A vector data storage format for storing the location, shape, and attributes of geographic features. Often referred to as 'an ESRI shapefile', as ESRI developed it.

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Plot shapefile with matplotlib

I am trying to read a shapefile and plot it using matplotlib. Here is the code: import matplotlib.pyplot as plt import shapefile shpFilePath = "D:\test.shp" listx=[] listy=[] test = ...
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Problem in importing shapefile to Postgis with postgis Shapefile manager

i have a problem with importing my shapefile to postgreSQL, it's a poroblem with the encoding, here's the screenshot: i tried to change encodingin "options" buti get this message: "Failed in ...
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QGIS algorithms do not work on copies of shapefiles?

I'm using QGIS 2.6.0. I'm trying to run various algorithms such as "SAGA/Shapes-points/remove duplicates" & "SAGA/Shapes-Grid/Add grid values to points" through the sextant toolbox. When I run ...
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Programmatically adding .shp file to .mxd file

I have spent hours attempting to find the solution to the following problem online, but all answers I have found are quite old, and none work. Here is the situation: I have a variety of .shp files. I ...
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Tools to export shps from Oracle database

What open source tools could be used to export shapefiles from an Oracle database. I have tried using QGIS but it does crash way too much.
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Merging shapefile layers not working in QGIS?

How do i merge different vector layers in to one shapefile layer In QGIS version 2.6
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Software or script for Batch Shapefile to GPX

I am looking for a software that does batch processing of shapefiles to GPX files. I have seen many including Arcmap that will batch gpx to shapefiles but none vice versa. I currently am using DNR ...
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Collecting shapefiles from different users - any rules for quality data/quality control?

Apologies in advance for this very basic question! My company collects market information from forestry projects in an annual survey. This year, we are trying to add a spatial element to our ...
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How to create a missing dbf file for shapefile?

I have a shape file (shp) which is missing its dbf. I tried to load this into Postgis using shp2pgsql and got the could not open shapename.dbf error. I opened it in QGIS, without issue, and ...
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town, village, prefecture shapefiles for China?

I'm looking for boundary files for towns, villages and prefectures in China that are free. I've came across http://chinadataonline.org/, but they are limited. Can anyone tell me where to look?
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All queries on wkb_geometry column return null regardless of input ( ST_Point, ST_Intersects )

I am new to Postgis and I don't know if I am doing something wrong with my query, or if there is a problem with the data. I have been running queries on tiger shape files from the US Census site, I ...
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Is there a QGIS alternative for ArcMap's Append (to Shapefile) Data management tool?

Is there something out there for QGIS that is similar to the Append Tool in ArcMap? Reason I am looking: I am currently working on a storm drainage project that involves GPSing Storm drain lids. My ...
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How do I make a SHP file from waypoints?

I have a Garmin etrex 20 and I want to convert my waypoints into a shapefile for QGIS. The waypoints need their name and background information with them in the shapefile.
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Add a single column to multiple SHP

I was looking for a way to add a new column to several shp (simple polygons) at the same time. I don't know much about batch command. This new attribute is also a little bit tricky : I need to ...
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Creating a Shapefile without ArcGIS

I am in a bit of a bind. I have to create a shapefile for a CEA but I do not have access to ArcGIS, only to ArcExplorer, which will not allow me to create a shapefile. What other way can I do this ...
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Split point shapefile by date attribute using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a point shapefile composed of points created on a Garmin in 2012 and 2013. They are in the format mm/dd/yyyy (there are other fields, but this is the one of interest). I was wondering if ...
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cannot get ArcGIS to project a shapefile

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 (SP1). I got a shapefile with polygons representing some features of the landscape in my study area. This file has been provided by a third party institution. The coordinate ...
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Preserving Metadata

This is really my first time working with metadata and I just have a few concerns in regards to it. Hypothetically, if I were to merge two shapefiles together and then explode them back to individual ...
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Lining attributes up with features when creating shapefile using PyShp?

I used the Python Module Pyshp to select particular census blocks from the Census's shapefiles and package these into a single shapefile. However when I add this data into ArcMap and right click to ...
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convert shp file to tiles for wms requests

I have a shp file (world countries) and this file is fix(I don’t want to edit it). I create a Vector layer with this file in geoserver and I get this file with WMS layer from geoserver. In this ...
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How to add a new features to an existing shapefile using Geotools?

I have a shapefile with some points. I would like to add a new points to this shapefile using Geotools.
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MapInfo : Can not load table

I've generated a shape file using .NET DotSpatial library, when I try to open the file in MapInfo I face below error, "Cannot open table. unable to open table road." How do I determine what's the ...
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Filter shapefile layer in ArcPad 10.2

I have an ArcPad project that uses several Shapefile layers. How can I filter the features in one of those layers? According to my searches, I can only filter if it is an AXF layer. I'm happy to ...
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How do I export to a shapefile?

I created a new map, connected to my ArcGIS service, and dragged a map from a map service into the Table of Contents. The map is drawn on the screen with all my data points and I can see the ...
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How to export SpatialPolygons as Shapefile

I imported two Shapefiles to make an intersection: shape1 <- readOGR(".","shape1") shape2 <- readOGR(".","shape2") polygone1 <- gBuffer(shape1, byid=TRUE, width=0) ...
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Converting character attribute to numeric attribute

I am following the very simple code found in this question Converting shapefile to raster: Character attributes to create a new numeric variable based on a factor. My proble is that the new numeric ...
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How to correctly upload Shapefile into PostGIS on ubuntu?

I want to know how to use upload shape file via Postgis. Can u please help me? .com/nsVuQ.png
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Converting NTX data to DXF/SHP

I've inherited some old CARIS GIS data (NTX format) and am needing to convert it into something usable while ensuring that all attributes remain intact. I do know of the NTXShape application ...
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How to convert .lyr to .shp in ArcMap 10.2?

Does anyone know how to convert a .lyr to .shp format in ArcMap 10.2? I had a look at different forums on the internet and most people suggest that it works by right clicking on the layer in the TOC ...
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Shifting .dwg file to align with a shapefile

I'm trying to integrate data in a .dwg file collected by surveyors into an ArcView 10.2 project I have projected as NAD83 UTM Zone 10 N. The survey data is in an undefined coordinate system but I ...
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UpdateCursor stops after the first iteration

My arcpy script includes two updateCursor Objects. The first iteration of the "outer" coursor works fine, but the programm stops when it comes to the second iteration at updateRow(). Has somebody an ...
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How to extract percentage of land cover from a raster according to multiple shapefiles?

I have a raster map that represents land cover of a region, and different shapefiles (total 120) in the same region. I want to know the percentage of every land cover for each shapefile. For example, ...
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R using fortify to project shapefile on google map gives wrong results

I have a shapefile that looks like this > str(FieldsMap) Formal class 'SpatialPolygonsDataFrame' [package "sp"] with 5 slots ..@ data :'data.frame': 3 obs. of 2 variables: .. ..$ id : ...
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ArcMap KML Multigeometry to Shapefile

I have been troubleshooting this issue for quite some time now. I have a variety of tools available to me: ArcMap, QGIS, as well as OGR2OGR. Unfortunately, I have not had any success with any of these ...
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by 3d dxf to shp with field height

I have a question from a DXF file " topographic precision 3 cm " with 3d polylines to get one shp line with information 3d is possible?
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India Block Boundaries

I know this has been asked before (Where can I find block (sub-district) level boundaries for India?) and it seems it is still not possible to get better than district level data as a shapefile, but ...
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How to export a Shapefiles of an OpenStreetMap relation?

Given I have a relation such as this example. I have installed JOSM and QGIS as well as GDAL tools for the shell. I am aware of Overpass-Turbo. What is the best way to export geometry data from ...
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Issues with hyperlinks in a KMZ file

I have a point shapefile where I set up a hyperlink to a .pdf file. In Arc the hyperlink works fine, and the desired .pdf file is opened when I click on the specific feature. If that layer is then ...
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Merging polygons which have different coordinate system with map coordinate system?

in order to merge the polygon I go to editor tool and then select merge, however in my case when I want to edit it is giving me this statement" the layers are in a different coordinate system than the ...
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UK coastline shapefile?

I'm looking for a shapefile for the coastline of the UK. I'm guessing the Ordnance Survey 'geo-portal' is the best place to get this, but whenever I go to the Ordnance Survey site I get the shakes. ...
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Source of elevation/topographical Shapefiles?

I'm writing an Android navigation application using Java in my own time as a learning exercise. It reads Shapefiles (with some pre-processing by me) downloaded from ...
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Create a dynamic excel sheet linked to a shapefile's attributes

I am trying to create an excel sheet that is updated automatically when the features of a shapefile are updated. I know the shapefile's .dbf file is updated but I need the excel sheet to be formatted ...
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Shapefiles not showing in OpenLayers using QGIS export to OpenLayers 3 plugin?

I am new to GISs in general and I am working with QGIS to generate layers to be shown on OSM using OpenLayers. My problem is the following: I have multiple layers in a QGIS project and I want to ...
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Geographic data edit solution

We are working on a JavaEE application which owns a lot of geographic data like points,lines and polygons to be visualized in the client side. The origin format of these data is Shapfile. And we ...
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Transform shapefile to WGS:84 (EPSG: 4326) in Qgis

I am struggeling with an enoying problem here. I received several shapefiles from an colleague that he told me is in WGS:84. If I look at the metadata in Qgis it tells me the following: In layer ...
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Divided road segments from XTools Pro need unique, informative IDs

I can divide segments with my road using XTools Pro, but I want to give a useful identifying number to each segment. For example: If D100 road has been divided into 20 segments, the segments must ...
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Adding shapefile layers in QGIS causes previous layers to disappear

This is my first time having such trouble, but I'm only a casual user. I have a base raster layer of the school I work for and I've been adding vector shapefiles on top of that in separate ...
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ogr2ogr - extracting S-57 layers

I'm trying to extract the layer DEPARE from an S-57 datafile and convert it into a shapefile. I'm using ogr2ogr from OpenGeo Suite 4.5 (GDAL 1.11.1) on Windows 7 64 bit. The problem is that when I ...
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clipping ESRI shapefiles along with shx and dbf

I've seen other answers detailing how one can clip a .shp file with ogr2ogr but this just returns a clipped set of geographic features. I also want to clip the .shx and the .dbf in the same manner. ...
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How to simplify polygon shapefile and maintain topology? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a straightforward answer that actually works...not a 'duplicate question' flag. None of the other solutions posted in similar threads actually work...they all have dead-end answers ...