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Source for all census tables available at each census geography/summary level

I'm familiar with using factfinder2 and generally know my way around census products. But one thing that I've never found is a document that has all the tables from major census products like the ...
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How to best model GPS tracks for storage, visualization and analysis?

I am thinking about writing software to deal with GPS Tracks and Waypoints (mostly storing, displaying and calculating metrics such as speed, grade, and some simple statistics). I wonder what should ...
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Can adding entropy to a copyrighted spatial data make it a new dataset?

I have a dataset of building polygons that is copyrighted. Say I applied some random noise to every point in each polygon, is there a theoretical measure at which the initial dataset is no longer ...
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mysql database of bars, pubs and restaurants in the united states and maybe 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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How to Plot Every Other Address on Street?

I have no idea if this is even possible. We run a Utility software company and need to know where to put the leak sensors. The sensors are put at either every other house or every two houses depending ...
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Mosaic Dataset would not show raster unless you zoom in further to around 1:2,500 scale?

So when I make a copy the Mosaic Dataset File GeoDatabase to my external hard drive and then copy it to my computer. It would show the checkerboard at the full extent but when you zoom in it would ...
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Where to find POI data for places of worship (e.g. churches)?

I am looking for free U.S. state-wide and/or county-wide shapefiles that include geographic locations for places of worship. Examples include churches, temples, synagogues, and mosques. In other ...
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How do government agencies come up with their data dissemination policies (and fees)?

Recently I was looking for data for a county. The county GIS staff shared some data with me with a nominal fee, provided that I send in a signed copy of their GIS Disclaimer Form. I also found a ...
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How do I capture data from an OBD-II device?

So I happen to have a little bit of web experience, and have recently bought an OBD-II device. Basically, I'm trying to log certain metrics from the car, such as location and other diagnostics. I ...
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3D visualisation with open source GIS software [closed]

I'm searching for QGIS (or other open source GIS software) tools that can analyse XYZ data. Also I'm interested to hear about if anyone have migrated to non commercial software regarding geological ...
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Are there better climate data than Worldclim for Europe?

I am looking for the best available climate data in Europe. Worldclim seems to be the best source of information for global data, but I am wondering if there is a higher resolution (better than 1km ...
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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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Handle a great amount of Markers with OpenLayers

My general Problem is to maintain a lot of markers. For the beginning I want to display all Bus Stops of Berlin, Germany and surroundings as Markers. I already got that I have to use a strategy like ...
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US unemployment data by zip (or aggregating data up to county level)

I am trying to find unemployment rate data for the US that is: at 5 digit zip code level monthly, or quarterly, or even annually, for 2008-2012 free That seems to be impossible as far as I can ...
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How to make icon marker size variable depending on data value using CartoDB?

Is there any way in CartoDB where I can make the size of individual icon markers, visualized on a CartoDB map, variable and set according to its data value in a given data range? Similar to the ...
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Extracting area with a range of lat long?

Is there any online tool to extract a certain area with a range of lat long? I'd like to overlay some locations on a map. To do so, I need a map whose range is specified so that I can determine the ...
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Sources of geolocated Tweets

Are there any publicly available sources of geolocated Tweets? I'm aware that one can collect them on their own, but was wondering if there is something readily available to play with. There is a ...
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How to source the boundaries(latitude/longitude) information for US states, cities, Zip level

I am trying to color code the states, cities, zips differently based on certain parameters. As the user zooms in they should be able to see the different colors dynamically painted on the maps. Was ...
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Programmatically download (seamless) NED tiles?

I used to download 1/3 arcsecond elevation geotiffs from extract.cr.usgs.gov using web services. But a few days ago, that stopped working, probably because USGS reorganized their site. I tried ...
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Help me to visualize polygon and point data [closed]

As part of pilot project, we have collected basic/rudimentary Household survey in one district. We have both Polygon and point data.Attributes of the database include, No of people living in the ...
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Why can't I open a .xls with QGIS in OSX?

I'm trying to open an .xlswith QGIS 1.8 in a Mac, I'm loading the vector layer from Add new vector layeretc. etc. the procedure works in Windows but not in Mac where I have an error Invalid source ...
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Similar paths to Compare [duplicate]

I want to implement a mechanism to compare similar / identical paths. For example, a person who makes the trip home - work every day, be able to detect these paths and create groups to compare ...
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How to get Openlayers cluster strategy work for large data?

The map Layer has around 1500 points. I am able to display all the points in the map without any problem but adding the cluster strategy to the layer does not work. The Cluster strategy functions when ...
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Retrieving lost data from QGIS

I'm trying to help a friend retrieving QGIS data from a formatted drive. Finding the .qgs project that was saved on the desktop is no problem, but it seems that there is no actual data located in ...
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Interactive computation of spatial data on a web-map

All the GIS area is very new to me so I would like to ask about a guidance of my next steps. This is the web-map I would like to make (if it is possible): Lets consider the following map: . Each ...
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The list of geocodes of villages/cities of India wanted

Any relevant information is welcome. For example, license of the data, where I can find relevant sources, etc.
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Rasters added to mosaic dataset only display at large acale

I have a set of 357 rasters in .jp2 that I've added to a mosaic dataset. All but 7 of them display properly, but the 7 only display at larger scales, around 1:6500 and under. I've tried adding them ...
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Sample classification datasets?

I was looking for some publicly available ground data classification datasets, specifically, locations in e.g. latitude/longitude with a description of the land cover/land use, and a reference e.g. ...
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Where can I obtain an up-to-date list of US ZIP Codes with Latitude and Longitude Geocodes?

NOTE: This began as a question on Stack Overflow, which has subsequently been closed. I also noticed a similar question about Most Up-To-Date Source for US Zip Code Boundaries, but I believe this ...
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Where to download shapefile of 2km Tetrad squares for UK? [duplicate]

does anyone know where I can download a shapefile of 2km Tetrad squares for the UK please? A google search wasn't very helpful so I thought I'd try here. A Tetrad is derived from the British ...
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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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Field Calculator, Conditional

I am trying to assign Value from one field of my Attribute table to a new field based on the 3d field.... The Code Block I am thinking about as follows: *def conditional (!FarmCateg!): if ...
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Does anyone know of Electric Company Boundary Shape files that are out there for Free?

Ohio has a great website for their Electric Service Commission and I am looking for a shape file or data that would get me the service boundaries of electric companies for other states. EIA has data ...
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How to test whether two countries are adjacent?

I have an interesting question: Is there a dataset by which I can use to test whether two countries are adjacent? For example, if inputs are Mexico and U.S., they are adjacent; if inputs are England ...
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Where to get 2010 Census Block data?

This might be a stupid question but 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 ...
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Global address datasets for testing?

Are there any free global address datasets I can use to test my geocoding application? I'm looking for a dataset that contains residential addresses from countries around the world. I don't need a ...
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How to pick the coefficient in Inverse Distance Weighted method?

I'm using QGIS 1.8.0 to interpolate weather data. This is, I have a weather station located in say, A and C. With the Inverted Distance Weighting or Triangular Interpolation methods, I can ...
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Looking for geodata of Europe's major roads

As stated in the title, I'm currently looking for a shapefile/other geodata source of Europe's major roads (highways). If anybody knows a free datasource (or a possibility to extract that data from ...
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Linking data to road colour scheme

I'm getting started with a qgis map showing the quality of roads in my town. I have various data which create an index of 1-5. How do I link this index data to road data in a map, showing the bad ...
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Best place to download or purchase shapefiles for Louisiana Parish?

I am looking for shapefiles to either download or purchase for the BEAUREGARD Parish in Louisiana. I have been able to find files for the Townships and Sections but I am in desperate need of a ...
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Where can I find municipal-level administrative boundary data for India?

Does anyone know how to find a shapefile with boundaries of Indian municipalities? I have tehsil boundaries as for year 2001, but I would like boundaries of municipalities. Ideally, also historic ...
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Shapefiles for US city and Zip level

I already have the information for US states and Counties. I have the information in the Json files. I want the information for ALL US city and Zip Code information. Any leads appreciated. I cant ...
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Is there any free resource to get international raster data (other than USGS)?

I am looking for any raster database that allows free downloads of any kind of raster data pertaining to Damascus, Syria and the surrounding Turkey area. I'm trying to avoid USGS since it requires a ...
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Where can I find GIS data for the range of coast redwood?

Editor note: This question has been heavily edited in order to make it on-topic. Where can I find GIS data showing where coast redwood trees (such as the one in the photo below from the 1800s) exist ...
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Exporting basemap in ArcMap, similiar to export a dataset

I am trying to export the basemap in ArcMap to use it with my mosaic dataset. I need these 2 to import and work with in Unity 3D. When I am exporting my mosaic dataset consisting of DEM files, I can ...
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Converting WKB to WKT

how can i convert wkb to wkt form ... i stored coordinates in wkb but now can it will display to use in wkt form
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Looking for East Africa datasets

I’m working on some maps for the region, and assessing available datasets. So far I have found a few sites with interesting data, but not many. Does anyone have any suggestions about where I could ...
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Looking for ZIP+4 boundaries

I know where to find 5-digit ZIP code boundaries. Do 9-digit ZIP code boundaries exist? If so, where might I find them?
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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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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 ...