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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How do I acquire bike network shapefiles for a particular region?

I'm working on a bike project that spans a number of cities in a region. Some of the cities have their existing bike infrastructure available as open data, but not all. Is there a way to extract from ...
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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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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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Postal code boundaries for India?

I'm trying to find out where to download Postal Code boundaries (e.g. Shapefiles, GML, KML) for India. This data needs to be compatible with a typical GIS software (e.g. ArcGIS, QGIS). Can someone ...
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LiDAR data for Palawan (Philippines)

Are there any public or private sources of LIDAR data for San Paul river in Palawan (Philippines)? Searching online did not lead me to any sources, and I am unsure how the commercial world of LIDAR ...
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Historical data of what country a city belongs to over a historical period?

We run a sports history site and occasionally we run into issues where a person was born in Prague, but in 1887, and we wish to display the correct country at the time of their birth rather than at ...
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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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Data for all lakes on Earth?

Is there data available for all lakes on Earth? Even just a list of names would be nice; metadata is also welcome. In this case, a lake is any enclosed body of water with a surface area between some ...
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GPS coordinates dataset of wandering people or tourists

I would like to use a dataset of GPS coordinates (with time if available) of people (preferable tourists) visiting places in a city. I would like to use it to compute a map layer with the intensities ...
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Personal information dataset

I am looking for a dummy dataset of personal data with these fields: Name Gender Location Age Does anyone know where I could find something like this?
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US Urban Areas 15k+ in KML?

Anyone know where I can get a KML of US urban areas with a population of 15k+?
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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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Assignment file for VTD's to Congressional Districts? (NYS 2010)

I'm working with some data at the 2010 Voting Tabulation District level (like the 2010 Census, Vote, and Enrollment data on this page). I'd like to merge in some information about US House districts, ...
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Data on forest cover (land use) in The Gambia from 2010 or more recent

I am looking for a data set on forest cover in The Gambia that meets the following conditions: a high enough resolution (e.g. 30x30m) a data set (i.e. classified satellite imagery data) on forest ...
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Seeking comprehensive open source for building shapefiles in USA

I am currently looking for a comprehensive source for Building Shapefiles in the USA, particularly New Jersey. I have come across a few websites e.g. geofabrik (http://download.geofabrik.de/north-...
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Greek wander paths, trails

I need greek wander path, trail data preferred as shapefiles. I have found two sites containing such data but I don't know how to extract them. I would like to drop a rectangle on an area and extract ...
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Free Map matching benchmark data

I have my own map matching algorithm and I want to compare it's accuracy to some other algorithms. Is there a free trace dataset that has a confirmed match for each trace (ground truth), so I can ...
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Seeking habitat data for UK

I am currently looking to analyse the effects of habitat on animal movement and was wondering whether there is any freely downloadable high resolution (preferably <10m) habitat raster data (e.g. ...
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Seeking US public school serving area boundaries

I am trying to get the serving area for public schools in US. I can get a lot of KML from the census website at https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-kml.html However, it only has school ...
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Train Stations Open Source Point Data

I am searching for proper open source train station data. I need only the central stations per country (best would be worldwide). I know the OSM source stations for each country but as far as I know ...
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2016 Fort McMurray Wildfire Aerial Street Level Images with Exif GIS

In 2016 there was wildfire in Alberta, Canada that damaged property in Fort McMurray. There are many images of damage to neighbourhoods on the internet like the one below. However, I have not been ...
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English queries to GIS systems

I'm building a system that tries to answer geospatial English questions such as "Where is the closest restaurant" or "How many historic sites are in the east of Nantes?". Underlying database is OSM. ...
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Where is ZCTA/CBSA relationship file for 2016?

I am looking for the updated ZCTA to CBSA Relationship files. I can only find one for 2010, but there is a Tiger2016 ZCTA...where is the updated relationship file? Or is there another way to find this ...
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Spatial Wind Direction/Speed Data

Does anybody know of a source for wind data ~04 - 14 for E. Africa or a larger area. I have looked at a number of sources but have not found anything for these consecutive years.
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Clouds realtime

Is there somewhere free maps of clouds in real time? They should be used for the 3D model of the Earth (must be free of the Earth's surface). I found only this, but there are an uneven stitched (...
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Free heightmap (elevation?) dataset for Kraków, Poland?

Is there a freely available (governmental?) heightmap (=elevation?) dataset for Kraków city (in Poland) with horizontal grid ~5m (or better) and vertical resolution ~ +/- 0.1m? Ideally, it would ...
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Are there freely available equivalents to the HUD crosswalk data (zip code to county/census mapping) that go back farther in time?

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development provides crosswalk data sets that map zip codes to Census tracts, counties, etc. and vice versa. Unfortunately these data only go back to 2010, and ...
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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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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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Acquiring Indian Land Conservation Data

I am working on a project which assesses the potential for energy development in India. Where could I acquire data which shows areas where the Indian government would likely not permit development? I ...
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Funding resources for GIS Open Data creation?

The gist: I have been doing some historical map research for a recent project, which led me to discover a very cool folio of high-quality surveyor maps of the Mississippi River from the 1880s. ...
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Trying to find a shapefile on Hawaii volcano locations

I have downloaded a shapefile of volcanoes all over the world, but when zoomed in to Hawaii, not all of Hawaii's volcanoes are displayed. I have been searching but I can't seem to find a shapefile of ...
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Seeking 2010 County Shapefile for China?

I have been researching frantically for the China 2010 dataset for county boundaries. I went through quite a few sources: China Data Center - Can't afford it GADM.org - Not verfiable for date This ...
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Vector layer of the Jerusalem city line (“הקו העירוני”)

I would like to guide a tour in Jerusalem sometime next week. For the historical and political perspective, I would be happy to show the City Line on a modern Google Map during the tour. I can either ...
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Running statistics from real users

There are plenty of mobile applications where you save the running route you took with some stats like speed, distance, duration etc. Here is an example from one of those apps: So, I tried to google ...
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Satellite Images on OPeNDAP

I am looking for global satellite images(as recent as possible - say three hours ago) of meteorological data that can be accessed through OPeNDAP protocol i.e. subsetting via latitude, longitude and ...
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Historical land cover (land use) in Central Asia

I would be curious to know if there is GIS data of the historical land cover (land use) in Central Asia? It has to be finer grained than half a (spatial) degree like the DAAC dataset to be useful for ...
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Satellite Images of Earth from low altitude

I am looking for satellite images of the US with a high resolution. I would like the images to be the same resolution as Google maps when all the way zoomed in. Is there open satellite images like ...
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UK Postcode Outcode Border Data Isle of Man and Northern Ireland

I am aware of this as a great source for UK postcode outcode border data as KML. Unfortunately, uk postcode outcode border data for the Isle of Man (IM -> IM1, IM2 ...) and Northern Ireland (BT -> BT1,...
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Datasets that input GPS and output historical time-series

I'm wondering what kind of historical time-series data I can get given GPS coordinates as input. More than anything I'm interested in: Temperature Precipitation Humidity Irradiation I'm largely ...
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Installing GeoJSON preview plugin on CKAN

I've managed to stand up a CKAN instance, and would now like to preview GeoJSON data in CKAN. According to the ckanext-spatial documentation, I don't need to install the full ckanext-spatial package, ...
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Historical data on forests and land use in the United Kingdom [closed]

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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Shapefiles of 20th Century British Railways

I'm looking for shapefiles of the British railway network from any time between 1900 and 1970 (before many of the railways were closed). There are many historical GIS sites (such as GBHGIS and Vision ...
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Download of big gis data

I'm looking for data that contains lat/longs such as shipping or flight data that I can use for testing some analysis tools. Ideally, I"m looking for 100 million plus records if possible. The data ...
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Where can I find a geographical database?

I need a list of locations in the world, including countries, cities, counties, etc. in order to use these in my social network's location sharing feature. Where can I find a database like that? (...
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Groundwater Basins

Is there a global database available for groundwater basins (Aquifers), similar to gdbd for surface water?
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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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Free Cadastral Map

I'm writing a theoretical paper on landscape planning. I need a cadastral map to illustrate some things. It could be a map of a real city (doesn't matter in which country or state) or a fictional one (...
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Where can I find machine-readable data on which US states and DC border each other?

I'm hoping to avoid compiling a dataset like this manually. Ideally, the dataset would look something like this: state1 state2 share_border NY NJ yes NY CA no etc. I'm ...
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Contemporary Geo-referenced ethnic groups in Russia

I need geo-referenced data on ethnic groups specifically in Russia (global data would work fine also as long as it includes Russia). So far I can only find the GREG dataset: http://worldmap.harvard....

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