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Turn Opendata into Geodata with GeoWE GISWEB, create your own layers and maps from online free resources.

Nowadays there are a lot of free datasets on the Internet, and many of them are not geographic data. However most of the data from opendata portals are referred to the territory,  assigned to a location such as a village, city, country, etc.

In this article, we will geolocalize a data source using a geographical layer, by joining common attributes from both datasets referred to the same location by a code or name.

In other words, we will add thematic data to a geographic layer to create richer layers, so it can be used in geographic analysis or thematic maps.
Image 1: Create thematic Layers, USA Divisions
For this purpose, we are going to use GeoWE, a powerful geographic information editor. We are going to make an example of attribute data managing, without a specific target, just to show data join tool potential, so that each data manager can use it according to their needs.

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This is an example of how you can create new geographic layers and maps from non-geolocalized alphanumer…

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