Questions tagged [web-service]

A Web service is a method of communication between two electronic devices over a network.

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Choosing GeoCoding service?

I'm looking for a web service providing a full address based on coordinates (and reverse). I'm ready to pay for that service. I don't want to use Google's API.
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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 GIS Development Skill Sets [closed]

What technologies and skill sets should one who wants to do web GIS development study/acquire? One skill/technology per answer please.
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Comparison of WMS and WFS services

I am writing my thesis about WMS and WFS services. I would like to compare these two services. Can you suggest factors on which I can do this comparison? (In my mind I have: functionality, fastest ...
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Effectively displaying a large amount of data on Google Maps APi

I have about 20 layers that I'd like to put on a Google maps API. I assume I'll need some form of a tile cache server and perhaps under mapserver or geoserver. These layers amount to about 400mb so ...
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What are some web based clients for GeoServer?

There is a list of Web Clients for Geoserver on the Geoserver site (http://geoserver.org/display/GEOSDOC/Clients). Unfortunately, it is posted as no longer maintained. Does anyone have a current list ...
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Seeking route calculation service to get route between several points?

I need a routing service with an API callable from a web or desktop application. I have several points: a start, an end, and intermediate points in the disorder. I expect the routing service to send ...
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Web-based user editable routing application

I am totally new to web-based GIS (and open source GIS) and am now working on a web-based travel planner using Postgis and Pgrouting with multicriteria costs. I want the end users (the traveler) to be ...
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What's the most appropriate tool(set) for creating a community map?

When you move to a new place, it's very useful to have maps tailored to your interests available at the click of a mouse or tap of a smart phone. The following projects are great examples of more ...
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What are the key features of a web map?

In response to comments, I'll rephrase the question: We're building a web based mapping and data querying system. The data are at several different scales, and should be queryable at these scales. ...
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Creating geocoding/gazetteer web service?

I would like to write a geocoding web service for genealogy in Java. Because it is for genealogy, I don't need to go down to the street level. I only need to go down to the county. Looking at ...
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What free or open source cloud-based software is recommended by/for the GIS community?

Note: This question is intended to complement an earlier question on installed, desktop software. What GIS-related, or even non-GIS-specific, web- or cloud-based software/tools/services -- that are ...
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What are some good resources related to Geodjango?

I am trying to learn Geodjango. Has anyone used it in their own project? The documentation on the official site is sparse. Can someone point out the best resources helpful in learning it other than ...
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Seeking API for Countries, States, Cities and Airports? [closed]

I'm looking for an API or data source (or multiple sources) that provide the following information: Countries Information: ISO code, Region, Capital, population, languages, currencies and climate. ...
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Is there an online tile-based elevation service?

I am working on an application that requires the elevation at a given lat/long coordinate for lots of closely spaced coordinates along any given irregular path. (The path is a trace of a glider/hang-...
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Is there a web mapping server works on a linux shared hosting account? [closed]

Question: Is there a web mapping server software out there that works on a typical linux shared hosting account? Background: I have been trying find a web mapping server that would allow me to serve ...
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Looking for web service to get State, County, and Place FIPS codes from an address

I have been searching for a few days to find a web service that will provide the State, County, and Place FIPS codes from an address input. Most of the services I've found only provide a State, County,...
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Add Doppler RADAR as a Layer in ArcMap

I am hoping for an answer here even though it's a long shot. My goal is to add a raster service into ArcMap that shows the Doppler RADAR information that is shown at the Weather Office website. I am ...
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Creating interface for Editing ArcSDE Layers in web service online?

The initial idea is to make a multiuser web service for editing versions of an ArcSDE geodatabase online (each version for each user. Is it possible to acces through a password and user name?). Can I ...
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Looking for free web service that calculates driving distance between 2 addresses

I'm looking for a free web service that gets an input of 2 addresses and returns an output of driving distance between the 2 points. In addition I'm looking for a web service that doesn't require ...
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Are the Canadian National Topographic System (NTS) maps available freely online?

I'd really like a seamless service of the Canadian topo maps, similar to ArcGIS Online USA Topographic Maps, http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=4ee3622f0bfd41eea55ffa83aaf31a9f If there is no ...
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ggmap, ggimage… - Saving and loading maps in R

In my current R project I'm using the ggmap package to download and display maps. What bothers me is that you need internet access to load maps from google etc. I'd like to load a map from the ...
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Can you use ArcObjects in an MVC service at v10.1

I'm slighlty confused with the changes at 10.1 and understand this version no longer supports DCOM or remote arcobjects. Can you use ArcObjects in a webservice (in my case a .NET MVC 4 service) that ...
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Does the USDA SSURGO database have a web-based API that I can query?

Based on a previous question, Can I download the entire NRCS SSURGO database?, it appears that it is difficult to import the entire USDA SSURGO database. The Web Soil Survey provides the ability to ...
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Creating OGC Services via GeoServer automatically?

I am new to GeoServer and wonder how I can create OGC Services via Geoserver automatically. I have to publish my data (Shapefiles) with a Java program as OGC Services. How can I do that? I checked ...
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How to open REST/JSON service in QGIS?

As the title states I'm trying to open a REST/JSON service in QGIS, but without luck so far. Now I'm wondering if this kind of service is even possible to open in QGIS with current, existing tools. I'...
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RESTful Web Services for Geometry Operations

I'm trying to get an idea what web services exist for doing geometry operations. I know that Esri's GeometryService supports several operations, but does anything else exist? I've started a very ...
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How to host web map app on ArcGIS.com?

I have created a web map app on arcgis.com. I have installed ArcGIS 10.2 for Server, and created a services and published it on arcgis.com, but it is local server. I want to any one opening my web ...
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Saving to database on OpenLayers map changes? [duplicate]

I have put a map on website using OpenLayers. This map is fetched from geoserver by using wms request. and in the same way, it is drawn some shapes such as point, line etc. using open layers library ...