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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What software for direct editing of a DBF file?

I am currently processing GPS log data from my holiday and need to add information to the points. I remember I used OpenOffice and later LibreOffice to directly edit the files but currently I am ...
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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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ArcGIS 10.0 - problem with exporting a huge geodatabase table to CSV or DBF

ArcGIS 10.0 SP5 @ Windows XP Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9650 (12M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) 3 GB RAM In a file geodatabase I have a point feature class with a huge amount of records (over ...
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Region partitions (shapefiles) comparison in ArcMap 10

I have 2 shapefiles, in each file the region is divided into zones. Each zone from 1st ("large") file is "almost" a union of a few zones from 2nd ("small") file. Specifically, for each union in ...
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SHP, SHX and DBF files became empty (zero byte) overnight on QGIS

This literally happened overnight. I was working on a shapefile in QGIS 2.4 last night but my files (SHP, SHX and DBF) all become zero byte this morning. Has this happened to anyone before? How ...
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BTS 2014 Highway Performance Monitoring System over 2gb dbf limit

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/national_transportation_atlas_database/2014/polyline The dbf in question is part of the hpms.shp The error I receive when trying ...
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PyQGIS joining a dbf to a shapefile

I am trying to join a shp and dbf file using the PyQGIS API. The code I'll use is below: from PyQt4.QtCore import * vector1 = QgsVectorLayer("path to dbf file", "test1", "ogr") id1 = vector1.id() ...
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How do I edit a shapefile DBF to repair an extra row?

Something got screwed up and now the rows of my DBF beyond #1210 are offset by one, meaning that each shape has the attributes that should be assigned to the next shape. If I were in a spreadsheet ...
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pgsql2shp converting nulls to spaces

Why does PGSQL2SHP convert null values to spaces when exporting a table? I would have expected empty strings in the shapefile (dbf).
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proper way to export editor tracking information

I have several layers use editor tracking to trace the editing actions. Although I can get the editor tracking information through attribute table of individual layer, use want to use a button to ...
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Adding attributes to a hexagonal grid generated with MMQGIS

I generated a hexagonal grid with MMQGIS, and I need to add some attributes to each hexagon. Is there a convenient way to do this or I have to work with the dbf file? In that case, what is the meanign ...
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Generating XML to create a file geodatabase table from an existing shapefile DBF

I am writing a C# .NET application to convert a folder of shapefiles into a file geodatabase. Basic Info Windows 7 64 bit VS 2010 - Application is being run as 64 bit. Version 1.3 of the File ...
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Joining by location - DIVA-GIS .dbf layer not included

I want to get place names from a .dbf file displayed on my map. I've imported the .dbf file as a vector layer. The gazetteer table does not have any ID fields so I was trying to use the "Join by ...
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Removing multiple categories from GRASS vector feature

Pardon my lingo if this is not entirely correct - I am a software developer, not a GIS person. We're working a project that uses v.overlay to merge a map of slopes with a map of soil tests to produce ...