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Where can I find shapefiles of pipeline data?

Does anyone know where I can get or find shapefiles for pipelines (USA location)? Preferably free as I've never done pipelines before and I'm meeting a client next week that is doing pipeline work. ...
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Where can I find free building height dataset for major cities around the world?

I am searching for building/property data which include building height, building area, lot size, and building type classifications(preferably as complete as possible). I am working on an Earthquake ...
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Does the USDA SSURGO database have a web-based API that I can query?

Based on a previous question, Can I download the entire NRCS SSURGO database?, it appears that it is difficult to import the entire USDA SSURGO database. The Web Soil Survey provides the ability to ...
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Shapefiles for U.S. Area Codes (NANP)

I have a bunch of telephone numbers (just the area codes), and I'd like to geolocate them and make a map, but I haven't had too much luck googling for shapefiles for Area Codes. Surely these are in ...
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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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Data organization strategies for .csv and .shp

I'm organizing a large amount of data for a project and the data is stored in .csv format, with a code to relate each row to a polygon in a .shp. I was planning on converting the .csv data into .dbf ...
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Determining size of grid cells created by vector grid tool of QGIS?

I am working with QGIS 1.8.0 and Im making a vector grid on a map. Does someone know how big are the squares if the grid settings look like in the picture?
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Touristic poi-data (api or dump) with popularity measure

I'm looking for freely available touristic (hotel, restaurants, bars, attractions, etc.) poi-data that have some measure of popularity. With popularity I mean, explicit popularity like on ...
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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 ...
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UK cities boundries in Ordnance survey

Are there any city boundaries of UK cities in the Ordnance Survey?
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All US 2010 Census Data - Tract Level

I'm trying to find where I can download all the data (summarized to the tract level). By all data, I mean population race Marital status job wage age sex same sex couples kids education I need ...
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Divide shapefile

I'm new working with QGIS 1.8.0 and wanted to know if its possible to subdivide a map (shapefile, which is round-like) into small squares but following the outer round contour of the map? I tried with ...
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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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How to read *.adf files into R?

I want to load .adf files into R. The data is from this page: http://www.fao.org/geonetwork/srv/en/metadata.show?id=14057 I tried the following code that I found after some research in the internet. ...
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Looking for high resolution land use (not land cover) data sets for world?

I am looking for high resolution land use data sets for the world. This question is NOT to be confused with an earlier question - Equivalent of CORINE land cover data sets for rest of world which ...
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QGIS - exercise data

I´m working currently through the QGIS training manual. However, the data for the spatial analysis exercise in chapter 9.4 ...
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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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Where can I get free New Zealand and Melbourne geodata?

I have just installed QGIS. Do any forum users know where I could download or access files and maps for 1) New Zealand, and/or 2) Melbourne/Victoria, Australia. Preferably it would be good to know ...
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How to add points to a point vector layer - QGIS

I have a point layer with multiple data points in QGIS, but I want to add some extra data points to it and adjust some info that we missed because the ground was wet and we needed to go around it. I ...
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Where to Dowload Village layers for India with census 2011 information?

Does anyone know where I could download a layer of all villages in India together with their populations (hopefully from the 2011 census)?
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How to maintain the data at XML document after changing schema with Diagramer?

After exporting XML with schema and data I did some changes to the schema with ArcGIS Diagramer. now i need to import the new schema and all the data to a new empty file GDB. what are the best ...
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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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World Land Cover data

I need to get land cover data for the entire world. I'm using corine land cover data for Europe: http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/clc-2006-vector-data-version-2 but I have no idea how to ...
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Is it possible to change CRS without the .prj file?

I'm working with QGIS and trying to change the CRS of some maps. Is is possible to do it without the .prj file? Please let me know. Thanks.
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Where can I find shapefiles for New Zealand Cities and Suburbs/Neighbourhoods?

I'm trying to find some shapefiles (administrative boundaries) of New Zealand CITIES and SUBURBS/NEIGHBOURHOODS. I've found some boundaries for the Country, Regions, Districts (not useful for me) .. ...
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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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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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Where can I get UnitedStates.gdb file

I am doing this tutorial http://help.arcgis.com/en/sdk/10.0/arcobjects_net/conceptualhelp/index.html#/How_to_geocode_a_single_address/00010000038r000000/ but it requires the following file: ...
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Why do I get these bands on my Height/Dem/Raster

I can't seem to get rid of them, and I've no idea (ok scrap that, I have a vauge idea) whats causing them. First an apology, yes this is quite a large pic apologies, but here goes: How to ...
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Simple georeferenced 3D data format for building models

I am looking for a simple georeferenced 3D-data format to store very simple building models. Each building should be represented as a number of poylgons, semantics do not matter. It would be ideal if ...
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How do I from convert from street level address to block/block group/census track?

I just downloaded block-level census data, using this answer Where to get 2010 Census Block data? It output a spreadsheet with a bunch of rows of the format GEO.id | GEO.id2 | ...
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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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What are non-commercial sources of road network other than OSM

I want to get the graph (Road Network) of Area of interest: Lon/Lat - Left/Bottom = -93.28587,44.9674 and Right/Top=-93.25351,44.9855 Minneapolis, MN Searching for a non-commercial source - aside ...