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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Files resulting in dBASE table and projection file but not shapefile

Received data from an agency I'm working with. The documentation they included said what they're sending me is a shapefil. When I go into ArcCatalog all that appears is a dbase table and project file. ...
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importing shp file in matlab

I have digitize 3 rivers on google earth and converted into shp file to use in matlab. I have checked the shp file in Arcgis and they are working. But while opening in Matlab, matlab shows some error. ...
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How can I create new shapefile in QGIS1.8 from “Save selection as…”

when select a shapefile feature from census boundary file and use "save selection as" to create a new shapefile, program returns error: "Export to vector file failed. Error: creation of layer failed ...
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Cropping vector map into tiles with QGIS - how to get around shapefiles which have stray points on boundary of tiles?

I am trying to use QGIS to generate a set of tiles in Shapefile format from a vector coastline map. My script is correctly generating the 5x5 degree tiles I want, however a few tiles clearly have ...
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Convert Microstation dgn v8i files to shapefiles in Linux

I am looking for some program which would allow me to convert Microstation .dgn v8i files to OGR supported format (preferably ESRI shapefile) in Linux. I have tried GRASS and QGIS, but both support ...
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Shapefile import with Oracle + GeoServer produces points instead of vector shapes

I have implemented the example at http://www.gistutor.com/openlayers/22-advanced-openlayers-tutorials/47-openlayers-wfs-t-using-a-geoserver-hosted-postgis-layer.html and got it working properly. Now ...
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How to select only some of the polygons from a Shapefile [closed]

I have a Shapefile containing many polygons. I need to filter and save only part of them in another Shapefile. How can I do this using QGIS?
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Error when loading shapefiles into IBM Bluemix dashDB

I am running into the following error when loading my shapefiles data locally into dashDB The shapefiles in my zipped file are the following: Anyone has experience doing this with dashDB? ...
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How to create MBtiles file from “.osm.pbf” file using TileMill?

I am using Mapbox Offline Map in my app using MBTiles. Previously I was using shapefiles for creating offline maps. After searching a lot I am not getting Australian shapefiles. But my friend ...
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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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Creating shape file from file with coordinates

How can I make a shape file of an csv file with coordinates?
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How to convert multiple csv files to shp using python and no arcpy?

At my internship, I have been asked to learn Python on the job. Its been a rough road never having coded before so please forgive me if my problem is elementary. The Lightning CSV files I am ...
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Updating a raster using a shapefile [closed]

I have a huge raster file and want to increment all the values within a relatively small shapefile by 1 in Python. Speed is of critical importance, as I have to do this many times. I have been ...
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Cutting a shapefile

I want to plot a figure with my data combined to an shapefile. However, at the moment I am not able to receive output yet since the data from the shapefile covers a larger area than my dataset. My ...
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Renaming shapefiles and raster files with Python

I'm trying to add "_Kiwi" to the name of multiple shapefiles and raster files in a folder C:\data. For the files with multiple extensions (.shp.xml for example), I can't get the files to rename ...
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In MapBox Studio, how to create a centred label of a polygon created from Shape file?

To get the undesired result below, I: Uploaded a zipped Shape file to MapBox Studio. Using the shape, created a layer of polygons to display area boundaries. Using the same shape, created a text ...
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Issues with hyperlinks in a KMZ file

I have a point shapefile where I set up a hyperlink to a .pdf file. In Arc the hyperlink works fine, and the desired .pdf file is opened when I click on the specific feature. If that layer is then ...
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Read only geometry from shapefile with python/geopandas

I would like to open a shapefile(shp) without loading the attributes(dbf), as I do not care about attributes and it takes about 25 minutes to load them. I am using Python Geopandas, so any Fiona or ...
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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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Why is QGIS 2.14 automatically changing field type when saving layer?

I'm creating shapefiles with specific field types (i.e. ID: integer, NAME: String, CODE: integer, etc.) using QGIS 2.14.0. When I save the layer using "right-click" - "save as" and load the newly ...
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Read a shapefile and write an identical one using GeoTools

How would one go about reading a shapefile using GeoTools and then writing it to disk so that the read and written are as identical as possible (idempotent)? I do not feel familiar enough with ...
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Determining coordinates of a SHP file

i have a SHP file of a building converted from a DXF file. This SHP file is unprojected and have no specific coordinates (origin 0,0). I find WGS84 coordinates (lat, long) of this building from Google ...
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Converting VMAP to shapefile using GDAL?

This is my first time trying to convert a VMAP to a shapefile and the examples online aren't as straightforward to me. Any guidance?
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Locking shapefiles from editing by ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

How we can lock or protect a shapefile from editing in arcgis? I want another person to be able to view the data/attributes in the shapefile, but don't want them to be able to change or edit the data....
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Making shapefile Read-Only to ArcGIS for Desktop?

How do you make the shapefile a Read-only so the client can not make any edits using 10.2.2 ArcGIS. It is not within a geodatabase, just a stand alone shapefile. I am using Windows 8
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Shapefile write protect not using Microsoft? [closed]

I need to send a file to a client which can't be edited or exported. It should be write protected using a password. Is there any way to do this with a shapefile?
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Is there any restriction for downloading google maps road network and do analysis on it

Would it be legal to download google road network and perform analysis on that data without officially taking their consent, and publish the findings. Is there any example similar to it?
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Shapefile layer export issue

I am using QGIS to define polygons in a shapefile layer which I am then exporting as an ESRI shapefile for use with JMP. The polygon layer looks correct on-screen in QGIS, but the exported files have ...
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Arcmap 10.2 (query builder and or Expression)

I want to turn off selected sect_label numbers from showing up on my base map as I have a shapefile with Section and acreage loaded for a specific area and i need to use the shape file because it lets ...
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How to fix QGIS Server internal server error when using shapefiles?

i read all the questions with 500 server error i could find on the net but nothing seems to solve my problem: I installed qgis and all depending packages on a debian server. The first REQUEST=...
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Projecting SHP file in QGIS [duplicate]

I have a DXF file of a building from AutoCAD. I saved this DXF file as a SHP file in QGIS. But this SHP file is converted from a plain DXF file and is not referenced/projected, it is drawn from ...
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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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Sub setting shape file to plot a region and addressing mismatch in ggplot & data

I am plotting India's district map with data (cases). First I read data for each district and district shape file. Later I merge the two on district. Using fortify data I get ggplot. I get a ...
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Find Properties of Nearest Line Segments to Point in Python

I have been trying to find a workable Python approach to finding nearest line segments to one (or more) points, and came accross @gene's solution to @RustyMagoo's problem here: from shapely.geometry ...
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Edit Shapefiles in QGIS [closed]

I have shapefiles which were created in Arcgis. I want to edit them in Qgis. Is this possible? and if yes how can it be done? Can I open Arcgis shapefiles in Qgis?
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Preserving special chars using osgeo.ogr.Driver to shape in Python?

I am converting kml files to shape and run in to the problem that special characters are not preserved. #!/usr/bin/env python # -*- coding: utf-8 -*- import os, ogr, osgeo, sys ogr.UseExceptions() # ...
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DEM from Google Earth, Natural neighbour fails

Does anybody know, why using the tool Natural neighbour fails, when trying to get raster from shape? I followed the instructions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLbY3iMBW-A, but all I get are ...
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Merge village level shapefiles by sub_district_ID to get a new shapefile using R

I am new to using R for manipulating shapefiles and need help with merging the areas inside the shapefile to a superset based on the sub_district_IDs and get a new shapefile.
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Converting png map to polygons with colors and value using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need to use this map (png file) in which each color is a population density: I've already located it using Georeferencing. Now i need to convert it to shape file with polygons, and narrow down ...
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Why does my GeoJSON have no coordinates when saving from Shapefile in QGIS?

I've got a shapefile (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj) that I'm trying to save as a GeoJSON using QGIS 2.14. When I load the .shp into QGIS, everything seems to work fine, the Shapefile renders properly. ...
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Shapefile not displaying points (vertices) in ArcMap

this code finds all the vertices of every census tract for the state of California and Colorado. The code runs, and creates a shapefile with all proper filled fields (totpop, XCoord,YCoord, area1 etc.)...
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Do 1KB Shapefiles with bigger .shp.xml contain any usable data?

I received this folder from a county's GIS department. Am I right in telling them that there is nothing in it? They seem convinced that everything is included, but all I see is that there is ...
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How do I convert a GPX to SHP with extended properties?

I have a GPX file containing trackpoints, similiar to the following: <trkpt lat="12.34567890" lon="-12.34567890"> <ele>250.100000</ele> <time>2016-06-03T13:09:...
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Merging polygons in shapefile based on field values?

I have a shapefile with a lot of polygons in it. These polygons are grouped into a category: district. How can I merge the polygons based on the same name of the category within this shapefile?
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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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Polygon shapefile with null values?

Does anyone know where I can find a sample shapefile that has null entries in it (preferably a polygon shapefile)? I'm not sure how to create one with null entries.
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Using ArcMap, how may I convert a shapefile to use decimal degrees?

I have a shapefile that currently uses meters as the measure for its coordinate system, but the map framework I wish to use expects decimal degrees. I'd like to reproject my shapefile to use decimal ...
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Mapnik zoom_to_box for shape

I have used the code from Mapnik python tutorial. Now I want to use zoom_to_box to zoom to certain extent. I want to zoom to Box2d(-180.0, 0.0, 0.0, 90.0), however, after appied zoom_to_box, I saw the ...
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ArcGIS 10 creating a shape file from current dataframe extents in layout view

Where is the tool for this? Have looked around and the closet thing i can find is Toolbox's Grid/Strip Map Index tools under Data Drive Pages. I just want to be able to create a single polygon ...
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Software or script for Batch Shapefile to GPX

I am looking for a software that does batch processing of shapefiles to GPX files. I have seen many including Arcmap that will batch gpx to shapefiles but none vice versa. I currently am using DNR ...