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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Looking for vector data for the country Turkey

specifically roads, railroads, and rivers shape files.... no cost would be nice, but it needs to be more detailed and accurate than mapcruzin's free data. Something under $500 would also be ...
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How to convert SHP into GPX or JSON?

I would like to convert the tree inventory shape files of London (Canada) into a GPX file and if possible into a JSON file. You can download the archive from their Open Data website. It contains the ...
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Switch classes on/off within shapefile in QGIS 1.8

Hei! I got shapefile with 1800 points. They are classified by attribute in 10 classes. How can I display only 1 or 2 classes (like - switch on/off layer)? It seems quite usual function, but I ...
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Why does ESRI make me store my DBF doubles as strings?

As far as I can tell I have to store all numeric values in a shapefile's associated DBF file as strings (yes, the N type is essentially a string). Can anyone confirm that ESRI does not support the use ...
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Splitting shapefile into separate shapefiles for each feature using QGIS/GDAL/SAGA?

I have a polyline shapefile with about 20 kinds of roads. I would like to know how can I create automatically a vector file for each one. I am aware of how to do it using ArcGIS for Desktop - see ...
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Are long lines in shapefiles to be considered geodesics or straight lines in the 2D latlong space?

Is there a definition on how lines connect vertices in the shapefile format? In the simplest case, imagine a line with only 2 points, from 40,-118 to 40,-112 - that's somewhere random in the US - ...
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How we add XY coordinates (in the attribut table) from shapefile (points) using QGIS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get the coordinates in Lat/long from a point layer? I created a new shape file and edited to add points at specific location. Now, I would like to extract the XY ...
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Problem with precision when convert from WKT to shapefile

I have a problem with converting from WKT to shapefile in pygdal. In wkt I have fields with precision (for example real 7.2). When I create a shapefile I have field numeric with no precision (numeric ...
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ogr2ogr convert all shapefiles in a directory

I have a directory with several shapefiles. How can convert all these shapefiles to MapInfo with ogr2ogr. I know how I can convert one file. And I can make a batch script writing a line for each file. ...
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How to calculate the Zone of Impact using OpenWind

After downloading OpenWind, I am trying to calculate the ZVI for a single Turbine. There is no documention regarding this from the developers. At this point I just want to compare the output of the ...
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Divide a complex shape file into a grid

I have a decently detailed shapefile with polygon/multipolygon features (the file is about 500mb). It's actually a shapefile of the entire world, with the features representing coastlines. I need to ...
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How to shift the Map a little bit?

I'm having trouble with two maps, both UTM33N/WGS84. They should be exactly on top of each other but there is a slight shift between them of probably a few hundred meters or so. I Tried to adjust ...
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Shapefile to SVG with ArcMap (while retaining country attributes)

Does anybody know how to export the Natural Earth 1:110m shapefile to SVG with ArcMap while retaining the country attributes? From SVG I'm gonna try to convert it again over to RaphaelJS to achieve ...
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Postal areas for Germany? - Shape?

does anyone of you know how and where I can download postal area districts of Germany in shape files (download free of charge if possible). best regards desputin
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Check if shapefiles exists in folder

In ArcGIS modelbuilder I want to check if a shapefiles exists, if not I want to create the shapefile in that folder. I guess the calculate value tool within ArcGIS modelbuilder can be used, but I need ...
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GIS web development [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Steps to Start Web Mapping I want to create a Web GIS using an open source software.Also the software should be capable of importing shape files and kml.I have good ...
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Calculation of average point distances from one another within a polygon grid

I am working with processed LiDAR data of forested areas in ArcMap 10, with various area based statistics extracted for each 30x30m polygon grid-cell in a shapefile. There are approximately 20,000 of ...
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ogr2ogr failed to reproject shapefile error exceeds limits

I cannot get correct transformation from WGS84 to the Hungarian EOV EPSG:23700 (Hungarian Datum 72) using ogr2ogr. I am using ogr2ogr from the fwtools shell. I have a shapefile in GCS WGS84 (epsg ...
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Historic country borders in GIS format? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a source for historical shapefiles and tiles? Does anyone know of a good source for historic country borders, in a GIS file format, like shapefiles? I've been ...
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How to select only areas bigger than x acres?

I would like to create a new shapefile from another area shapefile. The new shapefile should only contain all areas that are bigger than 5 acres (10.000 m²). How do I do this?
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How to export labels to DXF file?

Is it possible to export labels based on Shapefile attributes into a DXF file? I use Quantum gis in Version 1.7.4. I've been reading a CSV file and view it as a Shape Layer. With the help of ...
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Creating shape file from file with coordinates

How can I make a shape file of an csv file with coordinates?
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Openlayers: Copy shape layer in a vector layer

I have a web-gis application based on openlayers and geoserver. I need to modify a shape layer. I'm able to show the shape using the OpenLayers.Layer.WMS method. In fact i published the shape in ...
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Can anyone point me to a dataset (shapefile or other format) for the North American Continental Divide?

I'm looking for a more detailed dataset than the 1:2,000,000 shapefile available from the National Atlas, preferably one suitable for use at 1:24,000.
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How to prepare or normalize raw shape (.shp) files for Openlayers use

Hi all it seems like I am having difficulties in normalizing raw map files' resolutions to openlayer's use most probably in parameters mapext and imgext. I hope you can help me with this. Using raw ...
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How can I query and categorize a shapefile using MS Access?

Is there a way to categorize locations by lat-long in MS Access using caparisons to shapefiles?
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Why does aggregate polygons consistently error out?

I'm using aggregate polygons on a dataset with three large study areas. It did not work. So I split it into separate areas and did it again. Two of the three areas (which were smaller than the third) ...
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How to load GeoJSON files directly onto QGIS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Plugin or script to get QGIS to display geoJSON in a layer Is there a way to do this? Or is there a way i can put it onto PostGIS and then load it onto QGIS? I actually ...
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Visually Merging ZIP polygons and Extracting by boundary from SQL Server 2008

i have a lot of shapefiles. For simplicity, lets say all the zipcodes of the USA. I've imported them into SQL SERVER 2008. I wish to merge lots of the shapes into one shape. I'm sorta struggling to ...
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Geotools throws “Cannot encode multilinestring (yet)” while Shape import on Linux

I've encountered a strange platform-dependent SHP import problem. Everything works fine on Windows, shape files are converted fine to database. There is although small little warning: [[ACTIVE] ...
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coordinates in dbf file wrong

I am new to ArcGis, so please bare with me :D . I converted a polygon in an mdx file I have to a shape file, then converted its vertices to points, then used "add X Y feature" and choosed coordinates ...
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FME: Join attributes in text file with attributes in SHAPE file

I have a SHAPE file with points and different attributes - one attribute MyID. I also have a plain text file with several attributes - each in a separated column: MyID MyValue 1 A 2 B 3 C ...
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Display of zoomable image thumbnails instead of symbols on maps

sincere congratulations on your ingenous QGIS and the many extremely useful extensions. In my research on African archaeology I work a lot with geotagged pictures (drawings; photos; plates etc.) which ...
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Shapefiles for U.S. Area Codes (NANP)

I have a bunch of telephone numbers (just the area codes), and I'd like to geolocate them and make a map, but I haven't had too much luck googling for shapefiles for Area Codes. Surely these are in ...
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FME: No attributes exported when writing to SHAPE file

Setup: I have some input data (SHAPE) which I use a Clipper transformer on. Depending on the result of the Clipper, I assign a value to an attribute. In the end I assign the two results/streams to a ...
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Loading data onto PostGIS using KML files with attibute data

So, I have a kml file which contains 317 data points (317 polygons and the respective 317 names). The kml file also contains attribute data which pops up in a bubble on Google earth with about 12 ...
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Convert KML to shapefile without losing attribute data

So I want to convert KML files to SHP shapefiles to load it onto PostGIS. Currently I'm using ogr2ogr to do the conversion for me, but it wipes out all the attribute data. How do i preserve this ...
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SQL Query to Reverse Geocoding in PostGIS

I try to do Reverse Geocode from my shapefile on the database. I'd already try with Spatialite and PostGIS to put shapefile (.shp) into it. But I'm still can't delivered my objection about reverse ...
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How to correct a wrong projection of shapefile?

i have a shape file wit UTM zone 16. This projection is wrong. It must be UTM zone 32. How can i correct the projection? When i convert (f-tool) to UTM zone 32, all the vector are rotated. The ...
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How to add Real Attributes to Shapefile using pyqgis?

I created the Qmarxan plugin using the fTools plugin as an example base. When I create a new shapefile using the QgsVectorFileWriter function I don't have any difficulty specifying a "Real" field with ...
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Import shapefile in CAD

I'm trying to import shapefiles into a DWG using diferent layers names and during my web search I found this post. I know you did this 2 years ago but my problem is very similar and I wonder if you ...
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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 fill “shapefile name” and “name of attribute”?

When I try to create a shapefile two of the boxes to fill in are "name of the attribute" and " shapefile name". this may be very basic but I can't find and answer. I want to fill them in correctly. ...
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How to calculate polygon areas in QGIS?

Hi I would like to simply calculate areas of a area-shape file in square meters or in acres (ha). I didn't find that functionality in the vector tools. Could anyone here help me with that?
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Sum up area left “underneath” polygons in QGIS?

I have an area shape layer and multiple other area shape layers. Now I would like to calculate how much space (square kilometers or percentage of area) of the polygons of this area layer is NOT ...
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I have a shapefile containing three types of polylines, how can I color each type with different colors? [closed]

I have a shapefile containing three types of polylines, how can I color each type with different colors ?
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Android GIS - Reverse Geocode using Shapefile (.shp)

I want to develop an Android application. I'm still a newbie here. What I want is to develop my app just like a GIS that can implement reverse geocoding. So I can put in lat / lon coordinates and ...
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shapefile and multiple lines of census data QGIS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to join multiple records to single feature? I am hoping to be able to link in the attribute table more than one line of data from a census entry per polygon. for ...
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Where can I find the highest resolution shapefiles for counties or states

I am looking for a download source which has the highest resolution (greatest detail/accuracy) for all counties in the US. More specifically I run into this problem mainly when dealing with the ...
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Is there a commandline tool for intersecting Shapefiles?

in QGIS vectorlayers can be intersected. That is apparently done by ftools and seems to be integrated into the QGIS-program itself. That is different from many other functions that call GDAL-tools. ...