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Divisions of the earth's surface created to collect, organize, or depict information.

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Seeking Free Shapefile of European Countries?

I do not seem to be able to find a free shapefile of the European countries. This is the kind of map I am looking to populate with my own data using ESRI ArcGIS: The Eurostat website only seems to ...
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Looking for political maps (administrative division)

I'm looking for an interactive map that shows ONLY administrative divisions of a country. I need to personalize it so when the user clicks a region, the map shows some information about it. If it ...
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How can I geocode to a shape instead of a coordinate?

Geocoding to a shape instead of a point The project I'm currently working on is Find-A-Record. We are geocoding genealogical record collections and storing them in a spatial index (browse our blog if ...
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Finding municipal-level administrative boundary data for India? [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to find a shapefile with boundaries of Indian municipalities? I have tehsil boundaries as for year 2001, but I would like boundaries of municipalities and, ideally, also ...
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How to import country administrative boundaries from OSM Planet to PostGIS Polygons

I need to import all world countries as polygons or multipolygons into PostGIS. Specifically, I need the administrative boundaries that are like this orange bubble around the actual land borders. I'...
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Where can I find a shapefile for the coastline of North America?

I am looking for a shapefile representing the coastlines of North America, such as something like this: http://www.diva-gis.org/gdata Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Labeling edges/borders of polygons using ArcMap?

How would I label polygon features, such as Counties, by its edge in ArcMap 10.1? This is similar to what one might find in a street atlas. For instance, have there are two counties (Lamb and Castro)...
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What dataset contains a complete location hierarchy from continent down to city (or perhaps postal code)?

I'm looking for a dataset that contains a complete hierarchical geographic representation of the world. Basically, I want names, boundaries, relationships ("is a member of"), ISO codes, and more for: ...
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Get a list of all countries and their states?

I'm searching for a data set that contains the country information (Name, ISO 2 char, ISO 3 char, ISO number, ...) and other data. Also I'm looking for all states for each country including their ...
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Missing Scottish Administrative Data in OS Opendata sets

I'm not sure if this forum is really the correct place to ask, but impertinence would lead me to believe that there may be some one on here that may know the answer. I'm using the Ordnance Survey Open ...
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Geographic locators within Polygons

I have a list of geographic locators and a boundary file. In QGIS, is there any way merging them together to create a lookup saying this boundary contains these locators? Not the number the actual ...
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Seeking spatial data for very specific administrative boundaries in Ontario

I was wondering if anyone might know where I can download the rectangular administrative boundaries shown in the image below. I have highlighted one of them in red. On the image, you can see that ...
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Extracting or categorizing shared boundaries of polygons QGIS

I would like to recreate the style in this Wikipedia Locator map, where there are three distinct styles for boundaries: Coastline (thin blue line) High-level administrative land-border (thick grey ...
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Historical GIS data

I am looking for geographical boundaries of the Pale of Settlement - a region of Imperial Russia in which permanent residency by Jews was allowed in the 19th century Will manage with most formats
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Where can I find Ethiopian electoral constituency and district (woreda) boundaries data?

I am a PhD student in Development Studies in Oxford. I'm trying to find a map of the Ethiopian electoral boundaries. These are not the same as the district (woreda) boundaries - districts can be in ...
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Map of Russia's administrative divisions

I'm looking for a map of the administrative divisions of Russia, on a rather local level. In Seeking polygon files corresponding to Russian Census? is presented a map on different levels, the most ...
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Understanding LSOA and MSOA boundaries (UK)?

I'm currently attempting to do a statistics project summarising data across UK administrative boundaries, in particular Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LSOAs) and Middle Layer Super Output Areas (...
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OSM administrative polygons : what is the current worldwide coverage?

Does OSM have a summary view of its administrative polygons coverage worldwide for each administrative level ? NaturalEarth have Countries (L0), and subdivisions (L-1) with complete (100%) coverage. ...
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v.generalize does not affect some boundaries

All in all, I would describe myself as a QGIS (3.12.2) beginner and have now contact with GRASS (7.8.2) for the first time. I want to simplify the boundaries of my polygons considering the topology. ...
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Extracting country's administrative hierarchy from OpenStreetMap

I would like to extract all the cities along with their administrative hierarchy within a country. I was thinking to use a mix of tag and geom information since tags are often inconsistent/incomplete:...
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Where can I find a national MLS boundary dataset for the US?

Every 6 months or so I continue to revisit a topic I have never found an answer for. What I am looking for is some type (ANY TYPE) of national map which outlines the boundaries of each of the 1000+ ...
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Keys for merging US state/county ANSI's with GADM Unique identifiers?

I've got county-level data from USDA NASS, and I want to merge it with gridded climate data. A preliminary step is the associate the counties with the coordinates of their centroids. If I merge by ...
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Districts of Israel - free source

Do you know of any free GIS sources of the Israeli administrative divisions: districts (mechozot, מחוזות) and subdistricts (nafot, נפות) which rely on official government information? I heard there ...
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Where to find Vietnam administrative level 4 shapefile?

I am new to mapping, and would like to make a custom map using Vietnam's administrative boundaries shape file. I found a great source at gadm.org, but it is licensed for non-commercial use only. I ...
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Conflicting boundary information

When I query, for example, the Germany Boundary Commission, and the Austrian Boundary Commission, for boundary information, I am getting conflicting data sets. Is there a resolution method for this?
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Number of Eastern Africa countries [closed]

Are Rwanda and Burundi part of "Eastern Africa countries" or "East African countries". Some sources are differing.
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Splitting area polygons into line segments in QGIS for using to edit OpenStreetMap

I've got the following vector Shapefiles (not .shp format but some .xml formats): .gml-File of Linz, .xsd-File of Linz They represent the areas of the statistcal districts of Linz, Austria. I want to ...
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Extra detailed bounding polygon from many geometric points

I have a database of around 100,000 postcodes each with lat/lon which I have converted to geom type in PostGIS. Each postcode also has one of 5 "regions". I wish to generate an accurate bounding ...
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How to get id of admin regions in Norway in OpenStreetMap?

I need to get the id of the relations that are administrative (boundary: administrative) that have admin_level equal to 7 in Norway. Is there any way to get them?
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How to add ward info in osm buildings

i have buildings data from osm and ward boundaries. i need to find which building lies in which ward and add that information in the building data. I prefer use osm output format. INPUT: <way ...
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Where can I find an administrative boundary shapefile for Monaco? [duplicate]

I am looking for an administrative boundary file (preferably in ESRI shapefile format) for the divisions of Monaco namely: Condamine Fontvieille Jardin Exotique La Rousse Larvotto Les Moneghetti ...
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Seeking Singapore postal districts boundaries? [duplicate]

Does anyone know where to get GIS data for Singapore postal boundaries? I need a shape or KML file which I can then overlay onto google maps to show a neighbourhood break down of Singapore.
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Where can I find shapefiles for OECD Regions?

Does anyone know where shapefiles for OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Regions might be found? The regions are defined in this document: http://www.oecd.org/regional/...
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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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How many levels for administration divide?

Excuse my ignorance, I just want to know how many levels for boundaries divide in a global level? What's Admin 4 btw?
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Given (lon,lat), how can I quickly retrieve the containing administrative region?

Given a coordinate (lon,lat), I'd like to retrieve the containing administrative region (state/province level) for an offline mobile application. The method employed needs to be fast/efficient. ...
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How can I color code national vs subnational boundaries in QGIS?

I'm trying to make a regional map of West Africa at the subnational level. I can't seem to figure out how to distinguish the subnational and national boundaries - right now, they're all black, and I'd ...
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Ecuador Census Data

I am looking for Ecuador census data (digital GIS if possible) at the sub-parroquia (parish) level. The geographies and the tabular data would be great but at this point I am mostly in need of the ...
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Seeking City boundary shapefile of Podgorica (Montenegro)? [duplicate]

I work with QGis 2.18.1 in Austria and need the city boundaries of Podgorica which is located in Montenegro. Do you know where I can get or download it for free?
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Convert Japan Administrative Boundary Data to Shapefile

I've downloaded Administrative Boundary data from the Japan MLIT (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport), but it is in an XML based format referred to as JPGIS or KSJ. Are there any scripts, ...
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Extract Administrative Boundaries into OSM poly Format

I need to extract some administrative boundaries from big OSM extract, and put them in .poly file. Are there any tools for this task? I've tried Perl script by Gary68 (http://svn.openstreetmap.org/...
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What is a UK boundary shapefile available for download via persistent URL (for cURL) with parish-level detail?

I'm in the process of generating a series of choropleth maps for a journal article and am writing this up in R as an .Rmd. My aim is to set this up as reproducible research, that is in a form which ...
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Trying to limit my shapemap to state boundary lines in R

I have a feeling I'm either trying to do this incorrectly, or I'm just not searching for the correct terms, but I cannot figure out how to do what I want to do. I am trying to plot the ranges of fish ...
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Extract administrative boundaries

I'm looking to create maps of administrative boundaries. Sometimes nested. For example I want to create shapefiles or geojson-files for all the countries in the world, including states in the US and ...
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Randomly distributed cases according to census data

I'd like to randomly place a point within a geographic boundary with the caveat that I would like to use census data so that points are randomly placed according to population density (i.e. more ...
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Seeking Postcode Boundaries for 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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Administrative boundaries missing in OSM and/or Maperitive?

I'm lost trying to render maps with administrative boundaries using OSM and Maperitive. For some cities, e.g. Mexico City, there are boundaries. But, e.g. for Belo Horizonte, there are none, at least ...
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Finding administrative boundaries in Guinea using OSM

I am trying to map the quarters (neighborhoods) in the city of Conakry, Guinea. As far as I can find, OMS contains information on the location of each quarter, and displays this with a point in the ...
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Update query does not affect any rows, privileges are set to public and allow all actions

I've been trying to update a column of integers called level_dept in a table called adminboundaries within the sql query tool on pgadmin3 and the query runs and finishes with a lot of lag, but 0 rows ...
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Seeking Nigeria administrative boundaries

I am looking for Nigeria administrative boundaries (0-3) level especially the 3 rd level which is called "senatorial districts". Where can I find these?
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