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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ShapeFile to GeoJson conversion

I am working with OpenLayers. I want to convert ShapeFile into GeoJson format and send it to browser to show with OpenLayers. But problem is when the size of my shape file is so big like 60MB or ...
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GPS Coordinate Handling

I have a text file with consecutive coordinates of gps data for ongoing and incoming route(on Same road). i want to convert them in line format. how can i normalise those extra coordinate so that i ...
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How to document field properties of attribute in shapefile?

I would like to document within ArcGIS how the values for specific shapefile attribute fields were derived or obtained. Is it possible to input and export this information as a report with ArcGIS 10? ...
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QGIS/MATLAB add geo-coordinates flag

I've created some polygons in QGIS with which I'd like to create some thematic maps. Unfortunately, if I want to import the shapefile in MATLAB with: shaperead('nameoffile, 'UseGeoCoords') i get an ...
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Best choice for building static maps: PostGIS, SpatiaLite or Shapefile?

I usually build static topographic maps, which are mostly printed. I'm often using OSM and rasterfiles (mainly different DEMs). The areas I'm mapping seldom exceeds 20.000 km². I'm using exclusively ...
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QGIS combine Vectorlayer and Rasterlayer to one shapefile

I have to create some Thematic Maps, especially Choropleth Maps on Matlab. Therefore i've found a shapefile which I can use, but need to draw some lines there. I've imported my shapefile as a Vector ...
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Converting JSON/GeoJSON files to Shapefiles

I have a quick question please about converting JSON/GeoJSON files. I'm trying to convert some JSON files into something I know how to work with (shapefile, R objects or PostGIS). I'm afraid I have ...
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buffer in qgis from layer text delimited

I have a layer of polygons in British Columbia, Canada in WGS 84 which is fine. Later I created shapefile of three points (using decimals for lat and long) through the add shapefile as text delimited ...
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How to open the Shape files and extract the data from these files?

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) . We do not know how to ...
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Why is it important to ensure that the shapefiles have a spatial reference system when created?

Why is it important to ensure that shapefiles have a spatial reference system when created?
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Can a shapefile store several geometry types? [duplicate]

Can a shapefile store several geometry types? Yes or no? Why or why not?
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Is there an automatic function in QGIS to package all shapefiles in a project for transferability?

In my project, I use a lot of geodata from different directories. Now I want to give the QGIS project to a colleague (eg on a CD). Is it possible to copy the shapes from different directories ...
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How do I calculate the new shapefile areas after clipping?

I'm working with the WWF ecoregions, which use the GCS_WGS_1984 geographic coordinate system. I have clipped the ecoregions with a species range (consisting of two polygons), but the new attribute ...
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How to convert a shapefile to binary grid?

I have a polygon shapefile with a UTM projection which I read into MATLAB: % available from http://sharesend.com/zhqsdc9x s = 'C:\path\to\shapefile.shp' % Read the shapefile shp = shaperead(s); ...
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Cut polylines at intersections in QGIS (or how many km road for each country)

I want to measure how many km a road stand on each country it intersect (i.e. how many km of the european road "E45" stand on Italy, Austria, Germany, and so on). I have a polyline-shapefile with the ...
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Qgis ver.2.2 can not load osm file

I have download shapefile osm with vector >> osm >> downdload data in qgis ver. 2.2. When i I open osm data,qgis not responding. I hope someone could help me. Thanks
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How to access Shapefile metadata using OGR?

I'm trying to use ogrinfo to get some details on a shapefile I downloaded. Currently, the only way I know how to do this is to load it into QGIS and manually click around to find any information on ...
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Copying shapefiles within windows explorer (or - extension) [closed]

Is there a user-friendly way to copy shapefiles to a different file location? ArcCatalog is not fast enough for this purpose, creating new map and navigating to this new workspace takes a lot of ...
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Showing unknown SRS(native srs) on GeoServer when importing shape file into GeoServer

I am facing the problem on unknown srs when I am importing shape file into GeoServer. I am trying to imaport a shape file into GeoServer But when I am publishing the shapefile it giving the Unknown ...
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Identify different networks inside a line shapefile

I'm dealing with a quite big line shapefile containing road tracks. The roads are connected to each other, creating distinct networks. These networks are independent and they are not connected to each ...
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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 convert .shp to .dgn (V8i) including attributes AND geometry?

looking for open source solution using GDAL / OGR solution looks more promising , even before someone recommended me but not not sure on how to use then QGIS 2.0.1 Dufour SHP file Left / Right ...
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Connection refused for upload shapefile database

I'm a student and I'm approaching to QGIS. I use QGIS 2.0.1 Dufour. I can't have no more axcess to the university shapefile data base. I fill the space for the login and for the password, but the ...
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How to convert .shp to .csv including attributes AND geometry?

I have a .shp file with 60k+ entries, all of which are polygons with corresponding attributes (acreage totals, landowner names, tax ID #s, etc.). What I ultimately need is a .csv file with all of ...
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Whether to use File Geodatabase (*.gdb), Personal Geodatabase (*.mdb) or shapefiles?

I am a bit confused on the topic of geodatabases. Previously, I have used geodatabases as an easy way to keep all files together rather than having dozens of shapefiles all over the place. And it's ...
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How to include variable in where clause of arcpy.Select_analysis?

I am trying to loop through a shapefile, selecting each feature in turn and copying it to a temporary shapefile to by included in a union analysis. I'm using a cursor to find the ID name for each ...
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Problem creating point shapefiles programmatically using python in QGIS 2.2

I am trying to create a point shapefile in the memory buffer (for a temporary label) and then zoom to the extents on this buffer. The working (in version 2.1) test code for this is: def ...
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Save label edited shapefile and convert to Microstation DGN

Usually i use FME converter to convert any file but now with the above, how to: SAVE / EXPORT the .shp file including the changes made to LABELS ( to best of my understanding, the edited lines are ...
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When I join a table to a shapefile and then export it the titles of the columns are transformed to data1, data2

I'm using QGIS 2.0.1 The table is in an excel format that i import through "add vector" and the shapefile is a polygone I join the attributes by right clicking the polygone-->properties-->join Then ...
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Are there any free administrative boundaries available as shapefiles?

After learning about the US Census's TIGERLines datasets I'm addicted to GIS :) I've working with the following layers, from the USA data Country boundaries State boundaries County boundaries City ...
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How can I update ogr2ogr to include the PostgreSQL driver?

I'm trying to use ogr2ogr to upload a shapefile to a remote PostGres installation. When I ran this command: celenius:~ celenius$ ogr2ogr -f PostgreSQL PG:"host=255.34.00.00 user=postgres dbname=mydb ...
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How can I get a shapefile from a postgis query?

My data is in a PostGIS database. I would like to generate a shapefile from a query. How can I do that?
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Merging more than two shapefiles in QGIS

I want to merge 9 shapefiles (all polygons) into one file. The problem is, when I try to merge more than two files at once, I seem to loose attributes on the way? Is there any other way of merging ...
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Converting .dxf to shapefile

I have a .dxf file to convert to .shp. Using ArcMap I've added the .dxf and tried exporting to .shp (various types, polyline, point, polygon) and also tried exporting to a gdb. For the most part it ...
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Can QGIS report/calculate areas/perimeters of individual polygon components within multipart shapefile?

Can QGIS report/calculate the areas/perimeters of individual polygon components within a multipart shapefile without using the "explode" vector tool to generate a new file? using QGIS 2.2.0 on ...
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Error in performing transect in ambur R?

I'm trying to filter a transect, window size is 5 and filter individual baselines is set to 0. I select the transect shapefile, then the inner baseline shapefile and it gives me this error. Error in ...
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Why can't I export XY data to a shapefile?

I have added a table from Access to ArcMap, and then used 'Display XY data' to plot points. When I then try to export the Events to a shapefile I get an error message telling me: "Error exporting ...
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Convert from eastings and northings to latitude and longitude without ArcGIS

I am not a GIS user, but I was given some shapefiles to work with. I do not have ArcGIS or any other GIS tool, but I do have Matlab with the mapping toolbox and R. From what I can tell, the data is ...
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How can I create a choropleth from the 2010 census ZCTA shapefile using R and ggplot2?

I have created state and county choropleths in R using ggplot2. The method I have used for this came from Winston Chang's "R Graphics Cookbook". For those choropleths the map was already represented ...
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How to avoid creating corrupt Shapefiles during Editing?

I have one of my GIS technicians digitizing some lines in QGIS in shapefile format. I don't know how he did it (and neither does he), but somehow the shapefile became corrupt. It was creating random ...
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Where can i get Shape Files for AE - U.S. Armed Forces – Europe AP - U.S. Armed Forces – Pacific PR - Puerto Rico? [closed]

I need shape files for these : AE - U.S. Armed Forces – Europe AP - U.S. Armed Forces – Pacific PR - Puerto Rico Where can i find them ?
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Arcpy ERROR 000732 when ApplySymbologyFromLayer

I want to split a shapefile by certain attribute and then apply a symbology layer, finally output it as a KMZ file. R1 = outpath + 'R1.lyr' arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(fc, R1, "WHERE CAUSE") ...
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Where can I find a shapefile for the coastline of North America?

I am looking for a shapefile representing the coastlines of North America, such as something like this: http://www.diva-gis.org/gdata Does anyone have any suggestions?
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How to write Shapely geometries to shapefiles?

Can someone demonstrate a simple way to write geometry data-structures from shapely into shapefiles? I am particularly interested in polygons with holes and linestrings. It would also be beneficial to ...
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Seeking a gvSIG plugin to go from shp to kml to cityGML

I'm looking for a gvSIG plugin to convert .shp to .kml and then to .cityGML. I'm working with gvSIG + 3D extension and I have .shp format data but I need it in .cityGML format.
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How to import shp2pgsql on mac?

I am using EnterpriseDB to run Postgis. when I run "shp2pgsql" on got an error message. ~ macbook$ shp2pgsql -bash: shp2pgsql: command not found ~ macbook$ which shp2pgsql I read that I should ...
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How to clip LAS data using shapefile polygons and open source software?

I am trying to clip or filter lidar files (las, xyz) using a shapefile that contains multiple polygons. Is there open source software that can do this spatial operation? My las files are enormous, ...
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Unable to explode multipart polygon

I have a taxlot that is giving me troubles in a Union. When I try to run the union I get the tried and true ''Geometry is not M-Aware'' message. (there are no Polygon-M features). Based on readings ...
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Batch Conversion software for latitude and longitude into shapefile format [closed]

I have a huge list of latitude and longitude and I want them to be converted into a shapefile format using some batch processing.
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GeoServer - OSM .shp file and aerial shifted

I have a problem with two layers that I have imported into geoserver. One is retrieved via WMS from a Geoserver (aerial tiles) I don't have access to (I'm just allowed to use it via WMS) the other one ...