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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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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Lake Victoria bathymetric data

I am trying to find bathymetry for Lake Victoria (or portions). Any GIS format and almost any resolution will do. As a last resort a hydrographic chart will suffice. https://gis.stackexchange.com/...
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Shapefile of Malaysia Postal codes?

I am currently doing a project regarding a Choropleth map and I need data sets containing postal codes of Malaysia in a shapefile for map making purposes. I have already gone through these sources ...
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Where can I find the locations of factories in the U.S. and Japan?

Where can I find the locations of all or many of the factories in the world, including in Japan and the United States?
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Where to get usa coastline/shoreline data

From where I can collect the USA coastline/shoreline data classified by name. I have the shoreline data but not classified. By classified I mean name of the coastline in different region. e.g. '...
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Free ocean currents polyline/shapefile download?

Does anyone know where I can find a map of polylines/polygons indicating the rough location of major (and minor if possible) oceanic currents? Velocity is always welcome, but directionality would be ...
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OpenStreetMap: Finding shape dimensions from a query

I often propose OSM as a resource on this site, but actually I don't know how to use it very well. (I'll post this first to OpenData but maybe it's more appropriate for GIS.) If I have a single ...
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Seeking geographical database that, given coordinate boundaries, returns all the mountain peaks within the boundary, their coordinates, and elevation

I'm looking for a web service that, given a set of coordinate boundaries, in the form of a rectangle or square, returns all the mountain peaks within the boundary, along with the coordinates and the ...
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Database of Ingress portals

Ingress is a game where users contribute "portals". Each portal has: Coordinates Name, for instance "Eiffel Tower" Picture Is there a database of all portals, or an API to find portals at least in ...
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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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Global tide data - is it out there?

I'm looking for a tidal range GIS layer. Anything global that shows either mean tidal range, maximum tidal range, or maximum tidal height. I have been trawling the web for tide related GIS layers and ...
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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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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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Where to find Geology data for Europe - GIS

I'm looking for Geological/Lithological data for Europe in any scale (obviously more detail = better). Is there something similar to Corine Land Cover, but for geology? CLC is great, because it ...
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R package for geographic regions

Someone told me about a R package with the definition of objects some regions and nations boundaries. I'm trying to find the border of Veneto, an italian region. What's the name of the package? Do you ...
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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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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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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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Where can I find shapefiles for the rivers of Puerto Rico?

I would like to find shapefile data for all of the rivers in Puerto Rico. This could be as a subset of the rivers in the United States. I already have an accurate boundary of the island.
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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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where can I find shapefiles for the highways of Puerto Rico?

I am looking for the shapefiles of the intersetate highways of Puerto Rico in an easy to use geoJSON format. I found this page here http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/geoportal/data/esri/esri_usa.htm but ...
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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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What is the difference between Census TIGER and Gazetteer data?

The US Census currently distributes two zips for ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTA) data with 33,114 features, Gazetteer ZCTA (59M) http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/GENZ2016/shp/...
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US Residential Mailing Addresses Databases

What I'm looking for I can almost guarantee I won't find openly available anywhere but I'll try anyway. Simply, I'm looking for a list of residential addresses of a given county or city/municipality ...
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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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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.
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Global Ground Slope Data

Does any open global georeferenced dataset on ground slope exists? Precision of 0.5x0.05 degrees longitude-latitude would suffice.
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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 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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Are there datasets of latitude, longitude, and a land/water indicator?

This is a related (on a lower level) to my other question. Are there any open datasets that contain latitude, longtitude, and an indicator of whether or not the point is land or water? The resolution ...
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Database of Greyhound bus stops

Greyhound bus stops are surprisingly difficult to find. Is there a database of them? Requirements: Bus stop name Latitude Longitude Lines that stop there, or adjacent stops. I am interested in all ...
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Database of food sharing places for the whole world

I want to create an app to find food sharing places. These places are shelves or public fridges where people can put their food before going on vacation or when they have too much, so that other ...
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Google Map based on emergency location information

I would like to build a google map where I can see the locations of currently happening emergencies like earthquake, storms, wildfire, etc. Does anybody know sources from where I can get data like ...
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postal code boundaries for Yukon Territory, Canada

can you download spatial data representing postal code boundaries for Yukon Territory, Canada?
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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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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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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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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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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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Public transport maps for all cities

I need public transport maps for all cities in the world (for reuse in an open travel guide). Requirements: For use by tourists, typically the kind of map you would print and carry around to quickly ...
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Where can I get shapefiles for changing German territory during the Second World War?

I am looking to get ArcGIS shapefiles for changes in the territory of Germany throughout World War Two.
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rail track data of the UK as arcs (lines consisting of lat long points)

I am looking for a free/open data source for rail tracks of the UK network (the rail network as arcs - lines). I have all the train station points as lat long pairs.
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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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Open Land Cover Data for Australia

I'm interested in both low (rough) and high (fine) resolution, open (free) and classified land cover raster data for Australia. Ideally geodata sources; the less thematic classification is better; ...
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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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USA Road Network Data Set Options?

I need a contiguous, nationwide USA Road Network with speed limits, distances, etc. I have been using TIGER but the challenge is at state boundaries - where contiguous road segments are split. Is ...
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Urban, suburban, and rural blockgroup data

Is there an open source data classifying Urban, suburban, and rural blockgroups? I am specifically looking for the urban continuum data for Hillsborough County, Florida. I know that Nielsen Claritas ...
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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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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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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 ...