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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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.
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Preserving attributes during kml2shp conversion in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Looked online and found the two links below on preserving attributes when doing a kml2shp conversion. Thinking there might be a newer better way of accomplishing this using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop? ...
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ArcMap creates unnecessary file types when saving shape file (.cpg .prj, lock, etc.)

When saving shape files, geocoding results or even exporting data in ArcMap, many different files are created. Most of the time when I save a shape file, I want only the shape file and not a .cpg, ...
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Identifying projection for shapefile with unknown coordinate system, no z values and no measures? [duplicate]

I am attempting to create a GIS Project with multiple Brazilian cities. I have been collecting, and am interested in, shapefiles that delineate the neighborhood boundaries of said cities. One city's ...
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Why is it important to ensure that the shapefiles have a spatial reference system when created?

Why is it important to ensure that shapefiles have a spatial reference system when created?
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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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Sending Shapefile to SQL Server 2012?

How can I send a shapefile to an SQL Server table? I have searched and found a tool called ShapetoSQL but I am developing a c# Windows application so I am looking for an Open Source solution.
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Data attributes in Illinois legislative and senate TIGER shapefile [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Illinois Legislative Zip to District Match Data Set I have to download illinois legislative and Senate shapefile from the census bureau. Do I download State Legislative ...
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Why don't shapefiles online contain the coastline (country borders)?

I have searched everywhere and Geofabric has the best packages of shps yet doesn't have the coastline of countries. I'm talking about the line that demarcates a country i suppose they are called ...
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Create an interactive map in java with shapefiles [closed]

How can I Create an interactive map in Netbeans by using a shape file of world map? Which of below options are suitable? OpenLayers, OpenStreepMap, GeoServer and WMP? How can them help me? Thank you. ...
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Converting GeoNames csv file to shapefile?

How can I convert a Geonames csv file (downloaded from http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/) to a ShapeFile?
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How to add .shp file to ArcMap? [closed]

Ive spent the last 12 hours trying to figure out how to use ArcMap. Ive made about 2% progress. I attached the link to the .shp files at the bottom. Ive been exporting .shp files via Pathfinder ...
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How can I use ogrinfo to reach information anout a .shp?

How can I use ogrinfo? where should I write it? In the visual studio's command prompt or somewhere else? Can you make some examples? when I use ogrinfo in the windows or visual studio's command ...
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How to add a field to a shapefile using R

This question is trying to make sense of a post that already exists that looks good, but is failing in practice. The second ranked answer uses the foreign package to read a shapefile attribute table ...
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Combining many individual precipitation shapefiles to show by year in ArcMap?

I have 10 years of each year precipitation in shapefiles and would like to combine them into one to show years in ArcMap layer. Do I need to use the append or union ?
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Batch Conversion software for latitude and longitude into shapefile format [closed]

I have a huge list of latitude and longitude and I want them to be converted into a shapefile format using some batch processing.
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Where can i get Shape Files for AE - U.S. Armed Forces – Europe AP - U.S. Armed Forces – Pacific PR - Puerto Rico? [closed]

I need shape files for these : AE - U.S. Armed Forces – Europe AP - U.S. Armed Forces – Pacific PR - Puerto Rico Where can i find them ?