Tag Archives: Tilelayer

Rendering Text Labels with Custom Fonts in Mapnik

The default font family used for rendering text labels on maps created by Mapnik (and the one shipped with it) is Deja Vu. Deja Vu Sans Book is a pretty nice font, and can be seen, for example, in all … Continue reading

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Geo-referencing and Tile-cutting Raster Imagery

Just as there are many different formats in which vector spatial data may be represented: Well-Known Text (WKT), Well-Known Binary (WKB), Geography Markup Language (GML), and Keyhole Markup Lanuage (KML), to name but a few – so too are there … Continue reading

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Using ESRI Base Map Tile Layers in Bing Maps

( UPDATE: For loading ESRI Base Map Tiles on the AJAX v7.0 control, please go to https://alastaira.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/displaying-open-street-map-and-esri-tiles-on-bing-maps-ajax-v7/ ) I received an email this morning from the ESRI announcements mailing list stating that “ArcGIS Online basemaps published and hosted by Esri … Continue reading

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