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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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How to speed-up Dynamic Map services?

I am working on a ESRI Flex based application that will display data from a Dynamic Map Service. It need to be Dynamic, since the end user should have the option to turn on & off layers. This is ...
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Free download of Soviet topographic maps (also known as Genshtab maps)

In the past, http://poehali.org/maps/ offered a free-of-charge download of Soviet military topographic maps of many areas in the world. Those maps are in the public domain. Now, this site redirects to ...
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Forest portals in the context of GIS and maps

Do you know any portals connected with forests and forestry in the context of GIS and maps? The best for me will be portals where the data is served via WMS, WFS or WCS services. The only portals i ...
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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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Libraries to render vector-based maps in the browser

Is there a open source JavaScript library like Leaflet or OpenLayers which can be used in a web or mobile application and loads vector-based maps instead of images? I only need the road information ...
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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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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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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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Which weather on my road? Looking for a spatial weather forecast web service

My friend Bob goes from A to B leaving tomorrow morning at 6:00. There are many direction services that indicates him short, fast and/or cheap routes. Bob does not like to drive under the rain and ...
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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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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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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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Using ESRI geoprocessing services from a non-ESRI client (Python)?

I'm thinking it should be possible to consume an ESRI Geoprocessing service from a python script without invoking ArcPy or needing an ESRI installation on the client machine. For example I create a ...
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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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are there UML models of the OGC standards available online (native files not pdfs)

Last time I checked, there were only PDFs with class diagrams available on the net (downloadable for at least 140 swiss francs a piece) , but not the UML models in a native format of a database ...
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Publish cached map service using pre-existing cache folder

We use: ArcGIS Server Advanced Enterprise 10.3 / ...
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Case studies of Participatory Spatial Planning

I am wondering if you know any well implemented geoportals for Participatory Spatial Planning. I am looking for the one related to environmental protection or connected somehow with the topic (but of ...
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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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Is it possible to install GeoServer on a web server?

Is it possible to install and use GeoServer with PostgreSQL on a website which is hosted by a web server provider? I am using a web server for my website. I want to add mapping feature on my website. ...
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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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Examples of thematic mapping web services built with FOSS GIS

What are some current examples of web services serving thematic mapping based on free and open source software? The thematic mapping could be in the form of choropleth or point layers. It would be ...
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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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Is there a map of map services somewhere?

I'd like to provide a map based search of map services in a web app. Ideally, I'd like a web service that displays markers at different zoom levels: local, municipal, county, regional, state or ...
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Examples of web based Overweight/Oversize load permit routing on County Roads

Does anyone know of any US counties that have set up a web based overweight/oversize load permit routing system, preferably one that leverages GIS? I know many state DOT's are doing this, but I don't ...
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Accessing NOAA web service with token

I recently requested a NOAA "token" to access their data. However, I keep receiving a "Token parameter is required" 404 error. Here is the URL I am using (note token is not the real one): http://www....
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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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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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Standards for creating a RESTful Geocoding webservice

I am about to start defining a new API which will allow our clients to perform Geo Coding lookups. I would like to follow any standards there are out there. However looking at a few examples: The ...
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How can I host a map service that uses an online basemap as well as my own dynamic layers?

I have a flex web application with an ArcGIS Server backend that I want to start using an online basemap for. The application includes a printing capability that prints a layout from an arcGIS map ...
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What is Geonode ? What all can be achieved using it?

Ok i have searched the site and did not find enough information concerning regarding what is a Geonode so i really thought i may ask everyone who has used it to give their opinion. I am trying to set ...
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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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Free Web-service providing Satellite Images

Is there any web-service currently available which is hosting satellite images as open-source, just like OSM web-service hosting vector maps? We want to make a real-time traffic monitoring commercial ...
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Creating geodata service from version other than DEFAULT in ArcGIS for Server?

This is with ArcGIS for Server and Desktop 10.1 I want to host a geodata service, but I don't want it to be from the DEFAULT version. I want it to be from an alternate version, that I can check the ...
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Is it possible publishing a Python Add-in in a web service?

I'm trying to make a multiuser web service for editing an ArcSDE geodatabase. I wanted to know if I can to add my python add-in in Arcgis Server? And if the answer is yes, how can I publish it?
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Is anyone using JSONP in Web mapping applications to get around the browser same origin policy?

Javascript based Web mapping apps that use ajax requests to get data from a server are limited by the Same Origin Policy to only request the data from a server in the same domain (subdomain and port). ...
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Updates to ArcSDE via Oracle trigger

Is it possible and/or feasible for an Oracle trigger to periodically update ArcSDE via a REST geoprocessing service? Does anyone have any experience with such a thing? The reason for this is that I ...
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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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Adding ArcGIS Online vector tile service in Leaflet map?

I am trying to add an arcgis online served vector tiles service to a Leaflet map. I am using ( https://github.com/Leaflet/Leaflet.VectorGrid ) to add the vector tiles to a Leaflet v1.3.1 map ...
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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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Is there a service that would return me all streets in a city (ZIP)?

I am looking for a service that you know of, that would return me all streets in a city (ZIP) for the purpose of building a drop-down (or auto-complete) address entry field.
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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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Seeking commercial web service for LIDAR/DSM data in USA

I apologize for not knowing all the proper terminology to ask this question. I am seeking a commercial service for providing pay-per-use high resolution elevation data in North America. It must come ...
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How to handle the New ESRI Ocean Basemap

Some of you may have seen this recent (4/28/14) ESRI blogpost - The New Ocean Basemap. ESRI, in their infinite wisdom, has split up their Ocean Basemap into 2 separate services. One with just the ...
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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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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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Exposing (PostGIS) spatial operations as web services?

How can (PostGIS) spatial operations be exposed as web services? e.g. if we wanted a web service end point that would return a data set with the top 5 schools nearest to a location NOTE: can I make ...
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ArcServer 10.1- Get Original Document location (mxd) from published web service using python

I need to extract the document location of a published web service. Is there any way this can be accomplished in python? I know where the maps are sitting on the server, and i know the name of the ...
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Statistics to shades in a world map

Is there any API or web service to create statistical world maps where the values are different shades of a colour? Something like http://www.visualizingeconomics.com/wp-content/uploads/sachs-...
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Unable to cast COM object (IMapServer --> IMapServerObjects)

I have just deployed an AGS-based application to our web server. This app worked great in development, but after deployment to the server I got the following error: Unable to cast COM object of type '...