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Difference between WMTS and WMS

The WMS standard allows the client to request an arbitrary region. If the client wants tiles, it can makes its requests in a tiled pattern, but the server has no way to know that's what's happening ...
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Accessing NOAA web service with token

I've figured out how to use their web services. It looks like you have to send the token as a header instead of directly in the URL. For example, you can download an add-on to your browser such as ...
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Seeking open source GIS web server

If you use QGIS, you have at least two options to publish your maps without dealing with a server: install qgis2web-Plugin and generate web-maps with openlayers or leaflet: - you can upload the ...
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Is there any geocoding for better international support?

Finally I found the service best shoot my need, Here MAP API. They support mulitiple language and has good zh-hant/zh-hans matching; eventhough, they don't have compelete translate, but well matched, ...
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ArcServer 10.1- Get Original Document location (mxd) from published web service using python

Unfortunately no. As Alex said, there is no real link between the original published mxd and the service (although there was in previous versions). You can however find a copy of the published mxd on ...
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Free Web-service providing Satellite Images

Landsat is now available via Amazon Web Services Landsat 8 data is available for anyone to use via Amazon S3. All Landsat 8 scenes from 2015 are available along with a selection of cloud-free ...
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Looking for free web service that calculates driving distance between 2 addresses

A slight update a few years down the line, since I'm looking for the same thing: The ESRI link above no longer works, but gives the option of proceeding to http://route.arcgis.com. Under the API ...
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Publish cached map service using pre-existing cache folder

The problem in this case was rather stupid:) The cache mentioned above was residing in a folder, that was located in another folder, that was located in another folder. So despite the fact that I ...
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Exposing (PostGIS) spatial operations as web services?

The response is obviously yes and there is probably a bunch of good solutions. Picking a favorite one with Geoserver, for example: create a sql function with "location point" as parameters witch ...
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Web Services that Converts Lat Lon to Zip Code

There are a few options: Latitude / Longitude to ZIP + 4, allows you to input the lat, long and receive a Zip code in return. You could also use this to input the values and run the search yourself ...
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How to open REST/JSON service in QGIS?

The JSON returned from that URL does not look like it conforms to any standard format. Any system that could map from that URL would have to know it was an array, with an array of "weatherStations" ...
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Accessing NOAA web service with token

According to the documentation, the token must go in the header, not the url: An example using curl: curl -H "token:<token>" url An example using jQuery: $.ajax({ url:<url>, data:{<...
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Seeking web service that returns elevation profile between two points and can process 5000 requests per second

Let's start with some assumptions: You really need 5000 web requests per second, and It would be possible to service those requests in only 5 seconds, and The queries could be serviced by exactly ...
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How to bulk upload raster datasets to ArcGIS Online as separate discrete layers?

Add all your imagery to one Map Document. ( I have used Mosaic Datasets in this image - but there will be no difference in how your imagery acts in this process) Share your Map Document to your ...
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Problem getting map using XML file with gdal_translate

The error message is misleading when it gives a hint about using for ignoring the error. The essential information is in this message HTTP status code: 0, error: SSL certificate problem: self ...
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Add layer to GeoServer workspace which is not default

There is no way to configure the workspace on a per-layer basis, it will end up in the same workspace of the store it comes from. So, to change the workspace of a layer, you'll have to change the ...
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Are there any web services providing country border data?

You could use the Google Fusion tables version (see related blog post) of the Natural Earth world boundaries dataset with the Google Maps API, as in these answers: Country boundries using Google Map ...
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Does the USDA SSURGO database have a web-based API that I can query?

You have a couple of options: For an R-based solution, see the AQP family of packages, in particular "soilDB" The "soil data access" website 2 provides a limited SQL interface to the SSURGO tabular ...
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Parsing Geoprocessing Service messages using ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

I'd really recommend against parsing the output messages. For one, it'll be tedious. And more importantly, 2, you have INFO level messages on. INFO level displays path information to resources on the ...
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USGS National Map Ortho - Digitizing

Yes, you can definitely use USGS National map ortho-imagery to extract features, using heads-up digitizing methods (HUD.) The trick here is to work within a projected environment using UTM or State ...
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Creating Multiple Webmap Applications linked to the same data

Unless I am misunderstanding something, the situation shouldn't be that complicated. Create a number of web maps which all refer to the same datasets that are stored in ArcGIS Online. Give edit ...
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Is it possible to download map layer from map server and adding it to google map?

This will depend if the Service producer has enabled KML, but will be the easiest way to get a KML format of the service. From here, you can add the content to your google map with no problems. ...
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Exposing (PostGIS) spatial operations as web services?

You might want to consider using GeoServer and the Web Processing Service (WPS) extension. This would allow the use of arbitrary workflows constructed from the existing processes (things like ...
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Slow performance of WMS server

You're going to need to profile your data sources and workspace as a whole. With QGIS Server, you usually prepare the workspace in QGIS. How long does a similar map frame take to render in the ...
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Self hosting vector tiles

I had good results following this tutorial on using tippecanoe to generate compressed protobuffer vector tiles. I just use Amazon S3 for hosting, but for your application a dedicated server running ...
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Adding ArcGIS Online vector tile service in Leaflet map?

I would suggest referencing Esri Leaflet in general for leaflet and Esri related code. In regards to the Esri Vector Tile Layer You can use this option and construct. Constructor: L.esri.Vector....
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Get notification if feature service fails?

You could write a Python script that periodically performs a simple query on ESRI REST API for these feature layers. This thread should be useful for performing the query on the API from Python. How ...
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Updating ArcGIS Online Hosted Table

I would try creating a service definition file, uploading it to ArcGIS Online and overwrite the service. With the ArcGIS API for Python, you can directly interact with items in ArcGIS Online. Example:...
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Custom print service for WebApp without AGOL Enterprise account?

I'm not really sure what you're comparing when you say set up a print service with some other server to use custom layouts for printing from a WebApp Or would the print service HAVE to run off of an ...
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Choosing GeoCoding service?

Posting a new answer here as this ranks highly on Google on the topic of Geocoder result licensing. Here's what I understand to be true for the non-enterprise version of Google Maps / Google Places: ...

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