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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Using J/Link to decode Google Maps Polyline strings

I would like to use this java code inside Mathematica using J/Link. It converts Google Maps API Encoded Polylines to a list of points. I tried the Mathematica tutorial but got lost. There is the Java ...
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CountryData and the areas of the world

If I add the WaterArea and the LandArea of the world, I get the same number as if I asked for the total area of the world in the first place: ...
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Highlighting individual countries on a world map

Consider the following list of countries which I would like to highlight on a world map: ...
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Using Texture to color countries according to their timezones

So I'm trying to make a world map, where each country is colored according to its timezone. Except, for countries with multiple timezones, the country is filled with vertical stripes of colors ...
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Google Map in Notebooks?

Using Mark McClure's GPXToGoogleMap results in a HTML and Javascript code which can be viewed by any browser. Is it possible to load this map into the notebook, which obviously means for example that ...