Questions on the application of Mathematica to geography, including the use of the CountryData and CityData functions. Not to be confused with geodesy.

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upper limit with `PlotStyle` in `GeoListPlot` in v10.1

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.2 Let's start with the code below: ...
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Problem drawing a GeoPath polygon with GeoGraphics

I want to draw some polygons bounded with various geographic coordinates. For example, here is the code to draw a triangle between New York, Cape Town and Beijing. ...
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CountryData fails for some tags and properties

The problem has gone, presumably resolved by WRI. See kirma's comment. I'm using Mathematica 10.0.2 for Mac, and for the first time just tried CountryData. ...
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How to make a world map with a coloured ocean and transparent land surface?

I'd like to make a world map with a blue coloured ocean and transparent land surface (to be used later as an overlay). With: ...
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GeoGraphics examples not running correctly

I'm trying to work with the new GeoGraphics functionality in Mathematica 10, starting with the example given here. None of the code seems to run well for me, though. I try to run the first command: <...
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Matrix of boundary distance between countries

I'm trying to generate a matrix of the boundary distances between all countries. First thing I tried was GeoDistance: ...
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Median household income for each county in Maryland

I found that Wolfram|Alpha knows the median household income for every county in the US. I wanted to get a list of all counties in Maryland, and the median income in each county. The only way I could ...
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GeoLabels/Tooltips in Geographic Plots from Dataset

I am looking to plot a list of list of regions, and attach some data to the GeoLabel. All the data is stored right now in a Dataset that contains entries of the form ...
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Coloring a map of GeoRegions

I know that I can plot multiple GeoGraphics results on the same map by using something like Show[Graphics@@p1, Graphics@@p2], but it doesn't really work (seems to ...
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Can I import (and repair) damaged GIS shape files?

Five GIS shape files are available online at http://www.utahcounty.gov/OnlineServices/maps/DataLayers.asp. Mathematica 10 imports 4 of the 5 files just fine (in the sense that, after download, <...
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Cost of Living comparison for many cities

I have an excel file with about 40 cities listed. I would like to compare the cost of living for each one. I have seen the sample "relocation calculator" given by the input: ...
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How can I output the coordinates of a city in coordinates of the Mercator projection?

On Mathematica version 8, I would like to use CountryData and CityData to mark Paris on a polygon map of France in the Mercator ...
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GeoGraphics: problem with GeoPosition in shifted projections

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and persisting through 10.4.1 A remark about the answer: My work around is only nice for simple cases with points. More general should include proper polygons splitting on ...
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How do you plot polygons with GeoRegionValuePlot?

How do you plot polygons in GeoRegionValuePlots? I'd like to reproduce what the call (2) (below) does with something like the call to (4). As you can see using GeoDisk(s) (3) works but the call (4) ...
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Cluster entities by a combination of values

I can plot the population of zip codes in NY with something like ...
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Building bounded polygon around heatmap (or points)

I have a set of data for world marine piracy. I'd like to build polygons encircling areas of active piracy. So to start with I get piracy data and make a heatmap from it. ...
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Combine Stereographic “Entity” Plot of Arctic Sea with Contour Plot

In the announcement of Mathematica 10 there were some very cool features for every geo-related researcher. Like this one what i'm trying to do is to overlay an ContourPlot onto this beautiful arctic ...
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Compact Map of USA with Alaska and Hawaii shown under California

Is there a more efficient way to include Alaska and Hawaii on a compact US map than the combination of the three GeoGraphics with Insets shown below? ...
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Getting the coordinates of GeoDisk[] and similar Mathematica 10 GeoObjects

I'm a big fan of the new Mathematica 10 geographic capabilities and functions such as GeoDisk[], GeoCircle[] and others. One limitation of these functions, however, is the transformation of the actual ...
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How to make a 3D topographic globe?

I've made some attempt with this dataset of elevation. But I have some trouble with ListSurfacePlot3D, which can not show the globe correctly: And I've checked that the data is out of problem, ...
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Geomarker Scaling

Struggling to get a 3d cylinder to scale properly on a street map. I want to use the stacked cylinder as a custom pin. ...
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Flying to Australia

I want to compare different flight routes to Australia and their lengths. So far I have written: ...
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What should I do if the geographical map provided by Mathematica doesn't show some rivulets?

I have a list of geographical coordinates(maybe the coordinates are not that accurate, but the problem is not that vital): ...
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How can access to curated data needed by GeoRegionValuePlot be speeded up?

Seems that GeoRegionValuePlot requests data from the internet multiple times to process its plot. As an example, let's graph smoking per capita worldwide. ...
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How to correctly project heat map onto map

I'm importing the NGA ASAM piracy database into Mathematica for analysis. ...
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Calculate geo location based on distance from other locations

Given a list of entities (or GeoPositions) and their distances from a particular location, how do I find that location's ...
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Geographic background containing both outlines and contours: how?

I would like to create a map which will show lakes and rivers together with elevation contours and contour labels. What is the simplest way to do this with ...
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How can I list all the 'countries 4000 km far from current location'?

A friend said to me on Facebook that she is 4000km away. So I want to try to guess where she is. How can I find which countries are a given distance from my current location?
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Visualizing data on a world map - flexible record format

I have a list of members of a team, and I want to create a visualization on a world map. I want to plot them on a map, to see some clustering. The fields are: ...
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How to combine more locations (GPS coordinates inside one city) with Google map?

I have a list of GPS coordinates.E.g. GPSList = {{47.680800, 17.626446}, {47.681078, 17.627283}, {47.682759, 17.631810}}; I would like to crate a Google Map ...
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Winkel Tripel and Robinson Projections?

How can I do WorldPlot with the WorldProjection -> Winkel Tripel or Robinson projections. Mathematica has Mollweide and several others defined, but not these popular projections adapted by National ...
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Map of Specific US States? (Isolated)

My question here is fairly basic, and I'm sure I'm overlooking something basic. I know about CountryData for creating shapes of entire countries, and it works, to ...
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How to get a country's official languages?

According to Wikipedia Of the 193 widely recognized countries, 178 have an official language at the national level (NB:or more than one) The only exceptions are: Cyprus, Czech Republic, ...
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Georeferenced bitmaps

The command Export["filename.jpg", graphic] will export the graphic object graphic to the file ...
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How do I convert from NAD 83 State Plane Coordinates to Latitude and Longitude?

I am trying to convert NAD 83 State Plane New York Long Island coordinates to Latitude/longitude. Below is my code - what am I doing wrong? ...
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Distances of locations in the matrix form

I want to have the distances of the cities in the matrix form.How can I have it for example for the cities like followings that also includes the distance of the city from itself which is zero: ...
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Is it possible to construct a topological map of road network of Bangalore?

I saw this example wherein the CityData gives the map of a city. But this is available for a relatively small set of curated regions. Is it possible to extract ...
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show density plot on US map

I have a bunch of data points in the form of {latitude, longitude}. How can I plot their density on a US map? Single points on the map do not clearly show their ...
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Drawing CountryData groups

I'm sure I'm overlooking something obvious, but I can't draw groups of countries. Here are two countries and two country groups: ...
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How to create an interactive map of the 50 states showing certain data in tool tips boxes for health care policy development?

To create a means of displaying information about the distribution of primary care providers, the population density and the average yearly Medicare expenditure per enrollee for each state, I would ...
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Building graph based on the cities connection?

I built a Graph based on the permutations of city's connections from : ...
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City/Country Names by GeoLocation

How do I get the city and country names from the output of FindGeoLocation[] {lat, long} ?
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xkcd: Geohashing in Mathematica

On May 21, 2008, an xkcd comic proposed a method for creating a random, local meeting place that can't be determined until the day of the meeting. This method is usually used for xkcd fan events, ...
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Maintaining map dimensions after using Colorize

I am trying to beautify a map by using Colorize as demonstrated in the Mathematica documentation. First, I import a shapefile from DIVA-GIS for France which ...
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Problem with ListContourPlot feeding data format and WeatherData

With following code I am trying to show the mean wind speed patterns for a few geographic locations. ...
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Indicating the probability that a weather datum is above/below some given value on a geographic map

With help of the previous questions here, I am analyzing weather data as daily MeanWindSpeed of some cities with the following code: ...
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Why is CityData[All, “Coordinates”] failing?

When I evaluate CityData[All, "Coordinates"] Mathematica returns {Missing["NotAvailable"], Missing["NotAvailable"]} ...
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Geocoding addresses to geographic coordinates

I am writing a research proposal for a project on voter turnout as related to proximity to mass transit. The first part of my project would require geocoding hundreds of thousands of addresses, but I'...
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plotting a {{Latitude,Longitude}} list on top of a GIS shapefile

I have a dataset composed of points specified in {Latitude,Longitude} format. Call it latlong for the purposes of this question. It displays properly with ...