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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Are polygons stored clockwise or counterclockwise in a shapefile? [duplicate]

I'm working with polygon coordinates in QGIS using PyQGIS using ESRI shapefiles as input data. My question is, are the polygon vertices (I'm referring only to the outer boundary in the case of ...
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How can I export to .shp file with only the geom column with PostGis?

I have multi-linestring in .shp files and I split the lines with postgis, but that result is only geom column. It does not works with shape file exporter error: incompatible mixed geometry types ...
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Issue with dissolving a polygons layer in QGIS 2.4

I downloaded a dataset of roads and parks from OSM. I then buffered the roads and merged with the parks. Now - all i want is to dissolve / union all the features in the merged layer. I fail to do it ...
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does the census bureau provide clipped / water-bounded files as nice as certain cities?

this question says they do but when i compare what i can find in the cartographic boundary files section of the census bureau's gis page, they don't look as good as certain shapefiles provided by the ...
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Looking for shapefiles for Canadian shale plays with labels and/or meta data about the plays

I work for a company in the oil and gas industry. We are making a geospatial map with mapbox and leaflet. Our task is to show shale plays in relation to other industry items like well sites. We ...
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Shapefile Conversion to ERDAS Signature editor

I'm trying to run a supervised classification for an image. I was working with it in ArcMap and created some training data. I wanted to see if I could get a better result with Erdas Imagine using the ...
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Unable to add features in QGIS 2.4.0

QGIS beginner problem. I can no longer create features with "Add Feature" in QGIS. The info triangle message is "Transform error caught: forward transform of (0.000000, 0.000000) PROJ.4: ...
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How to clear areas outside map in R

I succeeded thanks to the eblonde in the disscution (problem with polygon smoothing in R) to smoothing polygons in R. Code: inter1= read.table("c:/inter2.csv", header=TRUE) #add a category ...
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OpenLayers preview problem?

I just want display shapefile (.shp) that I have made in QGIS in openlayer geoserver. but There is a strange object that appears. I want to ask how to get rid of the strange object.
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Can QGIS generate a map that composed of several .shp maps?

I'm using QGIS-2.4.0 API to develop application. I need a map that composed of several vector layers. If only this, it can be done by merge in QGIS, but I need more for that: the map(or project?) I ...
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shapefile record has no attribute named bounds

This is the code that I am using to print the bounds of my shapefile. import fiona import shapely import shapely.geometry fc = fiona.open("filename.shp") shapefile_record = fc.next() shape = ...
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Path on network returning wrong results

I have created a shapefile of polylines that represent a path with multiple intersections. Then I have used the networkx python library to create a network. At the first the results were satisfactory. ...
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Digital Elevation Model and Shapefile not aligned in openWind

I have a digital elevation model and a shapefile containing point features for the location of wind turbines. These two layers appear to be aligned in QGIS but when I open them in openWind, they are ...
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Plotting Postal Codes from .csv Files in QGIS

I have Canadian postal code data that I would like to plot. This data is currently stored in a simple .csv file. At the moment the only other data I have is FSA data from Statistics Canada. Is ...
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Clip raster by shapefile in parts

Please help write .sh script command to clip raster by polygonal shapefile. Shapefile have name field with unique name of polygon feature. On the output must be rasters with name of polygons in ...
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Kartograph - AttributeError: _Shape instance has no attribute 'parts'

I am new to GIS and open source tools so bear with me. I am attempting to convert a shapefile to svg by running kartograph as a python module. My source file (provided by the local GIS ...
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Opening shape file in OpenWind

In QGIS I have used the OpenLayers plugin to locate a wind farm. I have then used the add feature function to place a point at the base of 7 turbines. I have saved the shape file as an ESRI Shapefile. ...
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Place an image svg into an R plot

I have a set SVG icons (weather icons ) and I want to create a figure with svg superimposed images representation of a Shapefile. below my shapefiles and points representing the position where I ...
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Is there a command line tool for converting projection in .prj and GeoTiff to EPSG codes?

Is there a command line tool to convert a shapefile projection in the .prj file into corresponding EPSG code? I know that there is website http://prj2epsg.org/search for doing this online, but I ...
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Uploading large files to ArcOnline

I am trying to upload a large shapefile to ArcOnline, however I found out ArcOnline won't upload any shapefile that has more than 1000 features. My 30 shapefiles have over 1,000,000 features each. ...
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Unable to export data to ShapeFile in ArcGIS

I've imported an Excel sheet into my ArcGIS project but am unable to convert this to a ShapeFile. When I try, via export data, I get an error message saying either 'output name is not valid', whatever ...
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Reprojection of shapefile in R and final extraction of values

I need to extract values from some raster files (stack) using a shape file. to bring both of them in the same CRS, I first transformed the shapefile using the EPSG codes. Opening it in an GIS software ...
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Unable to plot values for individual fields in my table using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm having problems adding tabular data to an ArcGIS project and need some help! Example of my table is below (please note that the fields have been edited since the capture was taken to remove any ...
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How To Bulk Export Shapefiles Into Microsoft SQL Server using QGIS or PostGIS

Hey all thanks so much in advance for your help I have been researching this issue for a while. I have found two popularly suggested ways to preform this task: ogr2ogr - just take a shapefile and use ...
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Querying a shapefile and returning values?

I have a lot of experience making maps in ArcMap. I don't have much experience programming or working with APIs. Here's the (simple) problem: I create a shapefile of a region and then load the ...
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Where to download shapefiles of interest for Honduras

Where can I download free Shapefile data for Honduras including: roads departments municipalities points of interest
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How to export streets in a certain area from one shapefile to a new shapefile?

I have a shapefile with the roads from Europe and I want to export in a new shapefile only the roads from Greece. I tried to delete the other roads but there are too many and I have no attribute to ...
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Converting osm file to shapefile (or data frame) in R

I was looking for a road shapefile for Australia today. I ended up going to Geofabrik. Open Street Map has data in .osm format. But they do not have one in .shp for Australia. If possible, I want to ...
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How to merge shapefiles of two countries with QGIS [duplicate]

I want to merge the shapefile of Nigeria and Cameroon admin level 1. I downloaded the files from gadm but I cannot merge the files with QGIS or find a shapefile of Africa having countries at states ...
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organizing attribute table: multiple sets of variables per point

I would like to have hints on the best way to organize my dataset (I am working with ArcGIS 10.1, advanced license). I would like to build a points layer, each point being a weather station in the ...
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How to create a shapefile or gml from a Oracle database using SDE.ST_Geometry?

I have a ORACLE database 10g(Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition Release 10.2.0.3.0) with a SDE.ST_Geometry field and i want to make a program in python so i can create several shapefiles based on ...
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GIS analysis to find duplicate geometries

I have a big shapefile that contains all the buildings and houses of the town that I work in (approx. 90,000 features). The data of the buildings/houses are saved by the town's surveying engineers and ...
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How to cut and paste polygons in QGIS so they don't overlap?

I use QGIS, and I need to cut and paste polygons so they don't overlap. Here's what I mean: I have shapefiles for cities that I'm pasting into a new polygon shapefile. I also have shapefiles for ...
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Adding new record with specific coordinates into shapefile using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need to create a new point record in my shapefile. When I use the Create Features tool in the Editor tool, I can click anywhere on my map to create a point, but when I go into the attribute table to ...
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Convert shapefile with lists to data frame in R

I would like to ask some help for converting a shapefile to data frame. I downloaded data related to roads from Natural Earth. I imported the shapefile using shapefiles package like the following. ...
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Using r, readShapeSpatial fails with simplified mapshaper.org shape

So I'm mapping out the postal regions of my country and it's an enormous, 5.4million row dataframe. I don't need every single little twist and turn of the boundries, so I was super excited to ...
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Exporting group layers from Table of Contents (TOC) to Folders of shapefiles?

I have some group layers in the Table of Contents (TOC). Each group of layers references a few shapefiles from different source folders. I would like to export each group layer name as a folder and ...
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How to find all distinct values from a single column of an attribute table with GDAL (Python)?

I am working with GDAL and modify ESRI shapefiles with it. I am searching a possibility how to find all distince values from a single column of an attribute table with GDAL (Python). In SQL it would ...
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Exporting file geodatabase (GDB) to Folder of shapefiles?

I have a geodatabase with several feature dataset and feature classes associated with it. I want to export each feature dataset as folder and feature classes associated with each feature dataset will ...
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Identifying certain polygon from overlapping set

To clean up a large shapefile, I am looking for a way to do the following: I have the ID of many polygons which need getting rid of stored in a list. These polygons are villages and a second ...
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How to save .shp to .csv so that the Name is in the first “column” of the .csv?

I am trying to convert a point shapefile to .csv with locations in QGIS. The problem I am having with the conversion is mainly that, in the resulting .csv file I would like to have the Name and then ...
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Is there a standard for the specification of .prj files?

We use shape files for data exchange. I've looked at the .prj files: different programs produce different prj files. Is there a standard how the parameters must be specified in a prj file? AFAIK the ...
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Problem with projection of Slovenian Shapefile in QGIS

I hope someone can help me for this: I'm doing my masters thesis in Slovenia (in the field of wildlife management), for this I got a Shapefile of slovenian data by the University. As a main layer, I ...
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Parse PHP/HTML to shapefile or similar

I've been experimenting with scraping spatial data from a web page (www.majidata.co.ke). I've managed to find the source of the vector data from within a webpage though and have saved a chunk as HTML ...
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Why does the postGIS file lose geometry?

I am loading shapefile data from a GPS into PostGIS via Leica ZenoOffice. This apparently imports fine with it's geometry in the attribute table. However, when I add a postGIS layer in QGIS the file ...
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Cannot produce pie chart in QGIS 2.2

I have a shapefile to which I joined two tables from a MySql database. I used one column of the first table to color the polygons in my shapefile which works fine. Three columns out of the second ...
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Using ArcGIS for Server and ArcSDE for importing shapefiles?

Is there a way to use ArcGIS Server web services to perform the task below? I have .NET ArcObjects code to import shapefiles to Spatial DB which works on ArcGIS for Desktop. This code used ArcSDE to ...
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Adding Route Shapefile (PolylineM) to QGIS?

I'm new to QGIS (and to this amazing forum as well) and I already have an issue : I received a Route Layer in SHP format (PolylineM). I've easily loaded this file into QGIS but it doesn't seem to ...
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Can a shapefile, or other file, be made from Excel without coordinates

I have two Excel spreadsheets I'd like to make into shapefiles, or some equivalent. I have access to ArcGIS at work and want to try using GRASS as well. I have seen the help on doing so, but only if I ...
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Export to SHP with ArcPy with query

I have a shapefile with table with area code (field areacode). How can I export with ArcPy each unique area code so I get a SHP file for each one? It takes too long to select the layer and query ...