Questions tagged [basemap]

A background layer that serves as visual reference for additional layers in a map.

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Basemap rendering speed in Geoserver

I want to create a simple basemap for my project using OpenLayers and GeoServer. My basemap only contains lands and water areas for a small island country. Here’s what I did: 1.     Get land and ...
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Ionic Leaflet delay/latency retrieving images

I have a very basic mapping application using Ionic 4 / Leaflet and functionally it is working. However I notice a significant delay on loading basemap tiles when in app compared to in my desktop dev ...
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Add WMS to matplotlib Python

Currently I am adding a basemap from stamen.com to my plots as it is explained here: http://geopandas.org/gallery/plotting_basemap_background.html . Is it also possible to load a WMS from another ...
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How to get pure base topo map without any human made things?

I need detailed world map (preferably vector), just like Google Maps Terrain, but without roads, streets, airports etc. Just pure base map like an atlas with mountains, deserts, rivers, lakes etc. ...
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Coordinates transformation from MGI 31276 to WGS84 [closed]

I have a shapefile in MGI 31276/Balkan zone 6, and it doesn't line up with my base map. I try to make transformation from MGI 31276 to WGS 1984 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere, but it's impossible, and ...
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Base Map with no Labels in QGIS [closed]

I am struggling to find or import a base map without street labels in QGIS
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QGIS export to PDF - rasterize only basemap layers but keep others as vectors

I am building my own map in QGIS 3.4 in which I created a basemap from ESRI satellite imagery and a ESRI hillshade overlay. On top I have several custom vector layers (country borders, city names etc.)...
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How to put a Google Map image (or any other map layers) under my UTM cordinates plot uding matplotlib and Python?

I am plotting the route taken by a car on a graph, using matplotlib. I have the cordinates of the car over time and I have extracted them in UTM cordinates (tile 31U). Below are the arrays. x = [...
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Adding legend for World Ocean Base map in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am using World Ocean Base as a background for a map I created in ArcGIS Desktop 10.6. I have been asked by a reviewer to include the meaning of the shading in the legend. I know the shading on the ...
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Creating equally spaced coordinates on California state map created with basemap?

I have created a California state map with basemap Python library and this shapefile. Code is below from mpl_toolkits.basemap import Basemap import matplotlib.pyplot as plt fig, ax = plt.subplots(...
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Leaflet Basemap: Changing sources of basemap options in runtime?

I'm using Leaflet v 1.4.0. In LL, using L.control.layer, the basemap (and overlay) is assigned as follows: $.fn.initBaseMaps = function (selectedIndexProjectionOption) { lyrNASAGIBSBlueMarble = L....
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Adding map from maps-for-free to QGIS?

I've already tried How can I add map from website maps-for-free.com as my base map on QGIS 2.10.1-Pisa? with the adjusted filepath for the metadata.ini file but it didn't work. The FreeMap option ...
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Setting Google street basemap language in QGIS?

I use google street map as my project's basemap in QGIS: Using Tile Server: https://mt1.google.com/vt/lyrs=m&x={x}&y={y}&z={z}. As my computer default language is Chinese, when the ...
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Generate GeoServer WMS layer from multiple shapefiles

I have multiple shapefile layers that I intend to use to create a WMS basemap with GeoServer. What is the best approach for this? I would first generate raster image from my shapefile layers, then ...
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Leaflet layer control improperly selects basemaps when displaying multiple maps

As described on github, there seems to be an issue in Leaflet 1.4.0 when displaying multiple maps on a same page: base layers aren't properly selected. In Leaflet 0.7.2 however, this seemed to work ...
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OpenRailway Map basemap in QGIS

I'm a bit of a QGIS noob when it comes to anything other than the basics so hoping someone has an easy solution to this. I am trying to use Open Railway Maps ( https://www.openrailwaymap.org/ ) as a ...
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Searching open source Terrain and Satellite maps for Leaflet

For our project, we are exploring Terrain and Satellite maps using Leaflet.js While exploring the Internet got this OpenTopoMap. However, not sure whether this is a Terrain Map. For Satellite got ...
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Enabling ability to change basemap in Carto?

I have a carto web map that I would like to be able to toggle between the Carto basemap and satellite imagery. Similar to how this is easily done in ArcGIS Online with "Basemap Gallery" widget.
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Searching locations in any ArcGIS Basemaps?

I am wondering if it is possible to search locations in the basemap that is used as a background map in my project or whether I can add any searchable layer (such as it happens in Google Maps?). The ...
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Convert a AWS EC2 URL to WMS URL

I have built my tile server on AWS EC2 instance and want to use it as a base map in QGIS. When I try to add it as a WMS layer on QGIS, I get an error saying The server you are trying to connect to ...
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QGIS Data Frame Clipping for Basemaps

In ARCGis its possible to Clip your Data Frame so you just see the Data within the defined area. Like shown here: https://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/maps/pdfs/GIS-Tips-Data-Frame-Clip-Function.pdf With this ...
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QField 1.0.0: How to clip and use a Google Satellite Hybrid basemap offline?

After a few attempts I've transferred my QGIS project successfully to Qfield. I'm using Google Satellite Hybrid as my basemap and need to use it at as high a resolution as possible offline. I've ...
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Changing basemap in CartoVL

Similar to the provided example of selecting different layers in CartoVL, is it possible to select different basemaps? For example, my map uses: const map = new mapboxgl.Map({ container: 'map', ...
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Add basemap copyright in QGIS?

I am using the QuickMapServices plugin for basemap imagery and was wondering if I can add a QGIS legend that includes default copyright information? I know this can be done in ArcMap...!
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Remove all labels from Esri basemap for use in server run application

We pull in basemaps into our mapping tools, but we would like to remove all labels, not just the reference layer's labels of a basemap. I'm struggling with how to achieve this without having to build ...
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Switching basemap automatically in QGIS?

I want to know if there is a way to switch basemaps if some basemaps are not able to show any imagery while creating an atlas in QGIS. I understand it is possible to do it individually but when you ...
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Alternate between Web Mercator and UTM basemap in ArcGIS Javascript 4.x Map

Is it possible to use the esri/widgets/BasemapToggle with basemaps in two different projections? I'm starting out with the vector-dark gray basemap and in the toggle I'm setting the next basemap to ...
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Google Satellite Imagery Offset in QGIS

I am using Google Satellite imagery as a base map to capture the vector data in QGIS 3.2.2 for past couple of months. Yesterday i noticed that the google imagery has offset issue in some locations ...
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QGIS 2.18 QuickMapServices basemap labels shrink when exported to PDF from Print Composer

For the love of all that is good on this Earth does anyone have a fix for this? When I export my print composer map in anything greater than 120 DPI the street labels from the ESRI Transportation ...
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Counting rooftops in QGIS? [duplicate]

In part of a city, I am trying to count rooftops on a basemap/Google satellite in QGIS and create several polygons around x number of rooftops in the area. One similar question like mine was ...
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Configurable map viewer cannot display non-cached basemap?

I download the sample from github. Then I tried to add a custom basemap at the mapOption section. I have followed the instruction given in here. Also, I followed this post as well. But none worked, no ...
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Add a Header to BaseMapGallery Widget added in ExpandWidget ArcGIS Javascript API 4.1

I want to add a Header in the BaseMapGallery Widget. I have added the BaseMapGallery widget in my ExpandWidget as content. How can I now add some text to the BaseMapGallery widget (e.g. instructions) ...
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Hiding specific OpenStreetMap basemap tags?

I have been trying to find a way to hide or suppress specific tags on OSM within my .js code. There is just too much information packed into the OSM basemap and it takes away from what is important ...
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QGIS OSM Basemap with English place names? [duplicate]

I am pretty new to QGiS and to cartographic software in particular. I wanted to create some maps of some cities in the Arab Gulf and wanted to use an Open Street Maps basemap. However, everything in ...
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QuickMapServices QGIS showing nothing

I have downloaded the QuickMapServices Plugin for QGIS, however when I try to open an OSM layer (or any layer) nothing happens. It appears in the legend, but not in the project workspace (other layers ...
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Creating buffers around locations when using a Geographic Coordinate System

Background I am trying to make students familiarize with some some basic GIS procedures (using QGIS 2.18), like creating simple maps featuring points that represent the location of shops in a given ...
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Preparing basemaps for offline use?

we have an offine application of ArcGIS Explorer (in Germany) and we have to have the base map as well. I have searched About the possible solution and saw the ESRI solution for that via creating ...
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Did leaflet-bing-layer change? (Angular 6)

So for the development of my app I've been using Esri's basemap. I wanted to switch to bing. This is my import as i saw in another question asked here. import 'leaflet-bing-layer'; Then this is in ...
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Setting basemap layers of WebMap using ArcGIS Python API?

Using the ArcGIS Python API, I've create a WebMap and two Layers (one containing features, the other containing labels): cbmt = WebMap() cbmt_geometry_layer = Layer(url = <url of geometry layer>...
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Which ArcGIS Online basemap has the best performance in ArcMap?

My company plans to do demos of ArcMap Add-Ins for some of our clients and we want to make sure ArcMap is performing the best it can. One of the major performance concerns is the speed of the ...
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Simplified base map in OpenLayers

I am trying to make an online map with GeoServer. I am making the map now in HTML with the OpenLayers library. I want to use a different base map because the default map from OpenLayers is more than ...
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Setup shadedrelief background in basemap using a cropped orthographic projection

I'm trying to plot a sector of the world in basemap using an orthographic projection and I would like to have a shadedrelief background. If I don't use shadedrelief everything works fine: import ...
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QGIS 3.2 using a USGS Topo for a basemap

On QGIS 3.2 I add, through the XYZ Tiles tab in the browser, this URL: http://services.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/USA_Topo_Maps/MapServer/tile/${z}/${y}/${x}.jpg All that is displayed ...
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Unable to export basemap from QGIS into NEXTGIS

I've exported most of the map including geotiffs from QGIS into NEXTGIS, but I cannot export the basemap. error - Import 'Google Satellite' failed. need more than 1 value to unpack. How do I ...
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Basemaps not available in my ArcGIS 10.6.1

My ArcGIS 10.6.1 has only 6 basemaps, it doesn't have the gray basemap etc.
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Get specific interaction from the map in OpenLayers 5

I am developing a map with OpenLayers v5.2.0, and I am having problems for the interaction change. Currently, I have a function that adds all the controls to the map (selection, draw, etc). Which ...
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Bing and Esri satellitary basemaps are misaligned by about 2 meters

Did you ever notice a shift (2 meters) between satellitary basemaps from Bing and Esri? The problem basically arose when GIS technicians have to deal with drawings made in CAD using Bing basemaps as ...
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Can QGIS generate custom formatted, nice looking maps? [closed]

I just finished a long trip, and with the gpx/kml track, I want to generate a nice looking map of our route. I only want to do some basic things like overlay the route over a basemap with significant ...
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Anyway to automatically cache the entire basemap in ArcMap?

At my job we are developing Add-Ins for ArcMap. We are expecting to do some demos for clients in the near future and to make the demos go as smooth as possible we would like to build up the local ...
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Adding cartodb voyager basemap to QGIS and Mapinfo

How do I add cartodb_voyager as a basemap to QGIS and Mapinfo? The map can be found here: https://leaflet-extras.github.io/leaflet-providers/preview/#filter=CartoDB.Voyager I am using qgis v3.2 so ...