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Sep
26
comment Where has the cartogram plugin for QGIS gone?
See this issue for status of the aforementioned brokenness: github.com/cfarmer/cartogram/issues/9 The author said he doesn't have time to fix it.
Sep
25
comment Where has the cartogram plugin for QGIS gone?
FYI, when I try to load this plugin in QGIS 2.4 Chugiak, it says "This plugin is broken: invalid syntax". This happens in both the CristianCantoro fork linked above, and in the cfarmer version that it forked from (which appears to be more up to date).
Sep
15
comment Getting StatPlanet to work with custom shapefile and data?
I tried this suggestion, and it still doesn't throw any errors or other messages. It doesn't seem to be connected to a console at all. I guess I could continue pursuing the avenue of doing the whole process on a Windows machine. But since I'm doing this for a client who uses a Mac, it's a bit pointless.
Sep
15
comment Getting StatPlanet to work with custom shapefile and data?
Regarding output of error messages, I can't run update_map.bat or StatPlanet.exe on a Mac. I've done the equivalent of update_map.bat (copying the right files) and run the StatPlanet Mac app, and I get no error messages.
Sep
15
comment Getting StatPlanet to work with custom shapefile and data?
Thanks for making an effort. However I'm confused by a couple of things. (1) The error shown in your first picture is a Flash error. Yet you describe it as appearing when you run update_map.bat. (2) I think you're saying that update_map.bat must be run; it's not enough to just copy the map.shp and map.dbf file to the right folder. Yet looking at the commands in update_map.bat shows that it does nothing other than renaming the old map.shp/dbf out of the way, and copying others to map.shp/dbf. (Moreover, I'm on a Mac so running a .bat file isn't an option.)
Sep
15
comment Getting StatPlanet to work with custom shapefile and data?
@nishadhka: Thanks for your input. Yes the settings.csv and data.csv are normally generated by the Excel file, but the documentation describes how to produce them manually, for cases where Excel macros can't be run (e.g. certain versions of MS Office for Mac, or lack of MS Office). I have tried going through the process both manually, and using the Excel macros file. It "would be easy," but it isn't working. Regarding shx, can you provide a citation for the assertion that shp without shx is unusable? My understanding is that the .shx is an index, which is optional and helps with performance.
Sep
10
comment Should I use OpenLayers or Leaflet?
Interesting. I would have expected Leaflet to be lighter and smoother on a mobile device. Thanks for sharing this experience.
Sep
10
comment What's the difference between EPSG:4326 and EPSG:900913?
I think this is the best answer, as it puts the most critical difference front and center.
Sep
9
comment Getting StatPlanet to work with custom shapefile and data?
@Mark: I've tried it with and without the .shx. The documentation says that only the .shp and .dbf are needed.
Sep
8
revised Getting StatPlanet to work with custom shapefile and data?
made mention of Mac more prominent, because I want an answer that will work on Mac
Sep
8
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Sep
6
asked Getting StatPlanet to work with custom shapefile and data?
Aug
27
comment Best way to add Attribute data to a shape file
@scw: can you give any links to information about the format limitations?
Jul
15
comment Display a local file in Google Maps
Technically, are you supposed to URL-encode the Dropbox URL when passing it as a parameter?
Jul
1
comment How to use tiles in this strange tiling scheme?
@talsibony: interesting idea... I think you're saying, several layers, one for each tile size.
Jun
30
comment How to use tiles in this strange tiling scheme?
In OL2, dev.openlayers.org/releases/OpenLayers-2.13.1/doc/apidocs/files/… indicates that a Layer can only have one tileSize, not a separate tile size for each zoom level.
Jun
30
comment How to use tiles in this strange tiling scheme?
Note on OpenLayers: MapProxy uses OpenLayers as a front-end (which I understand as only a demo, as MapProxy is all about the server side). But I'm thinking the relevance of OL as a solution to this problem would be, can OL itself be configured to consume these irregular tile sources and display them? Apparently it can do google tile sources (openlayers.org/dev/examples/all-overlays-google.html).
Jun
30
comment How to use tiles in this strange tiling scheme?
This answer will be automatically awarded half-bounty in 11 hours. If anyone can give specifics on how to define a working grid or scheme for the irregular sources, I'll gladly award them the full bounty.
Jun
30
comment How to use tiles in this strange tiling scheme?
Paul, thanks for your answer. I've been experimenting with MapProxy, but haven't yet learned enough to get it to work. Re: #1, why do you say multiple grids for each zoom? Did you mean a separate grid for each zoom? Re: #2, I think the edges are OK.