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Questions tagged [geospatial]

Geospatial pertains to the geographic location and characteristics of natural or constructed features and boundaries on, above, or below the Earth's surface, particularly referring to data that is geographic and spatial in nature.

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Where to find 3D building footprint covering all USA?

Does anyone know where I can find a complete vectorial database of the 3D building footprints (x, y, z or building height) of the USA? At a cost or free. Thank you
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How to connect to States from the shape file?

I have a spatial file of the congressional districts of the US, however, the states are numbered in an unknown form. I have searched through all the other files but have found no key or description of ...
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Newfoundland Geospatial data source

I am looking for a source of geospatial data for Newfoundland, Canada comparable to Land Information Ontario (LIO) in Ontario. We are in need of mapping at scales 1:20000 (metric) and larger scales ...
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Where can I find land utilisation data

I need to find a database describing the land use for a given latitude and longitude. Examples of land use types: farming lands, urban areas etc.
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Kazakhstan hydro datasets

I am looking for river and lake data-sets for Kazakhstan region. I have already got data from osm_geofabriks. Are there any other sites which will offer me data-sets?? The format of the data-set can ...
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Information for locations of worldwide data centres

I'm looking for information of the locations of data centers worldwide in order to geographically plot this in GIS software. This website https://www.datacentermap.com/ has the kind of information I ...
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Seeking topographical data for northern Taiwan to make sense of peak-to-peak photos in 3D?

I've been hiking in the mountains around the Taipei/Keelung area for years and have lots of photos of distant peaks from other peaks. I'd like to build a 3D surface mesh of the topography so I can ...
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Canada fire stations, hospitals and police departments

I'm looking for GIS data of fire stations, hospitals, and police departments for Canada apart from OSM data.
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Is digital Ortophoto of Hungary publicly available?

It's quick and easy question regarding available WMS services in Hungary. I'm searching available Ortophoto or topographic images for Hungary but without any luck. I must say that I'm having ...
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Seeking Commuting Zones (1990) shapefile?

I am hoping to have a shapefile for commuting zones (CZ) for the year 1990 to use in ArcGIS. Where can I obtain this data? USDA ERS provides commuting zones and labor market areas for 1990, but it ...
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Location (lat, long) of cell towers across the USA

Does anyone know of any complete database of cell tower locations with the following information? Lat, long of cell tower MCC, MNC, LAC, Cell ID Range Signal strength I have checked out the data from ...
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School Boundary

I need to find individual school boundaries (primary for the State of California). There are maybe 2 or 3 similar questions to this one (here and GIS exchange), but no answer down to the single ...
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Farmers power consumption dataset with their socio-economic features

Can somebody provide me with a link or suggest a way so that I could get the above dataset. The dataset which I need is the power consumption during the fixed interval with socio-economic ...
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Looking for Spatio-temporal Datasets

A spatio-temporal dataset is a dataset which contains latitude/longitude and also time variables. I got a spatio-temporal dataset on this site. The dataset contains 1077 rows of data. The problem is, ...
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USA Southern Border Vehicular and Pedestrian Obstacles

Is there a GIS source that contains the location and type of obstacles along the USA Southern border? Additional meta data would be great as well; when it was install, dimensions, materials, number ...
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Canonical form for romanizations of Arabic town names in Syria

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 a canonical romanization? Here is an example where the ...
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Seeking Dominion Land Survey data (for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba) to overlay in Google Earth?

I am new to this type of work, and thought that it would not be at all difficult to find a repository of DLS data (as a .kmz, .shp, etc. file) depicting township, range, and section boundaries that I ...
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Leipzig Districts and Parts of Districts in GIS-format

For a city of Leipzig (in Germany) I am looking for City Districts and Parts of City Districts in geospatial vector data format, that can be later loaded into GIS software, e.g. shapefiles, KML, ...
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Determining time zone and daylight savings time from latitude and longitude?

I have about 5,000 weather stations with its' lat, lon coordinates. I would like to determine which Time Zone they fit into and whether they observe daylight savings time. The sample of data looks ...
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is there a creative commons collection of country maps in svg format with corresponding country code

For a little hobby project am looking for a collection of svg files of maps of all countries in the world separately with the country codes included in the svg or filename. It would have a structure ...
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Road network data for Pakistan

I am trying to make a detailed map of roads in Pakistan road. I have already used sources like OSM, DivaGIS, but they don't give me enough detail (amount of point, polyline and polygon features). Can ...
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Topographic map data for countries

I am looking to create a d3 powered topographic map of a handful of countries. Topographical features across entire countries can be intricate and plotting them can be resource-intensive, because we ...
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What do dashed and solid brown lines mean in open street map?

I am talking about the dashed and solid brown line you can see here (live OSM version): For the dash brown line, according to the legend it means "track". For the solid brown line, I can't even find ...
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Is there a dataset for historical US towns and roads?

I need to map US settlements/towns/cities from colonial times through roughly 1900, for example Bath, NC founded 1705 at lat/lon. The minimal data I'm looking for would contain: Name of town or ...
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High-resolution GIS datasets of groundwave conductivity of the United States, besides the FCC?

The FCC publishes a map of estimated groundwave conductivity of the United States, but the resolution is quite low: Are there any GIS datasets that include groundwave conductivity at a higher ...
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London Fare Zones spatial data

Does anyone know if the London Fare Zones are available as a spatial data set? An example of a spatial data set would be: Shapefile KML GeoJSON
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Historical data on forests and land use in the United Kingdom [on hold]

EDIT: I have posted this question to the history.SE after a discussion on that site's meta. Are there any sources of historical land use/land cover data for the United Kingdom? I'm specifically ...
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Seeking vector file of extent of flood plain of 2010 Pakistan Floods?

I am looking to locate a shapefile or any vector file that can be used for analysis I am conducting of change in size of cropland in the Punjab region of Pakistan. The file of interest would reflect ...
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Looking for shape files for major museums in the US.

I have found some individual cities' data but not somewhat comprehensive country wide data. It doesn't have to be perfect, but it would be nice to have most major museums.
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3D shapefile or pointcloud data for stars/galaxies in observable universe

I have seen animations of the universe / galaxies such as this where the galaxies / clusters are like specks in a 3D / volumetric cloud, which you can zoom into and they get bigger and then zooming ...
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Common but out-of-the-ordinary file formats

I am wondering what some file formats are that are out of the scope of "normal" file formats you typically find on the web. The "normal" file formats I'm not considering in this post are: Image ...
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shapefiles of the electoral zones of Rio de Janeiro

I'm looking for the shapefiles of the electoral zones of Rio de Janeiro in 2018. Does anyone know where I could find it?
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NMMAPS availability?

The National Morbidity, Mortality, and Air Pollution Study (NMMAPS) was a large national study of air pollution and health in the United States. The study examined 108 cities spanning the years from ...
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Where can I download a raster or shapefile of hillshade of the US?

I need a basemap to show topography or hillshade of the U.S. but I cannot use the internet so none of the web services or basemaps will work. There has to be some way to get simple topography or ...
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Seeking GIS data (points) for the Giza pyramids including Z-value for the tops of pyramids

I am not even sure if this data is publicly available or not, but I am looking for something like this that has been surveyed with a z value (don't care what vertical datum). It doesn't matter the ...
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Looking for gis data on world linguistics by location

Looking for geospatial information on linguistics. Looking for world wide data with national and subnational data. Data should include what regions speak which language(s). Does this data exist?
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Administrative boundaries for historical political entities?

Similar to Seeking administrative boundaries for various countries?, do you have any data sources for historical political entities, and their administrative sub-units? Data from any continent, any ...
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Seeking shapefiles on publicly owned land in UK?

Where can I find shapefiles of land owned by the National Health Service (NHS), Local authorities, universities and Ministry of Defence (MOD)?
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Crime Data in Canada

Does anybody have any idea where I might find data regarding crime in Canada or whether or not this data even exists?
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Where can I find city zoning district in Dallas, Texas data?

I need some open data source where I can download zoning areas of Dallas, Texas. I have tried to find it using official city GIS data, using ArcGIS online but not even close to find that.
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Hazard Maps shape files that are not in NAMRIA, LiPAD, and PhilGIS (Philippines)

Where should I find those updated shapefiles necessary for creating Hazard Maps? I'm about to create Hazard Maps for San Pascual, Batangas, Philippines but I am having a hard time looking for ...
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Are there any GIS crime datasets open to public?

I am wondering if there is any online resource where GIS crime data are freely available to public. I am interested in shapefiles representing, for instance, neighborhoods, census tracts, location of (...
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Finest resolution for ACS 1-year estimates

The Census Bureau is allowed to release 1-year ACS estimates for census area with more than 65,000 people (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Use_Microdata_Area). My understanding is that, for ...
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Wind Speed Map of US

I source wind statistics data that i can use to create Max, Min, Mean wind speed maps for the entire US. I need to download it as a shapefile, geotiff or geojson.
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Soil Samples in Zambia

I am researching soil quality in Zambia but I’ve been unable to find georeferenced soil datasets (e.g. soil samples) for my area of interest. Specifically, I want to get yearly soil sampling data in ...
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US Fire Hydrant locations data

I am looking for the location of fire hydrants all over the US.I'm particulalrly interested in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire.
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Where can i find beach names in locations on the African coast and Mauritius

I am looking for a dataset that contains the locations and names of beaches on the African coast and Mauritius. I have found some government data portals, but i am having trouble finding locations and ...
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Satellite image data that allows input of a lat/lng and returns radius around coordinates

I'm looking for a dataset of satellite image data of the USA that would allow me to enter a lat/lng center and get the satellite image of the area around the center. I can currently use the Google ...
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Historical shapefiles for cities in the United States?

I'm looking for historical shapefiles of city boundaries in the United States, for the time period 1920 - 1950. I know these won't be available for every city, especially small ones, but I'd like as ...
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Are the Local Government Area wards of New South Wales available in a vector format?

I'm looking for a vector (i.e. GeoPackage, shapefile, Geojson etc etc) format dataset of the wards in New South Wales. These are the electoral districts for the Local Government Areas. An example of ...