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Where to download free elevation data for Europe?

Where can I find free elevation data for Europe? Please mention the available resolutions and terms of use when posting a source.
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Is there a way to shift data in an attribute table so that all attributes are moved to a different coordinate?

I have several shapefiles where the attribute table is composed of timestamped data that is appended to the coordinates. Because of the nature of my data, I need to apply a time lag so that the data ...
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Trimble GPS data is not displaying in ArcMap attribute table

I am currently having difficulty trouble shooting a problem. While using a TRIMBLE GEOXH (GeoExplorer 2008 Series) I have the problem of missing data after exporting it to ArcMap from my GPS receiver. ...
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How to convert tif to dep extension?

In white box when i try to import or do any processes it's asking .dep extension How can i convert .tif into .dep extension?? If try to pass LISS3 data in GRASS GIS it is taking as single bands. So i ...
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Exonyms dataset

Does anybody know some Exonyms dataset? What I would like to find is a list of Europe cities/toponyms in different languages where all the cities refer to the same. Example: London, Londra, Londres, ...
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UK road network dataset

Can anybody guide me to a website or a source to download the Geographical UK road network data set. The data set should include the road distances, since I want to apply shortest path search ...
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Where to find spatial-temporal data? [closed]

I am an italian student, and I'm looking for a particular dataset. I'm interested in a model for spatial regression, with time-varying data. I'm looking for data with coordinates, measured in ...
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Downloadable, Open Source, IP GeoLocation database

I have an open source project I need a similarly open source IP GeoLocation database for. i.e. IP address to country (and ideally city). Ideally with a license that allows redistribution. This is a ...
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Is there an api for world terrain/biome data?

I'm looking for an api where I pass a lat/lng, and get "Desert" or "Mountains" or "Ocean" back. Just the general biome of the area. Most of what I've seen involves getting tiles back, so you can ...
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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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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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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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Where can I find official Land Use/Land Cover GIS data for Ecuador?

Right now I'm specifically looking for Land Use/Land Cover data but things like roads and soils would be handy in the future as well. In the U.S. my source for nationwide LULC data would be the ...
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Where is it possible to download a DEM for the Romanian east carpathians? [duplicate]

I'm quite new to GIS and have only done a few small tasks for Projects at University and the required data has always been provided. I am now struggling to find the specific DEM I need. Also other ...
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Superimposing high resolution NetCDF data on Google Earth?

I have got output from Weather Research Forecasting Software(WRF) in NETCDF format. These are basically high resolution forecasts for precipitation and wind barbs(sea breeze circulations or slope ...
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Data extract widget - Flex

I have successfully created a data extract widget. It works great. I would now like to be able to set a limit say of 5000sqm or something. I have seen other sites do this. They have a message pop up ...
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Data Feed for Space Weather / Aurora

I am building a map application for a northerly area and would love to bring in a feed of northern lights prediction/probability (like below). http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast Does anyone ...
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How to open .bds file in qgis

I have a Land Registry boundary file which is in .bds (Base Dataset) format, a native file format in Cadcorp SIS. I want to open this file in QGIS. Is it possible, or do I have to do any conversions?
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Where/how to find ortophotos

I am very new to Geographic Information Systems. I have a very basic inquery; How do I get hold of the newest ortophoto of South Africa to use as a background map for my GPS data? I'm using QGIS but I ...
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Standard for identifying cities?

I was doing a research project a little while ago and found out about FIPS 6-4 which is used to identify counties in the United States. I also understand that this standard is a bit out of date. Is ...
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What type of data is available at the “census block” level? [duplicate]

I'm curious what is available at the 'Census Block' level, the finest scale. I found this dataset: http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2010/TABBLOCK/2010/ It contains HOUSING10 and POP10, ...
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Looking for Ocean Dataset

This may seem like a very simple request, but does anyone have or know where I can get a shapefile of the ocean around the US? The only thing I can find within my ArcGIS BA is the ocean background, ...
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How do I from convert from street level address to block/block group/census track?

I just downloaded block-level census data, using this answer Where to get 2010 Census Block data? It output a spreadsheet with a bunch of rows of the format GEO.id | GEO.id2 | ...
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1990 US Census Block Boundary File?

Does anyone here know of a source from which 1990 Census Block polygons can be downloaded? For Illinois, specifically, if not for the entire country? The Census Bureau has "no plans to create Block ...
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Is pre-1990 historical block-level census data available online?

I'm looking for historical block-level data for Chicago. According to this Census bureau document, historical block-level census data exists for major cities going back to 1960, and even back to ...
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Where could I download Income data at the Block Group level… census data [duplicate]

Where could I download Income data at the Block Group level, actually I'm not sure where or how to download it at the tract level either. I would be interested in the most recent data that is ...
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Open access repository of general GIS spatial data?

As a newcomer to using GIS for research, I am wondering if there are online repositories for spatial data, similar to package repositories for Linux distributions. For instance, I would be able to ...
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Most Up-To-Date Source for US Zip Code Boundaries

I was just wondering what the most up-to-date source for US Zip Code boundaries would be. My first thought was TIGER, whenever that comes out, but then I thought that the Postal Service might be a ...
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Finding DEM/HIllshade sources California

Creating watershed maps for schools. I want to color ramp the elevation to show low and high points. What kind of files do I need and where to find them?
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Easy Guide to ESA satellite data?

Can anybody provide user friendly guidance to ESA datasets? What is available? When will new stuff be available? I struggle to work out what might be interesting amongst the many websites and their ...
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Is there a way to automate POI collection from websites?

I am searching for an easy method to get lots of points geotagged/georeferenzed into several shape files. I am working at a project where I need to collect all parcel shops in germany (but I will try ...
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Polygons for postcodes in Spain

Is there a source (free or paid) for polygons of border coordinates for spanish postcodes? Google show this borders in google maps, but doesn't provide them.
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What iOS (iPhone/iPad) app from the App Store can I use to collect data?

What iOS app from the iTunes App Store can I use to collect data (mainly points, perhaps photos) and later import them into my GIS? I am mainly interested in an out-of-the-box solution, not develop ...
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Is there a way to get accurate daily U.S. populations? [closed]

I suppose you could interpolate from the Census data, but I am interested in a data feed that has accurate DAILY total population of the U.S. The finer the granularity, the better (so if there was ...
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Statewide (and more) Address Point data source

I am seeking a data source for a statewide address point layer. I do not need resident or business information at these addresses; I just need the validated structured addresses (preferably with ...
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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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Get house addresses within polygon?

Is there a data source/service for the USA where, if we provide a polygon, it provides the addresses of all houses contained within it? I just want to know if this type of functionality or similar to ...
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Determine driving distance - commercial service

I need to determine driving distance for several hundred possible routes. I have latitude and longitude data available. Is there a service that can perform these calculations? Appreciate your ...
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Where can I find a shapefile of the UK electricity grid network?

Does anyone know where can I download a shapefile with the UK electricity grid network?
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Looking for Melbourne and Canberra metropolitan suburb shapefiles / ABS coded lists

I am looking for shapefiles or a list of suburb names for Melbourne and Canberra. I have ABS shapefiles, but I need to filter that to end up with only metropolitan suburbs. My shapefile has codes in ...
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Where can I find “QGIS Training Manual” data? [duplicate]

I can't find data for this lesson in Quantum GIS: 9.4 Lesson: Supplementary Exercise. Can anybody help me?
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Row-crop field boundaries

I'm on the hunt for field boundary coordinates in the US in the form of GeoJSON, a Shapefile or any structured format that I can use to overlay on a map. I've tried looking at the US Department of ...
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What is the best ETL tool within ArcGIS standard to bring CSV to an existing schema with domains and other constraints?

We will be bringing some GPS related data from a business partner to our existing schema. We have provided them the sample data and data model from ArcGIS Diagrammer. There are bunch of data import ...
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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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Downloading GIS layers from India-WRIS (Water Resources Information System of India)? [closed]

How do you download GIS layers from the India-WRIS (Water Resources Information System of India) web GIS application?
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How do map providers collect/update street names in the Middle East? [closed]

Lets talk about middle east countries, which are not as fully covered as European countries and the US. How do map providers get street names, update new areas and all of these related things? Do ...
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Can I edit pixels values of an image with GDAL?

There is a method with GDAL (used in C/C++) to edit pixel values of a georeferenced image, maintaining the original file? Or I have to create a new dataset? My goal is to maintain ALL originals ...
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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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Ontario Buildings Data

I am looking for a buildings layer for Ontario, particularly the Chatham-Kent area to properly assess setback for wind turbine development in the region. Currently, I am utilizing the buildings data ...
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Alternative to Farm Service Agency (FSA) CLU dataset?

Is there an alternative dataset that can I find that is similar to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) Common Land Unit (CLU) ?