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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Retrieve data from MongoDB in OpenLayers

I wonder if it's possible to retrieve "directly" data from MongoDB to display them in an OpenLayers Map ? Maybe using some sort of API ? If you know more about this, or if you think it's a stupid ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Weather interpolations QGIS

does any one know how good are the weather interpolations that QGIS carries out? Do you have any other suggestions or better methods to do them? Please let me know. Thanks in advance!
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Raster Dataset projection problem

I have a problem connected with my Raster Dataset projection. Two of its bands cannot be shown in some scale - only under 1:1500, when I use 'Zoom to raster resolution' option. Histograms for all 3 ...
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Extrapolate data and district names from map

My data: soil samples in each district. My question: I want to extrapolate from the soil sample's map the names of the districts in which the samples have been collected. I have already found the ...
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Sources for Geo-referenced data for Tiger populations in India or other countries

I'm currently an Undergrad student in a GIS class, and I'm trying to conduct some research on tiger populations and urbanization. Does anyone know where I might be able to find data for tiger ...
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Where can I find geodata on livestock densities?

I am currently looking for geodata that represents livestocks (cattle, pig, poultry) at most detailed resolution for France. Up to now, the best data I was able to find is the FAO's GLOBAL LIVESTOCK ...
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How to access row from dbf table?

I have got the following problem: I would like to access a row from a dbf table. I have tried to access it through SearchCursor, but I am not able to do it without knowing the field name. This is my ...
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Where to obtain free 15m ASTER image for New Mexico?

I am looking for a free Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) image that will let me to perform NDVI for the pilot crop health/soil moisture that can go as far back ...
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Reading National Elevation Dataset (ArcGrid/GridFloat/IMG) with python only tools

I've found high precision elevation (1/3 - 1/9 arcsecond resolution) data from the National Elevation Dataset provided by the USGS. It comes int IMG, Arcgrid, and GridFloat formats. I know ArcGrid ...
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How does a newbie get household income data based on address to the block level?

I am beginning a research project and need to find a way to access the census data about household income. We need it at a closer level than by zip code since income varies a lot by zip code in our ...
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Automating Point Data Collection [closed]

I'm supposed to go through Google Maps and manually record names and addresses of dentists in Texas for geocoding, by zip codes. This task is going to be immensely tedious and I know that there has ...
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Looking for maps with high complexity

For an presentation I need an example of a map which contains very much information. The map should : respect basic cartographic principles. contain as much quantitive and/or qualitive information ...
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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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Scalar relationships ArcGIS

I have point data which has a number of fields/columns, each of which is at a different scale. I'm looking to find a way of constructing a very simple index which would combine this data. Say I have 3 ...
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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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How can I find a GIS shape file for GP surgery locations in the UK

I am doing some research on accessibility to GP surgeries in South Norfolk and want to find a GIS data file with all the GP surgeries' locations on it that could be used in ArcMap. Is there anywhere ...
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Offsetting Points by location

Sorry If you've read this before - I've tried to change the content so that it reflects what I need a little better. This question was marked as a duplicate although I read the the answer to the other ...
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How to get National Geographic basemap in QGIS?

I'm proficient in ESRI's products and recently started using QGIS. I've used the national geographic world map (NatGeo_World_Map) in ArcMap, but am struggling to replicate this in QGIS. The map is ...
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What DEMs does QGIS support? + DEM data sample

I am working on QGIS rasters. I want to know about DEM file formats supported by QGIS. I know that QGIS can read the GDAL supported formats. but what is GDAL supported format ? Does QGIS support the ...
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Best place to download or purchase shapefiles for Louisiana Parish?

I am looking for shapefiles to either download or purchase for the BEAUREGARD Parish in Louisiana. I have been able to find files for the Townships and Sections but I am in desperate need of a ...
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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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Is it possible to change CRS without the .prj file?

I'm working with QGIS and trying to change the CRS of some maps. Is is possible to do it without the .prj file? Please let me know. Thanks.
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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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Where can I get high-resolution (at least 1 foot) imagery of California?

Is there a national site or state site that will allow me to download High Res (1') aerial imagery of California? I have tried Cal-Atlas Download but they are at one meter. I have also tried USGS ...
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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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How to rotate u and v components of wind in rotated gribs?

I have a grib message of a rotated hirlam product. The gribmessage states, that the u and v component contained are relative to the rotated grid. How can I unrotate them?