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How to get geographic information for American and world parks and cities?

I am working on building out park data for my web site. My site is about hiking, so I want to get a list of parks and cities in the world. Is that possible? Where can I get/download/see such ...
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Most timely source of California Fire Map data?

Fire season always has me scouring the web for satellite fire map information. Unfortunately many of the locations I find are outdated or not maintained well. What would be the best site to go to for ...
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OpenStreetMap Neighborhood Boundaries

Is it possible to download neighborhood boundaries from OpenStreetMap? I see on maps that they often indicate neighborhood names; is there a way to retrieve their coordinates and boundary polygon ...
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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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In what data format should I export a (lat,long,alt) or (x,y,z) grid to be compatible with the largest number of GIS software?

I am new to GIS and developing an application that generates a 3D grid with (latitude, longitude, elevation) or (x, y, z) metric triplets, and I would like to add an exporting feature that ensures ...
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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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Data ETL workflow optimization

I have a legacy workflow that I would like to optimize and automate (at least partially). The current workflow goes like this. I receive a MS Access .mdb file containing a single table. This table ...
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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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Visualizing and organizing traffic flow data for an intersection

I'm looking for advice on how to organize data that describes traffic flows through several unconnected intersections over several years. I'd like to learn about the most basic representation of this ...
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Locating shapefile of European railways for goods transportion?

We are trying to make a project about European goods trade so we need railway data in shapefile format. More specifically, we are trying to find the potential of mine products being exported from ...
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Alternative to Spatial Query on large data

I have around 110000 points data spread around the world. the shapefile size is 116 Mb. I want to select points which are inside asia. I have been using qgis but this time qgis is not being able to ...
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Any Piri Reis shapefiles?

Incredible claims have been made about a map named after its creator (Piri Reis). I was looking into digitizing the map and overlaying it with a modern map of the world, specifically the east coast ...
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Vehicle travel data for the USA

I'm looking for vehicle travel data in the USA - at any spatial resolution smaller than the unit of a state, and ideally at a city level. I'm interested in daily, or weekly data and also any ...
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Available US State or National business (or employer) database lists?

This question dovetails with this post on geomarketing applications. I am familiar with some of larger, paid-for business registry's like InfoUSA and Dunn & Bradstreet. While the detailed ...
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Where can I get data for traffic signals, stop signs, and other sign assets/inventory?

I'm working on a project involving roads. The quality of the service would benefit from knowing if a given road is continuous or if it's broken up by stop signs, traffic signals, and other things ...
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What kind of high level semantic free GIS layers out there?

I'm looking for free GIS data that contains some high level information such as type of vegetation or type of soil or some other visual characteristics of the neighborhoods. I need more information ...
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How do I render data quicker in Arcmap?

Is there a way around to speed up the data into ArcMap ? When I converted the raster to polygon and some data would load up quicker and some other load slow. I am wondering if I could add the spatial ...
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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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How to find library or other business POIs?

I am just starting an Intro GIS course, so I really have no idea what the best place is to find downloadable GIS data. I was really hoping to do my semester project on library or bookstore locations ...
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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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Geocaching - XY coordinates

I was wondering what is the easiest way to get XY geocaching coordinates (by a particular Area of Interest (AOI)) data in a spread sheet format that I could covert to a GIS layer? On the ...
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Open source database of world locations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comprehensive list of Latitude and Longitude values of cities round the world i would like to know if is out there any downloadable database of world locations, i know ...
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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 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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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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Is there a simple interface from which I can extract average summer temperature and humidity for a list of latitude and longitudes?

I am interested in finding the summer average (either climatalogical mean or for a specific year) relative humidity and temperature for a set of globally distributed latitude and longitude ...
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Is city-supplied GIS data sufficient for transit operators or do they need their own set of GIS data?

City GIS data is usually built in a format where streets/avenues/boulevards/etc are modeled as lines that are geographically located in the middle of the streets/avenues/boulevards/etc. Is that ...
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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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Download MODIS data for Mexico

I would like to download MODIS npp images for Mexico but I cannot figure out which files correspond to the country. How can I associate each tile to its location without looking at the million of ...
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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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SQL Server data modelling + spatial data = what book?

What recommended book can you provide about data modelling for geographical spatial data (geometry) in SQL server?
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Historical Hurricane Tracks

I have found a great source for historical hurricane data, but I can't seem to find a way to download the track information. It appears that you can only view the data on the website. I was ...
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Can I download the entire NRCS SSURGO database?

I am interested in downloading and using the entire USGS SSURGO database. The California Soil Resource Lab provides instructions on working with these data in R, but it starts with the assumption ...
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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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In the UK, how do I convert from an address to a lat/long?

Please include where I can buy the dataset and how much it costs?
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How GIS and SDI (spatial data infrastructure) are related?

I read the definitions of both on wikipedia but they didn't mention any relationship between the two terms although there must be one because they are dealing with the same thing: spatial data. Can ...
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usa electric transmission powerlines shape files sources

Does anyone have a good source for these? I have some old (1993) data from the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Cubewerx' WMS (Cubewerx are a spatial data provider); neither of which ...
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Can someone explain in simple terms the licence on Google “satellite” images?

What can I and can I not do with the Google satellite images?
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Canadian province boundaries in latitude and longitude

Are there any datasets available that give a list of latitude and longitude points for Canadian province boundaries? I don't need anything too detailed as I'm displaying collated data in smallish ...
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Where can I find GeoJSON resources files?

I'm looking for demographic information and various things, and most of the time data are available as CSV (my application use geoJSON format). Shall I encode the CSV to geoJSON or is there a ...
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Where can I find information concerning rivers?

I'm looking for information I can visualize in Google Earth concerning rivers, such as rapids, put-in points, take-out points, campsites, etc. Any idea how I can look for this kind of information?
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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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Using a web map to identify and access data

I am trying to making a webpage where the user pans and zooms on a map, and based on the location and zoom level, some data is displayed on the webpage (drawn from another source). The data that will ...
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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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Need a location based social network data set

I'm looking for a data-set of Geosocial network consisting of Gps trajectories, chek-in,geotag contetnts and stuff like these available for research purposes. I'd really appreciate it if you can ...
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Global solar radiation data

I need a solar radiation data in central Asia. Is there any global dataset of solar radiation. If someone know about it, please send to me the link. thanks a lot
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Are there any sources of UK building footprint data available?

I noticed that there's another question related to this topic, but the question was related to US data. I'm looking at the possibility of producing an interactive map for a UK based city, which ...
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What are the existing datasets of world maritime routes?

I have a list of cargo ports of all over the world and need to show some port-to-port trips on a map, and also to compute lengths of these trips. For that, I need a dataset of actual maritime routes ...
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How to convert a column of numeric IDs to letters?

I'm working with qgis 1.8.0. I divided a map into 500 features (small rectangles), and now I have the doubt if there is any way to change the ID of the attributes from numbers to letters? When I did ...
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Where can I find Ethiopian electoral constituency and district (woreda) boundaries data?

I am a PhD student in Development Studies in Oxford. I'm trying to find a map of the Ethiopian electoral boundaries. These are not the same as the district (woreda) boundaries - districts can be in ...