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May
5
comment Trouble getting metacarta to work with qgis?
The GetCapabilities document for the VMap0 map has never been maintained correctly, and I don't have any real intention of starting now.
May
5
answered How to change the base map in Ushahidi?
Apr
18
answered For Better response time-Map loading
Mar
23
comment TomTom OpenLayers zoom effects
I'll note that on neither of my browsers (Safari on Mac or Firefox on Mac) do I get any kind of animated zooming effect on that website; this kind of problem is the reason the animated zooming was never enabled. In addition, it regularly crashed some browsers. In the end, it was just too risky. That said, with newer webkit + moz transform code for pinching and zooming, there is sufficient support in OpenLayers to explore animated zooming behavior which is hardware accelerated in the browser without complex DOM manipulations, and I expect one of our developers may show an interest in that soon.
Mar
4
revised Popup positioning issue in OpenLayers 2.10
added 319 characters in body
Mar
4
answered Popup positioning issue in OpenLayers 2.10
Feb
26
answered How to get GeoNetwork to search through PostGIS fields via GeoServer WMS
Feb
24
answered Setting default zoom level in Openlayers
Feb
22
answered Can you get the individual segment length from OpenLayers measure class?
Feb
14
answered GeoExt Vs Openlayers
Feb
11
comment Quality of free geodata compared to commercial sources
You mean, "Why is OSM better in many places than Google Maps?" Because asking why Google Maps might be better, given the hundreds of millions of dollars invested by their data partners over the past, oh, say, 25 years (NAVTEQ at least), compared to a 5 year old volunteer project done with practically no funding, seems a bit disingenuous.
Feb
6
answered FileGDB open API and tools based on it
Dec
10
comment How to get US Highway exit geocodes using Google maps API or through some other means?
Note that using the Google geocoding API for bulk geocoding like this, and storing the data, may be a violation of the terms of service. In addition to the technical restriction (5000 geocodes a day), and social restriction on maps (can only be used on Google Maps, nothing else), I think there's also an additional social restriction that limits how long you can store geocodes for that you should probably look at.
Dec
1
comment Trouble getting metacarta to work with qgis?
That's not the URL for the WMS. It's vmap0.tiles.osgeo.org/wms/vmap0. Presumably he's past that though, because he is getting the capabilities, but maybe qgis handles that redirect, but won't handle a redirect for the tiles.
Nov
20
accepted BigTIFF support in libraries?
Nov
17
answered Good Java-Based Raster Libraries
Nov
14
comment What is this “brown spot” in Google maps?
I agree this is almost certainly a processing artifact, and not a real thing.
Nov
6
comment Data Source: Address ranges for every block in NYC
In general, address data does not exist in OSM in large quantities, especially in the US, so I would be very surprised if this data exists in OSM in a way that would apply to a significant portion of New York.
Oct
29
comment OpenStreetMap content in commercial applications
2.0 vs. 3.0 is minor legal clarifications. The core of the license remains the same. ("Unported" is because there are now legal-text variations suitable for many different countries; the 'unported' is their newest term for the 'generic' worldwide one.)
Oct
23
comment OpenLayers with my own OSM data server
The OSM coordinates are in meters, so you'll have to set the center in projected meters. See docs.openlayers.org/library/… .