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 is attribute data in the DBF file tied to location data in the SHP file?

I opened a DBF file in Excel and I'm looking at attribute data from a shapefile export. How is the row of attribute data in the DBF file connected to it's corresponding locational data in the SHP file?...
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Geoserver does not show some shape files using Add Store [closed]

Apologies for this basic question, but I can't find an answer through Google. I am working the geoserver tutorials from Intro to Geoserver via Packt Publishing. I'm trying to add a shape file via ...
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Using multiple map layers with different extents. Any suggestions.

I have three layers I need to try match up at the borders. This is not a projection problem, all layers are projected to Albers NAD83. The base layer (Green) is 30m DEM, with a US boundaries layer on ...
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Problem with projection of Slovenian Shapefile in QGIS

I hope someone can help me for this: I'm doing my masters thesis in Slovenia (in the field of wildlife management), for this I got a Shapefile of slovenian data by the University. As a main layer, I ...
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Programmatically adding .shp file to .mxd file [duplicate]

I have spent hours attempting to find the solution to the following problem online, but all answers I have found are quite old, and none work. Here is the situation: I have a variety of .shp files. I ...
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Using QGIS2Leaf plugin to export into leaflet but output results into browser crash?

Amateur GIS technician here, Just tried to export my converted cad cities pipelines into a shape files and then export it into leaflet using QGIS2Leaf but the browser crashes before the displaying the ...
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Reconstituting features from E00 format, without ArcGIS

Recently I used OGR to convert an ESRI E00 format file to shapefiles. I am dealing with vector data, many polygon features per file. I was dismayed to find that none of the resulting shapefiles(you ...
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How to change color of a layer in openlayers?

http://www.cv.nctu.edu.tw/shapefile-js-openlayers/ol_simple.html this is my website for test. I add two layers in openlayers. And I want to change color in one of two layers. var myStyle = new ...
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Union, Dissolve, Buffer — multiple layers, all in one step?

I'm a new user of Quantum GIS (1.7.3) and I need to repeat a task multiple times, so I'm wondering if there is a quicker way to do the following (with three or more polygon layers - each layer has a ...
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How to modify height model values outside of road network

I have a height model of a quite big area saved in Esri ASCII grid files and a road network of this same area in a shapefile. I'd like to convert every height model value outside the road network to -...
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How to toggle selected features by clicking on them in OpenLayers?

This is my website for test: http://www.cv.nctu.edu.tw/shapefile-js-openlayers/ol_simple.html This is my expected result:http://www.cv.nctu.edu.tw/shapefile-js-openlayers/test.html I want to try ...
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Why my Shapefile is not loaded into OpenLayers?

This is my website for test: http://www.cv.nctu.edu.tw/tonywang/shapefile-js-openlayers/ol_simple.html I want to put my Shapefile in OpenLayers. I found an example at https://github.com/mattwigway/...
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How to extract information from several shapefiles in the same time?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.2.1. I have a shapefile for 10 catchments and other three shapefiles for landuse, soil type and rock types. To extract the area of land use types, soil types or rock types for each ...
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Can GeoServer Mosaic extension footprints be something other than a shapefile?

According to the GeoServer documentation for the Image Mosaic extension... http://docs.geoserver.org/2.4.x/en/user/tutorials/imagemosaic_footprint/imagemosaic_footprint.html It asks for a shapefile ...
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Construction of a square grid from a given centre (lat,lon) and direction of the sides

Let us consider a point (longitude, latitude) on Earth (location). How to construct a square grid around this point (taking this point as the centre of the square or intercept of the two diagonals) ...
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How to add lables/etc with eia shapefiles in R?

I'm trying to create a map of US Shale basins and I'm very new to creating maps. I have downloaded the shapefiles form the eia. I have also, been able to created a basic map with the bases plotted (...
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ArcPy and centroids/points shapefile?

I'm trying to create a point shapefile from a grid index polygon shapefile I created using ArcPy at ArcGIS 10.0 . I know this is simple, but could anyone give a few pointers out there. Here is what I'...
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Change countries boundaries color in a shapefile with R

I am working with R to create a map with a shapefile. I would like to change the color of the countries boundaries but I don't know how to do that. Is it possible to change the color? Here is my code:...
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FME - Writing Large Shapefiles

I've got an FME Workbench (version 2015.0) which searches for shapefiles in a folder tree. The shapefiles are contours which are split into tiles for a particular area. The workbench is fairly ...
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Finding the boundary polygon from a set of gridded points (no hole)

Let us consider a set of a 2-D points (longitude, latitude) each of which is centre of square grid (intersect point of the diagonals of the square). I try to make you understand what I want to do in ...
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keep the same field headers after joining a table to a shape file in QGIS

I noticed that after joining a table to a shape file the headers of each fields in the table used for the join are changed by QGIS and they are attributed to a different name. For instance, i had a ...
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Problem in importing shapefile to Postgis with postgis Shapefile manager

i have a problem with importing my shapefile to postgreSQL, it's a poroblem with the encoding, here's the screenshot: i tried to change encodingin "options" buti get this message: "Failed in ...
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Polygon grid shape file for landmass

I am interested in generating a polygon grid shape file for the landmass of the world. What I have presently is two tables in postgreSQL. Table 1: Coastal area shapefile (http://openstreetmapdata.com/...
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QGIS algorithms do not work on copies of shapefiles?

I'm using QGIS 2.6.0. I'm trying to run various algorithms such as "SAGA/Shapes-points/remove duplicates" & "SAGA/Shapes-Grid/Add grid values to points" through the sextant toolbox. When I run ...
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Tools to export shps from Oracle database

What open source tools could be used to export shapefiles from an Oracle database. I have tried using QGIS but it does crash way too much.
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Merging shapefile layers not working in QGIS?

How do i merge different vector layers in to one shapefile layer In QGIS version 2.6
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Collecting shapefiles from different users - any rules for quality data/quality control?

Apologies in advance for this very basic question! My company collects market information from forestry projects in an annual survey. This year, we are trying to add a spatial element to our analysis....
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How to create a missing dbf file for shapefile?

I have a shape file (shp) which is missing its dbf. I tried to load this into Postgis using shp2pgsql and got the could not open shapename.dbf error. I opened it in QGIS, without issue, and ...
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All queries on wkb_geometry column return null regardless of input ( ST_Point, ST_Intersects )

I am new to Postgis and I don't know if I am doing something wrong with my query, or if there is a problem with the data. I have been running queries on tiger shape files from the US Census site, I ...
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Why does vector grid creation crash?

Im trying to create a vector grid for a municipality. Do you know why does it crash? The scale I'm using is 1:1000000. Any tips?
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Interpolating shapefile of points to grid using Java?

I am looking for a method/prog/library(java) to interpolate points from a shapefile to a grid (file). I have seen arcgis can do that but i am looking for something free. More specific: i have ...
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Questions about EPSG:6372

I'm using QGIS 1.8.0 and as CRS EPSG:6372 a projection for Mexico, defined by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI). I have the following questions: If I measure the minimum ...
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How do I make a SHP file from waypoints?

I have a Garmin etrex 20 and I want to convert my waypoints into a shapefile for QGIS. The waypoints need their name and background information with them in the shapefile.
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Creating a Shapefile without ArcGIS

I am in a bit of a bind. I have to create a shapefile for a CEA but I do not have access to ArcGIS, only to ArcExplorer, which will not allow me to create a shapefile. What other way can I do this ...
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cannot get ArcGIS to project a shapefile

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 (SP1). I got a shapefile with polygons representing some features of the landscape in my study area. This file has been provided by a third party institution. The coordinate ...
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Lining attributes up with features when creating shapefile using PyShp?

I used the Python Module Pyshp to select particular census blocks from the Census's shapefiles and package these into a single shapefile. However when I add this data into ArcMap and right click to ...
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How to create polygons from a polyline graticule?

I'd like to make a polygon shapefile out of a polyline shapefile showing a graticule. However, using the "Line to Polygon" tool results in a peculiar...something: Other standard tools like "...
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Add a single column to multiple SHP

I was looking for a way to add a new column to several shp (simple polygons) at the same time. I don't know much about batch command. This new attribute is also a little bit tricky : I need to ...
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How to convert a shapefile to a grid file

I was wondering whether anyone might be able to tell me in layman's terms how to convert a polygon layer to a Grid file in ArcGIS 10.1 or ArcGIS 10.2?
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Convert shape file to kml without losing symbols

I am using QGIS 2.2 and want to convert a shape file containing point coordinates with userdefined svg-symbols to a kml file. Everything seems to work. The orginal file is in WGS 84 / UTM zone 32N ...
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Split point shapefile by date attribute using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have a point shapefile composed of points created on a Garmin in 2012 and 2013. They are in the format mm/dd/yyyy (there are other fields, but this is the one of interest). I was wondering if ...
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UpdateCursor stops after the first iteration

My arcpy script includes two updateCursor Objects. The first iteration of the "outer" coursor works fine, but the programm stops when it comes to the second iteration at updateRow(). Has somebody an ...
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convert shp file to tiles for wms requests

I have a shp file (world countries) and this file is fix(I don’t want to edit it). I create a Vector layer with this file in geoserver and I get this file with WMS layer from geoserver. In this ...
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How to add a new features to an existing shapefile using Geotools?

I have a shapefile with some points. I would like to add a new points to this shapefile using Geotools.
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MapInfo : Can not load table

I've generated a shape file using .NET DotSpatial library, when I try to open the file in MapInfo I face below error, "Cannot open table. unable to open table road." How do I determine what's the ...
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Filter shapefile layer in ArcPad 10.2

I have an ArcPad project that uses several Shapefile layers. How can I filter the features in one of those layers? According to my searches, I can only filter if it is an AXF layer. I'm happy to ...
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How do I export to a shapefile?

I created a new map, connected to my ArcGIS service, and dragged a map from a map service into the Table of Contents. The map is drawn on the screen with all my data points and I can see the ...
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Converting character attribute to numeric attribute

I am following the very simple code found in this question Converting shapefile to raster: Character attributes to create a new numeric variable based on a factor. My proble is that the new numeric ...
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How to correctly upload Shapefile into PostGIS on ubuntu?

I want to know how to use upload shape file via Postgis. Can u please help me? .com/nsVuQ.png
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Postgis shapefile loader 2.1 error: dbf file can not be opened

The .shp, .dbf and the rest of files are fine, I open them in QGIS, AGOL with no problem. In fact, I've tried 3 different layers, and get always the same error. Anyone can please help, as I really ...