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Is there a downloadable data source for mapping out rivers with names for the whole world?

I'd like to be able to extract rivers with their names and the flow size (not direction) for the whole world. The scale I'll be drawing it at is about 2 centimeters per 10 real world km - nothing too ...
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Administrative level and coordinates from Yahoo GeoPlanet WOEID

The Yahoo GeoPlanet data can be freely downloaded from: http://developer.yahoo.com/geo/geoplanet/data/. If I understand it correctly, each WOEID corresponds to a unique location on earth, with ...
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High resolution and high detail vector GIS coastline product needed

What is the absolute best vector GIS coastline product available globally? I know of a great product for Africa (page 13 of this PDF ...
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Migrating several shapefiles from one server to another?

my organization is a large ESRI user and we are under going some hardware changes. My question is: Is there a way to move several shapefiles scattered across many folders (in one server) to another, ...
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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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looking for free shapefiles, communications and water infrastructures

im looking for communications layers shp format, covering all middle east. anything free? thanks also im looking for water bodies, rivers, anything related to water in the same area. any suggestions? ...
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US Voting precinct data

I am looking for a source for data to determine voting precinct boundaries in the United States. My thought is that they might be on the Census website but under a name that doesn't make it obvious. ...
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Delete single raster from Raster Dataset

Is there any possibility to delete single raster previously loaded to a Raster Dataset?
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What is the highest obtainable resolution of FREE elevation data in the UK?

I am seeking closure with this question guys. I am aware of various sources of free elevation data ~30+ m, and I have been searching for higher resolution FREE data for a while now. This already ...
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Where to download US zipcode polygons? [duplicate]

I need US zipcode areas (polygons) for a web map implementation. Can you tell me where to find it (free or paid)? Thanks!
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Where to get Annual Lightning Data (Zipcode) to use with ArcGIS for Desktop and AnyLogic?

I am building a Dynamic Agent Based Model for School and was looking for Annual Lighting Strike Data for zip codes in Ohio. I can get the state count from NOAA but want to get a bit smaller. I was ...
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County-Level Ethnic Shapefile: United States

My professor usually provides the shapefiles that we deal with in our analyses of the United States--population, votes, etc., but I'd like to know how I can get these myself. I'd like, in particular, ...
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How to add X/Y data from Excel file (saved as CSV) on shapefile? [duplicate]

I need to add my X/Y coordinate data as points from my Excel I need help with adding points (using X/Y coordinates). Can anyone help? import arcpy from arcpy import env env.workspace = ...
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Area Boundaries, London

Hope someone can help me with this. I'm having a little trouble finding a data set which has polygons of London districts as listed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_districts I've checked ...
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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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Adding XY data from xls to Arcmap 10 [closed]

I am trying to add XY data to Arcmap 10. Coordinates are in DD but they end up in the wrong location at -1.48 0 all very close to each other (though they look like they are in the right shape just ...
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Geospatial Tools for SketchUp

I was wondering if anyone knows of geospatial tools that work in SketchUp? I know if GeoSketch, which allows a user to import ortho imagery, DEMs, shapefiles and GPS enabled photographs into SketchUp ...
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Is there a source for historical shapefiles of Europe in the modern era?

Is there a source for historical shapefiles of Europe in the modern era, i.e. starting ca. 1400? I know that "where can I find historic border data" questions were asked multiple times but I couldn't ...
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How to determine elevation of points in shapefile from second shape file using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am a bit new to arcgis and have run into a snag. I have a series of points in a shapefile that only have x and y coordinates. Additionally I have a series of other points in a separate shapefile ...
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Google StreetView Coverage Layer

How can I get the layer of the coverage of Google Street View on the roads, i.e. the layer that appears blue when we drag the pegman on Google Maps/Earth? I need it to work in ArcGIS. Thank you.
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What is the best way to change a data type in the ArcGIS attribute table?

What is the easiest way to change the data type in an attribute table in ArcGIS for multiple fields? Say if the fields have been exported as a string from Excel and I would like to use them as ...
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Network Analyst data for the UK

Where can I locate data that can be used to calculate driving distances in the UK using the Network Analyst extension to ArcGIS Desktop 10? The data that came with my software (I'm in the USA) only ...
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Programmatically download NED, Landcover, etc. data from USGS [duplicate]

What are my current options for downloading geodata (NED, landcover, etc.) from the USGS programmatically?
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What GIS-related services have been affected by the U.S. government shutdown? [closed]

I noticed data.gov, the US government's open data (including GIS) clearinghouse, was down, reading the following message: Due to the lapse in federal government funding, this website is not ...
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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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Street block and Census Block

Study Area: Manhattan Software: ArcGIS 10.0 I'm measuring the street density using Street Network Grain size measure = Number of Street blocks per square mile. I have the NY street network but I do ...
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Open/Free Area Code Shape Files for the US/Canada

I would like to map magicJack's areacodes and exchanges against known area codes and exchanges to create a coverage map, just to see what it would look like as compared with, say, a mobile phone ...
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Why is ArcGIS crashing when I try to load .adf raster data?

I am pretty new to GIS, so forgive me if this is a stupid question. I downloaded a bunch of land cover files from USGS seamless warehouse of Florida. Every time I try to 1) view the .adf file (which ...
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How to remove Raster from Raster Dataset programmatically?

I have Raster (it is 6 adf files). This raster was added to Raster Dataset in sde database. Geoprocessor geoProcessor = new Geoprocessor(); Mosaic mosaic = new Mosaic(); ...
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Where to get school zone shapefiles?

Census.gov usually makes available the shapefiles containing school zone boundaries. Due to the US government shutdown, census.gov is down. Does anyone know where to download a recently archived copy? ...
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Is there a free dataset of historical geocoordinates of ancient cities and places?

Is there a freely available dataset (csv, geojson, topojson, etc.) with geocoordinates of ancient cities, for example of the Roman Empire? Ideally with additional information like population size? ...
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IFSAR bad stripping in some spotting areas [closed]

I have a co-worker that was working on do some analysis on IFSAR and he clips them to quads. He said that there are 6 quads that came up bad stripping. Is there a way around to clean it up the bad ...
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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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Why does ArcGIS map document (MXD) appear empty of data?

A colleague created a map for me using ArcGIS for Desktop and emailed it to me in another state. I was able to open the document using ArcGIS for Desktop but no map appears, why? She also sent it to ...
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Watershed layers with names for each one for Europe or Sweden

I am working on freshwater species and I would like, make a list of each watersheds used for each species. So I am looking for a watershed maps which contain name of the watershed. I found some good ...
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Where can I find cellmast data in the UK?

I am looking for a shapefile containing the locations of cell masts that provide phone coverage in the UK. On sites like Orange, O2 etc they have an interactive signal checker ...
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Location data for Nuclear Power stations in France

As it says on the title, does anyone know a place I can look at and/or download location data for Nuclear power installations in France? I believe it is well known data, but I cannot find it ...
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Automatic matching of two street networks

I'm faced with the problem of matching two street networks. I have these two differently sourced networks. The links in each network can be segmented, i.e. there is not necessarily a single whole link ...
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AIS Data Transformed or CVS Format

I am looking for AIS Shipping Route Data. I have not had much luck finding it in either SHP format or even in CVS format does anyone have a real good source of finding this type of data? To add to my ...
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Where can i find Latitude & Longitude data for the coastlines of the world?

Im developing an application to print flight paths on a world map. To do this i need a dataset to describe the latitude and longitude of various coastlines (and country borders if possible) of the ...
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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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convert GPCC precipitation data

maybe someone has already worked with the GPCC precipitation data from this site: ftp://ftp-anon.dwd.de/pub/data/gpcc/html/fulldata_download.html and knows how i can convert this strange format to a ...
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How to extract german restaurants from planet.osm?

Want to get the data out of http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Planet.osm UPDATE: i just come back from the site http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Planet.osm which has got some files that belong to ...
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How to manually edit 16 bit GDEM elevation data on a Geotiff file

I'm building a virtual 3D terrain scenery using both satellite imagery (google maps satellite) and elevation data from GDEM Aster elevation data (geoTIFF format files). My problem is that the ...
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Where can I get detailed Bathymetry data for Ontario

I need detailed Bathymetric data covering water bodies (including smaller ones) in the Province of Ontario. Our Provincial Government has it, but the use of the data are restricted due to liability ...
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How to delete raster dataset from sde base programmatically

I use sde database, registered with ArcGis Server 10.1. Sde connection is direct. Database container is postgres. There is a raster dataset in this sde base. I can open this sde database ...
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Adding MS Access Table as X,Y Points using QGIS? [duplicate]

Can you add an MS Access table as X,Y points in the same way you can Add X,Y data in ArcMap using: File --> Add Data --> Add X,Y Data Thanks, Mike
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How to get power lines and substations data for Mexico

Hello guys. I am looking for an electric lines shapefile for Mexico and other Central and South American countries. Do you have any idea where I can get this data?? Thanks, Gracias, Salamat, Asante ...
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How to extract subdataset from HDF raster?

I am trying to extract a subdataset from HDF raster. Later on, I intend to make operations such as mosaicking and extracting raster averages from the extracted subdataset. The following code is ...
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Why does IDatasetContainer2.CreateDataset fail with ArcObjects at ArcGIS 10.1?

I have a small application used to check and generate network, created with the help of the following tutorial: http://help.arcgis.com/en/sdk/10.0/a...00000w7000000/ It worked just fine with ArcGIS ...