Anyone know where I can get a KML of US urban areas with a population of 15k+?

  • not without doing some legwork. you can stitch that together from us census data
    – albert
    Commented Aug 5, 2016 at 16:13
  • Doesn't geonames.org have something like this (for all cities over a given site and then reduce to just USA), or are you asking something different? Polygons?
    – user3856
    Commented Aug 6, 2016 at 23:43

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Have you see Natural Earth Data Urban Areas? You can convert the .shp file to .kml with ogr2ogr -f KML ne_10m_urban_areas.kml ne_10m_urban_areas.shp.

Not sure about the population sizes that mark these as "urban" areas.

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