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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Locating shapefile of European railways for goods transportion?

We are trying to make a project about European goods trade so we need railway data in shapefile format. More specifically, we are trying to find the potential of mine products being exported from ...
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Copy parts from several attribute tables in shapefiles?

I have several shapefiles from which I wish to take parts from their attributes tables to make a new attributes table. Is this possible without destroying the original attributes table? I have ...
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Misaligned GADM shapefiles and the NE dataset

I am very new to using GIS programs, so please excuse me if this is a trivial question. I'm having the following problem: When adding a GADM shapefile layer for Uganda onto the Natural Earth set of ...
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Add multiple fields to attribute table by python, with a prompt window for parameters

I know how to add field to arcmap shapefile using Python: import arcpy arcpy.env.workspace = "H:\pythonexercise\NZL_rds\NZL_roads.shp" arcpy.AddField_management("NZL_roads", "LENGTH", ...
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How to improve rendering performance of very large shapefile?

I have a polygon shapefile that has a 100MB .dbf and 500MB .shp file component. The reason it is so large is it is a landbase classification for a whole district. Everytime I am viewing the file in ...
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Join CSV using gdal/ogr

I'm trying to use gdal/ogr to join a shapefile called myshape.shp with a csv called mycsv.csv. The join field in the shape in joinshp and the join field in the csv is joincsv. I've found this command ...
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How can I make PROC GMAP (SAS) run is less time?

I am trying to create a map of Australia, by Local Government Area (LGA), with shaded regions displaying the population for each LGA. The shape file can be downloaded from the Australian Bureau of ...
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Adding attributes to a hexagonal grid generated with MMQGIS

I generated a hexagonal grid with MMQGIS, and I need to add some attributes to each hexagon. Is there a convenient way to do this or I have to work with the dbf file? In that case, what is the meanign ...
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How to convert projection

I got sample shape files with the following *prj file content: ...
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Having problems with joining an excel table to a shapefile in ArcMap

I have a shapefile of lower layer super output areas (LSOA) for England and Wales and I have a spreadsheet of the indices of deprivation for each of the LSOA's in England. I want to join the ...
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Filling Field2 to icorresponding values in Field1 of shapefile using Field Calculator of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have to give explanation in a new field of the existing field which contains abbreviation. Example: Field "Geology" has values Q, Qs,N....(abbreviation), I have to give explanation of those in a ...
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How to count and rasterize polygon overlaps in QGIS?

I have a large number of polygons that are overlapping. I'd like to create a heat map and plan on using raster calculation to do this. My plan: to give each polygon a raster value of 1, and adding ...
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Converting *.kml file to *.lyr file so Google Earth can create spatial data to use in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

Want to convert the .kml file into .shp file so that I can create new the point, line and polygons data to work in ArcGIS. Actually I want to use Google Earth to make data for ArcGIS.
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Creating a new shapefile based on an existing problematic shapefile

I have a large floodplain shapefile and would like to create a new shapefile based on coverage. I'm having major problems with the original (intersections and other errors) which I've been unable to ...
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Geodjango - trying to get points within a polygon

I'm going through the Geodjango tutorial and trying to implement in my own project - I have loaded data from a shapefile into my model/database and I have a separate model that has a PointField. I am ...
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How can I delete dangling paths after merging features

In my previous question I've asked how to can I merge different polygons while converting to GeoJSON and TopoJSON. After a day of researching I've realized that, rather trying to do it command line, ...
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How do I export only additions when running export-diff to a shapefile in geogit (geogig)?

I currently have two commits in my GeoGit (GeoGig) repository. I'm running the following command on the two commits to get the differences exported to a shapefile. geogit shp export-diff [commit1] ...
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Why is this .prj file causing the shapefile to render in meters instead degrees?

So I've got a shapefile that has polygons of countries, with coordinates in decimal degrees: Country (String) = Algeria POLYGON ((6.928073999999953 36.88360652, 6.949973999999969 ...
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How can I work with very large shapefiles (~1 GB) in QGIS?

I'm performing some basic spatial analyses on a large database of traffic injuries in California between 2003 - 2011. Because the dataset is large (nearly 1 GB of points), I'd like to first cut it ...
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Importing a Shapefile in SpaceStat with GeoTools [duplicate]

I've just discovered the GeoTools tutorial to generate a Shapefile from a CSV containing a list of cities. I've managed to make it work but when I try to create a new Geography in SpaceStat, importing ...
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How to read Greek fonts (ISO-8859-7) in shapefile attributes within QGIS 1.8.0?

I'd like to ask whether there is a way to read greek fonts in a shapefile's attribute table within QGIS 1.8.0.
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How to add a field to a shapefile using R

This question is trying to make sense of a post that already exists that looks good, but is failing in practice. The second ranked answer uses the foreign package to read a shapefile attribute table ...
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Reduce shapefile to outline

I have a shapefile consisting of 10 contiguous polygons. I want to reduce this to a single polygon encompassing the entire area of the existing 10. I don't need to retain data. I've googled but ...
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Recovering shape layer which was accidentally overwritten?

I duplicated a layer set, as it was more convenient (same style and attributes). It was working fine and both the original and new layers were showing. Then I open it up another day and the original ...
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Adding a Vertex To Exisiting Feature(linear) Using OGR Python

I am working on a project that involves finding the intersection of linears in a shapefile, if that vertex(the found intersection) doesn't already exist for each(or one) of the features, then that ...
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Select Layer by location does not work

I am having trouble using the "Select Layer by Location" tool. I want to select everything from shapefile A (green) that overlays with Shapefile B (red). Here is the raw data: And one example of ...
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How does shp2pgsql define schema?

Can anyone explain how it is that the shp2pgsql loader for loading shapefiles into PostGIS goes about defining the schema for a table when importing a shapefile? To further explain, shapefiles are ...
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Setting the Geometry with sql query

I am trying to merge data from a U.S. states shapefile with data on each state. I used this SQL query which is supposed to work: SELECT * FROM child_poverty_by_state UPDATE child_poverty_by_state ...
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How to convert data from a .gdb into a shapefile without ArcMap?

I have a .gdb folder with LOCK Files, FREELIST Files, ATX Files, GDBINDEXES Files, GDBTABLE Files, GDBTABLEX Files and, SPX Files. I want to convert the parcel data within this folder into a ...
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How can I convert WKT to SHP?

Using ArcGIS, ArcInfo and fme, I would like to transform data which contains wkt geometries (points, lines and polygons) into SHP. Has anyone a workflow for doing such a transformation?
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How to convert xml into readable gis format

I have data in xml format which contains a child element "GEOM" which has coordinates in the following format POINT (9.9632253030540205 52.9569277022282421) POLYGON ((9.7423702151211078 ...
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Adding shapefiles to PostGIS database

I was able to create a Postgresql database and then I executed, createlang plpgsql geospecies psql -d geospecies -f postgis.sql psql -d geospecies -f spatial_ref_sys.sql So now can I directly ...
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how to create a shapefile containing attributes from a list?

I have a list of features and each feature is a dict in that list. following you can see the structure: [ {"FID": 0, "Shape": polyline, "Nodes": [0,1]}, {"FID": 1, "Shape": polyline, "Nodes": ...
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OGR DeleteDataSource not working properly in Python

I have a small Python script which is supposed to delete a shapefile in case the file is empty. import sys from osgeo import ogr drv = ogr.GetDriverByName("ESRI Shapefile") ds = drv.Open(inData) if ...
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How to convert *.shp files to *.gmt format type files?

I am new at using GMT (Generic Mapping Tools) and I am wondering if it can use a shapefile of a hydrographical network. Can I perhaps change my .shp to .gmt format and combine it with a GMT map? If ...
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Unable to load shapefiles fully using shapefile.py

I am trying to load my shapefiles directly via Python rather than loading them from Arc Catalog to ArcMAP. I load these modules first: import sys import os import arcpy import numpy Then I add a ...
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Switching from ArcDesktop to ArcGIS Online

I have many GIS files that I was using to create some maps for my work. Our desktop version of ArcGIS expired and we decided to move to the basic online version. I am unable to upload any of my ...
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Clip a shapefile based on raster extent with high accuracy

I am trying to clip a shapefile based on the extents of a smaller raster. I find the extent of the raster using this code: Extents = arcpy.sa.Raster(MyRaster).extent` Then, I use these lines to ...
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Why are map tiles being repeated? Using MapServer and Openlayers

Problem I have: map tiles from my layer are being repeated. Shapefile is projection 3059. I have specified 3059 is in the mapfile and also when creating map object. I know OpenLayers.Layer.WMS is ...
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How to split non-contiguous feature in QGIS?

I have a shapefile with a feature that is non-contiguous. I want to split the areas on the left from the area on the right. However, QGIS's Split Features tool requires you to draw a line over the ...
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How to convert MapInfo TAB and/or MIF to SHP using free tools or ArcGIS for Desktop core product?

How do I convert MapInfo TAB and/or MIF files to SHP using only free tools or ArcGIS itself? I've not had much luck trying to do this in the past and I don't want to have to shell out for the ArcGIS ...
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Statistical Analysis of Shapefile Proximity within Raster Image - ArcMap10.1

I have a raster image that has been reclassified into 15 equally incremented values/levels. This raster represents "sinkhole risk" in a certain county. So level 1 is the lowest risk region and level ...
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Why does QGIS add decimals when a csv is saved as a shapefile?

When I save a csv as shapefile the fields with decimals are saved adding decimals, then the new table in some case has new values. Old Table (CSV) ALTURA ELI ALTURA ORT 1.94 39.6 -11.19 ...
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How to add .shp file to ArcMap? [closed]

Ive spent the last 12 hours trying to figure out how to use ArcMap. Ive made about 2% progress. I attached the link to the .shp files at the bottom. Ive been exporting .shp files via Pathfinder ...
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Creating a 10-mile radius buffer zone that averages a variable in my shapefile?

I´m trying to create a "buffer zone" for every polygon in my shapefile, which will identify a 10 mile radius around the centroid of each polygon, and calculate the AVERAGE "demand for services" (one ...
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FME Workbench: Merging Multiple Shapefiles into One Database Table

I'm new to FME Workbench, but have used Quick Translator for a while. What I have is a directory: C:\Mexico\Maps\Rural where I’ve extracted the Shapefiles for multiple states. Nothing else is in that ...
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Is convention to denote Building Elevation with respect to ground or sea level?

Have a query on shapefile. I have a shapefile containing a number of polygon features representing buildings. I am trying to extract the elevation of the building. I would like to know if the usual ...
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gdal_rasterize : getting area not in or touching polygon (options -at and -i)

I would like to capture the area that is not in a polygon (option -i) and that doesn't touch that polygon. gdal_rasterize -at will return the polygon + edges, but gdal_rasterize -at -i will not ...
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Allowing user to download shape files via geoserver

We provide layers via shape files and/or PostGIS PostGreSQL Database in geoserver-2.x.x with GCS Geometry. geoserver-2.x.x itself uses this shape files to render maps. The shape files are located on ...
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How to convert Mapinfo “.Map” file (without .TAB) into SHP?

I've got several MapInfo files but i don't have the .TAB. I only have: M044.DAT M044.ID M044.IND M044.MAP I need to convert these files to SHP. I tried to read those files with MapInfo ...