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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Simplify Shapefile

I have a shapefile that contains neighborhood boundaries that I want to simplify. Right now I am thinking of converting the shapefile to Google maps KML so I can insert the boundaries into the map as ...
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How to register shapefiles to an image?

I'm generating images from various sources and the projections are not necessarily known ahead of time. The images are subject to interpolation and other alterations while being rendered, but I can ...
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Using ArcPy to fetch Information from a .GDB

I am new to GIS and I would appreciate if you could guide me a little. I have a .gdb folder with data and I need to process that data to find educational institutions which are within say X Km of the ...
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Converting a polygon into a raster using R

I'm trying to convert a shapefile into a raster within R. My approach is to read in the raster as follows: library(rgdal) # Loads SP package by default demo <- readOGR('F:/data/', 'shapefile') # ...
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How do you add file name to an attribute field?

Does anybody know how to add the shape file name to a field in the file's attribute table? I've found a description: 'You have to use inline variable in CalculateField like %Name% in expresssion ...
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List of methods of determining the projection of a shapefile when .prj is missing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best practices for identifying the unknown coordinate system of a Shapefile It would be helpful to mention what information is needed to perform each technique. What are ...
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projection/pyproj puzzle, and understanding SRS format

I have a shapefile that has a .prj file, with the following wkt contents: ...
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Where can I download all 3,141 County US Polygons clipped with high resolution shoreline data?

After having done quite a bit of research I have been unable to find a single shapefile download which includes all of the current 3,141 counties with their associating data clipped with the highest ...
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Error running geotools tutorial for CSV2SHP?

Although I run this tutorial I always get following error message: Nov 22, 2011 5:10:50 PM org.geotools.referencing.factory.epsg.ThreadedPostgreSQLEpsgFactory isAvailable WARNING: ...
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Where can I find a shapefile of zoning for the city of Phoenix and other municipalities?

Where can I find a shapefile of zoning for the city of Phoenix and other municipalities? I would rather not have to geo-reference a picture and digitize over it, there must be some data already out ...
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Get shape filename in attribute field using field calculator

I apologize for crossposting against the ESRI geoprocessing forum, but it seems like this one gets answers. I'd like to have a modified append tool (ArcToolbox) that takes multiple shapefiles with ...
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How to create a shapefile in ArcGIS 10 using arcpy?

How can I create a shapefile using Python in ArcGIS 10? I have lat & long. From this I need Python code which will create a shapefile and display it in ArcGIS 10. Thanks.
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Append Point Shapefile Location by GPS'd text file

In my industry it is common to create preliminary design maps for point locations that have a unique identifier. Upon the actual construction on the design, points change location based on ...
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usa electric transmission powerlines shape files sources

Does anyone have a good source for these? I have some old (1993) data from the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Cubewerx' WMS (Cubewerx are a spatial data provider); neither of which ...
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QGIS Layer Properties Field Tab

When I setup my layer properties I selected some of the attributes to be hidden on the Fields tab. I would like to change the EDIT WIDGET from hidden to a different function however some of them are ...
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Using ArcMap, how may I convert a shapefile to use decimal degrees?

I have a shapefile that currently uses meters as the measure for its coordinate system, but the map framework I wish to use expects decimal degrees. I'd like to reproject my shapefile to use decimal ...
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Import Shapefile to Postgres

I am trying to import a shapefile to Postgres using the following: shp2pgsql c:\location\water_areas.shp water > water.sql I am receiving the following message: c:\location\water_areas.shp: ...
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Seeking shapefiles of business locations

Does anyone know where to find shapefiles of businesses such as grocery stores or gas stations? Thanks!!
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Creating simple image from vector data

Can anyone suggest a quick (and preferably open source) way to create an image from a shapefile. For example, I have a shapefile containing parcel boundaries, I want to create a png file depicting ...
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Python module to delete SHP features (without Desktop GIS installed)

I have a piece of software (not Arc) that runs nightly on a non-production machine which updates shapefile features from an external database. Periodically I would like to delete all of the features ...
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How to add field in attribute table by python

I have research on the question (How to add an attribute field to an existing Shapefile via Python) but could not implement it. If you can give me examples on how to add field name in attribute ...
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How to set right coordinate system?

I have shapefile (points) which I got from adding xy data in ArcMap from Excel table. I had Latitude/Longitude data. It is area of northern Australia. For example (5 points): Longitude 136.882 ...
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How to convert Shapefile geometries to WKB using OGR?

I got the geometry of a feature of the shapefile, and i want to save that geometry in the postgis (in WKB formats like it happens when we import shapefiles using shp2pgsql and psql commands). How do I ...
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Error while importing shapefile using shp2pgsql: Coordinate values are out of range

I have a shapefile with 180 points. I'm using shp2pgsql-gui via pgAdminIII. This is an error it gives me when I try to import shapefile. Failed in pgui_exec(): ERROR: Coordinate values are out of ...
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Create Shapefile with auto increment primary key in QGIS

Is there a way to create an auto increment primary key column when creating a new Shapefile in QGIS?
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How can I import only a subset of the polygons in a Shapefile using QGIS?

I have a shapefile that is covering a huge area, with lots of polygons. The area I'm insteresting in is small and limited. Is there any way to only import (using "add vector layer") the polygons from ...
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How to convert a line Shapefile into a CSV with nodes and links?

Is there a way to convert a linear shape file into a csv file of the following format: Node_1, Node_2, attribute_1, ...., attribute_x 1 2 "hello" 567845.334 I have looked at ...
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How to script shapefile editing with open source tools?

I would really like not to disturb anybody and find my answer by a Google search, but I don't really know where to start. I have a .shp vector layer with several points on streets, each having a list ...
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How to fix Graphserver warning “osmdb has no edges!”?

I'm really new to GIS. I have some shapefiles data that I'm trying to import in graphserver. I'm doing: gs_osmdb_compile output3.osm output3.osmdb And the result is: WARNING: osmdb has no edges!. ...
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Which Windows GIS editors support the creation of 3D shapefiles besides ArcGIS with 3D Analyst?

I need to find and easy and affordable way to generate 3D linear shapefiles in Windows so one of our users can inspect our tool. We incorrectly assumed that he had 3D shapefile source data available ...
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Why does this python function return a value of 0 in field calculator?

I am trying to calculate the percentage of a total which the median value makes. I have a column with the median column labelled (i.e. 1st,2nd,3rd,4th column is median), the columns of values and the ...
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Why does collapse dualline to centreline only create an outline of the dataset?

I'm trying to collapse all divided roads in one centreline and to integrate any other spurs or errors in the dataset to create one set of centrelines. I have used Merge Divided Roads but it leaves a ...
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Setting up WMS with PostGIS, MapServer and Apache

I am trying to setup a web map service (WMS) for rendering a few shape files that I have stored in a PostGIS database. I decided to use MapServer for rendering engine and has installed it on my Ubuntu ...
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Add or Import Metadata to a shapefile

Is there a way to add metadata to a shapefile in Qgis? I have the shape file and an xml metadata file and I want to import in shape file.
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How to reproject spatial data using free libraries?

How can I use free libraries to transform spatial data? For example, I want to change the projection of a Shapefile within the code of my C# web application. How do I do that?
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How to load OSM data into PostGIS preserving all Tags?

I am new to the field of GIS and am trying to view source tags in OSM. I have downloaded the shapefiles from http://downloads.cloudmade.com and have loaded them into Postgres. When I view the data, I ...
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Polygon shapefile with null values

Does anyone know where I can find a sample shapefile that has null entries in it (preferably a polygon shapefile)? I'm not sure how to create one with null entries. Thanks, Jeff
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exporting lat/long points from shp file gives crazy results

i downloaded a shape file from the dept of city planning of NYC I use shp2pgsql to create a table (nybb) I use http://prj2epsg.org/search to determine my srid is 2263. which i then set. select ...
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How to aggregate points with same value into polygons from a shapefile using GDAL or any other opensource solution

I have a shapefile with around 19,000 points. Its basically export from a raster. No i need to extract polygons, by aggregating the points which have same value.The field who's value i am going to use ...
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ArcGIS 10 creating a shape file from current dataframe extents in layout view

Where is the tool for this? Have looked around and the closet thing i can find is Toolbox's Grid/Strip Map Index tools under Data Drive Pages. I just want to be able to create a single polygon ...
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How Can I Correctly Transform (Unproject?) from LCC

I am a complete n00b when it comes to GIS, so please bear with me. I started out by posting here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6963991/how-can-i-transform-the-coordinates-of-a-shapefile . In ...
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Convert FeatureLayerClass to shape file error : Item not found in collection

so following this link http://edndoc.esri.com/arcobjects/9.2/NET/91e3e8a0-d355-43d2-a201-0a8ceb719334.htm I am able to convert my featureLayer into a shape file and export it. However, some how for ...
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How do dissolve polygons from shapefile using open source tools?

In my current project I'm visualizing data on a map representing some values for each administrative areas of a country. I'm given a shapefile of this country, which I'm converting to GeoJSON for use ...
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What is the hierarchy of features in ArcGIS? Is it different in other software?

first post - new to GIS. My understanding of shapefiles is that they are (contain?) featureclasses, that contain features (points, polylines, polygons). Is there a clear hierarchy for these files. ...
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Looking for a .NET Dijkstra component using Shapefile

I'm totally new to stackexchange and i'm in this beautiful informative place for one problem. I'm a .net programmer and i need to write a program that reads a shapefile and performs routing operation. ...
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How to join data in a spreadsheet to a shapefile ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can i transfer data from a spreadsheet into a shapefile? I have data for Indices of Multiple Deprivation for the UK from this website: ...
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How can one execute an SQL script in field calculator in ArcGIS 10?

I am trying to transfer over row data from a table to columns in a shapefile table. There is a common "SA" variable between the two (i.e. the study area number) but there is more than one land use ...
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Kicking someone off a shapefile in ArcMap

I have ArcMap open, and someone else has the same shapefile open as me. How can I kick them off so that I can edit? I get the following error message: "Unable to save edits, cannot acquire a lock"
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QGIS - Change unit of measure from degrees to meters

I am running QGIS 1.7.0 on windows, and I donwloaded a shapefile of census block group boundaries from TIGER. This file appears to be in the WGS 84 coordinate system, and when I open it in QGIS the ...
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Why doesn't the split tool return any records in the attribute table?

I've been trying to split a large land use shapefile using a set of study area polygons as the split feature, but when the function finally finishes running (the land use dataset is quite large), all ...