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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High resolution population density maps in the US

I want to write a districting algorithm like the one found on RangeVoting.org: It looks like they have a pretty good source of population density. Is there somewhere I can find a similar source of ...
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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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Redistributable Twitter-like data

For a tool that I'm working on, I'd like to to distribute an example data set that is Twitter-like. Twitter's terms of service preclude redistributing their data, so I know I can't use them directly. ...
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High Resolution Mineral Maps

Australia has recently published high resolution surface mineral maps using data from ASTER see here. Does anyone know of similar free products available world-wide?
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Download list of the name of every country in Western languages

I am looking for a list of all (say 220) countries in all Western languages. At the very least, all 24 official EU languages. so that's a 220x24 or so table. So it should look something like: EN ...
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Converting Geographic Coordinates to New York City neighboorhood names

Does anyone know of a simple tool, method or dataset to enable someone to convert geographic coordinates to New York City neighborhood names? At the very least, it would be good to map a dataset to ...
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Standing and seating capacity of clubs, bars and restaurants

I'm looking for a dataset containing the following: Name of the business (I'm mostly interested in clubs, bars and restaurants) if possible along with its location Standing and seating capacity I'm ...
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Accurately Using Census Tract Data and Total Population

I am trying to gather the total population of Pittsburgh and overlay it onto a Google Map. I took the Census Tract .shp files from http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/gazetteer2010.html and put ...
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Where can I find all cities, regions and cantons of Switzerland?

I am interested in finding all cities, regions and cantons of Switzerland. Where can I find them?
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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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APIs for oil and gas well location/production data?

I've been hunting for something like this but haven't found anything yet: Well location Production for oil and gas. Any ideas?
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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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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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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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Dataset with biggest events in the world/region, reporting number of attendees, geolocation and date

I want to build a dynamic representation of the most popular events in a region over a certain period of time. I was thinking Europe, but if there is no dataset available I could do it for the US. ...
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Free high quality geolocation database [closed]

I need a free Geo-location database for a commercial project. It must be of high quality and updated regularly. Has anyone ever come across a database like this?
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Population Within Radius

I'm working on a personal project studying catchment areas for local travelers, and I'm looking for a way of finding population (& possibly GDP as well) within a radius from a point. I've been ...
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Obtaining longitude/latitude boundaries for Google Maps regions

Some locations on Google Maps are not strictly a single address and are instead denoted by a shaded area. (For example, any state or provincial park, or of specific interest to me, the Acadia ...
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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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Shape Files (Free downloads) for districts of the world

I am looking for shape files(polygons data) of all the districts in the world. I can find few files from different sources for districts of one country but I need one (updated) file that have all the ...
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Optimal Data Format(s) for Open GIS Data Repositories?

What format(s) would/should be provided/included with a gis dataset repository? I know that there is no correct answer, i'd like as many different answers/opinions as possible to make the best ...
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Building maps using ESRI shapefile

I would like to combine together a couple of ESRI shapefile shared by the city of Toronto. After doing a quick search I found plenty of tutorials to use those file in programming language (R, php, ...
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Legacy/obsolete UK postcodes

I don't expect anyone to be able to answer this, but hope to be proved wrong. Does anyone know if there is a reasonably comprehensive source of old postcode data? I have data going back a few years ...
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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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Where can I get Tectonic Plate Shape Files

I have downloaded the shape files from here but the shape files will not load correctly in any shape file viewer I have. Does anyone know of any other shape file that contains the tectonic plates?
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Is there anywhere to get US gps pipeline route data?

I am looking for an open database or spreadsheet containing the gps coordinates of pipelines the possibly plot on Google Earth?
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Is there a tool to convert geoRSS into geoJSON?

I have a geoRSS file that I would like to convert to geoJSON to use it with Leaflet. I found MyGeodata Converter (mentioned on What are the most useful formats in which to release geospatial data?), ...
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Looking for lat/long coordinates of proposed Northern Gateway pipeline route

I'm looking for a list of lat/long coordinates of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline route, which Enbridge (oil company) wants to build in BC. My goal is to build a web app that displays the ...
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UN/LOCODE Copyright Status

Presumably the UN intended UN/LOCODE to be used, but there doesn't seem to be any information regarding its copyright or licensing. Does anyone know under what license it's distributed?
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Bathymetric contour data for North America

I am looking for free Bathymetric contour data in shapefile format for depths between 0-200 meters for North America (including Canada, especially Vancouver, BC). I prefer contours at 10 meter ...
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Northern Ireland electoral wards shapefile

Anyone have any idea where to get a shapefile for NI wards that corresponds to the 2011 census? NISRA has a small area shapefile that is supposed to be aggregable up to ward boundaries, but the file ...
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Shaded KML file for US Zip Codes? Doesn't have to be perfect

I was looking for a simple KML file anyone knew of that I could just easily import and overlay onto Google Earth. I know Google Earth already seems to show postal code regions under government data, ...
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What's the best way to host map tiles?

I'm interested in generating some open-source maps, with possibly world-wide coverage. I know that depending on the number of zoom levels I include, the number of tiles can be very large, taking up a ...
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Where can I find a longitudinal survey that includes sociographic data, including religion affiliation, over a long period?

Where can I find a population longitudinal survey that would include the following data on the same individuals over a long period (5+ years, higher frequency is preferable)? Basic demographics (age, ...
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I need a KML file for Northern Ireland BT postcodes

I'm displaying a map of territories, which consist of UK postcode districts (e.g. SN12) The wikipedia page for each postal area includes a kml file that includes each district separately, which I'm ...
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Examples of scraping from “real-world” data sources using OCR, etc?

Are there any examples of open data that have been scraped from "real-world" sources? To explain what I mean by "real-world", here are some (made up) examples and then some criteria: Train departure ...
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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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Linking results from the FCC's TV Query API to the FCC's TV Stations Profiles API

The FCC has at least two APIs related to broadcast station data. One is TV Query, which can return pipe-delimited results like this (keys): |K02JU |- |TX |2 |DA | |...
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Data on income information for India, China, and West/East African nations with GIS coordinates

I am planning a project to look at the spatial-temporal spread of income over time. Hence, I am looking for data on household or individual level income information for India, China, and East/West ...
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What level of government/governing agency determines the terms of use for transportation map/gis data in the U.S.?

In the work I do I often need various pieces of geographically-based information concerning public roadways and public transportation. It seems to me (and please correct me if I'm wrong) that this ...
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Sources of topograpical maps for use in LaTeX documents

I would like to add a partial map of Prague into my LaTeX document but I am lost where to begin search for maps and how to get them into the document. I suppose that once I can get EPS or PDF of map ...
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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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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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What are the most useful formats in which to release geospatial data?

In the past, I have released data as zipped Shapefiles (for the professional GIS crowd) and KML/KMZ (viewable by anyone using Google Earth). Are there other formats that would be especially helpful?
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Is there an open API for world terrain data?

I'm looking for open-source or publicly-available terrain data, for instance heightmaps or DEMs -- ideally GeoTIFFS by way of an easy-to-use API. For instance: you pass a pair of lat/longs and maybe a ...
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Where can I find high-precision cartographic data of French rural areas?

While OpenStreetMap is rather good for cartographic information (and rendered maps) in urban areas of France, it is rather unsatisfactory in rural areas (except in the area where I live, where I ...
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Where can I get digital cartographic maps of Brazil?

I have a personal database of cartographic maps that I used for many purposes, mostly planning campings and other outside adventures. I'd like to have similar data about Brazil.