GIS data that is created and/or maintained by a government agency and is freely available to the public for download. Some jurisdictions may charge a small fee for reproduction and delivery of the data on physical media (CD/DVD, USB hard drive).

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Where can I find official Land Use/Land Cover GIS data for Ecuador?

Right now I'm specifically looking for Land Use/Land Cover data but things like roads and soils would be handy in the future as well. In the U.S. my source for nationwide LULC data would be the ...
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Public Geoserver preview via third-party website?

A few years ago I remember seeing a website that would connect to a public Geoserver offering and allow you to preview all available layers overlaid on a Google Maps or similar base layer. Does ...
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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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a hosted service to scrape and parse xml content and map it?

I am looking for a solution to map (on the web) some public data without scraping it first, esp. repeatedly scraping it to check for updates. Is this easy to do or only the data source itself can ...
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How do I determine if a road is privately owned or not? (USA)

I'm working on a project where it matters greatly whether or not a piece of land is on a private road or not. Google Maps in many cases takes private roads (in, for example, master-planned ...
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Public PostGIS Server available?

can anyone point me to a (if possible at all) list of public PostGIS Servers, where one can set up it's own database/tables ? It's just that I would need a PostGIS 24h on, while dont having these ...
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Where can I download public data set, especially shape file? [closed]

The places I know include: http://www.weogeo.com/ http://geocommons.com/ http://koordinates.com/ Any other suggestions?