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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Join tables in QGis 2.01. Dufour

I performed a "join" going to the properties option in a shapefile (in this case is just a table), in order to join the attributes from another shapefile that has a field in common, specifically "...
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Iterating Table Fields to Create Individual Shapefiles

I am trying to create individual shape files from a single table that contains the following: Weather Station Names Station XY Cordinates 31 individual field columns of daily data for each weather ...
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Leaflet's shapefile plugin only compatible with Firefox

I created a html page (currently locally) and used Leaflet to create a basic map to which i plan to add several shapefiles. To do this, i use the leaflet.shapefile extension (https://github.com/...
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Detecting broken hyperlinks using ArcPy? [closed]

I am trying to use ArcGIS 10.2.2 to detect broken hyperlinks from a .shp and export them to a text file. Is this possible to do this with Python scripting? I only want to see the broken hyperlinks ...
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Cannot select linesegment in QGIS

Drawing a baseline in an attempt to make a grid. Have managed to draw baseline but cannot select using cad tools "select one linesegment" tool. Worked previously and I'm not aware that I'm doing ...
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Does anyone have a Morocco shapefile that includes Western Sahara at the Provincial level?

The 2004 Moroccan census data is available at hcp.ma. I was wondering if anyone had a Moroccan shapefile at the provincial level or commune level that matched the data available on the census and ...
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Using a ShapeFile spatial index with ogr2ogr and ogr.DataSource.ExecuteSQL()

I created a spatial index foo.qix for a foo.shp with ogrinfo -sql "CREATE SPATIAL INDEX ON foo" foo.shp However, when I do a query with ogr2ogr and look at it in strace, it doesn't use that index: ...
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Seeking shapefile of administrative divisions of Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) post-2011

I've been trying to find a shapefile containing CIV's administrative divisions (preferably down to the level of sous-prefecture) reflecting the national reorganization of 2011 but have had no luck. ...
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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 ...
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Loading .shp file into QGIS gives error message

When I add vector layer I select the .shp file and nothing happens When I add vector layer and I select the folder it gives error message "not a valid or recognized data source" The pop up box queries ...
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calculating total area of multiple polygons in qgis [duplicate]

I wish to know the total area of all polygons within a shapefile layer. So far I have added a new column to the attribute table that shows me the individual area of the polygons.I tried to copy the ...
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Linking to PDFs via attribute field of shapefile for ArcGIS Online?

I am working with some data that cannot be presented in an attribute table. Therefore I would like to attach a specific PDF to each point within a shapefile. Is there a way this can be done in ...
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Clipping LAS data with multiple shapefiles

I am looking for a method to clip with multiple shapefiles (139 shapefiles polygon) a lidar.las file. I'm using the software Fusion, as described in: How to clip LAS data using shapefile polygons ...
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jquery range slider to filter geoserver layer attribute

i would like to apply with jquery range slider a filter to an attribute of a geoserver layer. I prepared the code for the shape topp:state, attribute PERSONS. How is it possible filter the PERSONS ...
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Plotting shapefile on map using ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

We are using dojo framework to develop our portal.We have bind the arcgis map in our web portal.Is there any arcgis JavaScript API which will accept the path of the shape file and plot that shape ...
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How to convert coverage to shapefile?

I'm using ArcMap 10.1 I recently downloading some files that are in .adf format. I need to convert them to .shp. I just simply need step by step instructions of how to convert the data.
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Joining shapefiles based on FID in QGIS [closed]

I want to join shapefiles (or a shapefile and a data file) based on their mutual FIDs and can't see the FID in the "Target Field" dropdown on the join form. I believe this is a basic need to have ...
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Extracting difference between two massive shapefiles using QGIS?

I have two massive shapefiles and I need to create a difference shapefile output between the two. I have a layer where I have satellite coverage (orange) and then a layer where I have high resolution ...
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Export to shapefile error in QGIS from POSTGIS table

I am attempting to export a postGIS layer to a shapefile in QGIS 2.6.1 Brighton. The table has 244,674 rows. The data displays perfectly well in QGIS but when I attempt to export to shapefile I get ...
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ogr2ogr latitute longitude conversion formats

trying to convert shape files into mysql tables. Able to create table and load data successfully using OGR2OGR. Only challenge I see is latitude/longitude is not exactly the same format as one of my ...
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Import shapefiles into PostGIS using Python with psycopg2

I want to import shapefiles to PostGIS using Python with arcpy & psycopg2 to connect to PostGIS. I don't want to use the existing shapefile loader nor ogr, just write my own import tool. My steps ...
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I have a shapefile with polygons/areas, and a point (lat,lon). How to figure out which polygon/area this point belongs to?

I have a shapefile with areas (eg. a simple world map with countries - polygons, epsg:4326). I also have a point (lat, lon coordinates). What's the simplest/easiest way to figure out in which ...
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Displaying shapefiles on IOS app

I need to write a simple app for IPad that displays maps I was given. All maps are in one folder and they are shapefiles. I am able to open them in ArcGIS for desktop, however I am unable to attach ...
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Mapnik performance - large polyline dataset

I'm working with a very large set of polylines - contour data - to be rendered with Mapnik. (The contours are generated using gdal_contour from SRTM data.) At present I'm storing them in PostGIS and ...
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Copy and paste a DXF Polygon from Deed Plotter to a Shapefile in ArcViewer troubles

I am creating an easement layer in ArcViewer by using Deed Plotter to create the shape of the easement and then adding the dxf file as a layer in ArcViewer. Then I start an edit session, editing the ...
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What causes large shapefile file size and can you effectively reduce it?

I have a shapefile that contains all counties of Poland in one shapefile. The shapefile is provided by central cartography agency. The file with counties they provide is around 30MB. The same ...
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QGIS Partitioning Regions

I have to polygon shapefile maps in QGIS that cover the same area. One with ~90 polygons (call them regions) and the other with about ~800 polygons (call them zones). I want to add a data column in ...
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Shapefile data not displaying on MapInfo workspace?

I have a number of shapefiles created from ARCMap and would like it displayed in MapInfo (version 10.5) but the polygon is not displayed on the work space. I can view my attributes table by browse ...
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convert .shp to .gpx with selected attributes [duplicate]

I am working with QGIS 2.6/2.8 (1.8 is installed too). Right now I am planning an inventory and want to convert a .shp file to a .gpx including the Column "fid" from the attribute table. Is there a ...
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Problem with QGIS raster interpolation from a point shapefile after duplicating the shapefile

Let me explain a problem I had with QGIS to see if somebody else has experience it. I created a raster from a point shapefile through the Raster-> Interpolation menu with no problems. After that, I ...
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Geotagging photos with Point Shape via Time Stamp

I have waypoints which I marked with a gps device - unfortunatelly no track/route. And I have photos which I took at the same day. Now I want to interpolate the points to line and use this line to ...
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Incorrect Acreage QGIS 2.6.0

I have six polygons, all of (fairly) similar size. The first one is 8 acres, the others are obviously wrong with 120,000 acres, and 106,000 acres and so on. I am calculating with the field calculator, ...
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Loading shape files from a read-only drive

Never had a problem with that, but after updating to ArCGIS 10.3 I cannot load shape files from a read-only drive. The error message says: Error opening feature class FDO error: -1 [nnn.shp] FDO ...
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Update shapefile name with layer name

I had a layer that I split by fields. The resulting files were given a name. I updated the names of the resulting layers in QGIS but have realized that the shapefiles have not been updated accordingly....
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Systematic inaccuracy in QGIS shape area

I’m trying to find out why I get different area figure in QGIS than in AutoCAD when I’m using the same shape file? What I did is I drew a shape in AutoCAD, imported it in QGIS and used the field ...
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Using FME, Is there a way to transfer Metadata from an SDE FeatureClass to a Shapefile (shp.xml)

Is there a way to transfer, using FME, the metadata from an SDE featureclass to a shapefile?
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ITV zone shape file

Where can we get ITV zone shape files for the UK? I need to create filled maps using this data. thanks for your time.
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Representation of precipitation data

I have an excel sheet of precipitation data of each month of some districts. I have also the shapefiles of these districts. How can I represent this data in these shapefiles.
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Trying to split a complex shapefile by australian states

Im trying to work with a 1:1 mill scale shapefile of the geology of Australia. When the whole lot is loaded in to QGIS (over 200,000 polygons) it will freeze and go to slow to work with. Ideally i ...
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Vector Layer Symbology Export?

When programmatically creating / saving a QgsVectorLayer - implementation of the ExportSymbology functionality does not seem to exhibit the implied effects. Does such a command not indicate that the ...
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How can I create a spatially aware multipatch shp-file with autocad map 3d?

I have a dwg-file with 3d buildings. What I need is a multipatch shp-file. The dwg is already georeferenced.
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Batch load multiple shapefiles to Postgis

According to the shp2pgsql help, the options drop, append, create and prepare are mutually exclusive. So, if I want to create a table from a shape and then append multiple other shapefiles, I do ...
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Exporting route from QGIS Roadgraph plugin?

I've created a route with qgis roadgraph plugin, and I want to create a shapefile (line) from this. I've tried with export, and save as .shp, but the new shapefile doesn't show the line!
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Unknown coordinates in Shapefile, projecting doesn't give expected results

I'm reading a Shape file (four files actually, .dbf, .prj, .shp and .shx) containing polygons representing certain areas in my neighborhood. For this I use C# and a library called DotSpatial. I can ...
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Geoserver does not show some shape files using Add Store [closed]

Apologies for this basic question, but I can't find an answer through Google. I am working the geoserver tutorials from Intro to Geoserver via Packt Publishing. I'm trying to add a shape file via ...
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Reconstituting features from E00 format, without ArcGIS

Recently I used OGR to convert an ESRI E00 format file to shapefiles. I am dealing with vector data, many polygon features per file. I was dismayed to find that none of the resulting shapefiles(you ...
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How to add lables/etc with eia shapefiles in R?

I'm trying to create a map of US Shale basins and I'm very new to creating maps. I have downloaded the shapefiles form the eia. I have also, been able to created a basic map with the bases plotted (...
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QGIS Convert SHP to KML keep all attributes [duplicate]

I am trying to convert a SHP to KML in QGIS and want to keep all the attribute fields. As far as I can tell when you do this operation, you can only choose 2 fields (DescriptionField and NameField). ...
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Collecting shapefiles from different users - any rules for quality data/quality control?

Apologies in advance for this very basic question! My company collects market information from forestry projects in an annual survey. This year, we are trying to add a spatial element to our analysis....
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Filter shapefile layer in ArcPad 10.2

I have an ArcPad project that uses several Shapefile layers. How can I filter the features in one of those layers? According to my searches, I can only filter if it is an AXF layer. I'm happy to ...