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Where can I find GIS data for the range of coast redwood?

Editor note: This question has been heavily edited in order to make it on-topic. Where can I find GIS data showing where coast redwood trees (such as the one in the photo below from the 1800s) exist ...
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Dense data set of locations for flow analysis

I want to do some analysis on real world data related to crowd flows and now I am looking for a publicly available (or at least available to academia) data set of trackings in a crowd. The data set ...
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Data about administrative subdivisions capital cities

I am looking for data about second or third rank administrative capitals in every African country (the administrative center of a country territorial subdivision), but I can't find anything close to ...
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Combining two separate shapefiles with undefined projections out of Leica

So this is a mess. When the software outputs I have two shapefiles. The projections aren't defined, but I know one is WGS84 and the other is NAD 83. The NAD 83 includes northing easting and ...
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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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High resolution and high detail vector GIS coastline product needed

What is the absolute best vector GIS coastline product available globally? I know of a great product for Africa (page 13 of this PDF ...
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looking for free shapefiles, communications and water infrastructures

im looking for communications layers shp format, covering all middle east. anything free? thanks also im looking for water bodies, rivers, anything related to water in the same area. any suggestions? ...
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World Land Cover data

I need to get land cover data for the entire world. I'm using corine land cover data for Europe: http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/clc-2006-vector-data-version-2 but I have no idea how to ...
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Migrating several shapefiles from one server to another?

my organization is a large ESRI user and we are under going some hardware changes. My question is: Is there a way to move several shapefiles scattered across many folders (in one server) to another, ...
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Bathymetry dataset of Italy

I am looking for a dataset of bathymetry data of Italy. I shall use it in an application for collision avoidance of vessels coming into the port. I need to know how deep the sea bottom is at each ...
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US Voting precinct data

I am looking for a source for data to determine voting precinct boundaries in the United States. My thought is that they might be on the Census website but under a name that doesn't make it obvious. ...
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Where to download US zipcode polygons? [duplicate]

I need US zipcode areas (polygons) for a web map implementation. Can you tell me where to find it (free or paid)? Thanks!
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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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Is there any free resource to get international raster data (other than USGS)?

I am looking for any raster database that allows free downloads of any kind of raster data pertaining to Damascus, Syria and the surrounding Turkey area. I'm trying to avoid USGS since it requires a ...
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Adding XY data from xls to Arcmap 10 [closed]

I am trying to add XY data to Arcmap 10. Coordinates are in DD but they end up in the wrong location at -1.48 0 all very close to each other (though they look like they are in the right shape just ...
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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 by 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 ...