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Why am I losing part of my raster when I reproject?

QGIS 2.0 Working with tiff raster file. Reprojections are in WGS84 Mercator. Here is my problem: I am trying to use buffers or urban areas to analyze light intensity on a raster layer. I want 30 ...
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How to programmatically fill a datetime field with datetime.datetime.now() function

I have been trying to programmatically fill a datetime field using values coming from datetime.datetime.now() function. #I create the temp shp using a URI URI = ...
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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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Plugins to guide inexperienced users: updating shapefiles and managing data

I am attempting to find a way to block adding features while certain attributes are not yet added. This would be useful in order to guide inexperienced clients and employees with the process of adding ...
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Looking for USA roads traffic load data

I would like to make a map of the USA Roads with traffic load data (I don't care if it updates monthly , quarterly...) in order to analyze location of customer's shops (they sell vehicle parts and ...
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Septic Tank Location Data for the Southeastern United States

I am compiling a database of septic tank locations to make some rough estimates of the magnitude of return flow to the groundwater system for the Floridan aquifer system. Ideally I would have a ...
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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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How to Symbolize by creating tables containing different values (items) and with particular colors?

I work with ArcGIS Desktop 9.3. I want to illustrate my data for water sampling at different points in streams. I would like to illustrate a chart or a board for each point that would countain more ...
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Why am I unable to download Landsat 8 geotiff data from the USGS site?

I seem to have an issue with not being able to download geotiff Landsat 8 data from te USGS site. After i find the image i would like to download and proceed to download the Level 1 geotiff option is ...
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Sources for long-term NDVI datasets with coverage to west Asia?

I'm in need for long-term NDVI dataset for my research in bio-climatology, looks like GLCF GIMMS are no longer available online, any suggestions/workarounds to get the data. Thanks in advance.
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How to maintain many-to-many relationship between feature class and table with multiple disconnected editors?

I have an application coded with VB.NET (ArcGIS Engine) and its functionality is: digitize a parcel and enter information for its owners, so i have a M-N relationship between them. every parcel has ...
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Los Angeles Public Parking Lot Polygons?

So, I'm looking for some relevant data to incorporate into my map, and one of them is public parking polygons. Is there such a .shp file with these data?
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Linking demographics data to zip code, census data

Where do I find population data to link to DMA / MMA or zip code? I need to be more granular then state. Any free data source? ArcGIS?
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How to download the lulc map from Bhuvan

I need land use land cover map of entire Tamil Nadu State in India. its available in Bhuvan, but I don't know how to download it, can any one help me to get it, or is there any other source from I can ...
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Where can I find shapefiles of pipeline data?

Does anyone know where I can get or find shapefiles for pipelines (USA location)? Preferably free as I've never done pipelines before and I'm meeting a client next week that is doing pipeline work. ...
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Mapping Rainforest Deforestation in Peru

I'm working on a project on the the rainforest deforestation in Peru. This is related to the work of http://www.coolearth.org/our-mission but I am not affiliated with the organization. I'm hoping to ...
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Update a NetCDF file using GDAL

I have to edit a NetCDF file using GDAL in C++ code. When I try to update a subset I have this error message: ERROR 6: The NETCDF driver does not support update access to existing datasets. How can ...
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Flood records/database in Europe

Anyone knows where I can find a complete* database with the historic flood occurrence in Europe, at least since the 70's ? I am looking for some information on the date, number of floods*, amount ...
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Upload / Import to GeoServer

Can I upload a shapefile to the GeoServer Import Data page, or does it only import data locally on the server? When I click Browse to select the data to import, it seems to only browse the server ...
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Is there a comprehensive list of latitude and longitude values for cities around the world?

I'm developing an application that calculates the distance between cities using their respective Longitude and Latitude values. But the problem is where to get a comprehensive list of latitude and ...
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Dubai - Sector/Community GIS SHP Data?

Where can I download free or open access GIS/SHP file datasets for Dubai, including their respective spatial boundaries? If these might not be available, where can I find a map outlining the Sectors ...
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Is there a database/service that allows me to get the terrain type to a coordinate?

I hope i'm not totally wrong with this kind of question at this stackexchange page. Is there any sort of service avaiable that gives me (or allows me somehow to generate) the areatype to a coordinate? ...
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Where can I find a list of states, districts and tehsil names in India?

I need only names for making a chained dropdown list for users to select location correctly and submit the data. Please provide any resources. I emailed censusindia.gov.in but no reply from them.
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How can I decrease size of geodatabase “Nominatim”?

I downloaded Nominatim http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nominatim/Installation. The database size is more than 400 GB. The speed of geocoding is very slow. I want to increase it. For example, I ...
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How to maintain the data at XML document after changing schema with Diagramer?

After exporting XML with schema and data I did some changes to the schema with ArcGIS Diagramer. now i need to import the new schema and all the data to a new empty file GDB. what are the best ...
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Where can I find building footprint data?

Are there any sources for free and distributable building footprint datasets for major cities around the United States? Ideally, the data would also have the number of stories of each building; is ...
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Where can I find human migration data? [closed]

I am looking for data to create a flow map. I need data showing the migration of people either within a country, or internationally.
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Adding additional columns of data to CartoDB table? (in-place / no merge)

Is there any quick way to add some data to a table without either a) merging / replacing the whole thing or b) having to do it one cell at a time ? example: i have a table loaded now with the ...
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Acquiring road labels

So this is a data acquisition questions: I have data retrieved from OSM, QGIS2.0. It's a region of Qatar. Of the 13 thousand or so roads, I only pulled in about 1 thousand road names. The roads do ...
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Source for all census tables available at each census geography/summary level

I'm familiar with using factfinder2 and generally know my way around census products. But one thing that I've never found is a document that has all the tables from major census products like the ...
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How to best model GPS tracks for storage, visualization and analysis?

I am thinking about writing software to deal with GPS Tracks and Waypoints (mostly storing, displaying and calculating metrics such as speed, grade, and some simple statistics). I wonder what should ...
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Can adding entropy to a copyrighted spatial data make it a new dataset?

I have a dataset of building polygons that is copyrighted. Say I applied some random noise to every point in each polygon, is there a theoretical measure at which the initial dataset is no longer ...
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mysql database of bars, pubs and restaurants in the united states and maybe canada

I am mostly seeking Bars and Pubs but Restaurants are a very nice bonus. I need a database with zipcode, city, state, longitude, latitude, establishment name, establishment contact information, maybe ...
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How to Plot Every Other Address on Street?

I have no idea if this is even possible. We run a Utility software company and need to know where to put the leak sensors. The sensors are put at either every other house or every two houses depending ...
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Mosaic Dataset would not show raster unless you zoom in further to around 1:2,500 scale?

So when I make a copy the Mosaic Dataset File GeoDatabase to my external hard drive and then copy it to my computer. It would show the checkerboard at the full extent but when you zoom in it would ...
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Where to find POI data for places of worship (e.g. churches)?

I am looking for free U.S. state-wide and/or county-wide shapefiles that include geographic locations for places of worship. Examples include churches, temples, synagogues, and mosques. In other ...
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How do government agencies come up with their data dissemination policies (and fees)?

Recently I was looking for data for a county. The county GIS staff shared some data with me with a nominal fee, provided that I send in a signed copy of their GIS Disclaimer Form. I also found a ...
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How do I capture data from an OBD-II device?

So I happen to have a little bit of web experience, and have recently bought an OBD-II device. Basically, I'm trying to log certain metrics from the car, such as location and other diagnostics. I ...
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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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Are there better climate data than Worldclim for Europe?

I am looking for the best available climate data in Europe. Worldclim seems to be the best source of information for global data, but I am wondering if there is a higher resolution (better than 1km ...
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How can we protect GIS data?

I have found a very interesting paper here related to this topic. I just want to have views/ideas from other professional about how we can protect GIS data using Cryptography or Digital Watermarking? ...
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Handle a great amount of Markers with OpenLayers

My general Problem is to maintain a lot of markers. For the beginning I want to display all Bus Stops of Berlin, Germany and surroundings as Markers. I already got that I have to use a strategy like ...
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US unemployment data by zip (or aggregating data up to county level)

I am trying to find unemployment rate data for the US that is: at 5 digit zip code level monthly, or quarterly, or even annually, for 2008-2012 free That seems to be impossible as far as I can ...
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How to make icon marker size variable depending on data value using CartoDB?

Is there any way in CartoDB where I can make the size of individual icon markers, visualized on a CartoDB map, variable and set according to its data value in a given data range? Similar to the ...
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Extracting area with a range of lat long?

Is there any online tool to extract a certain area with a range of lat long? I'd like to overlay some locations on a map. To do so, I need a map whose range is specified so that I can determine the ...
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Sources of geolocated Tweets

Are there any publicly available sources of geolocated Tweets? I'm aware that one can collect them on their own, but was wondering if there is something readily available to play with. There is a ...
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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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Help me to visualize polygon and point data [closed]

As part of pilot project, we have collected basic/rudimentary Household survey in one district. We have both Polygon and point data.Attributes of the database include, No of people living in the ...
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Why can't I open a .xls with QGIS in OSX?

I'm trying to open an .xlswith QGIS 1.8 in a Mac, I'm loading the vector layer from Add new vector layeretc. etc. the procedure works in Windows but not in Mac where I have an error Invalid source ...
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Similar paths to Compare [duplicate]

I want to implement a mechanism to compare similar / identical paths. For example, a person who makes the trip home - work every day, be able to detect these paths and create groups to compare ...