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How to find library or other business POIs?

I am just starting an Intro GIS course, so I really have no idea what the best place is to find downloadable GIS data. I was really hoping to do my semester project on library or bookstore locations ...
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Where can I find a dataset containing locations of all USPS post offices?

I searched the USPS web site, queried GeoData.gov, did a general Google search and turned up nothing. I tried querying GNIS for feature type post office, but the data is listed as "entered 1993" for ...
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Where can I find Population data for all UK Counties?

Where can I find population data (male, female, total) for all UK counties for last 7 decades, i.e. 1950,1960,1970,1980,1990,2000,2010. I tried my luck with Office for National Statistics and UK ...
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Is it Possible to Convert a GRD File into an ASC File in QGIS?

Is it possible to convert in QGIS a GRD file (that was created in MapInfo) into an ASC file (that can be imported into SAGA)? Is it possible to "extract by mask" a section of a GRD file in an other ...
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Difference Between GLC2000 Versions

What are the differences between the various versions (1 through 5) of the Global Land Cover (GLC) 2000 product? I am going to use northern North America, Europe and Asia (north of 50°N). Is it ...
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GIS storage format for better performance - Android device

We have developed an android application which loads different eco-zones and does geo-fencing based on current GPS location. We have converted a shapefile to KML, then to JSON format, for loading in ...
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Where can I get polygons for the Municipalities of Puerto Rico?

I'd like to find GeoJSON files to draw the polygons of municipalities of Puerto Rico. It might be nice get the Nokia Map (or any reasonable publicly available map) of the same regions and overlay ...
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How to get geographic information for American and world parks and cities?

I am working on building out park data for my web site. My site is about hiking, so I want to get a list of parks and cities in the world. Is that possible? Where can I get/download/see such ...
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Converting SimpleGeo Places GeoJSON file to shapefile?

SimpleGeo has recently made their "Places" data set freely available which is GREAT, because now we can use it for our own purposes, even offline. So I went about downloading the 2GB dataset, which ...
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McDonalds GIS data [duplicate]

Where I can find the GIS coordinates of all the McDonald's restaurants? Particularly those in New York City? Further I'd like to Voronoi tessellate the 5 boroughs with respect to these McDonald's ...
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Where can I get a world map with boundaries of regions and communities for commercial use?

I am looking for a vector file worldmap which should include as many boundaries reaching to a very small level (like ZIP-Codes/small communities/etc) as possible. The data of Natural Earth is quite ...
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Replace the data source for several layers in several mxds - from shapefiles to the ARCSDE data source [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Permanently replace/update SDE server + service in each SDE Layer in an MXD First let me say I have probably read every link regarding changing DATA Sources on the ...
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Tools to compare unversioned copies of geospatial data

My office has about 100 GB of geospatial data of varying forms (imagery, feature classes in geodatabases, LIDAR, tables, etc) that have gone somewhat unmanaged for the decade during which they were ...
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Where can I find annual temperature data for every city and town in the US and Australia?

Where can I find yearly annual averaged temperature data for every city and town in the US and Australia for a heatmap? links are good
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Where can I download public data set, especially shape file? [closed]

The places I know include: http://www.weogeo.com/ http://geocommons.com/ http://koordinates.com/ Any other suggestions?
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How is the legal situation for edited maps?

I am currently working on a commercial GIS project and have a lot of uncertainties regarding legal situations and terms of use for different maps. For example, the data of eurostat does not allow a ...
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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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Is there an open source international GeoCoding database if you only need city level resolution?

I'm writing an application that needs to plot a user's location on the map, and the user could be anywhere in the world, but I only need city/town level resolution, not street address. Is there a ...
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Open source database of world locations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comprehensive list of Latitude and Longitude values of cities round the world i would like to know if is out there any downloadable database of world locations, i know ...
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Available US State or National business (or employer) database lists?

This question dovetails with this post on geomarketing applications. I am familiar with some of larger, paid-for business registry's like InfoUSA and Dunn & Bradstreet. While the detailed ...
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SQL Server data modelling + spatial data = what book? [closed]

What recommended book can you provide about data modelling for geographical spatial data (geometry) in SQL server?
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RARE II Roadless Data

I am looking for data showing RARE II Roadless Areas on USFS Lands. RARE II was an early inventory of Roadless areas that was completed in the late 70s. This dataset is different than areas that are ...
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Where can I find paved/unpaved road surface data for the US?

I'm currently working on a small program that evaluates OpenStreetMap data to calculate how twisty or curved roads are in order to generate maps of roads that may be of interest to motorcycle riders ...
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Real time GPS data sources [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sources of realtime spatial data Wondering if there are any free real time GPS feeds available for consumption. I am preparing a presentation about GIS and I thought a ...
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Fast data representation on the vector layers

I have found an interesting article about how HTML5 supports representation on large datasets. Article can be found here. In the article it is said that HTML5 and feature simplification can ...
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Are there torrents that contain large free spatial datasets?

I've been having a lot of issues downloading entire datasets of SRTM or ASTER GDEM2 or similar free datasets, mainly because of poor services. Does anyone know of any torrents which contain such free ...
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Where can I find high resolution data on residential land use?

I am currently searching for high resolution data on residential or commercial land use in the USA. I'd like to use this data to determine for a given location wether this location is in a house with ...
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How to merge SeaWiFS and MODIS data or use other merged products?

I hope to produce a time-series for sea surface temperature (SST) and chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) for use in MaxEnt without the use of arcgis, preferring Python tools to others. I am new to satellite data ...
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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 Mid-Holocene (~6000 BP) bioclim dataset

I am trying to obtain climate data for the Mid-Holocene (~6000 BP), preferably in the bioclim (19 bioclimatic variables) raster format. The worldclim.org website lists this dataset based on the CCSM ...
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What are non-commercial sources of road network other than OSM

I want to get the graph (Road Network) of Area of interest: Lon/Lat - Left/Bottom = -93.28587,44.9674 and Right/Top=-93.25351,44.9855 Minneapolis, MN Searching for a non-commercial source - aside ...
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How can I get a road network to run a simulation on?

I'm new to GIS and I'm asking this a bit out of desperation, but I'm trying my best not to get overwhelmed. :) I want to download a file that contains data of a road network (of what road network is ...
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Know of a source of historical 24-hour rainfall totals for US locations?

I'm looking to get historical information on the magnitude of rainfall events for a given location (Boston, Massachusetts USA). For example, to create a histogram of rainfall events by precipitation ...
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Google maps api, several moving markers using a csv file containing the coordinates

I collected 5 sets of coordinates of moving vehicles and I want to play the scene using googlemaps API showing those 5 vehicles moving. The sets are saved in a postgresql table. is it possible ? if ...
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Where can I find a Unesco World Heritage List as boundaries?

I was wondering if anyone knows where to find the UNESCO world heritage list with boundaries? I can extract point data from the json feed for the map on the website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list via ...
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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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Is there a free source of U.S. time zone borders?

I have a mapping app in which I need to display the borders between U.S. time zones. The easiest and most accurate way would be to feed in a list of lat/long coordinates representing the vertices of ...
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One Polygon Joining to Database with Many matching records

Using ArcMap 10.1. Is this possible to have one polygon and join to a database/excel with many matching records? I would like to have 1 polygon but match to 100 corresponding records in a table. When ...
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What are some alternative sources for USGS data?

I've been using the USGS National Map viewer (http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/viewer/) for getting data for QGIS, but the download system is driving me insane. I enter my email address and [sometimes] ...
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How to save project with data source path as relative in QGIS?

Is their an option in QGIS to save the project with the data source being relative path. I Dont see the option here.QGIS Wroclaw1.7.3
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German coordinate system from Lat/Long

I have WGS latitude and longitude for data points near Munich and I'd like to use a grid-type coordinate system, like the Ordnance Survey grids in Ireland or the UK. What coordinate system do you ...
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FIPS code data combination

I have two datasets- matching years, different sources. They are matchable by FIPS code, but my problem is 1) that the first data set, from which I am drawing my independent variable data, only has ...
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Is there a simple interface from which I can extract average summer temperature and humidity for a list of latitude and longitudes?

I am interested in finding the summer average (either climatalogical mean or for a specific year) relative humidity and temperature for a set of globally distributed latitude and longitude ...
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How do I change the scale of one map sheet within a map series in MPS Atlas

I am using MPS Atlas and have a large map series (almost 300 map sheets) with the Areas Of Interest defined by the polygons of a feature class with a 100 m buffer on each polygon. This works well for ...
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Spatial data? Geodata? Geographic Data? Geospatial data?

Language changes all the time and I see various uses of the words defining the data we use in GIS in our day-to-day lives. But what's right? Is there a right answer out there that we would all agree ...
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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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Where can I find spatial data on polar fish populations?

Where can I find spatial data on polar fish populations? I am looking specifically for polar cod, but any fish will do at this point in my project. I also need arctic ocean salinity, temperature, and ...
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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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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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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 ...