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Now that NationalAtlas.Gov is retired/removed, where is the largest source of public shapefiles for the USA?

I used nationalatlas.gov for many years, downloading various shapefiles regarding water, roads, boundaries, environmental factors, and more. NationalAtlas.gov was a central public site that many GIS ...
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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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Worldwide population density data not grouped by country?

Are there any data sources available, preferably freely (but not necessarily), which show population density without regard to country or constituency boundaries of any sort? I'd like to analyze a ...
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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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Free sources of mapping data for France

We are moving to France soon, and are currently investigating a lot of areas. Does anyone know of good online/offline resources for French mapping? I am very interested in mapping, weather, ...
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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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Data Source: Address ranges for every block in NYC

I'm looking for data that defines the address ranges used on NYC blocks. On this screenshoot you can see google has noted the first addresses on each block of West End Avenue and 92nd/93rd/94th st. ...
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Does a national(USA) interstate rest stop/rest area dataset exist?

And I don't care about format--worry about that later! I found some maps in Google maps, usually per state. I also have one map made my someone else, that no longer appears in the Google Maps search ...
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How to import info from mdb file into a project?

I need to import info on a QGIS project. The info are in a MDB file (population, mean age, number of cars and so on: one record per region) that is written to be connected with a region shape from an ...
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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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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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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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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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Exporting .jpg files from data driven pages in Arcmap

I have generated about 90 maps through data driven pages(ArcGIS 10.0). I now want to export them as .jpg files in either landscape or portrait format. I tried python but it is not working, it worked ...
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What kind of datasets are necessary for geomarketing applications?

If you would have to create a data base for geomarketing applications yourself, what kind of datasets would you purchase/collect? The first goal would be to find new store locations. Another would be ...
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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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Programmatically download (seamless) NED tiles?

I used to download 1/3 arcsecond elevation geotiffs from extract.cr.usgs.gov using web services. But a few days ago, that stopped working, probably because USGS reorganized their site. I tried ...
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How to deal with multitype data sources in QGIS?

Today I was trying to import a DXF to Qgis, the result is that qgis displays everything LINES and POINTS but it only displays options for the POINT objects. When I try to export to a shapefile, it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can cities in a Metropolitan area share data collection costs?

Does anyone have any stories to tell (good or bad) about attempts to share the costs of data collection among cities/agencies in a metropolitan area? Aerial imagery is a primary example, but would ...
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where can I get population of each of the Indian villages and towns?

There are over 600,000 villages in India. I want to get the population of each of the village according to 2011 census. I searched the http://censusindia.gov.in website for hours but could not get ...
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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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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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Which system of units does the unit 'degree' belong to?

Let us say that I would like to store latitudes and longitudes like this: lat 35 degree long 80 degree Which system of units does the unit 'degree' belong to? It is not really a SI unit nor a ...
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Highest resolution Digital Elevation Model for the UK?

I need the most precise and highest resolution free digital elevation model for the UK. Would OS terrain 50 or ASTER GDEM be more suitable for view shed analysis?
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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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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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Australian Topo Map GeoTIFFs

Does anyone know if Australian topo map GeoTIFFs are made available anywhere (preferably for free)? LINZ makes them available in New Zealand - http://www.linz.govt.nz/topography/topo-maps/index.aspx ...
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Residential tree cover for surveying?

Can someone point me in the direction of some high spatial resolution and reasonably recent satellite imagery for central Canada (Manitoba)? I am trying to determine whether I can generate accurate ...
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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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WMS weather data for Europe

I am looking for a source of weather data for Europe. I use http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/cgi-bin/wms/goes/conus_vis.cgi? and http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/cgi-bin/wms/nexrad/n0r.cgi? for the ...
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Sourcing GIS data from First World War (WW1)?

Simple question, but does anyone know where I can get some detailed (eg 1:10m scale) vector data from the First World War? I've been through the archives here, but it seems the best sites for it ...
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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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How to create tiles with points from MongoDB?

I have a (potentially) large data set stored in MongoDB. Each record is just lat, lon and some float-point value. Each pair of lat and lon is unique, but the whole set is not covering the Earth, there ...
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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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Where can I find free Bathymetric data for Indian Ocean?

I am looking for bathymetric data, to place in a map of India for visualization only. I don't really need very high resolution data, since the the map will be at a very small scale: Maybe 1:1Million ...
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Looking for a Provider of UK boundary data

I'm working on a web project centered around the input and mapping of GIS data. We have a need to display polygons of town boundaries. The RightMove.co.uk website has and uses this data: ...