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Seeking Shapefiles of Restaurants in South Florida?

I am doing a project on food trucks for my Intro to GIS class and am looking for locations of places to eat here in South Florida to overlay with places of business. I would like to make a map of ...
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Map book with opposing numbered pages

I am creating a map book but do not want the page numbers for each map page to be on the same side (since its printed double sided), I need the page numbers to be placed on opposite sides? I am using ...
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Worldwide places reachable by sea/ocean

I'm looking for a list of all populated places(not just big cities/ports) on the world that reside on sea/ocean. The list should contain the place name, latitude and longitude. Does something like ...
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Is there a way to convert multiple columns at once from string to text, or to other data formats?

I have multiple data fields that need to be converted from string to text files. When I save them as "text" in excel or open office, they still load up as string files in QGIS. How can I convert more ...
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1:250 streams data - USA wide - where can I find it?

I have 1:250 streams data for a few western states. I find this scale to be excellent in many settings as base hydro data. I have never been able to find a USA or better yet, NA wide dataset of this ...
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export 3D data dxf file

I'm trying to export a DXF file from Qgis1.8.0 Lisboa and can not have a 3Dfile in Autocad! Or micristation. It results always in 2D file. How can I export height data from a shape file in Qgis? ...
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Calculation to convert db data to Lat/Lng degrees

In a database I have the following Lat/Lng data. I wish to convert it to a readable format. 177514245:34726053 => S 32 7.3947, E 115 51.4245 177513828:34726948 => S 32 7.3052, E 115 51.3828 ...
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Where can I get shapefiles for Indian Constituencies according to the latest delimitation?

The GIS data officially provided by the government is only available as PDF maps. Some people have shared shapefiles for the previous delimitation but these are outdated. Parliamentary constituency ...
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Is it possible to get the positions of all the stoplights for a given area?

I would like to know if there is a database of longitude and latitude values that locate all stoplights for a given area in the US like a city or a state? How would one go about obtaining this info? ...
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Best source for high-resolution satellite images free/low-cost?

I am doing a household survey in Kenya, and I need to ensure that my survey team visits every house within a given area. I've been going to google maps and right-clicking on roofs to get coordinates ...
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Create NetCDF subset with different sizes

I have to create a netCDF file with different subsets. For example subset1 must be a 2d matrix, subset2 a vector, etc. I am using functions of netcdf library in C/C++ code: nc_create for the file ...
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Shoehorning hierarchial data into MS SQL ArcGIS SDE

So, I've been tasked with creating a set of tables to store hierarchical data within an SDE. This is in reference to utility data, i.e, a set of valves, control panels, actuators, etc (each ...
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Natural Earth: How to get the position of all provinces that belong to a state

This question is about Natural earth 1:10 states and provinces.shp file. I'm using ogr2ogr and want to know the name of the id i need to pass . In purpose of pulling out the right states regions. ...
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Adding KmlLayer using local file (File API)

I am trying to load a local KML file to the map for this I am using FileReader object (File API). To use google.maps.KmlLayer I need to use readAsDataURL to transform to a URL the file, the problem is ...
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Anyone who has the ESRI Census 2000 Tiger/Line data?

The ESRI Census 2000 TIGER/Line Data were free. http://www.esri.com/data/download/census2000-tigerline http://arcdata.esri.com/data/tiger2000/tiger_download.cfm But they vanished. The download link ...
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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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Extract BoundingBox of Cities

For simple geocoding purposes I want to extract all cities from a single country of openstreetmap. They only queries I want to do are: ZipCode -> (List of) BoundingBox of City/Village ...
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Using Field Calculator to Convert Data Type In Field

I am trying to convert a field that is listed as "String" because it was imported into QGIS as a CSV (rural poverty population percentages by county in NC). I need to convert the percentages field ...
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Where can I find administrative boundary data for Mexico? [closed]

The USA has states, counties, and cities. How are Mexico's territories split up, hierarchically? It also has states and cities, but does it have an intermediate-level political unit? Where might I ...
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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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Clip and ship by a queried layer extent and by user defined extent

I am trying add a functionality to the clip and ship script. I would also like the users to extract data by the extent of a queried feature layer. For instance, if County = "Alameda" then extract data ...
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Does anyone have aquifer depletion/recharge data for China, India, or any other country that isn't the United States?

Im doing a project for my capstone class in Geoenvironmental Studies and i am having a hard time finding data for aquifers in other countries.
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Industries Database - EPRTR?

I am looking for a coherent , complete (At least EU coverage) and reliable (spatial accuracy) databse for INDUSTRIES I have been checking EPRTR database. Basically, it shows around 24,000 industrial ...
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How do you assign classes to percentage data in a data layer?

As a learning project I need to coneptualize a GIS output for assigning classes to data in a raster layer. In this case i have the unemployment rates for relevant magisterial districts in my ...
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Shapefile of European Parliament constituencies?

Is there any shapefile (or similar vector data set) of European Parliament electoral constituencies? Some countries (e.g. Germany) are basically one constituency, but others (e.g. UK) are not. Is ...
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What are the ways we can control the quality of a DTM?

I imagine that for DTM obtained from Stereoscopic procedures or interpolation from a set of topographic points a comparaison with the original data can help, but what for DTM obtained from Remote ...
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Cannot register a Feature dataset

I am having an issue trying to register a dataset, and being able to edit a featureclass within it. I am new to SDE so please bear with my explanation. I read online you cannot register a feature ...
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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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How to sum the values for bins with the same location?

I have two maps in csv form, each has a latitude, longitude, and value column. Since not all the positions in one map are in another map, is there any way in QGIS to display a new map which only shows ...
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Where/how can I find/buy/make building footprints for Kent County, MI (Grand Rapids, Wisconsin, etc)?

I'm in big trouble and need help. I'm really hoping someone in the Stack Exchange community is feeling particularly helpful and will go the extra mile for me. I'll owe you one in whatever medium you ...
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Where can I get the location of all Universities and Colleges in North America?

This seems fairly straightforward but I'm having trouble finding the right data. All I need is the name, address, and lat long of all universities and colleges in North America. I've come across a ...
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Advice on using CityGML data and GIS

I'm looking for advice on how best to use the CityGML data-structure and GIS (preferably ArcGIS/QGIS). I've read through their website and wiki and saw a list of software here that can be used to view ...
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Remove unneeded columns from geographic data file?

I have some GML data that has some unneeded columns in it. I'd like to remove these columns in order to reduce the file size. (To clarify: I mean that the file has many points in it, and each of these ...
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Download Airports from OSM

Is there any way to download all airports in Europe from OSM? What I'm looking for is the Airport perimeter, (lines or polygons, dosn't matter) I know that I could download all Europe, and then ...
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QGIS 2.0 Howto copy raster data from a QgsRasterDataProvider to an OpenCV matrix

I'm hacking the half day arround a problem and that I' thought it was simple one. I'm using C++ (QtCreator) QGIS 2.0 und openCV2 on an 64 bit Workstation runnig Debian Wheezy. The Application I try to ...
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Data providers equivalent to USDA/NRCS/FSA Common Land Unit (CLU)?

For one of my agricultural projects, I really need reasonably accurate field boundaries for fields in the US, specifically Iowa right now but later, other similar states. The USDA/NRSC/FSA Common ...
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Where can I find Canadian postal code geometries?

Where can I find the shapefiles for Canadian postal codes?
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How to document field properties of attribute in shapefile?

I would like to document within ArcGIS how the values for specific shapefile attribute fields were derived or obtained. Is it possible to input and export this information as a report with ArcGIS 10? ...
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Canada FSALDU 6-digit Postal Code Data Providers

I have been looking into finding point data for the Canadian 6-digit postal code (FSALDU). I have come up with 3 sources so far, 2 being far more expensive than the other. After speaking with the ...
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Raw State Data on Health and Social Outcomes

I am looking for raw health and social outcome data (poverty, obesity, education levels, etc.) by state. I would like to download it as a csv or excel file. It needs to have the state fips listed in ...
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Problem with MIF/MID allignment

After creating a rather large map in MapInfo using US Census Tiger data and exporting it to the MIF/MID format, it appears the files are no longer properly aligned. When I try to open the MIF/MID in ...
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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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What free programs should every GIS user have installed?

Note: This question is specifically about installed, desktop software. There is another question specifically about free cloud-based software and services. I'm not necessarily referring to ESRI ...
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Is there an average size for British postcodes?

Is there an average size for British postcodes? Or a method of determining the size for a particular British postcode? Thanks. Considering creating a related program and this would be valuable ...
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Quickest method for determining which postcode is 2 miles north of original postcode? [duplicate]

What is the Quickest method for determining which postcode is 2 miles north of original postcode? For instant L17. I know how to determine the distance between 2 points as below, but the above ...
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Hard to get my head around, generating average price for houses in each quadrant

I'm able to determine the average price of houses sold in a particular area (like the squares on image below) dependent upon postcode. Although I can generate the average sale price for a particular ...
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Is there an automatic function in QGIS to package all shapefiles in a project for transferability?

In my project, I use a lot of geodata from different directories. Now I want to give the QGIS project to a colleague (eg on a CD). Is it possible to copy the shapes from different directories ...
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How do I filter unique values using a definition query on a File Geodatabase?

Is there a way to filter unique values only from a column in ArcMap using definition query? i.e to use a Definition Query to filter out just those values which occur only once. In a Personal ...
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Where can I find GIS data about NYC's combined sewers (CSO) that's free to use?

I've located two sites that display the data that I'm looking for, but both lack exporting functions. OASIS NYC and maps.nyc/gov Otherwise I can't locate this data anywhere in a format I can use in ...
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Searching free data source: Shapes of counties worldwide

I want to create a map with openlayers, that contains a vector layer, with all "counties" of all countries of the world. "County" doesn't mean any strict political term here. I just want to split the ...