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Coordinate system for the State of California

I need to calculate, for the whole state of California, the hectares per type of crop. To do that, I have to project my layers. Because I need to work with all of the area of California, I think I ...
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Does transforming to a new projection, then back, affect data accuracy?

I have a feature class (South Carolina counties, so a fairly large geographic area) in NAD83 SC State Plane. It needs to be transformed to a second projection (NAD83 UTM 17), then transformed back to ...
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Looking to make a very basic color coded map based on tax rates in US [closed]

I'm new to all of this and frankly have no idea what I'm doing. Does anyone have any recommended program to use for making a basic map of the US that is color coded based on tax rates?
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Choosing projection to make Arizona look “normal”?

I am having issues projecting my AZ state boundary from looking like this: to looking like this: I found that I could use the U.S. National Atlas Equal Area to get the shape I want, but when I ...
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Annual Precipitation Data Sets

I am looking for annual precipitation maps for Minnesota and South Dakota. Preferably in a raster or polygon format. Basically, something I can spatially tie to data in a large database. I have been ...
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Using USGS data in 3ds max/ps/vue etc

I'd like to use USGS data in other software to produce 3d terrains. Ideally I would use IMG format as its most common from what I see. But how can I convert it to a 32 bit exr format for usage as ...
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Converting coordinates in Florida, USA?

I have an point location and the information given is: Easting: 519122.06 Northing: 1290630.07 Original thought was it's UTM, but does not appear to be correct because I know the point needs to be ...
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Alaska Series E projection in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to digitize a scanned map that appears to be in the Alaska Series E projection. I have also seen this referred to as Modified Transverse Mercator. While this projection is listed as ...
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need to clip multiple USGS quadrangles in Geotiff format to statewide index in polygon format

I need to trim the collars off of many USGS 7.5 minute quadrangles for a state. I have the quads as GeoTiffs and have the polygon boundary for the whole state. I think there are about 1446 ...
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Projection for Calculating Distances in Continental United States?

TL;DR Question: I want to calculate distance from point to edge of nearest polygon for 2,000 points in Continental United States. What is the best projection to use? Full Question: I have two ...
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Determining US zip code location information from first three zip code digits?

I am working on a dataset that comes from survey results. The only location identifying information we have from those who took the survey is the first three digits of the U.S. zip code. How ...
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How to find income data by census tract or block?

I am trying to find a file with income data for every census tract. On the American FactFinder/Census websites, I can find data for each individual state or county but I want all census tracts in ...
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Database of U.S. Buildings

Does anybody know where I can find a database containing all (or a large percentage of) building addresses in the U.S.? I'm particularly interested in commercial properties. Perhaps there's a google ...
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Displaying data from two UTM zones on one map?

With at least some USGS quad maps, maps that overlap into adjacent UTM zones continue to use the same false easting (rather than start at zero in the middle of the map). Is this a required standard ...
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Wireline internet (cable, dsl) availability data source

I'm looking for data on spatial availability of cable, dsl, etc. internet service in Washington State, USA. Mainly interested in the big telco providers Comcast, ATT, etc.
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What coordinate NOTATION would this be?

0558253.7 13083091W The data came in a csv file which was then converted to an xlsx file in Excel. No mention of original coordinate system, and the fields were just named - "LATITUDE" and ...
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How to choose a latitude-longitude among conflicting sources

Suppose you use various geocoding facilities (like Mapquest's API, Texas A&M's, etc.) to get a latitude-longitude pair for a given address in the United States. They give you differing answers, ...
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What is the color standard for roads or Transportation for USA?

Are there color standards for US Transportation roads such as Interstate, County,, Interstate, local, private, state highway and other roads out there ?
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What are the rules/guidelines for what the total population in a US census block group has to be to justify a split?

What are the rules/guidelines for what the total population in a US census block group has to be to justify a split? I'm wondering if the US Census Department has any guidelines about when to split a ...
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How to calculate which US counties border the ocean?

I have a shapefile with boundaries of US counties. I want to figure out one seemingly simple thing - which counties are on the Atlantic ocean? NOAA maintains a list of coastal counties, but this ...
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I'm looking for a shapefile of 1990 Census data for California at the Tract or Block level

Does anyone know if the 1990 Census data is available as pre-joined shapefile? I'm looking for 1990 Tract or Block-level data on Riverside and Kern Counties.
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Search for hillshade for Colorado

I'm looking for a hillshade for the state of Colorado...Prefer less than 10 meters. Prefer they come from either image server or arcgisonline.com that I can download to my computer. Prefer it be ...
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US Census: bivariate chloropleth of total population (ACS 2013) and total jobs (LEHD 2012)

The most recent ACS data available is 2013 and Tiger data is also available for 2013. The most recent LEHD data available is 2012 and the geography crosswalk files join it to Tiger 2010 data. Given ...
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1990 TAZ and 2000 Census Tracts data analysis issue

There is no 1990 CTPP data available at the Census Tract level for my study area. I have 1990 CTPP data by TAZ and 2000 data by TAZ and Census Tract. The TAZ are the smaller areas. I would like to ...
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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 ...