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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Error: Failed to convert: Database Connections… when trying to export to shape file

I have created a table with some derived data in SDE using sql server. The following is an example row of the table: T_OBJECTID T_GEOID T_STATE T_COUNTY T_TRACT T_NAME T_LSAD T_CENSUSAREA ...
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Where to Dowload Village layers for India with census 2011 information?

Does anyone know where I could download a layer of all villages in India together with their populations (hopefully from the 2011 census)?
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What is the difference between Coverage, Shapefiles and Geodatabases in ArcGIS?

I was wondering about the difference in spatial data storage methodology used by Coverages, Shapefiles and Geodatabases in ArcGIS. Coverage was the initial format, followed by Shape Files and now ...
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Deleting multiple polygons at once in ArcGIS 10.1?

I have a cloud mask shapefile that accidentally identified buildings as clouds. I want to delete this mass of polygons in Arcmap 10.1 by highlighting all of them and pressing delete. Then re-saving ...
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Is there a way to get Z value from 3D multipoint shapefile in QGIS?

Is there a way to get Z value/height/altitude from 3D multipoint shapefile in QGIS? All I found is way through SpatiaLite or PostGIS as explained here: ...
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How to calculate polygon areas in QGIS?

Hi I would like to simply calculate areas of a area-shape file in square meters or in acres (ha). I didn't find that functionality in the vector tools. Could anyone here help me with that?
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Phantom artifacts after converting to Robinson projection

I'm using ggplot to create a map using the Robinson projection. Ultimately, I'll be plotting individual countries, but I need to provide continent boundaries as a background layer (since some ...
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Erase shapfile (polygon) area from GeoTIFF

I've been reading several posts to do so and one option would be to use gdalwarp -cutline, but I would need to keep what it is NOT inside the polygon area. GDAL or any command-line tool does that? ...
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How do I toggle (add/remove) shapefile layers in Leaflet.js?

If I create a shapefile layer var ac_shpfile = new L.Shapefile("data/AC.zip", {onEachFeature: function (feature, layer) { /* Add some colors based on shapefile features */ }}); and then add it to ...
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Query ShapeFile to get informations from coordinates

I have a shapefile that represents all the Hydrological Basins in the world. You can download the file from here: ...
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Sub-Shapefile Attribute Ineritance

I have two shapefiles: a shapefile of plant communities: each polygon there covers a wide swath of land and names the plant community there. I also have another shapefile that identifies a bunch of ...
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How to batch convert .rbin to .shp

I am trying to batch import or convert .rbin files to .shp files. Right now the only way I've found to do this is by using the software's Rbin viewer. This viewer will let me export one .rbin file to ...
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new shape file addition problem

I am using QGIS 2.8.2 version, me unable to add new shape file layer. After drawing the line when I right click the mouse the line was disappearing (fig2). The new layer being shown in layer window ...
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How to associate shape file with metadata in geonetwork?

I'm trying to figure out how I can link a spatial data set with my metadata record in geonetwork so that a person searching for metadata records could download the associated spatial data with the ...
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Convert from shapefile or raster formats to LAS (preferably free)

I am looking for a solution to convert either from ESRI shapefile format to LAS or from a common raster format to LAS. I have access to following software: ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop (arcinfo with ...
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how can i convert a shapefile to lat and lon boundaries?

i have a shapefile of country subdivisions and i would like to extract an array of bounding lat and lon for each division.. is it possible to do?
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Looking for Parish Boundaries Datasets for QLD Austraila

Every so often, I am asked for a parish boundary dataset. I can never find them as I am of the belief that they are no longer used. Has any one had any experience with parish boundaries in Australia ...
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Creating polygon grid using fixed extent

I have a Shapefile of a town. I would like to divide the whole area into grids such that each grid has a scale of 1:2000. I have set my map to fixed scale (1:2000) in Layout View.
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How can I import shapefile in python?

How can I import a shapefile in python? from PyQt4.QtCore import QSettings, QTranslator, qVersion, QCoreApplication from PyQt4.QtGui import QAction, QIcon, QFileDialog # Initialize Qt resources from ...
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Displaying polylines in different color / Color gradient

Though i am using QGIS, yet I am not confined by tool (can use an entirely different tool or a plugin for QGIS) usage.. Only aim is to get the following: I am reading various shapefiles in QGIS and I ...
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OSGeo4W GDAL Polygonize Batch Convert?

I'm trying to use GDAL polygonize to run a batch convert but I cannot for the life of my figure out a way to get it to read a text file as input that contains all of the commands. Do any of you know ...
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Import shapefiles into PostGIS using Python with psycopg2

I want to import shapefiles to PostGIS using Python with arcpy & psycopg2 to connect to PostGIS. I don't want to use the existing shapefile loader nor ogr, just write my own import tool. My steps ...
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Looking for geometries defining the boundaries of Canadian Location Code regions used for Meteorological Services in Canada

To be clear I have looked into the GADM datasets. The problem is that Canada has a very non-standardized level-2 Administrative Zone identification across the various Territories and Provinces. As a ...
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Overlaying grids with a polygon to determine the average value of the overlapping grids for that polygon

I would like to add the average, minimum and maximum value of, let’s say soil moisture (variable "value" in my case), to each NUTS3 region (= a NUTS3 region is a polygon of a certain small area in ...
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Python: How to create a Polygon Shapefile from a list of X,Y coordinates?

I have a list of X,Y coordinates from a csv file, that represent a polygon. I´m trying to create a Polygon-Shapefile from this list. I´ve been trying around and found a possbility to write the list to ...
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Checking if a POI is on the road

I have a list of POIs from around the world and their latlongs. I also have the database from all roads in the world. What I want to do is find the popular roads from all of these. My idea was to ...
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How to edit a shape which the toggle Edit buttom is noot enable in QGIS?

I just download a shape file (polyline) from internet and I would like to do some modification in the line, but the Toggle Editing buttom is not enable. It seems that the file is locked and is not ...
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Creating feature from part of state boundary in shapefile of U.S. states?

I have a shapefile of U.S. states. I want to create a feature layer from it so that I can do a Near analysis with it. Suppose that I am interested in the Georgia boundary, but only the part of ...
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Python: Combine multiple Shapefiles

i have got a lot of Point-Shapefiles (r20010101.shp, r20010202.shp, r20020101.shp...). Each of them has the same amount of points at exactly the same location. In a column that is named after the Date ...
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R filter shapefiles with dplyr

How to filter shapefiles data in R with dplyr and then put it in a leaflet map? not reproducible example sorry: library(dplyr) library(leaflet) library(sp) library(maptools) library(rgdal) ...
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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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How to convert kml to shape file in Arc Map 9.3.1 [closed]

I would like to know about conversion tools available for kml to shp file formats. In arc map 9.3.1
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What are shapefiles, layer files, and databases and what are their relationships? [duplicate]

What exactly is a shapefile in ArcGIS, and how is it related to a database or a layer file. What are the differences between these 3 things?
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Join tables in QGis 2.01. Dufour

I performed a "join" going to the properties option in a shapefile (in this case is just a table), in order to join the attributes from another shapefile that has a field in common, specifically ...
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Is there a QGIS bezier curve tool?

I'm a recent convert to QGIS but have been confused about the lack of support for drawing curved shapefiles, especially when Arc has almost too many. A lot of the work that our consultancy do is based ...
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How to read coordinates from shapefiles and overlay on Google Maps?

I have shapefiles i.e. *.shp, *.dbf and *.shx files. I need to read geo coordinates from these files and overlay the area on Google Maps at the right location. I believe that *.shp and *.dbf ...
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Why does Clip keep giving Error999999: Error executing Function Invalid Topology [Topoengine Error]?

The layer being used as the Clip Features has been used before and worked fine, so I assume the issue is the layer I am trying to Clip (Input Features) - I keep receiving the same error when running ...
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How to label feature of shape file on the color map in matlab

I am trying to make color map from text file data.I am using geoshow to call shape file of the region and to set it as back ground of the color map.My shape file is of the country. I have digitized ...
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Iterating Table Fields to Create Individual Shapefiles

I am trying to create individual shape files from a single table that contains the following: Weather Station Names Station XY Cordinates 31 individual field columns of daily data for each weather ...
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Add nodes to polyline at set intervals

I have a shapefile polyline which I would like to add nodes to at set intervals along its length. Is this possible in ArcGIS 10.2 and how would I go about it?
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Is it possible to have self intersecting polygons in shapefile?

GIS vector data for example shapefile contains polygonal data. Lets assume, we have polygon A which has self-intersection which means that the edges in this polygon intersect with each other. Lets ...
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Defining Projection of Shapefile Didn't Align With Basemap, EPA Ecoregions [duplicate]

I'm using ArcMap 10.2 on a Windows 10 PC. I tried defining the projection of the ecoregions of Alabama and Georgia shape file (USA Contiguous Albers Equal Area Conic USGS version) to my basemap (GCS ...
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How do I convert a VMAP to a shapefile using GDAL?

This is my first time trying to convert a VMAP to a shapefile and the examples online aren't as straightforward to me. Any guidance is appreciated.
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Add information from a cvs/text file to a raster shapefile based on latitude and longitude information

I have an empty raster shapefile that only contains the latitude and the longitude of the centroids of each grid. I now want to add an extra variable to each grid cell coming from a cvs or txt file. ...
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Too many contours labels are showing up in ArcMap, not just ones for selected subset?

I created a shapefile for contours lines on the basis of a raster. Since I am interested in just 5 contours (out of, say, 50), I selected for display just the contours I am interested in. I achieved ...
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Code converting lat/long coordinates (WKT) to polygon (shapefile) not working

I am having a problem converting WKT to shapefile. I have a csv file consisting of three columns: ID, Name (of the area) and WKT comprising set of lat/long coordinates of area boundaries. For example, ...
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jquery range slider to filter geoserver layer attribute

i would like to apply with jquery range slider a filter to an attribute of a geoserver layer. I prepared the code for the shape topp:state, attribute PERSONS. How is it possible filter the PERSONS ...
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Is there any shapefile (or other format) of Russia's time zones after 2014 changes?

According to for example Wikipedia, Russia changed its time zone boundaries in 2014, moving areas between existing zones and defining new ones for the Crimea area. Is there any shapefile or other ...
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How to plot certain values of a column in R?

Lets say we have a shapefile of cities with a column called category cities@data category A B A C A A B C How can i plot the A category only etc? Tried c<-cities$category[A] ...
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Leaflet's shapefile plugin only compatible with Firefox

I created a html page (currently locally) and used Leaflet to create a basic map to which i plan to add several shapefiles. To do this, i use the leaflet.shapefile extension ...