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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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Seeking globally available road data for medium-scaled maps (1:200.000)

I am seeking open data of roads for medium scaled maps (1:200.000, 1:500.000 up to 1:1.000.000). For the whole world, at least Indonesia and Africa. I know I could use OSM streets and somehow ...
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Looking for a list of major cities of the world

Wikipedia has pages for containing a list of towns and cities with 100,000 or more inhabitants. I'd like this same data in machine readable format, with country and city names.
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World city database (with longitude, latitude) and population per year

I'm building a visualisation with cities' population around the globe for a website. I found the MaxMind free database that includes most cities around the globe with coordinates and population, which ...
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Looking for corpus of Geographic Data

I was wondering if anyone has a lead on a corpus of geographic locations? City names and coordinate pairs would be ideal. I'm training a chatbot and I'd (ideally) like it to be able to pick up on ...
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Geodata to make a map of the UK with counties outlined

I will be using AngularJS and D3.js, but that's not really important. This blog post by the developer of D3.js, which is a fantastic JavaScript charting library, shows how he made a map of the UK ...
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ATM locations in UK and/or Ireland

I know lots of organizations and websites are publishing some of these but is there an open dataset with at a minimum of location and operator for ATMs in the UK and possible Ireland?
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Business Location Test Data

I'm working through a book that deals with MEAN applications... and in the book it deals with geo-spatial data and creates a Review for Businesses (Think: Yelp. Look for businesses close to a location ...
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How to normalize the data when mapping crime reports?

Most maps using count of reports of crime end up being maps of the population density of cities. An attractive response would be to turn these counts into a rate, but a rate per what? Most commonly, ...
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Open Data about the internet

Does anyone know where one can find (if any is available) open data about the internet, and generally any data about tier1 infrastructure, i.e internet backbone nodes with capacity, coordinates Also ...
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Where could I find open data about ATM locations (in Paris)?

I'm thinking of building an application that shows you the nearest ATM machine, but I don't know where I can find open data about ATM locations (or if there even is such data available). I'm asking ...
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Looking for geo localization data of golf courses

I'm looking for free geo localization data of world wide golf courses. I can easily parse and store this information from several specialized websites... But I would like to find another way to get it ...
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London rail and tube station locations

I'm looking for a data set of rail and tube stations in the Transport for London network, specifically, stations where one could use an Oyster card. I'm interested in the locations of these stations ...
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UK cities longitude and latitude details

I require a list of data on UK cities giving longitude and latitude details. Preferably in CSV or Excel format.
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Where can I download cities' polygons in Wales and England

Is there a website to download the polygon that illustrates all the cities in Wales, especially Swansea City?
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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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Mapping counties to zip codes

Is there any freely available data that relates USA zip codes and USA counties (FIPS County codes)? Since counties can contain multiple zip codes, one can have multiple entries, in such a table: ...
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Airport / airline data from all over the world

Where can I get a database with airports and possible with (available / closed) runways from all over the world? I am looking for airlines and contact info of managers in decision-making positions at ...
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List of data sources at the state, county and zip / zcta level

I am trying to compile a list data sources - excluding the US Census - that cover the continental US at the state, county and ZIP/ZCTA level. Any help would be appreciated. Additional details: I ...
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Looking for Open Data Source to Correlate Address to Latitude/Longitude (geocoding)

Are there any open data sources that can help correlate a given address to a latitude/longitude coordinate? aka geocoding
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Where can I find a database of hotel property locations?

Looking for an open database of lat/long co-ordinates for hotels. I am aware of sites like Factual.com but I'm looking for something more open.
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What is the best source of open data on sea level rise in Bangladesh and India?

I am trying to determine the level of rise in sea levels in coastal areas of India and Bangladesh. I was wondering if anyone knew the best sources of open data--mean local sea level, mean local tide ...
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satellite imagery data for crop identification

I'm working on a project to identify crop and do yield analysis using satellite imagery. can someone please guide me, where can i get this dataset?
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Cities with open geotagged Twitter data or Foursquare checkin data?

I'm doing a research project on population dynamics and would love to find a dataset of Foursquare checkins or geotagged tweets within a reasonably large time period (one month or more, ideally not ...
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Collection of large geospatial datasets

This post is in the spirit of "big-lists" on tex.se and other sites Purpose of this post... ...is to collect (in separate answers, unless clearly related) open datasets containing detailed ...
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Trying to locate US Census Shapefiles for all MSA's (Metropolitan & Micropolitan Statistical Areas)

I've been rooting around at the US Census Dept's Tigerline Shapefile download area through the web portal here: http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/geo/shapefiles2013/main And have been pretty successful ...
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Where can I download photoperiod (daylength) data?

I'm looking to download photoperiod (day length) data for a variety of locations in Europe on a variety of dates. For each date and locations, I need to the number of hours of daylight. Ideally, the ...
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How does Google Maps get traffic info?

I am living in Croatia, and I for sure know that our government and road regulating authorities didn't sign anything with Google in regards to giving the data away. So, how can google, in real time, ...
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Data on glaciers

I am looking for historical and current data on glaciers. Data such as glacier length changes, mass balances, imagery, flow speed, outline, runoff, etc. Does anyone know websites and databases ...
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Wind energy data in India

I am looking for wind energy data (they can be wind speed at any height or wind energy potential) for India in a GIS format. Like the data displayed the link below: http://www.arcgis.com/apps/OnePane/...
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Coordinates of all embassies and consulates

I am an editor at Wikivoyage (world travel guide), and for each city we list all embassies and consulates available in that city. Our problem is that this information quickly becomes out-of-date. ...
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Database of free WiFi hotspots

I want to create an app that shows free WiFi hotspots around you, even if you have no Internet connection yet. So, I need a re-distributable database of free WiFi hotspots for the whole world. For ...
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Using Google Maps Data

Is it possible to obtain a dataset of all search results in a google maps search? For example: if I want a list of all gas stations in Chicago, complete with addresses, store name, latitude-longitude ...
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Where can I aquire global wind (speed and direction) data?

Where can I acquire global wind (speed and direction) data? Preferably in some kind of GIS format and free of charge. Cheers
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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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List of all universities by country

Is there a list of all universities by country including their websites, location, latitude and longitude, facebook, twitter, youtube, founding year etc. I can't believe such a data set is not ...
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Where can I download a raster with the elevation data of the whole US?

I know about USGS and USDA have DEM files but they are in small blocks, and I need the whole country. The closest that I've been with solving this is finding this website that contains all the files ...
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Data on business locations [closed]

I am working on an app for the iPhone right now. It involves using location data of local businesses. I was wondering if it would be better to either create a web crawler or buy the data from ...
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Past Lightning (weather) data

I am looking for data about lightning for the state of Colorado. I'd like to get them in geospatial data. I want to display them in point showing them each county especially up in the mountains. I ...
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Geospatial Open Data from Sri Lanka or India

Has anyone come across open geospatial data sets from India or Sri Lanka? I'm looking for city, district and state/province boundaries
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Agricultural crops data on field level, Europe

I am looking for data sets describing agricultural field crop data across Europe. I have already found: The RPG data set (France) which describes majority crops for each field. The CEH Land Cover ...
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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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Map of Orange County (CA) buildings

I'm plotting a map of the Los Angeles metro area, and I'm using TileMill. I've loaded different layers for the geographical data, and wanted to add buildings as well. So I found this map for the LA ...
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Are there any APIs that find the shortest sea distance between two points, given the latitude and longitude?

Searching online turns up websites like this one, which can return the shortest over-water distance between two ports, but I'm looking for something more general. Are there APIs or datasets that would ...
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Shape files for Colleges/Universities?

I was wondering if anyone has ever found shape files for all colleges/universities (both 2 and 4 year) in the United States. The closest thing I've found so far is the 2015 TIGER U.S. Census AREALM ...
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UK river and catchment files for GIS

Is there any possibility to download for free the UK river and catchment files (e.g. vector or raster) readable for GIS? I need them for research purposes.
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Overfishing dataset

We are joining a datathon tomorrow with the goal to get insight in the whole ocean overfishing situation and we are looking for data to prepare a little bit. Global Fishing Watch seems interesting ...
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Database of cities with coordinates and timezone

I'm looking for a database containing city name, location coordinates, and timezone. I thought this would be simple to find, but it has proven difficult. (I don't see this question covered elsewhere ...
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Where can I find GIS sub-division boundary data of Saudi Arabia and Turkmenistan?

Where is it possible to find GIS shapefile data of the second-level admin boundaries of particularly Saudi Arabia and Turkmenistan, as well as a number of other countries/territories? Neither of the ...
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Looking for open source LGBT datasets

I have been looking for any general datasets about LGBT Americans. The type of file I look for are either CSV or TSV. Although my inquiry will hopefully yield some spatial indices at the county or ...
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Sort results by proximity with the “around” service in Wikidata

With this query, I can get a list of German cities around Berlin, within a radius of 50 km. SELECT ?place ?placeLabel ?location WHERE { wd:Q64 wdt:P625 ?arcLoc . ?place wdt:P31 wd:Q515 . ?...