Galápagos Islands shape files

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04-14-2016 06:15 PM
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Hello ,

I am looking for shape file for the Galápagos Islands any idea where I can find the info?

Also, is it possible to convert .wms into shape file? How?

Thank you so much

C,

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Hi Carole,

Wow, it is harder than I thought to grab GIS data for the Galápagos Islands. Take a look at this thread. Someone asks the same question:

Vector Data for Galapagos - GIS - CartoTalk http://www.cartotalk.com/index.php?showtopic=8129

You may have luck looking at the sites for World Vector Shoreline:

NOAA Shoreline Website

And click here to be able to find data to access:

Global Self-consistent, Hierarchical, High-resolution Geography Database (GSHHG | NCEI

There are also some downloads for Ecuador here that you can look through:

Ecuador

This thread may help answer your WMS question but, likely you cannot easily do this:

python - How to convert WMS to SHP? - Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange

I hope this helps.

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Thank you so much Adrian.

Very helpful.

I will do that.

C

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Carole,

Let me know if you are successful in finding what you need (and maybe you can post back to here to show where exactly you obtained your data).

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Yes,

I will definitely do that.

Thank you.

C

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Carole, Did you find what you were looking for?

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Adrian,

Yes, I did.

I actually was able to get the shape files from Open street map as osm , then I used QGIS to make them ESRI Shape file and I got all of the files now in ArcMAP.... Thank you so much

C

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Maybe too late but Ecuador has a nice website for data.

Geoportal | GeoPortal del Instituto Geográfico Militar-Ecuador

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