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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European postal code shapes provider

I am looking for a single (paid) provider of postal (zip) code shapes (boundaries) for countries in Europe. I hope to find reliable partner with reasonable pricing and update policy. What I need are ...
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Feature Geometry/shape changed event in arcObjects

I have a feature class(polyline). there are 5 features in the feature class. I want to get notification when user changed property any of feature of feature class. How it can be achieved ? I am using ...
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how to convert shp and gis line and raster data to autocad (dwg or dxf) in QGIS or GRASS

I am trying to find out which is best free GIS program with ability to convert shp and line and raster files to files suitable for autocad (e.g. dwg and dxf). I have QGIS and GRASS. I get an error ...
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Convert SHP to MIF/MID

I am new to GIS and QGIS software. is there a batch convert function to convert shape files to mif/mid files? I can do this individually but is time consuming? I have seen similar functions on here ...
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Extract data from netcdf using a shapefile polygon in python

I need to subset data from a NetCDF using a specific shapefile. The data are sea surface temperature and ocean color at 1/4 degree resolution. I have 4 polygons describing the US. Northeast ...
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Tutorial to create Shapefile based on Districts using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have been tasked to create shapefile of Amritsar, India (will be incorporated into R programming language) So far, I see this 2-part video tutorial, where person is assigning numbers and icons, ...
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Combining field data from multiple shapefiles into one queryable layer using ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

How do you combine multiple field collected data set in shapefile form in to a single layer in ArcGIS 10.3 for Desktop?
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Combining adjacent shapefiles and merging neighbor polygons currently divided by quad boundaries

The project I'm working on has been mapping ecological sites in ArcGIS on a quad-by-quad basis for the past 10 years. When entered into GIS, each quad has its own shapefile and the sites are cut off ...
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Selecting features of vector layers based on another vector layer using QGIS?

I am using QGIS 2.12.2. I am using three vector layers (point, polyline and polygon shapefiles) of the region of interest. Any advice in making the selections from one dataset based on the other ...
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API documentation for Gdal/Ogr with C#

I want to assign projection to shapefile in my web C# application, for this i am using Gdal/OGR/OSR C# bindings and add osr_csharp.dll and ogr_csharp.dll references. But i am facing some difficulty ...
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pgsql2shp ERROR: incompatible mixed geometry types in table

I have multi-linestring in .shp files and I split the lines with postgis, but that result is only geom column. It does not works with shape file exporter error: incompatible mixed geometry types ...
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Cannot open shapefiles in ArcGIS Desktop 10.3

I have shapefiles and mxds that were working fine in 10.1. I then downloaded version 10.3 ArcGIS Desktop Advanced. Now when I open the mxd, all of the data links are broken. when I open properties ...
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ArcGIS - Make colour gradient in street network shapefile accordingly to buffer distance from central points (bus stops)

I need to do a colour gradient in the street network shapefile (cyan selection in the map attached, in a layer) accordingly to the distance from the points in the other layer (the more distant, the ...
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Using the python shape library: pyshp - how to convert .csv file to .shp

I am trying to understand how I can use the csv module in python to open a csv file in the same folder as the python script, and then create a shapefile using the shapefile module pyshp. The csv file ...
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Clip a GeoTIFF with a shapefile

I have a geotiff file that I made in Python. After I created it, I realized it was for all of North America, and I only need the United States. I then got what I assumed was a shapefile of the US ...
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Sourcing postcode shapefiles & census data for The Netherlands?

I would like to do some GIS mapping of the Netherlands, but I am having trouble finding official data files for the following: ESRI shapefiles for postcodes. Census (population) data for postcodes. ...
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How to pull a shapefile into R from PostGIS database (in Windows)?

I'm currently working on pulling data from a PostGIS database for the first time to map in R and need some help. The database contains a shapefile of countries/regions of the world. I am able to pull ...
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Getting from PDF contour map of Z in area to values of Z specific points in area?

I have a PDF of a contour map of value Z for an area. For the same area, I have a set of points that I would like to match with Z values interpolated from this contour map. For an individual point, ...
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Plot attribute of shapefile with R

Does anybody know how to plot any attribute of a shapefile with R? For example, like this.
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Point feature plots in wrong place in QGIS?

I am using QGIS 2.12 on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. I have a single point with given latitude and longitude. I want to create a new vector layer (shapefile) which will plot one point on the map ...
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ArcPy Python Script To Update Shapefile Records From CSVs

I am fairly new to python scripting. Most of the basics I have down however still learning. I am trying to create a python script to update a shapefile with information from two separate CSV files. ...
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Geometry not displaying correctly in QGIS 2.12

I loaded a few Shapefiles from different sources into a PostgreSQL database, when I visualize them in QQGIS some of them are not shown. This how i added the geometry column in my tables: SELECT ...
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Newly added points disappearing after saving edits in QGIS.

I am adding features to a shapefile point layer in QGIS 2.12 Lyon. When I add the new point I can see it, but once I click the Save Edits button it disappears. When I click Toggle Editing button to ...
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Editing X,Y of point in shapefile using ArcGIS for Desktop?

Arcmap 10.1: I edited the coordinates within a shapefile. They are long/lat but the point will not move to that new coordinate on the map. I know this is probably a simple fix but for the life of me I ...
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Change the ArcMap background from white to blue (i.e the sea)

Say I have an image like the map below, how can I change the white to blue, to represent that this is the ocean? It is not part of the shape file itself, so I cannot use symbology.
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ArcGIS Javascript API: Adding a shapefile with more than 1000 points

I am able to add shapefiles with less than 1000 points by using the ArcGIS Portal REST API as shown in this example: https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/jssamples/portal_addshapefile.html ...
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Retrieving size of shapefile in ArcPy?

Is it possible to retrieve the size of a shapefile using python and arcpy? If so, how?
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Obtaining data from Ukraine cadastre?

I'm looking for some cadastral data from Ukraine: orthophoto maps with good quality and vector cadastral parcels for this area (Ukrainian name: Битень, Район Ковельський) . I found Ukraine cadastral ...
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Converting NTX data to DXF/SHP

I've inherited some old CARIS GIS data (NTX format) and am needing to convert it into something usable while ensuring that all attributes remain intact. I do know of the NTXShape application ...
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Ogr2ogr unable to export S57's Symbol to Shapefile

I am using ogr2ogr tool to convert the S57 files to shapefile. However in the resulted shapefile, I am unable to show the original icons from the S57. For example, the SOUNDG layer be represented by ...
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Clipping a raster layer with a shapefile on mac

I am trying to clip a raster layer using the raster clipper function. However, for some reason this is not working for me and I haven't been able to find the answer anywhere. I choose my raster ...
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Creating shapefile from lat/long values using ArcPy?

How can I create a shapefile using Python in ArcGIS 10? I have lat & long. From this I need Python code which will create a shapefile in ArcGIS Desktop 10.
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Appending Point Shapefile Location by GPS values in text file using ArcPy?

In my industry it is common to create preliminary design maps for point locations that have a unique identifier. Upon the actual construction on the design, points change location based on ...
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What does PRIM_MILES and COUNTYP010 stand for?

I've downloaded the county boundaries (1 million scale) from this link: http://nationalmap.gov/small_scale/atlasftp.html?openChapters=chpbound#chpbound A sample of the attributes in the dataset is: ...
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Converting shapefiles (.shp) to CAD (.dwg ) format using QGIS?

How to convert shapefiles to .dwg format using QGIS 1.7.0?
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Swapping Lat and Lon coordinates of shapefile?

I have a shapefile that consists of one polygon whose boundary is defined by a large number of points. Whoever originally made the file inverted the latitude and longitude coordinates, so the data ...
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Merging polygons at county level to state level

I have a shapefile that represents counties (admin 2) only, but I need to create a state level (admin 1) polygon file (I'm using QGIS). I will need to sum up (or average) the relevant data at each ...
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Merge shapefiles to one tool not working?

When using the data management tool "Merge shapefiles to one" in QGIS why is it copying one of my shapefiles instead of merging the two together as it should?
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display shapefile from postgres using arcmap?

I have uploaded shapefile using postgis extension in postgres but when i tried to display the shapefile in arcmap, it wont display the data in vector. this is the image of my connection. i followed ...
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Inserting shapefile in AutoCAD Workspace?

How can I insert an ArcMap shapefile in AutoCad or how can I save the shapefile so as to put it in Autocad Workspace? Even a tool in ArcMap that exports shapefile in a form which can be inserted in ...
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Mapping between OGR and Python data types?

I'm writing a shapefile using OGR in python, creating fields on-the-fly from a python data source. Creation of a new field requires an OGR data type, is there a mapping between OGR and python data ...
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Moving shapefile using Python shutil?

I'm attempting to iterate through several shape files within a folder and only move some of them to a new folder. I'm doing this based on contents of the DBF file where I'm using dbfread to determine ...
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Kartograph syntax for json files

I googled everywhere but i didn't find how to correctly write *.json files for kartograph.py. Is there any documentation or at least some useful examples or tutorials? I wonder where to find shp files ...
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Postcode Shape Files for the UK

I am trying to find the shape files for postcode sector and districts in the UK. Specifically inside London. I know I can go and pay for these but I only really need to use them once. I want to ...
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Simplify shapefile parcel layer

I have a very large shapefile with over a million parcels within it. The problem I am having is that the polygons representing each parcel are very jagged. What I am looking for is a simple and fast ...
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Reading Shapefile using C#? [closed]

I am new to ArcGIS and trying a few things.. I'm trying to read shape file(which is supply as an input) using c# and I want to generate a .pdf file which contains underlying metadata information ...
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How do I optimise performance on a local QGIS + PostGIS installation?

I'm learning how to manage a local PostGIS (ver 2.1) database, with spatial indexing enabled on the shapefiles that I've imported (using the PostGIS Shapefile Import/Export Manager). I have imported a ...
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ogr2ogr - extracting S-57 layers

I'm trying to extract the layer DEPARE from an S-57 datafile and convert it into a shapefile. I'm using ogr2ogr from OpenGeo Suite 4.5 (GDAL 1.11.1) on Windows 7 64 bit. The problem is that when I ...
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ArcMap “Could not open the specified file”

Has anyone ever encountered this message? I am getting this when I try to open certain shapefiles. I am working on a problem that generates shapefiles from spreadsheets using ThinkGeo's .NET tools. ...
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Converting .lyr to .shp in ArcMap?

Does anyone know how to convert a .lyr to .shp format in ArcMap 10.2? I had a look at different forums on the internet and most people suggest that it works by right clicking on the layer in the TOC ...