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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 ...
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Troubleshooting with Tiger for d3 — is this the wrong projection? Why's it look like this?

UPDATE: Solved, sort of … I downloaded the file afresh and tried feeding it through ogr2ogr and topojson again … and wouldn't you know … after a while it worked. I think I was possibly not setting an ...
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Looking for a complete list of cities by state, with area code

Our company is working on moving our sales assignments from area codes to ZIP codes, and we need some kind of dataset to help move existing assignments to the new system. Does anyone here know where ...
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Proper projected coordinate system for Minnesota for measuring areas

I have seen in ArcGIS many different State Plane systems for Minnesota (location coordinates in WGS84: 44,07 lat/-94,61 long) within the Projected Coordinate system group: NAD 1983 (CORS 96) ...
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What type of data is available at the “census block” level? [duplicate]

I'm curious what is available at the 'Census Block' level, the finest scale. I found this dataset: http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2010/TABBLOCK/2010/ It contains HOUSING10 and POP10, ...
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Where could I download Income data at the Block Group level… census data [duplicate]

Where could I download Income data at the Block Group level, actually I'm not sure where or how to download it at the tract level either. I would be interested in the most recent data that is ...
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USA County level, detailed OpenStreetMap basemap in tiff?

Is there any way to get detailed (close zoom) OSM tiffs at the county level in the USA? I would like to use them as basemaps for a class I am teaching in GIS, using QGIS. I know about (and love) the ...
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GIS data on Lewis & Clark expedition?

I'm looking for historians' best estimate of the location of the Lewis & Clark expedition at each date during the trip, in a machine-readable format (e.g. that I could use in a GIS system). ...
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Is there a way to get accurate daily U.S. populations? [closed]

I suppose you could interpolate from the Census data, but I am interested in a data feed that has accurate DAILY total population of the U.S. The finer the granularity, the better (so if there was ...
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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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Get house addresses within polygon?

Is there a data source/service for the USA where, if we provide a polygon, it provides the addresses of all houses contained within it? I just want to know if this type of functionality or similar to ...
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Finding equivalent API-supported data to the 2000 Census

I'm having some difficulty choosing Census datasets for a project that involve various SES measures at the block-group level. I'll be looking at things like median household income and percentage of ...
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Row-crop field boundaries

I'm on the hunt for field boundary coordinates in the US in the form of GeoJSON, a Shapefile or any structured format that I can use to overlay on a map. I've tried looking at the US Department of ...
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ArcGIS WGS84 Web Mercator Vs. WGS84 UTM zone 15N: Very different distance dimensions

I am working in ArgGIS 10.1 with a field (raster layer in tif format) in which I have placed two points (.shp layer). I have two versions of both layers, resulting four layers: one tif+shp set in CRS ...
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Geographical media coverage map - USA

I'd like to know if there are some maps giving the geographical coverage of the media publication, for example, a map giving the counties or even the cities where local newspapers are sold, and a map ...
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Determining projection of Texas county shapefile?

I have a Shapefile of San Jacinto County in Texas. It thinks it is NAD83 UTM Zone 15N, but the dataset isn't jiving with any other dataset. Max X: 1,073,721 Max Y: 11,223,970 Min X: 895,728 ...
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Question about projected coordinate systems 30m DEM for Contiguous US

What is the best Projected Coordinate System (PCS) for the contiguous US (whole, not parts) if I want to maintain distance and area accuracy as much as possible across a nationwide DEM dataset? I'm ...
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Getting a list of zip codes with its adjacent zip codes

I need a list in the form of adjacency list that contains all zip codes in the United States that each has a list of adjacent zip codes. I tried searching for it on the internet. Many of them only ...
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Does the NED use geocentric or geodetic latitude?

What kind of latitude does the National Elevation Dataset (NED) use? Geocentric or geodetic or something else? I can't find the information anywhere on their site (http://ned.usgs.gov/index.html) or ...
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Setting the Geometry with sql query

I am trying to merge data from a U.S. states shapefile with data on each state. I used this SQL query which is supposed to work: SELECT * FROM child_poverty_by_state UPDATE child_poverty_by_state ...
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What projected coordinate system to use for whole of USA? [duplicate]

I need to determine a projected coordinate system for a wide area that exceeds more than one zone? For Example: If I want to give US a UTM projection which zone will be represent the whole US? ...
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Using American Fact Finder to download data for all block groups in a state at at time?

I am having issues using the advanced search on the American Fact Finder to download census block data for a whole state at a time. The best option that it gives me, when trying any route, is to ...
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What is the source of horizontal and vertical striping in USGS DEMs?

When processing 30m and 10m DEM data downloaded through the National Map Viewer from the National Elevation Dataset, we noticed horizontal and vertical striping not only in the produced results, but ...
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Census data 5-year estimate for the United States

I am looking to download demographic data 5-year estimate based on census tract for the whole United States. The census website has the information, however, it does not let me to select the whole ...
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How do you bring a DOQQ into your dataframe

I have a DOQQ aerial photo that is orthorectified. I would like to bring it into the dataframe to digitize building and streets and create feature layers.
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Choosing projection to use for Least-Cost Path analysis at continental scale?

I am trying to find least cost paths from the southern USA to the Great Lakes region (for example). My resistance layers are currently in an equal area projection but I'm wondering if I should convert ...
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Which projected coordinate system should be used for mapping the US?

I'm on a project requires integrating data for all states in the US. It means I have two roadway datasets and I'm going to assign the attributes of roadways in one dataset to the same roadways in the ...
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Insanely large house numbers in TIGER data

I'm parsing the US TIGER data and I'm coming across huge house numbers. example: 10100005 Thousand oaks drive, st johns, florida Google maps, and open street maps - nominatim says this is valid! Im ...
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Creating a custom Lambert Conformal Conic projection in ArcGIS 10.1 and/or 10.2.2

referring to the table below, I am trying to use the values on the left from another program that uses different terms for the parameters of a custom projection. I just wanted to make sure that ...
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Standard for identifying cities?

I was doing a research project a little while ago and found out about FIPS 6-4 which is used to identify counties in the United States. I also understand that this standard is a bit out of date. Is ...
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Looking for lat/lon for county seats

I'm currently designing a map for methamphetamine labs in my state. Ideally what I need is the center lat/lon coordinates for each county in my state or the lat/lon coordinates for each county seat. ...
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Loading Tiger & ACS Data Into CartoDB

Does anyone have experience loading the pre-joined TIGER shape files and ACS 5 year data files by block group into CartoDB? I have downloaded the data from ...