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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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QGIS 2.2 Changeing txt data in theme table not working

A week ago I upgrade from QGIS 2.0.1 to 2.2 and try to edit some simple point themes I made recently. To my surprise, QGIS 2.2 randomly - not allways, does not allow me to change text I type into text ...
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Seeking Shapefiles of Restaurants in South Florida?

I am doing a project on food trucks for my Intro to GIS class and am looking for locations of places to eat here in South Florida to overlay with places of business. I would like to make a map of ...
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Worldwide places reachable by sea/ocean

I'm looking for a list of all populated places(not just big cities/ports) on the world that reside on sea/ocean. The list should contain the place name, latitude and longitude. Does something like ...
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Is there a way to convert multiple columns at once from string to text, or to other data formats?

I have multiple data fields that need to be converted from string to text files. When I save them as "text" in excel or open office, they still load up as string files in QGIS. How can I convert more ...
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1:250 streams data - USA wide - where can I find it?

I have 1:250 streams data for a few western states. I find this scale to be excellent in many settings as base hydro data. I have never been able to find a USA or better yet, NA wide dataset of this ...
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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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Calculation to convert db data to Lat/Lng degrees

In a database I have the following Lat/Lng data. I wish to convert it to a readable format. 177514245:34726053 => S 32 7.3947, E 115 51.4245 177513828:34726948 => S 32 7.3052, E 115 51.3828 ...
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Best source for high-resolution satellite images free/low-cost?

I am doing a household survey in Kenya, and I need to ensure that my survey team visits every house within a given area. I've been going to google maps and right-clicking on roofs to get coordinates ...
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Create NetCDF subset with different sizes

I have to create a netCDF file with different subsets. For example subset1 must be a 2d matrix, subset2 a vector, etc. I am using functions of netcdf library in C/C++ code: nc_create for the file ...
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Shoehorning hierarchial data into MS SQL ArcGIS SDE

So, I've been tasked with creating a set of tables to store hierarchical data within an SDE. This is in reference to utility data, i.e, a set of valves, control panels, actuators, etc (each ...
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Adding KmlLayer using local file (File API)

I am trying to load a local KML file to the map for this I am using FileReader object (File API). To use google.maps.KmlLayer I need to use readAsDataURL to transform to a URL the file, the problem is ...
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Anyone who has the ESRI Census 2000 Tiger/Line data?

The ESRI Census 2000 TIGER/Line Data were free. http://www.esri.com/data/download/census2000-tigerline http://arcdata.esri.com/data/tiger2000/tiger_download.cfm But they vanished. The download link ...
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Using Field Calculator to Convert Data Type In Field

I am trying to convert a field that is listed as "String" because it was imported into QGIS as a CSV (rural poverty population percentages by county in NC). I need to convert the percentages field ...
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Where can I find administrative boundary data for Mexico? [closed]

The USA has states, counties, and cities. How are Mexico's territories split up, hierarchically? It also has states and cities, but does it have an intermediate-level political unit? Where might I ...
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Clip and ship by a queried layer extent and by user defined extent

I am trying add a functionality to the clip and ship script. I would also like the users to extract data by the extent of a queried feature layer. For instance, if County = "Alameda" then extract data ...
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Does anyone have aquifer depletion/recharge data for China, India, or any other country that isn't the United States?

Im doing a project for my capstone class in Geoenvironmental Studies and i am having a hard time finding data for aquifers in other countries.
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Industries Database - EPRTR?

I am looking for a coherent , complete (At least EU coverage) and reliable (spatial accuracy) databse for INDUSTRIES I have been checking EPRTR database. Basically, it shows around 24,000 industrial ...
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How do you assign classes to percentage data in a data layer?

As a learning project I need to coneptualize a GIS output for assigning classes to data in a raster layer. In this case i have the unemployment rates for relevant magisterial districts in my ...
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What are the ways we can control the quality of a DTM?

I imagine that for DTM obtained from Stereoscopic procedures or interpolation from a set of topographic points a comparaison with the original data can help, but what for DTM obtained from Remote ...
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Where can I get the location of all Universities and Colleges in North America?

This seems fairly straightforward but I'm having trouble finding the right data. All I need is the name, address, and lat long of all universities and colleges in North America. I've come across a ...
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Advice on using CityGML data and GIS

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 Airports from OSM

Is there any way to download all airports in Europe from OSM? What I'm looking for is the Airport perimeter, (lines or polygons, dosn't matter) I know that I could download all Europe, and then ...
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Data providers equivalent to USDA/NRCS/FSA Common Land Unit (CLU)?

For one of my agricultural projects, I really need reasonably accurate field boundaries for fields in the US, specifically Iowa right now but later, other similar states. The USDA/NRSC/FSA Common ...
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Where can I find Canadian postal code geometries?

Where can I find the shapefiles for Canadian postal codes?
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How to document field properties of attribute in shapefile?

I would like to document within ArcGIS how the values for specific shapefile attribute fields were derived or obtained. Is it possible to input and export this information as a report with ArcGIS 10? ...
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Canada FSALDU 6-digit Postal Code Data Providers

I have been looking into finding point data for the Canadian 6-digit postal code (FSALDU). I have come up with 3 sources so far, 2 being far more expensive than the other. After speaking with the ...
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Raw State Data on Health and Social Outcomes

I am looking for raw health and social outcome data (poverty, obesity, education levels, etc.) by state. I would like to download it as a csv or excel file. It needs to have the state fips listed in ...
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Problem with MIF/MID allignment

After creating a rather large map in MapInfo using US Census Tiger data and exporting it to the MIF/MID format, it appears the files are no longer properly aligned. When I try to open the MIF/MID in ...
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What free programs should every GIS user have installed?

Note: This question is specifically about installed, desktop software. There is another question specifically about free cloud-based software and services. I'm not necessarily referring to ESRI ...
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Is there an average size for British postcodes?

Is there an average size for British postcodes? Or a method of determining the size for a particular British postcode? Thanks. Considering creating a related program and this would be valuable ...
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Quickest method for determining which postcode is 2 miles north of original postcode? [duplicate]

What is the Quickest method for determining which postcode is 2 miles north of original postcode? For instant L17. I know how to determine the distance between 2 points as below, but the above ...
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Hard to get my head around, generating average price for houses in each quadrant

I'm able to determine the average price of houses sold in a particular area (like the squares on image below) dependent upon postcode. Although I can generate the average sale price for a particular ...
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Is there an automatic function in QGIS to package all shapefiles in a project for transferability?

In my project, I use a lot of geodata from different directories. Now I want to give the QGIS project to a colleague (eg on a CD). Is it possible to copy the shapes from different directories ...
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How do I filter unique values using a definition query on a File Geodatabase?

Is there a way to filter unique values only from a column in ArcMap using definition query? i.e to use a Definition Query to filter out just those values which occur only once. In a Personal ...
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Where can I find GIS data about NYC's combined sewers (CSO) that's free to use?

I've located two sites that display the data that I'm looking for, but both lack exporting functions. OASIS NYC and maps.nyc/gov Otherwise I can't locate this data anywhere in a format I can use in ...
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Searching free data source: Shapes of counties worldwide

I want to create a map with openlayers, that contains a vector layer, with all "counties" of all countries of the world. "County" doesn't mean any strict political term here. I just want to split the ...
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How do I convert OS coordinates (X and Y) to longitude and latitude coordinates?

How do I convert OS coordinates (X and Y) - Eastings and Northings to longitude and latitude coordinates? For example X and Y below X (Eastings): 347904 Y (Northings): 287484
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How do I figure out the grid references (Eastings and Northings) necessary to create a circular 1 mile radius around one location?

How do I figure out the grid references necessary to create a circular 1 mile radius around one location? For instance: Grid Reference: SO 47904 87484 X (Eastings): 347904 Y (Northings): 287484 ...
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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 - ...
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GDAL Create( ) for a netCDF file segfaults

I have a problem with the creation of NetCDF dataset using GDAL. When I use "gdalinfo" and "gdal_translate" utilities on a NetCDF format, they work fine, but when I create a new dataset using the ...
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Export multiple layers in ArcMap 10.1 and change each layer's source to exported data

A client has requested the MXD and relevant data for a particular map. The file contains over 40 layers across multiple data frames and references multiple geodatabases and shapefiles. Is there a ...
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Looking For Free Global Bedrock Geology Data

I've searched around for a freely available global bedrock geology data set, but I have yet to find one. Anyone come across such dataset?
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Free and global basemaps for download

I'm pretty sure that a lot of people might have faced the situation where they search the internet for geographical basemaps on a global scale but can't hardly find the needed data in a short time and ...
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How do I figure out the longitude and latitude coordinates necessary to create a circular 1 mile radius around one location?

How do I figure out the longitude and latitude coordinates necessary to create a circular 1 mile radius around one location? I don't mind how many coordinates that takes. For instance: Latitude = ...
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United States City/State comprehensive database [duplicate]

I have been searching online for a comprehensive record of all Cities by State in the United States. When I searched I found some dead links to old data sets. My question is, where is the best place ...
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QGIS - Is it possible to Animate Polygons based on column values? [duplicate]

If you have an number of polygons with numeric data across 4 attributes/columns, you can display the data for one column but can you automatically cycle through the values for other selected columns? ...
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Common GIS data sources for developing nations. Where to start?

Not all countries have the benefit of funding/technologies for developing GIS data stores. I'm looking for a list of common GIS data sources that should be investigated when trying to build a good ...
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Point of Interest coordinate data base

Can any one help me to find data a database for Points of Interest (with coordinates) for countries in Europe? I got some data from POI PLAZA, but I am not getting sufficient data for Scandinavian ...
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Generating Tiles for Non Geographic Datasets [closed]

Excuse my ignorance if this exists. I don't think I've seen a website ever using something like this. Have tools been developed that use general tiling methodology to implement non-geographical data ...