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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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You can obtain the line shapefile for the Mexican border from the U.S. Geological Survey website (or click here directly). Scroll down and from the list of Categories, select the Boundaries option. Then from the Int Boundary layer, click the Shapefile link: You will also get the length of each line feature (as the boundary is broken up into segments). ...


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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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You can download world countries from ArcGIS Online and then open the attribute table, select by attribute (CONTINENT = 'Europe') and then right click to export Europe as a new layer. Presumably you can do the same with other global data sets you've found.


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Natural Earth is a great source for free data, including country and state borders, at a variety of scales. You would just need to select European countries using the attribute table.


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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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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. update 16th December 2015 (due to services discontinued) Coastline is available from: ...


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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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The GADM database of Global Administrative Areas has downloadable shapefile up to level four for Viet Nam. One of the best covered country. http://www.gadm.org/


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You can download the "official" EU administrative/statistical units from Eurostat's GISCO service. The vector layers are available as ESRI Shapefiles and Personal GDBs, at different resolutions from here. Note, in order to extract the country level polygons as below, you will need to extract all features based on the following query STAT_LEVL_ = 1 from ...


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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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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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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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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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There is a good data set from Natural Earth that contains countries and their admin units. As far as I remember abbreviations and ISO codes are also included. The data is free and more or less up to date. Have a look: http://www.naturalearthdata.com/downloads/10m-cultural-vectors/10m-admin-1-states-provinces/ Maybe this post is helpful too: Full list of ...


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In order to locate the Pale of Settlement you need to do a search on http://worldmap.harvard.edu/maps/russianempire Go to Add Layers Search 'Pale' Locate the Pale of Settlement view on the map..


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Sometimes INEGI can help! from our side (México), and depends of what you want to do with that, look in this site: http://www.inegi.org.mx/geo/contenidos/geoestadistica/m_geoestadistico_2014.aspx click in "Areas geoestadisticas estatales"


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Unless you have a particular reason for using the boundary commissions, you can get national boundaries from the downloads at Natural Earth (theses include contested areas - if there are any in your area of interest). Go to the link, look under "Large Scale" and then "Cultural" for the files you will need.


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There is a tool that can convert JPGIS data which are in xml format into shapefile data. The tool is named ksjtool, and you can choose between (1) 32Bit or (2) 64Bit, as you can see from the image below: After downloading the file, unzip ksjtool, and install it. Then, open the ksjtool, and you will have two inputs, as you can see in the image below: ...


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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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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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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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