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Worldwide database of locations (cities)?

Why don't you use OSM's API? A similar question was asked on gis: How to get a list of OSM relations (id numbers) of cities and countries only?
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Washington, D.C. Shapefile

There is an abundance of open GIS data on Washington, D.C., however they all have distinct characteristics. Your going to have to pick through and select which one(s) fit what you need. Search Code ...
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OpenStreetMap: Finding shape dimensions from a query

The problem is that OSM has many nodes and ways on the map, and many of them overlap. I don't know if there is any way to filter data with Nominativ, but you can filter data with Overpass. First step ...
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Mapping counties to zip codes

Here are is a very user-friendly collection of Census geography code crosswalk datasets: https://data.world/nrippner/ansi-geographic-codes And, a complete collection of ZCTA crosswalk tables: https://...
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geonames.org data dump seems incomplete compared to its API?

Are you sure that Guatemala City ID3598132 is not in your file ? I used the version of allCountries.txt found here.
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Australian post code/area shapefiles

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, exact geographic boundaries for the post codes are not well defined. Indeed, the data available from the ABS are re-released periodically. However for ...
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Worldwide database of locations (cities)?

I suggest to try Geonames, which is a well-recognized open database of geolocalized places worldwide. Geonames links the name of places (from hotel to cities) to coordinates (longitude & latitude, ...
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Worldwide database of locations (cities)?

check (and collaborate!) at Data Packaged Core Datasets the specific datasets: https://github.com/datasets/population-city https://github.com/datasets/world-cities Both are related to https://github....
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Worldwide database of locations (cities)?

I've developed an online REST service called GeoDB Cities that wraps the GeoNames data (and also leverages WikiData for translations). It should give you exactly what you need. You'll need to get the ...
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Seeking geographical database that, given coordinate boundaries, returns all the mountain peaks within the boundary, their coordinates, and elevation

I think this is another task for OSM. Extract data within Polygon or by bounding box Filter based on tag Peak See some other questions about using OSM as a datasource, including the Overpass API, by ...
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Where can I find USA ocean port FIPS code?

Census' 2015 State, County, Minor Civil Division, and Incorporated Place FIPS Codes (XLSX) spreadsheet or this list compiled by the FCC that lists state and locality codes. If I understand correctly, ...
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Worldwide database of locations (cities)?

Check out citypopulation.de, a well-curated website of all the world's big citites and agglomerations. The guy who maintains the site (I think it is only one person, Thomas Brinkhoff - see the Terms ...
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Shapefile for Petrol Fueling stations across USA

An option may be to scrape websites that contain the location information, these are the one's I'm familiar with: List of filling stations in North America All Gas Stations USA Exxon Mobile ...
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Is there a comprehensive geocoding DB available?

Nominatim has an API that gives data on at the very least the street level. You can provide a latitude and longitude and have an address returned.
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Swiss municipality elevation (altitude)

Here is a possible SPARQL query for Wikidata: # swiss municipalities with their elevation SELECT ?muni ?muniLabel (MIN(?elevation) as ?minElevation) WHERE { ?muni wdt:P31 wd:Q70208. FILTER NOT ...
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Longitude and Latitude coverage for the city of Porto

If you need a precise border of the city of Porto in coordinates, then extract a city boundary. Check these pages Getting city boundaries from openstreetmap and Getting polygon boundaries of City in ...
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What "MOUNT_TYPE", "URBN_TYPE", and "COAST_TYPE" represents in European NUTS shape files?

Following the link in the metadata file you arrive here where is states: Specific geographies such as coastal regions, mountain regions, border regions or island regions are also covered. It's does ...
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Seeking carbon geospatial data

It doesn't seem like there is very geograpically detailed data easily available, but at the country level, Our World In Data has sources listed here: https://github.com/owid/co2-data There are also ...
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What is the best source for up-to-date postcode locations in the UK?

I've recently come across another useful site giving not just postcode locations (as both LatLon and OS grid reference) but also the mappings from postcodes to all higher geography units. The census ...
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Seeking geographical database that, given coordinate boundaries, returns all the mountain peaks within the boundary, their coordinates, and elevation

USGS GNIS Advanced search will allow you to choose a specific state and county and the attribute Summit and get the data for that area within the USA.
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Sports Clubs & Facilities

A handful of local governments offer datasets like this: Recreational facilities in San Francisco: https://data.sfgov.org/d/z76i-7s65 Various datasets in Denver: https://www.denvergov.org/opendata/...
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Hong Kong geocoding data

I have been using Mapzen to download Hong Kong map data. The source is from OSM but it includes some name tags. Hope they are helpful. Not exactly what you are looking for, but I have toyed the data ...
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Geocoding of Chicago crime data

Since I asked this, I have made some progress. If you ask around (or craft the appropriate web search terms) it is possible to find copies of the data which are old. In the past (I think, 2015 and ...
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Swiss municipality elevation (altitude)

This information can be produced from open data in GIS software. Here are the basic steps using QGIS, which is free GIS software. You can do the same thing in any GIS, but the specific tool names ...
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Is the most up to date data from the US Census on ZIP Codes (ZCTAs) from 2010?

ZCTAs are created every 10 years for the Decennial Census. They are not representative of current zip code boundaries. Zip codes are created for mail carriers to deliver the mail, not for data ...
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Morocco Post Code Shapefiles

You can have a look at OpenStreetMap (OSM). Municipalities in Morocco are represented using the OSM tag admin_level=8, according to this page. You can query the OSM data using the overpass turbo ...
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Geocoding of Chicago crime data

I worked extensively with this data when I worked at the Chicago Tribune, including building crime.chicagotribune.com According to a conversation I had with a leader of Chicago's data publishing ...
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Shapefile for Petrol Fueling stations across USA

As already stated, your probably going to have to roll your own. Scraping for data is one way (also already mentioned) but there are some existing datasets that you can leverage to make your life ...
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