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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How can I create new shapefile in QGIS1.8 from “Save selection as…”

when select a shapefile feature from census boundary file and use "save selection as" to create a new shapefile, program returns error: "Export to vector file failed. Error: creation of layer failed ...
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FME incorrectly reading SHP file schema in reader

I am trying to read in a SHP file using the FME SHP file reader and some of the fields are not being read in correctly to FME. This is causing random values to be introduced into the dataset. The ...
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how to divide a Area shapefile into multiple segment, so that each segment will be a seperate feature in attribute table? [duplicate]

I'm very new to GIS, I'm using QGIS and here's what I want to do: I have a shapefile of an area . I want to divide that area into multiple segment (not grid), so that each segment will be a ...
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Why does a shapfile shift after transformation?

I have a shapefile created in the raster package (ER_14.3_2000_poly). > #read in a raster file > ER_14.3_2000<-raster('E:/Ecoregions Models/Outputs/ER_14.3/ER_14.3_ConsensusMap3.asc') > ...
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Shapefile is not a valid or recognised data source. [duplicate]

I have some shapefiles that I have been using before, some months back, but now I try to load them into QGIS but I get the message: districts.shp is not a valid or recognised data source. I realise ...
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How to convert shapefile to tpk using python(ArcGIS 10.1)?

I'd like to convert shapefile to tpk using Arcpy.I surf in ArcGIS 10.1 help but i couldn't find any desire reference to help me . How can i convert shapefile to tpk using arcpy ? which function i need ...
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Problem with showing Shape file in Geoserver

I have a number of Shape files from a customer. I can read them with both ogrinfo and QGIS. They don't have a prj-file, but I know that the projection is EPSG:3006. When I add them as layers in ...
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Convert shapes in CSV to shape file

I have a csv file in which one of the fields contains a "shape" polygon in ESRI format. The other fields are textual, numerical, ext. How do I go about creating a layer from only the polygons in the ...
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Grass won't import shapefiles

I have a problem involving the import vector data command, specifically importing shape files. I installed QGIS on a pc at work and there I could import shape files into GRASS GIS 6.4.3RC2 (which is ...
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catchment delineation

I am trying to use qgis to delineate between three sub-sub-catchments. I have contour shape file of 20 meter height. Sub-catchment is about 12 square kilometers area but consist of three ...
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Problem reading attribute with Python using osgeo.ogr

I am working thru "Python Geospatial Programming" and I have a problem in a program in Chapter 6 that I cannot seem to solve. The small program: import osgeo.ogr shapefile = ...
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ST-Links convert Feature Class to DB Table error

I'm using ArcMap with the ST-Links SpatialKit Conversion tool to convert a Feature Class to a DB Table. But I'm getting an error: ERROR: 42601: type modifier is not allowed for type "geometry". I ...
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I want to change using C# the style of a set of shapefiles once I have uploaded them or while I am uploading them

I am using C# and the WebRequest class to create a worksapce and then another WebRequest to create a datastore and upload a folder full of shapefiles to a geoserver. However, I would also like to ...
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Shp2pgsql - exec() not allowed on external server

Me and my collegue are using the shp2pgsql and psql commands in php code (a Drupal module to be precise). We put these commands in a php variable and use the exec() command to execute them. This ...
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Saving part of OSM shapefile in QGIS as GeoJSON strips 'name' field to 25 characters long [duplicate]

I want to copy part of OSM data in ESRI Shapefile (downloaded from http://download.geofabrik.de/europe/ukraine.html ) and save in in GeoJSON to style later in Tilemill. After saving, I see that ...
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Help in GRASS/QGIS/Python

I have Idea about ArcGIS, and a bit of QGIS and zero programming knowledge, which I am trying for thesedays. I saw GRASS GIS and have started working with shapefiles, which are not being loaded... :( ...
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Convert Shp to Dxf with QGIS [duplicate]

8.0. I have asked this before and seen similar but not the same (all of which I Have not got an answer to so not a duplicate). But is there a way to export a shp as a dxf so that it will not crash ...
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Where to find Data with site that have hazardous, toxic or radioactive substances?

Does anybody know where to find data that lists the location of sites that have hazardous, toxic or radioactive substances? I'm working on a HUD project and need to be able to find out if sites for ...
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What vector file type yields the greatest detail with the Heat Map plugin?

I'm using .shp files built from .csv files and having quirky results. Perhaps there is a better way to begin. The heat map appears to be accurately describing the data but calculates a huge area in ...
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Does anyone know of Electric Company Boundary Shape files that are out there for Free?

Ohio has a great website for their Electric Service Commission and I am looking for a shape file or data that would get me the service boundaries of electric companies for other states. EIA has data ...
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How to convert ArcMap *.shp to MapInfo *.tab file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tool for converting .shp file to .tab file? I have files in ArcGIS format, I want to export some layers to Mapinfo files as tab file
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Merging point shape file problems?

I've got a whole bunch of shape files that have soil testing data in them that I would like to merge together so I can do some analysis but when I use the Ftools merge shape files command I get an ...
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Desktop tool to batch convert Shapefils to CSV with polygon outline coordinates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert .shp to .csv including attributes AND geometry? Is there a desktop tool that would allow me to take dozens of large (300MB) shapefiles and convert them ...
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Trouble with making shapefile from xls file

Using DIVA GIS, each time I attempt to import some species data from an xls file to be plotted onto a map, the program becomes very slow and eventually becomes unresponsive. My dataset originally ...
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Shapefile to ArcGIS JavaScript JSON format? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to convert SHP into GPX or JSON? We're in the proces of adding a new feature to our Web Application where we employ the use of ESRI's ArcGIS Javascript API alongside ...
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shp2MySQL GIS Import Coordinates Not Correct

I'm attempting to import the Chicago Neighborhood Boundaries into a MySQL database from the shape files available at ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the correct projection to use with tm_wgs84_sans_antarctica.shp?

I am using tm_wgs84_sans_antarctica.shp with mapnik to generate tiles. I am using the tiles with Google Maps Javascript API V3. But the projection is way off. Here is roughly what my code looks like: ...
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identifying single overlaping features from a GeoServer layer

I'm trying to use GeoServer to display features from a PostGis table the url will look similar to this. Example URL ...
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Why does collapse dualline to centreline only create an outline of the dataset?

I'm trying to collapse all divided roads in one centreline and to integrate any other spurs or errors in the dataset to create one set of centrelines. I have used Merge Divided Roads but it leaves a ...
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Extract Points from a Shapefile [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shapefiles to Text I have several shapefiles from which I need to extract all of the points, with all of their attributes, including position coordinates. I only have ...
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Automating selection and sliver elimination using QGIS

At the moment I do this manually: open a shape file open the attribute table use "select features using an expression" - the expression is "area" < 200 then I use vector/geoprocessing ...
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creating many Shapefiles from from a single multi-polygonal shapefile using ArGIS tools [duplicate]

I have a country shapefile with many districts polygons which are administrative boundaries, I want to have a shapefile for each of the district, which tool in ArcGIS can I use to accomplish this
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Merging SHP lines with attribute data combined?

I have one shapefile which contains hiking routes and another shapefile which has ski routes. Sometimes they follow the exact same path. In QGIS if the lines mentioned above are in the same SHP I ...
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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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How can I reproject a shp file in NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_15N to something more standard

I have a public shp file data set which is in a format that doesn't contain actual latitudes and longitudes (prj file below). I'd like to load it into SQL and be able to utilize the latitude and ...
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Finding the area of a polygon feature in a shapefile [closed]

Excuse the very simple question. How do i find the area of a selected polygon feature in a shapefile?
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Displaying Shapefiles using Python? [closed]

I have some shapefiles, which I want to display in Python. Is there any code for that?
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How to parse data from KML to shapefile with ArcGIS ModelBuilder?

In ModelBuilder of ArcGIS 10.2 does there exist a method or routine for parsing data from a KML file and "print" this data in a shapefile or convert this data a to shapefile?
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styles when merging shapefiles in qgis

Trying to create something for mapstory.org It wants it in all one shapefile. So I create a polygons and lines (with time attributes) in qgis 1.8 Then merge them all into one shapefile, how can you ...
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Can WMS services share shapefiles?

I'm unfamiliar with the WMS data transfer but all the sites that I have connected through using WMS in QGIS only provide raster data. Is it possible to share a shapefile through WMS? If so do ...
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Unable to merge two shapefiles (created from text files) using ArcPy? [closed]

I am trying to merge 2 shapefiles together created from 2 text files. I am new to python and managed to get the textfiles into shapefiles, however, when trying to merge the two newly created ...
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How to create a Network Topology in a shapefile that contains only nodes(geometry points)?

I want to use pgrouting with the shapefile but when I use : alter table network.publictransport add column source integer; alter table network.publictransport add column target integer; select ...
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Convert Road layer shapefile into a graph

I'm going to use Astar algorithm to find a path between two selected points.And I used the following code for that.Is there any way I could convert my Road Layer shapefile into a graph, which can be ...
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shapefile damaged after editing in ArcMap 10.0 [closed]

I drew a layer on Autocad and exported it to a shapefile. I edited this layer on Arcmap. After editing the layer it is corrupted. I use Shapechk to fix it however I will need to edit plenty of layers ...
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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? ...
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Converting *.kml file to *.lyr file so Google Earth can create spatial data to use in ArcGIS for Desktop? [duplicate]

Want to convert the .kml file into .shp file so that I can create new the point, line and polygons data to work in ArcGIS. Actually I want to use Google Earth to make data for ArcGIS.