Provides convenient method to download Seattle related shapefiles and convert some of them to TopoJSON format.
Inspired by Bostock's world-atlas.
Idea copied from and based on Justin Palmer's portland-atlas.
Before you can run
make, you’ll need to install
ogr2ogr and some other prereqs. If you are on Mac OS X, and using Homebrew then just run:
brew install node brew install gdal brew install cairo
And then, from this repository’s root directory, install the dependencies:
If you run into problems with installing
node-canvas, you might need to setup your
PKG_CONFIG_PATH like so:
This comes from the node-canvas OSX install page.
|Census Tracts||School Districts||Block Groups|
|Beach Access||Geo Names||Tribal Lands|
All Make Targets can be run using make. Example:
Shapefiles from Metro Extracts.
2009 building footprints from Data Portal
Neighborhood outlines from Data Portal
Street Network data from Data Portal
Parks from Data Portal
Zoning from Data Portal
Tree locations from Data Portal
Shoreline data from Data Portal
stream data from Data Portal
from Data Portal
Census Tracts for Washington - from Census
Beach Access Sites from WA Ecology Dept
Geographic Names Information System from WA Ecology Dept
GeoJSON conversion should work for any of the above shapefiles. The make command uses
geo as the sub-directory. So, for example, to make a geoJSON file for neighborhoods, it would look something like:
geo prefix and the
There are also a few geoJSON specific files:
geo/starbucks.json - location of all starbucks
Other GIS Sources
Here are some other links for GIS / Shapefile data for Washington / Seattle: