A comma-separated values (CSV) file stores tabular data (numbers and text) in plain-text form.

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Changing CSV layer attribute value from text to number in QGIS?

I read in a CSV file for linking to a .shp file. All the variables that are just numbers came in as text. How do I change the text variables to numeric in QGIS?
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How to convert .shp to .csv including attributes AND geometry?

I have a .shp file with 60k+ entries, all of which are polygons with corresponding attributes (acreage totals, landowner names, tax ID #s, etc.). What I ultimately need is a .csv file with all of ...
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Joining non-spatial CSV file to spatial data (shapefile) using QGIS?

I have a CSV file which has postcode data in a field, but it is non-spatial e.g. no Easting and Northing. I have a shapefile with postcode in a field and some additional data. I want to join the ...
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Using PyShp to convert polygons in *.csv to *.shp files?

I'm converting csv data to shapefiles using the pyshp python library. What I want to do is very similar to Using the python shape library: pyshp - how to convert .csv file to .shp, except that I ...
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How to spatially join polygon fields onto a point layer in QGIS?

I have gridded depth points in CSV format that I'm trying to add other map data to, in additional columns. I've tried joining fields, hoping that I could link the Shapefile data to the csv, but when I ...
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Preparing CSV files for use in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I wonder if there are any recomendations how to properly prepare CSV files for use in ArcGIS for Desktop. I ask because I have some troubles using CSV files because ArcGIS attributes wrong field types ...
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Using the python shape library: pyshp - how to convert .csv file to .shp

I am trying to understand how I can use the csv module in python to open a csv file in the same folder as the python script, and then create a shapefile using the shapefile module pyshp. The csv file ...
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What ArcGIS geoprocessing tools support exporting tabular data to CSV?

I have found that most if not all geoprocessing tools that allow tabular output are limited to geodatabase tables and DBF files for supported output formats. Are there any that also support CSV ...
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How to add csv file in QGIS 2.0 using Delimited Text Layer Plugin?

I used to import csv files in previous versions of QGIS using the format below, but when I upgraded to QGIS 2.0 the delimited text layer plugin was changed and I can't import the file anymore. The ...
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Create a csv with geometry as WKT in QGIS (and choosing the field delimiter)

Is there a way to choose the field delimiter when exporting to CSV with geometry as wkt in QGIS? I have a shapefile with donut holes and I'd like to export it as a CSV. It's for a partner whose DB ...
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How to export Polygons to CSV with coordinates?

I am very new to QGIS, so please bear with me. I have a ".shp" file, which is contains a set of boundaries for suburbs of Australia. I opened it to QGIS and I would like to export it into a CSV file ...
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How to identify feature vertices that are part of a donut hole in ArcGIS 10?

I´m exporting the coordinates of polygon vertices to a CSV-File using the "Feature Vertices to Points" and then the "Export feature attributes to ASCII" tools. Some of these polygons have holes ...
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Join a CSV file to shapefile using gdal/ogr?

I have a shapefile with several attributes, for example YEAR, COUNTY, and AREA. I also have a CSV file with more fields that I want in the shapefile, such as POPULATION. Both the shapefile and the CSV ...
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QGIS 2.0 text delimited layer importing data as single row

I'm trying to import a text delimited layer using lat/lon, but the tool interprets the data as a single line. I've tried saving my csv using several different programs (Stata, python editor, text ...
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How to export only certain columns to a CSV file in ArcGIS?

I've written a python script using arcpy which outputs a polygon feature class into a File Geodatabase. I have added a function to export the attributes to a separate CSV file. I am using the code ...
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Bulk convert DBF to CSV in a folder ArcGIS 10.1 using Python

I would like to convert 1000 dbf files to CSV. All dbf files are in one folder and they have sequential names (S:\output_tables\tcb1.dbf, S:\output_tables\tcb2.dbf, S:\output_tables\tcb3.dbf, up to ...
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How to convert a point grid to a raster?

If I load the original .csv file, I then have a map of the African continent represented by 14069 data points covering it at 40x40km resolution. Each data point shows solar radiation means across the ...
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Importing Lat/Long coordinates as CSV file & only displaying single point in QGIS

I am using QGIS and trying to import Lat/Long coordinates as delimited text layer. All points show up in my attribute table, however, only one point is displayed on the map? Any ideas?
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How to edit Shapefile Attributes?

How might I go about exporting a polygon shapefile (e.g. CSV) so that attributes (not geometry) are editable by others, and importing it with the changed attributes (of which there are several columns ...
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Converting ArcGIS topology rules file (*.rul) to *.txt, *.csv or *.xls for reviewing?

Has anyone converted ESRI's topology rules file (.rul) into another format? I built a complex topology rules set and would like to QC it in something easier to read and work with than ArcCatalog. ...
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FME Proccess to merge two CSV files not working

I am trying to merge two datasets of golfcourse data with almost similar information. my end goal is to have all the data into one csv file that have merged information from both csv files. I have ...
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Unable to create shapefile using shapefile.py

I am trying to create shapefile from csv data using shapefile.py but i am constantly getting this error, Traceback (most recent call last): File "createShp_Davis.py", line 31, in <module> ...
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Batch convert xy to shapefile

I have about 300,000 CSV files which I want to convert to shapefiles, but ArcGIS and QGIS can only convert one CSV at a time. Are there any ways to batch convert my CSVfiles? x y z1 z2 z3 z4 1 2 3 ...
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How to auto-create a schema.ini file for a .csv?

I have been given some data in a csv file, which I need to import into my ArcSDE geodatabase. ArcGIS is having problems recognizing the field types, and is not importing some data. It is recognizing ...
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How to extract geo data out of a polygon shape file into csv kwt [duplicate]

I have a polygon shape file that contains all the neighborhoods in the Netherlands. My aim is to export the neighborhoods and coordinates to csv file (KWT). Without success I tried (with QGIS) these ...
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Help with Python Update Cursor syntax

I'm having trouble running a loop to update the values in a particular field in attribute table by reading from a csv file. Any input is greatly appreciated. The following is the sample code: import ...
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How to export highlighted features from attribute table to an excel file?

When i selected some portion of the map in QGIS, in the attribute table the selected features gets highlighted... How to export the highlighted features from attribute table to an excel file ...
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How to draw lines from two points in a CSV?

I have a CSV file where one line looks like this: Duration, user, lat-start, long-start, lat-end, long-end 298, Casual,38.9101,-77.0444,38.91554,-77.03818 Each row in the CSV has two points and I ...
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Exporting list of Feature Classes to CSV using ArcPy and Python?

I am successfully using the follow script import arcpy from arcpy import env import os env.workspace = ("WORKSPACE") fcList = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses() print fcList to export feature class names ...
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Creating shape file from file with coordinates

How can I make a shape file of an csv file with coordinates?
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Accessing existing instance of qgis from stand-alone python script

For my own data analysis pipeline, I am running a split screen setup with iPython notebooks on one side, generating variables from source data, pushing them to a csv file which qgis then reads/joins ...
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QGIS: Colour GPS track by speed

sorry íf I might ask this question the 101 time, but I didn't found anything with google or SE. I have a CSV file with WGS84 trackpoints and visualizing them with QGIS textplugin works fine. The log ...
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encoding problem with QGIS 1.8 and CSV import

I have following problem with QGIS 1.8. Lisboa (standalone installer, Win 7 Pro 64bit) - I import CSV - text in CP1250 separated with ";" and using "," as decimal separator. I correctly set the ...
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Why is my .csvt not recognized? [closed]

I am trying to associate a .csvt file with a .csv file, so QGIS doesn't insist on calling all the fields text strings (thereby preventing the use of graduated symbols). I used the syntax described by ...
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ERROR 000212: Cannot create XY event source Failed to execute (MakeXYEventLayer)?

I have a csv file that is 133mb in size and has over 1.3 million lines of data. Each line of data has its own lat/long and I was wondering what would be the best way to display those points based off ...
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Import polylines and polygons into QGIS from CSV

I'm assuming this is a simple question, though my efforts have not yet found the answer! I want to import a large number of polylines and/ or polygons into one one or more QGIS layers in order to ...
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What is XYZ format in QGIS?

Basic question, but I have been asked to export data to an XYZ format. Is this the same as CSV files. I am using QGIS 1.8.0. So i am presuming i select the data I want to export, right click its ...
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Using SearchCursor to access & export values in a raster table

I am desperately trying to export the values in a raster table to a .txt file. I've seen some other folk post about this, but for some reason can't get the code to work in my case. I have a raster, ...
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How to add CSV data with no coordinates to a polygon layer in QGIS?

I would like to add attributes from an spss database (around 300 cases) to a polygon layer in QGIS. Both datasets have a column with unique IDs. I exported the spss data to a CSV file which does not ...
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QGIS won't read table columns in CSV import on Mac OS

I am trying to import a CSV file to QGIS, but it ends up looking like my print screen below (program is in Swedish but in the preview window you can how QGIS won't read my data correctly). I can't ...
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How to convert GRIB-1 to GRIB-2?

I need to get data for my database from some GRIB files (binary), I downloaded wgrib2, which can export GRIB-2 files to .csv and csv is very suitable for me, but some GRIB files are GRIB-1, so I used ...
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How to model a graveyard - one point per deceased or one per grave? [closed]

This is a continuation of my previous question about our project on how to economically get away with the implementaion of a graveyard in a GIS system… On the graveyard we can find Regular ...
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Why are some columns not recognized as numeric even though I have a CSVT?

I have problems importing a .csv file. Some Values of the file are not supposed to be formated in text style, but in number style, thus i created an additional .csvt file like explained here. Both ...
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ArcGIS 10. Convert dbf to csv or similar in ArcPy without cursors

I have many dbf's created by the Spatial Analyst Sample tool. I would like to convert those dbf's into csv's or space delimited (or any text for that matter). I can't seem to find the ArcPy equivalent ...
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Understand QGIS errors when importing .csv file

I am trying to import a .csv file as a layer in QGIS and keep getting a number of errors that I don't understand. Is there any documentation of QGIS errors available? Or can you point me towards a ...
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How do I convert a set of latitude/longitude coordinates with timestamps to a GPX tracklog?

Converting tracks from a GPX track to a CSV table or some other format is relatively easy, but I'm looking to go the other way. I have a table of point locations logged with a handheld GPS, with ...
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How to produce a CSV file from .tif file with elevation data? [duplicate]

just want to ask, I have a .tif file that contains all the elevation of a country. How can I convert that to a CSV file that contains x,y,z values where x and y are the latitude longitude respectively ...
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How to write vector layer to csv file with geometry by PYTHON?

I use Python try to write vector layer file to csv file with this code QgsVectorFileWriter.writeAsVectorFormat(mylayer, r'c:\temp\xyz.csv', "utf-8", None, "CSV") It can export to xyz.csv but only ...
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How do you format an OGR VRT file to best convert a CSV to KML?

I am attempting to get a nice KML for simple review of POI/geocoding from a CSV. I a using ogr2ogr and a vrt. You can see the vet file below, with two attempts to get this right. Basically, the issue ...
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Line Layer from Point to Point CSV file using QGIS?

My question is probably a basic QGIS question but I could not find something that would work for me. I have a file of the following format: where each from/to is a point that is already inserted ...