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Looking for a live feed of tides in Australia

I'm looking for a feed of predicted tide heights and times, specifically for NSW, Australia. Tide sites such as the Bureau of Meteorology only provide static images of predicted tide height. NSW ...
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Location data for Nuclear Power stations in France

As it says on the title, does anyone know a place I can look at and/or download location data for Nuclear power installations in France? I believe it is well known data, but I cannot find it ...
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Administrative level and coordinates from Yahoo GeoPlanet WOEID

The Yahoo GeoPlanet data can be freely downloaded from: http://developer.yahoo.com/geo/geoplanet/data/. If I understand it correctly, each WOEID corresponds to a unique location on earth, with ...
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Where can I find Road shapefile/e00/etc for the entire world?

I am hoping that there is a single source for this data, ie. 1 geodatabase. If not, can someone point me towards the sources that would make up the entire world's road transportation network? I have ...
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ways to access and download the metadata of OpenStreetMaps

Does anyone know if there are any good methods or apps to access and download the metadata of OSM from desktop? Many thanks!
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Is there a sample ArcGIS Server service for US zip codes?

Esri provide a sample ArcGIS Server instance which contains states, block groups, etc. Is there a similar publicly-accessible ArcGIS Server instance anywhere which contains US zip codes?
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Source for countries/country codes for the entire world?

Is there any Google API which would return all the countries in the world with the country code?
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Looking for large GML files containing vector polygon data

I have few vector data files with 500 to 700 MB GML files. But I am looking for files larger than these preferably 1 GB, 2 GB. It would be helpful if somebody can provide some pointers regarding the ...
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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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Is city-supplied GIS data sufficient for transit operators or do they need their own set of GIS data?

City GIS data is usually built in a format where streets/avenues/boulevards/etc are modeled as lines that are geographically located in the middle of the streets/avenues/boulevards/etc. Is that ...
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Getting city GIS data

I need some help on how to go about it. I do not have much knowledge about GIS. For a project we need a complete set of city data to perform calculations on. In terms of generating a map of the ...
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Determine the Degree of Data Lossiness when Converting Data

I'm working through some of the ESRI tutorials on Data Interoperability and it briefly mentions the issue of data conversion being a lossy process. Some questions that come to mind are: What is ...
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Looking for USDA plant hardiness zone shape file

given that this is a USDA resource I really thought that it would be available online somewhere, but for the life of me I cannot find a shape file for the USDA plant hardiness zones anywhere. anyone ...
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Where can i find oceanic borders defined as a set of lat/long points?

I'm trying to write some code that, given a latitude and longitude, will report which ocean (if any) this point is in. Is there a public resource available that defines the borders of the oceans as a ...
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Where are the raw data sources for all these maps?

Pretty straightforward question here. At an increasing rate I see crowd sourcing data being mapped to great effect. Where are the raw data sources for all these maps? I know they vary but I don't ...
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Source for GeoJSON data for the US

Does anyone know of any good sources for US data (counties, congressional districts, etc) in GeoJSON format? Has anyone converted public-domain shapefiles/sources to GeoJSON that they would be willing ...
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Where can I get pointcloud data? [closed]

Is there any freely available pointcloud data? I'm especially interested in dense clouds of small areas(5m to 100m radius) but anything else would be fine too. Edit: I've found that these pages ...
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Alternatives to Shapefiles as open-source, cross platform dataset types

I am working on software that is very ESRI oriented, but a future version will likely not be using ESRI software. It uses Shapefiles and Geodatabases. I'm planning on getting all of my data to ...
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How do I download specific OpenStreetMap data by tag?

I'd like to write an iPhone app which uses OSM data to map canals. The data is tagged in OSM as canals, but I'm not entirely sure how to download it. Libraries like route-me don't seem to provide a ...
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Programs to log NMEA on Nomad 900?

I am interested in logging NMEA data on a Trimble Nomad 900. Unfortunately the SatViewer records a maximum of 64,000 characters, too little for my application. I don't want to have to purchase ...
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Looking for major river basins boundaries worldwide

I need the data (lat,long) for the world's major river basins boundary. I want to use it in matlab, like "load coast" that gives the coast's boundary. thank you all
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How to download the entire ASTER GDEMv2 dataset?

In October 2011, NASA released the new ASTER GDEM global dataset (30m) and I have been wanting to get my hands on it. The only problem is that it takes forever to download and I do not feel like ...
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Looking for Ocean Dataset

This may seem like a very simple request, but does anyone have or know where I can get a shapefile of the ocean around the US? The only thing I can find within my ArcGIS BA is the ocean background, ...
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Sites with recreational shapefiles for United States?

Do you know of any sites that I could find some recreational shapefiles? An example would be shapefiles of golf courses, ski resorts, or maybe baseball fields in the United States?
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Land Use/ Land Cover for Hawaii

Talking to a friend of mine in Hawaii and I am from New Mexico. My question to you all is to see if there is a land use/land cover dataset for Hawaii. Thanks.
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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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Where can I find non-rectified stereo satellite imagery?

I'm looking for free (as in beer and as in commercial-use-friendly freedom) sources of stereo satellite imagery. I assume that such imagery should not be rectified since that would remove the benefits ...
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Free sources of mapping data for France

We are moving to France soon, and are currently investigating a lot of areas. Does anyone know of good online/offline resources for French mapping? I am very interested in mapping, weather, ...
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Seeking free, publicly available GIS data for Singapore?

Are there any free, publicly available datasets for Singapore? I've examined Openstreetmap, Global Admin Boundaries, GRUMP and the Natural Earth datasets, but I'm interested in vector data of higher ...
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Looking for free Mexican transportation datasets

I have been looking for data of Mexico. What I am looking for is the data of a Transportation in Mexico, specifically Chihuahua province. I have checked out on ArcGIS online and Google but came up ...
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How can we protect GIS data?

I have found a very interesting paper here related to this topic. I just want to have views/ideas from other professional about how we can protect GIS data using Cryptography or Digital Watermarking? ...
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Where can I find country borders data in human-readable format?

I'm trying to obtain some data representing the borders of all countries in the world. This data doesn't have to be very precise, it is to draw the countries on a computer screen. I did a bit of ...
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What kind of high level semantic free GIS layers out there?

I'm looking for free GIS data that contains some high level information such as type of vegetation or type of soil or some other visual characteristics of the neighborhoods. I need more information ...
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PostGIS (2.0?) - Native Versioning of the Datastore

I recently have been surprised to see there are not too many solutions at all discussing the best methods of versioning datastores which are made available for editing. I am looking for a robust, ...
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Designing an API for spatial data

I am considering trying to make an API so that I can make some spatial datasets available to colleagues for analysis. Part of my work has been to analyze and prepare data which can then be used for ...
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Is there a source for historical shapefiles and tiles?

Is there a source for historical shapefiles and tiles? Like the ancient Greece/Rome, medieval Europe and Japan? Ideally with multiple snapshots during different periods in their development, since ...
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What is a good resource for CA crop production data?

To construct maps depicting crop yield throughout California, are there statewide datasets, or would I need to add data by county?
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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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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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Seeking shapefiles of business locations [duplicate]

Does anyone know where to find shapefiles of businesses such as grocery stores or gas stations?
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Where can I find map data for Northern Territory State, Australia?

Could you please say where I can find the layers for Australia? I need just Northern Territory State I need basic layers like buildings, roads and others in shape format apart from the cloudmade. ...
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Where can I find city area data for the US?

Where can I find (on the site of a US government agency, I assume) raw data for the sizes of cities that I can programmatically process? Data indexed by FIPS place codes (i.e. those found here) would ...
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Where can I find municipal-level administrative boundary data for Poland?

I am looking for municipal-level administrative boundary data (NUTS 5) for Poland. Since it is public information, I thought the data would be readily available, but I can't seem to find it anywhere. ...
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Methods for lat/lon quality control?

I have a database with fields including latitude, longitude, city, state, and country. When mapped, it is clear that a number of the sites are in the wrong location - most commonly because of a sign ...
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Tracking which LiDAR data tiles have been delivered

My company works with LiDAR data for large electrical transmissions systems (thousands of miles in one project). We model the transmission lines and do analysis using CAD and GIS workflows. We break ...
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Where can I find information concerning rivers?

I'm looking for information I can visualize in Google Earth concerning rivers, such as rapids, put-in points, take-out points, campsites, etc. Any idea how I can look for this kind of information?
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Where can I download all 3,141 County US Polygons clipped with high resolution shoreline data?

After having done quite a bit of research I have been unable to find a single shapefile download which includes all of the current 3,141 counties with their associating data clipped with the highest ...
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Looking for USA county level health and socio-economic indicator data that is comparable to data on other countries of the world

I want to compare USA counties with other countries. I am looking for USA county level health and socio-economic indicator data that is comparable to data on other countries of the world. Ideally ...
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Where can I find a shapefile of zoning for the city of Phoenix and other municipalities?

Where can I find a shapefile of zoning for the city of Phoenix and other municipalities? I would rather not have to geo-reference a picture and digitize over it, there must be some data already out ...
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What iOS (iPhone/iPad) app from the App Store can I use to collect data?

What iOS app from the iTunes App Store can I use to collect data (mainly points, perhaps photos) and later import them into my GIS? I am mainly interested in an out-of-the-box solution, not develop ...