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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GPS Coordinate Handling

I have a text file with consecutive coordinates of gps data for ongoing and incoming route(on Same road). i want to convert them in line format. how can i normalise those extra coordinate so that i ...
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How to document field properties of attribute in shapefile?

I would like to document within ArcGIS how the values for specific shapefile attribute fields were derived or obtained. Is it possible to input and export this information as a report with ArcGIS 10?
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Best choice for building static maps: PostGIS, SpatiaLite or Shapefile?

I usually build static topographic maps, which are mostly printed. I'm often using OSM and rasterfiles (mainly different DEMs). The areas I'm mapping seldom exceeds 20.000 km². I'm using exclusively ...
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QGIS combine Vectorlayer and Rasterlayer to one shapefile

I have to create some Thematic Maps, especially Choropleth Maps on Matlab. Therefore i've found a shapefile which I can use, but need to draw some lines there. I've imported my shapefile as a Vector ...
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Converting JSON/GeoJSON files to Shapefiles

I have a quick question please about converting JSON/GeoJSON files. I'm trying to convert some JSON files into something I know how to work with (shapefile, R objects or PostGIS). I'm afraid I have ...
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Why is it important to ensure that the shapefiles have a spatial reference system when created?

Why is it important to ensure that shapefiles have a spatial reference system when created?
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Can a shapefile store several geometry types? [duplicate]

Can a shapefile store several geometry types? Yes or no? Why or why not?
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Cut polylines at intersections in QGIS (or how many km road for each country)

I want to measure how many km a road stand on each country it intersect (i.e. how many km of the european road "E45" stand on Italy, Austria, Germany, and so on). I have a polyline-shapefile with the ...
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How to access Shapefile metadata using OGR?

I'm trying to use ogrinfo to get some details on a shapefile I downloaded. Currently, the only way I know how to do this is to load it into QGIS and manually click around to find any information on ...
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Copying shapefiles within windows explorer (or - extension) [closed]

Is there a user-friendly way to copy shapefiles to a different file location? ArcCatalog is not fast enough for this purpose, creating new map and navigating to this new workspace takes a lot of ...
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Identify different networks inside a line shapefile

I'm dealing with a quite big line shapefile containing road tracks. The roads are connected to each other, creating distinct networks. These networks are independent and they are not connected to each ...
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How to convert .shp to .dgn (V8i) including attributes AND geometry?

looking for open source solution using GDAL / OGR solution looks more promising , even before someone recommended me but not not sure on how to use then QGIS 2.0.1 Dufour SHP file Left / Right ...
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Connection refused for upload shapefile database

I'm a student and I'm approaching to QGIS. I use QGIS 2.0.1 Dufour. I can't have no more axcess to the university shapefile data base. I fill the space for the login and for the password, but the ...
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Problem creating point shapefiles programmatically using python in QGIS 2.2

I am trying to create a point shapefile in the memory buffer (for a temporary label) and then zoom to the extents on this buffer. The working (in version 2.1) test code for this is: def ...
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When I join a table to a shapefile and then export it the titles of the columns are transformed to data1, data2

I'm using QGIS 2.0.1 The table is in an excel format that i import through "add vector" and the shapefile is a polygone I join the attributes by right clicking the polygone-->properties-->join Then ...
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How can I get a shapefile from a postgis query?

My data is in a PostGIS database. I would like to generate a shapefile from a query. How can I do that?
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Merging more than two shapefiles in QGIS

I want to merge 9 shapefiles (all polygons) into one file. The problem is, when I try to merge more than two files at once, I seem to loose attributes on the way? Is there any other way of merging ...
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Converting .dxf to shapefile

I have a .dxf file to convert to .shp. Using ArcMap I've added the .dxf and tried exporting to .shp (various types, polyline, point, polygon) and also tried exporting to a gdb. For the most part it ...
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Can QGIS report/calculate areas/perimeters of individual polygon components within multipart shapefile?

Can QGIS report/calculate the areas/perimeters of individual polygon components within a multipart shapefile without using the "explode" vector tool to generate a new file? using QGIS 2.2.0 on ...
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Error in performing transect in ambur R?

I'm trying to filter a transect, window size is 5 and filter individual baselines is set to 0. I select the transect shapefile, then the inner baseline shapefile and it gives me this error. Error in ...
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Convert from eastings and northings to latitude and longitude without ArcGIS

I am not a GIS user, but I was given some shapefiles to work with. I do not have ArcGIS or any other GIS tool, but I do have Matlab with the mapping toolbox and R. From what I can tell, the data is ...
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How can I create a choropleth from the 2010 census ZCTA shapefile using R and ggplot2?

I have created state and county choropleths in R using ggplot2. The method I have used for this came from Winston Chang's "R Graphics Cookbook". For those choropleths the map was already represented ...
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Where can i get Shape Files for AE - U.S. Armed Forces – Europe AP - U.S. Armed Forces – Pacific PR - Puerto Rico? [closed]

I need shape files for these : AE - U.S. Armed Forces – Europe AP - U.S. Armed Forces – Pacific PR - Puerto Rico Where can i find them ?
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How to write Shapely geometries to shapefiles?

Can someone demonstrate a simple way to write geometry data-structures from shapely into shapefiles? I am particularly interested in polygons with holes and linestrings. It would also be beneficial to ...
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How to import shp2pgsql on mac?

I am using EnterpriseDB to run Postgis. when I run "shp2pgsql" on got an error message. ~ macbook$ shp2pgsql -bash: shp2pgsql: command not found ~ macbook$ which shp2pgsql I read that I should ...
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Batch Conversion software for latitude and longitude into shapefile format [closed]

I have a huge list of latitude and longitude and I want them to be converted into a shapefile format using some batch processing.
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GeoServer - OSM .shp file and aerial shifted

I have a problem with two layers that I have imported into geoserver. One is retrieved via WMS from a Geoserver (aerial tiles) I don't have access to (I'm just allowed to use it via WMS) the other one ...
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How to add multiple shapefiles with VB.Net

I have created a toolbar add in for arc with a button that opens a form with 3 selections that are shapefiles, once the shapefile is selected I click the Add Layer button. Currently I can only get one ...
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How to join CSV data to SHP without ArcGIS?

I'd like to create a chloropleth map displaying quantitative data for an upcoming event. Using TileMill, MapBox. I am having trouble joining my data to a .shp because the #'s correspond to COUNTY ...
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Importing multiple shapefiles into single PostGIS table

I have a folder full of shapefiles that I want to import into a single PostGIS table. This table should have the following columns: id, filename, multipolygon I can bulk import all shapefiles using ...
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shape file for linked micromap not working

I am trying to replicate the example provided in the micromap R package of a linked map with the poverty rate for the 50 US states. I am trying to achieve the same results with a Shapefile from ...
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Shapefile with overlapping polygons: calculate average values

I have a very big polygon shapefile with hundreds of features, often overlapping each other. Each of these features has a value stored in the attribute table. I simply need to calculate the average ...
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Shapefiles from Nationalgrid without a .prj file - what projection are they in?

Im working with these shapefiles: http://www2.nationalgrid.com/uk/services/land-and-development/planning-authority/shape-files/ They show pipelines & electricity grid of the UK. They do not ...
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How to maintain GlobalIDs while copying shape file data into Esri FGDB feature class?

I want to copy a shape file data into an Esri file geodatabase feature class. That feature class having a GlobalID column and it is being auto generated by the system while copying. The GlobalID ...
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Can QGIS automatically load an SLD with a Shapefile?

I have SLD's/lyr files with my shp/gdb files. They all have the same name except for the extension. Is it possible for me to force qgis to load the sld with the shp so that I don't need to manually go ...
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Are Xbase-dbf-files still the common standard for shapefiles?

For a Java application and for my personal understanding, I am exploring how to read and write shapefiles (at least shx, shp, dbf). The main purpose is to keep the resulting Shapefile-class and it's ...
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Problem with projection of layers in QGIS

I'm having a problem with projections in QGIS that i hope someone here can help me with. I have been searching and found other people having the same problem, but have not been able to solve mine ...
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Can I just swap out a .prj file to reproject a shape file?

I'm an experienced software developer -- but a GIS noob. I have a shape file that I am trying to turn into a SVG map with Kartograph. When I try to run Kartograph I get this error: ERROR 6: No ...
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Software needed to cross-reference geocodes to a Shapefile

I do not have any GIS software except Microsoft MapPoint. I have State district KML and Shapefiles of the districts. I am assuming these are for ArcGIS. I do not want to draw maps. Instead, ...
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Mapnik TextSymbolizer value as integer

I'm working with TextSymbolizer in Mapnik. I have a shape file with a attribute which is a real. I wish to print the value of this attribute as integer and I don't find how I can do it in Mapnik. I ...
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Simple way to detect/select border polygons of a shapefile

I am looking for a simple way to detect/select border polygons of a shapefile. Border polygons are here polygons that are not completely surrounded by other polygons i.e. polygons located at the ...
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Where are dynamic hyperlinks stored?

A while back (ArcGIS 10.0 times, or maybe even 9.3) a colleague of mine created a mxd with a few hundred manholes and attached dynamic hyperlinks to them (pointing to photos of them). (I know this ...
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Which format to choose to convert to ShapeFiles?

Given the following format options: all.json, all.xml, all.xls, all.csv, all.kml, all.gjson Which one is the best/easiest to convert the data into standard ERSI Shapefiles which contains the ...
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How to display data from multiple layers in OpenLayers? [closed]

I am new to using openlayers and Geoserver. I currently have a few shapefiles of a place with a background map of that place. I have imported both shapefiles into postgresql and geoserver. After ...
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MSHP file from SAGA tough to delete

After running a SAGA line dissolve process in QGIS, an MSHP file is created (amongst other things). Fine by me, though I'm not sure what it's used for (metadata in XML format?). Problem is that it can'...
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Mapinfo and qgis file's datum problem [closed]

please refer to following link for the explanation of the problem I had. do you have any idea on this? http://osgeo-org.1560.x6.nabble.com/Mapinfo-and-qgis-file-s-datum-problem-td5091891.html#...
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How to select part of the polygon

I have a shapefile of the country. I need to select only percentage of that polygon for demonstration purposes. As an example, how to select 60% of polygon? I am using ArcGIS 9.3.
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Robust importing of shapefile into spatialite database?

I am trying to import shapefiles into a spatialite database using spatialite-gui. I am having problems with the types of the variables since spatialite-gui has no obvious way to handle shapes which ...
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How to compose WFS GetFeature link from WMS capabilities definition?

This publication of geoinformation provides download links for GetCapabilities documents via WMS. The platform also runs a WFS service as can been seen here. I wonder if it is possbile to compose a ...
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draw multipart polygon with one surrounding border

As you can see on the image below, the waterbody is divided by the border line because it consists of several polygons. I could merge the polygon, but I dont want to change the shapefile. Is there ...