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I suggest you to use this opensource library: GMap.NET - Great Maps for Windows Forms & Presentation GMap.NET is great and Powerful, Free, cross platform, open source .NET control. Enable use routing, geocoding, directions and maps from Coogle, Yahoo!, Bing, OpenStreetMap, ArcGIS, Pergo, SigPac, Yendux, Mapy.cz, Maps.lt, iKarte.lv, NearMap, ...


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The area will be in the units of your map projection. Default is EPSG:3857 -> meters map.getView().getProjection() will get your the information


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If you open the layer properties dialog and navigate to Labels -> Rendering there should be an option that reads "Merge connected lines to avoid duplicate labels". This has usually helped me in the past. However, I've still had times where the labels were still not cleaned up enough. I tend to store my data in PostGIS so in these cases I write a view which ...


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The following code might seem a little long-winded as it represents a manual approach rather than relying on OpenStreetMap, but maybe it's of any help to you anyway. I took the country boundaries and the referring country labels from the wrld_simpl dataset (class 'SpatialPolygonsDataFrame', projected in EPSG:4326) that comes with maptools. The shapefile data ...


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If you reproject a raster with labels, you will obviously get squeezed labels. The only way to avoid this is to render the raster from vector data directly into the desired projection. You might want to look into mapnik, tilemill or maperitive to do this from Openstreetmap raw data (which is vector data). The R openstreetmap package only offers raster ...


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from what I understand, you have a single ungeoreferenced image, and you want to find the extent. This can be done in QGIS QGIS - Using Capture Coordinate If this is an urban map with details in the corners, you can manually match up the corners using the Capture coordinate plugin. start with an empty project Install the OpenLayers plugin (this goes in ...


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For place names and admin boundaries, try NaturalEarth. They also have natural features like lakes and rivers. Another good source is geonames.. these come as csv files which you can import into qgis as point layers. They include a mixture of towns, villages but also geographic features like lakes and mountains. OpenStreetMap is also a good source, and the ...


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There are several free sources like http://www.statsilk.com/maps/download-free-shapefile-maps http://www.mapcruzin.com/free-world-country-arcgis-maps-shapefiles.htm http://www.gadm.org/ You can download them,add to shape files and display labels.



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