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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Adding information from excel into ArcGIS [closed]

I am working in ArcGIS and have a excel sheet with data pertaining to properties. I want to add this data to a map in ArcGIS of which i have property boundaries as a shapefile? I have a common folio ...
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How to query OSM for all beaches facing west? - QGIS preferred

I want to identify all beaches on this planet (or a given subset of it) that are facing westwards (+/- 20-30 degrees). My idea is to use OSM as the data source. Extracting all polygons that have the ...
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Filtering out a subpart of a polygon shape file

I have ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop software. I am working with a polygon shape file (having n rows) in ArcMap. The project demands splitting this file into two polygon shape files having n1 and n2 rows ...
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Unicode Decode Error for shapefile in Python

I have Python script for converting shapefiles to Geojson. My code works well if I use some usa data, but when I want to use some other encoding, it gives me this error: Traceback (most recent ...
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Cant find Define Line Portion tool

I am following the procedure on this help page: http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//00390000002z000000 However when at step 3, I can't seem to find the Define Line Portion ...
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Import shapefiles on my postgis table using R

Using R, I would like to import shapefiles that are in a directory on a geometric table i have on postgresql / postgis. What is the instruction that allows me to do it? EDIT: here is my code to ...
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Generating a map from a shapefile using ms4w mapserver [duplicate]

I am trying to generate a map from a shapefie. Through some initial searching, I wrote the code below but I am getting just a white page. Below is my code: MAP # To enter comments into a mapfile ...
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MapServer (MS4W) test page from shapefile shows only blank white square?

I am trying to create a test page with mapserver and shapefile. At the moment I just want to get the map shown on my test page. I have gotten the EXTENT coordinates by opening shapefiles with QGIS - I ...
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Drawing the boundaries on coordinate file and classifying the points

I have imported the data on coordinates in Excel which are classified into 3 types: Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3. When I Add delimited text layer, I get the following output: I have two basic ...
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Converting shapefile to KML using JavaScript or PHP?

My client needs to generate maps from shapefiles. Through my initial search, I came to know that we need to convert shapefiles to .kml then we can generate maps from google maps. So I searched for a ...
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Getting/downloading shapefile from OpenLayers/Web page and saving to local disk

I have developed a web application where i am using GeoServer and OpenLayers. I have displayed some Layers over Google map in a ASP.Net Web Page. I want to know is there any Method or Script available ...
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GIS files for US Special Districts?

I'm looking for GIS files (shp, geojson, kml...) for US special districts, but I can't find them anywhere. Special districts are single-purpose local governement distinct from counties and ...
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Box cropping shapefile based on particular latitude and longitude using QGIS? [duplicate]

I have a shapefile and I need to crop/clip it based on a rectangle of particular latitude and longitude using QGIS. If it is possible, how do I do that?
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Converting Esri ASCII raster to Shapefile for CartoDB?

I have an ArcGIS grid ascii file (Ramankutty Cropland at 5 minute resolution) that begins as follows: ncols 4320 nrows 2160 xllcorner -180 yllcorner -90 cellsize ...
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How to display a Shapefile on a browser? -offline-

Plot points on a Shapefile like this: https://github.com/gka/pyshpgeocode and then convert it to HTML and display it on a browser? Is this practical method to display the map on a browser? Any cons ...
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Identifying projection for shapefile with unknown coordinate system, no z values and no measures? [duplicate]

I am attempting to create a GIS Project with multiple Brazilian cities. I have been collecting, and am interested in, shapefiles that delineate the neighborhood boundaries of said cities. One city's ...
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GeoJSON and HTML/JavaScript vs Shapefile and Silverlight

I'm developing a map application (Several shapefiles with OpenstreetMap or BingMap on background and some dynamically generated features on the map). I'vs created some part of it with Telerik RadMap ...
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Convert series of WKT to Shapefile

I have seen am ability in SQL Server 2008 Spatial Tools here that saves result of query as shapefile..I am intrested in how to do this task using C#..Is there any way to do this?I found ways to ...
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Merge polygon based on other line shape file PostGIS

I have a polygon shape file and a line shape file. I would like to merge two polygons which shares the same border along with line shape. Finally the line should be removed in polygon shape file. In ...
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Click a marker icon to open a pop-up, using OpenLayers

Background Looking to create a pop-up that performs an Ajax request when the user clicks a marker on an OpenLayers map. The markers, however, have different icons. The following is working code that ...
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Creating .shp from .dbf in ArcMap?

How do I create a shapefile using the latitude and longitude information in my dBASE table? I am using ArcMap 10.1
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Lambert_Conformal_Conic: converting from shapefile to geojson fails

I have a shapefile that also contains a proj file that looks like so: PROJCS [ "MGI_Austria_Lambert", GEOGCS [ "GCS_MGI", DATUM [ "D_MGI", ...
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Field format lost when exporting events layer to shapefile - long field type converted to double

I have a MS Access 2010 database with about 80 000 records in it. It is point data for animal locations. I would like to bring this into GIS and project the data into lambert conformal conic. I am ...
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Row-crop field boundaries

I'm on the hunt for field boundary coordinates in the US in the form of GeoJSON, a Shapefile or any structured format that I can use to overlay on a map. I've tried looking at the US Department of ...
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How do I save a polygon once I have created it in editor?

I am attempting to create a new polygon. I go to ArcCatolog>New>Shapefile and make sure Feature type is set to polygon. I create the polygon and if I click save edits or stop editing, it disappears. ...
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Adding polygons from an existing layer to a new layer (shapefile)?

I have an existing shapefile that contains parcel data. I would like to add some of the existing parcels to a new shapefile. I am using ArcMap 10.1.
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How to convert from .SHP to .MAP for mapsforge?

We are using mapsforge, a Java component for Android. This component use a proprietary format file (.map) that can be download from OpenStreetMap (OSM). I need to use .shp maps, so I want to know how ...
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Summarizing different (local) shapefiles/sources into one centralized database using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Using ArcMap/ArcCatalog 10.2, is there a way, to summarize a huge number of widely spread shapefiles/sources (different servers, different hard drives etc.) into one centralized database, in order to ...
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Displaying Shapefiles using Python? [closed]

I have some shapefiles, which I want to display in Python. Is there any code for that?
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Converting .multiple shapefiles into Image Pyramid?

I have multiple shapefiles, and I want to import them as image tiles. How do I convert a shapefile into image format and then convert that single image file into an image pyramid such as that of ...
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How to show number of patches in a neighbourhood?

Given one raster file containing only one zone that indicates patches of vegetation in a city and a shape file containing neighbourhoods for the city, explain how you could create a map that shows the ...
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Postgres/PostGIS: Dissolve multiple fields with COUNT (Point shape)

I have loaded point .shp feature classes into Postgres 9.3 db, and enabled postgis,plpgsql,postgis_topology extensions. I'm looking to dissolve multiple fields within a single table 'TABLE1' and add ...
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Merge uniquely named point shapefiles in 50,000 different folders into a single layer

I have point shapefiles in 50,000 different folders (each shapefile file name is unique) - about 33,400 shapefiles (not all folders will have a point shapefile). I like to open the point shapefile in ...
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SHP File to .NET Conversion

I have been a .NET programmer for 13 years but I have absolutely no GIS experience and I need a starting point. I have to take some shape files and overlay them on a graphic of a static map. With the ...
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Converting Shapefile data to GeoJSON

I have access to some open data for which I want to obtain some coordinates to put onto a map. Unfortunately, the data is in the Shapefile format which is rather difficult to work with. I am trying to ...
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How to export all the layers from Table of Content to shp file?

I have got lots of different layers in the Table of Content panel in ArcMap. I want to export them all in shp format in one go. How can I do that? So far I have been doing it one by one by right ...
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Memory layer or QgsVectorFileWriter Error?

Currently this excerpt of code will not save to file (as it is supposed to). The memory layer is visable and editable. Yet even when manually saving the layer, any priorly added features ...
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How to get shapefile of river from OpenStreetMap?

I dont want to download whole map of an area. I just want rivers and other waterbodies present in an area in shapefiles so that I can use them in Qgis. I tried geofabrik but it is giving whole map and ...
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Proper updating of new memory layer geometry?

Current workflow for a toolbar button: -create memory layer -save memory layer to shapefile Then the user uses the built-in QGIS tools to add geometry and finally saves changes via the auto prompt ...
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How to get all the lat/long coords that define a shapefile

I have a Shapefile with several shapes inside it. Using MapWindow I have been able to determine that the shape I need is the one with shapeId 19. As you can probably tell I have very little ...
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Locating shapefile of European railways for goods transportion?

We are trying to make a project about European goods trade so we need railway data in shapefile format. More specifically, we are trying to find the potential of mine products being exported from ...
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Copy parts from several attribute tables in shapefiles?

I have several shapefiles from which I wish to take parts from their attributes tables to make a new attributes table. Is this possible without destroying the original attributes table? I have ...
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Misaligned GADM shapefiles and the NE dataset

I am very new to using GIS programs, so please excuse me if this is a trivial question. I'm having the following problem: When adding a GADM shapefile layer for Uganda onto the Natural Earth set of ...
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Add multiple fields to attribute table by python, with a prompt window for parameters

I know how to add field to arcmap shapefile using Python: import arcpy arcpy.env.workspace = "H:\pythonexercise\NZL_rds\NZL_roads.shp" arcpy.AddField_management("NZL_roads", "LENGTH", ...
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How to improve rendering performance of very large shapefile?

I have a polygon shapefile that has a 100MB .dbf and 500MB .shp file component. The reason it is so large is it is a landbase classification for a whole district. Everytime I am viewing the file in ...
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Join CSV using gdal/ogr

I'm trying to use gdal/ogr to join a shapefile called myshape.shp with a csv called mycsv.csv. The join field in the shape in joinshp and the join field in the csv is joincsv. I've found this command ...
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How can I make PROC GMAP (SAS) run is less time?

I am trying to create a map of Australia, by Local Government Area (LGA), with shaded regions displaying the population for each LGA. The shape file can be downloaded from the Australian Bureau of ...
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How to convert projection

I got sample shape files with the following *prj file content: ...
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Filling Field2 to icorresponding values in Field1 of shapefile using Field Calculator of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have to give explanation in a new field of the existing field which contains abbreviation. Example: Field "Geology" has values Q, Qs,N....(abbreviation), I have to give explanation of those in a ...
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How to count and rasterize polygon overlaps in QGIS?

I have a large number of polygons that are overlapping. I'd like to create a heat map and plan on using raster calculation to do this. My plan: to give each polygon a raster value of 1, and adding ...