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What is the best open-source web mapping solution for handling 3000+ polygons [closed]

I have 3000+ polygons which represent watersheds (18 main watersheds). At the first stage all the 18 watershed will show and their list will be placed in the left sidebar. If any user mouse over the ...
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Looking for a good online map with rivers [closed]

Is there any internet map source (zoomable, tiled, i.e. "google like") with good display of rivers? I.e. well labelled even on larger scales? So that I'm for example able to track Donau river (with ...
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Are there open-source alternatives to ArcGIS online that can be hosted on my own server?

I know this might be too broad topic. But I am looking for web-GIS portal similar to ArcGIS online that is self-installable (configurable) to be hosted in my private server. The main features should ...
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How can a 3D model of a building be displayed in a web-browser?

I would like to try to show a proposed building in a web-browser such that the user can interact with it in a way similar to google maps streetview. Is it possible to do this, in any platform? I can ...
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Looking for a Table of Contents sample for the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API

Where can I find an example of a Table of Contents control to plug into the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API 2.3? Ideally it should support feature/dynamic/tiled layers; show symbology; and allow grouped ...
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Steps for creating an online webmap with editable features using ArcGIS Server/SDE and SQL Server?

EDIT/UPDATE: I'm adding a bounty to this in hopes of obtaining a step-by-step guide to creating an online map with feature editing using the ArcGIS Flex API, SQL Server Express and ArcGIS Server 10.1. ...
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Sizing Leaflet Map inside bootstrap

I have been trying to change the height of my leaflet map to a percentage inside of bootstrap but everytime I do the map will not draw. Thus, I always have to revert to px value. I'm pretty sure its a ...
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Web-mapping with editing capabilities? [closed]

I'm embarking on a new web map project that seeks to display simple geometries (lines, points, polygons) and rasters/basemaps. Ideally, the map will also allow authorized users to add/remove/edit ...
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Completely brand new to GIS - Help picking technology from the pros [duplicate]

I'm new to GIS and need to learn for an internship. I've been reading a lot and now need help picking technologies to use... particularly the map serving technologies. Project requirements - Free ...
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What web mapping libraries are suitable for indoor maps? [closed]

I am looking for a custom mapping library but not to display an actual geographical area but to display a custom floor-plan. I have been looking for a while but most of the solutions that I found are ...
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Web mapping software for a huge raster time series?

I'm an ArcGIS Desktop user who is stepping into the world of web mapping for the first time. Following advice I found here on GIS.SE, I started with the free tutorials from OpenGeo. However, I ...
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Stack - Mapnik, TileMill, OpenLayers, GeoExt

Would this work as a stack for serving web maps with the basic GIS viewer functionality (pan, zoom, layer switching, info popups)? Apache Web Server Mapnik to serve the geo-data (TileMill to Style ...
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Looking for ready tools to display real-time positions online

we want to show that in a big city like Palermo, cycling can be the fastest tool (and at the same time the most ecological). We will give 4 smartphones to 4 users, and there will be 4 ways to move: ...
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What is a “mashup”?

GIS users mix spatial data layers from an early age of GI science. What is new in the concept of "mashup"? Is it something really new, or only a trendy word?
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Is there any Google Maps-like zoomable world map, but with an equal-area projection?

Whenever I look at Google Maps at a global or polar area, the projection hurts. Is there any web service with a zoomable world map, that uses an equal-area projection — preferably pseudorectangular ...
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Register and display real time tracking of my smartphone (gps) on a map

I have 2 smartphones (android galaxy and iphone) and i would like to display the position, according to the gps coordinates, on a map. Is there any app to download or any kind of service where i ...
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What is the difference between Leaflet and Mapbox?

What is the difference between Leaflet and Mapbox, and how are they used together? Like the API and what exactly are they and is Mapbox using Leaflet?
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Restrict pan and zoom in ArcGIS Javascript API? [duplicate]

I'm creating a web map of a university campus. I have the map functioning, but I don't want to be able to pan off of the basemap, into whitespace. Do you know of a function that will auto-pan the ...
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Seeking cloud-based alternatives to Google Fusion Tables? [closed]

I'm a beginner in web-mapping. I was playing around with Fusion Tables, but I realized that I had too much data to display. What are some alternatives to Fusion tables? I have 9 layers of data (...
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How to create an interactive web mapping site with comment/rating system?

I'm trying not to ask something that's already covered by the other 'beginning web mapping' questions, but I want to do something that I don't see covered here yet. Maybe I'm just missing it. ...
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Good introduction to INSPIRE?

Can anyone point me to a good introduction to the INSPIRE directive? I know it's basically WMS 1.3 with added bells and whistles but now I'm back in Europe I should probably find out what they are.
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What are some great examples of information dashboards integrated with core GIS capabilties via the web?

I am tasked with designing a GIS information dashboard (think energy consumption, capacity, or any other measurable value across a campus). I would like to get a sense for what has been done well and ...
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Chart inside pop up window in Javascript

How to show a chart inside pop up window? I'm using Leaflet JS, which has support for raphael plugin http://dynmeth.github.com/RaphaelLayer/. Is it possible to create a div inside popup window? I was ...
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Disk space and numbers of tiles for world layer

I'm thinking about testing tiles generation of a world layer for webmapping. In this context, I want to know how I can calculate the number of tiles (256x256 for tilecache if I remember) I will need ...
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tiny JS discretization library for choropleth representation

I would like to know if a tiny stat/discretization js library ready to use exists. I do know about the existence of jStat (which I may explore a little bit more thoroughly), and I know that mapfish ...
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Progress bar for Leaflet map

Is there any way to show progress bar while waiting that all layers are rendered on Leaflet map? In this specific case, while GeoJSON layers are rendered.
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Usage of GeoDjango

We are creating a website that displays geographic data on map (currently using Google Maps js API). We are currently using postgres + postGIS + php. It has been recommended that I look into usage ...
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List of Map Service Software [closed]

I am curious as to what GIS server software is out there. I have used a few different ones and am building a list of them. If you know of any others please mention it below because I would like to ...
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Web system for adding points and related information to a map

I have been asked to find/make a web-based system whereby members of the public can add a point to a map and then enter some details about it. I could make this myself but as it's such a simple ...
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GeoWebCache: misalignment of tiles

I'm trying to test simple web map based on PostGIS/Geoserver/OpenLayers stack on Windows Server 2008. When I load my WMS layer by: var gwctest = new OpenLayers.Layer.WMS( "gwctest", "http://...
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How do I serve data in a sqlite database on a shared web host, like GoDaddy, onto a GIS web map?

I am new to the web mapping arena. I currently am managing a website and would like to add a mapping portion to it, mostly for some simple viewing and querying of a small number of layers. For ...
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What would be a good symbol for the map legend itself?

I am reformatting a mobile web map. Many of our users are equipped with mobile phones rather than large tablets, so screen real estate is at a premium. I've decided to remove the legend from default ...
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How to label GeoJSON polygons?

I'm using Leaflet combined with GeoJSON features. Is there a way to label GeoJSON features (in this case - polygons)? It should get labels from feature.properties.name This is my code where I ...
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Seeking options for historic Web Map? [closed]

I'm an intern at a small local history museum. We have a budget of $0. Project overview: I've got a bunch of old paper maps. When I say old, I mean 1800s and up. They've been scanned into TIFFs. I ...
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Definition of a BBOX in Web GIS

In my practice I use a lot WMS and WFS in Geoserver. I have not found a document describing the concept of a bounding box(bbox). ArcGIS has map extent properties to identify map boundary. Google Map/...
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Possible ways to display maps offline, inside mobile hybrid app

I want to develop a mobile hybrid application to run on both Android & iPhone devices in which i want to display my own map data. I have the SHP files with the data i need. I have Geoserver and ...
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Instructor led Web mapping development courses? [closed]

I have been messing around with programing for a while now and have gotten proficient with Python and have some interest in HTML 5 and Javascript. I have recently received a request for an IRD (...
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How to publish shapefiles to web with no programming required?

I am new to GIS web development. I do not have any programming background and I want all the maps that I design in GIS (shapefiles, using ArcGIS Desktop 9.3) to be published on the web. Please ...
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Maps zoomed around specific locations (magnifying glass effect)

How do I create a static map where the scale varies based on location? Example: to drive from a specific location X in Albuquerque to a specific location Y in Chicago, I want to "zoom" around X and ...
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30,000 data points… can this be reasonably served using openlayers?

I'm trying to tackle a web GIS problem and need to figure out the best strategy. I have a map with 30,000 cells on it forming a grid for the province of Alberta. I have a list of data points for ...
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Does Leaflet has option for scale dependent layers?

Is it possible to show layers with Leaflet depending on scaling? For example not show counties until zoom level reaches 10.
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List of Virtual Globes

I kept a listing of virtual globes in 2005 and 2006, but it's now woefully out of date http://geography2.blogspot.com/2005/11/listing-of-virtual-globes.html. Today, the main four seem to be: Google ...
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What is the best web editor and server for PostGIS?

I'm looking for a web editor (similar to OpenStreetMap) that works with a map server (PostGIS). This should permit editing and creation of new structures on a map. What is the best option?
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Custom ordering/z-index of icons in Leaflet layer

I have a single layer (points) with a bunch of markers. Each point has an attribute that is regularly updated. I understand by Leaflet sorts the layers such that those lower in latitude are on top for ...
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Web-based map authoring with ArcGIS Server?

I am embarking on a project in which users will author, save, and share their own maps over the web. We will provide them with a large number of feature classes, but users will effectively author ...
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Looking for political maps (administrative division)

I'm looking for an interactive map that shows ONLY administrative divisions of a country. I need to personalize it so when the user clicks a region, the map shows some information about it. If it ...
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Integrating user comments with web-map? [duplicate]

I'm wondering about the best strategy to incorporate user comments and user added points to a map. The best example that I can find of this is ushahidi with an example of how users can add information ...
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Building disconnected web based mapping application? [closed]

I have been tasked with building a disconnected, web-based mapping application. It must run in a browser, but it will run on a disconnected Windows based laptop. It needs to be able to do simple map ...
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Crowdsourcing spatial data with online clickable map? [duplicate]

Here in northern Tanzania we are experiencing a huge westward butterfly migration - originally those of us who saw it thought it was local but it turns out that it's very widespread. We're getting ...
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Create interactive map with no server

I have managed to build a great web mapping application using tiles created from GeoWebCache and a custom gridset, but I now need to add an overlay to the base maps. The only interactivity I need is a ...