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Adding Basemaps from Google or Bing in QGIS

ArcGIS Desktop has the option of using basemaps from ArcGIS Online. Does QGIS have any such options?
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EPSG 3857 or 4326 for GoogleMaps, OpenStreetMap and Leaflet

The discussion at What is the difference between WGS84 and EPSG4326? shows that 4326 is just the EPSG identifier of WGS84.. Wikipedia entries for Google Maps and OpenStreetMap shows that they both ...
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Why is the 'straight line' path across continent so curved?

This is the result of mapping the straight line path from a point in US to Poland using Distance Measurement Tool. Also, planes from Asia to US would travel almost over North Pole. Why is the path ...
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What ratio scales do Google Maps zoom levels correspond to?

Can anyone provide me with a link (or some details) on the actual ratio to "zoom level" figures for Google Maps? e.g. Google Maps Level 13 = 1:20000
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What is the difference between EPSG:900913 and EPSG:3857?

I'm using the QGIS google layers plugin to digitize a parcel as a shapefile. Later I want to import it to PostGIS. I know that google maps use a special 'google mercator' projection. What is the ...
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Google Maps not Showing in QGIS 2.12

The Google Maps in my OpenLayers plugin in QGIS 2.12 does not show anymore. The other maps do show, that is: OSM Bing MapQuest Stamen Apple Maps I tried in QGIS 2.8 and Google Maps does not show ...
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Calculate bearing between two decimal GPS coordinates

I'm building a virtual tour application that uses custom panoramas in conjunction with Google's StreetView service. With StreetView, you can have 1 to n links at each particular location to move to, ...
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Suggestions for simple mapping platform for alumni web site

I'm working on a proof of concept alumni site with a WordPress backend. I want to have a very simple map that shows where alumni are living. I'm thinking something like the Bing API or a simple open ...
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Misplaced Google Maps with OpenLayers plugin in QGIS?

I was using Google Maps with OpenLayers plugin in QGIS with my vector layer with projection EPSG:4326 with google map projection EPSG:3857 and "on the fly" transformation enabled. It was matching ...
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Which CRS to use for Google Maps?

I am trying to map a Shapefile (download) onto a Google Map using the Javascript API. The Shapefile describes the boundaries of NYC School Districts. The file's projection was Lambert Conformal Conic,...
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Map projection in OpenLayers

I want to overlay some data whose projection is WGS-84 on Google map layer in OpenLayers. But I just can't make them in the right place. I did as follows: map = new OpenLayers.Map('map', { ...
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Performance of google map tile creation processes

I know that question is rather vague but please bear w/me. I'm trying to get an idea of what sort of product performance - specifically timing - people have seen for various methodologies they have ...
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Transforming EPSG:3857 to EPSG:4326

I am new to gdal and have a simple question. I want to transform an image from OpenStreetMap projection to Nasa Blue Marble projection. What I understand is that OpenStreetMap projection is EPSG:3857 ...
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Can you make a travel region polygon with with Google Maps API? [closed]

I am working on a local design project and need to determine if someone is local to my area to allow them to participate. Local, as defined by the group, means that the person is within 2 hr driving ...
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Using Google Maps as layer in ArcMap?

Can I use Google Maps as a layer in ArcMap? Is it possible?
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In what coordinate systems do true circles appear round?

I have been developing in Google Maps for awhile and am switching to OpenLayers but am stuck on one point: I am drawing vectors that are mostly circular but also involve some custom geometry so I can'...
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What is Google source for United States topographic data? [closed]

I'm looking for as detailed as possible topographic data for a certain area and have found information displayed by Google Maps to be far more detailed than what is provided by 7.5 minute maps (from ...
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House address is not listed on Google Maps

When I search for my address on Google Maps it cannot be found which means I can't order takeaway etc. Is there a way of adding my address to Google Maps or even add a street address? I want the ...
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What's next if our KML is too big/complex for the Google Maps API? [closed]

Our web app includes simple mapping capabilities (currently just markers and KML overlays on an embedded Google Map). This works pretty well; the only real limitation we face is KML overlays that go ...
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Creating drive time polygon around map point? [closed]

I'd like to create a 30 min drive time polygon around 400 separate points I have plotted to google maps. I have discovered http://www.freemaptools.com/how-far-can-i-travel.htm but this seems to freak ...
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Point in polygon algorithm for multiple polygons

I've a Google map with bunch of polygons on it. Here is a problem I'm interested in: Given a lat,lng point, what's the best way to determine all the polygons that this point lies in? The obvious way ...
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Understanding the difference between coordinates projection in OSM and Google Maps in China

I'm looking at the coordinate differences between Google Maps and OSM. I'm a noob in the technicality behind GIS. Having read: EPSG 3857 or 4326 for GoogleMaps, OpenStreetMap and Leaflet How to ...
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OpenLayers plugin in QGIS 3.6

I can't find OpenLayers Plugin to install in QGIS 3.6. I want to open Google Earth in order to add coordinates and open satellite image to start mapping.
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Adding new address to Google Maps? [duplicate]

I can't see my home address on Google Maps as it is a new neighbourhood. How can I get my home address added into Google Maps?
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What is the current Web Mercator projection code?

The web mercator projection, popularised by Google Maps, seems to be given a new EPSG code every couple of years. EPSG:900913 (Google in calculator text) was an unofficial code EPSG:3785 - is the ...
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Geocoding API Comparison

Is there a good updated source for comparing existing Geocoding APIs (i.e. Google, Mapquest) and their features? I'm really interested in their language support as well. For example, Google has ...
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Why has Web Mercator (auxiliary sphere) become the web map standard?

I understand what the difference is between the Web Mercator projection and Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (WMAS). I also understand that both Google and Esri have adopted this projection as their ...
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Openlayers v4.0.1 support Google Maps Javascript API?

I want to know if the latest version of Openlayers (v4.0.1) supports Google Maps as a Tile Layer. I can't find any document ion about this. If Openlayers doesn't support Google Maps, could someone ...
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Quality of free geodata compared to commercial sources

What are the sources of excellent geo-location data as possessed by Google Maps ? I am wondering that, even with large amount of volunteer work involved, why is OSM data not comparable to theirs in ...
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Calculate lat lon bounds for individual tile generated from gdal2tiles

I have multiple tile sources generated using gdal2tiles I'd like to present on the same map. So when presenting a tile I need to determine which source to serve it up from, checking against the bounds....
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Geocode address once in google maps, save in database, read geocoded result from there on

Is it possible to geocode an address, save the result in a database, then read that result from there on? I'm using a Google map that is geocoding hundreds of addresses which obviously hit the ...
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Coordinate system and projection for georeferencing Google Maps image in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have saved Google Maps image (not Google Earth) of area at latlon(17.692437,83.218689) by some method in jpeg format. It is an exact snapshot of the Google Maps. Now I need to geo-reference it to ...
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Buffers of public transportation transit times

I'd like to be able to create buffers/zones/rings of transit times using Denver's public transportation system. For an example of what I'm talking about, check out triptropnyc.com - I don't need it ...
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Which is correct projection in ArcGIS Server for EPSG:3857/900913?

I want to publish a mapservice in ArcGIS server, which will be overlayed on Google Maps or Bing Maps. For this, the Map Service needs to be in EPSG:3857/900913. The Google Maps projection is supposed ...
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Determining if two polygons are overlapping in Google Maps?

I'm working with google maps and polygons, but I have to validate that polygons are not overlapping each other. I have a function that returns TRUE when a point (lat, lng) is inside a polygon, but it'...
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What causes shiny artifacts in Google Maps imagery?

Do you know what causes artifacts like this one? Source: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=embelgasse+wien&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=60....
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Using the Proj4js library to convert from Google Maps to projected values

I'm using the proj4s javascript library (based on advice from this question I asked previously) to convert lat/long values on my webpage. This page receives the lat/long values from google maps and ...
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Does a national(USA) interstate rest stop/rest area dataset exist?

And I don't care about format--worry about that later! I found some maps in Google maps, usually per state. I also have one map made my someone else, that no longer appears in the Google Maps search ...
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QGIS 3.0 XYZ Tile 'OpenStreetMap' Text is Too Small to See

I installed QGIS 3.0 (standalone 64 bit installer) and added the standard XYX Tile layer 'OpenStreetMap' that was part of the install. It loads fine except the text is too small to see. Not sure if ...
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Drawing Day and Night on a Google Map

I'm looking to plot day/night on a Google map, for an arbitrary point in time. I'm familiar with generating map tiles; I'm just looking for an algorithm to tell me whether a particular point on the ...
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Highlighting area in Google Maps on mouse hover

I want to implement a feature in my app (gmap powered) to highlight the area on mouse over. Much like the functionality in wikimapia. Check out the pic or url But i could't find any info on how to ...
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How to display a PostGIS table on Google maps?

I am attempting to take a shape file and display it on a map: I can do something like this: SELECT ST_AsText((ST_Dump(the_geom)).geom) as the_geom FROM shapes; But the problem is I still have to do ...
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How to use Google Maps V3 Geocode with Openlayers

How to use Google Maps V3 Geocode with Openlayers. Below is my code but the function does not execute when I try to integrate it with Openlayers. This works with my original google v3 file. Below is 2 ...
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Openlayers using Google Maps as base layer: possible to zoom out farther than max extent?

See attached picture. This is how it is when the page loads. I'm currently using map.zoomToMaxExtent(); Everything is working pretty well but I'd like to zoom out more/see the whole world using OSM/...
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Outline a plot of land on a map

A client has a very old Certificate of Ownership document for a plot of land. We need to show the outline of the plot on Google maps to potential developers. Sadly the description of the plot is in ...
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Can I use QGIS plugins in PyQGIS as a stand alone script without iface?

Can I use a qgis plugin especially (openlayers plugin) in stand alone pyqgis script? I don't find examples, just code using iface but that cannot used in stand alone script.
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Data points Imported into QGIS are in the middle of ocean

I'm new to QGIS and tried importing some GTFS data in the CSV format (stops.txt). The project CRS, base map CRS and GTFS CRS have all been set to Google Mercator, but the points that are supposed to ...
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register event “loadend” on layer

I'm trying to register a listener event on "loadend" for my google maps layer on OpenLayers. But for some reason it's not firing. There must be something small i'm overlooking. What is wrong with my ...
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Plot Canadian (Alberta Province) township, range, and section data on Google Maps

We are working on a project where we need to plot some part of Canada (Alberta) over Google Maps. We can plot maps on Google with coordinates (lat/long) or geometry values. But our client provided us ...
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Exporting layer from Google My Maps as KML has no geometries

I have a CSV with an address field (no lat/long), so I went to Google My Maps, imported the csv and geocoded of the records. Now I export the layer as KML and added the KML to QGIS and Google Earth ...