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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Extracting/Exporting coordinates from polygons (shape) to text?

Is there any well working way to extract the X and Y coordinates of a polygon from shapefile to some sort of text (preferably csv)? The whole process should be somehow done automated through a ...
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R using fortify to project shapefile on google map gives wrong results

I have a shapefile that looks like this > str(FieldsMap) Formal class 'SpatialPolygonsDataFrame' [package "sp"] with 5 slots ..@ data :'data.frame': 3 obs. of 2 variables: .. ..$ id : ...
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ArcMap KML Multigeometry to Shapefile

I have been troubleshooting this issue for quite some time now. I have a variety of tools available to me: ArcMap, QGIS, as well as OGR2OGR. Unfortunately, I have not had any success with any of these ...
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by 3d dxf to shp with field height

I have a question from a DXF file " topographic precision 3 cm " with 3d polylines to get one shp line with information 3d is possible?
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India Block Boundaries

I know this has been asked before (Where can I find block (sub-district) level boundaries for India?) and it seems it is still not possible to get better than district level data as a shapefile, but ...
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How to export a Shapefiles of an OpenStreetMap relation?

Given I have a relation such as this example. I have installed JOSM and QGIS as well as GDAL tools for the shell. I am aware of Overpass-Turbo. What is the best way to export geometry data from ...
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Issues with hyperlinks in a KMZ file

I have a point shapefile where I set up a hyperlink to a .pdf file. In Arc the hyperlink works fine, and the desired .pdf file is opened when I click on the specific feature. If that layer is then ...
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Merging polygons which have different coordinate system with map coordinate system?

in order to merge the polygon I go to editor tool and then select merge, however in my case when I want to edit it is giving me this statement" the layers are in a different coordinate system than the ...
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UK coastline shapefile?

I'm looking for a shapefile for the coastline of the UK. I'm guessing the Ordnance Survey 'geo-portal' is the best place to get this, but whenever I go to the Ordnance Survey site I get the shakes. ...
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Source of elevation/topographical Shapefiles?

I'm writing an Android navigation application using Java in my own time as a learning exercise. It reads Shapefiles (with some pre-processing by me) downloaded from ...
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Create a dynamic excel sheet linked to a shapefile's attributes

I am trying to create an excel sheet that is updated automatically when the features of a shapefile are updated. I know the shapefile's .dbf file is updated but I need the excel sheet to be formatted ...
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Shapefiles not showing in OpenLayers using QGIS export to OpenLayers 3 plugin?

I am new to GISs in general and I am working with QGIS to generate layers to be shown on OSM using OpenLayers. My problem is the following: I have multiple layers in a QGIS project and I want to ...
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Geographic data edit solution

We are working on a JavaEE application which owns a lot of geographic data like points,lines and polygons to be visualized in the client side. The origin format of these data is Shapfile. And we ...
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Transform shapefile to WGS:84 (EPSG: 4326) in Qgis

I am struggeling with an enoying problem here. I received several shapefiles from an colleague that he told me is in WGS:84. If I look at the metadata in Qgis it tells me the following: In layer ...
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Divided road segments from XTools Pro need unique, informative IDs

I can divide segments with my road using XTools Pro, but I want to give a useful identifying number to each segment. For example: If D100 road has been divided into 20 segments, the segments must ...
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Adding shapefile layers in QGIS causes previous layers to disappear

This is my first time having such trouble, but I'm only a casual user. I have a base raster layer of the school I work for and I've been adding vector shapefiles on top of that in separate ...
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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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clipping ESRI shapefiles along with shx and dbf

I've seen other answers detailing how one can clip a .shp file with ogr2ogr but this just returns a clipped set of geographic features. I also want to clip the .shx and the .dbf in the same manner. ...
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How to simplify polygon shapefile and maintain topology? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a straightforward answer that actually works...not a 'duplicate question' flag. None of the other solutions posted in similar threads actually work...they all have dead-end answers ...
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Trouble in Natural Earth Shapefile “jumps” read using GeoTools

I'm using GeoTools 12.0 to read in Natural Earth data. I'm really happy with the performance, and ease of implementation. But, I'm having trouble reading in very large polygon data. The 110M Ocean ...
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Moving (translating and scaling) a polygon in a shapefile

Updated Question: I have an ESRI shapfile of the US, with Alaska, Hawaii, etc, broken down by county. I'm extracting the polygons (each representing a county) from the shp file, and then displaying ...
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ArcGIS 10.2 Shp File Read-only

How do you make the shapefile a Read-only so the client can not make any edits using 10.2.2 ArcGIS. It is not within a geodatabase, just a stand alone shapefile. I am using Windows 8
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How to convert DRA to SHP [duplicate]

Does anybondy know a software wich convert mapmaker vector file to a shapefile ?
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How to set zoom level for labels of highway in JOSM?

I'm new in using JOSM and open street map data . I import a shapefile of highways in JOSM and use it for styling the highways.Some highways are trunk ( in open street map standard ) and some of are ...
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Coordinate Not Match - Convert Shapefile to Geojson

I'm a newbie at GIS programming and I have a problem with file conversion. I've tried to convert shp file to geojson, and the coordinates do not match. But when I try to convert it to kml, it goes ...
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Merging shape-files freezes

I am trying to merge shape-files in QGIS it stops each time at 19%. The program doesn't show me any error messages so I don't know what is going on. Both shapefiles are 1.9 GB. Also I noticed that ...
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Problem with unicode Characters (arabic) in josm

I'm using josm for converting a shapefile to .osm format. When I import the shapefile to josm the arabic characters do not show correctly (see the image below). The dbf of the shapefile shows the ...
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Importing csv file in QGIS including names and description [closed]

I'm just getting to learn QGIS. I want to make a map (Google maps) where I can map all our customers from our database. Including names and even better: description, address, telephone, etc. All this ...
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How to save shape file as type 1 point file in Qgis?

QGIS saves point shapefiles as type 8 - Multipoint as default. I need QGIS to save as type-1 Point file. How?
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Why dissolve creates many extra features?

I have a shp file in Arcmap 10 that has ~16600 polygons. Some overlap. I want any polygons that are overlapping to be dissolved into single polygons. I want non-overlapping polygons to remain the ...
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Determine if shapefile and raster overlap in python

I am building a script in python using osgeo/gdal. I have a set of shapefiles and a set of GeoTiff raster files. I would like to have my script ignore shapefiles if they do not intersect with the ...
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Canadian Shapefile from Statscan is wrong?

It's great that Stats Can produced this for free! However, it's useless if it's wrong. I'm using the shapefile for territory planning so the FSA (postal code) data needs to be 100% accurate. But ...
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How do I rename Shapefiles in QGIS?

I have a huge list of layers in a project that are named in a foreign language. I want to translate and add the English title to the name. When I right click on a layer and choose Properties -> ...
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When I download a shapefile from Geoserver my attribute data of shapfile changed

Hi dears I added many shapefiles and PostgreSQL database into Geoserver! But when I downloaded this Shapefiles again my attribute data is not legible in Farsi characters! Can anybody understand me? ...
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How to load geographic data into Hadoop (Hive) and then to be able to call spatial functions on them?

I need to load some geographic data into Hadoop (Hive), and then, to be able to call some spatial functions on them using Hive. My input data format is ESRI shapefiles (but could be another format, I ...
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How to output coordinates from a shapefile to a GMT or CSV file in QGIS?

I want to get the coordinates for a line shapefile as csv or gmt files. I click create "new layer" - "new shapefile layer" - I check the "line" box and then "OK". Then I make my shapefile. When I ...
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Finding an ogr2ogr equivalent of SelectLayerByLocation

So I'm trying to take individual grid point buffers and only select the regions that the points intersect with (via SelectByLocation). Generally I run the following code to: Explode multipart ...
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Update point shapefile attributes from polygon shapefile using QGIS

I have two shapefiles: one point and one polygon. The point shapefile have five attributes that describe the points. The polygon shapefile have one attribute: name of the polygon. I am a beginner to ...
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Importing 2014 TIGER County Shape Files to 2012 SQL Server?

Last year, I figured out how to import TIGER Census Block shape files into 2012 SQL Server with no issues. I assumed I would use similar code to do the county shape files but I keep getting a few ...
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Extracting metadata from shapefile in FME?

Does anyone know how to extract metadata information from a shapefile in FME? To be exact, i want to extract the schema (data structure) of the data such as the field names, etc. from a shapefile and ...
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GIS shapefile data for Singapore Urban Planning areas

Is there any free resource to obtain Shapefile data for Urban Planning area boundaries in Singapore?
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Display big data set on Google Maps

I have a pretty large polygon shapefile (almost 1.5 million buildings) that I want to display in Google Maps. As the KML would be far too big, I have to create tiles, right? I don't want to host my ...
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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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Relocating & resizing complex shapefile with OpenSource Software

(please excuse my poor english) I do have a polygone shapefile of an archaelogical site with elevation data of 10cm steps and I dont get hands on the raster data as it was collected by the drone. My ...
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Convert shapefile to multiple single-value TIFFs

I have a shapefile that is composed of multiple overlapping polygons that represent extent of habitats of certain species. Here is a 1 MB example of such file from International Union for the ...
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How can I identify lines that intersect a certain raster layer area?

How do I identify certain roads ( of a line shapefile) that intersect with a layer that is produced from the reclassify tool (for raster data)? I am trying to identify which roads specifically are in ...
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Merging TIFF file with other shapefiles to use ArcGIS geoprocessing tools?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop. I have a TIFF file and I already applied the Copy Raster to make it an ESRI grid (i.e. I did not specify any file in the output field). The problem is, when ...
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Can't get pyshp to work when converting csv to point file [closed]

I've been hammering at it for ages, but I just can't get pyshp to work. The csv file looks like this: lon,lat -122.5163113, 45.55324148 -95.1719409, 29.97979461 153.0072888, -27.45988559 etc, ...
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Convert coordinates from readShapePoly in R to long-lat coordinates

I'm trying to find some centroids of a shapefile for Danish municipalities and afterwards find the driving time between them. I use R's readShapePoly function from maptools combined with the ...
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Separating data in shapefiles [duplicate]

Is there a tool I can use to break a shapefile apart and create separate smaller shapefiles based on attributes. Without selecting each one and creating a layer form selected. Or if not is there a way ...