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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Converting QGIS Labels to a Polygon Shapefile

I am trying to create an annotation feature from labels and then export this out as a polygon shapefile (the resulting shapefile can then be loaded into ArcGIS online to basically have labels without ...
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Error: cannot acquire a lock when editing in ArcMap 10.1

We have a problem with a shapefile feature class. Periodically it will not save edits with an error message as the following: Cannot save edits; cannot acquire a lock Working in 10.1 with a ...
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Adding a GIS feature to existing database entry with QGIS

I've built a database with postgreSQL with tables, which include geometry columns. When I add some data to my non-geometry columns, I can see them in QGIS when I connect to my database using postgis. ...
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How To Bulk Export Shapefiles Into Microsoft SQL Server using QGIS or PostGIS

Hey all thanks so much in advance for your help I have been researching this issue for a while. I have found two popularly suggested ways to preform this task: ogr2ogr - just take a shapefile and use ...
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Getting “Points of LinearRing do not form a closed linestring”

I downloaded the data provided here as KML, exported to ESRI Shapefile format, checked it on QGIS and everything looked fine. Upon trying to use the layermapping utility of Geodjango I am getting ...
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Opening shapefiles with geotools

Trying to make a simple class that will read shapefiles and eventually be able to pull out the coordinates/attributes for each feature (working with points here). But can't quite figure out geotools. ...
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Where to download shapefiles of interest for Honduras

Where can I download free Shapefile data for Honduras including: roads departments municipalities points of interest
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Querying a shapefile and returning values?

I have a lot of experience making maps in ArcMap. I don't have much experience programming or working with APIs. Here's the (simple) problem: I create a shapefile of a region and then load the ...
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organizing attribute table: multiple sets of variables per point

I would like to have hints on the best way to organize my dataset (I am working with ArcGIS 10.1, advanced license). I would like to build a points layer, each point being a weather station in the ...
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How to export streets in a certain area from one shapefile to a new shapefile?

I have a shapefile with the roads from Europe and I want to export in a new shapefile only the roads from Greece. I tried to delete the other roads but there are too many and I have no attribute to ...
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Finding municipal-level administrative boundary data for India?

Does anyone know how to find a shapefile with boundaries of Indian municipalities? I have tehsil boundaries as for year 2001, but I would like boundaries of municipalities and, ideally, also ...
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Shapefile and DEM: check rivers behaviour

I'm working with shapefiles representing rivers (rivers.shp), and DEM for the terrain elevation (terrain.tif). Basically, I want to check that my rivers (stored as polylines in my shapefile) behave ...
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GIS analysis to find duplicate geometries

I have a big shapefile that contains all the buildings and houses of the town that I work in (approx. 90,000 features). The data of the buildings/houses are saved by the town's surveying engineers and ...
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Opening and extracting data from Shapefiles?

We are in need of US highway data. We found it for Florida at the state GIS website. We downloaded the data for Florida highway intersections from here (this is a zip file). How do we use these ...
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How to merge elevation from a raster image onto a shape road network with QGIS? [duplicate]

I have a shape file with Stockholms road network and a raster image with elevation data from the same area. Is there any way to merge the two somehow, either by adding the slope direction as ...
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How to merge shapefiles of two countries with QGIS [duplicate]

I want to merge the shapefile of Nigeria and Cameroon admin level 1. I downloaded the files from gadm but I cannot merge the files with QGIS or find a shapefile of Africa having countries at states ...
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geopandas error when writing to_file() “ValueError: 'long' is not in list”

I'm having a problem getting the "to_file()" function to work with geopandas import geopandas as gpd f = gpd.read_file('fin.shp') f.to_file('fout.shp') Error Output: ...
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Convert shapefile with lists to data frame in R

I would like to ask some help for converting a shapefile to data frame. I downloaded data related to roads from Natural Earth. I imported the shapefile using shapefiles package like the following. ...
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Using r, readShapeSpatial fails with simplified mapshaper.org shape

So I'm mapping out the postal regions of my country and it's an enormous, 5.4million row dataframe. I don't need every single little twist and turn of the boundries, so I was super excited to ...
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Identifying certain polygon from overlapping set

To clean up a large shapefile, I am looking for a way to do the following: I have the ID of many polygons which need getting rid of stored in a list. These polygons are villages and a second ...
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How to find all distinct values from a single column of an attribute table with GDAL (Python)?

I am working with GDAL and modify ESRI shapefiles with it. I am searching a possibility how to find all distince values from a single column of an attribute table with GDAL (Python). In SQL it would ...
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How to save .shp to .csv so that the Name is in the first “column” of the .csv?

I am trying to convert a point shapefile to .csv with locations in QGIS. The problem I am having with the conversion is mainly that, in the resulting .csv file I would like to have the Name and then ...
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Looping through list of shapefiles to rename them using ArcPy?

I am trying to upgrade a simple script to list all shapefiles in a folder and if necessary in any folders within and then loop through the list of shapefiles and rename them. import arcpy # Set ...
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Is there a standard for the specification of .prj files?

We use shape files for data exchange. I've looked at the .prj files: different programs produce different prj files. Is there a standard how the parameters must be specified in a prj file? AFAIK the ...
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Parse PHP/HTML to shapefile or similar

I've been experimenting with scraping spatial data from a web page (www.majidata.co.ke). I've managed to find the source of the vector data from within a webpage though and have saved a chunk as HTML ...
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Export to SHP with ArcPy with query

I have a shapefile with table with area code (field areacode). How can I export with ArcPy each unique area code so I get a SHP file for each one? It takes too long to select the layer and query ...
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CartoDB st_makeline with geography datatype

Hi I am using an online cartodb account to try and create a shapefile based on flight routes between one airport and another. So far, I have uploaded my lat/long points for each connected airport, ...
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How to iterate through features in a shapefile using R?

I am interested in iterating through a point shapefile to perform tasks on a point by point basis using R. In Python, this can be accomplished using the following workflow: import arcpy shp = ...
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Why does the postGIS file lose geometry?

I am loading shapefile data from a GPS into PostGIS via Leica ZenoOffice. This apparently imports fine with it's geometry in the attribute table. However, when I add a postGIS layer in QGIS the file ...
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How to show shapefiles with Bing map in asp.net

I want to display my shapefile data on bing map using ASP.NET. Its an web application. I don't want to use any third party tool for shapefile conversion.
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How to fix link between layer and shapefile in ArcGIS 10?

Does anybody know how to fix a link between shape file and layer file in ArcGIS 10? Every time I add layer file, there is a small exclamation mark next to icon and I have to define a source (path to ...
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Using ArcGIS for Server and ArcSDE for importing shapefiles?

Is there a way to use ArcGIS Server web services to perform the task below? I have .NET ArcObjects code to import shapefiles to Spatial DB which works on ArcGIS for Desktop. This code used ArcSDE to ...
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Converting GeoNames csv file to shapefile?

How can I convert a Geonames csv file (downloaded from http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/) to a ShapeFile?
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Adding Route Shapefile (PolylineM) to QGIS?

I'm new to QGIS (and to this amazing forum as well) and I already have an issue : I received a Route Layer in SHP format (PolylineM). I've easily loaded this file into QGIS but it doesn't seem to ...
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Exporting to 2D (Arcview 3.0 compatible) shapefile in QGIS?

I need to run my shapefiles through a web mapping application which is incompatible with 3D shapefiles. At present I run them through the FME Universal Translator in Mapinfo, which enables you to ...
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Can a shapefile, or other file, be made from Excel without coordinates

I have two Excel spreadsheets I'd like to make into shapefiles, or some equivalent. I have access to ArcGIS at work and want to try using GRASS as well. I have seen the help on doing so, but only if I ...
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What vector file type yields the greatest detail with the Heat Map plugin?

I'm using .shp files built from .csv files and having quirky results. Perhaps there is a better way to begin. The heat map appears to be accurately describing the data but calculates a huge area in ...
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Reduce the resolution of a shapefile in R (or QGIS if necessary)

I'm using shapefiles of history U.S. state boundaries from NHGIS to make maps in R. These shapefiles are much higher resolution than I need when making maps at the scale of the country: over 2 million ...
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Mapwindow and XTools error: XSI is an undeclared namespace

I have tried MapWindow and XTools and have gotten this same error both times when trying to import a KML file into Shapefile format. Does anyone know how I can eliminate this error message? "There ...
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shapefile to gmt format

I have an ESRI shapefile of the contours of my study area, and I want to convert it into a format that is acceptable by GMT, so I can make an elevation map of my study area. Is that even possible? ...
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GDAL: Update spreadsheet from polygons in a shapefile

I am a beginner with GIS data, and have been looking for an answer but have not yet found it. I have a spreadsheet with lat/long points. I also have a shapefile with several numbered polygons over a ...
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Shapefile to Network xml

I have a shapefile representing the US freight highway network available from Oak Ridge National Lab. I'm trying to prepare this as a .xml network for processing with MATSim. The output structure is ...
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Getting StatPlanet to work with custom shapefile and data?

I'm assigned to get StatPlanet Plus working with some 3rd-party data to display a thematic map, on a Mac. I have the custom regions and attribute data in a map.shp/dbf. And I've configured the ...
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Create Polygon with inner polygons from KML or Shapefiles?

I am creating a windows forms application and I want to create a polygon from a KML or Shapefile as a layer on top of a Google Satellite map. Today I am using GMap.NET that got an polygon object but ...
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Avoiding R for windows gui front-end has stopped working error?

I am trying to load huge number of points (shape file) in R. But when I load it, the program displays following error message and just stops. "R for Windows GUI front-end has stopped working" My OS ...
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Vertical lines in a polygon shapefile

I am working with a GIS problem using a single input of a polygon shapefile. Consider an irregular polygon. I want to draw vertical lines across the extent of the polygon at equal spacing. How I ...
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convert a shapefile into graph with nodes and edges

Is there a way to convert a shapefile into graph with nodes and edges(except networkx). I'm using qgis and I want to convert a road vector layer into a graph, so that I can use it to apply shortest ...
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Convert polygon data into extreme lon/lat coordinates using QGIS

I'm very new to QGIS. I have a shape file of census blocks and want to use the data to plot points within each boundary using Google Maps api. I figure the best way to do this is to find the extreme ...
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How to get specific coordinate system to get arcGIS point shapefile in r?

I have a Point shapefile from arcGIS 10. I want to get it in r and also want to get it a specific predefined coordinate systen for my data. I can read the shapefile in R but summary in r Shows ...