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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Convert shapefile to multiple single-value TIFFs

I have a shapefile that is composed of multiple overlapping polygons that represent extent of habitats of certain species. Here is a 1 MB example of such file from International Union for the ...
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Can't get pyshp to work when converting csv to point file [closed]

I've been hammering at it for ages, but I just can't get pyshp to work. The csv file looks like this: lon,lat -122.5163113, 45.55324148 -95.1719409, 29.97979461 153.0072888, -27.45988559 etc, ...
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Fixing corrupt shapefile?

I have a shapefile that I was working on in ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 get corrupted somehow and it gives me the error "Number of shapes does not match the number of table records.". What I would want is to ...
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Show raw bytes that make up an attribute in a shapefile

I am processing shapefiles, and I'm trying to track down an encoding problem. I want to check the raw bytes of an attribute to see if this shapefile (and hence the step that created it) is the source ...
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Combining many individual precipitation shapefiles to show by year in ArcMap?

I have 10 years of each year precipitation in shapefiles and would like to combine them into one to show years in ArcMap layer. Do I need to use the append or union ?
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How does QGIS Topology Checker check the topology of SHP and OSM files? [closed]

Can anybody make me clear if .shp & .osm (OpenStreetMap Data) are holding topological data/relations or not. if .shp files are not holding then how qgis plugin topology checker checks for the ...
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How to link a shapefile with points to a shapefile with lines?

I have a shapefile with points (nodes) and a shapefile with lines (pipeline) which I have extracted from a water distribution network. I have been able to transform the points into the right ...
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error converting shapefile to geoJSON with Ogre online tool

I am using on online tool built with ogr2ogr to convert shapefiles to geoJSON: http://ogre.adc4gis.com/ It's worked well except for one shapefile, and I can't see why... The shapefile has only six ...
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Points In Attribute Table Will Not Display In Data View

I am using ArcMap 10.2.2 and opening a shapefile of points. My issues is this: the points do not appear in the data view. In other words, I cannot view the points in the display where they usually ...
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How to get the layer name with a arcpy code

Using the FeatureToPoint tool I've having difficulty calling just the name for file without the extension or path. Here is the part of the script that I'm creating that Im stuck on. eg. ...
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Seeking shapefiles of business locations [duplicate]

Does anyone know where to find shapefiles of businesses such as grocery stores or gas stations?
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Can't export a polygon shapefile to MySQL using ogr2ogr?

I am having problems with ogr2ogr and keep getting different versions of the error: ERROR 1: MySQL error message: The used table type doesn't support SPATIAL indexes. Description: ALTER TABLE ...
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Creating a layer in arcmap by dragging a table from an OracleDB

I am working on a project for a client, they gave us some data from their oracleDB, and when I connect to it in arc map I can just drag and drop the tables from the catalog window into arcmap and they ...
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ArcGIS Online : 'Unable to import this shapefile (a is undefined)'

After saving a shp file from QGIS I get this error adding the shp to ArcGIS Online: 'Unable to import this shapefile (a is undefined)' I tried saving in different projections (WGS1984 (EPSG:4326), ...
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How to use shapefile in QGIS on Debian?

I am extremely new to GIS and I just received a shapefile, as a zip file that includes the following files: filename.SHX filename.SHP filename.prj filename.dbf filename.cpg but I am not sure how I ...
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Converting pre-ADF coverages to current shapefiles?

I have a set of old coverage files, published at 1995-1996 in a CDROM by an official mapping authority. They were, therefore, made with ArcView 1.x and don't have the ".adf" extension. The files that ...
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Script to convert a shapefile to an OSM poly file on WIN 7?

Is there a commande line tool running on WIN 7 which is able to create OSM poly files (polygon filter file format) from shapefiles? The tools listed here do not seem to fit my needs. The only ...
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PyQGIS: Speed up for adding features and attribute arrays?

Context: I'm writing a dynamic import tool for QGIS (2.2 to 2.5) with python. Datatype: Binary Datasets with environmental simulations from HPC which might contain millions of features and terabytes ...
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Remove cell boundaries of raster pixels converted to vector format

I have a solar radiation shapefile with 10 km x 10 km cells. When I put it on QGIS, many pixels with boundaries take place. Please see the following image: How can I remove them in Qgis?
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“Phantom” features showing up in QGIS 2.4

I tried searching for this, but am unsure exactly what my problem is. I am using QGIS 2.4 on Windows 8.1. I have a project in which I have been digitizing from OpenMaps. Last night I was doing some ...
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Shapefiles *.dbf data, encoding problem

I have to work with the Shapefiles, and all is fine except data in *.dbf When I have first deserialized file, I have thought, that I'm doing smth wrong, but when any soft like (QGIS, SAGA, ESRI ...
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How to save time without date in shapefile's DATE filed using ArcGIS 10.2?

I am trying to save a time in a shapefile's DATE field (without a date, because shapefile can only store something one simultaneously - date or time). I use field calculator with PYTHON parser. I am ...
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Shapefiles - Polygon type - is it in fact multipolygon?

I'm wondering about the ESRI shape file with shape type 5. When reading the spec I see that "A polygon may contain multiple outer rings.". Does this mean that these outer rings must be combined to ...
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how to allow null values in a feature-layer

I'm using ArcDesktop 10.2. I have 30 x,y locations that have 20 fields of numeric data, stored in an Excel spreadsheet. Some cells have no data, and I want those cells to be represented as null values ...
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How i can have the same xMin,yMin for vector files in Qgis 2.4

i have a .shp file(polygon) in EPSG:2100 - GGRS87 / Greek Grid and an other .shp(points) in the same system(EPSG:2100 - GGRS87 ) but different xMin,yMin. The first has xMin,yMin 583309.00,4152885.94 ...
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Slow in zoom, pan

I am working on GIS tool but it is very slow when try to zoom, pan or open attributes. can any one suggest is there any way to make it fast?
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Public GIS data for lots within sections of township and range for NM, USA

Anyone know where to find a publicly available shapefile/fc of lot divisions within sections for township and range of New Mexico? I've been to several government websites that offer this type of ...
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How to create dynamic maps based on updated attributes in SHP file

I am novice GIS'er. I can create maps and do basic transformation of the SHP file using QGIS. I also succesfully applied formatting based on attributes. I am able to add new attributes to SHP file in ...
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How to create a Network Topology in a shapefile that contains only nodes(geometry points)?

I want to use pgrouting with the shapefile but when I use : alter table network.publictransport add column source integer; alter table network.publictransport add column target integer; select ...
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Why does ArcGIS Online project my files right where they should be but, ArcGIS for desktop does not

When loading shapefiles into Arc Map 10.2.2 I get the message saying "unknown spatial reference", then my files are not projected where they should be and are usually too small to see regardless how ...
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Region partitions (shapefiles) comparison in ArcMap 10

I have 2 shapefiles, in each file the region is divided into zones. Each zone from 1st ("large") file is "almost" a union of a few zones from 2nd ("small") file. Specifically, for each union in ...
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How to set feature coordinates to values in attribute table?

I have some shapefiles that were produced programatically, and everything came out okay EXCEPT that the geometry information was not written correctly. The coordinates for each feature are null. ...
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SHP, SHX and DBF files became empty (zero byte) overnight on QGIS

This literally happened overnight. I was working on a shapefile in QGIS 2.4 last night but my files (SHP, SHX and DBF) all become zero byte this morning. Has this happened to anyone before? How ...
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Problem 'unable to open datasource" with ogr2ogr to reproject shape file

I have no idea why i get the following error: FAILURE: Unable to open datasource `Sydney2.shp' with the following drivers. I have already checked successfully the shape with ogrinfo. I am using the ...
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Is it possible to render a large number of shapefiles to a pdf document using Python?

I'm extremely new to GIS, and recently made a map by loading a bunch of shapefiles into QGIS using a python script. However, it took 15 mins to scroll in or out on the image, and the pdf export ...
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Where can I find a shapefile of hexagons that covers the world?

I'd like a persistent .shp that covers the world in hexagons (preferably of a decently small area)–does anybody know where I could find something like this, or perhaps what software I could use to ...
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Mapnik + OpenStreetMap + Shapefile with Raster Images + Mod Tile + PostGIS

I am new to GIS. I have a Shapefile (.shp, .shx and .pbf). The .pbf file contains path to PNG files located on my machine only. I was able to save the Shp data to PostGis via Shape2Gis tool. Now ...
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Ogr2Ogr exported this boundary 90 degrees incorrectly

I've got some GEOGRAPHY data in my Sql Server 2008. I wish to export it as a shapefile (so I can import it into QGIS) and when I do, it's rotated 90 degrees to the left and then flipped 180 degrees to ...
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Convert Layer to Shapefile without losing Feature definitions

I have created a worldmap with custom defined Features, representing State/Zip-Code sales areas. I want to convert them into a Shapefile, so I can convert the Shapefile into a polygon definition file ...
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Using Google Earth Enterprise & ArcGIS platform together?

I have been fielded a few questions about Google Earth Enterprise (GEE) -which I don't know anything about, I'm having a time finding answers to the two following questions, which can probably be ...
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Fiona write crashes

I am trying to write a new shapefile with fiona but after creating the features, i keep getting this output after the program crashes: The program '[6668] python.exe' has exited with code -1073741819 ...
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Geoserver strange inverse polygon rendering

I found strange behaviour of rendering one particular polygon on Geoserver. Red polygon in the link. If you compare SHP data from ZIP file in some desktop software like QGIS and rendering from ...
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Change the data type of a field in multiple shapefiles

Is there a way I can change the data type of a field (possibly using the python window). I have about 25 shapefiles which are all named differently, but the name of the fields I want to change from ...
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Running Point To Raster has output coordinate system different from input?

I need to transform a DEM from a Point-Feature-Class (Shape) to raster (GRID). For that I'm using the tool 'point to raster' and it works perfectly. The only problem is that it seems to change the ...
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Convert shapely polygon coordinates

I am trying to work with a shapefile using shapely, fiona and python. The original coordinate system is in latitude and longitude that I am trying to convert to state plane system. So I want an ...
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Wrong projection high quality shapefile for the coastline of Helsinki region (Finland)

I did some spatial interpolations in R and I need a support for those. Looking for shapefiles online the best I could find was and it looks really horrible, the same area in ggplot looks like . I ...
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Creating new shapefile after merge operation using unionSpatialPolygons

I only recently started playing with shapefiles and R packages for manipulating them. I am looking at creating a new shapefile based on merged polyons by following this example, however, I cannot seem ...
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GeoJson based on shapefile : large coordinates

I'm quite new to GeoJson (for use with d3), and in need of some help. When I convert my available shapefile (.shp) with ogr2ogr to a GeoJson-file, the resulting coordinates are very big numbers (in ...
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Lossless conversion from shapefiles to XML/JSON/Text

I'm a software developer and I need to create a custom tool that imports ESRI shapefiles (shp + shx + dbf), manipulates the content and then exports new shapefiles. To avoid a complex binary reading ...
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What is the area that OGR extracts from the (geometry) shp files for polygons?

The ESRI July 1998 technical documentation for polygon shapefiles at page 10 makes no mention of either area measures or length measures (apart from byte/record-layout matters). Yet OGR enables me to ...