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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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Touristic poi-data (api or dump) with popularity measure

I'm looking for freely available touristic (hotel, restaurants, bars, attractions, etc.) poi-data that have some measure of popularity. With popularity I mean, explicit popularity like on ...
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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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Where can I get free nautical route planner Data?

Please read - and understand - before closing; I do not yet have an answer. Thanks. I made a mistake. I phrased my original question so that it could be answered by recommending an application. It ...
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Advice on colour balancing a SPOT5 ArcGIS Mosaic Dataset

All, I'm working on a project using satellite imagery of a large braided river. I've been provide lots of SPOT5 images (that overlap). I've created a geodatabase, created a mosaic dataset, added the ...
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How to merge SeaWiFS and MODIS data or use other merged products?

I hope to produce a time-series for sea surface temperature (SST) and chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) for use in MaxEnt without the use of arcgis, preferring Python tools to others. I am new to satellite data ...
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Are there any shapefile-based GPS data recorders?

I am looking for a data recorder that can be programmed to send a serial data request to a field computer and then accept and record an incoming data string and tie it to GPS location and then save ...
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Determine the Degree of Data Lossiness when Converting Data

I'm working through some of the ESRI tutorials on Data Interoperability and it briefly mentions the issue of data conversion being a lossy process. Some questions that come to mind are: What is ...
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How is Canada Vector Data (CanVec) hydrology data collected and updated?

Canada is vast and collecting any geographic data must be a monumental task. Natural Resources Canada provides a free access to a comprehensive Canada-wide topographic data now refereed to as CanVec ...
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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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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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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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Geospatial Tools for SketchUp

I was wondering if anyone knows of geospatial tools that work in SketchUp? I know if GeoSketch, which allows a user to import ortho imagery, DEMs, shapefiles and GPS enabled photographs into SketchUp ...
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Custom python datasource to QGIS

I'm working on a homebrew spatial feature data format, and using Python to write it's API. It occoured to me that use some tool like QGIS to display my data would be very nice to have, for debug/test ...
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How to populate ESRI GeoPortal programmatically?

I'm trying to find either some documentation or an example of how to manually populate the GeoPortal metadata datastore. I'm using a MySQL backend. Given a ISO XML file I can manually harvest it but ...
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How does integrate work with point data sets?

I'm trying to combine point data into clusters and I think I've come up with a method that will work for what I want to accomplish. However, I don't understand why it works the way it does and I'm ...
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Creating a sidewalk map for a walkability survey

If I wanted to do my own walkability survey of my city, what tools could I use? I have map data from OpenStreetMap, but I have to consider that streets have two sides (which aren't always accessible ...
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Looking for free tools to automatically generate spatial data catalogue

I've recently inherited a whole bunch of spatial data (mostly shapefiles but some .gdbs) which relate to a bunch of different cities. I'm looking for a way to take an inventory of what data I've got ...
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Weekly raster data for temperature and precipitation in US

I am looking for weekly raster data for US for temperature and precipitation. All the major datasets PRISM, WorldClim etc. are either on a monthly scale or daily scale. I was wondering if anyone has ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Global address datasets for testing?

Are there any free global address datasets I can use to test my geocoding application? I'm looking for a dataset that contains residential addresses from countries around the world. I don't need a ...
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Exporting basemap in ArcMap, similiar to export a dataset

I am trying to export the basemap in ArcMap to use it with my mosaic dataset. I need these 2 to import and work with in Unity 3D. When I am exporting my mosaic dataset consisting of DEM files, I can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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Algorithm to compile Lisiecki stack? (5MM-yr Temperature Record)

I have obtained the Lisiecki stack data from www.lorraine-lisiecki.com/stack.html How do I convert the d18O measurement into a figure for average surface temperature? What is the best algorithm? I ...
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severe thunderstorms warnings dataset for europe

I'm looking at the possibility of using georef data on historic thunderstorms alerts. Does anyone know of a good (free ) source for this information? Thanks in advance
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Heat Map trouble: Is this a data formating problem?

I'm playing with the heat map plugin with QGIS. I've run through QGIS tutorial: http://docs.qgis.org/html/en/docs/user_manual/plugins/plugins_heatmap.html, using the airports data set as explained ...
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Difference Between GLC2000 Versions

What are the differences between the various versions (1 through 5) of the Global Land Cover (GLC) 2000 product? I am going to use northern North America, Europe and Asia (north of 50°N). Is it ...
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Describing weather data in ArcMap area solar radiation analysis

I am writing up the methodology of the analysis I did on solar radiation availability for a city. I used the tool 'area solar radiation' with ArcMap 10, using the time configuration ...
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Data source for 3D buildings (germany)

I'm searching for a data base or webservice, that provides buildings at a level of detail (LOD) of cuboid (length,width,height) or roof, corners, etc or better. The area should cover germany. ...
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Importing GPS coordinates correctly

I am importing a gsx set of waypoints with lat/lon taken in degrees, minutes, and thousandths of a minute. When they are added to my project, the waypoints are not showing up correctly - the ...
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Looking For Free Global Bedrock Geology Data

I've searched around for a freely available global bedrock geology data set, but I have yet to find one. Anyone come across such dataset?
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Level of data available on FactFinder

I am trying to find data at the block level or even block group level for the SF1 files and ACS 2010 or 2009. Just recently, two months ago, I was able to get this data but for some reason I am now ...
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How to maintain schema when copying feature from layer 1 to layer 2, where both layers have same schema?

If I load two unique layers, wherein each layer contains unique data, but both layers share the exact same schema, why is it when I copy a feature from layer 1, and paste it into layer 2, the ...
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Process to load elevation data into Oracle 11G

We have the National Elevation data set from USGS and considering loading it into Oracle (11G) database. Can someone help with the process/steps?
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Street block and Census Block

Study Area: Manhattan Software: ArcGIS 10.0 I'm measuring the street density using Street Network Grain size measure = Number of Street blocks per square mile. I have the NY street network but I do ...
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Open Network Dataset with ArcObjects SDK 10.0 .NET

I develop desktop standalone application and use this code to open Network Dataset, but it fails with HRESULT on datasetContainer3.get_DatasetByName(). public static ...
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Contents of Downloadable Data from ESRI website?

I'm looking for the simple grey basemap to use in a map I'm working on, but want to download it. It's one of the options with their dynamic data. ESRI has no real order on their download page. ...
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Google Earth Canada NTS 1:50000 Overlay

Not that long ago there was a Google Earth kml overlay file (ie. wms-ctis.kml) titled Canada Geographic Names and Maps which included the Overlay Canadian topographic maps. This would allow one to ...
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Where can I get good GIS data with height profile of Malaysia?

I want to create a 3-dimensional map of Malaysia with grass, but first I need the required data. Does somebody know a good source? EDIT: s a final result, I want to make a 3-dimensional map, that you ...