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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Read (old?) Trimble files into ArcGIS? [duplicate]

I have a number of files that I believe are from a Trimble GPS. The file extensions are: .cor .gic .gip .gis .giw .gix .obs .obx .SSF I need to be able to map the data in ArcGIS (these are old ...
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How to find the attributes of a shapefile from the command line?

I'm following Mike Bostock's tutorial "Let's Make A Map." He explains how to filter a shapefile using ogr2ogr based on the attributes of the features. I can open a shapefile in QGIS and look at the ...
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Convertion of multiple csv automatically to shp

I have more than two hundreds similar csv files with columns (x, y, value1, value2, objectName). I need to convert them automatically to shp files with x and y columns as the coordinates. Could you ...
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Filtered SimpleFeatureCollection really slow on Map and other operations

I'm working with a shapefile having about 85.000 features. I need to select some of these using a filter and then showing these on a map. Now... If I draw the entire shapefile's features the creation ...
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Error getting text attributes from shapefile with python / pyshp

I have a shapefile, containing only points in XY-coordinates and a string attribute for each point. I would like to read the coordinates and the attribute for postprocessing in python, but can't get ...
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Problem with projection in layer

I'm having problems with visualizing a layer which is in EPSG:4326 Apparently the geometry looks perfect, but I don't know why, it's not in real coordinates. I have projected it to 4326 with QGIS, ...
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Define projection at the record level

Hopefully this isn't too dumb a question, but is it possible to define projection at the record level, instead of a whole layer or table? I want to create a "project" database for all the work my ...
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Sum of point attributes inside hexagons using QgiS UI

I'm very new to Qgis so I would very much appreciate any help you can give me. I have a point shapefile that corresponds to locations of animals captured. I've joined a table to this shapefile with ...
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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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Open/Free Area Code Shape Files for the US/Canada

I would like to map magicJack's areacodes and exchanges against known area codes and exchanges to create a coverage map, just to see what it would look like as compared with, say, a mobile phone ...
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Merge (a lot of) features using QGIS or other open source

I have one shape-file with a lot of features (polygons) and if I try to merge these into one big polygon in QGIS it takes days to complete the merge. So I wonder if there is another way? I saw this ...
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Reverse querying

Is it possible to run a reverse query? In other words, I have a master shapefile and a derived shapefile containing data extracted from the master file, but don't know what criteria the extraction ...
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How to merge multiple ADF files to a single shape file? [duplicate]

I have a set of adf file which use the same structure. How can I merge all ADF to shp file? Does the ogr2ogr command can help in this case?
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How to convert format and CRS of many shapefiles to kml (or csv, json..)?

I tried to use QGIS to transform shp files in kml and to translate the CRS to use in a google maps application. My problem is that I have a lot of shp files that i can open in a bulk manner by drag ...
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why readOGR() is not reading projection information from .spj - r

0 down vote favorite I successfully import a polygon shapefile with readOGR, however the information in the .prj file is not being imported. test class : SpatialPolygonsDataFrame nfeatures : 19407 ...
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Determine minimum number of polygons from shapefile to cover an area of interest

I have a large number shapefiles representing areas of interest for an analysis that will be conducted using various sources of satellite imagery (IKONOS, RapidEye, etc.). Unfortunately, the imagery ...
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How can I retrieve/query data from shape file for forms/grid in website?

I've made a site using openlayers and geoserver. currently im serving WMS layers from geoserver (shape files). I want to add in my site a search form that the user can search for data (which I have in ...
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How to remove shapefile polygon vertex marker points in QGIS 1.8.0

I have created a shapefile layer and drawn a polygon to show the boundary of a woodland. How can I edit the polygon to remove the crosses that denote the intersection of two points on the boundary?
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How to fix the “Corrupt Shape file '<shapefile>' encountered — record size 218972988 is invalid” error in FME Workbench?

I have inherited a project where part of the workflow is the execution of numerous FME Workbench files. It has worked flawlessly for several hundred runs, but it gets tripped up on a very large ...
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Python - GDAL : Polygon to point shape file

I want to read all the points in a polygon shape-file and use their coordinates to make a new point shape file. then find the min and max of the X coordinates. So here is the code I wrote for the ...
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Python: how to create a point shape-file from a text file

I'm writing a python code to read the points in a polygon shape-file and save them in a point shape file. I'm not sure about my approach so if you have a better idea (even if it is totally different ...
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Extracting Lat/Lng from Shapefile using OGR2OGR/GDAL [closed]

I'm trying to extract lattitude/longitude values for the streets in this shapefile: http://gispub02.sfgov.org/website/sfshare/catalog/stclines_streets.html I've seen it reommended in many places that ...
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getting error while reading shape file (The following locker still has a lock)?

I am working with reading and writing shapefiles. I can read and write a shapefile but while reading it the warning message below is coming in the console, no error is coming. reading 29 Aug, ...
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Fast zipcode detection from latitude/longitude

I need a way to get the zipcode of a lat/long pair fast (<10 ms), and at a high rate (thousands of qps) I've loaded a shapefile from the US Census Bureau into a mysql database with spatial ...
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How can I reproject a shp file in NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_15N to something more standard

I have a public shp file data set which is in a format that doesn't contain actual latitudes and longitudes (prj file below). I'd like to load it into SQL and be able to utilize the latitude and ...
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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 ...