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Re: Official Sources of Mapping Information

Postby cfreema » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:21 pm

i also found this website here that has extremely good info. i use it all the time and it goes by incorporated cities/towns and zipcodes and unincorporated towns and is useful at getting borders because it provides an overlay over google maps which isn't perfect but is darned close. look at cheverly, maryland and the 20785 zip code and you will see where cheverly is in the zipcode and where hyattsville surrounds cheverly in the same zip, cheverly being an incorporated town that does not occupy the entire zip code. the maps are about midway down the page on the left. it also gives detailed populace info for the nerds in us all.

http://www.city-data.com/
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Re: Official Sources of Mapping Information

Postby cfreema » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:23 pm

cfreema wrote:i also found this website here that has extremely good info. i use it all the time and it goes by incorporated cities/towns and zipcodes and unincorporated towns and is useful at getting borders because it provides an overlay over google maps which isn't perfect but is darned close. look at cheverly, maryland and the 20785 zip code and you will see where cheverly is in the zipcode and where hyattsville surrounds cheverly in the same zip, cheverly being an incorporated town that does not occupy the entire zip code. the maps are about midway down the page on the left. it also gives detailed populace info for the nerds in us all.

http://www.city-data.com/




p.s. this is for reference only and should not be integrated as a basemap due to licensing issues. i just use it to look at a line and manually edit the map.
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Re: Official Sources of Mapping Information

Postby HavanaDay » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:15 pm

A good starting point for North Carolina:

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/gis/counties.html

Otherwise I just usually type "county name" gis and get the right results in the first few google links.
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Re: Official Sources of Mapping Information

Postby Spil » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:01 pm

WeeeZer14 wrote:NY - http://www.nysgis.state.ny.us/ State GIS Maps

This has been updated to GIS.NY.Gov

And, wow, how bad is it when the state GIS maps have three road-name errors just within a block of my house? Hate to see how bad the rest of the state must be!
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Re: Official Sources of Mapping Information

Postby jenncard » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:59 pm

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Re: Official Sources of Mapping Information

Postby BlackjackNY » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:11 pm

Spil wrote:
WeeeZer14 wrote:NY - http://www.nysgis.state.ny.us/ State GIS Maps

This has been updated to GIS.NY.Gov

And, wow, how bad is it when the state GIS maps have three road-name errors just within a block of my house? Hate to see how bad the rest of the state must be!


I can confirm that the GIS(at least in my area) is a mess. The county police based their database on it, which was a huge mistake. Thankfully, the fire service did not base their own database on GIS info.
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Re: Official Sources of Mapping Information

Postby jondrush » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:56 pm


Dang-it Jenn, now I need to get to work . . . :D
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Re: Official Sources of Mapping Information

Postby thom_p » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:22 pm

Tennessee: Hamilton County: http://maps.hamiltontn.gov/hcflex/
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Re: Official Sources of Mapping Information

Postby mwhead2 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:00 pm

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Re: Official Sources of Mapping Information

Postby mapcat » Sun May 06, 2012 3:49 pm

In case anyone thinks it would be easier to keep track of these in the wiki, I created a general page:

http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/Mapp ... _%28USA%29

Here's the Ohio page, for an example:

http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/Ohio
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