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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Selecting a valid format file

There has been an error when uploading a shapefile I want to start with some imported data. Upload a file. Please, select a valid format file # when upload a zip file: Oops! There has been an ...
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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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Creating a circle with points

I want to arrange 96 points as a circle/ring. Is there a way to make this automatically, for example "Buffer", "vertices"?
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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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World map shapefile including disputed areas

I am looking for a global shapefile that allows you do show data for all disputed areas (like Waziristan, Spratlay Islands, Kahsmir, etc.). Do you have any idea where I can find a shapefile with not ...
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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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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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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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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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Shapefile to Mysql error using ogr2ogr

I'm following this tutorial. I installed the “GDAL Complete” Framework from kyngchaos.com and I tested the installation on Mac. I have GDAL 1.11.2, released 2015/02/10. When I am trying to run this ...
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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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R : convert a spatial polygon objet to spatial polygon data frame

My goal is to modify an existing shapefile by merging certain polygons. After importing the shapefile and using the UnionSpatialPolygons command, I get the polygon outline that I want. However, this ...
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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 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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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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Converting Spidertracks GPS flight tracks into shapefile or kml?

I have some data that will be comming to me from helicopter flights and was recorded with Spidertracks software. Does anyone know how to convert flight tracks from 'Spidertracks' gps flight tracks ...
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How to associate shape file with metadata in geonetwork?

I'm trying to figure out how I can link a spatial data set with my metadata record in geonetwork so that a person searching for metadata records could download the associated spatial data with the ...
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Exporting XY data to .shp and I lose my points

I have coordinates (sampling points) as part of a larger excel file that I am trying to convert to a .shp file to overlay on a map. When I add them to Arc as XY data they display just fine, but when ...
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From .shp to .kml to .shp Without Losing Attributes

I've converted a shapefile with attributes to a .kml for a client. The .kml and attributes were then edited within google earth. I received the updated .kml and now I need to get it back to .shp. ...
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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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Splitting large shapefile into numerous smaller files based on number of objects in each smaller file using?

I have a shapefile containing approximately 600 000 point-objects. Unfortunately, for a couple of reasons I need to split this file into a larger number of shapefiles each containing approximately ...
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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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How to find and apply reprojection parameters?

I have a data set in one projection, and a shapefile in another, and I am trying to combine the two. I am using Python. I apologize for posting a "help me transform coordinates" question on this site ...
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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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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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ArcGIS Javascript API: Adding a shapefile with more than 1000 points

I am able to add shapefiles with less than 1000 points by using the ArcGIS Portal REST API as shown in this example: https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/jssamples/portal_addshapefile.html ...
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Open Source Tool capable of reading Esri File Geodatabase (.gdb)?

I have an ESRI File Geodatabase (.gdb) file that I would like to convert to shapefile (or any other non-proprietary format). Are there any Open Source tools to do so?
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pgsql2shp ERROR: incompatible mixed geometry types in table

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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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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How to write shapefiles more efficiently in GeoScript?

I've created a geoscript (in groovy) to create a shapefile from generated geometries with certain attributes. It's a heatmap consisting roughly 65.000 polygons with an attribute storing 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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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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How to change the unit of measure from degrees to meters in QGIS?

I am running QGIS 1.7.0 on windows, and I donwloaded a shapefile of census block group boundaries from TIGER. This file appears to be in the WGS 84 coordinate system, and when I open it in QGIS 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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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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Checking for number of shapefiles in directory using Python?

I want to test: to see whether or not ONE AND ONLY ONE shapefile (which will be based on a filename wildcard) exists in a directory. Add these shapefiles to a list Use this list variable as an ...
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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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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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40k+ points from Shapefile, clustering them and populating on Google Maps/Webapp

I just started a new Python/Django webapp job related to GIS (and i'm totally new to GIS). Here is my task and what i have found so far, and i am stuck as to finding out what's the best way or the ...
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Shapefile for India which includes Telangana (state)?

I need a shapefile for India which is up-to-date to display the regional borders. By up-to-date, I mean that it includes Telangana as a state. Many shapefiles that I downloaded do not have Telangana ...
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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 ...