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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Error in shapefile?

I have been provided a set of shapefiles (a couple of thousand). I don't own any GIS software but I would like to convert the shapes to KML and Google's encoded polyline. I have put the shapefile ...
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Change kml tag structure [closed]

I am working on google-maps kml. I have several shapefiles and using QGIS i have converted it to kml files. When i export the kml (save as kml in Qgis). It contains tag like <SimpleData ...
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How to join data from NHGIS to make choropleth maps in R/ggplot2?

I have downloaded shapefiles of county/state boundaries and census data keyed to those shapefiles from the NHGIS. Both the shapefiles and the census data have a GISJOIN column to be used for merging ...
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Shapefile point coordinates to lonlat

I'm currently trying to parse a shapefile (http://www.esri.com/library/whitepapers/pdfs/shapefile.pdf) with c++. While I have no problems parsing all the data I need, there is a problem with the ...
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programmatically add field to shapefiles and insert shapefile name in every row of field

situation We have a folder containing 1 sub-folder for every participant in a study. The subfolders are named with the participants' ID, e.g., 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003. Every participant folder ...
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Shapefile rotated after displayed on Bing Maps

I took shapefile of country here http://thematicmapping.org/downloads/world_borders.php Then opened in QGIS, after that save needed layer to KML file and took coorditaes for displaying polygons var ...
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What is the cause of 'tearing' of polygons (artifacts) using R, ggplot and geom_polygon?

Thanks to the answer given in this question I have been able to subset and draw a map of electoral divisions in part of the UK, in this case Pembrokeshire. The resulting data frame is large and ...
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How to select specific filenames nested within several folders?

I have hundreds of shapefiles that are stored in separate folders, which are nested within several other folders. Among the shapefiles I only need the ones that are named 'POINT*.shp' How do I get ...
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Where can I find cellmast data in the UK?

I am looking for a shapefile containing the locations of cell masts that provide phone coverage in the UK. On sites like Orange, O2 etc they have an interactive signal checker ...
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OpenLayers World coverage

I gave a demo this afternoon and it couldn't have gone any worse :( I checked everything was working before I started (apart from the external internet connection).... My dependency on an external ...
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Can I use GeoTools with Gradle?

I am going to implement shapefile uploading from a webform, and ingestion into PostGIS. One problem I am having is that my project is using Gradle for dependency management. I am unfamiliar with ...
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Northern Ireland Roadway Network shapefile

Does anyone know of an open-source alternative to the £7k+ offering in the Ordinance Survey map shop?
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AIS Data Transformed or CVS Format

I am looking for AIS Shipping Route Data. I have not had much luck finding it in either SHP format or even in CVS format does anyone have a real good source of finding this type of data? To add to my ...
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Is it possible to extract many municipalities out of a state map at once?

Is it possible to extract many municipalities out of a state map at once? I mean not to have to do the QUERY for each and one of them? Thanks in advance.
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Calculating distance to a feature from a reference line

I have multiple shapefiles, each containing a coastline for a specific year. I want to calculate the perpendicular distance to the shoreline from a fixed vertical reference line. Please recommend me ...
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Changing border thickness QGIS

Does any one know how to stylish a map using QGIS? Im working on some maps but when I project them in Stat Planet Plus the lines look very pointy, not curvy at all and it looks really unprofessional. ...
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Export to a Shapefile and maintain Domain Coded Values

I maintain a complex parcel fabric that uses coded value domains for a few fields. These are short integer fields with values from 1 - 6. These values represent say 1:Integrated Registered Survey ...
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Accessing features via arcpy

i try to use arcpy to accessing the features of a shapefile. I tried to use a searcheCursor, like that: cursor = arcpy.da.SearchCursor(Points, ["SHAPE@XY"]) for row in cursor: x, y = row[0] ...
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Problem importing ESRI shapefile information to MySQL

I recently updated to Qgis 2.0 and therefore the "exporttomysql" plugin does not work anymore. What I want to do is exporting the geometry information of a shapefile(Polygon) into a MySQL database. I ...
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Import csv file and use “toggle editing” and “field calculator” without Saving it as a Shapefile.

I am importing a .csv file in QGIS and I have also made the *.csvt file where I have specified my data types. I still cannot use "Toggle editing" and "field calculator".Whether I must save it as a ...
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How to join attributes by location with command line

I would like to joint the attributes of 2 shapefiles by location but with a command line (linux). This feature is easy in QGIS but it is VERY slow. Is there a way of doing this with ogr or pyqgis ? ...
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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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Exporting XY data to .shp and I lose my points

I have coordinates (sampling points) as part of a larger excel file that I am trying to convert to a .shp file to overlay on a map. When I add them to Arc as XY data they display just fine, but when ...
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Convert MineSight (*.msr) files to Shapefiles or Feature classes

How would I convert the Minesite(*.msr) files to Shapefiles. Minesite files are used in Minesite Software which is used for creating block models in 3D. Thanks in advance for your responses. ...
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How to Get a Vector Layer to add to a QGIS Project

I used QGIS a little bit a few years ago and used some layers for my city that I had. I have a simple project that I would like to use it for and am having a little problem. I would like to simply get ...
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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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add wkt representation of the geometry as field in qgis

I have the shapefile of boundaries loaded in qgis. I want to add a field in the file which is WKT representation of the feature. Update As Nathan W answered I used geomToWKT( $geometry ) and got ...
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How to get around the 10-character limit when converting from kml to shp with ogr2ogr

I'm trying to create custom .shp files by drawing polygons on a new layer in Google Maps Engine, exporting that .kml file, and then converting that file to a .shp file with ogr2ogr. If I run a ...
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Attribute manipulation on shapefile

I have a shapefile which contains landuse types. The Landuse types are written in a field called "Type" and contain also the area in m² and a landuse code. Some polygons contain more than one landuse ...
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Update Grid cell value with Point attribute

I have a 4km gridded dataset with each grid cell value as a measurement of precipitation. I would like to update it with a point shapefile of more precise precipitation values. Aside from ...
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Hunting map for personal use (or to publish)

Okay, I do not know anything about GIS. I just downloaded it today to try to get a jump start on my GIS experience for a class next semester. I want to start off by making something useful so I want ...
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How to convert bearing, distance, xy coordinate measurements to point shapefile?

I have a natural resources dataset where individual seedlings in canopy gaps were recorded from a center "legacy tree" within each canopy gap. Each sapling has the following measurements associated ...
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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 to change the pixel value of a raster dataset which overlaps a polygon featured shapefile in ArcGIS

I have a raster data of 1992 and a 'shapefile' of Los Angeles county. I want to reclassify the pixel value of the raster data set to 'no data' or zero in the region where the raster and the ...
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Shapfile created in QGIS does not fit in ecognition project

I have various shapefiles - some created by others, some created by my self. They should all have the same size of the underlying Raster file. The shapefiles have been created on top of a Raster file ...
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Merge shapefiles

I am a new user of ArcMap. I have several shape files of various portions of the West coast of India (boundary and contour files). I need to combine all these files into one shape file so that I can ...
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Suburb shapefiles from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) hass missing suburbs, unsure how to fill the holes

I downloaded the latest suburb shapefiles from the latest census at http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/DetailsPage/1270.0.55.003July%202011 from the link "State Suburbs ASGS Non ABS ...
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Can I have two kinds of point geometry in a shapefile or I should create multipoint shapefiles?

Following my previous question, can I have a mixture of two kinds of geometry in a shapefile of type point. Just like I have about shapefiles of type polygon or I should always create a shapefile of ...
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Writing iso19139 compliant xml metadata from a spreadsheet

I am looking at a way to migrate the metadata from a spreadsheet into iso19139 compliant xml metadata documents for a collection of shapefiles. I can parse the data out of the spreadsheet into strings ...
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How to map and color localities (provinces) with an external CSV using Quantum GIS

I use a Swiss shape file map (called PLZO_PLZ) available on http://www.cadastre.ch/internet/cadastre/fr/home/products/plz/data.html (ZIP file Shape LV03) PLZO_PLZ contains a column called PLZ which ...
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Problem with Coordinate Tolerances when I export my .shp files to .mdb

When I export my shapefile to a personal geodatabase using ArcMap, the result is not the same as the original database. I do not know how to solve this problem.
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How can I use ogrinfo to reach information anout a .shp?

How can I use ogrinfo? where should I write it? In the visual studio's command prompt or somewhere else? Can you make some examples? when I use ogrinfo in the windows or visual studio's command ...
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Transform ssf to shp [duplicate]

Good Morning Do you know a free program that transform *.ssf to *.shp files? Thanks Eduardo Abade
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Importing shapefiles to SQL Server

I often use the brilliant SQL Server 2008 Spatial Tools to import shapefiles into SQL Server 2008. This works absolutely fine but it leaves me wondering, how do Microsoft expect end users of SQL ...
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Routing using .MP file format

I am having .MP file for a particular map location, the .MP file consists of points and polylines. Now I want to find the shortest path between two points. What is perfect and simple method to find ...
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Extract parcel layers from vector pdf

So, I have an interesting problem... I have a PDF file which has over 100 pages and each of these pages is displaying a map in vector format. By using some third party program I was able to find out ...
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How to programmatically convert arbitrary XML data to shapefile?

EDIT: Based on the answers below I decided to do some programming. I'll be using GEOtools for this, a java lib: http://www.geotools.org/ I have the following XML: <shapes ...
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How many interior and exterior rings can a polygon have in a standard ArcGIS shapefile?

working with GDAL/OGR library and studying these two slides about geometries and vector data in the OGR library: slide 1 slide 2 I found that a polygon can have an exterior ring and lots of ...
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Can QGIS use a non-spatial Oracle Database?

I'm building my first plugin in qgis, that needs to read some coordinates from an oracle database (not oracle spatial database) and create a shapefile with this points. I'm searching but only find to ...
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How to bypass 10 character limit of field name in ShapeFiles?

I'm exporting geometry with attached text attributes from oracle database to esri shapefile format (.shp) with Java and Geotools library. Attribute columns in our database have names with more than ...