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Questions tagged [basemap]

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

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Clip a hole in a basemap - reverse clip

I have got a basemap of Iceland, showing the country itself and the ocean around the country. However, I ONLY want to use the ocean-part of the basemap. I am trying to remove the country from the ...
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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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Prepare 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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How to set the basemap layers of a WebMap using the 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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How to make a basemap appear in a Leaflet map?

I've created a Leaflet map with an ESRI Gray basemap and polygons of European countries taht is dispayed on button click. The basemap is not visible when I open the map, but if I drag on the map it ...
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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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County borders/boundaries, OpenStreetMap, basemap

I have a shapefile that is in coordinate system Balkan MGI 6. When I put a base map, which I need, the borders of county do not match the borders I have. Not only spatially but by shape as well. How ...
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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 ...
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Adjusting Overlay of Google Satellite Base map and Parcel Boundary

I'm fairly new to QGIS and have bounced back between version 2.18 and 3.2. I've been unable to fix my overlaying issue regardless of versions, openlayers plugin, quickmapservices, and using XYZ tiles. ...
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leaflet change attribution prefix on baselayer change

In leaflet is there a way to change the attribution prefix when a specific baselayer change happens using the default layer control?
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Using online GIS map with shapefiles as basemap in ArcMap?

An official website is providing some GIS data as cadastre map with the following addres: http://cadastre.mimt.gov.ir/Map/Map.aspx?PNid=0 The mentioned website's data are secure and are not ...
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.SVG Basemap from QGIS?

I'm having trouble getting a gray basemap of Philadelphia in a vector scalable format using qgis. I've tried using the openstreets basemap plugin, and then taking that to print composer, but that ...
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Using specific online map as basemap in ArcMap?

The following link contains data which I want to display them as basemap in ArcMap for further investigations, Could you help me to do that? http://cadastre.mimt.gov.ir/Map/Map.aspx?PNid=0
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Printed map has different scales for raster and vector layers in QGIS?

I am trying to help a friend in another part of the country diagnose this problem. She has a background layer from google and has a vector layer overlaid on it. It looks fine in the composer but ...
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Loading water layer from webpage maps-for-free.com into QGIS?

I have loaded the relief map from https://maps-for-free.com/ using plugin QuickMapServices. The process is as follows: in my data_sources folder (C:\Users\PC1.qgis2\python\plugins\quick_map_services\...
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Export a ESRI base map image as a raster for posterior soil and vegetation classification using ArcGIS 10.5.1

I need to export a ESRI basemap (or anyone with high resolution) image as a raster to perform a posterior classification. I need to differentiate trees from ground soil to obtain the proportion and ...
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QuickMapServices not showing basemap for my location - QGIS

I've plotted several locations based in Auckland, New Zealand, using Grid NZGD2000:ESPG:2193. When I load QuickMapServices and set to the same grid, The basemap produced is situated off Omen.
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Esri JS API 4.7 - Changing the view spatial reference in place

Asked this already in GeonNet, but asking here as well as I can get valuable help from both sites. I'd like to change the view.spatialReference property in place to be able to switch between basemaps ...
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Overview window in basemap viewer in ArcMap hides toolbar and can't be moved

When adding a basemap to ArcMap project an overview window appears that hides the toolbar and can't be moved. How can this window be adjusted or removed?
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QGIS: Base Map disappears when I add a new vector layer

I am new to GIS and QGIS. I added a base map (google's) from QuickMapServices Plugin and changed the CRS from Pseudo Mercator to EPSG:4326. I downloaded a shapefile from the following link: http://...
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How to put a Leaflet control outside? [duplicate]

I want to know how can I set a "selector layer" (L.Control.Layers) outside the container in Leaflet. Like this screenshot of an OpenLayers application:
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Clip (Data Management) tool with basemap [duplicate]

Can the Clip (Data Management) tool can be used with a basemap? I tried without success. If yes, how can it be used? I am using ArcMap 10.5.1. I want just cut the image of my property. The ...
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Adding third party online basemap in ArcMap

I am trying to figure out the coastline changes between past and present using map of a Japanese web page, something like Google Earth. Is there any way I can import the basemap of an online web page ...
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Python Basemap: Michigan and Wisconsin coloring problem

I have a dataframe, State, containing state names and counts for each state. I am trying to create a map that colors the states based on the count by using the st99_d00 shapefiles. Here is my code: ...
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Exporting Google basemap as .tif (non-commercial) w/QuickMapServices

I'm trying to export a Google satellite basemap as tif to visualise a personal project I'm working on. I'm using QuickMapServices to fetch the Google basemap. But whenever I use "Save As" I get ...
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Is Esri high resolution (0.3m) imagery service still available?

Neither the World Imagery basemap in ArcMap nor the service at ArcGIS Online provide high resolution (0.3m) images anymore. Has anybody been able to access the 0.3m resolution imagery recently? ...
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Obtaining base maps / base layers in QGIS 3.0

I'm excited to upgrade from QGIS 2.18 to 3.0. However, I rely heavily on the plugin QuickMapServices for base maps. For example, the main project I'm working on currently uses these base layers, all ...
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Customer basemap not working using Tiles base URL

I have entered the following png into the XYZ URL for the Carto custom map but it is not working (for either my link below or their example link). I keep getting my custom map, which I rectified on ...
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Changing Carto basemap according to timestamp?

I'm making an animated "time-map" of the avaibility of renting bikes during a day (on Carto). Can I change the basemap so when it's day time the basemap is light and when it's night time the basemap ...
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Seeking Metadata for MapQuest Light (OSM) Basemap?

Can anyone direct me to a link that has metadata for a basemap called MapQuest Light (OSM)? To view the basemap, it can be found at this website: https://mc.bbbike.org/mc/ Select the drop down and ...
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Open Basemap in different Projection (Transverse Mercator) - QGIS

I have data in a transverse Mercator projection which is a different projection from my base map (Spherical Mercator / Web Mercator / pseudo-Mercator). I really would like to create a map in a TM ...
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Making base maps for weather limited to exact space and output dimension in QGIS?

I need to make some pretty basemaps and wish to use QGIS. The program which will use the basemaps is GrADS, which doesn't read any navigated imagery like geoTIFF or kml. However it produces KML ...
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Using ArcReader for printing to PDF?

At my job, most people have ArcReader and the 2 GIS staff will create PMF for people so they can use them for projects and reporting. Lately we've been having an issue where the ESRI basemaps will ...
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UK outline basemap [duplicate]

I am looking for a shapefile of the rough outline of the UK to use as a basemap, where is the best place to source one? All the shapefiles I have found have been extremely detailed with internal ...
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Is there an OSM Mapnik Gray Basemap in English

I have found a basemap, the OSM (Mapnik SW) map, that I would like to incorporate into a project in ArcMap. It has a great blend of gray scale methods to denote urban areas, terrain, and water ...
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R tmap package: basemap not working

I want to use the package tmap to plot a simple shape with a basemap (e.g. OpenStreetMap). According to the help page of tmap this should be able by using tm_layout(basemaps = c('OpenStreetMaps')) ...
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ArcGIS Pro Basemap Quality

Since making the switch to ArcGIS Pro all of my exports (to PDF) have poor Basemap quality, especially the World Topographic basemap and the Light Gray Canvas Basemap. The export settings I used for ...
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how the pointing path towards the png is determined during basemap display using leaflet

<script type="text/javascript"> function init(){ //alert("Device is Ready!"); var map=L.map('map').setView([51.73, -1.28],12); L.tileLayer('tiles/{z}/{...
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Failure in printing OSM as a basemap through GeoServer Mapfish Plugin

I am trying to print OSM as a basemap through GeoServer. The WMS typed layer gets printed but the OSM doesn't. The projection coordinates I am using is ESPG:4236. But I found that the majority of OSM ...
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Creating own OS Carto Basemap equivalent for use in QGIS

I am looking to create my own OS Carto Basemap which is currently a ArcGIS third party product. It gives you the ability to to work at different zoom levels within your project. Is there a way I can ...