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Take a look at https://osm.wno-edv-service.de/boundaries/ it contains a UI to download all know administrative boundaries from OSM in a variety of formats.


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The mechanism for modifying features in OpenLayers 3, similar to OpenLayers.Control.ModifyFeature in OpenLayers 2, has been added to the trunk and is called ol.interaction.Modify. Here is an example of modifying features only. There is also a an example of combining draw and modify together, which uses an ol.FeatureOverlay, rather than ol.source.Vector, so ...


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You don't say how you are opening your JS script in FireFox. I believe this layer type is using Ajax calls. You cannot open the file with file://myfirstmap.html. You have to use a web server to view the map. The problem that you will face with OpenLayers is that some formats like the text/tab/csv format does not use Ajax calls. So you start with these ...


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As Vince pointed out in a comment - you could theoretically write code to clip a map/feature service. But that would probably be a lot of custom work. You wouldnt as much be extending the Clip and Ship tool as you'd be writing a custom extraction of JSON from map services. Generally the clip and ship work flow is comprised of 2 services: GP + Map. They both ...


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I think the application server will be doing very little so I would just go with whatever web framework you are already familiar with. You can configure GeoServer completely using their REST API and you can manipulate/query the data directly from GeoServer using WMS/WFS (preferably with JSONP) without having to touch PostGIS directly. All the application ...


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instead of null fill, use a completely transparent fill, like this reference: https://twitter.com/derekswingley/status/487335272825094144


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So 3 years later I finally got organised enough to learn some Rails. My initial conclusion is that Rails won't specifically help with a GIS web application - but it makes everything else so much easier. Rails handles the most common tasks and functions of a web application, meaning that the developer can just concentrate on the GIS-specific aspects, ...


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API choice is related to the scope and purpose of your project, not to mention your budget if you in fact want to use some specific functionality. The other major caveat is your web development experience, and what language you prefer or have interest in. I think the best way to answer your question is to provide a nice listing of API's available to you. ...



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