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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
2answers
498 views

How to find the Local Government Area name using lat/long?

I'd like my iPhone app to respond to the device owner with his/her Australian LGA (local government area) name using their lat/long. I've found this page below with a Shapefile: ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

Know any historical shapefile databases for Canada? [on hold]

Presently my GIS research is in historical geography. I'm making some of my own shapefiles from historical documentary/primary sources but I would like to know what other historical shapefiles are ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

messed up shapefile attribute table text

I have a .shp file from AutoCad imported to QGIS (using _MAPEXPORT > text in AutoCad) and this is what happens to text in attribute table - example: {\Fsimplex|c0;O\Fsimplex|c238;Š\Fsimplex|c0; ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

How to get FID recognised by GeoServer?

I'm trying to load a shapefile into a GeoServer that has a style defined which makes use of the FID attribute: <PolygonSymbolizer> <Fill> <CssParameter ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

shapefile does not draw in ios app

I can import a shapefile into my iGIS ios app but it does not draw or show up. I opened it with a simple shapefile viewer and it gave me the error that I have attached as a picture. How do I fix ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

iGIS failed to load shapefile?

I am using iGIS for iPAD When I try importing one particular shapefile it gives me an error(see attached pic) saying I have the wrong projection. It is the same one I use on my other 10shapefiles ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Can I merge an Access database with a shapefile into a file geodatabase? [closed]

I'm working on a project where I'm trying to merge location information from points placed in a shapefile with information that I've entered into an Access database. There is a unique identifier with ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Shape file text field unicode

I used ArcGIS 10.3.1 to create Shape file with a text field with 5 length. When I entered a unicode text with 5 characters, ArcGIS lost the last 3 chars (Saved only 2 begining chars). What's the ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Modifying attributes of a shapefile using java

I have a polygon vector shape-file in which each feature has an integer attribute. I want to update this integer attribute(for all features) programatically using java on regular intervals of time. ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Label rendered with empty features using geotools

I am using geotools to generate some images based on the shapefile data, it works well until I tried to add labels for the line features: the labels are rendred even there is no features in the ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

GDAL -SQL or -where options

ogr2ogr -overwrite -t_srs EPSG:3978 -f "ESRI Shapefile" -sql "SELECT * FROM 'Layer Name' WHERE FIELD_NAME = 'A CLASS'" dst.shp src.shp help me out here - looking to 1) reproject a shape and 2) ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Shapefiles failing to merge

I am attempting to merge two shapefiles together. Both are line features. I have merged these files before and it worked successfully however due to problems during editing I have to start again and ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Uploading shapefile into postgis

I am trying to import some shapefiles into postgis. Now I have an example database within my download of postgis. In this database I can import the shapefile by changing the DBF file character ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Hand-held GPS to which I can upload imagery and shapefiles?

We've been struggling with Garmins. We can upload imagery and data using a phython script to create a KMZ file then drop it onto the GPS. It kind of works (much better on the newest units, barely on ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

How to convert shapefile of India into a system with longitude and latitude system?

I have two shapefiles of India. One is without PoK and other is with Pok. I want to convert the shapefile of India with PoK into a co-ordinate system with longitude and latitude (same as without PoK). ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Creating an interactive map that uses a point shape file to display information

I have a raster map, a PNG of a fantasy map, which has points on it. I want to create a interactive map that displays information (text) whenever you click on a point. An example of what i'm after ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

GeoPandas save to shapefile issue: Unable to open EPSG support file

When I try to use to_file() to write a GeoPandas GeoDataFrame to a shapefile I get the following error. df3.to_file('~/Desktop/testout.shp', driver = 'ESRI Shapefile'); ERROR:Fiona:OGR Error 4: ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Converting csv files into shapefiles using python [duplicate]

I have a csv file which i want to convert in a shapefile. i have seen many questions being asked on this topic but the main problem is all the polygons were of the same size but in this csv file the ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

How to have a Shapefile (as a WFS Layer) on an OpenStreetMap map

Hello, I want to have a Shapefile (as a WFS Layer) on an OpenStreetMap Map. I achieved to have the display of the world map with OpenStreetMap alone on my browser, and the display of the Shapefile ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

ArcGIS for WPF: Displaying only the selected object IDs

I apologize if my question is too vague but I cannot find any resources for what I want to do. I just started testing out the ArcGIS APIs and I'm using the "AddShapeFile" example where I can add a ...
0
votes
2answers
23 views

Simplify 2 separate shape files, but ensure common edges are identical

I have 2 shape files. One shows the political regions of Scotland. The other shows the political constituencies of Scotland. I need to simplify them to display in a webpage. The problem is ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Squared shield inside polygon with sides parallel to those of polygon

On the picture below there are white polygons which represents buildings. Inside white polygons are blue shields which represents frames for building (house) numbers. Is there a way to make sides of ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

I'm looking for a shapefile of 1990 Census data for California at the Tract or Block level

Does anyone know if the 1990 Census data is available as pre-joined shapefile? I'm looking for 1990 Tract or Block-level data on Riverside and Kern Counties.
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Multiuser editing coupled with Google Street view?

I am currently looking for an interface with two essential features: Ability for multiple users to edit data simultaneously Ability for all users to use Google Street View within interface (As an ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

KML to shapefile will not convert attributes embedded in the description field [duplicate]

I have a point shapefile on which I used the "Layer to KML" tool on ArcMap. This tool successfully converted the shapefile into a KML containing all the attributes embedded in the "Placemark ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Squared halo instead of a circular ? How can it be done? [duplicate]

In TileMill is it possible to style a halo around text that has a square shape instead of a circle? If not, what are the alternatives to make a "halo" around number angular, in a shape of a square?
0
votes
1answer
27 views

How to associate shape file with metadata in geonetwork?

I'm trying to figure out how I can link a spatial data set with my metadata record in geonetwork so that a person searching for metadata records could download the associated spatial data with the ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

new shape file addition problem

I am using QGIS 2.8.2 version, me unable to add new shape file layer. After drawing the line when I right click the mouse the line was disappearing (fig2). The new layer being shown in layer window ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Creating polygon grid using fixed extent

I have a Shapefile of a town. I would like to divide the whole area into grids such that each grid has a scale of 1:2000. I have set my map to fixed scale (1:2000) in Layout View.
0
votes
1answer
30 views

OSGeo4W GDAL Polygonize Batch Convert?

I'm trying to use GDAL polygonize to run a batch convert but I cannot for the life of my figure out a way to get it to read a text file as input that contains all of the commands. Do any of you know ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

How to edit a shape which the toggle Edit buttom is noot enable in QGIS?

I just download a shape file (polyline) from internet and I would like to do some modification in the line, but the Toggle Editing buttom is not enable. It seems that the file is locked and is not ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Defining Projection of Shapefile Didn't Align With Basemap, EPA Ecoregions [duplicate]

I'm using ArcMap 10.2 on a Windows 10 PC. I tried defining the projection of the ecoregions of Alabama and Georgia shape file (USA Contiguous Albers Equal Area Conic USGS version) to my basemap (GCS ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

Code converting lat/long coordinates (WKT) to polygon (shapefile) not working

I am having a problem converting WKT to shapefile. I have a csv file consisting of three columns: ID, Name (of the area) and WKT comprising set of lat/long coordinates of area boundaries. For example, ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

How to do union that results to a SpatialPolygonDataFrame in R?

I have the following code coastline<-readOGR(dsn=".",layer="shp") wetlands<-readOGR(dsn=".",layer="shp") wetb<-gBuffer(wetlands,width=500,byid=T) ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

How to cut big shapefile into several smaller shapefiles?

I'm converting my shapefiles to gpx files to use them in garmin gps, but if the shapefile is too big, I lose data in the conversion. I get a gpx with holes in and I cannot work with it in the field. ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

How to export shapefiles and other attributes to KML using QGIS?

Is it possible to include all the attributes in the table of a shapefile when exporting it from QGIS to KML? I want to view all other data inside my table in Google Earth.
0
votes
0answers
45 views

How should i combine these rasters?

I have two buffers that i want to combine. I tried overlay with fun=function(x,y){return(x*y)} but 0*5 = 0 so it produces NA's.I don't know how to combine them the one buffer should be 500 and the ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Find line where the beginning or end of line touches a polygon with minimal radius

I need to check, If a point from a beginning or an end of a line is nearby a polygon. The target is to check, whether the line is nearly connected to a polygon. The data are coming from a shapefile. ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

Importing shapefiles with unknown spatial reference into feature dataset?

I was wondering if I import shapefiles with unknown spatial reference into a feature dataset, with desired coordinate system, would that work?
0
votes
0answers
61 views

Feature Points Shapefile missing Spatial Reference Information

I'm working with ArcMap 10 and I have a feature points shapefile from the Florence (Italy) municipality open data (http://opendata.comune.fi.it/statistica_territorio/dataset_0040.html). Each point is ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Problem with passing ranks to different buffers

This issue is really troublesome.i have a SpatialPointsDataFrame which refers to a city.I needed to perform a join with a dbf in order to attach the population column which i did thanks to a couple of ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Grass 7 import shapefile problems

I'm just messing about with Grass 7 (installed fine on Ubuntu 14.04 - well no errors at least). I'm trying to import a shapefile using v.in.ogr and when presented with the dialog box, browse for my ...
0
votes
2answers
65 views

Shapefile not displaying in ArcGis Android SDK 10.2.6-2

I am trying to load a shapefile (not displaying at the moment) using the following: Hardware: Android rugged tablet running Android 4.2 SDK: ArcGis 10.2.6-2 Shapefile: ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

Converting mapsforge .map file to OSM or shp

I have found solution for converting OSM file into .map file but is there a way for converting .map file back to osm or shp or any other well-known vector file type? by .map file i mean mapsforge ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Merge shapefiles heatmap

I have to merge few shapefiles into one and create a heat map out of it in qgis. I'm a first user of the QGIS, I tried to do it there: vector-management tools-merge files into one, but it kept to make ...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

Open source library to display offline shapefiles in Android?

I am involved in developing a Android application that needs to be able to make use of Esri Shapefiles. Hardware used will be 7" Android rugged tablets running Android 4.2 or later. It is an offline ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

MultiPatch Shapefile import into PostGIS Database

I have geometry of buildings in Shapefile MultiPatch format. I want to import it into PostGIS database in the same format. Is that even possible? If yes, then how?
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Obtaining NDVI data from selected area

I need to analyse NDVI (-1/1) change between years (05-10y). But still only under selected shapefile. To analyse the extent of each NDVI category. Any tips? I have tried to make vector from the NDVI ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

in R : get a SpatialPolygonDataFrame from gIntersection{rgeos] with sub-area as attribute?

I am using gIntersection (package rgeos) to intersect a polygon shapefile containing 20 buffers zones, with another polygon shapefile containing "ground occupation mode (GOM)" (an area divided in ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Can ogr2ogr “reverse clip” (or “clip out” or “erase” or “difference”) one shapefile from another? [duplicate]

Is there a means in ogr2ogr to "clip out" one shapefile from another? I know ogr2ogr -clipsrc B.shp out.shp A.shp will remove any part of A.shp that is NOT in B.shp. Is there an ogr2ogr command to ...