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Databases of bars, pubs and restaurants in United States and Canada?

I am mostly seeking Bars and Pubs but Restaurants are a very nice bonus. I need a database with zipcode, city, state, longitude, latitude, establishment name, establishment contact information, maybe ...
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Where can I find Hawaii public transit data?

I am looking for public transportation routes and stops for Hawaii public transit. So far I have found a shapefile for TheBus routes and stops for the island of Oahu from the state of Hawaii Office ...
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Where can I find a shapefile of zoning for the city of Phoenix and other municipalities?

Where can I find a shapefile of zoning for the city of Phoenix and other municipalities? I would rather not have to geo-reference a picture and digitize over it, there must be some data already out ...
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Seeking low-resolution DEM of California?

I'm trying to create a 3D model of California (which I'll manipulate in Blender) at a fairly low resolution — just enough for large features (like Mt. Tamalpais, Coronado, etc.) to be legible. ...
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Zip Code + 4 data file or shapefile [duplicate]

Is there a 9 digit Zip Code (Example- 75001-6664, Zip + 4) data set that I can download? Please advise.
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NHD Flowline legend colors?

Does Anyone have legend colors for the NHD Flowline that USGS sets colors for theirs ? I'd like to get a copy of their color legend. They can be from their website, brouchure, lyr files or ...
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Import polygon shapefile with SPCC Sections [closed]

I have a data set with records containing Township, Range and Section information but no X,Y coordinates. I would like to bring in the data to ArcGIS with each section as a polygon or a x,y point in ...
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TIGER/LINE 2013 Feature, Edge and, Address Range Data Sets

I am looking at the Tiger 2013 data sets, in particular the Edge, Feature and, Range tables. It seems that the Edge tables have all the data elements that are in the Feature and Range sets. Is this ...
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Texas and New York Township, Range, and Section GIS Data

I have a number of lat/long coordinates that I need to identify township, range, and section for. I am using QGIS to do it. The coordinates are in different states and I was able to most states' ...
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What Geotransformation (NAD27 to WGS84) to use for Gulf of Mexico?

I'm working with datasets that are spread out across the northern part of the Gulf of Mexico, stored in NAD 27. I've been told the polygons shown above were obtained from BOEMRE (formerly known as ...
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Getting inaccurate results converting from New York State projection to NAD83 with Python's pyproj

I've been trying to do a standard coordinate translation between New York State Long Island (ESRI:102718) and latitude/longitude (EPSG:4269)...but I keep getting the wrong lat/lng results. I don't ...
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What GIS-related services have been affected by past U.S. government shutdown? [closed]

I noticed data.gov, the US government's open data (including GIS) clearinghouse, was down, reading the following message: Due to the lapse in federal government funding, this website is not ...
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Samples of US Residential or business addresses without zip+4?

I'm looking for a few deliverable residential or business addresses without a zip+4. By "residential or business", I mean, not a PO box and not military addresses. According to this answer on Ask....
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Choosing projection to make Arizona look “normal”?

I am having issues projecting my AZ state boundary from looking like this: to looking like this: I found that I could use the U.S. National Atlas Equal Area to get the shape I want, but when I try ...
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Finding Stream codes for State of Utah?

Does anyone know where I can find Stream (rivers, waterbodies) codes for the State of Utah?
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Annual Precipitation Data Sets

I am looking for annual precipitation maps for Minnesota and South Dakota. Preferably in a raster or polygon format. Basically, something I can spatially tie to data in a large database. I have been ...
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Purchasing Points of Interest data in USA?

I have thousands of POIs with addresses and they are geocoded. The lat longs are on the road. I have Tele Atlas POI data, but it also shows the locations closer to the road. Is there any ...
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Alaska Series E projection in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to digitize a scanned map that appears to be in the Alaska Series E projection. I have also seen this referred to as Modified Transverse Mercator. While this projection is listed as ...
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Geocoding USA addresses that cannot be sent over internet?

For a one-time project, I need to geocode a few thousand addresses. In the past I've used various online resources for this kind of thing (e.g., Google Maps API), but the addresses I'm working with ...
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Where can I find GIS data about NYC's combined sewers (CSO) that's free to use?

I've located two sites that display the data that I'm looking for, but both lack exporting functions. OASIS NYC and maps.nyc/gov Otherwise I can't locate this data anywhere in a format I can use in ...
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Projection for Calculating Distances in Continental United States?

TL;DR Question: I want to calculate distance from point to edge of nearest polygon for 2,000 points in Continental United States. What is the best projection to use? Full Question: I have two ...
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Determining US zip code location information from first three zip code digits?

I am working on a dataset that comes from survey results. The only location identifying information we have from those who took the survey is the first three digits of the U.S. zip code. How ...
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How can I find company address with Company Name, zip codes and State of Existence?

I need to find the address of the companies located in a particular State with Company name and also zip codes. Example: Company Name: Integrated Care Management Within the following zip codes ...
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California State Parcel Data

I am looking for California state parcel data such as owner name, no. of stories, year built etc., for each parcel. I can get to the level that I can browse them in property appraiser site but don't ...
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What are the most detailed and reliable address databases for the United States?

Here in Britain people can license the Ordnance Survey's AddressBase product, which provides a list of almost all the country's addresses, along with individually surveyed building locations. Like all ...
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Database of U.S. Buildings

Does anybody know where I can find a database containing all (or a large percentage of) building addresses in the U.S.? I'm particularly interested in commercial properties. Perhaps there's a google ...
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Displaying data from two UTM zones on one map?

With at least some USGS quad maps, maps that overlap into adjacent UTM zones continue to use the same false easting (rather than start at zero in the middle of the map). Is this a required standard ...
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What coordinate NOTATION would this be?

0558253.7 13083091W The data came in a csv file which was then converted to an xlsx file in Excel. No mention of original coordinate system, and the fields were just named - "LATITUDE" and "...
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Wireline internet (cable, dsl) availability data source

I'm looking for data on spatial availability of cable, dsl, etc. internet service in Washington State, USA. Mainly interested in the big telco providers Comcast, ATT, etc.
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What is the color standard for roads or Transportation for USA?

Are there color standards for US Transportation roads such as Interstate, County,, Interstate, local, private, state highway and other roads out there ?
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What are the rules/guidelines for what the total population in a US census block group has to be to justify a split?

What are the rules/guidelines for what the total population in a US census block group has to be to justify a split? I'm wondering if the US Census Department has any guidelines about when to split a ...
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How to automate FGDC metadata generation in ArcGIS?

Does anyone know of a tool or script to automate FGDC standard metadata for ArcGIS? I would like to be able to select multiple feature classes and fill company info., dates, etc.
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Creating map of New Mexico where deaf people live in county from US Census database?

I would like to get some feedback from those who have been doing or perform on US Census Map. Is there a way for me to get information on Deaf person living in New Mexico. Would US Census be helpful? ...
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How to calculate which US counties border the ocean?

I have a shapefile with boundaries of US counties. I want to figure out one seemingly simple thing - which counties are on the Atlantic ocean? NOAA maintains a list of coastal counties, but this ...
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USGS Topographic Map Online API?

I am creating a website for a non-profit organization and would like to plot points on a map similar to this: http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=931d892ac7a843d7ba29d085e0433465 I am currently ...
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US Census: bivariate chloropleth of total population (ACS 2013) and total jobs (LEHD 2012)

The most recent ACS data available is 2013 and Tiger data is also available for 2013. The most recent LEHD data available is 2012 and the geography crosswalk files join it to Tiger 2010 data. Given ...
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Historical US zip code allocations and locations?

Is there a data source available that has the full history (right back to the 1960's) of each US zip code? By history I mean, for each zip code: the date it was created, if later than 1 July 1963, ...
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Can i get earth quake data from api services?

I am working with environmental application and i am willing to add information about Earth Quake. If Other apis like openweather,accuweather etc have services for earthquake, please let me know. (...
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Is there a established color convention for US Federal Agencies?

Do US Federal Agencies have a convention for coloring the lands under the jurisdiction of each? For example, BLM lands are often yellow, USFS light green, NPS blue or dark green, etc. I've found this, ...
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Pipeline and electric power grid data for Southern California?

Does anyone know where I can find GIS shapefile or other data for the electric transmission line system as well as water/natural gas and other pipeline systems for Southern California? Notably San ...
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Port boundaries for California

I'm interested in finding GIS data for ports in California. I have a point layer but I'm hoping to find polygons for each port. Surprisingly this is proving to be more difficult than first expected.
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US / Mexican border data

I'm interested in locating free GIS shapefile data representing the US / Mexican border. I have found a point layer depicting the border crossing points but I'm interested in a polyline feature ...
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FEMA LOMA Data/WMS Availability?

Does anybody know where there might be some good/current FEMA data? I am interested specifically in the LOMA data for Florida. I have found a WMS Service that is hosted by FEMA but I'm having ...
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Building customized data set from American Community Survey data?

I am trying to create a database in SQL Server with a customized dataset containing census information from the American Community Survey content available online. I want to show a granularity in my ...
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FIPS Crosswalk for Census Places

Where can I find a comprehensive crosswalk for FIPS codes at the Place level? I need to match Census Places from different data sets spanning the period 1980-2010, where each data set is using FIPS ...
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Equidistant Cartesian projection for NYC

I'm working on a project in which I cluster locations in New York City based on their distance. My dataset contains latitude and longitude and thus I'd like to project it to a 2D Cartesian space in ...
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Georgia (USA) data issues in OSM?

There is an annoying green background feature displayed in the Georgia, USA OpenStreetMap data that doesn't appear in other adjacent states. See: http://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/161957#map=8/33....
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Depressions in Texas DEM

I am working with the 10m DEMs and see some round depressions in Texas. I found this in two areas of about 12 sq km but do not have the tiles for the areas in between, so the area where I see this ...
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Identifying geographies that match certain climatic profiles through GIS

The long and short of this research is trying to find roads that lie within geographic areas that fit a given climatic profile. In this case, I need to find areas within the United States with ...
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Which projection is best for mapping the contiguous United States?

If I wanted to project latitude & longitude data for the contiguous United States (the United States excluding Alaska and Hawaii), which projection would I use? I prefer more accurate distances ...