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A visual representation of an area-a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of that space such as objects, regions, and themes

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plotting a map of north greenland in R

My knowledge in GIS and R is again tested when I want to map a small part of northern Greenland (called Washington Land) in R (and plot analysis data on top later). I've managed to plot it with ...
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render geotiff tiles as a map layer

i have the following problem: i have downloaded tiff files with gMapMaker and transformed them to GeoTiff using the associated .map files in QGIS. now i want to render these GeoTiff files to use them ...
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Convert Google Street View urls from OLD to NEW

My website accepts google street view links as submissions. Google has updated the url format some months ago. Does anybody know how the old format is converted into the new format (and vice versa)? ...
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What USGS maps exist in the 7.5' × 15' metric 1:25,000 series?

While browsing through the library, I discovered that USGS has, in fact, produced some metric maps at 1:25,000. One example is Thendara (NY), 43075-F1-TM-025. As far as I can tell, those maps are ...
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Coloring of features in ArcMap 10.1 changes randomly while zooming [closed]

I am using the sovereign states shapefile (ne_110m_admin_0_countries.zip) from http://www.naturalearthdata.com/ and joined the attributes with a spreadsheet file that codes many (but not all) country ...
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Resources for Learning 508 Compliance/Accessibility Requirements for GIS Figures

Does anyone know of any quality resources (books, papers, presentations, websites) for learning about 508 Compliance/Accessibility requirements in relation to cartography (GIS figures and templates)? ...
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linked maps not working in R

I am trying use the micromap package in R, but something is not working. This is the code: library(micromap) library(rgdal) library(ggplot2) setwd ('C:/Users/Jesus/Dropbox/linked maps/Chapter4') ...
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The red box that refers to other dataframes will only show part of the box (only show over land but not water, see image)

the red box refers to other dataframes but it's only showing over land and not over the ocea, ie, the box is an incomplete square
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OpenLayers maps issue with SSL

I am using OpenLayers map by using the hosted JavaScript: <script src="http://openlayers.org/api/2.13.1/OpenLayers.js"></script> But my client has SSL installed and when I try to run ...
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Does CartoDB work offline?

I installed CartoDB on a local machine and it worked fine. However, when I tried to go offline I was able to login, but I wasn't able to do anything. It looks like the page is looking for online data. ...
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Adding Multiple Maps in QGIS Composer?

I am working with QGIS Composer 2.0 and I would like to add a second map. What I would like to do is to have a main map that takes up the majority of the print area. This map, Main Map, will have ...
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Whats wrong with my code? Any reference missing?

I have been trying to add the navigation tool that will simply zoom in and zoom out. Push left and right using the click of the mouse. I'm using in the Silverlight, Visual Studio 2010. The XAML ...
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Mapping Kansas City based on X and Y Coordinates in R

I have a csv file in R that has coordinates of Kansas City, however, the values at these points aren't in any traditional longitude/latitude formatting that I am aware of. My data looks like this: ...
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Creating new highway mapping data? Help!

I'm hoping somebody may be able to help or at least point me in the right direction, with a GIS/Mapping query that is a little unusual. I have been tasked at work with looking at how we create a ...
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Loading a png image as a map with ggplot2/ggmap

I am trying to find a workaround for ggmap's missing support of world maps (i.e. you can't create any maps that show latitudes > 80°, due to idiosyncrasies in the mapproj package). To a limited extend ...
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Is there a name for a situation when the place is clearly or unclearly named?

This is not specific to any system. Suppose there's a large red rock on a terrain which can be easily found and clearly seen and there's an artificial object such as a mall near that large red rock. ...
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Android Application with offline maps

I need a library/framework that i can use to store a custom map(as tiles) locally on android and show it as a map . I would like to get a real-time position of an object(Point data - it's within a ...
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Finding list of bus stops and what is next

First of all apilogies if this is already discussed. I am a low vision person and there is only so much time I can spend searching for information as it is stressful on the eyes. I spent considerable ...
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Download Google Map tiles, images [closed]

I would like to use the google maps downloader to save satellite images from google maps (http://www.allallsoft.com/gmd/index.html), but is it legal to use? In the terms of service you can read that: ...
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LeafletJS: Load Tile Layer based on bounding box

I have a LeafletJS map application with lots of layers. I have a few layers that only have imagery for certain regions across the world. Because everything goes on a world base map. All tile caches ...
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google maps tiling scheme index grid

I have a need to cut tiles from a raster with bounds that result in no partially filled tiles at a particular zoom level (no transparency or black/white areas). First thought was to overlay an index ...
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GIS - Coordinates / Projections, Google Maps

I'm currently working with OS data and have just tried to import a table of google maps coordinates/point data into ARC. The data frame (& layer) coordinate system is as follows: ...
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Can I use the PyQgis QgisPluginLayer to create heatmaps?

I am working in an application to generate maps from a bunch of MIF/MID files, I already created almost all the maps that I need, but, now I want to create heatmaps. I can't find any way of creating ...
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Texture overlay in d3 map

D3 map can be drawn and colored as shown in this example : http://techslides.com/demos/d3/d3-world-map-zoom-points.html. I need to overlay a texture or image within the boundary of a given country. Is ...
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Google maps, download entire province/region from google maps

Is there a way to download a region from Google maps to a PDF or JPEG file? I would like to download as many zoom levels as possible so I can zoom in and out without being online. I need this for ...
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Google maps android vector rendering : how do they make it that fast?

Most of the question is in the title. If you are on android (I believe its the same on IOS) and use maps you will notice the quality of the maps app and how the vector maps are drawn in a very fluid ...
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ArcMap label font size vs callout font size

Within ArcMap 10.1: When converting labels to annotations I have specified a font size of 14. I have also created a number of callout text annotations within the map and specified exactly the same ...
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Adobe Illustrator to Interactive Web Map. Need the basic requirements and steps

I have a set of city maps designed and customized in Adobe Illustrator with me. This is the first time I'm involving a GIS project. I need to develop an API & GIS supported interactive Web Map (...
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Is there a tutorial explaining the basics of WMS?

I'm building some software that needs to download satellite map images to display behind some survey charts. I understand that, to download these images, I need access to a Web Map Service. The only ...
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How to find direction points using Google Maps API 3?

I am drawing a route in Google Maps. I have passed the start point, way points and end points. My route is drawing correctly. I am using Google Maps API 3. request = { origin: originAddress, ...
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How do I create a custom map with subtle details for a localized place? [closed]

I've worked with google maps for android previously. But, now I need to build custom maps for a place such as a home, showing bedrooms, kitchen and living room, or a factory, displaying all the ...
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Clipping a raster in R

I am building a map for the northeastern U.S.A. The map background needs to be either an altitude map or a mean annual temperature map. I have two rasters from Worldclim.org which give me these ...
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How to implement a “Snap to Road”-functionality? [duplicate]

I am having a problem with a little application I'm trying to develop. What I do is take a phone with me and drive around the city on a bike. I collect all the Latitude/Longitude-pairs and at home I ...
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Developing Carto Mobile App

I have the project to develop a mobile application (Android) being able to get offline maps, go on the field, collect datas about the area we're at and then synchronize it with our data server when we'...
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Requesting styled Google Map tiles via URL

I'm not working with the Google Maps API but I'd still like to be able to request styled map tiles. Is it possible to request a styled Google Map tile via a URL similar to the slippy map URL format ...
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leaflet show miles/kilometers

Googlemaps shows you how large an area is on a map by showing a small bar with the number of miles/kilometers at the bottem left. Does leaflet also support this somehow? I do not see it listed in ...
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Drawing pie charts with vectors with OpenLayers?

Has any one got any examples of drawing pie charts with vectors as markers with OpenLayers?
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Plot csv data on a map [closed]

My boundaries shape file has the following attributes; CODE, PROVINCE, AREA, SHAPE_LENG and SHAPE_AREA (note that there are no geo- coordinates). My data on the csv file has the following fields; ...
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How do you get the coordinates from a drag event in the Google Maps API V3?

I have made a Google Version 3 Geocoder , I want to be able to pick up the coordinates of the route when it is dragged. I know how to pick up the coordinates giving the start and end points, but, ...
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Is there a geo-fence map of Apple's or Google's reverse geocoding?

Is there a map that shows how lat/long maps to locality/county/sublocality/subadmin and possibly covered area?
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How many GIS projects deal with just basic “putting markers on a map”?

Is there an academic paper or conference contribution, where someone estimated how many GIS projects actually deal with only a very basic usage of GIS data? Something equivalent to the infamous "80% ...
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Wrong coordinates in data when projecting in world map (QGIS) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find the proper coordinate reference system with two sets of data using different measurements or too convert one system into another I'm fairly new to the GIS world, ...
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I want to create my own topographic map

I need to create topographic maps for scales between 1:100,000 and 1:500,000. This is due to the fact that the official topographic maps in my country are offered in 5k, 10k, 25k, 50k, 100k and 500k. ...
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Interactive maps for a survey - Are there any tools yet?

i am working on a draft for an online-based survey. I would like to enable the participants of the survey to draw polygons, lines and points (several) on a basemap (e.g. google maps) and (extra ...
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Does Oracle MapViewer support PostGIS?

I use Oracle MapViewer to generate my mapping data and currently I'm using an Oracle database as my spatial back-end. I would like to move my data over the PostGIS but I can't find any references if ...
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Customizing opentripplanner webapp

I am using opentripplanner for an app development. I want to customize the webapp. It has many different maplayers (its using openlayers). I want to change some mapslayers, but i couldn't find in ...
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Making visual realistic map containing mountain hiking trails/tracks? [closed]

I would like to try making a map that visually reproduces a mountain/hill and contains hiking trails, just like this one: http://i.stack.imgur.com/PdcnM.jpg I imagine some steps like this: Generate ...
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How to print from arcpad without buying more Esri sofware?

I am running ArcPad 10 in windows 7 on a laptop and on a field unit consisting of an Ashtech MobileMapper 10 as a PDA talking to an SXBlue GPS. This system provides the real time half meter (without ...
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How to improve the precision of KML files on Google Maps?

I am adding kml file to the google maps (api v3). Now the problem is that on google earth and google maps the accuracy of my kml decreases to kilometers. I am designing constituency boundaries and i ...
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Transit webapp development (journey planner)

I am going to develop a journey planner (like Google transit), i was just wondering that if there any opensource API available that can help me, or i have to do every thing on my own. And where can i ...