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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Association shape files to custom data in r

This is probably an obvious question. I have an Australia Shapefile (can be found here http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/1259.0.30.001July%202011?OpenDocument) and some custom data ...
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How to rank according to a distance in a shapefile using R?

I would like some help on the theory behind this. I have done this in GRASS easily but doing it in R is not the same. Here's the table with the info, there are more tables similar to that but refer ...
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symbology with 2 fields - one for the color and another for the shape?

for example, i have two fields: 1 - a, b, c 2 - X, Y, Z and i want to do like this: a - square, b - circle, c - point X - blue, Y - red, Z - pink and when i have a and Y - it whould be red square.
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Need to make a shapefile by tracing over a Google Earth image

Basically, what I'm trying to do is create a very simple polygon shapefile of some new areas defined by boundaries specified by my company. These boundaries don't match any known shapefile as it's a ...
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Points of LinearRing do not form a closed linestring - one point intersection

I'm trying to index geojson data using elasticsearch. There is some kind of polygons that causing an error: "Points of LinearRing do not form a closed linestring". Looks like it happens because ...
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Does anyone have a Morocco shapefile that includes Western Sahara at the Provincial level?

The 2004 Moroccan census data is available at hcp.ma. I was wondering if anyone had a Moroccan shapefile at the provincial level or commune level that matched the data available on the census and ...
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Delete observations that fall outside of shapefile

I have data that locates places by xy coordinate. I have plotted them on a shapefile. As you can from the sample map I have uploaded, many of the xy coordinates are incorrect and locate places ...
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Postal code shapefile for france?

Can anyone tell me of an open source where I can get the shapefile for France at a postal code level?
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Using a ShapeFile spatial index with ogr2ogr and ogr.DataSource.ExecuteSQL()

I created a spatial index foo.qix for a foo.shp with ogrinfo -sql "CREATE SPATIAL INDEX ON foo" foo.shp However, when I do a query with ogr2ogr and look at it in strace, it doesn't use that index: ...
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find the population density of some points in qgis/postgis

I have the tiger census data of population density in each block group. I also have a different kind of data: traffic accident data, where an accident has a lat/lon pair. My goal is to find the ...
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Seeking shapefile of administrative divisions of Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) post-2011

I've been trying to find a shapefile containing CIV's administrative divisions (preferably down to the level of sous-prefecture) reflecting the national reorganization of 2011 but have had no luck. ...
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What is the most suitable way to get the boundary of a state or a country or the whole world dynamically?

I am working on a project where I have to create filled map charts based on the data client has provided. The data has latitude and longitude information. Based on the selected level (city or state or ...
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Add nodes to polyline at set intervals

I have a shapefile polyline which I would like to add nodes to at set intervals along its length. Is this possible in ArcGIS 10.2 and how would I go about it?
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Importing shapefile (.shp) in Adobe Illustrator

I am working in ArcGIS, in order to enhance the quality of map , I need to import the shapefiles with all layers, to adobe illustrator. Can anyone suggest the steps doing this?
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How can we export shapfile to svg format using Pyqgis

I am doing a project where i have to export file from shapefile to svg format using Pyqgis. i have read some articles regarding simplesvg plugin but i don't know how can we achieve the same task using ...
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QGIS Export Shapefile

i am trying to export selected feature using pyqgis. till now i have tried these codes. after using this i can select feature but dont know how to export selected feature to new shapefile. canvas= ...
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How to export shapefile as KML file using GeoTools?

I have a shapefile i need to export the shapefile as a *.kml file to fit in Google Maps how can i do with GeoTools. Please help me with at least one simple example or procedure to do that? ...
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Shapefile not displaying in ArcGis Android SDK 10.2.6-2

I am trying to load a shapefile (not displaying at the moment) using the following: Hardware: Android rugged tablet running Android 4.2 SDK: ArcGis 10.2.6-2 Shapefile: ...
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Converting mapsforge .map file to OSM or shp

I have found solution for converting OSM file into .map file but is there a way for converting .map file back to osm or shp or any other well-known vector file type? by .map file i mean mapsforge ...
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Merge shapefiles heatmap

I have to merge few shapefiles into one and create a heat map out of it in qgis. I'm a first user of the QGIS, I tried to do it there: vector-management tools-merge files into one, but it kept to make ...
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Open source library to display offline shapefiles in Android?

I am involved in developing a Android application that needs to be able to make use of Esri Shapefiles. Hardware used will be 7" Android rugged tablets running Android 4.2 or later. It is an offline ...
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Dissolve administrative boundaries in shape file

I cannot find a shapefile that gives me only the outline of Ireland, instead they include different regions/divisions. I only want the outline of the island itself i.e the coastline How do I dissolve ...
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Changing colours in GeoPandas?

I have a very simple map (http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/download/bytes/nybb_15b.zip) and I have never before worked with shapefiles in any way. Can someone tell me what I need to do in order to change ...
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some shp to dxf converted lines don't show in Autocad

I have a group of vector files that I intend to convert to "DXF" format. But after the conversion, only contour lines(white lines in the red polygon) are not displayed in Autocad. I read some related ...
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Distance to coastline?

I have a shapefile of Ireland, and some xy coordinates plotted on top of it. Is it possible to calculate distance to the coastline, for each XY? I am an ArcGis beginner.
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New Delhi, India, town level boundary files for GIS

I'm trying to find boundary files for New Delhi to map religious diversity (data here: http://www.censusindia.gov.in/DigitalLibrary/MFTableSeries.aspx), and I have downloaded the GADM files and tried ...
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MapInfo Universal Translator turning integer columns to decimal

I've got a TAB file that I am using FME Universal Translator in MapInfo 12.5 to turn into a SHP. The input TAB file has a variety of columns, some are floats and some are integers. The output ...
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Area missing in polygon (Shapefile)

I'm working with ArcGIS and the following image is showing the polygons that I have in my shapefile. The seleted polygon should actually be this selected one + the blank area right below it. This ...
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Overlay Analysis in QGIS (or Preferably Python)

I would like to perform an overlay analysis in Python or QGIS to output a list of each shapefile that falls within certain boundaries. I have unsuccessfully tried to use the Spatial Join, Intersect, ...
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Missing 'grounds' (bottom) of buildings as multipatches in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a model of buildings in shapefile (Multipatch). Buildings are not closed on bottom i.e. they don't have a ground. I would like to ask if there is a workflow, or how to do that ...
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MultiPatch Shapefile import into PostGIS Database

I have geometry of buildings in Shapefile MultiPatch format. I want to import it into PostGIS database in the same format. Is that even possible? If yes, then how?
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Loading .shp file into QGIS gives error message

When I add vector layer I select the .shp file and nothing happens When I add vector layer and I select the folder it gives error message "not a valid or recognized data source" The pop up box queries ...
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Obtaining NDVI data from selected area

I need to analyse NDVI (-1/1) change between years (05-10y). But still only under selected shapefile. To analyse the extent of each NDVI category. Any tips? I have tried to make vector from the NDVI ...
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QGIS Coverage help

I am using QGIS 2.8.2 and everytime I try to load in a coverage type Shapefile, like forest density or population density it all comes up as the same color, but has the sections marked for the ...
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How to input Shapefile point data into a raster and have the raster adjust to the new data?

I have a shapefile with elevation data at specific points. I also have a raster that has incorrect elevation values, but the transition between pixals is what I need. Is there a way to put the values ...
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What coordinate data could this ASCII file represent?

I have a ASCII file titled coastline.dat.It is read by a FORTRAN file and converted into NETCDF output. A MATLAB file plot displays the coastlines of Europe. There is no documentation whatsoever on ...
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What value to place for data which has no lat/long value?

i'm trying to create a shapefile from an excel spreadsheet. the spreadsheet contains some data such as "unknown record" for which no lat/long can be obtained while the rest of the data is related to ...
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Show dimensions on polygons

I have a shapefile that contains all of the property parcel lines in King County, WA. We are currently displaying this data through mapbox on our site with no issues. We would like to be able to show ...
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Converting file geodatabase feature class to KML without using Esri software?

Admin boundaries are available in https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/operations/federated-states-micronesia/dataset/micronesia-federated-states-admin-level-1-boundaries as a file geodatabase ...
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writeOGR with a spatialpolygon simplified by gSimplify

I'm using gSimplify (rgeos package) to simplify the geometries of a shapefile. The funcion works good, but now I can't write the output in a new shapefile. I tried some ways: writeOGR(simplyshape, ...
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in R : get a SpatialPolygonDataFrame from gIntersection{rgeos] with sub-area as attribute?

I am using gIntersection (package rgeos) to intersect a polygon shapefile containing 20 buffers zones, with another polygon shapefile containing "ground occupation mode (GOM)" (an area divided in ...
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Can I merge a polygon and a point Shapefile?

I have two shape files that I want to merge. One is of polygons, the other is a point file. The polygons are missing information in the attribute table that the point file has. In general, the two ...
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Can I calculate an average height from a contour dataset?

Hi all first time posting here, however have had a lot of help from this forum! Basically I have a contour dataset and need to find the average height.. seems simple but I cannot seem to find an ...
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Shapefile of Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate with district boundaries

Can anyone help me find shapefiles of German states Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate (including their districts)?
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On line shapefile, how to compare attribute between consecutives edges

I have a line shapefile with speed restriction attribute on each edge. I like to verify differences between two consecutive edges for all shapefile edges. Example: One line has speed restriction set ...
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Can ogr2ogr “reverse clip” (or “clip out” or “erase” or “difference”) one shapefile from another? [duplicate]

Is there a means in ogr2ogr to "clip out" one shapefile from another? I know ogr2ogr -clipsrc B.shp out.shp A.shp will remove any part of A.shp that is NOT in B.shp. Is there an ogr2ogr command to ...
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How to choose a shapefile interactively in R

I am writing a function in R where i want the user to choose a Esri shapefile from its destination folder. Since a shapefile is made of several files how can i select them. For a point feature class i ...
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Create statistics by features in QGIS [duplicate]

I've a polygon layer for parcels in a landscape protection area and a point layer, contains zoological data (e.g species, entities, etc.). How can I make a statics for each polygon, contains the list ...
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Export shapefile from spatialite

I am using a spatialite db to perform a union and dissolve over a vector file. The vector inside the db looks like this: when I export the table with: ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" -overwrite ...
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How can I eliminate leftover border/boundary in QGIS?

I am trying to generate a shapefile which contains the unincorporated areas of St. Louis County, Missouri. I'm using two shapefiles: St. Louis County from the 2012 census, followed by St. Louis ...