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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Is there a python-module to convert data to a Shapefile (w/o GIS)?

Input data can be excel, text, whatever. I would like to produce shapefiles from data on a computer without GIS installed. Is there anything out there? Fiona seems to be such a module. Are there any ...
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rotate point along line layer

I have two layers: point and line (postgis or shp) The line layer represent a hiking trail. The point layer the mountain passes. The points are exactly on the same position like the node of the line. ...
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Merging/Dissolving features with same ID using Transformer in FME?

I was looking to merge some features to improve the performance of some of my layers on my ArcGIS Server. I have a few very large polyline layers for our fiber network that are exported out of a CAD ...
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Snapping polygons edges within the same shapefile

How can I snap polygons edges within the same shape file? The objective is to get rid off blank spaces between polygons edges.
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Latitude / Longitude Polygon from New Zealand Geodatabase or Shapefile?

I have access to ESRI Geodatabase and Shapefile: http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/Maps_and_geography/Geographic-areas/digital-boundary-files.aspx. What I need is to somehow get the polygons ...
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Error when reading in shp file using R

I'm trying to read in a shapefile in R, but keep getting this error: nul character not allowed (line 1). I have tried various shapefiles, all which work fine in QGIS and I have even tried ...
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Copying a Shapefile without affecting the original? [duplicate]

I have a layer in ArcMap 10.2 that is one big shape made up of five smaller shapes. I need to create a layer with only four of those shapes, for the purpose of showing the difference in areas when the ...
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R: Convert Extent Object to Shapefile

I want to convert R 'library:raster' 'extent' object to a shapefile. I have the CRS available too. e= c(4304916, 4305325, 365216, 365439)#xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax proj4string(e) = CRS("+proj=utm ...
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Deleting multiple polygons at once in ArcGIS 10.1?

I have a cloud mask shapefile that accidentally identified buildings as clouds. I want to delete this mass of polygons in Arcmap 10.1 by highlighting all of them and pressing delete. Then re-saving ...
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Extracting a number of rows from a column in R

It's a shapefile that has a column with population. a$POP2001 It has 200 rows.I want to extract the settlements that contain less than 1000 residents, so i did this: s<-a[a$POP2001<1000,] ...
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How to rank according to a distance in a shapefile using R?

I would like some help on the theory behind this. I have done this in GRASS easily but doing it in R is not the same. Here's the table with the info, there are more tables similar to that but refer ...
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MapInfo Universal Translator turning integer columns to decimal

I've got a TAB file that I am using FME Universal Translator in MapInfo 12.5 to turn into a SHP. The input TAB file has a variety of columns, some are floats and some are integers. The output ...
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How to input Shapefile point data into a raster and have the raster adjust to the new data?

I have a shapefile with elevation data at specific points. I also have a raster that has incorrect elevation values, but the transition between pixals is what I need. Is there a way to put the values ...
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How to choose a shapefile interactively in R

I am writing a function in R where i want the user to choose a Esri shapefile from its destination folder. Since a shapefile is made of several files how can i select them. For a point feature class i ...
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How to get average values per coordinates in ArcMap/R?

I have a point shapefile. It has multiple points at different spatial locations. Within each point there are multiple values that I want to get the average of. In this case the new file would have one ...
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Keeping Properties When Converting JSON to SHP

I'm trying to convert the Nielsen map of DMAs from a JSON to a shapefile. The properties of the json is as formatted like this: "id": 546, "properties": { "name": "dma:", ...
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ArcGIS saving blank file while using ArcPy to join shapefile and Excel table?

I'm working on a project that utilizes ArcPy to join a shapefile and a excel file. This join takes information from the excel file and creates a map that highlights certain areas different shades of a ...
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Can't import shapefile to PostGIS

Sorry if my question is double post with the previous. I have tried to browse but I think I still can't find the solution. I am using postgresql 9.4.1 and postgis 2.1(pg 94) and also qgis 2.4.0. All ...
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How to take only relevant rows from database, based on common codes

I have a shp file that is missing some data, e.g. attributes. I have the missing data in a csv file. How can I get ONLY the relevant rows from the csv file added to the current shp file's data table? ...
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Free hosting of shape files to make an interactive map?

What is a free site where I can upload shapefiles and make my own interactive map to share with others by a link?
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Loop for exporting shapefiles from an existing shapefile

I have a pnt shp with 50 pnts. I want to export each one of it in a separate shapefile with arcpy writting a loop. My problem is that i want the output name i create has a different name, e.g. for ...
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Tab delimited and shape file [closed]

I have a tab delimited file and a shapefile which demonstrates the forest areas an area. When I open them in a project the shapefile covers the points of my samples. Is there a way to counteract this? ...
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Adding turf.js polygons from shapefiles?

I'd like to know if there is any tool I can use to import polygons from a shapefile. Is there any way to import a feature class in turf format or I should use GeoJSON?
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How to extract data from a polyline layer in a specified area(Arcgis)

I am trying to extract data from a polyline layer within set radii of preselected sites. I have extracted other data from rasters using the Sample tool and rasters of the area of interest. I would ...
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Recovering layer (*.lyr) file that is missing shapefile?

Somebody in the office deleted a point shapefile that has a lyr file as well. How can I recover it? Is there a Script that allows me to recover it?
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Exporting QGIS polygon shapefiles to Trimble Juno or similar

I am considering buying a Trimble Juno or similar hand-held field computer to assist with vegetation survey. My main need is to be able to see on it shapefile polygons drawn on my home PC in QGIS. I ...
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Tools to export shps from Oracle database

What open source tools could be used to export shapefiles from an Oracle database. I have tried using QGIS but it does crash way too much.
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How to set feature coordinates to values in attribute table?

I have some shapefiles that were produced programatically, and everything came out okay EXCEPT that the geometry information was not written correctly. The coordinates for each feature are null. ...
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Where to download shapefiles of interest for Honduras

Where can I download free Shapefile data for Honduras including: roads departments municipalities points of interest
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Shapefile to Network xml

I have a shapefile representing the US freight highway network available from Oak Ridge National Lab. I'm trying to prepare this as a .xml network for processing with MATSim. The output structure is ...
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Adding a Vertex To Exisiting Feature(linear) Using OGR Python

I am working on a project that involves finding the intersection of linears in a shapefile, if that vertex(the found intersection) doesn't already exist for each(or one) of the features, then that ...
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Adding custom shapes to a new shapefile

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and I drew a rectangular shape to designate a junction on a map and i would like to add that to a new shapefile. Could you please give me some ideas.
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Optimum set up for large data sets such as mobile service coverage maps [closed]

When serving up large data sets such as mobile coverage maps (custom tile) mashed up with MapQuest maps and MapQuest POIs, is there any performance benefit to using shape file VS WMS tile PNGs? Any ...
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Repairing link between shapefile and layer file?

every time I open the same lyr file I have to do data/repair data source (link to the shp file). I tried to save/export that shp file again, and create the new layer file as well, but every time the ...
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Filling Field2 to icorresponding values in Field1 of shapefile using Field Calculator of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have to give explanation in a new field of the existing field which contains abbreviation. Example: Field "Geology" has values Q, Qs,N....(abbreviation), I have to give explanation of those in a ...
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Trying to view large shapefiles

Is there a way of viewing only a part of a shapefile in ArcGIS 10? At the moment if I try to add it the software crashes? Any help appreciated.
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help with editing shapefile

I am not sure how this is done but I Have a shapefile with state borders for a country. What I would like is to sort of delete/dissolve the state borders and be left with only the country border. In ...
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QGIS Connection PostGIS and shapefile

I'm working on QGIS with a database created in PostGIS and a shapefile. Inside the database, I have geometry type data about location of some points, instead on the shapefile there some selected ...
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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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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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CartoDB st_makeline with geography datatype

Hi I am using an online cartodb account to try and create a shapefile based on flight routes between one airport and another. So far, I have uploaded my lat/long points for each connected airport, ...
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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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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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osm_id in a shapefile vs. the uid and id attributes in an OSM file

I'm parsing an OSM file using the Python package osmread. The entities parsed have the following attributes id, version, changeset, timestamp, uid, and tags. On the other hand, I have a shapefile, ...
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How to subset some polygons from shapefile?

I have a shapefile of lakes with lots of polygons. The area I'm interested in is only big lakes. Is there any way to subset only the polygons I interested from the shapefile? How can I do it in ...
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How does QGIS Topology Checker check the topology of SHP and OSM files? [closed]

Can anybody make me clear if .shp & .osm (OpenStreetMap Data) are holding topological data/relations or not. if .shp files are not holding then how qgis plugin topology checker checks for the ...
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Why do Shapefiles and GeoJSON behave differently in GDAL Python?

I have a test.shp. I loop over the file, buffer the features, and write the buffers to a new file. I tested writing the buffers to a Shapefile and to a GeoJSON. If I try to use the new buffer layer ...
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Missing a Geom field in PostGis

I am working in a Database preaparation for that I exported a shapefile from Qgis to PostGis.The Problem is this: In Qgis I can see a Polygon feature but when the same polygon feature is exported to ...
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ShapeFile with Z Co-ordinates

I have 3 shapefiles, two of them wihtout the Z Co-ordinates elevation but 1 of them has a Z co-ordinate elevation. I can load two ShapeFiles into my SQL Server Database which does not have Z ...
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Error in shapefile?

I have been provided a set of shapefiles (a couple of thousand). I don't own any GIS software but I would like to convert the shapes to KML and Google's encoded polyline. I have put the shapefile ...