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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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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 download free or open access census datasets for China, including their respective spatial boundaries? [duplicate]

I am interested in the equivalent of US Census Bureau open data and its relevant Tigerline spatial data, albeit for China. In Canada, we also have data released by Statistics Canada along with ...
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Is there a source for leaf-off aerial imagery?

I am looking for leaf-off imagery for Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. 1m leaf-off imagery would be ideal, although any substitute would be helpful. I need fairly high resolution imagery to distinguish ...
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Which map provider offers information about restriction maneuvers for Venezuela?

I need to add turn restriction to my application. However, my map provider (Navteq) don't have this one for Venezuela and other countries.What other map provider could have this information?
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Where can I download Southern California Interstate Highway System in a Shapefile?

Does anybody know where I can download the Interstate highway system (as a shapefile) for Southern California (the area around San Diego in particular)? Thanks, in advance!
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Where can I find latitude and longitude data for the borders of U.S. Congressional districts?

I'm interested in finding the most up-to-date latitude and longitude data for U.S. Congressional district borders. I'd prefer a human readable format (e.g. XML), but I'm writing my own code so I can ...
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Convert large amount of County names to FIPS in excel file?

Is their a way (other than manual) to convert a large data set with county names to their respective FIPS code?
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New Install Quantum GIS - .ind and .idm files not valid [closed]

I downloaded and installed the Windows version of Quantum GIS to view Pinellas County data. I can add the .shp, .shx, and .dbf layers, however do not see any data showing as far as road names, etc. I ...
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How GIS and SDI (spatial data infrastructure) are related?

I read the definitions of both on wikipedia but they didn't mention any relationship between the two terms although there must be one because they are dealing with the same thing: spatial data. Can ...
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Looking for good looking maps with nice colors for presentations

I'm currently working on a project where we need some good looking maps with country boundaries displaying the world. We do not need the details of the maps, but the colors are important. It will we ...
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Realtime traffic data provider(s)

What services provide realtime (or daily-updated) basic traffic informations for Western Europe ? For example, traffic.com/Navteq provides such data to Bing Maps for US/Canada and Microsoft suggests ...
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Custom python datasource to QGIS

I'm working on a homebrew spatial feature data format, and using Python to write it's API. It occoured to me that use some tool like QGIS to display my data would be very nice to have, for debug/test ...
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Where can I find China data?

I'm looking for good free online sources of vector data on China (shapefiles of cities, provinces, terrain etc). Would anyone be able to suggest where to look? Are there any open repositories of this ...
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Searching for LANDSAT for the state of New Mexico

I am looking for a website that allows me to download free LANDSAT for all of the State of New Mexico. I need them to perform my work on RUSLE and need LANDSAT for c factor. Does anyone suggest of a ...
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Where can I find GIS Data for Environmental Constraints for Hawaii?

I am looking for all the types of environmental constraints in shapefile format for Hawaii. Is there any environmental agency website or other source where I could find it? Any kind of help would be ...
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Looking for a sample dataset of international addresses

I need a test dataset of 100 addresses in each country's local langauge. This is approximately 10,000 addresses. The don't need to be geocoded or resolved to address components. For example, 1 ...
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World territorial units for statistics

My current assignment required to do research and produce world territorial units for statistics. In Europe it easy thanks to Eurostat. Even non-commercial GIS data is also available here. Now ...
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Data safety in ArcGIS Server network

I want to know about the safety of data shared in an ArcGIS server network. Can someone hack into the network and steal the data? Suppose we create an ArcGIS web service and put up an application, can ...
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Classifying point coordinates to countries or continents?

I have about 50 000 points (latitude and longitude), and I would like to find out in which country each of the points is located. It does not need to be super precise, though. (Or actually I only ...
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What is No Data Value?

I'm looking at the transparency window of the layer properties of my "Heat map". How does the No Data Value effect a raster layer. I'm assuming an initial setting of -9999 sets it out of the way, so ...
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Heat Map trouble: Is this a data formating problem?

I'm playing with the heat map plugin with QGIS. I've run through QGIS tutorial: http://docs.qgis.org/html/en/docs/user_manual/plugins/plugins_heatmap.html, using the airports data set as explained ...
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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 internet ...
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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 neat ...
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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 ...