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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Importing shapefiles into CartoDB

I'm trying to make a survey of all regions in Sweden for an article that me and my colleague are working on. When I'm trying to import the shapefiles into CartoDB it says " Unfortunately this file ...
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Shapefile-Autocad-Fields

I converted my shape file to autocad. How can I see my fields in autocad.
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Convert shapefiles with ajax call to ogre

I am trying to use OGRE online converter to convert shapefiles to different format, referring https://ogre.adc4gis.com/ I am making an AJAX call to send the file and get the response, but the response ...
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How to create a new shape file from jts geometries?

What I use: Java 1.7, JTS 1.13, geotools.api 14 What I have finished: Creating correct JTS geometries from OSM relations, ways and nodes. What I want to achieve: Create a csv file which contains the ...
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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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ESRI shape curves specification

The documentation for ESRI's File Geodatabase API (downloadable from http://www.esri.com/apps/products/download/) says regarding its MultiPartShapeBuffer Class: These functions provide access to ...
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Intersect shapefile with raster, then determine proportion of each raster value?

Using the arcpy module in Python, I want to find the proportion of each pixel value within the boundary of an overlaying polygon. (The polygon is in a shapefile.) For example, there are 10 possible ...
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Match polygons of two independently created shapefiles to create dataframe

I have two independently created shapefiles A) shapefile 1 lists the german postal codes and can be downloaded from ...
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How to add attribute field to existing Shapefile via Python without ArcGIS?

I have a Python script that adds an attribute field to a Shapefile if doesn't exist. This is easy to do with ArcGIS (graphically or via Python), but I'm looking for something that doesn't depend on ...
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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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I can't create/save changes in shape files on QGIS

I can't create or edit shapes in QGIS, the files are created on my system but cannot "fill" it with the features. I'm using QGIS 2.14.2 64bit Windows 7 This is the error i get when trying to save a ...
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IL School District Shapefile

In order to help our client manipulate a map to show disparities in public school course offerings in Illinois at the school district level, we’re looking for a current year vector shapefile of the ...
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How to compare differences in two shapefiles? [duplicate]

I am a new user to Arcmap 10. I've been trying to figure out how to compare two polygon shapefiles. I need to figure out what the difference is from 2007 - 2013 (increase/decrease) in a couple of ...
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How to extract percentage of land cover from a raster according to multiple shapefiles?

I have a raster map that represents land cover of a region, and different shapefiles (total 120) in the same region. I want to know the percentage of every land cover for each shapefile. For example, ...
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Downloading shapefile from geoserver after applying CQL filter? [duplicate]

I have managed to download a zipped shapefile from geoserver but now I want to be able to download part of the layer in a shapefile. This is what I did in order to download the whole layer as ...
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Convert .csv with polygon geometry to .shp QGIS

Working on a Mac in QGI 2.12, I have a csv file with polygon geometry coordinates that I would like to save to a shapefile. It displays fine as a csv. However, when I try to use "save as," I get the ...
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Programatically populate field_4 after choosing values from other fields?

I'm working with QGis 2.8, editing the attribute table of a SHP file, named "myTable". I need to populate field_4 with the conditions listed below: For 1 to n (it runs across records of myTable) ...
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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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Exporting to DXF file from QGIS?

Is it possible to export labels based on Shapefile attributes into a DXF file? I use QGIS 1.7.4. I've been reading a CSV file and view it as a Shape Layer. With the help of attributes from the File ...
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Why does aggregate polygons consistently error out?

I'm using aggregate polygons on a dataset with three large study areas. It did not work. So I split it into separate areas and did it again. Two of the three areas (which were smaller than the third) ...
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Rasterize vector while adjusting extent and resolution to reference raster?

I have a vector file which I want to rasterize and adjust its resolution to the reference map, in QGIS. I tried spatial_sync_raster function in R to set all the rasters into the same resolution as ...
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Bulk Converting Data Using FME

I am currently in the process of converting a large quantity of Ordnance Survey Vector Map Local data from .gz to Esri feature class within a file geodatabase. The process is working correctly but ...
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How to export color of polygon from Autocad into QGIS?

I use Qgis 2.14. I have some problem with export .dgn to shp from Autocad. Qgis appropriates random colors to my polygons after export. Somebody knows how i can export original color of my Autocad ...
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Comparing areas of overlapping shapes in QGIS

Given SHP files for a country's Districts in Year1 and Year2, how to output a table whose rows state the percentage composition of each Year2 District in terms of portions of Year1 Districts
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Plotting an eia shapefile in google maps with R?

I'm trying to plot a eia shapefile onto google maps. I have a code working with the map funciton but can't get it to work with the ggmap function. Where am I going wrong? Working code: ...
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Creating raster image using Shapefile in ENVI?

I have shapefile containing polygon boundaries and want to change them as a raster image in ENVI 5.3. Although, this could easily be done in ArcMap or other GIS software, however, I will have to ...
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Calculation surface of building external walls from shapefile [duplicate]

I have two datasets (attached): 1) A shapefile of buildings containing the height of each building. 2) A parcel shapefile. Several buildings are assigned to a single parcel. I am interested in ...
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Help with Python shapefile Union Program

First I am a Python noob... I have searched the database for this answer, found a few that might be the answer, just way over my head (I am signed up for a intro python class this month, to help ...
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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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Seeking Atlanta's limits shapefile?

I need a shapefile of the limits of the city of Atlanta, USA.
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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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Re-projecting shapefile from an unknown projection [duplicate]

I have been given a shapefile which is supposedly in a NAD1927_Zone16 projection. I need to align it with a raster image in a Lambert Conformal Conic (NAD 1927) projection. I've tried to use the ...
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Python module for counting ratios from SHP attributes

Using OGR, I am supposed to create a Python module that finds out which specific administrative region of a country has the highest density of roads. I have two input shapefiles: roads connected ...
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What is a UK boundary shapefile available for download via persistent URL (for cURL) with parish-level detail?

I'm in the process of generating a series of choropleth maps for a journal article and am writing this up in R as an .Rmd. My aim is to set this up as reproducible research, that is in a form which ...
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Basic statistics function on certain attributes stops at 6% on certain layer in QGIS?

I am trying to use the basic statistics function in QGIS on an attribute in a vector shapefile but it reaches 6% and then gets stuck and does not load anymore. It works fine on other layers/other ...
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How do I convert an active kmz file to a shapefile using either ArcMap or QGIS

I need to convert an active kmz file to shapefile. I have a layer file and a kmz file which feed data from a server. If I try to convert using the kml to layer tool in ArcMap it fails as there is no ...
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Are there any attempts to replace the shapefile?

Recently I've been spending a lot of time converting perfectly good field names like "Percent of citizens age 25 and over with a bachelor's degree or higher" into things like "edbchogtr" to meet the ...
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What is the easiest way to avoid shapefile columns being imported as PostGIS `numeric(p,s)` data type?

Considering the number of shapefiles I've imported to PostGIS (using shp2pgsql or ogr2ogr), I'm a little surprised I haven't come across this before. But I have a shapefile that has numeric columns ...
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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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shapefile for mumbai area or section wise

I am working on a project in which i need to plot data on Mumbai city map section wise or area wise but i am not able to get Shapefile for the same. Can anyone please provide me the link where i can ...
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DWG to SHP - suddenly a huge ammount of data in one file

I converted four DWG-Files with ArcMap to SHP. Suddenly one data had a huge ammount of data: file 1: DWG: 4,5 MB ----> SHP. 9,7 MB file 2: DWG: 12,7 MB --> SHP: 110 MB (!) file 3: DWG: 3,4 MB ...
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Finding neighbors for non adjacent polygons in R [closed]

I'm looking for a method or function in r-project that create a neighborhood matrix from a group of polygons that don't touch each other, like polygons of set of blocks separated by streets in a town. ...
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Creating SpatialPolygons in R

I am trying to do kriging with my data. But there is a problem here. I want to use krige command in gstat package. But I do not have "Spatial object with prediction/simulation locations". How I can ...
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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 ...
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Error in opening shapefile located on network

I have been able to successfully open a shapefile using Gdal when it is situated on my local machine. However, when I put the file on another machine on the network and try to open it, it fails. ...
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(Arcpy) read values from a txt file and convert the data into a shapefile

I´m a beginner at python programming and wanted to start with a litte and hopefully simple project. I tried to read float values out of a textfile and write them into a shapefile. The program is ...
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Why does QGIS spontaneously corrupt shapefile data? [duplicate]

I'm using QGIS 2.14 (Mac), but I have had the same problem with 2.8 (Ubuntu). When I am editing a shapefile, QGIS seems to spontaneously corrupt the data in unpredictable and catastrophic ways that ...
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Export to a Shapefile and maintain Domain Coded Values

I maintain a complex parcel fabric that uses coded value domains for a few fields. These are short integer fields with values from 1 - 6. These values represent say 1:Integrated Registered Survey ...
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Multiple rename shapefiles and feature classes in python

I have multiple shapefiles, in different sources (D:\GIS\Folder A", "D:\GIS_Temp\Name". And some of them have space in their name (File X, File Y, etc). What should be the code that could rename all ...
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Global shapefile of biomes/ecoregions?

I'm looking for a shapefile with this kind of information, only at considerably higher detail. In North America, ecoregions are classified by levels and grouped by vegetation type at much higher ...