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Sources for California roads data

I need a California roads network suitable for building a network dataset and routing to 120 locations. It needs to at least cover the Northern half of California. 2010 Census roads need alot of ...
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Looking for soil shapefiles for India

Is there any place where we can get soil Shapefiles of India (if not detailed information, can we get region wise/state wise)? I have seen this data base for few regions like USA. To compute "Q" in ...
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Where can I download a free dataset containing major ports across the world?

I am working on an analysis and would like to incorporate major maritime ports from across the world. Some initial searching turned up a dataset produced by General Dynamics, however it will be ...
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ARCPAD - VBscript to update values in attribute table

I am working on an automating tool for ArcPad for inventory issues on our mobile GIS machine (Trimble GeoXH - Geoexplorer 2008 series - Windows mobile 6.1 and Arcdap 10.0.3). I have developed the ...
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Is there a comprehensive list of latitude and longitude values for cities around the world?

I'm developing an application that calculates the distance between cities using their respective Longitude and Latitude values. But the problem is where to get a comprehensive list of latitude and ...
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Composite NDVI data downloads post-2006

Does anyone know of sources for downloadable global composite NDVI datasets (2-week to 1 month composites) that include more recent data than 2006? The GLCF (http://glcf.umiacs.umd.edu/data/gimms/) ...
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Free data with good accuracy of Europe and Mediterranean

I'm searching for free data like Europe's coastline and Mediterranean island's names etc. but with good precision. I found some shp file from this site http://www.naturalearthdata.com/downloads/ but ...
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Databases of bars, pubs and restaurants in United States and Canada?

I am mostly seeking Bars and Pubs but Restaurants are a very nice bonus. I need a database with zipcode, city, state, longitude, latitude, establishment name, establishment contact information, maybe ...
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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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Why is ArcGIS crashing when I try to load .adf raster data?

I am pretty new to GIS, so forgive me if this is a stupid question. I downloaded a bunch of land cover files from USGS seamless warehouse of Florida. Every time I try to 1) view the .adf file (which ...
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How to get power lines and substations data for Mexico

Hello guys. I am looking for an electric lines shapefile for Mexico and other Central and South American countries. Do you have any idea where I can get this data?? Thanks, Gracias, Salamat, Asante ...
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Is there website with list of common QA/QC errors?

As I am working on reviewing my soils spatial data, and I am doing my QA/QC I placed a point layer to check for errors. I add the field column to mark the error and state the error. I recently ...
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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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Free dataset of world cities, including city geometry

I am looking for a free dataset of world cities. I checked all the datasets suggested in the question : Is a Country/State/City Database available?, but couldn't find one where the city location is ...
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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 anywhere....
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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 city,...
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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 ...