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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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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Creating polygons from from existing maps

I am newbie in GIS and have started using QGIS for my purpose. My purpose is to map all districts of Singapore and create a Shape file and get GeoJSON details for all districts. I am not able to find ...
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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 ...
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Using layer file to apply symbology to shapefile with ArcPy?

I have code that doesn't work at the moment: # Import arcpy module import arcpy # Script arguments Input = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) if Input == '#' or not Input: Input = "frame" # provide a ...
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Shapefile imports appears without error until saved as map then disappears [closed]

I imported shapefile for 1942 European Borders obtained from Geocommons. After adding missing .prj, import was successful. Dataset looks clean in both table and map, but when I save the dataset as a ...
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Reading and plotting shapefiles with a custom function in R?

I have this piece of code that want to turn into a function r<-readShapeSpatial("roads") b<-readShapeSpatial("buildings") lc<-readShapeSpatial("landcover.shp") here is the preparation ...
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Different KML size from ArcGIS and Ogr2Ogr

I have been converting shapefiles to KML. It seems that using ArcGIS to make a KML (by converting shapefile to feature layer and then using feature layer to kml tool) results in a much larger sized ...
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Divide grid in smaller cells

My dataset: a shapefile containing squares of 1km size. It's huge, this is just a sample: My aim: divide each cell so that the end result would be the same grid with 500m each cell. Something like ...
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I have a shapefile with polygons/areas, and a point (lat,lon). How to figure out which polygon/area this point belongs to?

I have a shapefile with areas (eg. a simple world map with countries - polygons, epsg:4326). I also have a point (lat, lon coordinates). What's the simplest/easiest way to figure out in which ...
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Reducing Size of KML file (After converting from Shapefile)

I have a shape-file of size 224 mega byte. I am using ArcGis to convert it to a KML file. The process involves converting the shapefile to a feature layer and then converting the layer to KML. An ...
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Cleaning shape file with multiple boundaries defined more than once

I have a shape file which contains a lot of polygons which define airspace. These polygons overlap and this is fine (e.g. different airspace configurations for the same airport). My problem is that ...
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How to convert dc to shp with free software?

Someone can tell me how to convert data from a .dc file (DesignCAD file) to a shp file or postgresql with free softwares? I can do that easily with all versions of dxf or dwg files but not with dc.
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Selecting polygons using another polygon? [duplicate]

Hi, How is the best way or fastest(if there is) of selecting polygons of a different shapefile using a polygon of another shapefile. exercise example: i want select all the light brown polygons ...
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Latest shapefiles of Indian states

I need shapefiles of Indian states that of 2011 which has almost 671 districts of India. Can anyone please help me?
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Displaying shapefiles on IOS app

I need to write a simple app for IPad that displays maps I was given. All maps are in one folder and they are shapefiles. I am able to open them in ArcGIS for desktop, however I am unable to attach ...
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Hyperlink Script to Open Shapefile in ArcMap?

I'm new to Python and need some help please. I have a shapefile (Index.shp) that is used as an index for the world splitting it into 264 areas (polygon). I'm trying to create a Python script (for the ...
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QGIS's “Points in Polygon” counts zero in every census tract

I am mapping the location of incidents of asthma using QGIS. I would like to count how many points are in census tracts to better understand the areas where asthma occurs most frequently. My map ...
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Defining projection using readOGR if the shapefile doesn't have it?

I think that by using readOGR to import a shapefile renders worthless to put proj4string to the script since if any coords are available in the shapefile, it will be transported through the readOGR. ...
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Environmental and health indicators for Slovakia?

I'm looking for a free source of environmental and health indicators, whether its WMS or shapefiles, specifically for a Slovakia. Couldn't find anything on WHO website, although they say it's there. ...
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Google Earth Pro to ArcGIS 10.2 WITH Attribute table

I'm trying to use a publicly available map of NYC's CSOs from Google Earth Pro in some GIS analysis. I've saved the file as a KML, and uploaded to GIS by converting it to a SHP, but the attribute ...
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Shapefile doesn't fit in CartoDB basemap

When I import some shapefiles in CartoDB they don't fit properly at street level, as you can see in the screenshot. In this case, the shp was generated in QGis with CRS EPSG:29193 - SAD69. I have ...
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“Official” delineation of North American mountain ranges

I need to subset mosaics of remotely sourced data to the extents of several prominent North American mountain ranges, starting with the Sierra Nevada. After searching for the boundaries of the range ...
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ogr2ogr re-projection produces empty shapefile

I use the following to re-project a shapefile to EPSG 4326 using ogr2ogr: ogr2ogr -s_srs "+proj=longlat +ellps=WGS84 +datum=WGS84 +no_defs" -t_srs "+proj=longlat +ellps=WGS84 +datum=WGS84 +no_defs" ...
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ArcGIS saving blank file while using ArcPy to join shapefile and Excel table?

I'm working on a project that utilizes ArcPy to join a shapefile and a excel file. This join takes information from the excel file and creates a map that highlights certain areas different shades of a ...
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How to take only relevant rows from database, based on common codes

I have a shp file that is missing some data, e.g. attributes. I have the missing data in a csv file. How can I get ONLY the relevant rows from the csv file added to the current shp file's data table? ...
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How to find which areas/regions a list of lat/lons are in?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) issues Esri shapefiles or MapInfo files which have a code # for each geographical area at various 'resolutions' and I have a database with a column of ...
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How to turn a shapefile into a table?

How do you completely turn a shapefile (created with QGIS, including .shx and the other 4-5 files) into one tabular dataset. I am actually doing this when I import the shapefile into Postgresql ...
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MS Access to Google Earth Pro

I am embarking on a new project and hoping for some pointers. I am reasonably tech savvy but definitely in the "advanced beginner" category for coding... but keen to test myself. I am trying to find ...
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Shapefile One-to-Many Relationship in R

Is there any way to append a shapefile in a one-to-many relationship with its attributes that R can read? I understand the fix that resides in ArcInfo by creating through MakeQueryTable, but as this ...
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What does it mean that shapefiles are “mostly” open specification?

Esri Shapefiles are commonly considered the standard format for GIS vector data. I noticed on Wikipedia and the OpenStreetMap wiki it is noted (emphasis mine): The shapefile format is a popular ...
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Why don't shapefiles online contain the coastline (country borders)?

I have searched everywhere and Geofabric has the best packages of shps yet doesn't have the coastline of countries. I'm talking about the line that demarcates a country i suppose they are called ...
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OGR2OGR converting Interlis to Shapefile fails

I tried an convert of a Interlis 1 file to Shape. For each table there is the following warning: Warning 1: No field definition found for table: Biens_fonds__PosPoint_limite I used different ...
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open source data European gas grid

I am researching the off grid LNG market for which I can only use open source data, but since I do not have experience with open source data, this is a difficult task for me. I am looking for open ...
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Source postcode shapefiles & census data for The Netherlands

I would like to do some GIS mapping of the Netherlands, but I am having trouble finding official data files for the following: ESRI shapefiles for postcodes. Census (population) data for postcodes. ...
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Automatically split KML into point, line and polygon SHPs?

I have a lot of KMLs that include points, lines and polygons together, is there a way to automatically parse them into separate shapefiles (one for point, one for line, one for polygon) in QGIS or ...
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Calculate geometry on some features have same X and Y for start and end?

I did "Calculate Geometry" on a line shapefile to obtain the coordinates X and Y for the start and the end of all the lines of the shape. But some lines resulted with the same X on the start and on ...