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 read vector datasets using GDAL library

Up to now, I have used GDAL in order to read raster information and geotiffs and show them with the help of OpenGL. Now I have a vector dataset, and by that, I mean I have the files with types: DBF ...
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Using PyShp to convert polygons in *.csv to *.shp files?

I'm converting csv data to shapefiles using the pyshp python library. What I want to do is very similar to Using the python shape library: pyshp - how to convert .csv file to .shp, except that I ...
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How to explode multipart polygons within shapefile in QGIS 1.8

I've got a shapefile with polygons, some of which are multipart polygons. I need to create individual polygons out of the multipart polygons. Is there a tool or plugin that can do this in QGIS 1.8?
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Geotools: Efficiently writing a GeoJSON stream into a Shapefile

I've been trying a few solutions to efficiently convert GeoJSON into a shapefile without having to store all features in memory. I'm using GeoTools 9.2. The problem is not so much in how to stream ...
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How to perform Shapefile to Raster with ArcMap 10.1 while preserving resolution and values?

I am new to ArcMap and I would really appreciate some help. I want to create a new raster using a value in a column of a point shapefile. I have a point shapefile with points equally spaced and each ...
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How to convert a shapefile into a WMS? Wie kann man eine Shape-Datei in ein WMS umwandeln?

can anyone tell me by chance, how to transform a shape file into a WMS and then load it into mapbender? kann mir zufällig jemand sagen, wie man eine Shape-Datei in ein WMS bekommt, um diesen dann ins ...
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Census Shapefiles Fit to Land

I'm looking for an oceans or coastlines shapefile that's a more detailed than what Natural Earth has to offer (1:10m). I'm working with 2000 Census county shapefiles, but it doesn't cut out lakes or ...
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R - Plotting shapefile with geographical (raster) data

Over the last few days I have been trying to plot a shapefile over data loaded into a data.frame within R. It should be a view of radar precipitation with an overlay of the country borders from a ...
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How to get maximum value where two shapefiles overlap using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.1?

I'm trying to merge 2 datasets (both shapefiles, but I can convert them to raster layers if necessary) where the values are compared, and whichever is higher becomes the new value for the layer. How ...
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Is there a way to handle file names with spaces in ogr2ogr?

I'm trying to convert .shp files to .kml files. I used a batch file to find all .shp files in a directory and its sub-directories and convert them to .kml. Some converted and some gave me the error ...
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Add new rows to a shapefile

I'm using QGIS. When I enable editing of a shapefile's table attributes and select, 'open attribute table,' is it possible to add new rows to the shapefile's table attributes? The problem I'm trying ...
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Opening .shp file under Add Vector Layer

When I try to open streets.ship file from the exercise data file downloaded for working in the Quantum GIS Training Manual, I get an error message: Invalid Data Source C:/Users/new ...
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How to upload TIGER shapefiles into MongoDB?

I have the school district shapefiles from TIGER for Michigan, from: ftp://ftp2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2012/UNSD/ I'd like to use MongoDBs geoquery features to interrogate this data. How do I ...
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Where did the polygons go after projecting a map in QGIS?

I'm fairly new at GIS know-how, but I've run into a problem with a projection of a world map. I have a shapefile of all countries I downloaded from Natural Earth. After projecting it into a ...
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Trying to extract arc information from a Suburb shapefile

I downloaded some shapefiles from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). It's basically showing a bunch of suburbs when I view the shapefile through a GIS tool. The GIS tool that I am using at ...
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Error when converting .shp to .dxf

I have created a polygon shape file in Erdas Imagine 9.2 from a raster image. I want to export it to .dxf or .dgn for further processing. When I export the .shp to .dxf in Global Mapper, large ...
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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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Calculate length of 2,000 paths - lines in Google Earth?

I have ~2,000 paths/lines drawn in Google Earth and I would like to know their cumulative length. How can I do this easily? I have been able to convert into excel the Lat & Long of each point in ...
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Do I have to convert a line shapefile to points to store it in another database?

This is the surprisingly the first time I've come across this. If I wanted to export a line shapefile from ArcGIS to another database (say Access) would I first need to convert the vertices to points ...
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How can i save Shape file as sql script with ogr2ogr?

I have a some Shape files and i want to convert it into sql scripts. I know that ogr2ogr can put data into data base itself. But i want to have a sql script which can be executed and put data to DB. ...
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What are advantages of using spatialite over shapefile?

I found spatialite more useful than shapefiles as it does not have the limitations of shapefile and it is also portable. Many people here use shapefiles to exchange data and even the experts do not ...
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How to merge polygons into a single item where an attribute is same?

I have a shapefile of a area .It consists of list of fields in which sub locality is also a field.Under the sub locality field all the areas are common say for example: perungudi,perungudi,perungudi. ...
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getting error while reading shape file (The following locker still has a lock)?

I am working with reading and writing shapefiles. I can read and write a shapefile but while reading it the warning message below is coming in the console, no error is coming. reading 29 Aug, ...
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Reproject gif.gz raster to WGS84 in QGIS

I am a steep learning curve into QGIS. I have a raster of global fire maps from the modis site: http://lance-modis.eosdis.nasa.gov/imagery/firemaps/firemap.2013221-2013230.8192x4096.gif.gz I would ...
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Drawing a map of a country with specific boundaries/zones using postcodes latitude and longitude

I'm quite new in geocoding - it has been fun! My project is to draw Australia with specific boundaries/zones using R program. I was able to successfully upload a shapefile of Australia in R program, ...
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Error in performing transect in ambur R?

I'm trying to filter a transect, window size is 5 and filter individual baselines is set to 0. I select the transect shapefile, then the inner baseline shapefile and it gives me this error. Error in ...
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Does Quantum GIS recognize QDGC information?

Good morning! So a bit of background on what I am working on: We are in the process of assisting a wildlife institution in South Africa with trying to take their information and surfacing it in a ...
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FWTools ogr2ogr command does not seem to recognise dim parameter

I am trying to convert a 3D shapefile to 2D via FWTools shell. This is the command I am trying ogr2ogr REGC2013_GV_Clipped_lonlat_2d.shp REGC2013_GV_Clipped_lonlat.shp -dim 2 Which returns the ...
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Exporting shapefile to PostGIS database in QGIS

How do I export a vector shapefile to PostGIS database? I am asking what format I have to export it.
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R program and shape files

I have an R program that sketched a country. This is done by reading a shape file that contains the coordinate of a country (latitude and longitude). How do I export the data from shape file into ...
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A shapefile / boundary coordinates for Bangladesh divisions

Are there any shapefiles on the boundary coordinates for each of the Bangladesh administration divisions? Essentially what I want to achieve is to have the minimum and maximum of the longitudes & ...
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Are US Census tracts GEOID the same across different years?

I want to know if it is appropriate to join tables from different years to the same census tracts TIGER file. Do all census tracts' ID stay the same? How would they change--adding new tracts, ...
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Reverse querying

Is it possible to run a reverse query? In other words, I have a master shapefile and a derived shapefile containing data extracted from the master file, but don't know what criteria the extraction ...
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Area Boundaries, London

Hope someone can help me with this. I'm having a little trouble finding a data set which has polygons of London districts as listed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_districts I've checked ...
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Writing shapefile metadata with geotools

Using GeoTools, I'm able to write features to a shapefile by essentially passing a SimpleFeatureCollection to a ShapefileDataStore. The feature collection provides both a schema and features including ...
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Add only unique features from another shapefile

I've got a problem that I am sure at least one of you have dealt with. I'm new to a company that makes use of a rather large database of point data. For whatever reason, the woman who was here before ...
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Python: best practise to ceate a large shapefile

What is the best approach to create a create a very large shapefile (close to the max of 2GB) using python? Best approach means: robust and fast. Above all fast.
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Conversion from .shp to.swf?

Does anyone know which free software can I use to convert a .shp file to a .swf?! I have created a shapefile on QGIS which I would project on STAT PLANET PLUS. In addition, I would like to display ...
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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 ...
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Display ESRI Shapefiles in a map in a browser. (Not in google maps)

I have a series of shapefiles that I need to render as a map on a webpage. I have an ASP.Net server, although I would prefer something that will work on Linux servers. I would like to find an easy to ...
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Continents geometry data / extracting contours of continents from country geometry

I have an ESRI Shapefile data from Natural Earth (Admin-0 Countries). I converted it to geoJSON format. There is no world or continents geometry there, only the county one. And I'd like to extract eg. ...
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How to convert shp to PostGIS dump?

Given a file my_file.shp such those from Gadm e.g. US administrative divisions, where the coordinate reference system is latitude/longitude with WGS84 datum. Input could actually be: Shapefile, ...
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Computing distance of a georeferenced .jpg to each polygon (town) in a shapefile

I have a .jpg that is a highway that spans multiple towns, and a shapefile with boundaries of these towns. I have georeferenced the .jpg so that it is aligned with the shapefile of the towns. My ...
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Missing Scottish Administrative Data in OS Opendata sets

I'm not sure if this forum is really the correct place to ask, but impertinence would lead me to believe that there may be some one on here that may know the answer. I'm using the Ordnance Survey Open ...
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Polygons Shrinking and Moving as if CRS Was Suddenly Out of Sync with Project

I long ago set the CRS for a linguistic geography project I'm working on involving Oklahoma data (EPSG:2836 - NAD83(HARN) / Oklahoma North), and I have been closely monitoring that the polygon ...
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QGIS vs. SVG export w area names

Salve a tutti, esiste la possibilità di esportare un file SVG (a partire dallo shapefile) che conservi però i nomi delle aree? In sostanza ogni tracciato chiuso dovrebbe avere il nome originale ...
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Looping through list of shapefiles to rename them using ArcPy?

I am trying to upgrade a simple script to list all shapefiles in a folder and if necessary in any folders within and then loop through the list of shapefiles and rename them. import arcpy # Set ...
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How to remove shapefile polygon vertex marker points in QGIS 1.8.0

I have created a shapefile layer and drawn a polygon to show the boundary of a woodland. How can I edit the polygon to remove the crosses that denote the intersection of two points on the boundary?
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How can I convert files from a county government to shapefiles?

I work for a company that creates software for multiple listing services and real estate agents. We're expanding our coverage area into a new market, and I've been given some files for two different ...
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QGIS conversion of Microstation .DGN to .SHP?

I'm attempting to convert a .dgn file to .shp using QGIS. I'm reading that support is only provided for v7 microstation files, is this still the case? I've been using ogr2ogr -f "ESRI Shapefile" ...