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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Extracting features to feature classes from a REST service

I've seen this done before but I can't figure that out how to do it. How do you extract features from a REST service to a feature class (or shapefile)? I believe it involves adding a REST service link ...
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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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Trying to join a column from one table to another using python [duplicate]

So I have two tables, one has county polygons, the other has well Points. I am trying to first calculate the total numbers of wells that fall into that county, and update the county table with the ...
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How do I find out when a shapefile was created?

I am working on a project at an agency with a large amount of prior data stored in a shared database connection .sde folder to which I have access. While this is incredibly helpful, I would like to ...
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How to use GDAL to burn a selected value from one raster into another?

I think this should be a relatively simple process, but I'm not quite sure how to approach it. I have a shapefile containing 1000's of polygons. I also have 19 rasters. All of the polygons fall ...
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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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Loading different shapefile in SharpMap?

I am currently working on sharpmap project with the need to work on offline maps. As i am fresher in this field,I am following the sharpmap tutorial and facing a problem with loading new shape files ...
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Clipping a raster layer with a shapefile on mac

I am trying to clip a raster layer using the raster clipper function. However, for some reason this is not working for me and I haven't been able to find the answer anywhere. I choose my raster ...
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Shapefile and geocoding to retrieve an area name

I'm very new to GIS and all things geospatial! I have dbf, prj, sbn, sbx, shp and shx files that have been provided to me. The shapefile contains information on parts of the country that have been ...
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How do I convert a fire frequency point shape file into a fire frequency raster?

I have a point shapefile that I want to convert to a raster image using ArcMap 10.2. The shape file has a number of points on top of each other. Each point is a fire. I want to make a fire frequency ...
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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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New features to shapefile in QGIS end up with previous features attribute values - why?

When I digitize a new feature to a polygon shapefile in QGIS the attribute data of the new polygon is replaced by the data entered into the last feature created. Has anyone else ran into this issue? ...
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Bulk file convertor QGIS plugin/program

Similar questions have been asked but without I think non "script" solutions Is there a easier to use for non technical users for QGIS plugin/program to bulk export files? Say shp files to .kml files?...
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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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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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GPX to Feature loses elevation

I have been sent a GPX file to create a trails network on arcgis. When I run the GPX to Feature tool the elevation attributes are all zero, however when I view the GPX file on an online view, there is ...
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How to extract the study area from a netCDF by a shapefile boundary with Python?

I have a global size netCDF document, the variable is three dimensions, including time. lat and lon. I have a shapefile boundary for my study area, both of them have same projection. How can I extract ...
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QGIS: Automatic shapefile input for pre-constructed automated workflows

I currently have two models running: Take shapefiles and break them down into separate shapefiles based on their class, and save them in a specific folder; Select the broken-down shapefiles with the ...
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Is there a standard for the specification of .prj files?

We use shape files for data exchange. I've looked at the .prj files: different programs produce different prj files. Is there a standard how the parameters must be specified in a prj file? AFAIK the ...
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Ordnance Survey Maps in .osm.pbf format

I see that you can download Ordnance Survey maps as ESRI Shape files, so I would like to take those and convert them into a .osm.pbf file so that I can more easily use them. Are there any tools out ...
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ogr2ogr: Convert geojson to shapefile - additional features?

I have a geojson-file (geojsonfile.geojson) with points, lines and polygons. I would like to convert the geojson-file to 3 shapefiles (points, lines and polygons) and keep all the attributes. ...
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Timezone map including territorial waters

I have a project that requires timezone lookup for given coordinates. http://efele.net/maps/tz/world/ is an awesome resource however the polygons only cover land. Sydney Harbour is considered seas in ...
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Is there a simple way to convert a PLY file to a shapefile?

I wonder if there is a simple way to convert a PLY file to an ESRI shapefile (points) ? Using an open source software or utility would be great.
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How to obtain Census block data in SQL format?

I am trying to create a web app where users can query a certain type of data that is offered by the Government. Unfortunately, the government prefers "Census Tract/Blocks" as opposed to Zip codes (it ...
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Convert BDY (DMAP) file to other format

I would like to ask if there is any way to transform a boundary file (generated for DMAP) to another format (e.g. shp, DXF).
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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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shape file into DataSet in postGIS using openJUMP, but getting error

I am new to this field and I want to save my shape file into DataSet in postGIS using openJUMP, but I'm getting an error...can anybody tell me solution for this?
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How can I delete Shapefiles in QGIS?

In the Browser it's not possible to delete Shapefiles. In ArcMap you can delete Shapefiles easily within the Catalog. How can I delete Shapefiles in QGIS without minimizing the QGIS-Window, navigating ...
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Can you create a shapefile from values from another shape file's attribute table?

I have imported a mask file into GIS, so that there is a grid created (using the Create Fishnet function), which displays values as either inside (land) or outside the shape (land) that I wish to map. ...
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WFS with authentication to PostGis (or to shape)

Is there a way to import data from a WFS layer to a Postgis table (or to a shape)? there are blogs explaining how to do it in 3 steps (http://anitagraser.com/2012/09/26/wfs-to-postgis-in-3-steps/) or ...
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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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Which GIS software allows manually creating shapes from overlapping shapes of other layers?

I have two shapefiles, one showing the borders of the US states, the other one showing river basins. Both layers are filled with solid colors, with the US states differing in hue and the river basins ...
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Generating surfaces of different heights from LIDAR points

I am seeking a way to generate surfaces (polygons in a 3D space) of different heights from LIDAR point clouds, whose spacing is 4 points per square meter. The typical application is like roofs, which ...
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How can I clip multiple geotiff tiles with a shapefile without greatly increasing their size?

I'm using gdalwarp to clip a number of geotiffs (tiles of a larger map) to a polygon described by a shapefile (which is about the size of the overall map, i.e. much larger than individual tiles) using:...
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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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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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Export KML to SHP in Javascript

I need my Javascript browser application to convert/export KML documents into ESRI shapefiles. Is there any JS library that can do it? I tried googling, but no answers so far (at least, not in ...
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Join a CSV file to shapefile using gdal/ogr?

I have a shapefile with several attributes, for example YEAR, COUNTY, and AREA. I also have a CSV file with more fields that I want in the shapefile, such as POPULATION. Both the shapefile and the CSV ...
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raster::rasterize set wrong values with enclosed polygons

Similarly to this post rasterize (R package raster) fail to rasterize island polygons? the rasterize function in the raster package is giving me problems with enclosed polygons. In my case, some ...
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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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Command line tool for reading .shp, .prj and converting to Google Maps lat lngs

I have a data file exported from an ARCGIS system (parcel data from local government). Its a zip file containing 7 files: f.dbf, f.prj, f.sbn, f.sbx, f.shp, f.shp.xml, f.shx. I have a simple ruby ...
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Styling multiple features in shapefile using GeoServer?

I have a shapefile loaded in a GeoServer instance, and I need some guidance on how to best style the output. The file is depicting public/private land ownership in the State of Colorado. The shapefile ...
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Calculate area for each polygon in R

I am working with a shapefile that has many polygons. How do I add one more field named "area_sqkm" and calculate area for each polygon in the shapefile?
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Label edits disappear upon saving?

I am trying to label a map I'm creating in QGIS v 2.8.9. I'm using data defined labeling to both manually place and rotate labels. I've created the required fields (X, Y, and Rotate) all as decimal ...
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Saving arcGIS online data to shapefile

I have a map that is shared in a group and edited through the online map viewer & iPad collector apps. I need to save the updated data to a shapefile so the changes made online can transfer to ...
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Centering shapefile in layout view?

This is what my screen looks like now. The yellow outline of the US is a shapefile and so are the blue dots. I am using one of the default basemaps in the background. I want center the map so that ...
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multiple shapefile export to kml

I 'm new in Python script and i want to export shapefiles in the folder as the kml file with define layer files. for single shapefile it work perfectly refer below script. But I want to export 4 ...
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Plotting shapefile on map using ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

We are using dojo framework to develop our portal.We have bind the arcgis map in our web portal.Is there any arcgis JavaScript API which will accept the path of the shape file and plot that shape ...
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batch convert geojson to shapefile [duplicate]

I have a directory full of geojson files that I need to convert to shapefiles for editing in QGIS. As far as I have searched, there are no resources in GIS StackExchange that explain how to do this ...
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Selecting multiple attributes, greater and less than

I am trying to select by attributes from a polygon shapefile. I need to select areas with a temperature greater than 10 oC and lower than 15oC using gridcode but I can't seem to work out the correct ...