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Is there a established color convention for US Federal Agencies?

Do US Federal Agencies have a convention for coloring the lands under the jurisdiction of each? For example, BLM lands are often yellow, USFS light green, NPS blue or dark green, etc. I've found this, ...
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INSPIRE Regulations and “timeliness”

Firstly, I hope I'm not asking too general a question. I'm being told by one of our public agencies that I can't be given permission to republish a dataset for protected areas in a simple format, ...
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does the census bureau provide clipped / water-bounded files as nice as certain cities?

this question says they do but when i compare what i can find in the cartographic boundary files section of the census bureau's gis page, they don't look as good as certain shapefiles provided by the ...
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GIS files for US Special Districts?

I'm looking for GIS files (shp, geojson, kml...) for US special districts, but I can't find them anywhere. Special districts are single-purpose local governement distinct from counties and ...
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Comparison of open data portal solutions

For many organizations, such as local/county/state governments, providing public access to GIS data is a challenge. Simply knowing what data is available, what it is, who owns and maintains it, and ...
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How can I convert files from a county government to shapefiles?

I work for a company that creates software for multiple listing services and real estate agents. We're expanding our coverage area into a new market, and I've been given some files for two different ...
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What apps offer the best ROI for city government? [closed]

I work in a government agency. At a town hall. I'm looking for ideas and suggestions involving technology and GIS maps. What are the trends that are up in the public sector? What is the relative ...
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To Use or Not to Use Relationship Classes?

I am building a government database from a massive amount of data. Now I am following the standard approach of the ESRI Local Government Data Model, but modified to fits the needs and wants of a ...
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List of US government free GIS data online

The US government publishes a plethora of useful, high-quality GIS data sources online. The data includes: Municipal and international boundaries Classified points of interest Geographic maps ...