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If you don't mind creating your own application you could make use of the natural earth data (http://www.naturalearthdata.com/). The quality is excellent and breaks down to state-/province-level. Additionally, the data has a lot of attribute information.


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At 10.1, The Maplex for ArcGIS extension functionality has been moved into the core ArcGIS for Desktop product and is referred to as the Maplex Label Engine. so getting the effect you want is easy. On the Data Frame Properties change Label Engine from Standard label Engine to Maplex Label Engine. On the Layer Properties go to the Labels tab, ...


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Have you considered looking at this free tutorial run by esri? You are asking about functionality that is all described in the Help.


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This looks to me like a one degree wide and half degree high sheet layout of topographic maps similar to NTS. Created with QGIS using vector raster. The numbering looks like a combination of West and North coordinates in 1/10 degrees. This map contains an overview of 1:100,000 maps with the same numbering scheme: ...


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For the US - What about the NOAA Shoreline site? Specifically the Coastal Geospatial Data Project. EDIT: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center GSHHS Dataset does cover the whole world. And here are some other sources at marinegis.com


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Cloudmade have the US coastline in Open Street Map in shapefile format - coastline included. There is no quick way to extract Coastline from Open Street Map currently so you will have to download the entire data-set and extract what you want. http://downloads.cloudmade.com/americas/northern_america/united_states#downloads_breadcrumbs


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check this link http://www.geohive.com/cntry/ecuador.aspx for the census data (1990,2001 and 2010) this one http://www.fao.org/geonetwork/srv/en/metadata.show?id=1174&currTab=simple for the admin limits By the way it is better to add the info that you are looking for the admin regions called "Parishes". These are third-level administrative units of ...


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You might want to try using GEOS, a C++ port of the Java Topology Suite: http://trac.osgeo.org/geos/ You were on the right lines with a bounding-box check, but the even smarter way is build a spatial index which means you can do better than O(n) for that first pass. GEOS can build spatial indexes for you. I'm wondering what mobile platform you're ...


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i dont think info like this in free GIS sources existe. you can try to use arcscan to scan a map and make it a shp file. http://gis.cbs.gov.il/shnaton57/all_israel-2006.pdf we did something like this to a map of tel aviv in a gis-database course in baraln


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Have you tried the LIO Metadata portal? Search for Crown Land Use Atlas and you'll find a couple of items that may be what you're looking for.


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The perl script by Gary68 is outdated, because Openstreetmap has skipped the 32bit limit on node numbers, and Gary68 does not maintain his scripts anymore. You can use osmconvert and osmfilter to query extracts, or use Overpass API to request the live database. The Openstreetmap wiki will guide you through both. EDIT ...


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You may instead want to produce a Concave Hull (that is, replace ST_ConvexHull with ST_ConcaveHull as well as possibly experimenting with tweaking the second and third optional target_percent and allow_holes parameters). It may still be disappointingly simple depending on the target_percent you set, but it will most likely be closer to the ideal shape you ...


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Take a look at OpenStreetMap. And Gis Center at Hebrew University too. You may need to contact them by email.


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Is the data from Global Administrative Areas of any use to you? You can find the dataset for Israel here: Global Administrative Areas - Israel


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Humanitarian Response has Woreda boundaries listed under admin_level3.zip (i.e. Administrative Boundaries > Most Recent Known Changes > admin_level3.zip). The attached image shows the Woreda boundaries.


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Check if http://www.gadm.org/ has the wanted subdivisions. Also consider contacting their government if all else fails.


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You can use the Spatial Tools 'Analysts Tools' in QGIS This Guide 'Tutorial: Spatial Analysis - Points in Polygon ' is a good example how to do 'Points in a Polygon' http://qgis.spatialthoughts.com/2012/02/tutorial-spatial-analysis-points-in.html


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What you are trying to do is to Reverse geocode information. Since you'are going offline only you have imho two options: 1) Incorporate to your software a portable spatial db (eg. spatialite) loaded with the data you want. 2) You can use any reverse geocoding data dump (eg GeoNames data dump) as reference for your program (more info) Either options I ...


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The US Department of State’s Humanitarian Information Unit recently released a new data set, the Large Scale International Boundaries. Available at https://hiu.state.gov/data/data.aspx


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The reference coastline data that OSM uses (at different scales) might be useful: http://tile.openstreetmap.org/world_boundaries-spherical.tgz # (50M) http://tile.openstreetmap.org/processed_p.tar.bz2 # (227MB) http://tile.openstreetmap.org/shoreline_300.tar.bz2 # (46MB) The processed_p shapefile is the highest-detail coastline data for the entire world, ...


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For administrative boundaries, look at GADM database of Global Administrative Areas Select India, and choose "level 3". Edit: here's a screen grab of the resulting KML file, looks like it matches the link you provided, but GADM has it for the whole country.


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Admin boundaries below the taluka level are available only in the District Census Handbooks (where a map is given for each taluka or CD block). These taluka/CD block maps contain village and town boundaries (not boundaries of wards inside towns). These maps are not very accurate (spatially): our attempt to digitize and georectify these maps produces layers ...


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Courtesy of a small amount of linking from this lovely article http://mapgubbins.tumblr.com/post/40533148684/open-data-or-not-a-hard-look-at-the-scottish-data-zone I eventually found http://data.opendatascotland.org/themes/geography NB the OpendataScotland site is experimental only- it may well disappear in December 2014


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Cool project! You might take a look at MapIt: Global: MapIt is a service that maps geographical points to administrative areas. This edition is based on source data from the totally amazing OpenStreetMap project, so add your boundaries there if they’re missing. If you’re in the UK our MapIt UK with open Ordnance Survey data will probably be more useful. ...


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Please check out Natural Earth Data and DIVA-GIS might be helpful for you.


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I don't think that there is a single rule for administrative units globally, because of the history of the country and the differences in terms of population density, size and governance. In Europe, the standard divisions are the NUTS and there are three levels. But as you can see on Wikipedia , not all countries have the three levels. Furthermore, the ...


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This is what you need: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_administrative_divisions_by_country Admin 4 is a Administrative 4 Level Boundary. United States is structured as follows: Admin 0 - Nation, Admin 1 States along with Federal District (DC), Admin 2 - Counties & Independent Cities, etc Sometimes these are straight forward, but sometimes ...


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When looking at Nominatim's internal representation for Waynesboro you can see that there is an administrative boundary for Waynesboro and also for Augusta county, both having the same admin_level. This might confuse Nominatim. One possibility might be to fix the relation for Augusta county by adding the relation for Waynesboro with the role inner. This ...


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You can use overpass-turbo to get boundaries from OSM: http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/1lX . But it looks like there is nothing in Guinea.


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Just an idea, what about a raster approach? Your whole region would be a raster grid instead of polygons. Instead of a point in polygon operation, you would just: Convert lon lat to pixel/cell coordinate Retrieve pixel/cell value Check for corresponding state/province on lookup table. There would a a corresponding loss in precision though but I think it ...



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