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Enjoy http://maps.vlasenko.net/soviet-military-topographic-map/ Update: There seem to be some torrent cache's of http://poehali.org/maps/ search at your own risk. Below are some websites with varying degrees of content and geographic coverage. University of Georgia Libraries: http://www.libs.uga.edu/maproom/collections/soviet.html MadMappers.com Africa ...


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You are really comparing chalk and cheese. WMS serves up raster tiles of data that have been created by a WMS server. This data can originally be vector or raster data and will have been drawn with style, but by the time it gets to your client it is just a raster image. WFS on the other hand, serves up vector data. Good places to look are the OGC website ...


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I can tell you about my experience, which started as a simple geographer, trying to use GIS products to do spatial analysis. As I said, I'm a geographer, and from the beginning in college I started working with GIS as a user. After that, I started to research on how to automate tedious tasks I had to do often. That came as passion, and after 3 three years, ...


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As suggested by the comments, you've got a lot of options in selecting the components that make up your web mapping application. OpenLayers is a good choice for a client-side mapping library. OpenLayers is not going to provide you with a rich set of widgets for your GUI. Depending on whether this application is going to be integrated into an existing ...


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I would assume that you would just like for any live web map service, you make your map server 'think' as little as possible. In other words, pre-compute everything that you can. Put all of your data in the same SRS so there is no projection happening 'on-the-fly'. Create spatial indexes on your data. Build generalized overviews of your data and use scale ...


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You may have already done this but it's worth mentioning for others that might come along. Spending some time using the Map Service Publishing toolbar in ArcMap can make a world of difference in the performance of a dynamic map service. The Analyze Map tool works well for finding issues that slow down map services. Also, saving and publishing as a map ...


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Sample code to do 1. is here. The steps for 2. are here. Note that it is not possible to create an MXD using ArcPy - you need to have an existing MXD to which you can add layers. That design decision is described here but being able to create a new Map Document from nothing in ArcPy is an ArcGIS Idea I would like to see implemented. See @Luke answer for ...


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As far as I know, UML models are not included with OGC specifications. FYI, the full set of XSDs for published specifications are available here: http://schemas.opengis.net/. Also, you should be able to download the OGC specs (not ISO) for free from here. You could also ask Carl Reed or Raj Singh about making any of UML available, their emails are here: ...


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I don't think this question is explicitly geographic, because you're only interested in names, so you may want to ask it on SO. You could answer your question with two pieces of information: the state and the corrected county name. To perform the corrections, you'd likely want to use the Levenshtein distance (example & java implementation) to match the ...


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It depends on which services you want to provide/consume using Geoserver (WMS, WFS/WFS-T, or WCS). Based on the services you want to use, you can look for suitable clients. OpenLayers is one of the most advanced tools and documentation is good. Other clients include: Mapstraction MapBuilder Mapbender GeoExt Mapfish


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Norway: http://www.skogoglandskap.no/temaer/WMS is the catalogue of the Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute. You can find the provided W*S services (also from other partners of Norway Digital) also by searching http://www.geonorge.no - (for example for 'skog' - forest) The catalogues are not internationalized yet, unfortunately.


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At this point, there's no established option. The only fully-vector in-production map out there is Google's MapsGL, and that's very limited due to browser support & performance. The closest you'll get with open source at the moment is Kothic.js and rolling your own tiles with Kothic's script.


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For just drawing vectors, Leaflet or OpenLayers will do just fine. Nothing new there. For vector tiled maps (i.e different resolutions/levels of detail at different zoom levels), TileStache is a simple and good server. I have been using with lots of experiments with Polymaps (AFAIK, the only general-purpose working js tiled vector viewer). Some people have ...


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Forestry is really big here in BC, and there are lots of resources available. A good site is the one published by GeoBC: http://geobc.gov.bc.ca/ Going through "Content By Sector", "Natural Resources & Economic Development" and finally "Forest, Grasslands and Wetlands" provides a long list of resources. For WMS services, there's a list of those too: ...


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A very sucessfull example is the one from Belo Horizonte's city council here in Brazil. More details in: http://opdigital.pbh.gov.br/ (I guess it's portuguese only). I'm currently working on a project to do this for another city council, but I can't give further details - for now :D


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A few other points to add to DavidF's answer: If you can, make sure to use an optimized (MSD) based service. They do draw faster than a regular (MXD) service, and the process of creating the MSD service will run some analysis on your map which can expose issues that could lead to slow draw times. Use simplified renderers where possible. Avoid complex ...


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Depending on your purpose and the number of requests you need to put through the service, the Bing Maps REST APIs are generally free to use - they just require you to sign up for a key first from http://bingmapsportal.com. The API for the Route service is at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff701717.aspx, which can return driving distances and ...


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In general - no. Webserver's are only dedicated to run webserver services on a certain port, e.g. offering HTML-content or processing simple PHP- or JS-Scripts. GeoServer is software which wants to be installed and maintained. It's like an own service in a server environment... Of course, you could always ask your hoster via support if setting up services ...


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If I understand your question correctly then both OpenLayers and Leaflet will load/show vector data. For example http://leafletjs.com/examples/geojson.html this loads a GeoJSON file onto the leaflet map which uses OSM via CloudMade in the background. OpenLayers probably supports more different types of vector formats, like KML ...


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The NGA produced an accessible USNG WMS which should fit the bill. You also might consider downloading USNG shapefiles (webmap) for your area of interest.


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I have a web service that uses a couple of SDE featureclasses (Geometry data type, not geography) and does basically what you are wanting to do. The web service is used by a two different websites (1 ESRI silverlight, and 1 non-mapping ASP web application). In my case, the GIS data used by the web service is not versioned, so it's straightforward. The ...


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Another api that you can query instead of google's is the US Geological Survey Elevation Query. Information about their service can be found here: gisdata.usgs.gov/XMLWebServices/TNM_Elevation_Service.php A request looks like this: ...


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there are limitid resources for geodjango or you can find only old version of documentation on net .you cant easily find to-date information about geodjango but i can give you very good source for learning it. there is great pdf presentation for it... you can learn main functions and develop your app. with it. 1. Rapid Geographic Web Application with ...


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Can download SSURGO data by State: Downloading the entire Order Area (Where):All counties, Alaska Order Map Layers (What): Soil Survey Spatial and Tabular Data (SSURGO 2.2) 444.310 Megabytes, 25 Maps Order Format (How):One ESRI Shape Order Projection (How):Geographic WGS84 Order Inclusion (How):Standard Order Delivery Method (How):FTP Note: The ...


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This isn't really a standalone answer, more of an addition to @PolyGeo's answer as it addresses the 'mxd creation from scratch' in python issue. Note: it's probably a bit advanced for a python 'new bee'... You can create MXD's from scratch in python if you access ArcObjects. You will need the comtypes package and if using ArcGIS 10.1, you need to make a ...


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When you publish any type of service, you publish from a specific database connection, which points to a specific version of the database. So, create a new database connection to the specific version that you would like to publish the geodata service from, then either add the data to a mxd and publish from there, or right-click on the version database ...


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Any basic GIS software will do the trick if you have the proper geographic layers. QGIS would be a good and simple to use tool There are a lot of World GIS maps out there (the conventional format is usually .shp) Shp files are a group of 4 or more files with the same name but with different file extensions. You'll edit the data in QGIS and add your field ...


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Restarting the IIS admin service just puts more steps into the restart process for IIS. It may make things easier for you, but I would recommend a more careful restart: After stopping ArcGIS Server and ArcSDE, wait until the SOM, SOC, giomgr and gsrvr processes have ALL stopped. The Stop Service command should wait for them, but they might not respond to ...


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ArcMap and ArcExplorer (not to be confused with ArcGIS Explorer) are 2D clients and cannot consume a globe service. You'll need to use a 3D client like ArcGlobe or ArcGIS Explorer to use your globe service.


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You have not stated what version of ArcGIS Server you are running. If you are on 9.3.1 your stuck with the WKIDs that REST supports: Projected Geographic The other option (which I have done before) is submit a WKID request to Esri Support. For me, we sent them the projection file and they created a NIM, and at the next version it was included. I know ...



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