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Looking for GIS Data for Curitiba, Brazil?

I am wondering if anyone knows where to find building footprints, road network, transit, or environment feature data for Curitiba, Brazil. Thanks
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How can I transfer data from one PostGIS database to another?

I have quite a bit of GIS data in a old PostGIS Database (version "1.1.6") and I need to transfer it to another PostGIS Database ("POSTGIS="1.5.3"). I tried creating a backup and restoring that on ...
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How is raw OSM data processed for openstreetmap.org

Can anyone provide insight into how OSM data is processed or rendered for www.openstreetmap.org? A specific example... I extracted data from a recent planet.osm PostGIS dataset for an area in ...
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Historical Hurricane Tracks

I have found a great source for historical hurricane data, but I can't seem to find a way to download the track information. It appears that you can only view the data on the website. I was ...
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Where can I find shapefiles for New Zealand Cities and Suburbs/Neighbourhoods?

I'm trying to find some shapefiles (administrative boundaries) of New Zealand CITIES and SUBURBS/NEIGHBOURHOODS. I've found some boundaries for the Country, Regions, Districts (not useful for me) .. ...
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Where can I get free New Zealand and Melbourne geodata?

I have just installed QGIS. Do any forum users know where I could download or access files and maps for 1) New Zealand, and/or 2) Melbourne/Victoria, Australia. Preferably it would be good to know ...
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Canadian province boundaries in latitude and longitude

Are there any datasets available that give a list of latitude and longitude points for Canadian province boundaries? I don't need anything too detailed as I'm displaying collated data in smallish ...
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World map shapefile including disputed areas

I am looking for a global shapefile that allows you do show data for all disputed areas (like Waziristan, Spratlay Islands, Kahsmir, etc.). Do you have any idea where I can find a shapefile with not ...
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How do you treat partial 3d features in PostGIS?

We have features from survey data that contain partial 3d information. The most common example would be a 2D LineString representing a road, that contains elevation information in certain points ...
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Paleoclimatology Data

I have been looking for paleoclimatology data. I have found some with NOAA ( http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/data.html ) but all the data is stored as a KMZ and a series of linking text and html files....
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Where can I find free Archeology datasets?

Are there any sites that gather together free datasets? I am especially interested in published data relating to archeology.
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Why can't I see all records in my personal GDB in QGIS?

I am running QGIS 1.8. I have a layer from an ESRI Personal GDB. There are 431 features in the layer. When you load the layer into QGIS, and look at the Metadata properties, it shows the number of ...
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How to get Openlayers cluster strategy work for large data?

The map Layer has around 1500 points. I am able to display all the points in the map without any problem but adding the cluster strategy to the layer does not work. The Cluster strategy functions when ...
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Is there an automatic function in QGIS to package all files in a project for transferability?

In my project, I use a lot of geodata from different directories. Now I want to give the QGIS project to a colleague (eg on a CD). Is it possible to copy the shapes from different directories ...
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What is the best practice for data management? [duplicate]

I have always been curious how other folks are storing their spatial data. Outside of an enterprise environment where much data is stored in enterprise geodatabases, is it better to store data per ...
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Where can I find European City boundary data?

Does anyone know any sources for free European city boundary data? Thanks!
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Dublin postal areas shp file?

I'm currently developing an application that uses shp files for Dublin. In particular I want to display the postal areas for Dublin but cannot locate an appropriate shp file. Can anyone advise where ...
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Getting monthly weather means for future climates?

I am trying to generate spatially downscaled (5-10 arcminutes) future climate maps indicating monthly mean min and max temp, and precip. Most people usually need to extrapolate monthly data into ...
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The list of geocodes of villages/cities of India wanted [closed]

Any relevant information is welcome. For example, license of the data, where I can find relevant sources, etc.
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Desktop tool to batch convert Shapefils to CSV with polygon outline coordinates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert .shp to .csv including attributes AND geometry? Is there a desktop tool that would allow me to take dozens of large (300MB) shapefiles and convert them into ...
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Where can I find historic country border data?

I am looking for border polygons from World War I (from 1914-1918). Is there a resource out there that maintains this kind of information?
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Are there any shapefile-based GPS data recorders?

I am looking for a data recorder that can be programmed to send a serial data request to a field computer and then accept and record an incoming data string and tie it to GPS location and then save ...
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Is there anywhere that I can obtain global UV data in either raster or vector format?

I'm looking for some UV data (currently with no spatial or temporal resolutions in mind, but ideally split into UV-A and UV-B) for the whole earth. Can anyone recommend a source for data like this or ...
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How to access existing graphs in arcGIS 10

I am trying to access an existing graph in arcGIS version 10. The student workbook I am using was written for version 9.3. Version 10 does not have "tools" option in the toolbar. The instructions ...
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Finding shapefiles of pipeline data?

Does anyone know where I can get or find shapefiles for pipelines (USA location)? Preferably free as I've never done pipelines before and I'm meeting a client next week that is doing pipeline work. ...
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Sources of geolocated Tweets

Are there any publicly available sources of geolocated Tweets? I'm aware that one can collect them on their own, but was wondering if there is something readily available to play with. There is a ...
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What format to use for highly compressed vector data?

Does anyone have information about possible formats for highly compressed vector data? Some basic requirements. Must be possible to read using the larger commercially available platforms. (ArcGIS, ...
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Looking for average temperature data for Afghanistan

Hey all I am looking for a average temperature data for Afghanistan monthly over a year, precipitation would work too. In a shapefile, if anyone has any or knows anywhere that I could access one ...
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Joining Census Data

I have collected census data for a county in Pennsylvania. Data varies from 1999-2010. For my data before 2010, a significant number of blocks do not match up (image below) when I join the data (...
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Trouble with making shapefile from xls file

Using DIVA GIS, each time I attempt to import some species data from an xls file to be plotted onto a map, the program becomes very slow and eventually becomes unresponsive. My dataset originally ...
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consolidating of all the census data for the state of Florida from the below listed US Census website

I have a potential project to utilize census data within a GIS and the hard part appears to be the consolidating of all the census data for the state of Florida from the below listed US Census website....
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Dividing Earth into continent polygons

Is there a simple (low res is fine) polygonal data set that divides the entirety of Earth's surface into continents, with no overlap and no area excluded? Specifically: North America, South America, ...
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Purchasing Points of Interest data in USA?

I have thousands of POIs with addresses and they are geocoded. The lat longs are on the road. I have Tele Atlas POI data, but it also shows the locations closer to the road. Is there any ...
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where do I download POIs from Wikipedia? placeopedia used to have them but is now gone

I am trying to improve OpenStreetMap in Siem Reap, Cambodia. A way I am doing this is to add temple locations. I hear that there is a dataset of temple locations available from Wikipedia (presumably ...
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Where can I download free satellite imagery of Cambodia for offline use?

I am an entry level GIS user - I have had one semester of GIS in college. I have successfully downloaded raster satellite imagery from Seamless (tiff files) for my class project. Now I am trying to ...
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Given a known batch of mobile-obtained gps data with timestamps, what algorithms can be used to clean it?

I'm working on the backend for an iOS/Android app that collects locations every hour and syncs with the server every three hours. The mobile apps themselves are not under my control and so I can't ...
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Near real-time sources of lightning strike data

I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on sources of near real-time lightning strike data available for download? For example, Intellicast.com has a map of strikes, but makes no mention of the ...
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Data source for 3D buildings (germany) [duplicate]

I'm searching for a data base or webservice, that provides buildings at a level of detail (LOD) of cuboid (length,width,height) or roof, corners, etc or better. The area should cover germany. I'...
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US unemployment data by zip (or aggregating data up to county level)

I am trying to find unemployment rate data for the US that is: at 5 digit zip code level monthly, or quarterly, or even annually, for 2008-2012 free That seems to be impossible as far as I can ...
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OCM Landscape data

What is the source of the OCM Landscape data and where can one obtain it? Let me know if I should be speaking with someone else. Thank you,
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Where to look for oceanographical/environmental data for the Arctic (Baffin Bay/Davis Strait area)

I am looking for oceanographical/environmental variables that are available for Baffin Bay/Davis Strait area over the time period of 1995-2011, however, I am not familiar with oceanographical/...
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OpenStreetMap Neighborhood Boundaries

Is it possible to download neighborhood boundaries from OpenStreetMap? I see on maps that they often indicate neighborhood names; is there a way to retrieve their coordinates and boundary polygon ...
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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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Can I download the entire NRCS SSURGO database?

I am interested in downloading and using the entire USGS SSURGO database. The California Soil Resource Lab provides instructions on working with these data in R, but it starts with the assumption ...
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How to import info from mdb file into a project?

I need to import info on a QGIS project. The info are in a MDB file (population, mean age, number of cars and so on: one record per region) that is written to be connected with a region shape from an ...
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Agricultural field boundaries in a small area of south west England - source of vector data?

I would like to find a vector polygon dataset that shows field boundaries, along with tracks, roads, paths etc, for a small area of south west England - about 5km by 5km. Are there any free datasets ...
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Importing GPS coordinates correctly

I am importing a gsx set of waypoints with lat/lon taken in degrees, minutes, and thousandths of a minute. When they are added to my project, the waypoints are not showing up correctly - the ...
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Is there any site which provide classified image download for soil,vegetation or water resources?

(its particularly for indian states,i need.....,but kindly quote if any other info you have) the raster data may also work for me in above aspects.
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List of US government free GIS data online

The US government publishes a plethora of useful, high-quality GIS data sources online. The data includes: Municipal and international boundaries Classified points of interest Geographic maps ...
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Belgium Flood And Precipitation Mapping

Similar to Free sources of mapping data for France, does any one know a source for free downloadable flood and precipitation maps for Belgium?