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 display shapefile without map in Android?

I have a shape file which has some building data and I want to display that building structure in android I have checked nutiteq sdk but they are providing shp file on map not only shape file can I ...
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Is it posible to export an attribute to a separate shapefile? [duplicate]

Is it possible to export an attribute to a shapefile? I have generated several polygons with the ‘Strip Map Index Features’ tool. Unfortunately I have to export every polygon manually to a separate ...
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How to set decimal precision in shapefile via javacode

we are using the below code : SimpleFeatureTypeBuilder builder = new SimpleFeatureTypeBuilder(); builder.setName("Location"); String wkt = "GEOGCS[" + "\"GCS_WGS_1984\"," + " DATUM[" ...
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What is the best way to get from wkt to shapefile in Python?

I am querying tables from a SQL-Server database and would like to convert the table into a shapefile. It has wkt geometries and wkb as columns in the table, along with other attributes that need to ...
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Worldwide High-Resolution Water Body Shapefiles with Consistent Scale

Where from your website can I access worldwide vector water body shapefiles that have better resolution than the generic SRTM 90m data? Do you have coastlines and inland features (lakes, estuaries, ...
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Now that NationalAtlas.Gov is retired/removed, where is the largest source of public shapefiles for the USA?

I used nationalatlas.gov for many years, downloading various shapefiles regarding water, roads, boundaries, environmental factors, and more. NationalAtlas.gov was a central public site that many GIS ...
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How to create a new Shapefile with the same attributes as an existing one?

It is quite a frequent occurrence that I want the data I'm about to add to a new shapefile, to have all the same attribute fields as one I created in a previous project. For example, I might have ...
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How to draw polygons in shapefiles

I've hit a snag and realize this is probably a very simple and basic question, but how do I draw a polygon in a shapefile that I've created from joined points of 2 .csv files? Which specific tool do I ...
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Calculating distance between latitude and longitude by using python

I have a database of 2000 points, which is in csv format of latitude and longitude. I want to find distance between these points all at once. And also showing these points in Map by using only pyQGIS. ...
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Shapefile name specific failure with Append in ArcGIS 10.2

Can anyone tell me why the append (Desktop Management) function is not working on my 64 bit Windows 7 machine with ArcGIS 10.2.2 under the specific conditions described below? All tests on my machine ...
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Creating an online form with intergrated google maps

Not sure if anyone can help, but i am looking at creating an online form that includes a map (google or something similar) where the user can draw a poly and when the user hits submit, i get all the ...
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Error Applying Symbology to Shapefiles

I'm trying to apply symbology to my dataset after it is populated to the map display, but I am getting the following error. Have I placed the ApplySymbologyFromLayer code incorrectly? Traceback ...
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Clip_Management seems to delete shapefile?

We have some python code that clips a very large shapefile for further processing. We can see the process create all the output files, but then just as the process is finishing, they get deleted. ...
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How can I properly clip a shape file to get the section I want using QGIS?

I've tried the other "how to clip" instructions here, but consistently get an empty shapefile from the clip. QGIS Version: 2.4.0-Chugiak OS: MacOS 10.10 Input File: San Diego (South Map) 1999 Topo ...
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pgsql2shp converting nulls to spaces

Why does PGSQL2SHP convert null values to spaces when exporting a table? I would have expected empty strings in the shapefile (dbf).
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How complete are the Fusion tools in QGIS?

How complete are the Fusion tools in QGIS? I have them installed and (vaguely) working, but there are only about ten of them. Is the idea of having just a few tools available, that one can use ...
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How to set Vertical Coordinate system when creating a 3D shapefile?

I'm working with GDAL v1.11 and am seeing the vertical CS stripped when exporting a 3D shapefile (from oracle spatial). This is the command I'm running: ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" B_POINT.shp ...
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Converting *.asc to *.shp without using ArcGIS for Desktop or QGIS?

I am trying to perform file conversion programmatically, using C#. I have read the ESRI Shapefile Technical Description (An ESRI White Paper—July 1998). I cannot calculate records for *.shp file ...
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How can I generate a SVG file of Mexico and USA at states level (Admin1)? Kartograph fails

I am trying to include a US map at the state detail on top of this maps: http://crimeinmexico.org/ I am using Kartograph for the small map. I have installed kartograph in Mac OS X and I am able to ...
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Intersect Shapefiles using Shapely

What I'd like to try and do is intersect some point buffers with census tracts, maintain their ID's and the tracts attributes. I found a sample from ...
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ArcGIS Javascript API: Adding a shapefile with more than 1000 points

I am able to add shapefiles with less than 1000 points by using the ArcGIS Portal REST API as shown in this example: https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/jssamples/portal_addshapefile.html ...
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How to get attribute details from shapefile in ms4w?

server through my initial search I do some basic coding. Now my problem is how to show the attribute details from shapefile. I can able to get map but I am not able to get names. below is my code: ...
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How to use GIS data with CGAL?

I read a few posts here at GIS.SE that points to useful algorithms in CGAL. I'd like to test algorithms in CGAL such as medial axis transformation/polygon skeleton extraction, but the examples on the ...
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Operations between shape layer and csv layer

I've got a question for you! I have a .shp layer containing point geometry with xy coordinates in the attributes (left) and a .csv layer containing a square Origin/Destination matrix(right): I ...
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Best way to show shape file in a layered map

I'm creating my first app using maps and shape files. I have some shapefiles with attached dbase databases and I would like to show these shape files as an overlay on a map. I have JavaScript code ...
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Are polygons stored clockwise or counterclockwise in a shapefile? [duplicate]

I'm working with polygon coordinates in QGIS using PyQGIS using ESRI shapefiles as input data. My question is, are the polygon vertices (I'm referring only to the outer boundary in the case of ...
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pgsql2shp ERROR: incompatible mixed geometry types in table

I have multi-linestring in .shp files and I split the lines with postgis, but that result is only geom column. It does not works with shape file exporter error: incompatible mixed geometry types ...
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Issue with dissolving a polygons layer in QGIS 2.4

I downloaded a dataset of roads and parks from OSM. I then buffered the roads and merged with the parks. Now - all i want is to dissolve / union all the features in the merged layer. I fail to do it ...
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does the census bureau provide clipped / water-bounded files as nice as certain cities?

this question says they do but when i compare what i can find in the cartographic boundary files section of the census bureau's gis page, they don't look as good as certain shapefiles provided by the ...
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Looking for shapefiles for Canadian shale plays with labels and/or meta data about the plays

I work for a company in the oil and gas industry. We are making a geospatial map with mapbox and leaflet. Our task is to show shale plays in relation to other industry items like well sites. We ...
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Shapefile Conversion to ERDAS Signature editor

I'm trying to run a supervised classification for an image. I was working with it in ArcMap and created some training data. I wanted to see if I could get a better result with Erdas Imagine using the ...
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Unable to add features in QGIS 2.4.0

QGIS beginner problem. I can no longer create features with "Add Feature" in QGIS. The info triangle message is "Transform error caught: forward transform of (0.000000, 0.000000) PROJ.4: ...
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How to clear areas outside map in R

I succeeded thanks to the eblonde in the disscution (problem with polygon smoothing in R) to smoothing polygons in R. Code: inter1= read.table("c:/inter2.csv", header=TRUE) #add a category ...
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OpenLayers preview problem?

I just want display shapefile (.shp) that I have made in QGIS in openlayer geoserver. but There is a strange object that appears. I want to ask how to get rid of the strange object.
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Can QGIS generate a map that composed of several .shp maps?

I'm using QGIS-2.4.0 API to develop application. I need a map that composed of several vector layers. If only this, it can be done by merge in QGIS, but I need more for that: the map(or project?) I ...
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shapefile record has no attribute named bounds

This is the code that I am using to print the bounds of my shapefile. import fiona import shapely import shapely.geometry fc = fiona.open("filename.shp") shapefile_record = fc.next() shape = ...
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Path on network returning wrong results

I have created a shapefile of polylines that represent a path with multiple intersections. Then I have used the networkx python library to create a network. At the first the results were satisfactory. ...
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Digital Elevation Model and Shapefile not aligned in openWind

I have a digital elevation model and a shapefile containing point features for the location of wind turbines. These two layers appear to be aligned in QGIS but when I open them in openWind, they are ...
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Plotting Postal Codes from .csv Files in QGIS

I have Canadian postal code data that I would like to plot. This data is currently stored in a simple .csv file. At the moment the only other data I have is FSA data from Statistics Canada. Is ...
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Clip raster by shapefile in parts

Please help write .sh script command to clip raster by polygonal shapefile. Shapefile have name field with unique name of polygon feature. On the output must be rasters with name of polygons in ...
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Kartograph - AttributeError: _Shape instance has no attribute 'parts'

I am new to GIS and open source tools so bear with me. I am attempting to convert a shapefile to svg by running kartograph as a python module. My source file (provided by the local GIS ...
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Opening shape file in OpenWind

In QGIS I have used the OpenLayers plugin to locate a wind farm. I have then used the add feature function to place a point at the base of 7 turbines. I have saved the shape file as an ESRI Shapefile. ...
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Place an image svg into an R plot [duplicate]

I have a set SVG icons (weather icons ) and I want to create a figure with svg superimposed images representation of a Shapefile. below my shapefiles and points representing the position where I ...
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Is there a command line tool for converting projection in .prj and GeoTiff to EPSG codes?

Is there a command line tool to convert a shapefile projection in the .prj file into corresponding EPSG code? I know that there is website http://prj2epsg.org/search for doing this online, but I ...
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Uploading large files to ArcOnline

I am trying to upload a large shapefile to ArcOnline, however I found out ArcOnline won't upload any shapefile that has more than 1000 features. My 30 shapefiles have over 1,000,000 features each. ...
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Unable to export data to ShapeFile in ArcGIS

I've imported an Excel sheet into my ArcGIS project but am unable to convert this to a ShapeFile. When I try, via export data, I get an error message saying either 'output name is not valid', whatever ...
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Reprojection of shapefile in R and final extraction of values

I need to extract values from some raster files (stack) using a shape file. to bring both of them in the same CRS, I first transformed the shapefile using the EPSG codes. Opening it in an GIS software ...
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Unable to plot values for individual fields in my table using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm having problems adding tabular data to an ArcGIS project and need some help! Example of my table is below (please note that the fields have been edited since the capture was taken to remove any ...
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How To Bulk Export Shapefiles Into Microsoft SQL Server using QGIS or PostGIS

Hey all thanks so much in advance for your help I have been researching this issue for a while. I have found two popularly suggested ways to preform this task: ogr2ogr - just take a shapefile and use ...
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Querying a shapefile and returning values?

I have a lot of experience making maps in ArcMap. I don't have much experience programming or working with APIs. Here's the (simple) problem: I create a shapefile of a region and then load the ...