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Aug
20
comment Where to license non-automotive POIs for France, Spain and Portugal?
Not sure why you think Navteq POIs are automotive focused? In general, they have very complete POI data for many different things, from restaurants to bars to hotels to pharmacies. Whether you can afford to pay for it, of course, is another question.
Aug
20
comment Where to license non-automotive POIs for France, Spain and Portugal?
Commercial 'licensability' doesn't need to granted; using OSM under the current (CC) license or future (ODBL) license for commercial purposes is allowed by the license. You still have to meet the requirements of the license, but 'no commercial use' isn't one of them.
Aug
20
awarded  Scholar
Aug
20
accepted What tools in Python are available for doing great circle distance + line creation?
Jul
29
awarded  Beta
Jul
24
awarded  Critic
Jul
24
comment What is the current Web Mercator projection code?
Yes, 3857 is the SRS of the month. Of course, EPSG changed their mind on what the code should be once already, changing it again is not off the table. :) Thank you, closed standards bodies!
Jul
24
comment What is the current Web Mercator projection code?
Note that the reason SR.org can't provide authoritative data is because the EPSG doesn't provide up to date authoritative data that can be downloaded.
Jul
24
comment Display a local file in Google Maps
THe situation is "I can get to the internet, but the internet can't get to me." In that case, you can't use the KML-file support in the Google Maps API.
Jul
24
answered Consuming Google Maps as background map through ArcGIS Server?
Jul
23
comment Is there a decent open source map-editor?
qgis is a good starting point for a project like this.
Jul
23
comment What are the licence limitations on the free Ordnance Survey (OS) data sets?
The license is similar to existing Attribution-only licenses, like CC-By. (Compatibility, on the other hand, is another issue.)
Jul
23
comment Display a local file in Google Maps
OpenLayers will be limited (in modern browsers) to non-file URLs, at least in Firefox, but you can set up a local/non-public webserver and use that. Note that the "Sandboxing" isn't really the reason that you can't do what you want with Google: If an HTML page is hosted on your local server, the JS should be able to read a file from the local server. You only can't because Google parses all files on the server side -- so their server needs to talk to your server, which it can't.
Jul
22
comment How can I determine the location of a visitor to my website?
maxmind.com/app/ip-location
Jul
22
answered What datastructure is a good choice for objects in a map-editor?
Jul
22
awarded  Teacher
Jul
22
answered Can you make a travel region polygon with with Google Maps API?
Jul
22
awarded  Student
Jul
22
awarded  Supporter
Jul
22
asked What tools in Python are available for doing great circle distance + line creation?