A standard (but older and limited) data storage format developed for the once-popular dBASE DBMS. Of interest primarily because it forms part of the "shapefile" specification for sharing GIS data.

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problem with saving to esri file

I was using Wroclaw 1.7/GDAL 1.9(earlier release)/Grass 6.4/GSL 1.15-2 and started getting the following message when saving any item to esri format. "Export to vector file failed. Error: creation of ...
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How to easily edit attribute data using Regular Expressions?

I am writing a tutorial for MSc students that uses QGIS. One of the tasks requires the attribute data to be modified (see pdf draft of tutorial here if interested ). The question is how to get them ...
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Is it possible to add a new line in a non-spatial table using Qgis?

While using QGIS, and having loaded a non spatial table (from a dbf or a Spatialite table), is it possible to add a new row to its table attributes? Normally in a spatial layer you have to use "add ...
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Error Importing dbf File Into GRASS

I am working on an assignment which requires me to connect to a database, then import a dbf file into the database using the command db.in.ogr (as can be seen below). However, GRASS simply won't ...
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v.dissolve renames the attribute table column and does not produce a dbf

When I run v.dissolve on my vector... v.dissolve --o input=pass2@mapset1 layer=1 column=fttcp output=pass3 The dissolving appears to work but the column name in the attribute table has changed from ...
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Why does ESRI make me store my DBF doubles as strings?

As far as I can tell I have to store all numeric values in a shapefile's associated DBF file as strings (yes, the N type is essentially a string). Can anyone confirm that ESRI does not support the use ...
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How do I convert a text file with coordinates to database table in Python?

How do I convert a text file with point coordinates to database tables in the Dbase.dbf format in Python?
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Saving *.dbf as *.xls using Python?

i've been let loose in the workplace to learn python to do things in Arcmap10. so, i've learning python as i go and trying to remember the programming i have done. where i am in this project is ...
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coordinates in dbf file wrong

I am new to ArcGis, so please bare with me :D . I converted a polygon in an mdx file I have to a shape file, then converted its vertices to points, then used "add X Y feature" and choosed coordinates ...
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ArcPy: Creating weekly-sum layers by summing field values from seven consecutive daily .dbf's

So I have 490 consecutive daily rainfall shapefiles/.dbf files in a single directory. Each consists of a uniform even-spaced grid of 220 points having uniform pointIDs, number of records, field names ...
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NA values in dbf when exporting shapefile from R with writeOGR?

I´m writing an esri shapefile from R (2.14.1) on windows, using writeOGR in the rgdal package, in the resulting dbf file, NA values in the spatialpointdataframe (in numeric columns) are not translated ...
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How to convert dbf to raster the short way?

I have got a dbf file and i want make it to raster file but shor way, Look at my long way, 1- First i add my dbf file 2- and i create tin http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc421/mtnkou/2.jpg 3- ...
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How do you add file name to an attribute field?

Does anybody know how to add the shape file name to a field in the file's attribute table? I've found a description: 'You have to use inline variable in CalculateField like %Name% in expresssion ...
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ArcObjects joins and non-persistent fields after joining to multiple tables

I have inherited a truly awful and very large ArcObjects project that was originally written in VB and then ported to C#. Apparently the source code I have been given is not the latest version and I ...
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How to bypass 10 character limit of field name in ShapeFiles?

I'm exporting geometry with attached text attributes from oracle database to esri shapefile format (.shp) with Java and Geotools library. Attribute columns in our database have names with more than ...
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What are the steps to go from raw address data to a locator report? [closed]

I'm a seasoned programmer, but I'm new to GIS in general. I've read a decent amount of ArcPY documentation but haven't seen an example that takes me from raw data to a locator report, from start to ...
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DBF write support in Ruby

this is repost of the same question on Stackoverflow where I got no answers so far http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5687130/how-to-write-into-dbase-tables-using-ruby-on-osx So, from OSX(Lion) using ...
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How do you determine a shapefile's charset?

Is there a way to determine the charset used for a given shapefile?
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How to Open a Table, Convert it to ShapeFile & projecting the data using the X and Y

it's my first project using ArcObject, i create this interface : http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o104/b_sara/Cap2-1.png i did programme the button "Parcourir" ( browse ) using a commonDialog, it ...
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How to add attribute field to existing Shapefile via Python without ArcGIS?

I have a Python script that adds an attribute field to a Shapefile if doesn't exist. This is easy to do with ArcGIS (graphically or via Python), but I'm looking for something that doesn't depend on ...
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Problems closing dbf-table edited with ArcObjects

To change values and add new values to a dbf-file, I connect to the dbf and use the ITable interface to make the edits. At the end I release the COM-objects of the table and the workspace. But when I ...
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DBF creation and manipulation without excel 2003

My company just upgraded to Office 2007 and now I am no longer able to easily manipulate and create dbf's. I do not understand MS's decision by removing this capability but alas there is no use ...