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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How to create polygons from a polyline graticule?

I'd like to make a polygon shapefile out of a polyline shapefile showing a graticule. However, using the "Line to Polygon" tool results in a peculiar...something: Other standard tools like ...
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Select by attributes within the fiona Python module

Is it possible to select polygons from a shapefile based upon their attributes using the Fiona Python module? I can't seem to find anything in the docs, but it seems like a strange thing not to be ...
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Problem opening shape file in qgis

I am having a problem opening a shape file using QGIS using 'add vector later'. This is the error message i am getting: /Users/Conrad/AmerindianLands 2/Amerindian_Land_Karasabai.shp is not a valid or ...
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Problems converting csv to shp in QGIS 2.01 on a Mac

When converting a csv to shp, I have been using the 'Add delimited text layer', and get one of two errors. With 'First record has field names' clicked, I am told that there is 'no data found in file'. ...
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Does Re-Projecting an ESRI ShapeFile only update the content of the .prj file?

if i wish to change the projection of some shapefiles from .. lets say NAD83 (4269) to WGS84 (4326) ... and by using some 3rd party app .... does this mean the .prj file is only updated .. and not the ...
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How to add Shapefile to map?

How to Add Shapefile to map in ArcGIS Silverlight application runtime ? I published the shapefile feature as map service on arcgis server and consumed it my SL Application through the service Url ...
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Polyline (shp) layer not displaying correctly in QGIS

I'm a new QGIS user. I'm trying to convert a polyline vector layer to polygon. I tried to it in ArcMap 10.1 but it misses a lot of polygons. So, I'm attempting to this in QGIS running the process ...
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ST-Links convert Feature Class to DB Table error

I'm using ArcMap with the ST-Links SpatialKit Conversion tool to convert a Feature Class to a DB Table. But I'm getting an error: ERROR: 42601: type modifier is not allowed for type "geometry". I ...
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How to compute and add the bounding box for every feature in a given geojson file

I have a geojson file. I need to find the bounding box of every feature in the geojson, then find the intersections between any two bounding boxes. I am using leaflet and Angular to display the ...
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Editing blank feature class in ArcMap

I'll try to describe my problem the best I can. I'm very new to ArcGIS. I have a jpeg showing an old map of NYC zones. I was able to georeference this image with a shapefile of NYC blocks. I wish to ...
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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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PostGIS does not export shortest path to Shapefile

I am trying to draw a bunch of lines overlaying the globe map in a WGS84 projection. To this effect I have created a PostGIS DB with a table that has one column containing linestring data. My problem ...
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MODIS image reprojection/ change coordinate system in ArcGIS 9.3

I have downloaded Utah state shapefile in NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_12N projection and also downloaded the MODIS image of the area (MOD09Q1) in .hdf format which has sinusoidal projection. the .hdf format ...
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Why does the QgsVectorFileWriter have probelms creating vector files?

I am using QGis 2.0.1 and have tried to create a new GIS feature file (SQLite, Spatialite, and Shapefile) of a subset of the data. I am then saving a copy of the style of this layer and applying it to ...
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Global height data as polygons — Natural Earth doesn't have it?

I love the bathymetry data from Natural Earth. I've been looking for the last few days for the same basic data but for land. I'm trying to find general elevation shapefiles, as polygons. I don't need ...
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Qgis2.0.1 Zoom Problems

I'm working with project with EPSG:20790 in both basemap and SHP. i'm making a road in the middle of a farm between areas of vines, because of the precision that i want to have i'm working with some ...
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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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How to convert a shapefile to a grid file

I was wondering whether anyone might be able to tell me in layman's terms how to convert a polygon layer to a Grid file in ArcGIS 10.1 or ArcGIS 10.2?
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Why can't I save a line shapefile?

I'm working with qgis v. 2.0.1. I have some data points and I just wanted to create a new shapefile with line geometry. In the new vectorlayer-window, I added some attributes (approx. 10) and klicked ...
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Shapefile to table within python

I was just curious as to whats the best way within a python script to get the output a dbf file/ table while the input is a shapefile. (if possible which i'm assuming it is) Is there a way of ...
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Error: cannot acquire a lock when editing in ArcMap 10.1

We have a problem with a shapefile feature class. Periodically it will not save edits with an error message as the following: Cannot save edits; cannot acquire a lock Working in 10.1 with a ...
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geopandas error when writing to_file() “ValueError: 'long' is not in list”

I'm having a problem getting the "to_file()" function to work with geopandas import geopandas as gpd f = gpd.read_file('fin.shp') f.to_file('fout.shp') Error Output: ...
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Convert surveyor's calls in excel table to polygon shapefile

Do you know of a way to take surveyor's calls from an excel file (for example: N35-45-15W 60.0 ft, etc) and have them generate polygon shapefiles point by point in GIS? I know you can easily do this ...
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How can I rasterize individual features in a shapefile?

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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Shapefile of European Parliament constituencies?

Is there any shapefile (or similar vector data set) of European Parliament electoral constituencies? Some countries (e.g. Germany) are basically one constituency, but others (e.g. UK) are not. Is ...
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Why is shapefile layer not visible on WMS layer in QGIS?

In my QGIS project I have added a WMS layer for which the CRS is WGS84 EPSG:4326. Now I want to show my shapefile layer which has the same CRS. QGIS shows the layer separately but does not show with ...
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converting from JSON to Shape files [duplicate]

I have a quick question about converting JSON to Shapefile. I'm trying to convert multiple polygon geometry JSON files into a single shape file and I'm not sure what kind of json this is ?[I'm ...
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How to control how points are displayed across different programs

I'm completely new to GIS, but I'm trying to control how Points are displayed (shape, color, size, etc) across different programs (ArcGis, qGis, etc). Is there a way to control the rendering of ...
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Update postgres/postgis point data attribute from another enclosed polygon shapefile in QGIS

I have a placename point table in postgis with 'district' column. a districts polygon shapefile with district name in 'Name' column. See the image below. I would like to update the 'district' ...
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Issue on Sliced SVG from Shapefile - ArcMap

Using ArcMap 10.2 I have a shapefile of Bc, Canada (polygon) in UTM zone 10. The shapefile is ok in ArcMap and I can change the it's style but when I export the map to SVG and I open it in Adobe ...
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Create ESRI shape file with attributes from mySQL

I have some geometry which can be perceived as regions within a country and wish to create a shape file which contains all the regions along with some attributes (e.g. name, population, area code, etc ...
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How to generate xml for use with geoxml3

I have a kml and shp I would like to convert to an xml to use with geoxml3. How would I go about doing such a thing? the xml I gen should look something like this: <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Selection/Deletion of all smaller polygon/s in a SHP - Python solution?

ArcMap 10.2 user, with Spatial Analyst only. No ArcServer or of sort. I have abt 500+ polygon shapefiles, each containing 2 or more polygons. All of them has a NAME column and the rest of the ...
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Extract Polygon Data for Each Neighborhood from GIS Shape File

I have a dataset that has four types of files with the following file extensions - .DBF,.PRJ,SHP,SHX My goal is to get all the polygon coordinates for each neighborhood and draw the boundary outline ...
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Simplifying TopoJSON causes leak of Natural Earth in d3

I'm working with topoJSON and D3 to display Natural Earth data on a globe. Obviously, we need to simplify our geometries while still keeping borders consistent. We've created a script as based on ...
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Visualization of poin.shp in QGIS 2.0 with manually selected min max values

I would like to visualize a poin.shp file in QGIS 2.0 with manually selected min max boundaries. The data consists of many different points lined up as a line. The aim is to visualize the different ...
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How to create Relationship Classes successfully

I'm new to ArcGis and I'm making the first steps at this time. At the moment I've two different shape files. The first shape file represents streets on a map with some detailed information in the ...
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How to merge shape files with attributes from a python script in QGIS?

I have some shape files. They are all the same kind of shape and all have the same attributes. If I wanted to merge them manually the "Vector/Data management tools/merge shape files to one" works ...
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How to merge many shape with the same name in different folders?

I've many (hundreds) shape (3D points and 3D polygons) that have the same name, saved in different folders; and I've tried to merge them using batch with Merge tool in ArcGIS... but inexplicably ...
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Is there any way to use open source tools to make sure that lines on a map dont overlap?

I am a generalist developer getting the hang of basic gis. I made this geojson map by clipping and converting different shapefiles. The problem is that the precincts of New Orleans extend into the ...
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Preparations for a transition to ArcSDE [closed]

So I'm a GIS Intern for a city government, we are preparing to purchase ArcSDE and implement it to our current GIS setup. I'm curious as to what should be done before it is purchased. Our GIS consists ...
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Problem in Exporting Vector shapefile to ROI(Region Of Interest) in ENVI-4.7

I working in ENVI image processing software. I want to export shape file to ROI in order to create subset of the image .For This first I loaded shapefile converted that into .evf format .While ...
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How to parse data from KML to shapefile with ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

In ModelBuilder of ArcGIS 10.2 does there exist a method or routine for parsing data from a KML file and "print" this data in a shapefile or convert this data a to shapefile?
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Where can I find Canadian postal code geometries?

Where can I find the shapefiles for Canadian postal codes?
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Android app where i can import image and set waypoints by GPS

Hello i'm looking for an application for android where I can upload a large image raster and apply for it `these GPS waypoints. We would like to count the trees in the area, we have the exact raster ...
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Best practices for identifying the unknown coordinate system of a Shapefile

I got a Shapefile but it's coordinate system is unknown and there is no .prj file. How I can identify it now? Are there any tools that could help?
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How to export labels to DXF file?

Is it possible to export labels based on Shapefile attributes into a DXF file? I use Quantum gis in Version 1.7.4. I've been reading a CSV file and view it as a Shape Layer. With the help of ...
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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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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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ShapeFile to GeoJson conversion

I am working with OpenLayers. I want to convert ShapeFile into GeoJson format and send it to browser to show with OpenLayers. But problem is when the size of my shape file is so big like 60MB or ...