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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Opening .shp file under Add Vector Layer

When I try to open streets.ship file from the exercise data file downloaded for working in the Quantum GIS Training Manual, I get an error message: Invalid Data Source C:/Users/new user/Documents/...
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Problem opening a shp in another application

I helped a colleague converting waypoints from a gpx file to a shape file. My colleague has only arcMap. I gave him the shp and when he opened it in ArcMap, it did not show anything in the attribute ...
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Problem with merging and dissolving a shapefile in R

I am migrating from ArcMAP to opensource GIS. I've succesfully installed R and many packages in a Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I am used to linux and programming in C, but not to R and its syntax. I am ...
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need help creating layer with geom type wkbGeometryCollection with gdal python

I am having trouble creating a layer with geom type as geometry collection. Thus I am unable to output to a shapefile. I have attached code below. dstLayer is null. This does not happen if geom type ...
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QGIS hides few graduated points after reopening project

I have a strange problem in QGIS 2.2 (problem is also present in QGIS 2.1). When I add a point (shapefile) layer, apply graduated style and change point size, everything looks fine. Then I save ...
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Error exporting data from Oracle to shp using ogr2ogr

I have an oracle table which I would like to query/make a selection. I would then like to export the selection to a shp file. I'm using gdal and ogr2ogr. Following the guidelines here and here I ...
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Creating a New Shapefile from Joined Access Table

I'm dealing with a very large amount of polygons. Once I join the land use access table to the parcel shapefile, it takes forever for Arc to draw the polygons. I'm trying to select all residential ...
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I want to make a table that displays shapefile information

I have a parcel I'm working with that has multiple layers laid over it. I'd like to make a table that displays various attributes of those different layers. For example, within that shapefile, I'd ...
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How to merge 2 shapefiles in ArcObjects

Using ArcObjects SDK for Java, I have the full path of 2 shapefiles: String in1, String in2, and I want to merge them using the geoprocessing tool Merge. I tried to several methods: ...
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How to add iteration in model to join fields from several shapefiles into final one?

I have one grid (Atl1x1.shp) to which I need to add 9 Fields from 9 different shapefiles which are also grids (that is, 1 column from each shp, all with the same name). These shapefiles have the same ...
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Fastest way to merge a feature

I am writing a arc engine application that can take a shapefile, and merge a set of polygons together. Here is the code that I am using to merge the polygons: private static void mergeFeatures(...
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extract shapefile attributes from raster colors

I have two layers: a shapefile with states and counties (shp) a raster file (with colors and some text and borders, but not a perfect map) (tiff) I want to use the colors in the raster file to ...
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Why is POINT type layer not displayed correctly in my mapserver map?

I have 14 shapefiles from same source with the same WKT: PROJCS["GRS_1980_Transverse_Mercator", GEOGCS["GCS_GRS_1980", DATUM["D_GRS_1980", SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137,298.257222101]], PRIMEM["...
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Filter geojson or shapefiles

I'm trying to create a geojson file with a few shapes of roads from OSM. Now, I've been able to get shapefiles of the greater region (province) these roads are in from http://download.geofabrik.de/ . ...
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Android app: GPS Logger and POI recorder, with offline map

I am looking for a good app that can do one or many of my below listed requirements. They are listed with the most fundamental functions first. Preferably the app can do all of it, but it should at ...
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how do I reestablish all feature class references in mxd after their names change?

I have 200 shape files which have been named using an integer at the beginning of the name...i.e 01.03.shp 01.04.shp etc. They are all symbolized within an mxd document. I need to import these shapes ...
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Convert Shp to KML error org2org Error4

I am attempting to convert Shp file to Kml using command line org2org application. I have used this in the past to convert more simple shp files and was sucessful. However I get an error message when ...
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How to select features in layer using dataset statistics (stdev and mean) and ModelBuilder?

I am trying to solve following problem. I need to select features from the shapefile by attribute in Model builder. The attribute should be a statistics which you can calculate by the tool :"Summary ...
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Needed shape file for Australia and New zealand

I was trying to find a shape file which has Australia and New zealand together(states) so that i could convert to jvectormap for ANZ. where i can find it?
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How to create a circle vector layer with 12 sectors with Python and to save average value of underlying raster in each sector?

Hi I am writing a code with Python 2.7 using Arcpy 10.1 and I guess I am doing stuck with a silly problem that lies under my eyes. I have created a grid of points (with "Create fishnet" function) over ...
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Trouble using ogr2ogr w/ -s_srs to combine inconsistent EPSG files into my postgis DB

I'm having trouble combining shapefiles from TIGER and different local governments into a single postgis db to query legislative locations. I've imported all data to multipolygon geom, but found some ...
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Automatically aggregate German ZIP codes by the first two digits in a shapefile

I have a shapefile which contains all German Zip-Codes in a a five-digit format (e.g. 80637). For what I intend to do, this is way to much detail. I would like to aggregate all Zip-Code areas by the ...
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Workflow to convert a DWG CAD file to a shapefile

I'm trying to develop a workflow where I can convert a .dwg file to .shp. I don't have a good understanding of which tools I should be using. My preference is to use software that runs on OSX, is open-...
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Why do I get an empty shapefile when converting this KMZ in QGIS?

I have downloaded a KMZ file containing global elevation information. I have tried to convert the data to a shapefile using qgis (save as shape option) and using the zonum solutions website but both ...
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How to create input data for the LRS plugin from an excel table without coordinates?

I'm working with QGIS 2.2.0. I want to add a shapefile from an excel file that has informations I want to use in the LRS plugin. The excel file has no geographic information. Every time I try to save ...
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How to join information from an excel table to a road feature in QGIS?

I'm working with GQIS 2.2.0 Valmiera. I've made a shapefile of a road that consists in a single line. Now I want to add information that I have in an excel table about several point in the road. How ...
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Trouble joining table in arcgis. Joining field is 'greyed out'

I'm trying to join a shape file with a excel file I converted into a CSV. I had done this before with the same shape file but with a different CSV but this time when I try to select the column it's ...
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Converting shapefile to raster: Character attributes

I've got a shapefile that I would like to convert into a raster, but the trick is that the attribute I want a raster version of is character data. I'm familiar with geoprocessing using GDAL (in the ...
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How to raster vector- and shape-files correctly

does anybody know how to convert vector- and shape-files correctly? Doesn't work with tab Raster/convert/vector to shape files. The output always contains strange input-data (wrong and strange ...
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Projecting polygon when calculating its area? [duplicate]

I have a broad range of polygons (in vector format and in SpatialPolygonsDataFrame class), some going east-west, others going south-north, while even others span polar regions or very large ranges as ...
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why can't i export geometry data from a shapefile?

I saved the layer using "vector save as" box but even when adding GEOMETRY=AS_XY in the layer box, the csv only showed the id and no gemetry data.
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How to shrink polygon on two sides?

I have a polygon which I know is a rectangle, although it may be at any orientation: I want to shrink this polygon by a third of the width from two sides, so that I just get the strip in the middle ...
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Why is this line split in two?

Even though this is a single line, it is stored as a two-part polyline. I can split it and rejoin at the break, but whatever I do it won't join the two into one line. (This is most obvious if you turn ...
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How to solve an instalation problem requiring “liblwgeom” to work with “shp2pgsql”

I am trying to import shape file to postgis. I have problem configuring shp2pgsql. I am getting this error : dyld: Library not loaded: @loader_path/../lib/liblwgeom-2.1.1.dylib Referenced from: /...
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Compute the area of a given polygon (in vector format) lying between specified lines of latitude

I have species distributions (in vector format) and I would like to calculate how much of the area for a given species distribution is within certain lines of latitude, such as temperate and tropic ...
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Clipping a raster file into the multiple shapefiles

I splitted the single shapefile into the multiple shape file based upon their attributes. Now I want to clip the raster file into the each splitted shape file. How can I do it at once? I am using a ...
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Web map tool with high interactivity [duplicate]

I'm looking for an ArcGIS Online alternative. It needs to be linked to a private MySql server Use shapefiles Display attribute data and charts upon click/hover Toggle shapefile to display/disappear ...
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Separating a shapefile into separate shapefile based upon their features using a python script [duplicate]

I have a shapefile of a US. I need to make an individual shapefile for all the states in the US using a python in ArcGIS. How can I do it?
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Creating outline shp - georeferencing existing map/pictures

So I need to create shapefiles (that need to be adapted and transfered for other programs) with the district outline of a couple of Caribbean countries. Is georeferencing (using the Georeferencing ...
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Select by attributes within the fiona Python module

Is it possible to select polygons from a shapefile based upon their attributes using the Fiona Python module? I can't seem to find anything in the docs, but it seems like a strange thing not to be ...
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Problem opening shape file in qgis

I am having a problem opening a shape file using QGIS using 'add vector later'. This is the error message i am getting: /Users/Conrad/AmerindianLands 2/Amerindian_Land_Karasabai.shp is not a valid or ...
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How to add Shapefile to map?

How to Add Shapefile to map in ArcGIS Silverlight application runtime ? I published the shapefile feature as map service on arcgis server and consumed it my SL Application through the service Url ...
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Polyline (shp) layer not displaying correctly in QGIS

I'm a new QGIS user. I'm trying to convert a polyline vector layer to polygon. I tried to it in ArcMap 10.1 but it misses a lot of polygons. So, I'm attempting to this in QGIS running the process "...
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Editing blank feature class in ArcMap

I'll try to describe my problem the best I can. I'm very new to ArcGIS. I have a jpeg showing an old map of NYC zones. I was able to georeference this image with a shapefile of NYC blocks. I wish to ...
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PostGIS does not export shortest path to Shapefile

I am trying to draw a bunch of lines overlaying the globe map in a WGS84 projection. To this effect I have created a PostGIS DB with a table that has one column containing linestring data. My problem ...
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Why does the QgsVectorFileWriter have probelms creating vector files? [closed]

I am using QGis 2.0.1 and have tried to create a new GIS feature file (SQLite, Spatialite, and Shapefile) of a subset of the data. I am then saving a copy of the style of this layer and applying it to ...
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Global height data as polygons — Natural Earth doesn't have it?

I love the bathymetry data from Natural Earth. I've been looking for the last few days for the same basic data but for land. I'm trying to find general elevation shapefiles, as polygons. I don't need ...
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Why can't I save a line shapefile?

I'm working with qgis v. 2.0.1. I have some data points and I just wanted to create a new shapefile with line geometry. In the new vectorlayer-window, I added some attributes (approx. 10) and klicked ...
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How to control how points are displayed across different programs

I'm completely new to GIS, but I'm trying to control how Points are displayed (shape, color, size, etc) across different programs (ArcGis, qGis, etc). Is there a way to control the rendering of ...
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Update postgres/postgis point data attribute from another enclosed polygon shapefile in QGIS

I have a placename point table in postgis with 'district' column. a districts polygon shapefile with district name in 'Name' column. See the image below. I would like to update the 'district' ...