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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.
Jun
30
comment How to use tiles in this strange tiling scheme?
@talsibony: No I haven't tried OpenLayers. What are your thoughts about its ability to consume irregular tile layers? I guess what I'm trying to say is, is this a stab in the dark, or is it worth prioritizing the research because it's likely to succeed?
Jun
23
comment How to use tiles in this strange tiling scheme?
@DevdattaTengshe: Thank you. I had trouble narrowing down what was most critical about this question.
Jun
23
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Jun
23
comment How to use tiles in this strange tiling scheme?
I found more specific info here on what streetmap.co.uk says is allowed: streetmap.co.uk/iddisclaimer.htm There's a good possibility that what I need to do is covered by Fair Use, provided that I limit the amount and rate of tile access.
Jun
19
comment How to use tiles in this strange tiling scheme?
@Mapperz: I'm not planning to violate the terms of service, but it's not at all clear what those terms are. Have you actually seen them? Visiting their web site in a browser is presumably not considered "scraping", even though you're fetching the tiles. So it's important to know where the lines are drawn.
Jun
18
comment How to use tiles in this strange tiling scheme?
@Mapperz: where did you see their terms, specifically that allow only certain things or prohibit scraping? I need to be able to be able to quote the terms to my boss.
Jun
18
asked How to use tiles in this strange tiling scheme?
May
1
comment Issue with recently cached ArcGIS services
I haven't read through your whole question (sorry, don't have time ATM), but I had some similar issues and you might try the following. Is your map service pulling any data from another server, e.g. from a database server? or from a network file share? You could try copying that data to a local FGDB, and then try building the cache and see if it still misses tiles. That's not a full solution, but could help you determine whether network latency is part of the problem.
Jul
24
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May
15
comment Why do we use the terms “longitude” and “latitude” for a spherical body?
+1. May be interesting to add that the location of east at the "top" of a conception of the earth dates back much further than the 14th century AD. The ancient Hebrew words for "south" (yamin) and "east" (qedem) also meant "right hand" and "front" respectively.
May
8
comment Getting Started with Map Server 6 and Google Maps
Once you have a WMS set up, how do you tell Google Earth to display the tile cache? I guess you put some sort of network link in a KML file, but what do the contents of the KML file look like that point to the map server?
May
7
revised Is ArcGIS available on Ubuntu?
put more informative labels on links, so people can gauge whether to take the time to follow them
May
7
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Apr
22
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