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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Importing a Shapefile in SpaceStat with GeoTools [duplicate]

I've just discovered the GeoTools tutorial to generate a Shapefile from a CSV containing a list of cities. I've managed to make it work but when I try to create a new Geography in SpaceStat, importing ...
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Writing shapefile with projection defined crashes fiona

I've just started trying to use Fiona to write out shapefiles. I found the example code below, which seems to work fine from shapely.geometry import mapping, Polygon import fiona # Here's an example ...
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40k+ points from Shapefile, clustering them and populating on Google Maps/Webapp

I just started a new Python/Django webapp job related to GIS (and i'm totally new to GIS). Here is my task and what i have found so far, and i am stuck as to finding out what's the best way or the ...
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How to read Greek fonts (ISO-8859-7) in shapefile attributes within QGIS 1.8.0?

I'd like to ask whether there is a way to read greek fonts in a shapefile's attribute table within QGIS 1.8.0.
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How to add a field to a shapefile using R

This question is trying to make sense of a post that already exists that looks good, but is failing in practice. The second ranked answer uses the foreign package to read a shapefile attribute table ...
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from shape files to a database

I've previously converted simple shape files to WKT so that I can store them in RDMS that has spatial capabilities. I'm a new user to QGIS, which I'm using to browse a shape file. But now I have a ...
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How to convert Shapefile to TopoJSON with grouping neighbor shapes by some criteria

I have a shapefile with countries, which I convert to GeoJSON using ogr2ogr and then converting that json to another TopoJSON, using topojson command-line tool. Everything works like charm, but now I ...
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Selecting a valid format file

There has been an error when uploading a shapefile I want to start with some imported data. Upload a file. Please, select a valid format file # when upload a zip file: Oops! There has been an ...
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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: s = 'C:\path\to\shapefile.shp' % Read the shapefile shp = shaperead(s); How can I convert this simply polygon into a ...
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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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Find a polygon by attribute Google map engine

I created a map via Google map Engine, (not the lite/pro). And then added an uploaded shapefile given to me as a data source. I've successfully published the map and access links are now available, ...
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Reduce shapefile to outline

I have a shapefile consisting of 10 contiguous polygons. I want to reduce this to a single polygon encompassing the entire area of the existing 10. I don't need to retain data. I've googled but ...
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Mapnik + OpenStreetMap + Shapefile with Raster Images + Mod Tile + PostGIS

I am new to GIS. I have a Shapefile (.shp, .shx and .pbf). The .pbf file contains path to PNG files located on my machine only. I was able to save the Shp data to PostGis via Shape2Gis tool. Now ...
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Recovering shape layer which was accidentally overwritten?

I duplicated a layer set, as it was more convenient (same style and attributes). It was working fine and both the original and new layers were showing. Then I open it up another day and the original ...
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Adding a Vertex To Exisiting Feature(linear) Using OGR Python

I am working on a project that involves finding the intersection of linears in a shapefile, if that vertex(the found intersection) doesn't already exist for each(or one) of the features, then that ...
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How to rename PostgreSQL/PostGIS columns while importing Shapefiles?

I discovered shp2psql to successfully import geospatial data from ESRI Shapefiles into PostgreSQL/PostGIS. Now I would like to automatically rename the target column names. Is there any mechanism ...
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Import Shapefile on postgis doesn't show in QGIS

I'm currently working on a project about a database and some shapefiles. The database is built on PostGis with tables including some dots as geometry type columns. Once imported them on QGIS, I can ...
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Select Layer by location does not work

I am having trouble using the "Select Layer by Location" tool. I want to select everything from shapefile A (green) that overlays with Shapefile B (red). Here is the raw data: And one example of ...
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How does shp2pgsql define schema?

Can anyone explain how it is that the shp2pgsql loader for loading shapefiles into PostGIS goes about defining the schema for a table when importing a shapefile? To further explain, shapefiles are ...
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Setting the Geometry with sql query

I am trying to merge data from a U.S. states shapefile with data on each state. I used this SQL query which is supposed to work: SELECT * FROM child_poverty_by_state UPDATE child_poverty_by_state ...
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How to convert data from a .gdb into a shapefile without ArcMap?

I have a .gdb folder with LOCK Files, FREELIST Files, ATX Files, GDBINDEXES Files, GDBTABLE Files, GDBTABLEX Files and, SPX Files. I want to convert the parcel data within this folder into a ...
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How can I convert WKT to SHP?

Using ArcGIS, ArcInfo and fme, I would like to transform data which contains wkt geometries (points, lines and polygons) into SHP. Has anyone a workflow for doing such a transformation?
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How to convert xml into readable gis format

I have data in xml format which contains a child element "GEOM" which has coordinates in the following format POINT (9.9632253030540205 52.9569277022282421) POLYGON ((9.7423702151211078 ...
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what happens to attribute table while performing union, intersection, difference of gml and shp file in QGIS

I am trying to do an analysis of the data conversion from shapefile to GML file using QGIS. For the analysis I have taken a point, line and polygon file. I first took a shapefile and converted it into ...
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Ogr2Ogr exported this boundary 90 degrees incorrectly

I've got some GEOGRAPHY data in my Sql Server 2008. I wish to export it as a shapefile (so I can import it into QGIS) and when I do, it's rotated 90 degrees to the left and then flipped 180 degrees to ...
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Adding shapefiles to PostGIS database

I was able to create a Postgresql database and then I executed, createlang plpgsql geospecies psql -d geospecies -f postgis.sql psql -d geospecies -f spatial_ref_sys.sql So now can I directly ...
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Creating a layer in arcmap by dragging a table from an OracleDB

I am working on a project for a client, they gave us some data from their oracleDB, and when I connect to it in arc map I can just drag and drop the tables from the catalog window into arcmap and they ...
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Debugging ogr2ogr “AddGeometryColumn failed” and “Terminating translation prematurely after failed translation of layer”

As noted in the title, I'm getting the following error: ERROR 1: AddGeometryColumn failed for layer pretty_polys, layer creation has failed. ERROR 1: Terminating translation prematurely after failed ...
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Exporting ArcSDE feature class to shapefile using OGR?

I'd like to export data from ArcSDE for SQL Server to SHP. I've tried first to run this python script in QGIS: http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/browser/trunk/autotest/ogr/ogr_sde.py But finally I've got ...
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how to create a shapefile containing attributes from a list?

I have a list of features and each feature is a dict in that list. following you can see the structure: [ {"FID": 0, "Shape": polyline, "Nodes": [0,1]}, {"FID": 1, "Shape": polyline, "Nodes": ...
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OGR DeleteDataSource not working properly in Python

I have a small Python script which is supposed to delete a shapefile in case the file is empty. import sys from osgeo import ogr drv = ogr.GetDriverByName("ESRI Shapefile") ds = drv.Open(inData) if ...
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How to convert *.shp files to *.gmt format type files?

I am new at using GMT (Generic Mapping Tools) and I am wondering if it can use a shapefile of a hydrographical network. Can I perhaps change my .shp to .gmt format and combine it with a GMT map? If ...
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How do I add a shapefile in ArcGIS via Python?

I am trying to automate various tasks in ArcGIS Desktop (using ArcMap generally) with Python, and I keep needing a way to add a shape file to the current map. (And then do stuff to it, but that's ...
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Unable to load shapefiles fully using shapefile.py

I am trying to load my shapefiles directly via Python rather than loading them from Arc Catalog to ArcMAP. I load these modules first: import sys import os import arcpy import numpy Then I add a ...
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Switching from ArcDesktop to ArcGIS Online

I have many GIS files that I was using to create some maps for my work. Our desktop version of ArcGIS expired and we decided to move to the basic online version. I am unable to upload any of my ...
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ArcGIS for WPF - load Shapefiles and access attributes (dbf file contents)

I'm loading various shapefiles using ArcGIS for WPF and displaying them on a map (the mechanism for doing this is taken from the ArcGIS WPF runtime examples - see ...
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Clip a shapefile based on raster extent with high accuracy

I am trying to clip a shapefile based on the extents of a smaller raster. I find the extent of the raster using this code: Extents = arcpy.sa.Raster(MyRaster).extent` Then, I use these lines to ...
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Missing Scottish Administrative Data in OS Opendata sets

I'm not sure if this forum is really the correct place to ask, but impertinence would lead me to believe that there may be some one on here that may know the answer. I'm using the Ordnance Survey Open ...
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Why are map tiles being repeated? Using MapServer and Openlayers

Problem I have: map tiles from my layer are being repeated. Shapefile is projection 3059. I have specified 3059 is in the mapfile and also when creating map object. I know OpenLayers.Layer.WMS is ...
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How to split non-contiguous feature in QGIS?

I have a shapefile with a feature that is non-contiguous. I want to split the areas on the left from the area on the right. However, QGIS's Split Features tool requires you to draw a line over the ...
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How to convert MapInfo TAB and/or MIF to SHP using free tools or ArcGIS for Desktop core product?

How do I convert MapInfo TAB and/or MIF files to SHP using only free tools or ArcGIS itself? I've not had much luck trying to do this in the past and I don't want to have to shell out for the ArcGIS ...
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Statistical Analysis of Shapefile Proximity within Raster Image - ArcMap10.1

I have a raster image that has been reclassified into 15 equally incremented values/levels. This raster represents "sinkhole risk" in a certain county. So level 1 is the lowest risk region and level ...
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How to plot Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Shapefile using python

I am trying to make a plot of the SPC's thunderstorm outlook using Python. I have downloaded the shapefile from this website http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html. Then I use this ...
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Why does QGIS add decimals when a csv is saved as a shapefile?

When I save a csv as shapefile the fields with decimals are saved adding decimals, then the new table in some case has new values. Old Table (CSV) ALTURA ELI ALTURA ORT 1.94 39.6 -11.19 ...
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Converting .fdshape to .shp or other QGIS readable format

I have been searching for a solution to being able to read .fdshape extension files in QGIS with no luck. It seems that the data had to be converted from .shp to .fdshape in the first place so I was ...
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How to update postgis layer from shapefile in QGIS?

My usual workflow with updating layer from shapefile was to: Open DB Manager; Load SHP files into QGIS; Open DB Manager; Import file (with drop option). Now my problem is that I have created ...
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How to add .shp file to ArcMap? [closed]

Ive spent the last 12 hours trying to figure out how to use ArcMap. Ive made about 2% progress. I attached the link to the .shp files at the bottom. Ive been exporting .shp files via Pathfinder ...
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Creating a 10-mile radius buffer zone that averages a variable in my shapefile?

I´m trying to create a "buffer zone" for every polygon in my shapefile, which will identify a 10 mile radius around the centroid of each polygon, and calculate the AVERAGE "demand for services" (one ...
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FME Workbench: Merging Multiple Shapefiles into One Database Table

I'm new to FME Workbench, but have used Quick Translator for a while. What I have is a directory: C:\Mexico\Maps\Rural where I’ve extracted the Shapefiles for multiple states. Nothing else is in that ...
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Is convention to denote Building Elevation with respect to ground or sea level?

Have a query on shapefile. I have a shapefile containing a number of polygon features representing buildings. I am trying to extract the elevation of the building. I would like to know if the usual ...