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a grouping of countries/states in the Americas. The UN Statistics Division tells us that South America comprises: Argentina, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela (Bolivian Republic of).

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Seeking atmospheric WMS data for South America and Brazil

I'm working in a environmental project in Brazil and I need to create, if possible, a map service to show atmospheric conditions. I'm looking for a WMS source to show cloud and another atmospheric ...
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What is the resolution of the best publicily available satellite images from the 1970s and 1980s, for the southern hemisphere?

What motivates the question is a neighborhood disagreement involving my parents, that developed as follows: Dad bought a house in early 70s, moved there. The house was adjacent to a vacant lot, used ...
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Orthographic projection for South America in ArcMap

I would like to plot a map using an orthographic projection for South America in ArcMap. The goal is for the final map to look like this: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:South_America_(...
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Choosing projection for mapping both North America and South America

I'm using ArcMap (10.7.1) to produce a map that shows most of North and South America, from approximately 14.0 to 74.0 latitude and -106 to -42 longitude. What projection is recommended for this type ...
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How can I use QGIS 3.8 to work with features from the new Geological Map of South America (2019)?

The Columbian Geological Service has recently uploaded a fantastic new geology map for all of South America: There are multiple file formats available for download. You can work with the map in ...
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Seeking Uruguay or South America DEM or DTM? [closed]

Is there any DEM (Digital Elevation Model) or DTM (Digital Terrain Model) for Uruguay or South America? I am aware of the Renare for Uruguay.
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Choosing South American projection?

I am working on a map of South America (from the top of Chile down to Cape Horn; everything south of 18S). I need to include distance buffers on my map but I am getting confused by which projection ...
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Looking for topographic map of Bogota, Colombia, with elevation contour lines [closed]

I'm looking for a topographic map of Bogota, Colombia; specifically, we want to get the elevation contour lines, and export that layer to CAD. If anyone knows of any free places to find this data, we ...
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Coordinate system for South and North America together?

I am working on project where i need south and north america together and i search for the best coordinate system. I have choosen wgs 1984 but distortion in north part is very big.
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Where to find surface level, monthly wind speed and direction data

I'm looking for monthly averages for wind speed and wind direction at surface level for South America, preferably (but not exclusively) as GIS layers.
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Where to get free seafloor elevation data

While I have found multiple sources for continental elevation layers, I have been unable to find sea-floor elevation layers. Specifically, I'm looking for data for the sea-floor around southern ...
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Changing Malvinas/Falkands (Argentina, South America) label in CartoDB?

I'd like to know if there any way to change or hide the label of "Falklands Islands" in south Atlantic Ocean, South America, Argentina, in CartoDB. I know CartoDB works with Open Street View.
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Projected coordinate system for South America

Does anybody have any suggestions for a projected coordinate system for the Northern part of South America? I have a data set that reaches from Venezuela to Southern Peru and I'd like to do some ...
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