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 create a shapefile containing attributes from a list?

I have a list of features and each feature is a dict in that list. following you can see the structure: [ {"FID": 0, "Shape": polyline, "Nodes": [0,1]}, {"FID": 1, "Shape": polyline, "Nodes": [0,2]},....
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Debugging ogr2ogr “AddGeometryColumn failed” and “Terminating translation prematurely after failed translation of layer”

As noted in the title, I'm getting the following error: ERROR 1: AddGeometryColumn failed for layer pretty_polys, layer creation has failed. ERROR 1: Terminating translation prematurely after failed ...
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OGR DeleteDataSource not working properly in Python

I have a small Python script which is supposed to delete a shapefile in case the file is empty. import sys from osgeo import ogr drv = ogr.GetDriverByName("ESRI Shapefile") ds = drv.Open(inData) if ...
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Changing field / alias names in a shapefile using ArcMap10.2

I have a query regarding changing field and alias names in a shapefile. ArcGIS info for 10.2 says: ...For example, you can do any of the following: Define an alias for a field name so the field ...
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How to convert *.shp files to *.gmt format type files?

I am new at using GMT (Generic Mapping Tools) and I am wondering if it can use a shapefile of a hydrographical network. Can I perhaps change my .shp to .gmt format and combine it with a GMT map? If ...
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Unable to load shapefiles fully using shapefile.py

I am trying to load my shapefiles directly via Python rather than loading them from Arc Catalog to ArcMAP. I load these modules first: import sys import os import arcpy import numpy Then I add a ...
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Switching from ArcDesktop to ArcGIS Online

I have many GIS files that I was using to create some maps for my work. Our desktop version of ArcGIS expired and we decided to move to the basic online version. I am unable to upload any of my ...
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Clip a shapefile based on raster extent with high accuracy

I am trying to clip a shapefile based on the extents of a smaller raster. I find the extent of the raster using this code: Extents = arcpy.sa.Raster(MyRaster).extent` Then, I use these lines to ...
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Select Layer by location does not work

I am having trouble using the "Select Layer by Location" tool. I want to select everything from shapefile A (green) that overlays with Shapefile B (red). Here is the raw data: And one example of ...
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How to plot Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Shapefile using python

I am trying to make a plot of the SPC's thunderstorm outlook using Python. I have downloaded the shapefile from this website http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html. Then I use this ...
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Converting .fdshape to .shp or other QGIS readable format

I have been searching for a solution to being able to read .fdshape extension files in QGIS with no luck. It seems that the data had to be converted from .shp to .fdshape in the first place so I was ...
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Why does QGIS add decimals when a csv is saved as a shapefile?

When I save a csv as shapefile the fields with decimals are saved adding decimals, then the new table in some case has new values. Old Table (CSV) ALTURA ELI ALTURA ORT 1.94 39.6 -11.19 ...
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How to add .shp file to ArcMap? [closed]

Ive spent the last 12 hours trying to figure out how to use ArcMap. Ive made about 2% progress. I attached the link to the .shp files at the bottom. Ive been exporting .shp files via Pathfinder ...
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Creating a 10-mile radius buffer zone that averages a variable in my shapefile?

I´m trying to create a "buffer zone" for every polygon in my shapefile, which will identify a 10 mile radius around the centroid of each polygon, and calculate the AVERAGE "demand for services" (one ...
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gdal_rasterize : getting area not in or touching polygon (options -at and -i)

I would like to capture the area that is not in a polygon (option -i) and that doesn't touch that polygon. gdal_rasterize -at will return the polygon + edges, but gdal_rasterize -at -i will not ...
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How to update postgis layer from shapefile in QGIS?

My usual workflow with updating layer from shapefile was to: Open DB Manager; Load SHP files into QGIS; Open DB Manager; Import file (with drop option). Now my problem is that I have created ...
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Is convention to denote Building Elevation with respect to ground or sea level?

Have a query on shapefile. I have a shapefile containing a number of polygon features representing buildings. I am trying to extract the elevation of the building. I would like to know if the usual ...
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Example using sharpmap in mvc asp.net

I am wanting to open shapefile files in a ASP.NET MVC application, was researching and found sharpmap but have not found examples of how to implement the MVC. Does anyone have any examples to help me ...
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FME Workbench: Merging Multiple Shapefiles into One Database Table

I'm new to FME Workbench, but have used Quick Translator for a while. What I have is a directory: C:\Mexico\Maps\Rural where I’ve extracted the Shapefiles for multiple states. Nothing else is in that ...
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Allowing user to download shape files via geoserver

We provide layers via shape files and/or PostGIS PostGreSQL Database in geoserver-2.x.x with GCS Geometry. geoserver-2.x.x itself uses this shape files to render maps. The shape files are located on ...
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How to convert Mapinfo “.Map” file (without .TAB) into SHP?

I've got several MapInfo files but i don't have the .TAB. I only have: M044.DAT M044.ID M044.IND M044.MAP I need to convert these files to SHP. I tried to read those files with MapInfo ...
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Statistical Analysis of Shapefile Proximity within Raster Image - ArcMap10.1

I have a raster image that has been reclassified into 15 equally incremented values/levels. This raster represents "sinkhole risk" in a certain county. So level 1 is the lowest risk region and level ...
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Adding custom shapes to a new shapefile

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and I drew a rectangular shape to designate a junction on a map and i would like to add that to a new shapefile. Could you please give me some ideas.
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how to separate a list of features from its shapefile_

I tried to copy all features in a list of dictionaries. the code looks as follows: def iterate_features(self): feature_set = arcpy.SearchCursor(self.address) for feature in feature_set: ...
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Optimum set up for large data sets such as mobile service coverage maps [closed]

When serving up large data sets such as mobile coverage maps (custom tile) mashed up with MapQuest maps and MapQuest POIs, is there any performance benefit to using shape file VS WMS tile PNGs? Any ...
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Where can i find Shapefiles of city along with the world file (.jgw) and the jpg image?

Are there any links where i can download a shapefile of a certain city along with aerial view jpeg image and the corresponding world file (.jgw) ? I need it to test an algorithm. Thanks,
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How can you calculate the union/merge two polygons in ogr2ogr?

I want to calculate the union/merge two overlapping polygons using ogr2ogr (as I have 300+ to do). I want the output to be the same as you would get if you used the 'Merge shapefiles to one' command ...
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Load .shp file in Hive(Hadoop)

I need to load .shp files in Hive more precisely in HortonWorks sandbox through Beeswax, can anyone provide example of Hive commands or steps for Beeswax ?
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shp2pgql: how to omit the git column?

I am importing a series of shapefiles with shp2pqsql that already have a unique identifier attribute. Since shp2pqsql creates a new column called gid I am ending up with two unique identifiers per ...
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Repairing link between shapefile and layer file?

every time I open the same lyr file I have to do data/repair data source (link to the shp file). I tried to save/export that shp file again, and create the new layer file as well, but every time the ...
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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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shape file into DataSet in postGIS using openJUMP, but getting error

I am new to this field and I want to save my shape file into DataSet in postGIS using openJUMP, but I'm getting an error...can anybody tell me solution for this?
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Simulating historic GPS data on map [duplicate]

I have some really basic newbie questions. I have following data with me: ESRI Shape files (.shp, .shx, .dbf, .prj, .sbn and .sbx) KML/KMZ files GPS coordinates (~400k) of some cars (~50) tracked ...
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Are ESRI Shapefiles and KML files two different ways of representing data?

I have a really basic newbie question. I have following data with me: Esri Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, .prj, .sbn and .sbx) KML/KMZ files Are Esri Shapefiles and KML files two different ways of ...
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Updating Shape File Datastores on Geoserver

I am a web developer working with GIS guys who are concurrently working on a vector layer that updates every week or so, however, on our mapping application there are about 30 layers that would need ...
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2 shape files plots together in a GIS, but not in R

I tried plotting these two files and a set of points (dropbox folder) in QGIS and MapInfo. They align pretty good (not perfect though). But in R, only the data from www.naturalearthdata.com can plot ...
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Dynamically cutting shapefiles based on an eliptical or polygonal form

I have been trying to cut a shapefile in small parts in order to reduce the processing of the graph created based on that map. I did find the ogr2ogr clipsrc option however, as far as i know, that one ...
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MapInfo “shape” file vs. naturalearthdata.com shape file

When i load this map shape file (exported from MapInfo as a shape file) shp.WashingtonLand<-readOGR("C:\\...\\Maps","WLmap2_polyline") R replies: OGR data source with driver: ESRI Shapefile ...
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Why do I get an error when I try and clip a shapefile to a shapefile using ogr2ogr?

I want to clip a shapefile to a shapefile. The input shapefile is a 1 m vector grid generated in QGIS. The tile I'm clipping to is just a simple polygon (the geometry is contained within the 1 m ...
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csv to shp python and formating a row

I´m doing a script to convert csv to shp, but I want to format one of the columns. It´s a string then I´d like to format like this a[8:10]+' / '+a[11:16]+' UTC' being a the value in the column. ...
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How to transpose reclassified field values from one polygon shapefile to identical polygons of another shapefile?

I used vector output from modeling software as clip features for ecoregion input. I reclassified and dissolved the clipped layers into 3 subunits, and now would like to transpose those simplified ...
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How to limit GEOjson data to specific area?

I am currently working with a shapefile from the United States Drought Monitor that countains all drought data from all of the states in the US. I am converting it to geojson with ogr2ogr and would ...
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nx_spatial does not read all shapefile features

I have a polyline shapefile for a road network. The roads are split at every intersection (node), e.g. if two roads intersect at one point, then they are split into four links(edges). So using the ...
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Joining Textfile to Shapefile Arc 10 and 10.2 Differences

I am trying to join a textfile generated in stata that includes caoname, caoid, and fips. The fips code should match to a shapefile county map that matches to the cntyidfp category. In ArcGIS 10.0, ...
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Creating records in output shapefile using Python

I have a list (output from a previous loop) containing attributes from an input shapefile. What I am stuck with is inputting those attributes to a new shapefile. I have plotted the point data using w....
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Openstreet map loosing information

I succesfully created a shapefile from openstreetmap with the OpenStreetMap tool in QGIS 2.2. When I try to create a polyline layer, it says that there are 8000 values in the db file for the property ...
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Where can I find block (sub-district) level boundaries for India?

I'm looking for block (sub-district) level shapefiles for India. The GADM database only has files for the 2300 Tehsils, whereas I'm looking for the about 5500 Census blocks (sub-districts) for any ...
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Copy queried attributes of a shapefile to a new shapefile [duplicate]

I have a polyline-shapefile, which I have successfully read into python using pyshp module. My problem is to save the 2nd node of every line feature into a separate, single point file. I have ...
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Extracting rooftops using MATLAB

I am using Matlab to extract rooftops of buildings and I want an orthoimage i.e. a .jpg file, a world file .jgw and a shape file .shp as input. A mask is needed to "hide" the pixels of the image ...
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Convert shapefiles from WGS84 to Miller Projection

I have some shapefiles of the world from Natural Earth at WGS84. I would like to convert them to the Miller Projection. I have ogr2ogr, but I'm not sure what the parameters for this conversion ...