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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DEM from Google Earth, Natural neighbour fails

Does anybody know, why using the tool Natural neighbour fails, when trying to get raster from shape? I followed the instructions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLbY3iMBW-A, but all I get are ...
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Converting png map to polygons with colors and value using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I need to use this map (png file) in which each color is a population density: I've already located it using Georeferencing. Now i need to convert it to shape file with polygons, and narrow down ...
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Why does my GeoJSON have no coordinates when saving from Shapefile in QGIS?

I've got a shapefile (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj) that I'm trying to save as a GeoJSON using QGIS 2.14. When I load the .shp into QGIS, everything seems to work fine, the Shapefile renders properly. ...
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Shapefile not displaying points (vertices) in ArcMap

this code finds all the vertices of every census tract for the state of California and Colorado. The code runs, and creates a shapefile with all proper filled fields (totpop, XCoord,YCoord, area1 etc.)...
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Do 1KB Shapefiles with bigger .shp.xml contain any usable data?

I received this folder from a county's GIS department. Am I right in telling them that there is nothing in it? They seem convinced that everything is included, but all I see is that there is ...
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Sub setting shape file to plot a region and addressing mismatch in ggplot & data

I am plotting India's district map with data (cases). First I read data for each district and district shape file. Later I merge the two on district. Using fortify data I get ggplot. I get a ...
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How do I convert a GPX to SHP with extended properties?

I have a GPX file containing trackpoints, similiar to the following: <trkpt lat="12.34567890" lon="-12.34567890"> <ele>250.100000</ele> <time>2016-06-03T13:09:...
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Preserving special chars using osgeo.ogr.Driver to shape in Python?

I am converting kml files to shape and run in to the problem that special characters are not preserved. #!/usr/bin/env python # -*- coding: utf-8 -*- import os, ogr, osgeo, sys ogr.UseExceptions() # ...
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How to create colour-coded permanent labels in ArcGIS Online

I am new to ArcGIS Online and trying to label different polygons (representing protected areas) within a shapefile based on the status of a monitoring tool used. This information is stored for each ...
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Shapefile write protect not using Microsoft? [closed]

I need to send a file to a client which can't be edited or exported. It should be write protected using a password. Is there any way to do this with a shapefile?
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Problems with dividing multipolygons into polygons

I have a shapefile with countries boundaries downloaded from here and I am trying to upload it to PostGIS database with ogr2ogr. This file contains features of polygon and multipolygon types and ...
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Split a shapefile into smaller files on linux command line

I have a shapefile which has ~350,000 entries. This is too big to handle. I'd like to split it into many smaller files, such that each file has 10,000 entries (this means there'd be ~350 shapefiles). ...
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Generating surfaces of different heights from LIDAR points

I am seeking a way to generate surfaces (polygons in a 3D space) of different heights from LIDAR point clouds, whose spacing is 4 points per square meter. The typical application is like roofs, which ...
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How to convert Shapefile to KML in Python

My goal is to extract certain shapes from a shapefile, and render the chosen shapes in a KML file. From searching gis.stackexchange, I was able to piece together the necessary components, and the ...
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Remove small areas from SHP shapefile in Qgis? (Python R etc)

I have a very complex file showing remnant vegetation data. I wish to remove very small areas (preferably with a threshold that I can set) and generate a file that shows only larger blocks of ...
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Two layers of the same region with the same coordinate system does not lay in the same place! [duplicate]

I know that my problem seems to be frequent but I couldn't find any good till answer. I have two layers for the same place (area and roads) in my ArcGIS, both of them has the same coordinate system ...
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How to convert .csv with WKB to shapefile (.shp) using open source solutions?

I have a .csv file with hundreds of rows pulled out via PostGIS. The geospatial information is in "the_geom" field which seems to be in WKB-format. How can I convert this to shapefile using simple ...
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Import a shapefile to postgis with ogr2ogr gives: Unable to open datasource

I want to use ogr2ogr in order to import a shapefile in a postgis database. I have successfully installed ogr2ogr and I run from the pgsql the following command: ogr2ogr -f "PostgreSQL" PG:"host=...
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kml to shape file (ogr2ogr)

I am trying to convert kml to shape file. I'm using ogr2ogr (gdal version = 2.0.0). Here is the command : /home/vineet/Project/gdal-2.0.0/bin/ogr2ogr --config SHAPE_ENCODING UTF-8 -update -append ...
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Extraction of raster with shapefile python

I have a raster tiff file containing vegetation index & also a shapefile of fields. I want to extract the field wise values from that raster file using GDAL. How can I do this? I can read the ...
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Wrap the set of points to the minimum polygon

Given I have a set of points which represents the circles which are intersected. As result I'm trying to receive the boundary which represent the polygon which wraps all circles. Please take a look ...
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What has prevented a “better” format than shapefiles from being widely adopted? [closed]

Reading through this answer got me thinking: Why hasn't a better format than the shapefile been widely adopted? Shapefiles have (as I'm sure most of us have noticed) many annoying quirks, ...
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QGIS error in merging large point shapefiles

While trying to merge 2 large point shapefiles using the merge shapefiles tool under the data management. These point files have over 20Gb and have the same coordinate system. Problem is, that the ...
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Selection by adjacent polygon features

I have a large polygon shapefile with lots of features from a model output, I need to remove anomalous features which are joined by a single vertex and part of a cluster of two. (example highlighted ...
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How to export shapefiles from QGIS to PostGIS?

The tutorials I've been seeing such as this one https://saarapakarinen.wordpress.com/2015/06/13/tutorial-creating-a-postgis-database-for-qgis-part-2/ They mention a SPIT plugin that I can't find ...
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QGIS Set label text quadrant as above baseline or below the top of the ascent

In the product description for a topographic map over Sweden there is a recommendation to use an abbribute field containing digits to quadrant placement of labels in a point shapefile containing all ...
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Shapefile misforming when overlaid on map

I thought I was attempting something pretty simple - adding a shapefile over a terrain map. This is how the image looks when the shape file is added to Google Earth: However, when I process the data ...
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In Which Province is a Post Code (Adding Attribute from Another Layer)?

I have two polygon shapefiles. One is post codes, the other is provinces (in China). I'd like to add a "Province" field to the post code database (i.e. DBF file). This field would indicate the ...
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Iterate feature class by Date created to select recent shapefile

I would like to select only newly created shapefile (today's). Every time new shape file are created from trimble pathfinder office which i need to upload to Arcgis server feature class. Model below ...
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Identify this state outline file

Some time back, I came across a site that was offering sets of US state outlines that were intended to be attractive/artistic rather than geographically accurate. I only have this copy of the outline ...
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Tableau: Using UK Shapefiles in PostGIS Database

I'm trying to use Tableau to display data. Some of this data is suitable for mapping, and therefore I'd like to create maps in Tableau to display this data. Unfortunately, neither the basic view nor ...
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Failed to download zipped-shape file with bounding box from geoserver

I have build an application with leaflet in order to draw a rectangle on a map and download the data for the specific bounding box. I download the data in different formats such as Zipped shape file, ...
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FME Desktop Distorts shapefile to TDRBM(.bas) translation

I am trying to convert esri shapefile into Tobin TDRBM II Data Distribution Format (.bas) but this distorts my data and create files with extension .bas.csv instead of .bas.I removed .csv and tried to ...
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Difference Google map vs shp in Matlab

I am new in GIS however I already has spent a lot of time trying to solve my problem. My final goal is to have a list of maps in shp-standard for simulations. I did the following step: 1. I found a ...
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Recurring SQL Expression Parsing Error on Query Builder

I am using Query Builder in QGIS 2.14.2-Essen to select one country (Peru) among 237 for which to show two layers (states_provinces, boundary lines) from the Natural Earth database. I am paying close ...
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How can I export to CSV a list of addresses that fall within a shape file?

I currently have a shape file (KML, but I also have it in other formats as well) that outlines neighborhoods within a city. I also have a list of vacant property addresses in CSV. I'm currently ...
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Shapefile-Autocad-Fields

I converted my shape file to autocad. How can I see my fields in autocad.
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Why aren't my integer columns available for graduated styling?

I have a layer with graduated styling based on an integer column. When I duplicate the layer to make a similar styling based on another integer column, none of the columns are available for graduated ...
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Importing shapefiles into CartoDB

I'm trying to make a survey of all regions in Sweden for an article that me and my colleague are working on. When I'm trying to import the shapefiles into CartoDB it says " Unfortunately this file ...
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Convert shapefiles with ajax call to ogre

I am trying to use OGRE online converter to convert shapefiles to different format, referring https://ogre.adc4gis.com/ I am making an AJAX call to send the file and get the response, but the response ...
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ESRI shape curves specification

The documentation for ESRI's File Geodatabase API (downloadable from http://www.esri.com/apps/products/download/) says regarding its MultiPartShapeBuffer Class: These functions provide access to ...
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IL School District Shapefile

In order to help our client manipulate a map to show disparities in public school course offerings in Illinois at the school district level, we’re looking for a current year vector shapefile of the ...
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I can't create/save changes in shape files on QGIS

I can't create or edit shapes in QGIS, the files are created on my system but cannot "fill" it with the features. I'm using QGIS 2.14.2 64bit Windows 7 This is the error i get when trying to save a ...
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Fiona does not specify CRS

I try to write a geoJSON from a shp with the fiona package. Works, but fiona does not include the CRS information. with fiona.open(path) as shp: takeCRS = shp.crs takeSCHEMA = shp.schema ...
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Downloading shapefile from geoserver after applying CQL filter? [duplicate]

I have managed to download a zipped shapefile from geoserver but now I want to be able to download part of the layer in a shapefile. This is what I did in order to download the whole layer as ...
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QGIS processing framework Python loading shapefile

I would like to write a Python script in the QGIS processing framework allowing the download of files from specific addresses. Instead of starting my script with: vectorLyr = vector I would like to ...
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Bulk Converting Data Using FME

I am currently in the process of converting a large quantity of Ordnance Survey Vector Map Local data from .gz to Esri feature class within a file geodatabase. The process is working correctly but ...
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Comparing areas of overlapping shapes in QGIS

Given SHP files for a country's Districts in Year1 and Year2, how to output a table whose rows state the percentage composition of each Year2 District in terms of portions of Year1 Districts
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Calculation surface of building external walls from shapefile [duplicate]

I have two datasets (attached): 1) A shapefile of buildings containing the height of each building. 2) A parcel shapefile. Several buildings are assigned to a single parcel. I am interested in ...
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Help with Python shapefile Union Program

First I am a Python noob... I have searched the database for this answer, found a few that might be the answer, just way over my head (I am signed up for a intro python class this month, to help ...