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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Revealing the different layers of a shape file in QGIS

Shapefile I am referring to is 'NUTS_RG_03M_2010' which is together with several other Shapefiles available in a ZIP file on the Eurostat web site. the ZIP file the available map sets at Eurostat I ...
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How to modify two polygons which have common point and line at the one time

I would like to modify two polygon at the one time because these two data has same point and line. Is it possible?? In the present circumstance, I have to modify polygon one by one. First, I ...
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How to join data from a CSV to a shapefile using QGIS

I'm new to GIS and new to StackedExchange. I need help joining a CSV of Accessibility data to a LSOA shapefile in QGIS. The process explained here does not work for me and I don't know why. The ...
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How to convert shape files (.shp) to Cad (.dwg ) format using Quantum Gis 1.7.0?

How to convert shape files to .dwg format using Quantum GIS 1.7.0 ? Thank you
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Open shape file in ArcGIS Runtime WPF SDK as Graphics/Feature layer

I googled and followed this tutorial http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=953a530ada30477d95cc69e788268bc9 and figured out how to import Shape files and Rasters into Runtime. However, it seems ...
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Polygon creation (Clockwise rotation or not)

According to "ESRI Shapefile Technical Description An ESRI White Paper—July 1998", Vertices for a single, ringed polygon are, therefore,always in clockwise order. Otherwise,"Dirty" polygons occur when ...
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How to convert shapefile to mapinfo file preserving special characters?

I have to convert a bunch of shapefiles to mapinfo files on a machine without a MapInfo license, so I am using ogr2ogr to perform this task. The problem is that when opening the mapinfo files in ...
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Add polygons to existing shapefile in QGIS

I'm completely new to GIS and this is a very basic question about editing existing shapefiles. I am working off an existing shapefile which was digitized (by a colleague) so that polygons represent ...
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Mapnik TextSymbolizer value as integer

I'm working with TextSymbolizer in Mapnik. I have a shape file with a attribute which is a real. I wish to print the value of this attribute as integer and I don't find how I can do it in Mapnik. I ...
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Creating space at intersection of two links

I have a shapefile consisting of two links which are crossing over each other. I want to create an empty space at the point of intersection of the two links. As of now, I have been manually doing ...
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How to display ESRI shapefile in Android

It's the first time I work with Android and ESRI shapefile. I tried to find but could not find any tutorials to display ESRI shapefile in Android. Somebody can help me about this??? Thank you so so ...
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How to subset X number of features from Shape file in QGIS

I'm looking for a means to take a rather large Shape file and split it out into separate, smaller shapefiles based on number of features. So for example, if I have a file with 1 million features, ...
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How to Export a Shapefile as KML Using R

All, I have exported an ESRI shapefile (polygon) to KML using R, but the resulting layer shows only the outer extent of the polygon. How can I fill in the area with a color? Any help is greatly ...
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Using Geodatabase Annotation in ArcView 3.2?

I've been asked to take a parcel layer (shapefile) that contains house numbers and create an annotation layer so the house numbers are displayed in a separate annotation layer rather than a label to ...
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GeoJSON too bulky - what to do?

I am using leaflet.js to allow web users to select a region. Valid regions are US states, Canadian providences, and world countries (except for US and Canada). I constructed a shapefile myself using ...
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How to fix encoding problems with Turkish characters? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to read Greek fonts (ISO-8859-7) in shapefile attributes within QGIS 1.8.0? My shapefile contains turkish (latin) letters. (see: ...
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What are the advantages either way between GML and Shapefiles?

After a good start many months ago of getting into GIS through QGIS, I had to drop what I was doing and did not touch it for quite some time. I am now able to get back into it and have a need to load ...
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Reading shapefile tolerance in python

Is there a way to get the cluster or xytolerance from a shapefile into python using free/open source software? I'm currently using the pyshp package and can't see methods for this anywhere. Also it ...
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Using map from ArcGIS Server in radMap?

I was wondering if there was a way to use a map that I have stored on an ArcGIS Server in a telerik radMap. I am not very familiar with the radMap control. I have found the documentation on using a ...
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How to create Relationship Classes successfully

I'm new to ArcGis and I'm making the first steps at this time. At the moment I've two different shape files. The first shape file represents streets on a map with some detailed information in the ...
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How to get exact featureinfo in wms layer Geoserver [closed]

I got neighbor polygon feature info instated of clicked polygon feature info. In My Code: getfeaturenfo :function(e) { coordinates=e; var params = { ...
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Issues Accessing ESRI File Geodatabase within Quantum GIS Desktop

I am trying to access ESRI file gdb from Quantum GIS. I am on Windows 7, 64-bit. I have found many useful threads on how to set up this functionality within Quantum GIS. The method I went for is ...
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How do you open shapefiles with ogr2ogr [closed]

I'm following along the D3 tutorial, and on this line: ogr2ogr \ -f GeoJSON \ -where "adm0_a3 IN ('GBR', 'IRL')" \ subunits.json \ ne_10m_admin_0_map_subunits.shp run into the following ...
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How can I represent distance using the dashes or markers of a vector line?

I am a very basic user and dont know the lingo to get to the gist of my question so some background might help. Ive volunteered to create a pre-incident planning system for my rural fire department. ...
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Detailed Bathymetric/Bathymetry contour data (0-200M)

I am looking for free Bathymetric contour data in shapefile format for depths between 0-200 meters for North America. I prefer contours at 10 meter increments, but will take whatever I can get. I ...
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How can I keep the color of the shape file in arc constantly?

I am using arc gis 9.3 when I use a color for the shape file it changes everytime when I close and open the arc map so how I can constantly keep the color of the shape file that I work with
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Easiest way to create measured intervals between shape points

I need to import a scanned photo of the outcrop (geology project) and re-create the grid from which i took plug data- each plug point will be drawn as a shape point file. The plugs were taken on a ...
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How to publish shapefiles to web with no programming required?

I am new to GIS web development. I do not have any programming background and I want all the maps that I design in GIS (shapefiles, using ArcGIS Desktop 9.3) to be published on the web. Please ...
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Merging Shapefiles With Geotools

I am trying to merge some shapefiles with different schemas in geotools. Im aware of ogr2ogr, but for now I would like to figure out this problem with Geotools. The steps I'm taking are: 1) Create a ...
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ShapeFile or feature class to json

Is there any online or desktop based tool that can convert shapefile or feature class to json and not Geojson.Is there any tool in arcgis desktop to convert shapefile or featureclass into json.
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What in-depth spatial database systems tutorials exist?

Is there a good tutorial that explains in depth the internals of a GIS and a spatial database system such as PostGIS with examples and without any background assumption? I'm specifically looking for ...
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DXF format for QGIS

I am trying to import some DWG files into QGIS. I am using ODA to convert the DWG files to DXF and then want to use the Dxf2Shp converter plugin in QGIS. The ODA converter has many options for the ...
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Where can I download the Google Road network as shapefile?

Is there any site from where I can get Google Road network as shapefile? As per my knowledge It is not distributed by google. So anybody can suggest how can I create this road network for a custom ...
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How can I turn a vector layer into a graph G = (V, E)?

I have a number of rail networks, in the form of shapefiles of the "line" type. I want to turn them into a more abstract graph format, i.e. the kind with vertices and edges, not chart-type graphs. ...
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How to style a shapefile in GeoServer?

I have a shapefile data of buildings. I added it to GeoServer and serve it as a WMS layer. When I check my own maps in the browser my polygons of building appear black color and I want to change it's ...
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How to incorporate drop-down list within cells of shapefile attribute table using ArcGIS Desktop?

A question has been brought to my attention. When working with a shapefile within either 10 or 10.1. Is it possible to create a python script or some sort of programming language to accomplish this ...
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How do I Capture GDAL projection and create matching output (OGR or GDAL) shape files?

Working in C++, using GDAL and OGR: Depending on what the user has supplied for image input, I need to output point (or other) shape files in the same projection as the input raster images. The ...
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Reduce level of detail for vector contour lines [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Simplify Raster Contours ArcGIS 10 I have quite a huge shapefile storing vector contour lines: 1GB. I want to create a detailed heightmap for further 3D usage but the ...
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Error import ShapeFile shp2pgsql-gui

I'm trying to import a shape file to my PostGIS database but I can not, give a look: Importing with configuration: 12mie250gc_sir, public, geom, / ...
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How to convert ArcMap *.shp to MapInfo *.tab file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tool for converting .shp file to .tab file? I have files in ArcGIS format, I want to export some layers to Mapinfo files as tab file
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How to read Greek fonts (ISO-8859-7) in shapefile attributes within QGIS 1.8.0?

I'd like to ask whether there is a way to read greek fonts in a shapefile's attribute table within QGIS 1.8.0.
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How to bulk delete shapefile columns?

I have shape-file with next attribute table: - name of features, unique number for each feature of layer I must split shape-file by NAME field, but in result in attribute tables of layers should be ...
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How to re-project shapefiles?

I wanted to re-project a QGIS project, but there is no such option. When searching for an answer I see ogr2ogr suggested for this task, by re-projecting each vector layer (shapefile in this example). ...
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Tiling Rasters based on an existing Polygon Shapefile (Vector Grid)

I have a tile index representing the tile scheme used to tile Lidar data. I want to tile imagery rasters using the same tiling scheme. I have not found anyway using open source tools to tile a ...
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How to cut lines in a shapefile following a GPX-source?

I have a OSM-Shapefile containing all roads of a given area. I need an overlay cut out of this source-Shapefile that contains only some routes that I want to highlight on my map. I have some ...
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How to generate discrete areas from multiple, overlapping features?

I have a point dataset that I want to append some information from a polygon to. My polygon shapefile contains over 500 features. Whilst each of these features represents individual areas they are ...
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Data security for GIS Data (shapefiles,AutoCAD files)

This is regarding security for GIS Data (in Esri & open source) (Esri shapefiles, AutoCAD files etc.) Does anyone know how to assign a password to or encrypt shapefiles OR CAD Data? I have found ...
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Creating new shapefile based on its attributes with python

I have a shapefile which has an attribute year. I used to generally copy and paste these features in the dataframe and then using the definition query just show polygons which were established before ...
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How can I merge postcode sector polygons into larger territories in QGIS?

I'm new to GIS so patience might be required :-) I'm building a basic web-based mapping tool for business use, to be used as a demo to show that we need one but managers don't know it yet! So far ...
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Removing duplicate rows from a shapefile

I would like to write some c# code to delete duplicate rows from a shapefile stored in a folder. Can anyone provide me with an example or pointers on the best way to attempt this, please?