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Enjoy http://maps.vlasenko.net/soviet-military-topographic-map/ Update: There seem to be some torrent cache's of http://poehali.org/maps/ search at your own risk. Below are some websites with varying degrees of content and geographic coverage. University of Georgia Libraries: http://www.libs.uga.edu/maproom/collections/soviet.html MadMappers.com Africa ...


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No, Google's road data is proprietary and is not distributed in a GIS capable format. This is because Google spends a lot of money keeping their GIS accurate and current, and distributing it for free would allow Google's competitors (e.g. Microsoft, MapQuest, Apple, ESRI) to download it. This would forfeit Google's competitive advantage in the web mapping ...


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Update: I think wget would be better, i just don't use it very often: wget -r -A.zip http://dds.cr.usgs.gov/srtm/version2_1/SRTM3/ Also see for some retrieval wait options (if you want to be courteous): http://superuser.com/questions/178297/wget-terminates-unexpectedly/178326#178326 You could curl the files with a little bit of text editor work. For ...


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How about firing up an EC2 or rackspace instance and installing the EarthExplorer bulk download application: http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/bulk/ You could hit the EarthExplorer service with a POST request to submit jobs programmatically: http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/subscription/submit/ You would need to provide standingRequestName, frequency, ...


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If you just want a nice pre-rendered basemap and you are using QGIS, try the "OpenLayers plugin" from the Sourcepole repository. This plugin allows you to load in many different pre-rendered basemap image layers including OpenStreetMap, Google, Yahoo, and Bing. If you are using QGIS 1.6, be sure to check on the "Enable on the fly CRS transformation" option ...


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I'd recommend using TileMill to generate the tiles, it can save them out to a variety of formats including as mbtiles bundles which can be used for offline applications. Tilemill will give you cartographic control over the maps, and produces beautiful results. Alternatively, you could download the styled data from Cloudmade, the .img files should be full ...


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I don't know if it still works, but a couple of years ago I hacked together a method for downloading the US Seamless National Elevation Dataset in bulk that might work for topo raster maps too. To bypass the map viewer put the coords on the URL like so: ...


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In your example you have a root folder containing many numbered folders. Can you simply: 1) Use python to list the numbered folders: files = ftp.dir() print files 2) Match your polygon feature to the correct folder 3) Open the correct directory ftp.cwd("/numbered_folder") 4) Use your existing code to download the files.


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What about the FREE 24K geotiff DRGs available through the Libre Map Project? All 24K DRGs for all 50 states are available there. They are collared, but I had access to GlobalMapper, which has a nice function that removes collars easily (and surely there are other ways to deal with those). They are filed nicely on the server at the Internet Archive and the ...


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The ArcGIS Engine software development toolkit is included for no extra charge as part of your annual subscription to the Esri Developer Network (EDN). Once you subscribe to EDN, you can download all of the software included with the bundle, including ArcGIS Engine through the Esri Customer Care Portal here: http://customers.esri.com/ For more ...


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Using the Mapquest Open XAPI you can retrieve XML for specific tags within a Bounding Box. using http://open.mapquestapi.com/xapi/api/0.6/way%5Bwaterway=canal%5D%5Bbbox=-77.09307755077849,38.86329811515983,-76.95574844922147,38.92342116108839%5D (based on the OpenStreetMap setup) ...


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Try Maperitive. You can export larger areas of OSM Web map of your choice and you can even render your own using OSM vector data and a custom stylesheet. And it's much easier to use than Mapnik. Here's a sample of a large CycleMap export: And here's in original size: http://www.flickr.com/photos/breki74/4457435423/sizes/o/in/photostream/ Note that large ...


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Another way would be to use Maperitive's generate-tiles command. Note: "couple of GBs" could be an optimistic estimate. Also note that Web tile servers usually don't pre-render all high-zoom tiles (like those for level 17) because a very small number (less than 1%) of them is actually ever used (requested) by browsers. So you'd probably need a way to ...


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Options Buy a commercial product- TeleAtlas or Navteq (Google now use TeleAtlas - originally it was a mix of both) Google do provide Downloadable data but only for MapMaker Countries https://services.google.com/fb/forms/mapmakerdatadownload/ shapefile or KML format: (Mapperz did a blog about this in April 2009 ...


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To acquire NAIP for Oregon that includes the NIR band you must contact the OGEO office directly (gisgis.state.or.us or 503-378-2166). The NIR is not available on the download site. When you refer to "historic" NAIP including the NIR band you are going to be somewhat out of luck. Many states still do not include NIR in their contracts and the USDA-APFO ...


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The XAPI is a good way of going about it. If you have some time to kill and a speedy computer, you can experiment with doing your own extracts from the full Planet (http://planet.openstreetmap.org). The tool to use for that is called Osmosis (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Osmosis/Detailed_Usage), and you can use its tag filter feature to pull just the ...


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You need to Login to the ESRI customer care portal and then navigate to Products & then download the ArcGIS Server Web Adapter. Please check Web help and the installation video You need to download first Web Adaptor and then apply Service pack 1 thanks..


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The USDA Data Gateway has layers available for 1:12k quad footprints. Not sure if you can fetch the whole U.S. or not, but you can get them by state. Also, you can drag a custom AOI onto the map and get some pretty big chunks it looks like.


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Funny enough, I have been running into the same issue tonight and fixed it in this commit Reason The problem is not related to the server or size, but happens due to a network timeout which by default does not take into account, that data is actually being transferred. The above-mentioned commit solves this, so it should be soon in any nightly/master ...


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I believe if you go up a level by clicking Parent Directory you can access the Geodatabase.zip link and download from there. You can extract the zip file and see the contents there. This method will only be useful if you are using this data for desktop purposes and not coding.


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I realize this is an old question, and you may have an answer. The problem is that ZIP codes are defined by the Postal Service and change constantly. Also, Census wants geographies to be continuous, integral, and comprehensive; the ZIP code is none of these. At its heart, it is a list of addresses and not an "area." Census does realize, however, that many ...


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Suggestion: Use the OpenStreet Map Static API It is easy to add your own content without all the fuss of download and self-rendering if you just want the OSM Tiles with your walking routes Very Basic Examples of OSM tiles with Paths (lat/lng values) on Red Markers ...


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You can use Maperitive to download SRTM tiles automatically and unzip them. Just zoom in/out to the area of your interest and it will download all the required tiles to your disk. And best of all, it's free. Here's a sample hillshading + hypsometric rendering generated using SRTM tiles in Maperitive:


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If the main Toporama WMS site is unavailable, www.AlaskaMapped.org has the seamless canadian 250k topos scanned from NTS paper maps under the BDL Extras service (also see here). In the online map browser it's called the SDMI.Topo layer. Toporama is is more up to date, has better resolution (1:50k) and let's you grab/leave-out certain layers while Alaska ...


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You can download edit layers from arcgis.com: Under your My Content page click on your map that has the edit layer Click on the drop down on the Open button under your map and select Download to ArcGIS 10 for Desktop This will download a ArcGIS Info Package which you can double click on within your Computer to open ArcMap. Your data should be stored in a ...


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These can be found here. These were found via the wonderful ShareGeo website: http://edina.ac.uk/projects/sharegeo/content.html Edit - they can be quite slow to load - but do cover the entirety of Great Britain. No coverage for Northern Ireland unfortunately:


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ArcGIS.com has the Canada Topo Map service which mashes together data from a number of sources -- from Canvec (which drives the already mentioned Toporama) to the deprecated National Topographic Database to TeleAtlas. The result is a bit disjointed and often inaccurate, at least in the areas that I'm familiar with, but might be okay for your purposes.


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The FTP site is (much faster to get the data downloaded) ftp://ftp2.cits.rncan.gc.ca/pub/ To see them on Google Maps (copy and paste long url) ...


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You can also check out these sites for osm and open gis data. OpenStreetMap Extracts, here OpenStreetMap derived data, here Open GIS data, here GIS Datasets, here in addition to these; Planet.osm/diffs here and here i hope it helps you...


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You can get data on specific types of features such as libraries (not necessarly all of them, but at least a good sample) from Open Street Map. In the case of library, you're looking for things with an amenity tag of library. You can download the OSM data in a lot of ways, but you may find the Overpass API useful. Here is a very simple query you can use: ...



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