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 clip LAS data using shapefile polygons and open source software?

I am trying to clip or filter lidar files (las, xyz) using a shapefile that contains multiple polygons. Is there open source software that can do this spatial operation? My las files are enormous, ...
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How to join CSV data to SHP without ArcGIS?

I'd like to create a chloropleth map displaying quantitative data for an upcoming event. Using TileMill, MapBox. I am having trouble joining my data to a .shp because the #'s correspond to COUNTY ...
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shape file for linked micromap not working

I am trying to replicate the example provided in the micromap R package of a linked map with the poverty rate for the 50 US states. I am trying to achieve the same results with a Shapefile from ...
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Shapefiles from Nationalgrid without a .prj file - what projection are they in?

Im working with these shapefiles: http://www2.nationalgrid.com/uk/services/land-and-development/planning-authority/shape-files/ They show pipelines & electricity grid of the UK. They do not ...
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Importing multiple shapefiles into single PostGIS table

I have a folder full of shapefiles that I want to import into a single PostGIS table. This table should have the following columns: id, filename, multipolygon I can bulk import all shapefiles using ...
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Are Xbase-dbf-files still the common standard for shapefiles?

For a Java application and for my personal understanding, I am exploring how to read and write shapefiles (at least shx, shp, dbf). The main purpose is to keep the resulting Shapefile-class and it's ...
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How to import shp2pgsql on mac?

I am using EnterpriseDB to run Postgis. when I run "shp2pgsql" on got an error message. ~ macbook$ shp2pgsql -bash: shp2pgsql: command not found ~ macbook$ which shp2pgsql I read that I should ...
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Can I just swap out a .prj file to reproject a shape file?

I'm an experienced software developer -- but a GIS noob. I have a shape file that I am trying to turn into a SVG map with Kartograph. When I try to run Kartograph I get this error: ERROR 6: No ...
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How to maintain GlobalIDs while copying shape file data into Esri FGDB feature class?

I want to copy a shape file data into an Esri file geodatabase feature class. That feature class having a GlobalID column and it is being auto generated by the system while copying. The GlobalID ...
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Python: How to create a Polygon Shapefile from a list of X,Y coordinates?

I have a list of X,Y coordinates from a csv file, that represent a polygon. I´m trying to create a Polygon-Shapefile from this list. I´ve been trying around and found a possbility to write the list to ...
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Software needed to cross-reference geocodes to a Shapefile

I do not have any GIS software except Microsoft MapPoint. I have State district KML and Shapefiles of the districts. I am assuming these are for ArcGIS. I do not want to draw maps. Instead, ...
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how to keep the ids of waypoints of a shape file when i convert it to a gpx IN QGIS?

I tried to convert a shape file to a gpx in QGIS, and I do not know how to keep the ids (attributes! Any solution? Thanks a lot!!
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Dubai - Sector/Community GIS SHP Data?

Where can I download free or open access GIS/SHP file datasets for Dubai, including their respective spatial boundaries? If these might not be available, where can I find a map outlining the Sectors ...
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Are British National Grid (BNG) 1km grid shapefiles displayed accurately in ArcMap?

I have downloaded the UK Ordinance Survey's 1km grids in shapefile format for ArcMap. If you need to download them to have a look first you can find them here look for link in the first Answer to the ...
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How can I use Openflights database in QGIS?

I would like to have a shape file with the airports position and the routes of the planes I've found Openfilghts but I can't use it in QGIS. Seems that the format of the DB .dat is not supported by ...
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Mapwindow and XTools error: XSI is an undeclared namespace

I have tried MapWindow and XTools and have gotten this same error both times when trying to import a KML file into Shapefile format. Does anyone know how I can eliminate this error message? "There ...
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Where are dynamic hyperlinks stored?

A while back (ArcGIS 10.0 times, or maybe even 9.3) a colleague of mine created a mxd with a few hundred manholes and attached dynamic hyperlinks to them (pointing to photos of them). (I know this ...
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Which format to choose to convert to ShapeFiles?

Given the following format options: all.json, all.xml, all.xls, all.csv, all.kml, all.gjson Which one is the best/easiest to convert the data into standard ERSI Shapefiles which contains the ...
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MSHP file from SAGA tough to delete

After running a SAGA line dissolve process in QGIS, an MSHP file is created (amongst other things). Fine by me, though I'm not sure what it's used for (metadata in XML format?). Problem is that it ...
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Mapinfo and qgis file's datum problem [closed]

please refer to following link for the explanation of the problem I had. do you have any idea on this? ...
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How to display data from multiple layers in OpenLayers? [closed]

I am new to using openlayers and Geoserver. I currently have a few shapefiles of a place with a background map of that place. I have imported both shapefiles into postgresql and geoserver. After ...
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How to document field properties of attribute in shapefile?

I would like to document within ArcGIS how the values for specific shapefile attribute fields were derived or obtained. Is it possible to input and export this information as a report with ArcGIS 10? ...
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How to select part of the polygon

I have a shapefile of the country. I need to select only percentage of that polygon for demonstration purposes. As an example, how to select 60% of polygon? I am using ArcGIS 9.3.
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How to compose WFS GetFeature link from WMS capabilities definition?

This publication of geoinformation provides download links for GetCapabilities documents via WMS. The platform also runs a WFS service as can been seen here. I wonder if it is possbile to compose a ...
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Robust importing of shapefile into spatialite database?

I am trying to import shapefiles into a spatialite database using spatialite-gui. I am having problems with the types of the variables since spatialite-gui has no obvious way to handle shapes which ...
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draw multipart polygon with one surrounding border

As you can see on the image below, the waterbody is divided by the border line because it consists of several polygons. I could merge the polygon, but I dont want to change the shapefile. Is there ...
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Need to use xlsx data to clip a shapefile

I have an Excel table with just one column, with 1150 records, each of them a species name. I also have a shapefile with 24,000 records, each of them a species name and its geographic range. I need to ...
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Creating a new feature class with python and then adding attibutes

I am having trouble adding rows to a shapefile after it has been created. I'm not sure if I need to create the shapefile in memory and add the data or creating then re-open the file. While I've ...
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Best choice for building static maps: PostGIS, SpatiaLite or Shapefile?

I usually build static topographic maps, which are mostly printed. I'm often using OSM and rasterfiles (mainly different DEMs). The areas I'm mapping seldom exceeds 20.000 km². I'm using exclusively ...
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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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osm_id in a shapefile vs. the uid and id attributes in an OSM file

I'm parsing an OSM file using the Python package osmread. The entities parsed have the following attributes id, version, changeset, timestamp, uid, and tags. On the other hand, I have a shapefile, ...
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Extract longitude and latitude from shapefile

I want to create a media wiki page with map option where polygon required the following format. What is name of this format and how can it possible to extract this format from shapefile? ...
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How to set symbology type and color based on data?

I have a point vector layer with several attributes in QGIS Dufour. One of them is satellite name, and the other is date. I want to display different dates with different colors (using some gradient) ...
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How to get a bbox selection of huge shapefile as GeoJSON?

I have a 4.29 GB Shapefile from which I want to extract features as GeoJSON, defined by a bounding box. This should be as fast as possible, because I want to use it in a web application. My first ...
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Problem Importing shapefile into postgresql with simple geometries

I have a Line Type shapefiles to be imported to postgis database on my postgresql, I'm using the SHP loader, I checked the "Generate simple geometries instead of MULTI Geometries" options so that the ...
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Was possibility to mix shape types in shapefiles (.shp) planned for?

For those who have in-depth knowledge of the definition of shapefiles and their file structure ... Why is each and every record header followed by the shape type of the record/shape when, by ...
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How to create static image file with geometries from shapefile using ArcGIS Online?

I'm trying to create static map images, including overlaid geometry features imported from a shapefile, server-side (in PHP if that matters), in order to use them in generated PDFs. We're using ArcGIS ...
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Export additional data with ogr2ogr

I am trying to import my ESRI-shapefile with OGR2OGR to an existing mysql table. This works fine but unfortunately only the featureID and the geometry data is exported. How do I add the labels of the ...
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How to view attribute information in shapefile using QGIS? [closed]

I have a polygon shapefile (*.shp) and want to view its attribute data. How can I do this using QGIS?
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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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Open multiple hyperlinks in one point directly from QGIS?

I have an enormous shapefile and each point has about twenty different attributes. About five of these twenty are hyperlinks- is there anyway to open these directly from selecting a point in QGIS? ...
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How do simple statistics based on polygons?

Hi I have a shapefile from a city. I divided this shapefile into polygons (squares, majority). I would like to perform simple statistics in each square in a easy way, because it is almost impossible ...
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How to extract geo data out of a polygon shape file into csv kwt [duplicate]

I have a polygon shape file that contains all the neighborhoods in the Netherlands. My aim is to export the neighborhoods and coordinates to csv file (KWT). Without success I tried (with QGIS) these ...
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remove land area from marine region polygons

In my pursuit to merge multiple polygons for the purpose of calculating the surface area of marine species distributions, using shapefiles from Marineregions, I am now trying to remove potential land ...
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How can I convert a csv file of WKT data to a shape file using QGIS 2.01

Is it possible to create a Shapefile directly from a csv WKT file in QGIS 2.01? WKT POLYGON(...) POLYGON(...) Save as shapefile doesn't seem to work. Thanks!
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Need spatial data for very specific administrative boundaries in Ontario

I was wondering if anyone might know where I can download the rectangular administrative boundaries shown in the image below. I have highlighted one of them in red. On the image, you can see that ...
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When trying to convert an .e00 file into a shapefile with ogr2ogr, getting “ERROR 4: This looks like a compressed E00 file”

When I ran this command: ogr2ogr topo.shp flowe86hyp.e00 I got this error: ERROR 4: This looks like a compressed E00 file and cannot be processed directly. You may need to uncompress it first ...
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Calculating percent cover from shapefiles

I normally do not work with shapefiles, so I am a bit lost here. I have two shapefiles each with multiple objects. The first is a set of 32 polygons (each one is a plot). The second shapefile has ...
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shp2pgsql mangles date field — quotes data as if it were char or varchar

I'm attempting to import a shapefile into postgis via shp2pgsql. Among the fields in the shapefile's .dbf file is a date field with format yyyymmdd, which is a valid date format for postgresql. ...
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PostGIS ST_Contains query returns null

I have a shapefile of all US States that I've imported into a table with a multipolygon geometry column. (SRID 4326) I perform a spatial query based on lat/lon to return the state abbreviation. This ...