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Where can I find annual temperature data for every city and town in the US and Australia?

Where can I find yearly annual averaged temperature data for every city and town in the US and Australia for a heatmap? links are good
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Are there any “highly customizable” GIS platforms?

I'm new to this site which I find useful and refreshing until now. And to my question ( WARNING: it's a bit long, so you can skip right to the question two paragraphs down). I was educated in GIS ...
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postprocessing GPS coordinates with RINEX data to improve precision?

Im doing some mapping for OSM in my region and I am curious if the precision of tracks from a GPS Receiver can be improved if they are post processed with RINEX data. The tracking is done with a ...
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Russian GIS Data

Which companies are the best suppliers of vector, geocoding, imagery, and POI data in Russia? Which companies provide a complete service (which includes the above data types and also routing, ...
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Is there hydrologically correct water-course data for Africa

I was wondering if there are any hydrologically correct river-channel data available for download for Africa? By hydrologically correct, I mean the topology should be correct. Connected river ...
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Detailed Bathymetric/Bathymetry contour data (0-200M)

I am looking for free Bathymetric contour data in shapefile format for depths between 0-200 meters for North America. I prefer contours at 10 meter increments, but will take whatever I can get. I ...
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Using CityGML data with ArcGIS Desktop or QGIS?

I'm looking for advice on how best to use the CityGML data-structure and GIS (preferably ArcGIS/QGIS). I've read through their website and wiki and saw a list of software here that can be used to view ...
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Download high res NDVI imagery

I'm trying to find a good source of NDVI imagery, but I'm struggling to find proper high res imagery, particularly for northern Europe. Does anyone have references to high res imagery, that is ...
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How does a newbie get household income data based on address to the block level?

I am beginning a research project and need to find a way to access the census data about household income. We need it at a closer level than by zip code since income varies a lot by zip code in our ...
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Where to get Land Use data for the UK?

We're currently looking for a Land Use dataset for part of England (UK) and were wondering what datasets are out there, either free or commercial. One's we've found so far: ...
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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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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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export 3D data dxf file

I'm trying to export a DXF file from Qgis1.8.0 Lisboa and can not have a 3Dfile in Autocad! Or micristation. It results always in 2D file. How can I export height data from a shape file in Qgis? ...
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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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What GIS Data should Amazon add to its Public Data Sets?

Amazon says: If you have a public domain or non-proprietary data set that you think is useful and interesting to the AWS community, please submit a request below and the AWS team will ...
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Are the Canadian National Topographic System (NTS) maps available freely online?

I'd really like a seamless service of the Canadian topo maps, similar to ArcGIS Online USA Topographic Maps, http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=4ee3622f0bfd41eea55ffa83aaf31a9f If there is no ...
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Building cartograms using Web GIS?

I would like to build a cartogram map using Web GIS. I have a basemap and a set of raw data in excel. I wondered what are the steps to build up a cartogram map using Web GIS? Note: Originally ...
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Breakline detection algorithms for LIDAR dataset

I'm searching for algorithms or open source tools I could use to detect breaklines from a LIDAR dataset; more specifically, from the terrain points of the dataset. At the moment the only thing I've ...
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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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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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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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Joining Census Data

I have collected census data for a county in Pennsylvania. Data varies from 1999-2010. For my data before 2010, a significant number of blocks do not match up (image below) when I join the data ...
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Dividing Earth into continent polygons

Is there a simple (low res is fine) polygonal data set that divides the entirety of Earth's surface into continents, with no overlap and no area excluded? Specifically: North America, South America, ...
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Basic question about downloading SRTM 3 arc resolution data

I want to be able to download high resolution 3 arc degree resolution (90 meters) from NASA's earthexplorer.gov site. However it is a bit confusing for a beginner like myself. I want to be able to do ...
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Where to obtain free 15m ASTER image for New Mexico?

I am looking for a free Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) image that will let me to perform NDVI for the pilot crop health/soil moisture that can go as far back ...
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Reading National Elevation Dataset (ArcGrid/GridFloat/IMG) with python only tools

I've found high precision elevation (1/3 - 1/9 arcsecond resolution) data from the National Elevation Dataset provided by the USGS. It comes int IMG, Arcgrid, and GridFloat formats. I know ArcGrid ...
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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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World map shapefile including disputed areas

I am looking for a global shapefile that allows you do show data for all disputed areas (like Waziristan, Spratlay Islands, Kahsmir, etc.). Do you have any idea where I can find a shapefile with not ...
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Why can't I see all records in my personal GDB in QGIS?

I am running QGIS 1.8. I have a layer from an ESRI Personal GDB. There are 431 features in the layer. When you load the layer into QGIS, and look at the Metadata properties, it shows the number of ...
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Is there projection issue with Natural Resources Canada (NRC) Canada Atlas hydrology data?

I have been using the Natural Resources Canada (NRC) data for various generalized maps but it is not until now when i overlaid higher resolution features obtained from the provincial government ...
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Ways to load OS VectorMap data

Us lucky fellows in the UK have been able to access public geodata from Ordance Survey under an open licence since April this year. Some of the datasets, including VectorMap, are broken into 100 ...
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Finding and using data on population density files

I'm attempting to replicate this map for the state of Nevada in QGIS: source: http://www.bostonfed.org/commdev/c&b/2014/spring/map-distance-to-closest-snap-outlet.htm (A SNAP outlet is just a ...
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I need some more information on ASTER for time series analysis

See my previous post on ASTER I have a question about that I am not sure about. So, if I wanted to analyze 10 years or so, do I need to download each ASTER file for each year (e.g. 2003 ASTER, 2004 ...
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Is there a source for leaf-off aerial imagery?

I am looking for leaf-off imagery for Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. 1m leaf-off imagery would be ideal, although any substitute would be helpful. I need fairly high resolution imagery to distinguish ...
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Seeking neighborhood boundaries for Saudi Arabia?

I currently have set of coordinates (lat,lon) that I would like to associate with neighborhoods or districts in Saudi Arabia. Therefore,I might be looking for neighborhood boundaries (polygons ...
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Downloading 1 arc-second elevation data for Canada other than Geobase?

Can someone suggest a source for Canadian elevation data better or equivalent to 1 arc-second? I have a good data source for Ontario but for other provinces folks often recommend Geobase which claims ...
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World map with clear difference between land, sea and inland waterways

I'm looking for a free high resolution map that clearly indicates the land and sea in the world. I need it to calculate distances over sea between ports. Additionally it should also include inland ...
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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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Where can I find a shapefile for the coastline of North America?

I am looking for a shapefile representing the coastlines of North America, such as something like this: http://www.diva-gis.org/gdata Does anyone have any suggestions?
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How can I retrieve a list of the most used GIS software?

I would like to know how many user use a GIS software and compile a list of the most used GIS software. I thought to use the download counter of the sites but this is quite inaccurate how can I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Where to find a polygon shapefile of countries, states and islands?

As often happens, the hardest part of GIS is to come up with clean shapefile with an attribute table. I need to create a choropleth map, but all I have is this: Domicile,Captives New Zealand,24 ...
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Where to get the modern Constellations as a vector File?

Does anyone know where I can get a vector version (shapefile/TAB) of the modern star constellations for the entire sky? Wikipedia has a SVG - ...