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Yes, use "OpenLayers plugin" to get Google Maps, Bing, OSM or Yahoo background maps.


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This has been an annoying problem for a while, and hopefully will no longer be an issue. 3857 looks to be the current and correct code (I hope, that's what all my tile caches are in!). Update 9/7/11 - as noted by Vadim below in comments, Esri did in fact revert back to 102100 from 3857 at Service Pack 1. Oddly, ArcGIS Server with SP1 applied returns a ...


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You can try this Bing imagery analyzer for OSM. It should show the bing satellite and aerial photos overlaid with their capture date. Is that what you're looking for? Here is the direct link to the tool.


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Imagery is expensive to capture and produce, which effectively limits its production to commercial entities and governments. Most of the commercial satellites don't carry consistent global coverage and generate income by selling access to scenes, including their resale to the providers you listed. That leaves government options in the free category: perhaps ...


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Yes, Microsoft and esri will no longer provide the free service. What's New for Arcgis Online March 2013 Register Bing Map key—Organizations who want to include Bing Maps in their map viewer basemap gallery can add a Bing Map key to their map configuration. This is related to the phasing out of complimentary use of Bing Maps. For more ...


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It was abandoned in favor of "Bird's eye everywhere."


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Here's a very nice article by Alastair Aitchison describing the history of Web Mercator projection, together with all the EPSG code changes and reasons for them: The Google Maps / Bing Maps Spherical Mercator Projection. Highly recommended read.


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The authoritative online source for information on EPSG codes is the EPSG Geodetic Parameter Registry which is powered by the EPSG dataset but is often more current than the most recent version available for direct download. According to this source, the EPSG::3785 projected CRS was initially created in response to Change Request EPSG::2008.016. This ...


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The OpenAerialMap project was abandoned, but has recently been restarted. It will be an amalgamation of free datasets from different areas of the planet, with global datasets for areas with nothing more detailed. The global datasets used are i-cubed, and the NASA imagery. The current list of datasources used by the projects can be found here. The source ...


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add the parameters &lvl=15&tlt=-90&alt=3224.73867795803&dir=0&cam=37.9607208577646~-87.3786394334287 &lvl=15 = zoom level &tlt=-90 = tilt &alt=3224' = altitude &dir=0 = direction (0 is North) &cam= camera position lat/lng Full link (try it) ...


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GeoServer can supply your Web Application Network KMZ - in real-time. There is a very good 'Visualize Lidar in Google Earth' page here http://www.cs.unc.edu/~isenburg/googleearth/ (Martin Isenburg & Jonathan Shewchuk) key point is: "we create the 10 by 8 tiling of 10 feet contours gilmer.kmz (c,d) in only 20 minutes using less than 100 MB of main ...


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Looks like the answer is no. I'm saying this based on looking at their SDK docs and this thread: Looking for KML or GeoRSS Example in Bing Maps Ajax Control v7. If KML support is crucial, you could use Esri's ArcGIS API for JavaScript as it has support for publicly accessible KML layers. Full disclosure: I work at Esri on the JavaScript API team.


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I don't know the ins-and-outs of the ArcGIS JS API but I can tell you that the MSNBC Hurricane Map uses Flash's ColorMatrixFilter and ColorTransform to invert and desaturate the Bing tiles on the fly. I'm pretty sure that's not possible with JS in a cross-browser way. You might have some success if the Bing tiles are served with cross-domain (CORS) ...


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I'm not a lawyer. But i think it's okay. I've done it for years now on several implementations and this is the first time I've ever heard of this concern. As long as you have the "Powered by Google" when you're on the google layer and follow the rest of their terms such as not charging people to access that layer, then you're fine.


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If you have a shift of a few metres, you should try using a nadgrid instead of the constant +towgs84 parameters as defined by EPSG:27700. The three-parameter transformation used only has a accuracy of 21m. You can find the official grid data here: http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/gps/osnetfreeservices/furtherinfo/ostn02_ntv2.html An alternative ...


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You cannot directly access the tiles without circumventing the T&C of google's API. If you want the map as an image you can do that with Google Maps Static API.


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QGIS don't use directly the layers of Bing Maps or Google Maps or Apple (forbidden, licensing issue) but use OpenLayers via Python (with the OpenLayer Plugin). This plugin allows you to add a number of image services (allowed) to your map canvas. You can use them for your work, but if you want to publish the map, you will be bound by the terms of the ...


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For starters these are two different sources of imagery - so the images were taken at two different times by two different sources. Google Source Bing Source Second, the Google imagery source appears to be from 2014. Whereas the Bing imagery is from 2012. It is possibly the feature you are seeing was erected in that time. For example, I see a ...


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It appears to be a check dam or similar type of flood control structure. They help to prevent channeling and slow flows during storm events. There are lots of ways to construct them - it may be as simple as mounding up soil and covering it with a erosion control fabric as appears the case in Mapperz example or as complex as full concrete with footing and ...


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The code below comes close. Maybe this can get you started. Update: notice the amount of error equals the last offset size. quadkey: 03200320023 0 offset: 10018754.1713946 lod 0 3 offset: 5009377.08569731 lod 1 2 offset: 2504688.54284866 lod 2 0 offset: 1252344.27142433 lod 3 0 offset: 626172.135712164 lod 4 3 offset: 313086.067856082 lod 5 2 offset: ...


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Here are a few links. http://channel9.msdn.com/Learn/Courses/WP7TrainingKit/WP7Silverlight/UsingBingMapsLab/Overview http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff955762.aspx http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee681883.aspx


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Yes use geographical coordinates longitude and latitude for Google/Bing Maps. When the world file is present, ArcGIS performs the image-to-world transformation. The image-to-world transformation is a six-parameter affine transformation in the form of The transformation parameters are stored in the world file in this order: 20.17541308822119 (A) ...


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Try the parallel version of gdal2tiles.py: http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/ticket/4379


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Inverting and Desaturating images is certainly possible in JS. Check out the Pixastic library. And the specific code: Invert and Desaturate The trick will be intercepting the Bing Map images in JS and applying the two effects to them. Certainly possible, but not easily accomplished. All the images you are interested in are in a div with id of ...


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Here's a JS API app that was shown at this year's Esri User Conference demoing similar functionality: http://na.arcgis.com/UCdemo/traffic.html I'm not sure how or if it works in IE. Basemap tiles are loaded from the ArcGIS Online Streets basemap and then converted to grayscale. This is also the app that uses Canvas referenced in slide 7 of the ...


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SOLUTION I develop a python scritp based of the openscales plugin you can download in https://github.com/joystor/BaseMap2Image and you can call the scrit ./baseMap2Image.py bing_aerial -13704290 4440763 -9071872 567757 baseMap.jpeg 800 600 the coordinates are in EPSG:3857 I hope they serve


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Here is an interesting site from MIT that discusses copyright of figures and fair use policy. I would be inclined to accept their assertions given their status as a premier institution. See the answer from @tmcw for a link to the Bing ToS. Reading that, I believe that you can utilize the map in a not-for-profit academic setting.


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Here are some of my results for the following raster file: JPEG 14456x14490 14456x14490+0+0 DirectClass 62mb $ time gdal2tiles [...] Generating Base Tiles: 0...10...20...30...40...50...60...70...80...90...100 - done. Generating Overview Tiles: 0...10...20...30...40...50...60...70...80...90...100 - done. real 5m7.675s user 5m5.070s sys 0m2.060s ...


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I was having issues with gdal2tiles taking quite a while to process a fairly large (380MB, 39K x 10K pixels) tiff into Google tiles for zoom ranges 0-12. On Ubuntu 12.04 64bit without multiprocessing it took just about all day (8 hours) to process the tiff into 1.99 million tiles @ 3.3GB. Like @Stephan Talpalaru mentions above, making gdal2tiles run in ...


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You should look at the latest from ESRI. Called "Change Matters" it is global landsat as a service. It has been processed into epochs. with some more epochs coming soon I believe. ESRI's news page is here With two easy ways to access via a modifiable side by side viewer or as services from arcgisonline. launch page Access to all services on arcgisonline



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