Questions tagged [places]

Place is a generic, scale-less term referring to a location or area.

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Calculating Points of Inaccessibility

With limited skills in this area, I'm looking for someone who might be able to help me calculate the Points of Inaccessibility for various regions such as a country like Germany, a state like Florida ...
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Canonical form for romanizations of Arabic town names in Syria mapping to latitude/longitude

Is there a Python package or database source which would allow me to go from various romanizations of Arabic town names in Syria and Iraq to latitude/longitude pair? Here is an example where the left ...
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Recognition of geographic place names

Is there a tool / library / plugin / API that recognizes geographic place names in their various forms (for example: "USA", "United States", "United States of America" would all map to the same object)...
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What parameters are used for calculating a place zoom level

I've been searching for a while how different map engines calculate zoom level for place names. I've found that OSM uses a mixture of type and population of a place, but other engines like Google and ...
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Multi-Lingual Places API

I'm developing a website and I'm looking for a places api (that isn't google!) one which can take a place parameter in any (or most) languages and return me values both in the language I've sent the ...
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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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Looking for a data source for all villages, towns and cities in the world

So, I've been working with Geonames data dumps, but I am finding that they are either not complete enough (cities > 1,000 population), or too complete. Here's an example of being too complete: damaya@...
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What is the file structure of an ArcGIS Place File?

Does anybody know format of .dat file to help with bookmark automation?
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How to translate 1980 US Census Place Code to post 1990 Place FIPS?

US Census PLaces are coded differently pre-1990 and post-1990, after the introduction of FIPS Code. For instance, for Albertville, AL: Pre-1990 : Place Code - PLACEA : 0030 Post-1990: Place FIPS - ...
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Worldwide places reachable by sea/ocean

I'm looking for a list of all populated places(not just big cities/ports) on the world that reside on sea/ocean. The list should contain the place name, latitude and longitude. Does something like ...
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Place names on maps - why big differences between OSM, Bing and Google? [closed]

The following observations are from clicking between Chrome tabs. Managua, Nicaragua: At zoom 12 with Google Maps, I get about 40 place names. At 12 zoom on OSM, I get about 17, and only two of them -...
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How to label only some places instead of all?

How do I turn of some place names, or rather turn on some places names but not the rest. How do I turn of or hide that? I also get a red cross under the place names which I don't like to see. How do ...
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How to get screen coordinate from geographic one?

I need to know, how can I convert some geographic coordinates to the screen one. I want to remind you about desktop coordinates system, how it look like: I've developed soft, which is loading map ...
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Placename matching algorithms and services for geocoding

Are there any placename-specific matching algorithms, routines or services available? By placename specific I mean not just a simple string-difference match, or soundex/metaphone, but something that ...
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Removing Places from OSM [closed]

Doe is exists a way to remove all the places from the OSM map? Also like shops, bars, restorations, hotels etc. I wish to use a maps with a less info. Is it possible to do this from the original OSM ...
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Does OSM2po handle squares and places?

OSM2po is converting data from OSM to postgresql. But how is it handled with places or squares? Not every places, square has pedestrian way routes on it. But for routing I need nodes and pedestrians ...
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ArcMap Geoprocessing Operation to create a layer with incorporated places and, separately, surrounding unincorporated portion of a county?

I am working with TIGER FILES, attempting to use the update (analysis) operation in ArcMap 10.1. The files I'm using are counties, and the incorporated (non-CDP) segment of the places file. I'm ...
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Openstreetmap - retrieve nearby big cities for a given location

I was wondering how I can retrieve places near a given location? For example, if I pass the osm API the location "Paris" is it possible to retrieve all the main biggest cities around Paris within a ...
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Where can I find city area data for the US?

Where can I find (on the site of a US government agency, I assume) raw data for the sizes of cities that I can programmatically process? Data indexed by FIPS place codes (i.e. those found here) would ...
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Place recognition with WiFi [closed]

I'm looking for some algorithm able to better recognize the geometry place only exploiting wi-fi antennas. I read about place recognition is divided in two classes: geometry and fingerprint. I'm ...
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Select more than one place at a time in Google Earth?

I've got a Google Earth .kmz file opened in my copy of Google Earth 6.0.1.2032 running on Mac OS X 10.6.7. There are about 5000 points/"places" in the file and they show up fine. What I would like to ...