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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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?

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 ...
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Trouble in Natural Earth Shapefile “jumps” read using GeoTools

I'm using GeoTools 12.0 to read in Natural Earth data. I'm really happy with the performance, and ease of implementation. But, I'm having trouble reading in very large polygon data. The 110M Ocean ...
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Moving (translating and scaling) a polygon in a shapefile

Updated Question: I have an ESRI shapfile of the US, with Alaska, Hawaii, etc, broken down by county. I'm extracting the polygons (each representing a county) from the shp file, and then displaying ...
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ArcGIS 10.2 Shp File Read-only

How do you make the shapefile a Read-only so the client can not make any edits using 10.2.2 ArcGIS. It is not within a geodatabase, just a stand alone shapefile. I am using Windows 8
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How to convert DRA to SHP [duplicate]

Does anybondy know a software wich convert mapmaker vector file to a shapefile ?
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How to set zoom level for labels of highway in JOSM?

I'm new in using JOSM and open street map data . I import a shapefile of highways in JOSM and use it for styling the highways.Some highways are trunk ( in open street map standard ) and some of are ...
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Coordinate Not Match - Convert Shapefile to Geojson

I'm a newbie at GIS programming and I have a problem with file conversion. I've tried to convert shp file to geojson, and the coordinates do not match. But when I try to convert it to kml, it goes ...
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Merging shape-files freezes

I am trying to merge shape-files in QGIS it stops each time at 19%. The program doesn't show me any error messages so I don't know what is going on. Both shapefiles are 1.9 GB. Also I noticed that ...
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Problem with unicode Characters (arabic) in josm

I'm using josm for converting a shapefile to .osm format. When I import the shapefile to josm the arabic characters do not show correctly (see the image below). The dbf of the shapefile shows the ...
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Importing csv file in QGIS including names and description [on hold]

I'm just getting to learn QGIS. I want to make a map (Google maps) where I can map all our customers from our database. Including names and even better: description, address, telephone, etc. All this ...
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How to save shape file as type 1 point file in Qgis?

QGIS saves point shapefiles as type 8 - Multipoint as default. I need QGIS to save as type-1 Point file. How?
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how to colored style on geoserver from atribut of SHP map [closed]

i have .SHP map format, i want to colored based of atribut of map with style on geoserver, i hope can get the solving problem, thanks
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Why dissolve creates many extra features?

I have a shp file in Arcmap 10 that has ~16600 polygons. Some overlap. I want any polygons that are overlapping to be dissolved into single polygons. I want non-overlapping polygons to remain the ...
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Json to shapefile bulk converter [closed]

Is there any way to convert multiple json files into shapefiles as batch/bulk process?
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Determine if shapefile and raster overlap in python

I am building a script in python using osgeo/gdal. I have a set of shapefiles and a set of GeoTiff raster files. I would like to have my script ignore shapefiles if they do not intersect with the ...
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Canadian Shapefile from Statscan is wrong?

It's great that Stats Can produced this for free! However, it's useless if it's wrong. I'm using the shapefile for territory planning so the FSA (postal code) data needs to be 100% accurate. But ...
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How do I rename Shapefiles in QGIS?

I have a huge list of layers in a project that are named in a foreign language. i I want to translate and add the English title to the name. When I right click on a layer and choose properties- ...
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When I download a shapefile from Geoserver my attribute data of shapfile changed

Hi dears I added many shapefiles and PostgreSQL database into Geoserver! But when I downloaded this Shapefiles again my attribute data is not legible in Farsi characters! Can anybody understand me? ...
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How to load geographic data into Hadoop (Hive) and then to be able to call spatial functions on them?

I need to load some geographic data into Hadoop (Hive), and then, to be able to call some spatial functions on them using Hive. My input data format is ESRI shapefiles (but could be another format, I ...
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How to output coordinates from a shapefile to a GMT or CSV file in QGIS?

I want to get the coordinates for a line shapefile as csv or gmt files. I click create "new layer" - "new shapefile layer" - I check the "line" box and then "OK". Then I make my shapefile. When I ...
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Finding an ogr2ogr equivalent of SelectLayerByLocation

So I'm trying to take individual grid point buffers and only select the regions that the points intersect with (via SelectByLocation). Generally I run the following code to: Explode multipart ...
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Update point shapefile attributes from polygon shapefile using QGIS

I have two shapefiles: one point and one polygon. The point shapefile have five attributes that describe the points. The polygon shapefile have one attribute: name of the polygon. I am a beginner to ...
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Importing 2014 TIGER County Shape Files to 2012 SQL Server?

Last year, I figured out how to import TIGER Census Block shape files into 2012 SQL Server with no issues. I assumed I would use similar code to do the county shape files but I keep getting a few ...
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Extracting metadata from shapefile in FME? [closed]

Does anyone know how to extract metadata information from a shapefile in FME? To be exact, i want to extract all the field names from a shapefile and export as a xml or any format. Example, if i ...
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GIS shapefile data for Singapore Urban Planning areas

Is there any free resource to obtain Shapefile data for Urban Planning area boundaries in Singapore?
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Display big data set on Google Maps

I have a pretty large polygon shapefile (almost 1.5 million buildings) that I want to display in Google Maps. As the KML would be far too big, I have to create tiles, right? I don't want to host my ...
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How can i set symbology and scale in my own shapefile to mapsforge?

I have a shapefile contain network of a city . I want to use the shapefile in android devices . The best solution is using mapsforge.I search and found some solution to convert shapefile to mapforge ...
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Where to Dowload Village layers for India with census 2011 information?

Does anyone know where I could download a layer of all villages in India together with their populations (hopefully from the 2011 census)?
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Relocating & resizing complex shapefile with OpenSource Software

(please excuse my poor english) I do have a polygone shapefile of an archaelogical site with elevation data of 10cm steps and I dont get hands on the raster data as it was collected by the drone. My ...
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Convert shapefile to multiple single-value TIFFs

I have a shapefile that is composed of multiple overlapping polygons that represent extent of habitats of certain species. Here is a 1 MB example of such file from International Union for the ...
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How can I identify lines that intersect a certain raster layer area?

How do I identify certain roads ( of a line shapefile) that intersect with a layer that is produced from the reclassify tool (for raster data)? I am trying to identify which roads specifically are in ...
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Merging TIFF file with other shapefiles to use ArcGIS geoprocessing tools?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop. I have a TIFF file and I already applied the Copy Raster to make it an ESRI grid (i.e. I did not specify any file in the output field). The problem is, when ...
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Can't get pyshp to work when converting csv to point file [closed]

I've been hammering at it for ages, but I just can't get pyshp to work. The csv file looks like this: lon,lat -122.5163113, 45.55324148 -95.1719409, 29.97979461 153.0072888, -27.45988559 etc, ...
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Convert coordinates from readShapePoly in R to long-lat coordinates

I'm trying to find some centroids of a shapefile for Danish municipalities and afterwards find the driving time between them. I use R's readShapePoly function from maptools combined with the ...
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Separating data in shapefiles [duplicate]

Is there a tool I can use to break a shapefile apart and create separate smaller shapefiles based on attributes. Without selecting each one and creating a layer form selected. Or if not is there a way ...
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Combining many individual precipitation shapefiles to show by year in ArcMap?

I have 10 years of each year precipitation in shapefiles and would like to combine them into one to show years in ArcMap layer. Do I need to use the append or union ?
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Show raw bytes that make up an attribute in a shapefile

I am processing shapefiles, and I'm trying to track down an encoding problem. I want to check the raw bytes of an attribute to see if this shapefile (and hence the step that created it) is the source ...
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Points In Attribute Table Will Not Display In Data View

I am using ArcMap 10.2.2 and opening a shapefile of points. My issues is this: the points do not appear in the data view. In other words, I cannot view the points in the display where they usually ...
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Displaying polylines in different color / Color gradient

Though i am using QGIS, yet I am not confined by tool (can use an entirely different tool or a plugin for QGIS) usage.. Only aim is to get the following: I am reading various shapefiles in QGIS and I ...
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shapefile for mumbai area or section wise

please don't kill me if this question is listed anywhere else, i really searched high and low to find answer to this question. i am working on a project in which i need to plot data on Mumbai city ...
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Diverse values to one field for soil analysis

I have soil analysis data in an Excel table. For one analysis point there are values at three depths. Besides the Excel file I also have a shapefile with the points to which I want to add the soil ...
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How to get the layer name with a arcpy code

Using the FeatureToPoint tool I've having difficulty calling just the name for file without the extension or path. Here is the part of the script that I'm creating that Im stuck on. eg. ...
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ArcGIS Online : 'Unable to import this shapefile (a is undefined)'

After saving a shp file from QGIS I get this error adding the shp to ArcGIS Online: 'Unable to import this shapefile (a is undefined)' I tried saving in different projections (WGS1984 (EPSG:4326), ...
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How to use shapefile in QGIS on Debian?

I am extremely new to GIS and I just received a shapefile, as a zip file that includes the following files: filename.SHX filename.SHP filename.prj filename.dbf filename.cpg but I am not sure how I ...
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error converting shapefile to geoJSON with Ogre online tool

I am using on online tool built with ogr2ogr to convert shapefiles to geoJSON: http://ogre.adc4gis.com/ It's worked well except for one shapefile, and I can't see why... The shapefile has only six ...
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How can I draw a Line on a Shapefile?

I have a problem, in Java I can draw points on my Shapefile, but I don´t know how to draw a Line. I found the SimpleLineSymbol, but don´t know how to use it further. My first try was LineString ...
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how to convert shp and gis line and raster data to autocad (dwg or dxf) in QGIS or GRASS

I am trying to find out which is best free GIS program with ability to convert shp and line and raster files to files suitable for autocad (e.g. dwg and dxf). I have QGIS and GRASS. I get an error ...
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Troubleshooting a few missing shapefiles on Google Fusion Tables

I downloaded a set of election precinct shapefiles from the Clark County Nevada website and converted them using shpescape.com into KML files for Google maps. Now I'm trying to troubleshoot why a few ...
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Converting pre-ADF coverages to current shapefiles?

I have a set of old coverage files, published at 1995-1996 in a CDROM by an official mapping authority. They were, therefore, made with ArcView 1.x and don't have the ".adf" extension. The files that ...