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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Converting tags in OpenStreetMap (OSM) files to attribution in shapefiles?

I've downloaded the street data from OpenStreetMap (OSM). I'm looking for speed limit attribution and OSM seems to be the only source for my jurisdiction (Ontario, Canada). The problem is, the speed ...
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Know any historical shapefile databases for Canada? [on hold]

Presently my GIS research is in historical geography. I'm making some of my own shapefiles from historical documentary/primary sources but I would like to know what other historical shapefiles are ...
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Update AutoCAD 2015 custom drawing property fields from ArcGIS Shapefile

I need to update AutoCAD 2015 custom drawing property fields from a GIS point dataset shapefile format (in ArcGIS). I would like to do this for an AutoCAD template as project work starts. I have ...
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Calculate invariant moments for a each polygon in shapefile

I am working in python and have polygon shapefile created from polygonized binary raster. I populate the attribute fields for each polygon in a loop. I need to calculate the invariant moments fr each ...
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Unable to see shapefile? [duplicate]

I am trying to add my shapefile which consists of buildings to my MapView. However, I am not able to see it. I am referring to Buildings.shp on my SD card. I am able to open and see the same shapefile ...
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does a cartoDB world shapefile exist?

Does anyone know what cartoDB uses for country boundaries on their standard basemaps e.g. cartodb world flat blue? A shapefile would be really useful as doing global maps (using country polygons) look ...
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messed up shapefile attribute table text

I have a .shp file from AutoCad imported to QGIS (using _MAPEXPORT > text in AutoCad) and this is what happens to text in attribute table - example: {\Fsimplex|c0;O\Fsimplex|c238;Š\Fsimplex|c0; ...
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SVG To Shapefile [duplicate]

Is it possible to draw out some SVG shapes in Illustrator or Inkscape and convert them to Shapefile using GDAL or QGIS (or something else perhaps?). I have an image that I can easily georeference, ...
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Has anyone implemented the leaflet.shapefile plugin?

I'm trying to implement the leaflet.shapefile plugin to enable a user to upload a zipped shapefile and overlay it on my webmapping site as can be done in the demo version of the site. ...
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QGIS 2.10 Edit shape files saving only once

I'm have some trouble while editing my shape files. I can save only once. So what I have to do is to save as another file, add to QGIS and edit again. Save as another file... And on and on... Does ...
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Extracting all vertices from line shapefile in a simple way? (no python scripting)

I found that shpdump is a very good tool to extract all vertices from an ESRI polyline shapefile, but I need a single triplet (X,Y,Z) file (ie. shpdump provides all coordinates by parts). Is there a ...
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change SRID of shapefile and QGIS

It is possible to change the SRID from a shapefile to another SRID in QGIS ? I have a shapefile in 2100 srid and i want to change it in 4326 SRID.
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How can i make image of shape file using python in QGIS? [on hold]

Here I am trying to below code, but it give me error. import shapefile import Image, ImageDraw # Read in a shapefile r = shapefile.Reader("K:\TM_WORLD_BORDERS-0.3\Mississippi\mississippi") # ...
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How to get FID recognised by GeoServer?

I'm trying to load a shapefile into a GeoServer that has a style defined which makes use of the FID attribute: <PolygonSymbolizer> <Fill> <CssParameter ...
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shapefile does not draw in ios app

I can import a shapefile into my iGIS ios app but it does not draw or show up. I opened it with a simple shapefile viewer and it gave me the error that I have attached as a picture. How do I fix ...
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How to classify shapefile values in QGIS?

I would like to classify shapefile values using graduated style in QGIS, but instead of using the default mode of classification (e.g.natural breaks with values range 0-10, 10-20, 20-30), I would like ...
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iGIS failed to load shapefile?

I am using iGIS for iPAD When I try importing one particular shapefile it gives me an error(see attached pic) saying I have the wrong projection. It is the same one I use on my other 10shapefiles ...
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Can I merge an Access database with a shapefile into a file geodatabase? [closed]

I'm working on a project where I'm trying to merge location information from points placed in a shapefile with information that I've entered into an Access database. There is a unique identifier with ...
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Dissolving shapefile but retain attribute fields

Is there any way to dissolve shapefile but keep attributes fields in the same time? This is how I want to retain fields: There are two fields I want to conserve in a shapefile. The first column is ...
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Shape file text field unicode

I used ArcGIS 10.3.1 to create Shape file with a text field with 5 length. When I entered a unicode text with 5 characters, ArcGIS lost the last 3 chars (Saved only 2 begining chars). What's the ...
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Getting Shapefiles of Meghalaya [closed]

I want to download a shapefile for Meghalaya. Where do I get it from?
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DLLs or examples to support writing a shp, shx, dbf file as memory stream for uses on Azure website?

I'm trying to read/write shapefiles for a web service for an azure website and I do not have the luxury of accessing the local file storage (which means that reading/writing from/to disk is out of the ...
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A reliable source of shapefiles for boundary data?

Does anybody know of somewhere that I can reliably get shapefiles or kml files for municipal / neighbourhood boundaries for cities across the world? I know that ArcGIS online has some but certainly ...
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Modifying attributes of a shapefile using java

I have a polygon vector shape-file in which each feature has an integer attribute. I want to update this integer attribute(for all features) programatically using java on regular intervals of time. ...
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Shapefile for India which includes taluk boundaries? [duplicate]

I need to go for zonal wise mapping for rice crop in south India for that i Need taluk boundaries of Andhra Pradesh and Kerala's taluk boundary shape file. So, how to download taluk boundary shape ...
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Loading Shapefile with Work Network creating Negative Scale

For the company I work for, we have our own servers and network we load upon start up to do our work within QGIS. However its about 50/50 when loading an outside shapefile that it works. When I load ...
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Label rendered with empty features using geotools

I am using geotools to generate some images based on the shapefile data, it works well until I tried to add labels for the line features: the labels are rendred even there is no features in the ...
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GDAL -SQL or -where options

ogr2ogr -overwrite -t_srs EPSG:3978 -f "ESRI Shapefile" -sql "SELECT * FROM 'Layer Name' WHERE FIELD_NAME = 'A CLASS'" dst.shp src.shp help me out here - looking to 1) reproject a shape and 2) ...
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Shapefiles failing to merge

I am attempting to merge two shapefiles together. Both are line features. I have merged these files before and it worked successfully however due to problems during editing I have to start again and ...
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Speeding up ArcGIS arcpy.Merge_management for MANY files? [closed]

I'm currently running a script that is using the arcpy.Merge_management function to merge roughly ~1500 shapefiles together. When I tried this with much smaller test runs, it ran perfectly. Now ...
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Help finding point in polygon via Spatialite with example karst zones data

I'm working on a school project involving Spatialite and point in polygon queries. I've successfully followed this example: http://blog.crazystyle.net/?p=255 I am now trying the same sequence of ...
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Create HexBins for shapefiles

I usually create hexbins using the MMQGIS tools in QGIS. I would create a hex layer and intersect it with a shapefile. I've tried to create a hex shapefile and importing it into a PostGIS and tried to ...
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Uploading shapefile into postgis

I am trying to import some shapefiles into postgis. Now I have an example database within my download of postgis. In this database I can import the shapefile by changing the DBF file character ...
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How to write a script that will merge shapefiles? [duplicate]

We use an application called IntraMaps Roam. Our guys go out in the field, mark up their maps with GPS points, and then bring them back to the office. They will copy their shape files to the server ...
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Moving a shapefile point 500 m west

I am a novice to arcgis 10 so please forgive my ignorance.I have this 2000 survey points shapefile and I was told to , I guess is dislocate, generate new survey points, each new should be 500m west ...
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Legend information in shapefile

I am a novice to the field of GIS so please forgive my ignorance. I am required to plot a shapefile (.shp) on a basemap which is an openlayers map. The shapefile is published in GeoServer as a wms ...
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QGIS corrupting shapefiles?

I'm hoping someone out there might be able to help or suggest some tests to try and resolve some very odd QGIS behaviour of late... Our core GIS team of 4 users has been testing v2.10 prior to ...
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Creating a new layer from a spreadsheet and an existing shape file in QGIS

I have a map of US zip codes and a spreadsheet that associates data with specific zip codes. I want to show the zip codes where the most data exists using a gradient, but I am not even sure how to get ...
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Hand-held GPS to which I can upload imagery and shapefiles?

We've been struggling with Garmins. We can upload imagery and data using a phython script to create a KMZ file then drop it onto the GPS. It kind of works (much better on the newest units, barely on ...
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How to convert shapefile of India into a system with longitude and latitude system?

I have two shapefiles of India. One is without PoK and other is with Pok. I want to convert the shapefile of India with PoK into a co-ordinate system with longitude and latitude (same as without PoK). ...
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join a polygon shape to the attributes contained in a shape containing three points

I need to join a polygon shape to the attributes contained in a shape containing three points ( all within the polygon ) with different information. Using the command merge attributes by position ...
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Exporting .csv file as .shp in QGIS?

I am a newbie to QGIS. Here's what I'm trying to achieve: Step 1: Load the required GIS layer (*.shp file) Step 2: Load the .csv file in QGIS Step 3: Perform the join based on common attributes ...
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Find shortest path between points avoiding shapefile?

I am an intermediate python developer with very limited GIS experience. I have a list of latitude/longitudes of a ship at sea. I need to join them into a polyline using the shortest distance between ...
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Can you display mxd files on a app for iPads?

I would like to know if there is any apps that can displaying ArcGIS data? I have multiple .mxd's that i would like to display on a portable app.
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CSV file locked for editing after join

I have created a table join between a vector shape-file and a csv file using pyQgs. Now i want to edit the csv file (not from inside QGIS) . But when i double click on the csv file , it says that ...
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How to calculate the form (or shape) factor of a polygon?

I am using QGIS to calculate the form (or shape) factor of polygons following what Louf and Barthelemy did here: http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/11/101/20140924 The form factor is ...
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Spanish municipality level shape file and population data

I'm struggling with the Spanish municipality level, it would be great if someone can help. I need to incorporate population data with the lat/long for each Spanish municipality and below are the ...
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How to Dissolve Polygons Inside a Feature Class Based on Attribute Conditions

I have a large shapefile (saleArea.shp) which includes hundreds of small adjacent polygons. I would like to dissolve the polygons based on some conditions from tValues field into 5 bigger groups like ...
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Creating an interactive map that uses a point shape file to display information

I have a raster map, a PNG of a fantasy map, which has points on it. I want to create a interactive map that displays information (text) whenever you click on a point. An example of what i'm after ...
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GeoPandas save to shapefile issue: Unable to open EPSG support file

When I try to use to_file() to write a GeoPandas GeoDataFrame to a shapefile I get the following error. df3.to_file('~/Desktop/testout.shp', driver = 'ESRI Shapefile'); ERROR:Fiona:OGR Error 4: ...