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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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Can i get earth quake data from api services?

I am working with environmental application and i am willing to add information about Earth Quake. If Other apis like openweather,accuweather etc have services for earthquake, please let me know. ...
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Finding ESRI JSON polygon rings of all US states?

Is ESRI JSON polygon rings of all US states a pubicly available resource anywhere? I have a xml file with point coordinates that I was planing on writing a quick conversion script for, but I imagine ...
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Pipeline and electric power grid data for Southern California?

Does anyone know where I can find GIS shapefile or other data for the electric transmission line system as well as water/natural gas and other pipeline systems for Southern California? Notably San ...
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Port boundaries for California

I'm interested in finding GIS data for ports in California. I have a point layer but I'm hoping to find polygons for each port. Surprisingly this is proving to be more difficult than first expected.
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US / Mexican border data

I'm interested in locating free GIS shapefile data representing the US / Mexican border. I have found a point layer depicting the border crossing points but I'm interested in a polyline feature ...
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Raster data for maximum temperature

I am looking for raster data for maximum temperature, ideally on a state by state basis (US) to make the file sizes smaller. Data would need to be weekly or daily going back to at least 2010. I ...
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Building customized data set from American Community Survey data?

I am trying to create a database in SQL Server with a customized dataset containing census information from the American Community Survey content available online. I want to show a granularity in my ...
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Equidistant Cartesian projection for NYC

I'm working on a project in which I cluster locations in New York City based on their distance. My dataset contains latitude and longitude and thus I'd like to project it to a 2D Cartesian space in ...
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Georgia (USA) data issues in OSM?

There is an annoying green background feature displayed in the Georgia, USA OpenStreetMap data that doesn't appear in other adjacent states. See: ...
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Depressions in Texas DEM

I am working with the 10m DEMs and see some round depressions in Texas. I found this in two areas of about 12 sq km but do not have the tiles for the areas in between, so the area where I see this ...
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Looking for Employment Density Data: Employees per unit of area by industry by county (USA)

What I'm looking for something like this: http://www.bls.gov/cew/ew07fig20.pdf For those that can't see it, the second page of the PDF has a map of Employment density within manufacturing by county, ...
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FIPS Crosswalk for Census Places

Where can I find a comprehensive crosswalk for FIPS codes at the Place level? I need to match Census Places from different data sets spanning the period 1980-2010, where each data set is using FIPS ...
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Downloading US Census data?

I'm in a introduction course for ArcGIS and I'm just starting to work on my project. I'm trying to create a map showing the relationship between poverty and education. I also want to try and present ...
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Which projection is best for mapping the contiguous United States?

If I wanted to project latitude & longitude data for the contiguous United States (the United States excluding Alaska and Hawaii), which projection would I use? I prefer more accurate distances ...
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Shapefile for US federal judicial districts

I am looking for a shapefile that contains all 94 federal judicial districts (or US district courts). I found one, but it did not have Puerto Rico, Guam, DC or northern mariana islands. Any help ...
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Why does my phone's GPS suffer from “urban canyon” problems in Beijing but not New York?

In a separate question on Travel.SE I asked why my phone's GPS didn't seem to work in Beijing, China. Turns out that it was simply an "urban canyon" problem, and that the GPS did in fact work when I ...
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Which projection should be chosen to model transmission lines across the USA?

I am looking at different options for high voltage power lines in the US. These power lines cross several states. Since in the end the distance is of importance, is the USA Contiguous Equidistant ...
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California State Parcel Data

I am looking for California state parcel data such as owner name, no. of stories, year built etc., for each parcel. I can get to the level that I can browse them in property appraiser site but don't ...
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USA Contiguous Albers Equal Area Conic to miles

My data is in USA Contiguous Albers Equal Area Conic projection. How can I convert the USA Contiguous Albers Equal Area Conic projection to miles?
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Using TIGER/Line shape files, how do I get address coordinates?

I've downloaded addressfeature shapefiles from TIGER/Line on the Census Bureau website. I converted one file to CSV using ogr2ogr. I get the following sample output: ...
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Building footprints of Atlantic city, NJ

does anyone know where to get information of building footprints information on Atlantic city?
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Looking for a source of data for these specific United States Demographics for People and Businesses

Sorry for if I come across ignorant. I usually hangout over at StackOverflow. I'm a developer and a client has specific demographics needs that I'm not sure where to get. I looked at some Census data ...
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Database to get New York City frontages?

I'm looking for a database that gives the length of frontage of an address or gives the information necessary to calculate this for New York City (NYC) or for another large US city. So far I haven't ...
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How to map data from USGS NAS database, using HUC?

I am querying the USGS NAS (Nonindigenous Aquatic Species) database. The collection data for the results that are returned don't include lat/long points, but have an HUC (Hydrologic Unit Code). I have ...
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How can I find company address with Company Name, zip codes and State of Existence?

I need to find the address of the companies located in a particular State with Company name and also zip codes. Example: Company Name: Integrated Care Management Within the following zip codes ...
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What is the smallest US geographic region with income data?

I'm looking for any region that is smaller than block groups. And it doesn't have to be for the whole United States. Does this exist? Does anyone have any ideas? I feel like I saw somewhere that ...
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Sea level rise prediction by zip code in the U.S. coasts

I'm relatively new to GIS data and am working on a project on climate change. I can find online predictions of sea level rise by zip code in the U.S. East, West and Gulf Coasts (for example: ...
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Where can I download 1/9 arc-second elevation data for the Hawaiian islands?

In same spirit as this question, I'd like to know where I can find 1/9 arc-second elevation data for the Hawaiian islands. The USGS national viewer provides 1/9 arc-second data for certain places, ...
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Download US census data profiles?

US census summary file information is available on the census ftp server: ftp2.census.gov/acs2013_5yr but I can't seem to find the data profiles information anywhere. The only source appears to be ...
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Best Road Data (for NE U.S.) for Local Network Analyst

My current network dataset is utilizing North America Detailed Streets Layer Package, however, I would like to try out some other road networks to compare the the results. Would need the road data for ...
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Where can I find open source bulk US DEM or imagery?

I am looking to create terrain hillshading for my maps that contain a small region of the US. I intend to show about eight to ten states at a time (at about ~1:5,000,000 scale). It has been some ...
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US Geological Survey Standard Projection?

Is there a standard or default projection on maps created by the US Geological Survey (USGS)?
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What is the level of error I should expect when using a NAD StatePlane CRS from an adjacent state?

I am adding Georgia data to my GIS database and, unlike the California data I've added, have decided to use my existing EPSG:3361 (South Carolina StatePlane) coordinate reference system for ...
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Dataset in NJ, US

I need datasets in shapefile format including roadbed, building footprint and building roof height for Jersey City, NJ. I checked everywhere I could online. State, county and local GIS departments, as ...
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Looking for the Coords of US Map Boundaries

I am writing a program that needs a list of coordinates for the boundaries of the US. I can only find states individually but not the whole country. This is an example of the boundaries for Alabama. ...
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US Census block group data - field names for feature classes

I may be missing something here, but it seems like getting usable US Census data into a shapefile or feature class is much harder than it used to be. Downloading the Tiger block group shapefiles is no ...
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Why are some places missing from US Census Gazetter data?

I'm looking at the file I downloaded from the US Census here (2010 Census Gaz Places data), and I notice that a lot of cities are missing. For example, Montague, MA is completely missing. However, I ...
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Where can I find hydroelectric generation data for the U.S.?

It is my understanding that the US Army Corps of Engineers has some hydro generation data on their various websites (divisions, districts). For example, there is real-time hydro-electric data ...
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Is there a county-level maps dataset that includes independent cities in virginia?

and thank you in advance for your help. The following code shows the dataset I am working with: library(maps) CountyMapData <- map_data("county") head(CountyMapData) long lat group ...
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Where can I find road attribute and network for New York City?

Is there any possible to find the attribute of each road (such as road capacity, speed, longitude and latitude.) in New York City ? Thanks
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Historic (and current) borders of Miami, FL

I am working from Australia and am new to US mapping and Census data. I am looking for historic boundaries of Miami (FL) from maybe 100-200 years ago. Also current boundaries would be great - what ...
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Resolution of NED (National Elevation Dataset)

I downloaded some DEMs from the USGS with a resolution of 1/3 degrees for different areas in the US. Now I am looking at the files and saw that all DEMs have the same number of columns and rows. I ...
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Where can I find data on Vegetarian Restaurants in the US?

I'm doing a GIS project on Vegetarianism and I'd like to include all of the vegetarian restaurants in the United States. I haven't been able to find anything like it, or even data on all restaurants, ...
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How to plot the US maps with selected locations (longitude and latitude of the locations are known)?

I've been struggling with the following R plotting of the US map and wonder if any of you have suggestions on how the plot should be done. Here is what I have tried: US <- map("state",fill=TRUE, ...
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Now that NationalAtlas.Gov is retired/removed, where is the largest source of public shapefiles for the USA?

I used nationalatlas.gov for many years, downloading various shapefiles regarding water, roads, boundaries, environmental factors, and more. NationalAtlas.gov was a central public site that many GIS ...
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Finding political party affiliation data for the US

My ideal find would be party registration or affiliation down to the household, Congressional district, block, block group or Zip code level for the whole country. I've been sniffing around for a ...
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Regional Large Scale Map Projection Choice

I am currently designing a geospatial product that will be primarily used for large and intermediate scales that cover an entire state of the US or more. The UTM projection would be ideal because of ...
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Looking for Offshore Wind data for Puerto Rico and the USVI

NREL seems the obvious provider for such data but the NREL data download page only provides onshore wind data for this area. NREL even has an offshore wind energy map image for Puerto Rico and ...
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Postcode Shape Files for The USA

I'm using ODL Studio to draw US zip codes, and though I can download the free database and get it to load, I can't figure out how to draw boundaries. The tutorial provided on their site explains how ...