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


Sep
18
comment Is there a paid service for accessing a PostGIS/OSM DB
This is the only answer that actually addresses the PostGIS part. Though, to be clear - CartoDB exposes a web API to PostGIS. There aren't any services that allow a socket-style connection to a server 'in the cloud'.
Sep
17
comment How to Validate a GeoJSON
The GeoJSON spec is at geojson.org - you linked to GeoJSON CSS, an unofficial extension.
Sep
4
answered What is the difference between Leaflet and Mapbox?
Sep
4
answered How to build a geographic database of GPS logs?
Sep
4
answered Is there a SVG symbol library for qgis?
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); ?