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I work for MapBox, where I work on a few mapping projects. I write over at macwright.org.


Aug
29
comment What is the best open-source web mapping solution for handling 3000+ polygons
Yep, it's the most common way. Here's the documentation on adding tooltips that way. If you're super-allergic to GUI tools and a Python/Mapnik pro, there's also a cli route that avoids all of that but is a bit cryptic.
Aug
29
answered What is the best open-source web mapping solution for handling 3000+ polygons
Aug
27
answered How to route on OSM without using any already released routing engine?
Aug
27
answered How to add content below the map with Javascript?
Aug
20
comment What's the best way to display thousands of polygons in Openlayers?
Unfortunately CartoDB is also spherical-mercator-only.
Aug
20
comment What's the best way to display thousands of polygons in Openlayers?
A typical WFS GetFeature request is a request for a single coordinate; a cache for that request is only good for exact matches - which are rare in terms of user interaction. Alternatives like UTFGrid cache tiles of data and can optimistically fill the cache, unlike a cache for potentially millions of single coordinates. In this way the standard does dictate its cache-friendliness.
Aug
20
comment What's the best way to display thousands of polygons in Openlayers?
Yes, but that's not the main problem here, it's interactivity. You can't cache the way that WFS/WMS GetFeature works because they aren't designed to be cached tilewise.
Aug
20
answered What's the best way to display thousands of polygons in Openlayers?
Aug
20
answered How do I make KML overlays appear in OpenLayers at all zoom levels?
Aug
20
comment Is there a public Web Map Tiling Service (WMTS) available?
Okay then, v2.suite.opengeo.org/geoserver/gwc/service/wmts/…
Aug
20
answered Is there a public Web Map Tiling Service (WMTS) available?
Aug
17
comment Difference between server and geospatial server
What value of 'how' are you asking for? How they store geodata? On the filesystem. They transfer it to and from with HTTP and process it with either a Java or C core with usually higher-level application code, like Python or JS, that makes decisions about making UI elements, upload forms, and such.
Aug
16
answered Difference between server and geospatial server
Jul
14
answered What is better for spatial data analysis? REST or SOAP?
Jun
26
comment Map not displaying from Javascript using fusion table
What is going on with your code new google.maps.LatLng(3x.7996, -11x.1668); ?
Jun
26
comment XYZ Layer in Open Layers has Missing Tiles
TileMill will skip empty tiles; in map clients there's always a way to handle 404s somewhat gracefully and skipping tiles with no data is much more performant than rendering blank tiles everywhere.
Jun
26
answered Looking for stand alone map server
Jun
26
comment Advice on a generic open-source package roadmap
The bit about OpenStreetMap graffiti is probably a bit misguided; OSM has occasional vandalism but it's the exception, not the norm. Per-user permissions have the obvious flaw that most users are transient and thus you'll have unfinished or junk data, with no way for others to complete or remove it.
Jun
25
comment How are Google serving up their Styled Maps?
Good luck finding supporting evidence for any non-PR'ed details of Google's infrastructure :). That said, what leads me to that conclusion (besides whispers from Googlers) is the anti-aliasing quality between colors and the ability to remove features at various levels, combined with the fast re-render cycles.
Jun
24
answered How are Google serving up their Styled Maps?