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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portions of edited shapefile will not draw

I edited a shapfile of approximately 1500+ pipe segments yesterday in QGIS. When opened today (first in ArcMAP by another user) only about 10% of the pipes were drawn. The same happened when the ...
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Iterators in model builder - merging nested files with same filename ending

I am trying to merge files that are nested in different folders by their file names. For example folder 1 contains up to 100 subfolders that each contain a set of shapefiles: subfolder1_A.shp, ...
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Regroup SHP files and convert to one MBTiles file

I have a lot of shp files and i want to regroup all of them and export the whole thing in one mbtiles file (and display this with MapBox GL). I tried MapBox Studio but it's crash a lot ! Any ideas ?
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Using different symbols and colors for each row in a shapefile attribute table

I have a shapefile where I have a column of individual locations (ID field below), and then a column of yes/no data for each location. Some locations were visited twice and got different results. I ...
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Is it possible to withhold attribute data from a shapefile?

Basically, what I'm trying to figure out is if its possible to withhold or lock attribute data from a shapefile if you are sending the shapefile to someone?
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Display coastline

I have a raster converted from shape file(tool point to raster). Can anybody prompt, how to display coastline? I can use contours, but are not focused at condition "elevation = 0". Is there any simple ...
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Automating selection and sliver elimination using QGIS

At the moment I do this manually: open a shape file open the attribute table use "select features using an expression" - the expression is "area" < 200 then I use vector/geoprocessing ...
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Import OpenStreetMap to shapefile in ArcMap

I would like to import an osm file to a postgresql in order to be able to extract soe information and convert it to a shapefile. I have downloaded the PostgreSQL. My question is what are the main ...
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Enforce topology rule over a shapefile

I have a couple of shapefiles, the first one is a set of points, while the second one is a set of lines. I need to regularize the shapefiles in order to be able to generate a graph (adjacency list / ...
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How to build model to intersect and delete features? [on hold]

I have new shapefiles of wetlands I recently delineated. I also have the old NWI wetlands in the same layer. They overlap in some places but not in others. I am trying to build a model that will let ...
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How to convert coverage to shapefile?

I'm using ArcMap 10.1 I recently downloading some files that are in .adf format. I need to convert them to .shp. I just simply need step by step instructions of how to convert the data.
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Distance Measure appears to be wrong in ArcGIS Desktop?

The distances in my shapefile are completely wrong. I got this shapefile online. Does anyone knows what's going on? I attached two pictures. The shapefile is projected as ...
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Converting multiple vector layers to georeferenced rasters using QGIS?

I have Openstreetmap background loaded in QGIS - currently from Spatialite, but no problem to get shapefiles. I need to convert the loaded map to one big raster or could also by more smaller ones, ...
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Shapefile - problem with number of points in LinearRing

I am new to shapefiles and I've got a bit lost. I am trying to plot pooling sections in my region (Madrid) with different colors. But I get Error: IllegalArgumentException: Invalid number of ...
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Can WMS services share shapefiles?

I'm unfamiliar with the WMS data transfer but all the sites that I have connected through using WMS in QGIS only provide raster data. Is it possible to share a shapefile through WMS? If so do ...
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Making shapefile from Pandas dataframe?

I´d like to construct a shapefile from a Pandas Data Frame using the lon & lat rows. I have got a csv file and I process it with pandas to make a data frame which is easier to handle Is it ...
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Complex Shapefile Compression Advice

I'm looking for some advice on how I can simplify this very detailed shapefile to ultimately be used for the web (as topojson) as a interactive heatmap. It was originally created from a raster file ...
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How do I use filters on multiple layers in Kartograph?

I am trying to create a map of the continental US and Puerto Rico using Kartograph. I am using the shapefiles from Natural Earth, and I obtained the filter keys from the column headers of the DBF ...
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Losing polygons when importing shapefile in GRASS

I have a complicated mapinfo .tab file of wildland urban interface zones. They are represented as polygons. I am importing into GRASS using the following command: v.in.ogr -c dsn="C:....path" ...
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Complexity of US 5-Digit Zip Code Boundaries from Scratch?

Does anyone have any idea how difficult it would be to create 5-digit zip code boundaries from scratch? Let's suppose you start with a good outline of the US. Where would you source the fundamental ...
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Cropping a Shapefile into a Rectangular Box with Python pyshp

Using 'pyshp' I am hoping to reduce the set of US highway shapefiles to only those in Puerto Rico. The idea is very easy since I only need those pieces which fit into the window. >> import ...
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Joining shapefiles based on FID in QGIS [on hold]

I want to join shapefiles (or a shapefile and a data file) based on their mutual FIDs and can't see the FID in the "Target Field" dropdown on the join form. I believe this is a basic need to have ...
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How to export Extent as shapefile from multiple shapefiles using OGR?

I want to export EXTENT as Rectangular shp file from multiple shape using OGR2OGR?
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Batch convert tab files to shape files

I've seen several questions asking how to convert .tab files to .shp files in qgis mapinfo etc, which is what I'd like to do. However I have several files and I was wondering if there was a tool ...
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Distance unit between line and point shapefile

I have two files: A point shapefile containing latitudes and longitudes of points. A .kml file that I am converting to a line shapefile. Objective: To find the minimum perpendicular distance of ...
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How to combine/merge *.lul files to shape format?

I got multiple files, say 2500, I never heard about lul files before. anyway I visualised it in QGIS after number of attempt in Autocad map 3d and ArcGIS. it is basically like Basemap:Road,parcels, ...
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Extracting difference between two massive shapefiles using QGIS?

I have two massive shapefiles and I need to create a difference shapefile output between the two. I have a layer where I have satellite coverage (orange) and then a layer where I have high resolution ...
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Export to shapefile error in QGIS from POSTGIS table

I am attempting to export a postGIS layer to a shapefile in QGIS 2.6.1 Brighton. The table has 244,674 rows. The data displays perfectly well in QGIS but when I attempt to export to shapefile I get ...
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City shapefile for free

I am looking for a simple point shapefile which indicates where the cities of the world are. I cannot seem to find one which is free of charge and meets my requirements. Ive got this one: ...
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How to have newly added lines split existing lines where they intersect, using QGIS

I have a line shapefile where the lines form a closed polygon. Using QGIS (2.8 on OSX 10.7) I would like to add lines to the layer, basically splitting the polygon into quadrants. Then, I will need ...
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Extract data from netcdf using a shapefile polygon in python

I need to subset data from a NetCDF using a specific shapefile. The data are sea surface temperature and ocean color at 1/4 degree resolution. I have 4 polygons describing the US. Northeast ...
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How to divide an SHP entity?

I want to divide a unique entity of SHP to multiple entities The picture bellow shows a selected entity with area = 993ha My objective is to divide this entity to multiple entities where each area is ...
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How to merge a table and a shapefile in FME

I am testing the trial version of FME 2014 in order to make sure I can build some workflows on it. If its possible then we plan to proceed with buying a license. Right now I have build a workflow ...
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ogr2ogr converting ESRI shape to Mapinfo interchange

I'm trying to convert .shp files to .mif files on Ubuntu Linux using ogr2ogr: "ogr2ogr -f "MapInfo file" -dsco FORMAT=MIF mprec.mif mprec.shp" I don't get any errors but when I open the resulting ...
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Combine multiple shapefiles python

I'm pretty new to working with shapesfiles. I'm trying to create a spatial index of addresses in NYC. I completed it using an rtree but have only done it for Manhattan. To complete the other counties ...
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Is it possible to look at the contents of Shapefile using Python without an ArcMap license?

I wondered if it is possible to look at the contents of a shapefile using Python without having and ArcMap license. The situation is that you can create shapefiles from many different applications, ...
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ogr2ogr latitute longitude conversion formats

trying to convert shape files into mysql tables. Able to create table and load data successfully using OGR2OGR. Only challenge I see is latitude/longitude is not exactly the same format as one of my ...
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Multi-geometry shapefiles

Since a shapefile can only contain a single geometry type (e.g. point, polygon, etc), how could I persist both? If I must create a shapefile for each geometry type, how can I pass them to a ...
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Find and Replace python script to replaces values in attribute table? [duplicate]

I am working on a stand alone script in python that will allow to me to specify a shapefile and being able to find a value and replace it with a new value. Does anyone know what code will allow me to ...
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How to model a graveyard - one point per deceased or one per grave? [closed]

This is a continuation of my previous question about our project on how to economically get away with the implementaion of a graveyard in a GIS system… On the graveyard we can find Regular ...
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Rasterize and union problem

i've done the union first and then rasterized it. But now i want instead of that, to rasterize each one and then merge it as one. How do i do that? I mean without the union first off. ...
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creating many Shapefiles from from a single multi-polygonal shapefile using ArGIS tools [duplicate]

I have a country shapefile with many districts polygons which are administrative boundaries, I want to have a shapefile for each of the district, which tool in ArcGIS can I use to accomplish this
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Connecting to lines, which are not spatially connected to each other, using FME?

I have a shape file, which contains lines. These lines are not spatially connected to each other. More specifically the end of one linestring has a slightly different coordinate from the start of the ...
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Download WFS as Shapefile using ArcGIS Server

I've been looking everywhere for a way to output a shapefile in ArcServer. A sample ArcServer WFS getCapabilities says all the output is either in GML, KML, or JSON. This is is very easy using ...
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Merging SHP lines with attribute data combined?

I have one shapefile which contains hiking routes and another shapefile which has ski routes. Sometimes they follow the exact same path. In QGIS if the lines mentioned above are in the same SHP I ...
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How to create a layer from existing attribute data of another layer?

I am using Arc Map 10.2 and I have a shapefile consisting of parcel data. I would like to create a shapefile/layer from the existing parcel shapefile by using a table that consists of a list of ...
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Import shapefiles into PostGIS using Python with psycopg2

I want to import shapefiles to PostGIS using Python with arcpy & psycopg2 to connect to PostGIS. I don't want to use the existing shapefile loader nor ogr, just write my own import tool. My steps ...
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Can't import shapefile to PostGIS

Sorry if my question is double post with the previous. I have tried to browse but I think I still can't find the solution. I am using postgresql 9.4.1 and postgis 2.1(pg 94) and also qgis 2.4.0. All ...
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How to check spotheight in closed polyline contour data using ModelBuilder or ArcPy?

I'm new in using ModelBuilder or Python script. So, i have a set of contour data and a good contour data should contain a spotheight* in every closed polyline contour data. Is there any solution to ...
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Import ArcGIS feature class to IDRISI

I have created several feature classes in ArcGIS and organised them in a number of File Geodatabases. I am now thinking of migrating to IDRISI. Anyway, I need to get at least my feature classes ...