apps using Windows 8 Metro?

I have no experience with either mobile apps or Windows 8 Metro. Are there any good resources out there that would be good for getting started from ground zero? Thanks for helping a noob out!
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Instructions for building a Flex App using open source PostGIS DB and Geoserver

Anyone have a link for a good guide on how to build a Flex app to work with Open source REST services? I am familiar with how to do it in ESRI and Arc Server Manager, but don't want to pay for a ...
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Vector Layer not visible in openlayers

I'm trying to create a map where I have one wms layer and then a vector layer which is created from a kml file - held in the same directory as the web page. I'm trying to implement the cluster ...
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KML files to IPad securely? Altitude and shape problems in Google Earth

Does anyone know any options for maintaining privacy of the files and getting them onto iPad using Google Earth? Using Google account to link to Google Earth, privacy settings in Google my maps are ...
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Is dynamically generating Choropleth maps a solved problem?

I am trying to work out what mapping tools I would need to use to dynamically create Choropleth maps from our data. I am working on a project where the backend is a big database of statistics, and ...
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Geoserver Link to External MS-Access Database

Is there a way that I can link a shape (as a polygon, with a LINK_ID = 12345) from Geoserver and have it open or link to the specific information (LINK_ID_DB = 12345) within an online Web Microsoft ...
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Add TMS layer in Tilemill

is it possible to add a TMS layer to TileMill to compose a map? If yes, how is it possible to do it? Thank you very much, Andrea
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What is the Market share for open source web-GIS systems?

I would like to know the market share of 3 web-GIS systems, deegree, GeoServer, Geomajas). Which one is more popular? Are there any evaluations regarding the market share of open source web-GIS ...
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How to integrated GIS functionality into an existing web-based business process management software?

in a project I am doing, there is a need to combine data from different sources into a GIS and show it in one map. The data could be from ERP system like SAP or other sources. which tool could be used ...
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How do I use a toggle button with the ESRI javascript api

I am trying to use two toggle buttons which have been added to a map to toggle layers on and off in my simple web application. I am having problems getting the toggle button to respond when clicked or ...
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Is it necessary to add Tile layer background?

Is it necessary to add tile layer for making a GeoJSON data rendered in web browser using Leaflet or any other API ? I have a geoJSON data (I obtained the GeoJSON data by converting .shp file to ...
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How to embed ESRI maps on my website

I've got a website where I'd like to insert maps with some placemarks (restaurants, points of interest, ...). I'm tired of Google Maps and like to use ESRI basemaps. Is it possible to do this? I'd ...
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Setting up an online map site [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Steps to Start Web Mapping I have taken on setting up a database which stores information of an annual country-wide survey of alien aquatic weeds, linked to a GIS ...
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Tilecache seeding with mapserver doesn't generate tiles

I'm attempting to seed my tile cache on the server for use within OpenLayers for a few zoom levels, however the script doesn't seem to be working at all and everything I try I just get the same ...
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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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Make Openlayers request WMS tiles only within a certain bounds

Is there a way to actually tell openLayers not to request tiles out of particular bounds? I want the rest of map and other layers still accessible, so maxExtent on map is not an option for me. I ...
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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 Display Live Incoming Smartphone Images with Ushahidi on a Map

I have not yet used Ushahidi and I could not find the answer on their website to my question. Can I easily do the following? setup an Ushahidi server/map, go outside to make photos with my ...
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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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Using web mapping and geocoding to track genealogical data

Over the last year I have gotten involved in researching my family tree. My paternal grandfather came from a remote island in the Atlantic, along with hundreds of others of his generation, and many of ...
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How to 'highlight' a selected country?

All, Over the past several days I've read as much as possible regarding the OpenLayers API (within a JavaScript/jQuery environment), yet I'm still having trouble in getting my head around what I ...
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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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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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Why is my shapefile not visible in Tilemill?

I have 3 layers of vectors (shapefiles) that I've loaded into Tilemill. However, nothing is visible in Tilemill. What am I doing wrong, and what should I do to get my map to show up? This is part ...
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Looking for a FREE Cloud based 'Web Mapping Stack' Host

Any pointers to free cloud-based geoweb hosts? Use case: To display a basic interactive web map in Leaflet/ OpenLayers with data hosted in PostGIS served by GeoServer. I am looking at something very ...
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Add a mbtiles file to TileMill

is it possible to add a mbtiles file as TileMill layer? Thank you, Andrea
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Draw the interested point on the map and save the point attribute to OpenGIS database

I am looking for a map solution can help me pinpoint the wireless route location on my organization's indoor map. I have an indoor map server on which Geoserver is running. I have found an example ...
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Looking for stand alone map server

New to mapping tech. Requirements: Stand Alone Server for offline use (will be an internal app) - No Mobile. Ability to add custom CSS class and hover information to US counties Programmatically ...
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What is the best open-source web mapping solution for handling 3000+ polygons

I have 3000+ polygons which represent watersheds (18 main watersheds). At the first stage all the 18 watershed will show and their list will be placed in the left sidebar. If any user mouse over the ...
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Django PolygonField: how to display on map?

Extremely beginner question. I have a GeoDjango model with a MultiPolygonField. How do I retrieve the value of this field and display it as a polygon on a map? class county(models.Model): cd = ...
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Looking for ready tools to display real-time positions online

we want to show that in a big city like Palermo, cycling can be the fastest tool (and at the same time the most ecological). We will give 4 smartphones to 4 users, and there will be 4 ways to move: ...