Divisions of the earth's surface created to collect, organize, or depict information.

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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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Finding municipal-level administrative boundary data for India?

Does anyone know how to find a shapefile with boundaries of Indian municipalities? I have tehsil boundaries as for year 2001, but I would like boundaries of municipalities and, ideally, also ...
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Where can I find a shapefile for the coastline of North America?

I am looking for a shapefile representing the coastlines of North America, such as something like this: http://www.diva-gis.org/gdata Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Missing Scottish Administrative Data in OS Opendata sets

I'm not sure if this forum is really the correct place to ask, but impertinence would lead me to believe that there may be some one on here that may know the answer. I'm using the Ordnance Survey Open ...
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Geographic locators within Polygons

I have a list of geographic locators and a boundary file. In QGIS, is there any way merging them together to create a lookup saying this boundary contains these locators? Not the number the actual ...
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How can I geocode to a shape instead of a coordinate?

Geocoding to a shape instead of a point The project I'm currently working on is Find-A-Record. We are geocoding genealogical record collections and storing them in a spatial index (browse our blog if ...
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Need spatial data for very specific administrative boundaries in Ontario

I was wondering if anyone might know where I can download the rectangular administrative boundaries shown in the image below. I have highlighted one of them in red. On the image, you can see that ...
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Where can I find Ethiopian electoral constituency and district (woreda) boundaries data?

I am a PhD student in Development Studies in Oxford. I'm trying to find a map of the Ethiopian electoral boundaries. These are not the same as the district (woreda) boundaries - districts can be in ...
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Where can I find a national MLS boundary dataset for the US?

Every 6 months or so I continue to revisit a topic I have never found an answer for. What I am looking for is some type (ANY TYPE) of national map which outlines the boundaries of each of the 1000+ ...
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Districts of Israel - free source

Do you know of any free GIS sources of the Israeli administrative divisions: districts (mechozot, מחוזות) and subdistricts (nafot, נפות) which rely on official government information? I heard there ...
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How can I label edges of polygons?

How would I label polygon features, such as Counties, by its edge in ArcMap 10.1. This is similar to what one might find in a street atlas. For instance, have there are two counties (Lamb and ...
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Where to find Vietnam administrative level 4 shape file?

I am new to mapping, and would like to make a custom map using Vietnam's administrative boundaries shape file. I found a great source at gadm.org, but it is licensed for non-commercial use only. I ...
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Historical GIS data

I am looking for geographical boundaries of the Pale of Settlement - a region of Imperial Russia in which permanent residency by Jews was allowed in the 19th century Will manage with most formats
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Extra detailed bounding polygon from many geometric points

I have a database of around 100,000 postcodes each with lat/lon which I have converted to geom type in PostGIS. Each postcode also has one of 5 "regions". I wish to generate an accurate bounding ...
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Postcode Shape Files for The USA

I'm using ODL Studio to draw US zip codes, and though I can download the free database and get it to load, I can't figure out how to draw boundaries. The tutorial provided on their site explains how ...
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US / Mexican border data

I'm interested in locating free GIS shapefile data representing the US / Mexican border. I have found a point layer depicting the border crossing points but I'm interested in a polyline feature ...
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Given (lon,lat), how can I quickly retrieve the containing administrative region?

Given a coordinate (lon,lat), I'd like to retrieve the containing administrative region (state/province level) for an offline mobile application. The method employed needs to be fast/efficient. ...
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Get a list of all countries and their states?

I'm searching for a data set that contains the country information (Name, ISO 2 char, ISO 3 char, ISO number, ...) and other data. Also I'm looking for all states for each country including their ...
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Ecuador Census Data

I am looking for Ecuador census data (digital GIS if possible) at the sub-parroquia (parish) level. The geographies and the tabular data would be great but at this point I am mostly in need of the ...
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Row-crop field boundaries

I'm on the hunt for field boundary coordinates in the US in the form of GeoJSON, a Shapefile or any structured format that I can use to overlay on a map. I've tried looking at the US Department of ...
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Indian city points and village boundaries

I am looking for Indian city/village points and village/Taluk boundaries for India. A perfect example what I am looking for is here for the State of Haryan, produce by Haryana Space Applications ...
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Extract administrative boundaries

I'm looking to create maps of administrative boundaries. Sometimes nested. For example I want to create shapefiles or geojson-files for all the countries in the world, including states in the US and ...
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Randomly distributed cases according to census data

I'd like to randomly place a point within a geographic boundary with the caveat that I would like to use census data so that points are randomly placed according to population density (i.e. more ...
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OSM administrative polygons : what is the current worldwide coverage?

Does OSM have a summary view of its administrative polygons coverage worldwide for each administrative level ? NaturalEarth have Countries (L0), and subdivisions (L-1) with complete (100%) ...
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Administrative boundaries missing in OSM and/or Maperitive?

I'm lost trying to render maps with administrative boundaries using OSM and Maperitive. For some cities, e.g. Mexico City, there are boundaries. But, e.g. for Belo Horizonte, there are none, at least ...
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Update query does not affect any rows, privileges are set to public and allow all actions

I've been trying to update a column of integers called level_dept in a table called adminboundaries within the sql query tool on pgadmin3 and the query runs and finishes with a lot of lag, but 0 rows ...
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What is the most suitable way to get the boundary of a state or a country or the whole world dynamically?

I am working on a project where I have to create filled map charts based on the data client has provided. The data has latitude and longitude information. Based on the selected level (city or state or ...
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Where can I find administrative boundary data for Mexico? [closed]

The USA has states, counties, and cities. How are Mexico's territories split up, hierarchically? It also has states and cities, but does it have an intermediate-level political unit? Where might I ...
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Extract Administrative Boundaries into OSM poly Format

I need to extract some administrative boundaries from big OSM extract, and put them in .poly file. Are there any tools for this task? I've tried Perl script by Gary68 ...
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Mexican “Área Geoestadistica Básica” OSM admin level

I found shapefiles that split urban areas in Mexico into distinctions called Área Geoestadistica Básica (AGEB) from Mexico's geographic information site, INEGI This is what the divisions of Mexico ...
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Where to find administrative L-2 polygons under open license?

NaturalEarth provide L-0 (countries) and L-1 (sub-division) shapefiles, but no L-2 (sub-sub-division) shapefiles. GADM.org provides L0 to L-5 data, and have a pretty good coverage for L-2 ...
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Administrative boundaries worldwide [duplicate]

I am searching for a downloadable database of administrative boundary shapes, best would be worldwide data. I have found GADM but it seems a bit outdated, also the OSM site defining the ...
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Downloading vector latlong boundary data of India's Telecom circles from Open street map?

I recently came across a couple of really useful sites for downloading vector latlong boundary data for free converts entered address into lat/long coordinates (has a batch mode): ...
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How can I overlay city and borough names in QGIS with political boundaries?

This post is related to this one. The following images are from @Weinfried's answer. I was able to get the ITA_adm0.kmz, ITA_adm1.kmz, ITA_adm2.kmz, but not ITA_adm3.kmz, which for some reason does ...
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Where can I find shapefiles for OECD Regions?

Does anyone know where shapefiles for OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Regions might be found? The regions are defined in this document: ...
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OS Boundary Line shp export CSV with description and lat/lng

I have found several post saying it is possible in QGIS to export OS Boundary Line shp files to csv's containing the boundary line in lat/lng (for use on Google map) along with the name of the area, ...
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How to correctly set the Independent Cities of Virginia in Open Street Map

I would like to use the data from Open Street Map to identify which county I am in, but I noticed something unusual with the Independent Cities of Virginia. Essentially, there are a few cities that ...
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finding administrative boundaries in Guinea using OSM

I am trying to map the quartiers (neighborhoods) in the city of Conakry, Guinea. As far as I can find, OMS contains information on the location of each quartier, and displays this with a point in ...
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Does anyone have a Morocco shapefile that includes Western Sahara at the Provincial level?

The 2004 Moroccan census data is available at hcp.ma. I was wondering if anyone had a Moroccan shapefile at the provincial level or commune level that matched the data available on the census and ...
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Seeking shapefile of administrative divisions of Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) post-2011

I've been trying to find a shapefile containing CIV's administrative divisions (preferably down to the level of sous-prefecture) reflecting the national reorganization of 2011 but have had no luck. ...
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Trying to limit my shapemap to state boundary lines in R

I have a feeling I'm either trying to do this incorrectly, or I'm just not searching for the correct terms, but I cannot figure out how to do what I want to do. I am trying to plot the ranges of fish ...
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How to import country administrative boundaries from OSM Planet to PostGIS Polygons

I need to import all world countries as polygons or multipolygons into PostGIS. Specifically, I need the administrative boundaries that are like this orange bubble around the actual land borders. ...
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Where to find neighborhood boundaries for Israel?

Is there a place that has neighborhood boundary data for Israeli cities as polygons? I have searched the web without results.
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Where can I find block (sub-district) level boundaries for India?

I'm looking for block (sub-district) level shapefiles for India. The GADM database only has files for the 2300 Tehsils, whereas I'm looking for the about 5500 Census blocks (sub-districts) for any ...
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How to add ward info in osm buildings

i have buildings data from osm and ward boundaries. i need to find which building lies in which ward and add that information in the building data. I prefer use osm output format. INPUT: <way ...
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Singapore postal boundaries

Does anyone know where to get GIS data for Singapore postal boundaries? I need a shape or KML file which I can then overlay onto google maps to show a neighbourhood break down of Singapore.
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Looking for geometries defining the boundaries of Canadian Location Code regions used for Meteorological Services in Canada

To be clear I have looked into the GADM datasets. The problem is that Canada has a very non-standardized level-2 Administrative Zone identification across the various Territories and Provinces. As a ...
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Commercial Admin Levels

I'm looking to find commercially available admin boundaries (0 through lowest available) for the world that I can place into a user-friendly interface that allows the non-technical user (ie someone ...
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Is it possible to join two different data sets in QGIS?

I have one data set which contains all federal states of Germany. The other dataset is about the population density in every km² in the EU. My goal is now to join these two Datasets so I can answer ...
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Source for granular administrative region data for the world?

I'm trying to find an exportable to Excel/Access data source for all (or most) of the countries of the world that includes fields for varying levels of administrative regions up to the zip code level. ...