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How to transfer data from spreadsheet into shapefile?

I am looking at Deprivation in the UK and there is some good data in the form of spreadsheets on this website http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/indices2010 I would like ...
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LIDAR data for Chicago

Is there any public or private sources of LIDAR data for the city of Chicago? Searching online has not lead me to any sources, and I am unsure how the commercial world of LIDAR works. The LIDAR point ...
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Downloadable Super Output Areas

I was planning on drawing some deprivation maps this afternoon, but I can't find a site to download the Lower Super Output Area boundaries from to display the data. The only link I can find is to a ...
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Where to get raster files of Earth, united states [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Open access repository of general GIS spatial data? I'm brand new to GIS programming so please excuse my lack of knowledge. I am developing a GIS web app using MapGuideOS ...
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Matching Census Block Groups from different decades to show percent change?

I know for Census Tracts and Blocks there are relationship files, but what is the best way to match Census Block Groups from different decades to compare change?
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Online resources for creating shp files performing basic GI functionality

I am looking to build polygons, based on files containing a grid of points. The representation of the polygon would be an aggregation of the points. As the end wares are ESRI, I was wondering if ...
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Creating a sidewalk map for a walkability survey

If I wanted to do my own walkability survey of my city, what tools could I use? I have map data from OpenStreetMap, but I have to consider that streets have two sides (which aren't always accessible ...
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Global solar radiation data

I need a solar radiation data in central Asia. Is there any global dataset of solar radiation. If someone know about it, please send to me the link. thanks a lot
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I'm looking for a comprehensive database of all cities/towns in South Africa

The title says it all really - I'm looking for a comprehensive list/database of all cities/towns in South Africa. I know about these guys: http://www.afrigis.co.za/, but they're just not getting back ...
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How do I download tracks from the GARMIN GPSMAP 78 usin DNRGarmin?

I have been able to download waypoints to DNRGarmin by accessing the GPX file. However, I have only been able to view waypoints. How can I download tracks?
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When a raster is clipped to a polygon with Python, why does it still take on the extent of the entire shapefile?

I am clipping a raster image to each polygon row in a shapefile in ArcMap 9.3 using the Clip tool (Data Management) in Python with Clipping Geometry set. While the clipped raster successfully depicts ...
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Any freely available vector data in cylindrical projection?

I'm trying to develop an application in PHP to plot various points in Europe from a database, and serve them dynamically on a map. I think this should be relatively straightforward when using a map ...
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Online/offline tool for collection of coordinates for simulation purposes

Is there any good free online tool to collect coordinate positions given, say a trajectory; or a polygon. For example, retrieve all coordinates between two points, every 500 meters. Many thanks.
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Where to find a polygon database of golf courses in the US?

Does anyone know where I can find an accurate polygon database of all golf courses in the us?
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Are there sources for obtaining pre-made KML data from Google?

I have been asked to investigate methods for obtaining KML files. All I know so far is that it is a format based on XML that Google uses to format their maps (or the metadata). However, are there ...
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Keeping attribute data when exporting KML to feature class

I am working on updating kml files into an mxd. I am able to use the conversion tool to change each KML to a layer file, but I am unable to keep the original kml attribute data. When I export point ...
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Making county-level shapefile from set of points at 30 x30 km spacing using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a data set in csv form, like: latitude, longitude, value -45, 45, 10 .... I would like to calculate county level means from these data, using either ArcGIS or R+grass. I have the ArcGIS USA ...
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Geocaching - XY coordinates

I was wondering what is the easiest way to get XY geocaching coordinates (by a particular Area of Interest (AOI)) data in a spread sheet format that I could covert to a GIS layer? On the Geocaching....
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Indian Latitude Longitude values

I am in need of around 10000 and odd Indian latitude and longitude values for my openlayers project. I have to load them in a postgis db. so a sql file or atleast text file would be better than a link....
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Where can I find polygon data of wine (viticulture) areas and their main grape or varietal?

Where is coordinate data on the geographic boundaries of wine (vitaculture) areas and their main type of wine (grape or varietal)? a GIS shapefile or geoJSON file format would be perfect. Ideally I ...
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How to deal with multitype data sources in QGIS?

Today I was trying to import a DXF to Qgis, the result is that qgis displays everything LINES and POINTS but it only displays options for the POINT objects. When I try to export to a shapefile, it ...
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Obtaining *rendered* OSM data

I'd like to produce a simple walking map with some points of interest. Ideally, I'd like to use the rendered OSM data, as you can get from the page. Using the QGIS OSM plugin, I can only download a ...
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Radio station coverage areas for the UK

In the US, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) publishes transmitter data about TV and Radio stations, including information about their respective service area boundaries. Using the ...
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WMS weather data for Europe

I am looking for a source of weather data for Europe. I use http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/cgi-bin/wms/goes/conus_vis.cgi? and http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/cgi-bin/wms/nexrad/n0r.cgi? for the US,...
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POI Datasets for North America

I use foursquare because it contains a lot of POIs. Which database do you use when you need a point of interest in North America?
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Where can I find a shapefile of city boundaries in the US?

Where can I find a shapefile that contains boundaries for the major cities in the United States? I have tried the census website but could not find anything.
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Seeking imagery for Mexico?

I am doing Rapid Watershed Assessment for my agency and I am responsible for the Southern New Mexico and northwest Texas. I have 2 NAIP added to my ArcMap already and using it with the "Add Image ...
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How to refine queries using GeoNames

The people on this site have been wonderful in helping me query a list of the worlds parks with something like this query: http://api.geonames.org/search?featureCode=PRK&maxRows=10&username=...
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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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Identifying geographies that match certain climatic profiles through GIS

The long and short of this research is trying to find roads that lie within geographic areas that fit a given climatic profile. In this case, I need to find areas within the United States with ...
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Where to get 2010 Census Block data?

I would like to download 2010 Census Block Data for several towns and I can't seem to find it on American Factfinder. Is it there? And if not, does anyone know where I could find it?
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How could I rate roads for scenic drives?

relative GIS newbie here. I've been working on a personal project to rate roads on how nice a ride they'd be on a motorcycle. I wrote a Python program to work through road data in the TIGER dataset (...
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Visualizing and organizing traffic flow data for an intersection

I'm looking for advice on how to organize data that describes traffic flows through several unconnected intersections over several years. I'd like to learn about the most basic representation of this ...
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Site to download al USGS Topo Maps in bulk

I am trying to create seamless topomap WMS or TMS layer that covers the entire US (not interested in geo-pdfs). To do that, I need either the rasters (geo-tiffs, etc) or preferably vectors (whatever ...
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Open access repository of general GIS spatial data?

As a newcomer to using GIS for research, I am wondering if there are online repositories for spatial data, similar to package repositories for Linux distributions. For instance, I would be able to ...
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Locations of Geodetic Survey Benchmarks in Ontario?

Does anyone know where I can find a list of geodetic benchmark locations for Ontario? (If a list even exists that is...)
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Converting total station points to cartesian coordinates

I have a set of points which have been downloaded from a total station instrument. These data points are already in excel sheets and the issue now is how to convert these points (easting, northing and ...
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Australian Topo Map GeoTIFFs

Does anyone know if Australian topo map GeoTIFFs are made available anywhere (preferably for free)? LINZ makes them available in New Zealand - http://www.linz.govt.nz/topography/topo-maps/index.aspx ,...
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Data source for determining postal codes given location?

What is the best data source for determining international postal codes given a latitude & longitude?
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Where can I obtain 3D roadside features for UK?

I am doing some work on sight distances and I need a map or whatever of the UK that contains roadside features (road signs, trees etc) as well as the road features (road centreline, etc) so I can ...
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Is there a way to view KML natively in ArcMap?

Answering this question: How do I import/export KML to ArcGIS Desktop? raised another one. There are loads of tools to import/export kml/kmz. Are there tools available for native viewing of KML in ...
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Extract Points from a Shapefile [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shapefiles to Text I have several shapefiles from which I need to extract all of the points, with all of their attributes, including position coordinates. I only have ...
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How to cope with the newly discovered GPS bug? [closed]

Today the New York Times broke the news that after the Clinton Administration turned off Selective Availability in the GPS system, a bug had been introduced into the GPS satellite software itself, ...
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Data naming convention - starting with a number

My company uses ArcGIS and has a project and data file naming standards in place and (for the most part) followed. Something that has always bothered me about he naming standards is that it mandates ...
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The GIS of War - Tracking Conflicts and Their Effects

I was idly speculating on the many sorts of things people are keeping track of these days with GIS - natural/human catastrophes, demographic and economic patterns, climate change, etc. In that vein, I ...
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GIS data for fast food industry

I am working a small project related to fast food industry. I am trying find GIS data for fast food chains like subway, MC Donald's, Arby's, etc in state of Ohio. Basically, I am looking for point ...
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Complete lookup table for German admin codes in Geonames data? (admin4_code)

I am working with both the postal and Geonames data for Germany. I noticed that while the Postal data may be used as a lookup for ADMIN_CODES 1-3 (ADM1,ADM2,ADM3), it does not mention ADM4 at all. ...
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How can I insert new records to an ArcSDE feature class from a view in ArcSDE

I am wondering how I can both insert new records from a view to a feature class and update data that may be newer in the view than in the feature class. I have been fumbling around in modelbuilder and ...
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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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Google Fusion Tables vs Amazon Web Services: which is better for GIS data?

What are the pros/cons for storing storing spatial data in Google Fusion Tables versus Amazon Web Services? Factors would include: Cost, performance, ease of update.