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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Is it possible to display filtered results on OpenStreetMap?

is it possible to goto www.openstreetmap.org and do a search for a place like Auckland (New Zealand) or Melbourne (Australia) -but- only show Cities or Neighbourhoods or Suburbs? I understand that ...
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Maritime route prediction avoiding land masses

I am working on a project where the following functions have to be implemented: Predicting the locations of the ships (in maritime environment) at a future time. (Can be done with Kalman filter, IMM ...
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Shapefile to Mysql error using ogr2ogr

I'm following this tutorial. I installed the “GDAL Complete” Framework from kyngchaos.com and I tested the installation on Mac. I have GDAL 1.11.2, released 2015/02/10. When I am trying to run this ...
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Create points from lines

I used the Bearing Distance to Line command (Data Management) in arc to convert UTM coords (i.e. of a plot center), bearing and distance to the figure shown below. The end of each line represents a ...
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How do you add file name to an attribute field?

Does anybody know how to add the shape file name to a field in the file's attribute table? I've found a description: 'You have to use inline variable in CalculateField like %Name% in expresssion ...
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How is QGIS opening a shapefile with no *.prj file?

I was wondering how QGIS could open a shapefile with no *.prj file (for instance, let's say we have a shapefile with just *.shp, *.dbf and *.shx files). If the On the fly reprojection option is ...
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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 save .shp with layers 'baked' in with QGIS

I'm having no problem applying labels to the shapefile I'm working on in QGIS, but I can't seem to save the new shapefile with the layers 'baked in' for uploading to Mapbox, and then styling. I've ...
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Finding shapefiles of pipeline data?

Does anyone know where I can get or find shapefiles for pipelines (USA location)? Preferably free as I've never done pipelines before and I'm meeting a client next week that is doing pipeline work. ...
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Copy and paste a DXF Polygon from Deed Plotter to a Shapefile in ArcViewer troubles

I am creating an easement layer in ArcViewer by using Deed Plotter to create the shape of the easement and then adding the dxf file as a layer in ArcViewer. Then I start an edit session, editing the ...
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Installing mysql_fdw on Windows

I want to create a join between a spatial database (PostGIS) and a non spatial database from MySQL. Both databases have a unique ID who can be joined. I found a way to do this with PostgreSQL and a ...
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Optimizing shapefile lookup time?

So, I have a ~1GB shapefile which is running circles around a ~5MB shapefile when it comes to feature look-up time (using python, with GDAL): def check(name, lat, lon, attributeFilter:'SQL ...
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Get shape file polygon attribute value at a specific point using Python (e.g. via PyShp)

I have a shape file comprising multiple polygons. These polygons have attributes. I am trying to write a script in Python that takes a co-ordinate point, determines in which polygon it falls, and ...
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Shapefile on the distribution of ethnic groups across China?

I am looking for an up to date shape file of the distribution of ethnic groups in China. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Converting Trimble SSF format to shapefile? [duplicate]

I would like to convert a small amount of data from trimble ssf format to shp format for inclusion in an ArcGIS database. I have been trying to do this for a few months and not success. I have a ...
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How to plot Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Shapefile using python

I am trying to make a plot of the SPC's thunderstorm outlook using Python. I have downloaded the shapefile from this website http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html. Then I use this ...
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Example using sharpmap in mvc asp.net

I am wanting to open shapefile files in a ASP.NET MVC application, was researching and found sharpmap but have not found examples of how to implement the MVC. Does anyone have any examples to help me ...
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Procedure putting online a graveyard in a GIS

I would appreciate some advice. I’m not an expert in GIS but recently I studied a bit, came on different sites. Among others QGIS, MangoMap, ArcGIS, … etc A group of 6 small towns in Belgium wants to ...
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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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Generalize a selected part of shapefile

I see v.generalize takes the whole shapefile as input, but is there a way in QGIS to generalize/smooth selected part of a shapefile? I will select the part in Node Tool and then use v.generalize tool. ...
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QGIS Partitioning Regions

I have to polygon shapefile maps in QGIS that cover the same area. One with ~90 polygons (call them regions) and the other with about ~800 polygons (call them zones). I want to add a data column in ...
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Loop for exporting shapefiles from an existing shapefile

I have a pnt shp with 50 pnts. I want to export each one of it in a separate shapefile with arcpy writting a loop. My problem is that i want the output name i create has a different name, e.g. for ...
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Converting 12-hour time to 24-hour time using Field Calculator

Does anyone know how to convert string time formats in ArcMap v10.2 from 12-hour to 24-hour using a simple query in the Field Calculator? i.e. NO Python, NO editing in Excel, NO changing my Windows PC ...
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Problem with editing in geotools 13.0

I have a problem with getting the ID of a newly created feature in the shapefile. I have a datasource / datastore that reads and writes to a shapefile. I create a feature, add it to the store and ...
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Shapefile data not displaying on MapInfo workspace?

I have a number of shapefiles created from ARCMap and would like it displayed in MapInfo (version 10.5) but the polygon is not displayed on the work space. I can view my attributes table by browse ...
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Using kriging with data in GDB

I have series of data in my GDB I am running the program under VBA and what I want to do is using the data by the tool Kriging. This is what I thought: First, Kriging needs data that must be a ...
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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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California State Parcel Data

I am looking for California state parcel data such as owner name, no. of stories, year built etc., for each parcel. I can get to the level that I can browse them in property appraiser site but don't ...
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Merging ShapeFiles with QGIS for UK counties

I want to draw a map for all the counties of UK including North Ireland. Since I can not find a source of counties including both North Ireland and Britain. I try to merge two shapefiles with QGISfrom ...
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Adding Attribute data to shapefile?

I can display a shapefile in openlayers but I need to add some attribute data. I can open the dbf file in excel but there is no save as option in excel to the updated file as a dbf. What is the ...
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Why are these two shape files different?

Can someone please explain why these two shapefiles are different: Neighborhoods in Cambridge, MA ; and Water bodies in Cambridge, MA. In particular, I am having trouble working with the water ...
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ArcMap “Could not open the specified file”

Has anyone ever encountered this message? I am getting this when I try to open certain shapefiles. I am working on a problem that generates shapefiles from spreadsheets using ThinkGeo's .NET tools. ...
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Is there Data Loader for QGIS or Spatialite?

Is there a tool that works like the data loader of ArcGIS for QGIS (or via Spatialite )? To integrate data in a database or a shapefile without having the same structure (and the tool allows to ...
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Z value (height,altitude) from 3D multipoint shapefile in QGIS

Is there a way to get Z value/height/altitude from 3D multipoint shapefile in QGIS? All I found is way through SpatiaLite or PostGIS as explained here: ...
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Problem when converting sosi to shapefile with ogr2ogr on Linux

I am trying to convert a SOSI file (Norwegian geodata format) to a shapefile. I have set up gdal, but apparantly there is a lot of things that I dont have support for. When I do a ./configure, this is ...
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convert .shp to .gpx with selected attributes [duplicate]

I am working with QGIS 2.6/2.8 (1.8 is installed too). Right now I am planning an inventory and want to convert a .shp file to a .gpx including the Column "fid" from the attribute table. Is there a ...
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Graphical modeler in QGIS. I can't find a model [duplicate]

I'm a doing a tutorial for QGIS and at one point I have to use 'Join attributes by location' model but I do not find it in the Graphical modeler. Does it have to be there? I have to download it from ...
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Writing shapefile with projection defined crashes fiona

I've just started trying to use Fiona to write out shapefiles. I found the example code below, which seems to work fine from shapely.geometry import mapping, Polygon import fiona # Here's an example ...
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Load a shape file in postgresql DB with php

I am trying to load a shapefile in a postgis database using the exec() command. I have read the format I have to follow from here and I checked several similar questions from the forum. Based on the ...
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Extracting intersection areas in R

I have two polygons. One contains fields(X,Y,Z) and the other contains soil types (A,B,C,D). I want to know what area of every field contains which type of soil. I tried the following: ...
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PostGis without shp2pgsql

I recently reinstalled postgis on my pc, following these instructions link. The installation is successful, and for several days work using PostgreSQL and PostGIS without problems. Now, I need to ...
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From OSM to shape. Parsing problem

I'm working at OpenStreetMap project for android at the moment. I want to retrieve OSM data from my app(nodes, markers and paths) and convert it to shape file (.shp, .dbf and .shx). Later, I'll load ...
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How to delete empty fields from a Shapefile with QGIS or ogr2ogr?

I have a Shapefile with a lot of empty columns but many of them are empty. Using QGIS or ogr2ogr, how do I remove all attribute columns where everything is NULL?
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Connectivity Issue in Road Network - Error Graphic Pick 1

I have read around 6 various forums posts and still could not figure out where I was making the mistake so please help me. I have downloaded the OSM shape file and and have clipped a pretty large ...
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Problem with QGIS raster interpolation from a point shapefile after duplicating the shapefile

Let me explain a problem I had with QGIS to see if somebody else has experience it. I created a raster from a point shapefile through the Raster-> Interpolation menu with no problems. After that, I ...
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Sampling one shapefile with polygons of another using R?

I have two shapefiles that partially overlap. One (the bigger one) consists of several polygons which represent fields I am interested in. The second, is a rectangular shape that overlaps about 30% of ...
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Shape to Geo code xml generation

I would like to know the process of generating GEO codes from a shape file (Indian coastal districts/ states). Here we have used ArcGIS for generation of the shape-file along the indian coast. Can ...
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Create multiple shapefiles from one table

I've imported a table into ArcGIS which I'd like to split into multiple shapefiles. The splits would occur between groups of records separated by any of 3 columns. In other words, col1, col2, and col3 ...
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ggplot2 plots polygons with wrong topologies

I'm trying to plot polygons in R using ggplot2. In GRASS, QGIS and normal R the map renders fine, but ggplot2 seems to have some kind of topological difficultes I can't explain. With normal R it looks ...
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Writing PyQGIS Output to Shapefile

I'm trying to find the closest point on a line to another point as in this post. However when I try to write the result as a shapefile I get an error: TypeError: ...