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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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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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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Libraries to render vector-based maps in the browser

Is there a open source JavaScript library like leaflet or openlayer which can be used in a web or mobile application and loads vector-based maps instead of images? I only need the road information and ...
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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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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 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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What free or open source cloud-based software is recommended by/for the GIS community?

Note: This question is intended to complement an earlier question on installed, desktop software. What GIS-related, or even non-GIS-specific, web- or cloud-based software/tools/services -- that are ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to install GeoServer on a web server?

Is it possible to install and use GeoServer with PostgreSQL on a website which is hosted by a web server provider? I am using a web server for my website. I want to add mapping feature on my website. ...
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Using ESRI geoprocessing services from a non-ESRI client (Python)?

I'm thinking it should be possible to consume an ESRI Geoprocessing service from a python script without invoking ArcPy or needing an ESRI installation on the client machine. For example I create 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Is it possible publishing a Python Add-in in a web service?

I'm trying to make a multiuser web service for editing an ArcSDE geodatabase. I wanted to know if I can to add my python add-in in Arcgis Server? And if the answer is yes, how can I publish it?
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Does the USDA SSURGO database have a web-based API that I can query?

Based on a previous question, Can I download the entire NRCS SSURGO database?, it appears that it is difficult to import the entire USDA SSURGO database. The Web Soil Survey provides the ability to ...
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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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Updates to ArcSDE via Oracle trigger

Is it possible and/or feasible for an Oracle trigger to periodically update ArcSDE via a REST geoprocessing service? Does anyone have any experience with such a thing? The reason for this is that I ...
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Can you use ArcObjects in an MVC service at v10.1

I'm slighlty confused with the changes at 10.1 and understand this version no longer supports DCOM or remote arcobjects. Can you use ArcObjects in a webservice (in my case a .NET MVC 4 service) that ...
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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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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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Are there any Python scripts for creating .mxd files?

I am a newbie to both ArcGIS and Python. My requirement is to automate the below MANUAL process: Creating a layer in ArcGIS for Desktop. To put it in another words, creating an ArcMap document ...
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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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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 do I create a geodata service from a certain Version?

This is with ArcGIS for Server and Desktop 10.1 I want to host a geodata service, but I don't want it to be from the DEFAULT version. I want it to be from an alternate version, that I can check the ...
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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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What's the most appropriate tool(set) for creating a community map?

When you move to a new place, it's very useful to have maps tailored to your interests available at the click of a mouse or tap of a smart phone. The following projects are great examples of more ...
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Add Doppler RADAR as a Layer in ArcMap

I am hoping for an answer here even though it's a long shot. My goal is to add a raster service into ArcMap that shows the Doppler RADAR information that is shown at the Weather Office website. I am ...
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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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Are there any Geospatial OData Feeds?

I see that OData V3 has support for geospatial types. Has anyone published a feed that uses the new geospatial data types?
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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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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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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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Convert a UK postal code to a city name?

is there any service to convert a UK postal code to a city name? Does one postal code always map to one city, or to more than one? Is there a free web service to do this conversion for me? Thanks.
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What are the requirements for building a Web Mapping and analysis Site?

I want to make a site like bhuvan in which it can provide different layers of information and also tools for performing GIS analysis I know three main requirements : client side scripting ...
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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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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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US National Grid (USNG) map service?

Anyone know of a map service (WMS, WFS, Esri, other) for the US National Grid?
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What's an appropriate solution for displaying points fetched from a table?

I have at hand a common GIS task: The data: I posses 16,000 Excel rows. Each has latitude and longitude and some other attributes. I need to build a program that allows the user to type in a location ...