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Looking for smallish raster of global elevation data

I'm trying to find elevation data for the whole globe for a simple mapping application and I'm not having any luck. I really don't want anything fancy, just something like a 4000x2000 raster of ...
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Where can I find a global geocoding dataset based on postal code?

I'm looking to purchase a dataset (with a contract for updates) of postal codes to lat/long and city names for as much of the world as possible. Ideally the data would look like: country_code ...
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Ádvance Python Field Calculator - Global Expressions [duplicate]

I am trying to create a global expression that populates a new field based upon existing values in an attribute table. I am using QGIS Dufour and the Sextante toolbox, and the "Advanced Python Field ...
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Where can I download Real time Traffic and weather data for the world?

Where can I download real time data for traffic and weather? I'd like to use it as an overlay on a mapping service of my choice (eg. Google maps, OpenLayers etc.)
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Is there a name for map projections that produce two disks?

I've seen lots of world maps in the shape of two disks that touch, each one a separate projection of one hemisphere onto a disk -- usually the Western Hemisphere and the Eastern Hemisphere -- so ...
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Projections appropriate for global analysis that preserve area and that preserve distance (but not necessarily in the same projection)

I am looking for a projection (or a set of projections) that decently preserve distances so that I can buffer every country in the world and have a similar level of minimal distortion for each. I ...
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trim a global quadtree by population density?

I'm looking for a way to match people so as to find other members that are 'nearby' - not for those dreadful 'girls near you' ads, don't worry ;_) Of course 'nearby' in the country is a different ...
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Global Geo Api places

I'm looking for a global geoapi for the places. I see Facebook places, google places, simplegeo, factual etc... Why not create an API that includes all places? Free and easily accessible as ...