A Web service is a method of communication between two electronic devices over a network.

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Free download of Soviet topographic maps (also known as Genshtab maps)

In the past, http://poehali.org/maps/ offered a free-of-charge download of Soviet military topographic maps of many areas in the world. Those maps are in the public domain. Now, this site redirects to ...
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UK Building co-ordinates web service

Within the UK, do any commercial web services offer building level geocoding to a coordinate? If so what level of accuracy is available?
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What is Geonode ? What all can be achieved using it?

Ok i have searched the site and did not find enough information concerning regarding what is a Geonode so i really thought i may ask everyone who has used it to give their opinion. I am trying to set ...
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Is there an image service from GOES available for ArcGIS?

I have an arcmap project using an arcims service from NOAA ENC (http://ocs-spatial.ncd.noaa.gov) but maybe the service is unavailable right now and I can't access to imagery... Is there an image ...
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What are some good resources related to Geodjango?

I am trying to learn Geodjango. Has anyone used it in their own project? The documentation on the official site is sparse. Can someone point out the best resources helpful in learning it other than ...
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Are there ARCIMS still around or phased out?

My understanding is there are few companies still using ARCIMS and am wondering if it is still alive or phased out ? THanks
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How to create a service area using both streets and buslines in the same network?

I want to create a network analysis more difficult. Therefore, I want to calculate a Service Area around hospitals next to busstops. But: The network does not only consist of roads and ...
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Seeking commercial web service for LIDAR/DSM data in USA

I apologize for not knowing all the proper terminology to ask this question. I am seeking a commercial service for providing pay-per-use high resolution elevation data in North America. It must come ...
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Good place to get Country, State, City, and Zipcode information?

I'd like to populate a database with common location information. I'm not entirely certain that addresses across the globe have similar or even the same entities as the Country, State, City, and ...
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apache vs lighttpd vs nginX as OpenLayers / GIS Server

How is using one of the above technologies to host an Openlayers-based GIS application? My investigation with apache and lighttpd showed that apache is not the best for heavy load environments. In ...
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Calling rest services from WCF service

I have a question. I have an AddIn that allows spatial query using map service. I have logic that connects to map service on the client side. I am looking into the possibility of moving this logic to ...
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Determine web service endpoints of an existing web application

I am new to the world of GIS web services, but am wondering if there is a way to determine the web service endpoints that an existing web application embedded on a web page (silverlight) is using? ...
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Can I create OGC Services via Geoserver automatically?

I am new to GeoServer and wonder how I can create OGC Services via Geoserver automatically. I have to publish my data (Shapefiles) with a Java program as OGC Services. How can I do that? BTW: I ...
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Looking for free web service that calculates driving distance between 2 addresses

I'm looking for a free web service that gets an input of 2 addresses and returns an output of driving distance between the 2 points. In addition I'm looking for a web service that doesn't require ...
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Get Cell Value Webservice for ArcGIS Raster (LiDAR) without using ArcGIS

I want to expose the getCellValue function on Lidar Data, as a web service. But I don't have access to ArcGIS (server or desktop). What options do I have to fetch cell value, given lat lon, from a ...
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using SPOT Messengers in a corporate environment

We're looking into using SPOT Messenger GPS devices in a corporate setting for our wilderness field staff. GlobalStar, who operates Spot, has a commercial XML data push service which will dump ...
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List of Map Service Software

I am curious as to what GIS server software is out there. I have used a few different ones and am building a list of them. If you know of any others please mention it below because I would like to ...
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How to apply a new renderer in ArcGIS?

I try to create a new renderer for a geo feature layer in ArcGIS 10. (My project is an asp.net based webservice) There is one solution I got from a tutorial that works, but only for a ISimpleRenderer ...
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are there UML models of the OGC standards available online (native files not pdfs)

Last time I checked, there were only PDFs with class diagrams available on the net (downloadable for at least 140 swiss francs a piece) , but not the UML models in a native format of a database ...
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Map service appears in the web REST view but not in ArcMap?

I have an ArcSDE server serving some poly layers through a map service running on ArcGIS Server 10.0. The service appears to be working--I can navigate to it just fine in the REST view and I can see ...
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Online Routing Service (non-Google)

im currently blueprinting something i wanna develop. Thinking about the stuff that would be needed, i figured out that i would need to have a pgRouting/postGis Database somewhere. The program i wanna ...
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Online service to transform coordinates from WGS84 to NZTM and NZMG

Has anyone come across a free web service / REST API to transform coordinates? I'm particularly interested in transforming from WGS84 to: New Zealand Geodetic Datum 2000 (NZGD2000 / NZTM) and New ...
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Is there a map of map services somewhere?

I'd like to provide a map based search of map services in a web app. Ideally, I'd like a web service that displays markers at different zoom levels: local, municipal, county, regional, state or ...
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Examples of web based Overweight/Oversize load permit routing on County Roads

Does anyone know of any US counties that have set up a web based overweight/oversize load permit routing system, preferably one that leverages GIS? I know many state DOT's are doing this, but I don't ...
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Comparison of WMS and WFS services

I am writing my thesis about WMS and WFS services. I would like to compare these two services. Can you suggest factors on which I can do this comparison? (In my mind I have: functionality, fastest ...
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RESTful Web Services for Geometry Operations

I'm trying to get an idea what web services exist for doing geometry operations. I know that Esri's GeometryService supports several operations, but does anything else exist? I've started a very ...
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Which weather on my road? Looking for a spatial weather forecast web service

My friend Bob goes from A to B leaving tomorrow morning at 6:00. There are many direction services that indicates him short, fast and/or cheap routes. Bob does not like to drive under the rain and ...
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How can I host a map service that uses an online basemap as well as my own dynamic layers?

I have a flex web application with an ArcGIS Server backend that I want to start using an online basemap for. The application includes a printing capability that prints a layout from an arcGIS map ...
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Looking for webservice for distances (road) between UK towns

I am thinking about writing a program to check some mileage claims (about 45'000 of them actually) made by British MPs recently. The data I have is quite course - the origin and destination of the ...
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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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Is there a web service from ArcGIS that allows updating versioned SDE with ArcPad AXF data?

Here is my situation, currently we have a number of employees updating a copy of a checked out axf database using ArcPad on mobile devices. Our current process is very time consuming since it ...
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With just a web browser we want our field staff to collaboratively make complex maps with secured private data--looking for options?

Simple Question With just a web browser we want our field staff to collaboratively make complex maps with secured private data. What are our options? Note: Please provide specific product examples ...
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Are the Canadian National Topographic System (NTS) maps available freely online?

I'd really like a seamless service of the Canadian topo maps, similar to ArcGIS Online USA Topographic Maps, http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=4ee3622f0bfd41eea55ffa83aaf31a9f If there is no ...
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Standards for creating a RESTful Geocoding webservice

I am about to start defining a new API which will allow our clients to perform Geo Coding lookups. I would like to follow any standards there are out there. However looking at a few examples: The ...
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How to speed-up Dynamic Map services?

I am working on a ESRI Flex based application that will display data from a Dynamic Map Service. It need to be Dynamic, since the end user should have the option to turn on & off layers. This is ...
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Effectively displaying a large amount of data on Google Maps APi

I have about 20 layers that I'd like to put on a Google maps API. I assume I'll need some form of a tile cache server and perhaps under mapserver or geoserver. These layers amount to about 400mb so ...
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WKID (Well Known ID) for national projection for ArcGIS REST API

I have to use my national projection system which does not have corresponding WKID listed for ArcGIS REST API. Without it I am unable to use this projection system for my web application. Any ...
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Has anyone successfully implemented a web service that sits on top of ArcSDE (SQL Server 2008)?

Here's the situation. We have planned point locations that lie within predefined polygonal project areas. Our IT department currently has these polygonal project areas in SQL Server 2008 as geography ...
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Statistics to shades in a world map

Is there any API or web service to create statistical world maps where the values are different shades of a colour? Something like ...
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Forest portals in the context of GIS and maps

Do you know any portals connected with forests and forestry in the context of GIS and maps? The best for me will be portals where the data is served via WMS, WFS or WCS services. The only portals i ...
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is there any free software to create a mapserver that can be installed directly in a subdomain without a server install?

i want to create a webmap page using my own shapefiles but all the mapserver softwares that i've seen need to be installed directly in the server. so, is there any software that allows me to create ...
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Source for high-res subscription imagery service

I'm developing a diagramming tool using aerial imagery as a reference layer. This tool should allow the user to zoom in quite close to a roadway or intersection. Unfortunately none of the public map ...
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Is anyone using JSONP in Web mapping applications to get around the browser same origin policy?

Javascript based Web mapping apps that use ajax requests to get data from a server are limited by the Same Origin Policy to only request the data from a server in the same domain (subdomain and port). ...
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Case studies of Participatory Spatial Planning

I am wondering if you know any well implemented geoportals for Participatory Spatial Planning. I am looking for the one related to environmental protection or connected somehow with the topic (but of ...
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Why i cannot see my globe service?

I want to explore it in ArcMap or in ArcExplorer but both cannot "see" it. For the other resources like map services everything is workikng well. I can add that the service is started and in a ...
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Examples of thematic mapping web services built with FOSS GIS

What are some current examples of web services serving thematic mapping based on free and open source software? The thematic mapping could be in the form of choropleth or point layers. It would be ...
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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 would I create my own geocoding web service

I would like to write a geocoding web service for genealogy in Java. Because it is for genealogy, I don't need to go down to the street level. I only need to go down to the county. Looking at ...
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Web GIS Development Skill Sets [closed]

What technologies and skill sets should one who wants to do web GIS development study/acquire? One skill/technology per answer please.
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What are some web based clients for GeoServer?

There is a list of Web Clients for Geoserver on the Geoserver site (http://geoserver.org/display/GEOSDOC/Clients). Unfortunately, it is posted as no longer maintained. Does anyone have a current list ...