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Where do you source your Spatial/GIS data layers from?gou

Andrew Raal
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Started by Andrew Raal on
27 Jul 2014 at 06:07
Natural Scientific Professional
Know-how: Treatment Plants, Dams, Geospatial Information Systems, Data Management

One of the most common things I see on GIS forums is an interest in acquiring spatial data for a specific project.  This is especially true for new or ad hoc GIS uses, it is very daunting to build a GIS system from the ground up.  I have also noticed that posts detailing free data sets tend to attract the most visitors.

I would like to hear your experiences in obtaining spatial data or base line data for your GIS system. Or if you have any issues obtaining data post them on the forum – perhaps someone can be of assistance.  I will follow up this posting with some ideas on how to obtain data.

Also what new technologies have you been using to obtain data.

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